Manufacturing News of Note: April 2017
Sandvik Coromant opens a special automotive engineering project and training site, Stratasys launches an additive manufacturing consulting service, and other industry news.
Photo courtesty of Sandvik Coromant.
Don Schumacher Racing and Sandvik Coromant have opened a project and training site in Brownsburg, Indiana. The site will be a collaborative hub with a focus on automotive engineering projects and customized training for Sandvik Coromant customers.
Located inside National Hot Rod Association’s Don Schumacher Racing headquarters, the site will be one of three major Sandvik Coromant sites in the United States. With a full-time project engineer specializing in automotive process engineering and dedicated machines, the site is intended to serve as a hub for customer engineering projects as well as basic and advanced training. Similar to the other sites in Fair Lawn, New Jersey and Schaumburg, Illinois, the new site will host general metalcutting knowledge classes, but will also focus on specialized and customized automotive training.
Here is more news to note:
- DMG MORI Enters Educational Partnership with Oregon Community College – Chemekata Community College is said to be one of five regional education centers of excellence recognized by DMG MORI.
- Control Micro Systems Reports Advances in Polymer Welding for Medical Devices – Specifically, the company says that longer-wavelength lasers can now effectively weld clear polymer parts.
- Mitutoyo America Announces Organizational Changes – The president’s move to the company’s European branch has prompted two executive-level promotions.
- Stratasys Launches Additive Manufacturing Consulting Service – The Expert Services Group is intended to provide a range of services for manufacturers wanting to evaluate and implement additive manufacturing into their work.
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