Acme Manufacturing Company, manufacturer of integrated robotic automation for super finishing systems, was awarded FANUC Corporation’s 2015 prestigious Global Partner of the Year “Grand Award” in Tokyo, Japan, on Dec. 3, 2015. More than 1,200 integrators were considered for the award which was presented to Fritz Carlson, Acme President, by Dr. Y. Inaba, President and CEO of FANUC Corp.

DMG MORI USA has acquired Iowa machine tool distributor, Erickson Machine Tools in Story City, Iowa. The DMG MORI – Iowa Technology Center will serve as a direct sales and service location to the Iowa/Nebraska market for DMG MORI.

Gleason Corporation has acquired the gear cutting tools business from Hurth Infer Indústria de Máquinas e Ferramentas Ltda. (“Hurth Infer”), located in Sorocaba, Brazil. The gear cutting tools business newly named Gleason Indústria de Ferramentas Ltda. includes shaving cutters, shaper cutters and chamfering and deburring tools accompanied by tool sharpening services for such products.  

GTI Spindle Technology, Manchester, N.H., will be opening a new state-of-the-art spindle repair facility in Raleigh, N.C. The 5,000-sq.-ft. facility will provide full service spindle rebuild and repair. 

KOMET of America, is pleased to announce that KOMET SERVICE® Partner Ekstrom Carlson of Rockford, Ill., has attained ISO 9001:2008 certification. All KOMET SERVICE® Partners are currently working to obtain ISO 9001:2008 certification and Ekstrom Carlson is the sixth partner to have completed the certification. 

Methods Machine Tools, Inc., announces that one of its Mechanical Engineers, Brittany Speroni, has been named a 2015 recipient of Manufacturing Engineering magazine’s 30 Under 30 awards in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). A total of 30 young manufacturing professionals from across the country were chosen for their exceptional talent and leadership in STEM. 

In addition, Methods recently appointed Peter S. Jung to the position of Marketing Manager. He will be responsible for Methods’ branding, content direction, development and production for Methods’ corporate and partner brands.

Methods has named Benjamin Fisk to the position of  General Manager, 3D Additive Manufacturing. He will be heading up “Methods 3D.”  Methods has also promoted Robert Nakash to the position of General Manager to head up Methods’ operations in Phoenix, Ariz. 

Quality Vision International (QVI®) has formed a partnership with the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) to outfit a new Metrology Lab in the University’s Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering & Technology department in the College of Applied Science & Technology. QVI donated three pieces of equipment to the lab, which formally opened on Dec. 2, 2015. 

Following successful certification for automotive manufacturing quality from International Automotive Task Force, Saint-Gobain, producers of NORGLIDE® Bearings, has announced that its new Bekashi Plant in Jakarta, Indonesia, has moved into full production. 

Star SU has appointed Dave Rydberg as Gear Tool Technology Engineer for its Cutting Tool division. In his new role, he will join the Star SU engineering team in continued development of gear tool applications, tool design, manufacturing and advanced engineering.