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Fastems Appoints New CEO

The Board of Directors of intelligent factory automation solutions provider Fastems Oy Ab has appointed Mikko Nyman, M.Sc. (Econ.), as its new CEO. The former CEO, Tomas Hedenborg, will continue as an advisor to the Board of Directors, as well as support Nyman in his new role until the end of the 2019. Nyman has worked at Fastems as a Business Unit Vice President since the beginning of 2017 and as Deputy CEO since the fall of 2018. Prior to those posts, he was Fastems' CFO since 2014. Before joining Fastems, he worked in financial managemen...

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Robots' Digital Modes Fuel Enhanced Flexibility

KUKA recently unveiled the next generation of its KR QUANTEC series of robots. "Building on its predecessor's ability to deliver optimal performance and precision for applications across virtually all market segments, the new line of KR QUANTECs mixes a slimmer modular system with optional digital motion modes to deliver enhanced versatility, cost-efficiency and availability," said a company spokesperson. From medical to foundry and cold room applications, the KR QUANTEC portfolio offers a wide variety of standard and special vari...

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Mahr Inc. Opens Southeast Regional Customer Center in Greenville, SC

 Mahr Inc., a global manufacturer of precision measurement equipment used for dimensional metrology, has opened a new Southeast Regional Customer Center. Located in Greenville, SC., the newly-constructed 5,500 sq. ft. facility features an open design with extensive use of interior glass, and includes a technical demonstration area, training and office spaces. "Customers will be able to see and operate a wide variety of products from the Mahr portfolio, including surface, contour, form, precision length, length systems and pr...

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GibbsCAM Reseller CAMCO Expands to Serve Greater Northeast

CAMCO ne will be expanding its territory as a GibbsCAM Reseller to now include New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia. CAMCO acquired the new territory by merging with AB Technologies and has welcomed Mike Raab as a CAMCO Sales Engineer. "We are excited about the new opportunities that CAMCO has after consolidating with AB Technologies. By streamlining our business and focusing on our strengths, CAMCO is in a better position to serve our customers from Maine to Virginia," said Bart Ehlers, Owner and ...

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BLM GROUP USA Announces New Regional Sales Manager

BLM GROUP USA has appointed Cody Anderson as Regional Sales Manager, Central U.S. In his new role, Anderson will direct BLM GROUP USA sales efforts in Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa and Missouri, for its complete line of laser tube cutting systems, benders and machining equipment. Anderson brings 22+ years' experience from the fabrication and metalworking industries. Prior to joining BLM GROUP USA, he was most recently corporate processing sales with Norfolk Iron and Metal. For more information contact: BLM GROUP U...

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Advanced Turning and Milling Facility for Gear Blank Production

Forest City Gear has expanded its turning and milling operations with a facility designed to improve lead times and quality for the production of precision gear blanks. The 8,500 sq. ft. facility is in close proximity to Forest City Gear's main facility in Roscoe, IL, and now dedicated almost solely to the precision turning and milling operations needed to produce precision gear blanks. "That is very good news for Forest City Gear customers," said Forest City Gear Turning and Milling Supervisor Mike Miller. "This gives us com...

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