Production Machining

JUL 2018

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Business Hall of Fame Inducts Mazak Executive Brian Papke, chairman of manufacturing technology leader Mazak Corp., has been inducted into the Northern Kentucky Business Hall of Fame. He accepted the award in April at the Metropolitan Club in Covington, Kentucky, where he credited Mazak's customers and its employees for the company's decades of success. Under Mr. Papke's direction, Mazak has strived to give back to its customers and the manufacturing industry through its contributions to the state's economic growth and its establishment of a success- ful model for manufacturing excellence. He also oversaw the Kentucky plant as it became an 800,000-square-foot campus and significant regional employer. Today, the Kentucky facility serves as a proof of concept for the Mazak iSMART Factory model in addition to acting as the staging ground for full, five-axis multitasking and hybrid multitasking machines. :: Mazak Corp. 800-231-1456, :: Company Celebrates 60th Anniversary This year, Methods Machine Tools Inc. is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Founded in November of 1958, with three employ- ees and a few refurbished machines, the company has grown into one of the largest high precision machine tool suppliers in North America. Methods today has roughly 350 employees, eight sales and technology centers and more than 35,000 machines installed throughout North America, rang- ing from EDM machines to five-axis CNC machining centers to robotics, automation and 3D printing equipment. "We are excited to celebrate our 60th anniversary milestone," says Jerry Rex, president and CEO of Methods. "Our dedi- cated, experienced team, together with our powerful partnerships, have provided us a strong foundation for serving our custom- ers. We are proud of our heritage and are looking forward to further expand our leading technology solutions in machine tools and automation, including the most proficient ways to apply and support them." To commemorate its impressive an- niversary milestone, Methods will be hosting open houses, holding technology events and introducing new product lines throughout the year. :: Methods Machine Tools Inc. 978-443-5388, :: Heimatec Now Sells Swiss Turning Products Heimatec Inc. is selling products from Tecnicrafts Industries, a manufacturer of collets and guide bushings for Swiss-type CNC lathes. Tecnicrafts' manufacturing plant is in South India with machine tools and 115 technicians. Tecnicrafts' collets and guide bushings are exclusively used for Swiss turn- ing applications on Citizen-Cincom, Tsugami, Star, Tornos, Hanwha, Traub, Hardinge, Manurhin-Kmx, Miyano, Nomura and other machine brands and are recognized and ac- cepted by customers in Europe and Asia. :: Heimatec Inc. 847-749-0633, :: New Anca Group CEO Announced Dr. Christopher Hegarty was appointed the Anca Group CEO, succeeding Grant Ander- son. After eight years in the role at Anca, Mr. Anderson will retire at the end of June. Dr. Hegarty joined the Anca Group from Switzerland in July 2017 as the engineering manager of CNC machines and has more recently been appointed to general manager of that division. :: ANCA Pty. Ltd. 613-975-18200, QVI Breaks Ground on New Building Quality Vision International (QVI), the Rochester, New York based manufac- turer of precision optical measurement systems, broke ground on May 9, on a 16,000-square-foot-manufacturing building on its Hudson Avenue campus. Construction of the building marks the last phase of a five-year, 37,000-square-foot expansion of the company's engineering and manufacturing headquarters. Beginning in 2014, the company added 12,500 square feet to its assembly build- ing, followed by a 4,200-square-foot addition to its south machine shop and a 4,000-square-foot addition to its Customer Center showroom. Properties were acquired along Herald Street to provide land for buildings and parking. The Hudson Avenue campus occupies more than 275,000 square feet of manufacturing space and employs more than 300 full-time staff. "This additional capacity is a vital step forward, as we continue serving our growing base of global manufacturing customers," says R. Stephen Flynn, senior vice president of QVI. "This new space will allow us to build large and more sophis- ticated measurement systems that our customers need to improve their produc- tion processes." :: Quality Vision International Inc. 585-544-0450, NEWS 12 PRODUCTION MACHINING :: JULY 2018

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