Month: July 2016

Bunting adds advisory board member

Bunting Magnetics Co. appointed Kevin Bowen to its advisory board. The board meets quarterly to provide insight on the company’s strategic growth plan and initiatives. Bowen brings a wealth of corporate strategic development and manufacturing expertise to the company. His manufacturing career spans more than 40 years, most of which was spent at Coperion K-Tron.… Continued

Emag opens laser welding lab

Emag Llc announced the grand opening of its new Laser Welding Laboratory this past June at its Farmington Hills, Mich., location. The lab offers customers process development and prototyping for laser welding of powertrain components, state-of-the-art equipment, skilled experienced lab personnel and individual consulting for all laser welding needs. The addition of the laboratory allows… Continued

Amada Miyachi opens new headquarters

Amada Miyachi America Inc. celebrated the opening of its new headquarters this past April. The new $13.5 million, 85,000-sq.-ft. facility includes a new technical center with 11 application-specific product demonstration labs, a state-of-the-art training room, a technology showroom as well as a manufacturing facility with a 1,400-sq.-ft. Class 10000 clean room and six customer test… Continued

Lincoln Electric acquires robotic integrator

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. acquired Vizient Mfg. Solutions, a privately held robotic integrator specializing in custom engineered tooling and automated arc welding systems for general and heavy fabrication applications. Vizient is headquartered in Bettendorf, Iowa, and has operations in Brazil. Annual sales are approximately $40 million. The company will help diversify Lincoln’s end market exposure and broaden… Continued

Yaskawa Motoman announces GM, Mexico

Yaskawa Motoman named Germán Villalobos general manager of Yaskawa Mexico. Villalobos will be responsible for the company’s strategic direction and sales growth in Mexico and the operation of Yaskawa’s three facilities located in Mexico. He brings nearly two decades of experience in industrial robotics to the company. Most recently, Villalobos was the head of robotics… Continued

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