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OTC Daihen names new president, CEO

OTC Daihen Inc. promoted Shinsuke “Luke” Kadota to president and CEO. Kadota replaces Masanobu Uchida who is becoming executive managing director of Kyuhen Co. Inc., a subsidiary of Daihen Corp. “I am excited to return to North America to continue the introduction, delivery and support of Daihen exclusive technology to our manufacturing customers as they leverage it in… Continued

OTC Daihen expands robot line

OTC Daihen Inc. added the FD-V100 to its robot line. With expanded payload and reach, this FD-series robot is well-equipped for general-purpose applications, including material handling, part finishing, dispensing and machine load/unload, and weldment handling plus positioning. It features good repeatability, a small footprint and slim arm, and high speed. Other features include intuitive operation… Continued

CenterLine appoints sales and marketing VP

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd. appointed Phil Campbell VP of global sales and marketing. Campbell will continue to support the CenterLine sales organization and clientele while collaborating with CenterLine global affiliates to grow their business with global customers in their respective international regions. Campbell joined the company in 2007 and has 33 years of sales and sales… Continued

Universal Robots expands class offerings

Universal Robots (UR) launched a network of Authorized Training Centers that expands on the company’s online training. Hands-on classes teach core and advanced programming skills to cobot users regardless of robotics experience or backgrounds using certified trainers hosted by UR and its global channel partners. Classes provide opportunities for practice in real-life applications. Three centers… Continued

Coldwater hires regional account manager

Coldwater Machine Co. appointed Larry Sutton regional account manager for Michigan and Canada. Sutton will represent the company’s powertrain and automotive body structures sub-assembly line to Tier accounts. Serving as an account manager to OEM and Tier 1 automotive suppliers for more than 25 years, Sutton brings extensive knowledge of the industry and assembly technologies… Continued

ATTC offers new guarantee

Backed by 79 years of experience, American Torch Tip Co. (ATTC) announced its “The American Way” Guarantee. This guarantee is a pillar that upholds the company’s mission in creating a better experience to its customers and users of its equipment. It’s an assurance that the company will deliver the greatest possible product performance, only ship products… Continued

Abicor Binzel and Novarc and reveal global partnership

Novarc Technologies entered an exclusive global partnership with Abicor Binzel to market its Spool Welding Robot (SWR) equipped with Abicor’s welding torches and seam tracking sensors on a global level. Through this partnership, Novarc will have access to Abicor’s global sales and marketing network, consisting of 35 subsidiaries, and will have the benefit of the… Continued

HIWT announces TIG welding aerospace course

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT) added a Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Aerospace (GTA110) course. Designed by a group with more than 30 years of combined aerospace welding experience, the 70-hour course develops the skills necessary for entrance into the aerospace industry.  During the course, students work with typical materials, weld joint configurations and tools… Continued

Lincoln Electric and NC3 partner to raise education standards

The Lincoln Electric Co. is raising welding education standards through a partnership with the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), a nonprofit network of education providers and corporations focused on bridging the gap between education and industry workforce needs. The partnership gives NC3 the authorization to administer Lincoln Electric’s Education Partnerships Schools (LEEPS) program and… Continued

Lincoln Electric acquires Baker Industries

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. acquired Baker Industries Inc., a Detroit-based provider of custom tooling, parts and fixtures primarily serving the automotive and aerospace markets. Baker has extensive in-house design and manufacturing capabilities, including machining, fabricating, assembly and additive manufacturing. The company will complement Lincoln Electric’s automation portfolio and its new metal additive manufacturing service business that… Continued

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