Industry News for 05/2015

(Left to right): Karlheinz Wex, co-chairman of the executive board of Ceratizit SA, Horst Klenk, managing director of Klenk GmbH & Co. KG and Thierry Wolter, member of the executive board of Ceratizit SA, at the contract signing.
Ceratizit SA has acquired German solid carbide toolmaker Klenk GmbH & Co. KG, augmenting the Ceratizit Group's product portfolio with custom solutions for solid-carbide round tools, according to the company. With the addition of Klenk, the Ceratizit Group aims to further strengthen its position in the solid-carbide tool market, according to Thierry Wolter of the Ceratizit Group's executive board. "It is our aim to be perceived as a global premium player for all cutting tools," he said.  
Alicona Corp. will host a training program for its optical 3D measurement systems June 23-25 at the company's Bartlett, Ill. headquarters. The three-day program costs $4,500 per person.
Machine tool builder Okuma America Corp. and machine tool distributor Morris South have partnered to host Southern Tech Fest, June 24—25, at Morris South's Tech Center and Okuma's Partners in THINC facility in Charlotte, N.C.
SGS Tool opens new facility
Toolmaker SGS Tool Co., Munroe Falls, Ohio, has completed and held a grand opening of its new 76,000 sq. ft. endmill facility in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The new plant was constructed next to the company's existing manufacturing facilities and creates increased toolmaking capacity.
According to the Global Waterjet Machine Market 2015-2019 research report, enhanced R&D innovations are expected to reduce costs in the worldwide waterjet machine market, with customers other than traditional end users generating demand. 
Left to right:  Irv Kaage, President; Sune Backman, Vice-president; Yuji Nakamura, President - Transor Japan
Transor Filter USA, Elk Grove Village, Ill., has established Transor Filter Japan Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary. Transor filters had previously been sold and serviced by an independent representative. To lead this new operation, Transor President Irv Kaage announced the appointment of Yuji Nakamura as president/managing director.
DE-STA-CO, Auburn Hills, Mich., is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The global automation and workholding company has provided productivity solutions to the manufacturing industry since 1915, when William H. Roberts founded the Detroit Stamping Co., providing contract stamping to the rapidly growing automotive industry.