News of Note: October 2018
The NTMA appoints a new president, Röhm acquires Master WorkHolding, Renishaw opens new demo center and more industry news.
“With Master WorkHolding joining the Röhm team, we will be able to deliver even more comprehensive workholding and automation solutions,” says Matthew Mayer, CEO of Röhm Products of America. “Both companies have prioritized helping manufacturers obtain quality solutions that maximize productivity and throughput, and this acquisition will make it even easier for our customers to obtain the highest levels of efficiency in turning, milling, grinding and robotic applications.”
Established in North Carolina in 1988, Master WorkHolding has specialized in the design and manufacture of custom prismatic workholding for manufacturers across the continent and around the world. Following the acquisition, the company will serve as Röhm’s North American manufacturing entity and provide the company with prismatic clamping fixtures. Read More.
Here is some more news of note:
- NTMA Appoints Dean Bartles President – The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) recently announced the appointment of Dean Bartles as its new president.
- FlexArm Breaks Ground on Headquarters – The company broke ground on its 53,000-square-foot Wapakoneta, Ohio, headquarters on September 17.
- Methods Machine Tools Partners with Niigata – Methods has entered into an agreement to represent Niigata Machine Techno USA throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.
- Renishaw Opens Additive Manufacturing Demo Center in California – Situated within Ibex Engineering’s headquarters, the center allows visitors to explore, interact with and use Renishaw’s latest metal additive manufacturing (AM) systems.
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