The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME, will designate 3D Systems’ first 3D printer, the SLA-1, a Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark and honor Chuck Hull the inventor of 3D printing.

Acme Manufacturing Company has announced the hiring of Dan Sula, MScEng, as director of engineering. He has more than 30 years of experience and success in manufacturing engineering, flexible robotic solutions and developing automation initiatives for various manufacturing operations.

In addition, Acme has received the Presidential “E STAR” Award For Continued Export Success. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented the award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The President’s “E Star” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.

GTI Spindle Technology headquartered in Manchester, N.H., is proud to announce that their newly opened North Carolina facility is now fully operational. The state-of-the-art facility is now staffed with industry leading technicians who are capable of repairing and rebuilding the highest precision spindles including those made by Makino, Mazak, Kessler, Gamfior, Enshu and OKK.

Koepfer America has sponsored a group of North American gear manufacturers for the 2016 Gear Technology Tour. The trip, which took place April 11-19, 2016, focused on the latest technologies for gear hobbing, shaping, and grinding that are developing in Germany and Italy. The group comprised key members from the industry’s leading gear manufacturers who benefited from personally visiting several original equipment manufacturers, tool manufacturers, as well as gear manufacturers.

Koepfer America has also completed Gear School 2016, known formally as the Fundamentals of Parallel Axis Gear Manufacturing seminar. Held in May 2016, the three-day course covered information on the gear manufacturing industry. 

KOMET of America is pleased to announce that KOMET SERVICE® Partner Cutting Tool Engineers has attained ISO 9001:2008 certification. All KOMET SERVICE® Partners are currently working to obtain ISO 9001:2008 certification and Cutting Tool Engineers is the seventh Partner to have completed the certification.