The Charlotte-Mecklenburg public school system in North Carolina officially dedicated the new $200,000 Bosch Rexroth Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center at the Olympic Community of Schools in Southwest Charlotte, on the first day of NC Advanced Manufacturing and STEM Career Awareness Week. The new 2,839 sq. ft. center was initiated by a founding grant of $80,000 by Bosch Rexroth Corporation and the Bosch Community Fund.

Jet Edge, Inc. was honored April 9 with a second I-94 West Chamber of Commerce Manufacturing Excellence Award. The award recognizes Jet Edge’s sound business practices, utilization of industry systems and leadership in its field. Jet Edge received the Chamber’s inaugural Manufacturing Excellence Award in 2012.
KAISER Precision Tooling Ltd has determined to strengthen its partnership with its long-term partner, BIG Daishowa Seiki Co Ltd of Japan, and agreed to become a company of the BIG Daishowa group as of April 15, 2015. The two companies have had a close technology and distribution partnership since 1980. Executive management will remain in place following the transaction, with Peter Elmer as CEO leading European operations, and CEO Chris Kaiser overseeing North American operations. 

Cincinnati-based KOMET SERVICE® Partner, Tri-State Tool Grinding, and KOMET of America, are pleased to announce that Tri-State Tool Grinding has attained ISO 9001:2008 certification. 

A new “Tilted Wave Interferometer” technology from Mahr for the optical measurement and analysis of aspheric lenses and freeform surfaces has been nominated for a 2015 PRISM Award of the SPIE (International Society for Optics and Photonics) and Photonics Media. This highly regarded prize is also referred to as the “Photonics Oscar.”

Torsten Buchwald is the new Chief Executive Officer and President of MAPAL Inc. in the U.S.  Production at the two branch facilities in Port Huron, Mich., and Fountain Inn, S.C., focuses on PCD and carbide tools. MAPAL tool solutions are especially in demand in the automotive and aerospace industries. 

MC Machinery has appointed Justin Brewer as Direct Sales Manager-Fabrication Division covering Kentucky as well as parts of Ohio and Indiana. He is a proven professional, with more than 10 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, including design, project management and sales.

Methods Machine Tools, Inc., has sponsored a senior year capstone project for several fifth-year electromechanical engineering students from Wentworth Institute of Technology (Boston, Mass.). The project involved researching and designing a new type of infeed system for potential use in future Methods’ automated cell projects. The students presented the design to Methods and a winner was chosen at Wentworth on December 15, 2014. The students are currently working on building their project this semester.