Coherix, Inc. is celebrating the company’s 13th anniversary. Founded on Oct. 30, 2003, Coherix has grown into an industry leader in supplying high-speed, high-definition error proofing solutions to customers. The past year was a fulfilling year for Coherix, as the company introduced two major product lines: Predator3D™ and Robust3D™. The company also established its China Joint Venture and Germany GmbH last year. 

The National Tooling & Machining Association has recognized Chris Kaiser, president/CEO of BIG KAISER, with the 2016 NTMA Distinguished Service Award. The annual award recognizes an associate member or partner for their exceptional support of the association and leadership in the manufacturing industry.

Koepfer America has expanded its robust line of gear manufacturing solutions by partnering with TecnoMacchine of San Salvo, Italy. TecnoMacchine manufactures CNC deburring and chamfering machines, and offers several options for flexible automation. 

Sandvik Coromant is pleased to announce the winner of the Graphene Challenge. The competition invited individuals from around the world to submit ideas for sustainable innovations made from graphene that would revolutionize the modern household. The winner, Nadia Ayad from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, submitted the idea of using graphene for a filtration device and system for desalinization that would provide drinkable water to households. 

Shop Floor Automations (SFA) is pushing the boundaries with a new comic strip series and humor-related Twitter account. With a younger MFG audience on the horizon, SFA is looking to make an impact within the social media landscape. The new comic series called “Shop Floor Man Presents” premiered in September 2016. “I’ve heard in this industry a few times how social media isn’t valuable for this line of business, which could not be further from the truth,” says Amanda Rosenblatt, SFA's Marketing Coordinator. “Having a footprint online aside from just a website is so crucial.” You can see more of Shop Floor Man on Twitter by following @ShopFloorHumor.

Star SU LLC and Neher DIA GmbH & Co. KG have entered a joint venture partnership that appoints Star SU to sell Neher’s PCD tooling portfolio in North America. The addition of Neher’s comprehensive line of diamond tools, including finish reamers, combination tools and PCD/CBN inserts, compliments Star SU’s current cutting tool offering to provide a full service turnkey solution.