Rick Ahaus, Chairman of the Board of Ahaus Tool and Engineering, Inc., was recently awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Mike Pence of Indiana. Ahaus, a 50-year employee of the company and former president, was awarded the honor by his son, Kevin, and State Senator Jeff Raatz. The Sagamore of the Wabash is an honorary award created by former Indiana Governor Ralph Gates. It is a personal tribute given to those who have rendered distinguished service to the state or to the governor.


Coherent has added ROFIN-SINAR Technologies to the Coherent family. With the addition of ROFIN, ROFIN Rasant-Alcotec, ROFIN-Lasag, DILAS, Nufern, Corelase, ES Technology, Lee Laser, Nanjing Eastern Laser Co., Optoskand, PMB Elektronik, and PRC Laser (all ROFIN brands), they have created the world’s largest laser company, with more than 5,000 employees and 20,000 customers. From components and accessories to scientific and commercial laser sources, to cutting-edge manufacturing tools, they are poised to lead the industry with the broadest portfolio of innovative photonics solutions.


Comau has signed a global cooperation agreement with Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.a. The companies will join forces to pursue the development and marketing of solutions for predictive maintenance, that are based on modular hardware and software and designed to acquire and analyze field data. 


Dukane continues its commitment to international expansion with the launch of a new Technical Center at Santiago de Querétaro, QRO, Mexico. Strategically located in the center of Mexico, this new center will allow Dukane to provide cost-effective plastic welding solutions, instant customer service and expedited delivery to customers in Latin American countries.


Jet Edge, Inc. announced that its longtime U.K. distributor Aquablast Ltd. has installed a Jet Edge EDGE X-5® 5-axis waterjet cutting system at its headquarters in Beccles, Suffolk, United Kingdom. Aquablast will showcase waterjet cutting capabilities to prospective customers from the U.K. and Europe and will provide waterjet operation and maintenance training for companies that want to add this technology to their business model.


Mastercam and Emuge Corporation have established a partnership. CNC Software, Inc. made the announcement and noted that the companies will share technical data and best practices on machining applications and programs, participate in joint seminars and training events at each other’s technology centers, and collaborate to develop and promote advanced, high productivity machining solutions for North American manufacturing professionals. 


CNC Software, Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of Mastercam India Pvt. Ltd. This new organization is based in Pune, India, and will maintain a presence throughout India, the Middle East, and surrounding regions. Vineet Seth, Managing Director, Mastercam India, commented that his new organization is comprised of a highly experienced, well-established team of professionals from sales, marketing, technical, and channel expertise gained in the Indian CAM market over many years. The new team will increase Mastercam’s overall staffing levels in India to more than 100 people.



Sandvik Coromant has become a DMG MORI Premium Partner. As a DMG MORI Premium Partner, Sandvik Coromant will work with the machine tool builder on a wide-range of initiatives, including R&D and engineering, open house events, trade show appearances, technical seminars, website collaboration, and the DMG MORI Journal. 



Samputensili and Star SU announce the recent appointment of Dr. Ing. Deniz Sari to the newly created position of Gear Technology Manager for Samputensili and its joint-venture Star SU. In his new role of Gear Technology Manager, he will be responsible for supporting the international sales structure by developing solutions, systems and synergies across the company, and helping to establish seamless consumer experiences worldwide. After an extensive training of several months in Italy at Samputensili, Deniz will move to the headquarters of Star SU, located in Hoffman Estates, Chicago, Ill. 


TRUMPF has opened a technology and laser center in Silicon Valley. The location in Santa Clara, Calif., puts the laboratory close to key customers and partners from a wide range of industries, in particular companies from the consumer electronics and e-mobility sectors. The Santa Clara application laboratory is equipped with cutting-edge technology, including continuous wave (CW) lasers, short and ultra-short pulsed lasers, and the very latest beam sources and generators. It joins the other U.S. application laboratories TRUMPF has located in Detroit, Mich., and Farmington, Conn., further boosting the company’s ability to offer specialized expertise to customers on a local level.