Choice Career College, Des Plaines, Ill. is now a FANUC Certified Education CNC school offering students in the Chicago area a computerized manufacturing diploma from their FANUC CNC Program. Upon graduation, this qualifies students to be immediately employable with the skills the manufacturing industry demands taught by FANUC CNC certified instructors, using FANUC CNC approved curriculum on genuine FANUC CNC equipment.  

Jet Edge, Inc. has been awarded the 2014 Minnesota Manufacturing - Best in Class Small Company Award by Minnesota Business magazine. Jet Edge was one of three manufacturers contending for the award, which recognizes a small company (1-50 employees) for overall excellence in the manufacturing industry in Minnesota. 

Jet Edge marked its 30th anniversary Sept. 3 with a special open house celebration, which included a special ribbon cutting ceremony courtesy of the I-94 West Chamber of Commerce, a barbecue lunch, factory tours, and live 5-axis waterjet cutting demonstrations. 

KOMET of America announces its newest KOMET SERVICE® Partner: Grinding Technologies, LLC of Houston, Texas. This marks an exciting chapter in the growth of KOMET SERVICE in North America, as they are the first partner in the Gulf of Mexico region.

In addition, Integrity Saw & Tool, Inc., of Fond du Lac, Wisc., is the first KOMET SERVICE® Partner to earn ISO 9001:2008 certification, a major step for both Integrity Saw & Tool and KOMET SERVICE, as the two companies push for increasingly higher standards of quality assurance.

MC Machinery Systems Inc. welcomes Steve Brown to his new position as Midwest Regional Manager – EDM, Additive, Waterjet, Milling, and Turning. With more than 6 years of sales experience with MC Machinery Systems, Brown is well prepared to handle this new management role spanning Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Montana, Idaho, and Utah.

Third Wave Systems has announced a new partnership with IMS Software for a toolpath interpretation project. The two companies have partnered together to provide a capability to model new machines within Production Module, Third Wave Systems’ machining modeling and optimization product. Third Wave Systems will integrate IMS Software’s extensive capability to interpret CNC machining toolpaths for turning and milling machines, including multi-axis milling and the latest in machine controllers.