Allied Machine & Engineering has purchased Superion, Inc., of Xenia, Ohio. Superion built its reputation as a manufacturer of innovative, special solid carbide and PCD-tipped rotary-cutting tools such as end mills, reamers, drills, and step tools. They are widely recognized as experts in developing customized solutions in specialty tooling. Customer sales and support will continue to be provided by both Allied and Superion, reflecting the strong relationships established by the companies.


BIG KAISER has formed a technical alliance with NASCAR’s Team Penske. As the Official Performance Technical Partner of Team Penske, BIG KAISER will bring its most advanced technology to the team. Under the terms of the new multiyear agreement, BIG KAISER will provide Team Penske with its latest CNC tool holding, presetting and boring equipment. Team Penske recently put the finishing touches on a 2,500-square-foot expansion to its machining department as the team continues to create parts for the racecars produced in its Mooresville, N.C.-based facility. 


Gleason Corporation has acquired KISSsoft AG, located in Bubikon, Switzerland. KISSsoft is a leader in the development of design software for gears and power transmission systems, serving customers globally across a wide spectrum of industries. The existing KISSsoft management team and entire staff will remain intact with an ever-greater focus on serving its customers.


Jet Edge, Inc. has promoted Michael Wheeler to Engineering Manager. Wheeler is responsible for managing all aspects of Jet Edge’s engineering including technical writing, inspection, sales engineering and estimating, research and development and product development. He has been a part of engineering as Jet Edge’s R&D Engineer for more than 10 years. In that role, he moved product designs forward and engineered new products. 






Lumavate LLC has announced that it has raised an additional $2 million in capital, led by Indianapolis-based tech entrepreneur Don Brown. Lumavate will use the funding from this round to scale sales and marketing efforts and increase product development efforts. Lumavate also announced that technology veteran John True has joined the Lumavate Board of Managers.


OMAX Corporation was one of 37 companies to receive the prestigious Tibbetts Award at the White House on January 10. The Tibbetts Award is given to small businesses and individuals by the U.S. Small Business Administration in recognition of innovative research and development of transferrable technology. OMAX received the award for its outstanding technological innovation in the area of micro abrasive waterjet technology, culminating in the MicroMAX JetMachining Center.

Dr. Peter Liu, Sr. Scientist at OMAX and creator of the MicroMAX abrasive waterjet, was at the ceremony in Washington, D.C., to receive the award for the company. The MicroMAX is the industry's most precise abrasive waterjet with a positioning accuracy of less than five microns. 


Sandvik Coromant and Don Schumacher Racing are pleased to announce the opening of a unique project and training site in Brownsburg, Ind. The site will be a collaborative hub with a focus on automotive engineering projects and customized training for Sandvik Coromant customers.

Located inside NHRA’s Don Schumacher Racing’s headquarters, the new site will be one of three major U.S. sites for Sandvik Coromant. With a full-time project engineer specializing in automotive process engineering and dedicated machines, the site will serve as a major hub for customer engineering projects, as well as basic and advanced training. Similar to the other major sites in Fair Lawn, N.J., and Schaumburg, Ill., the new site will host general metalcutting knowledge classes, but will also focus on specialized and customized automotive training.


Registration is now open for the 2017 Third Wave Systems International Users Conference, May 16-18, in Indianapolis, Ind. (http://www.thirdwavesys.com/events/). The conference heads to Indy this year to bring together the very best in machining and machining analysis from the top aerospace, automotive, medical and cutting tool companies, as well as members of their own engineering team. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is one of the world’s most legendary sports venues and during the TWS Users Conference attendees will have the opportunity to watch the drivers practicing for the Indy 500 during the offsite networking reception on May 17. 


Western Gage Corporation is pleased to announce that they have been granted ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). The achievement of A2LA accreditation demonstrates an organization’s competence to manage and perform the activities defined by its Scope of Accreditation (A2LA Certificate # 4174.01). For Western Gage, these activities include calibration of Plain Ring & Plug Gages, Length Gages, Air Gage Readouts, Air Gaging Systems and Magnification Orifice Kits.