ABB offers tools to get back to work

ABB Robotics & Discrete Automation launched a package of digital solutions and virtual and field service support initiatives to help businesses restart production lines that may have been idle for weeks or months during the COVID-19 pandemic. The offer includes several digital tools to help customers optimize processes and be more proactive in maintenance activities,… Continued

Fronius Japan names managing director

Fronius Int’l announced Motoaki Suzuki is the new managing director of Fronius Japan. Suzuki took over as the head of the Fronius subsidiary in Japan at the beginning of April. With a 29-year career in the welding sector, including previous managing director of Lincoln Electric Japan, he is a true industry expert. In addition to… Continued

Hypertherm announces grant winners

Hypertherm announced the recipients of its 2020 Spark Something Great educational grant. The grant program, now in its sixth year, places plasma technology into schools. Grant recipients were selected from a record pool of 257 applicants representing high schools, vocational schools and colleges from the United States and Canada. Each of the 12 winning schools… Continued

Amada Weld Tech launches new website

Amada Weld Tech launched its all-new website. Timed to coincide with the company’s name change, the visually appealing, user friendly and intuitive interface makes it easier to find information on the company’s manufacturing technology solutions. Improved navigation offers visitors a choice of paths via Applications, Industries or Products. Key functionality includes the ability to filter… Continued

Coherent appoints CEO

Coherent Inc. named Andreas “Andy” W. Mattes president and CEO and a member of the board of directors. The company also appointed Mark Sobey, a 13-year senior executive of the company, as executive vice president and COO. “We are delighted to welcome Andy Mattes as Coherent’s new CEO, ushering in an exciting new chapter of… Continued

Lincoln Electric announces retirement

The Lincoln Electric Co. announced the retirement of George D. Blankenship, executive vice president and president Americas Welding segment. Blankenship joined Lincoln Electric in 1985 as an engineering trainee and held various engineering and product development management positions until 2009, when he was promoted to senior vice president and president North America. In 2016, he… Continued

Kemppi receives Red Dot award

Kemppi was recognized at the 2020 Red Dot Awards for two product designs in welding equipment, the MasterTig welding equipment and Flexlite welding torch. The products showcase the added value of modularity and enhanced user experience arising from comprehensive design principles. “In welding equipment, creating a good and innovative design goes far beneath the surface,” said Omkar… Continued

Wire Wizard offer modular training

Wire Wizard offer modular training Wire Wizard Welding Products announced online registration is open for its Wizard Tech Modular Training Program to learn about new products, tools and techniques to solve tough welding challenges. This comprehensive online training system includes a series of training modules that cover everything from wire dispensing basics to optimizing equipment for… Continued

PMA elects board chairman

The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) elected Troy Turnbull, president and CEO of Grandville, Mich.-based Industrial Innovations Inc., as 2020 chairman of the PMA board of directors. “My top priority is to work with PMA President David Klotz and his staff to help our members navigate through this uncertain time,” Turnbull said. “PMA has been doing… Continued

Lincoln Electric’s white paper on wire-based AM

A new white paper from The Lincoln Electric Co. examines how wire arc additive manufacturing is providing aerospace, automotive, heavy industry, oil and gas, and other industrial equipment manufacturers with new ways to overcome production challenges. The paper, Addressing Production Challenges and Go-to-Market Limitations with Established Additive Manufacturing Service Providers, examines how the process can help… Continued

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