Industry News of Note: April 2019
EDM maker starts a new chapter in Ohio, Tornos to host a grand opening in Chicago and other industry news.
Ed Beaumont has returned as president of Beaumont Machine, a manufacturer of EDMs and EDM consumables, as the company relocates to a new facility in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area.
“We needed a fresh start, and we were committed to making it happen on every level—from our physical location to the machine offerings to the markets served and more,” Mr. Beaumont says.
He goes on: “I started the company over 25 years ago, had success in the aerospace industry here in Cincinnati and elsewhere. After five years of semi-retirement, I returned to run the company with three goals in mind: I wanted to relocate the business to a larger facility; expand the machine line to offer more companies the benefits of our unique designs; and lastly, grow our consumables business, a key to long-term relationships with EDM customers.” Read more.
Here is some other industry news to note:
- Tornos US to Host Grand Opening of Chicago Customer Center – Recently appointed President Daniel Maerklin invites guests nationwide to see the center and partake in seminars and a preview of the new 7-mm SwissNano machine May 1-2.
- SmartCAMcnc Offers Software Under New Subscription Model – Because the high cost of a perpetual-use license is often an impediment to shops, the company is adopting the increasingly common annual subscription model, which lowers the entry cost for its CAM software.
- United Grinding Plans for May Grinding Symposium in Switzerland – In 16 talks, experts will discuss current and future developments in the grinding machine and production industries May 8-10.
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