Nikon Begins Acquisition of Partner Avonix Imaging


Nikon intends to acquire all shares of Avonix in summer 2023, following the clearance of the acquisition by relevant regulatory authorities and other closing conditions.

Wall Colmonoy Acquires New Wire EDM From Sodick


The company will use the new wire EDM machine to increase capacity, improve cycle times, achieve tighter tolerances and improve surface finishes.

NIMS Introduces New Standards for Job Training


NIMS’s Smart Standards are designed to be a starting point for any employer or educator developing or evaluating training in various sectors of manufacturing.

Star Cutter Enhances PCD Tool Reconditioning Services


Star Cutter provides reconditioning for its own PCD products, as well as other manufacturer’s tools.

GMTA Appoints New President, CEO as Former Leader Steps Down


Walter Friedrich has appointed Michael Rose to be his successor as the new president and CEO at German Machine Tools of America.

West Ohio Tool Acquires Women-Owned Business Certifications


The company is now a certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise for the state of Ohio, which expands opportunities in obtaining contracts for goods and services, construction, engineering, IT, professional services and other sectors.

Motion Industries Promotes New Senior VP, CFO


Patrick Cummings joined Motion in 2012 and has held various leadership positions during his tenure.

Global Shop Solutions Promotes New Products, Engineering Director


Trent Maynard’s responsibilities will include implementing AI testing tools and best practices, as well as modernizing the company’s software interfaces and tech stack.

Siemens Partners With Microsoft to Expand Industrial AI


The companies are integrating Siemens’ Teamcenter software for product lifecycle management with Microsoft’s collaboration platform Teams and the language models in Azure OpenAI Service.

Hypertherm Associates Releases Robotics Programming Resource


The “Achieving Standardization in Robot Programming” e-book is designed to be a resource for manufacturers, fabricators and robotic integrators who would benefit from a standardized method of programming their industrial robots, regardless of brand.