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Inside the Silicon Valley of Manufacturing Technology: Premium Turning Machines

Editor in Chief Sarah A. Webster


In the southwest part of Germany surrounding Stuttgart, known as the Silicon Valley for manufacturing technologies, a slice of the country’s leadership in this area was on full display during the INDEX & TRAUB open house in mid-June. The INDEX Group, which is headquartered in Esslingen and has 2,300 employees worldwide, is one of the largest turning machine manufacturers in the world, founded in 1914. Its specialty is building machines that produce precise turned parts fast. Full Article

ISM: Manufacturing Economic Activity Jumps in June

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


Economic growth in US manufacturing accelerated in June, the Institute for Supply Management said in a monthly report. Full Article

Annette Doyle Assumes Role of Managing Director at TRUMPF Limited, UK

Press Release - TRUMPF


Annette Doyle will take on the role of Managing Director of TRUMPF Limited, the UK subsidiary of the TRUMPF Group, located in Luton, Bedfordshire. She succeeds Mr. Scott Simpson who will leave TRUMPF after more than 20 years to pursue his own individual projects. Annette Doyle leaves her position at TRUMPF Inc. in Farmington, CT where she most recently served as Assembly Manager for TRUMPF machines produced in the U.S. Full Article

ExOne Qualifies Water Wash-out Tooling Process for Industrial 3D Printing Applications

ExOne press release


The ExOne Company, a global provider of three dimensional ("3D") printing machines and 3D printed and other products to industrial customers, announced today the qualification of a new application for its additive manufacturing process, Water Wash-out Tooling, designed to aid in the development of manufacturing and composite tooling. Full Article

German Additive Manufacturing Firm Opens New Headquarters in Connecticut

Press Release - Arburg


Arburg's US subsidiary had two good reasons to celebrate on 16 and 17 June 2015: Together with 245 customers and guests, the company marked the 25th anniversary of Arburg Inc. and also officially inaugurated the new premises for the US headquarters in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. A high-ranking delegation from the parent company was on hand to join in the celebrations in the person of Managing Partner Michael Hehl, as well as Managing Directors Heinz Gaub (Technology & Engineering) and Helmut Heinson (Sales). Full Article

AMT Announces Two New Senior Executives

Press Release - AMT


AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology has announced two senior executive appointments, effective immediately, at their McLean headquarters. Edward Christopher was named the Vice President – Global Services, overseeing AMT’s international offices, business development programs and services. Christopher’s previous experience includes 25 years as a global trade consultant within the construction equipment industry, including 10 years as an executive in Asia. Full Article

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