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FFG’s Jimmy Chu Comments on Acquisitions Strategy

On September 12, we sat down with Jimmy Chu, chairman and founder of Fair Friend Group (FFG). While some North Americans may be unfamiliar with the company, Chu has acquired his way to building FFG into one of the world’s leading machine tool concer...


Commerce Secretary Highlights 3-Pronged U.S. Advantage

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered a message of optimism for manufacturing during the well-attended International Manufacturing Technology Show earlier this month.


Wearing IMTS Like a Badge of Honor

Throughout my week at this larger-than-life event, from hall to hall, I witnessed several attendees and exhibitors alike announcing how many IMTS events they’ve attended.


7 Impressions of IMTS 2016

Things changed this year. New technologies and a new generation were prominent, and together they are helping to take this show into its next era.


Technology Tuesday: A Closer Look at IMTS 2016

Yesterday I blogged about IMTS, providing an overarching summary of the manufacturing technologies featured there. Today, being Technology Tuesday, I thought I’d share a few snapshots from the show floor.


‘The Future of Manufacturing is Now.’

Coming off six days at IMTS, plus a weekend, I’m still absorbing all that I observed while walking the miles and miles of aisles at McCormick Place in Chicago.


IMTS 2016 Succeeds in Quantity and Quality

IMTS 2014 was a tough act to follow, yet this year’s show succeeded again, both in terms of quantity and quality.


Data-Driven Manufacturing Is Driving Mazak

The Mazak SmartBox provides cyber security to give factory owners and IT departments confidence to digitally integrate their manufacturing operations.


Somma Highlights its ‘Forte’ at First-Time Exhibit

This broach tool manufacturer makes and stocks standard size hex and square broach tools made from Forte material instead of basic M2 high speed steel, resulting in very good wear resistance for longer tool life.


Why You Should Be Excited about a Boring App

Big Kaiser’s new line of EWD Evo digital boring heads is designed to make a machine operator’s life easier. This you can see for yourself in the company’s Booth W-1600, as units are synced with a smartphone/tablet app developed to enhance user frien...


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