Taiwanese EDM builder Accutex Technologies received the 2011 “Machinery Industry Contribution Award” from the Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineers in December. (In North America, Accutex products are available from Accutex EDM, a division of Mason, Ohio-based Absolute Machine Tools).
The award is given according to five criteria: improvement in production methods or procedures; emphasis in research and development; aggressiveness in new product development; improvement in quality assurance; and higher achievement in industry promotion.
The company attributes this recognition to a core technical team of people with mastery of key technologies, including CNC controls, power discharging, machine design and IC design. Many in this group hail from the ITRI, a government-run university that focuses on research and development as well as educating new engineers.