Production Machining

AUG 2018

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Heller US Appoints President and CEO Heller Group has appointed Ken- neth Goodin as the president and CEO of Heller U.S. upon the retirement of Keith Vandenkieboom. Mr. Goodin joined Heller in January this year as vice president of program management. He brings experience in the machine tool industry to this assignment, as he has held positions of global director at Apex Tool and president/CEO at Dalian Ingersoll Machine Tools Co. Manfred Maier, Heller Group COO Heller GmbH, says, "The new appointment will assure a smooth transition and seamless continuation of Heller policies and opera- tions in the NAFTA market." :: Heller Machine Tools 248-288-5000, :: Robotics Award is Presented to Executive The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) presented to Esben Oestergaard with the Engelberger Robotics Award. Mr. Oester- gaard, co-founder and chief technology of- ficer (CTO) of Universal Robots, spearheads the company's development of collabora- tive robot arms, representing one of the most significant technology breakthroughs coming out of the robotics community in decades. The Engelberger Awards Dinner and Ceremony was held on June 20, at the Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany, as part of Automatica and the International Sympo- sium on Robotics. President of RIA, Jeff Burnstein, calls the Universal Robots CTO a visionary in defining a new category of robotics. "His work in the field of collaborative robot applications has allowed robots to enter previously unthinkable sectors in about every industry," Mr. Burnstein says. "Esben Oestergaard's emphasis on robots that work side-by-side with people and are easy to use has created interest among many small and medium sized companies that never considered robots before. In a world that is increasingly characterized by people and robots working together, Esben's pioneering technology advances play a pivotal role." :: Universal Robots A/S 458-993-8989, :: Partnership Celebrates 40th Anniversary This year marks the 40th anniversary of Tsugami/Rem Sales, the North American importer of Precision Tsugami machine tools. In 1978, Tsugami and Rem Sales began a partnership with Rem Sales as the exclusive source for Precision Tsugami CNC machine tools across North America. Tsu- gami/Rem Sales, a division of Morris Group Inc., provides machine tools and engineering expertise through a network of authorized distributors and two technical centers. As an additional part of the Tsugami/ Rem Sales 40th anniversary celebra- tion, the website,, has been updated with a machine database and also includes a resources section with news, events, customer testimonials, videos and a services tab. :: Morris Group Inc. 860-687-3475, :: Tsugami/Rem Sales, LLC 860-687-3400, :: New Cleaning Workshop Offers Hands-On Activities The first Product Quality Cleaning Work- shops (PQCW) at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, May 16-17. included manufacturers in the areas of automotive, optics, medical and metal finishing as well as developers of cleaning chemistries, cleaning equipment and tech- niques for surface analysis. The workshop offered presentations, hands-on exercises and demonstrations of cleaning and surface monitoring techniques. Attendees had the opportunity to see aqueous and solvent cleaning approaches in a non-commercial atmosphere as well as the opportunity to evaluate the benefits and limitations of all cleaning approaches. The next PQCW is planned for 2020. :: Sam Houston State University 936-294-1529 Collaboration Provides Platform Viewing Functionality has formed a collaboration with Autodesk Inc., making visualization and procurement even easier. Orderfox .com is continuously focused on providing members a more efficient way to conduct daily business. commu- nity members now have an even greater benefit—the integration of the Autodesk Forge platform viewing functionality. The Viewer now provides community members the ability to view and process potential business opportunities without additional software installed. The Fusion 360, Inventor and AutoCAD applications are supplemented with plugins, allowing the user to interact, re- search and advertise CNC jobs directly on, finding the right resources or production partners. makes finding the right production partners, procurement and advertisement of jobs even easier for its community members. Also, having ac- cess to the benefits of the platform directly through Fusion 360, Inventor and AutoCAD, provides signifi- cant benefits, functionality and ease of use that is key to continued efficiencies in business for all users of and Autodesk. :: Autodesk Inc. 877-335-2261, :: NEWS 12 PRODUCTION MACHINING :: AUGUST 2018

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