Manufacturing News of Note: August 2018
Shop tours during IMTS, a pre-show tool grinding contest and other industry news.
Bourn & Koch is inviting the manufacturing community to a “Made in America” open house at its Rockford, Illinois, headquarters Wednesday, September 12, and Friday, September 14. Tours will take place at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on both days, including a display of original prints from Blanchard, Fellows, Springfield, DeVlieg, Bullard, Barber Coleman and other classic machine tool companies. Factory tours also include the 130,000-square-foot shop floor where the company remanufactures machine tools and builds Springfield vertical grinders, Blanchard rotary grinders, Bourn & Koch gear hobbers, Fellows shapers and DeVlieg milling machines. A redesigned and reengineered Blanchard 22AD-42 rotary surface grinder will be highlighted. The company is located in Rockford’s industrial zone, which is approximately 90 miles from McCormick Place, the location of IMTS 2018. For those who cannot attend the open house during IMTS, other tour dates are available by appointment. Learn more.
Here is some more news to note:
- Tool Grinders Encouraged to Enter ANCA's Tool of the Year Contest for Recognition at IMTS – ANCA’s Tool of the Year content is accepting online entries until August 20 for tools ground using ANCA machines. Finalists will be recognized at IMTS 2018.
- NIMS Launches Program to Speed Up Inspection Credentialing – NIMS has launched the pilot of a NIMS Inspector Credential program that will expedite the process of earning credentials without having the normal month-long turnaround time.
- Orderfox.com Launches Machinery Exchange Feature – Orderfox.com’s Machinery Exchange feature enables members to research, advertise or buy CNC metalcutting or woodworking machines from the free online platform.
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