FANUC Factory Automation America
(FANUC FA America) and Jerry Scherer, Engineer with FANUC FA America, have recently been awarded a patent (US 8,135,491 B2) for the development of their CNC Adaptive Control System for on-demand integrated adaptive control of machining operations. This system was developed to increase machine tool productivity with FANUC FA America’s iAdapt®S adaptive control solution.
Jet Edge, Inc. was honored recently with the 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 when compared to industry benchmarks.
The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences
(NCMS) announces that it has completed a 6-year, $3.3 million collaborative program under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), known as The Sustainable Product Initiative (SPI). The tools developed by NCMS and its partners during this highly successful program utilizing leading-edge life cycle thinking methodologies will be presented during a Sustainable Design and Manufacturing Roundtable on June 12, 2012, at NCMS headquarters in Ann Arbor, Mich.
The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) has awarded the Lawrence J. Rhoades Award, its highest honor, to John S. VanKirk. VanKirk was part of the original team tasked to start up the center in 2003 and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2003-2006, ultimately assuming the position of President and Executive Director in August 2006. He remained in that position until May 2011 when he was called back to Kennametal Inc. to lead its Aerospace and Defense division.
SigmaTEK Systems, LLC, announces a successful conclusion to this year’s edition of their annual SigmaTEK Academy event. On May 1-2, 2012, shop-floor fabricators, manufacturers and managers gathered at SigmaTEK’s world headquarters to participate in sessions and workshops conducted by leading industry experts from Mazak, Omax, ITT Burny, SigmaTEK and others.