Industry News for 04/2020

Crafts Technology Inc.
Elk Grove Village, Il. - Crafts Technology Inc., specialists in designing and producing components from superhard materials for industrial equipment, is supporting the fight against COVID-19 by rush producing CraftAlloy tungsten-carbide core pin tooling to be used in the injection molding machines that manufacture vials for COVID-19 testing.
FOBA Laser Marking + Engraving
Selmsdorf, Germany, April 2020 – FOBA Laser Marking + Engraving (Alltec GmbH) offers support for manufacturers that need to cope with special requirements in the coronavirus crisis. The company, which specializes in industrial part marking and engraving with laser technology, provides flexible investment models for quick, easy deployment of additional marking systems.
Mapal Inc.
Whether producing turbochargers, steering knuckles or cylinder blocks, customers can mill cast and steel parts considerably more cost-effectively with the radial insert milling program from Mapal Inc. than with previously available solutions. Since the product launch in 2018, there have been a large number of measurable successes resulting from the use of the tools in the series.
Brian Samson
LK Metrology Inc. has undertaken a targeted CMM assistance program for medical equipment manufacturers that is fully functional and ready to support and enhance their manufacturing capabilities during the COVID-19 crisis.
Flat face tool for ventilator part
Dayton, OH – Custom tooling requests are not unusual at Monaghan Tooling Group, and each gets special attention. They are all important. However, when it’s a life-or-death situation, you tend to pull out all the stops.
Prototype with ERD rod actuator
In an effort to support the global need for medical ventilators, Minnesota-based Tolomatic Inc. has dedicated a team of engineers to the development of highly efficient emergency ventilator concept systems using electric linear actuators. The proposed technologies are the first step in creating innovative emergency ventilators for patients around the world.
Hurco Cos. Inc.'s CNC machines on a truck ready to ship to Liberty Molds Inc. to combat COVID-19
Liberty Molds Inc. recently answered the call to assist with the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 2, the company received a request from Ford Motor Co. to help manufacture components for critically important respirators. Liberty Molds acted quickly and contacted its local Hurco Cos. Inc. representative to expedite the order.
Exact Metrology Inc.
Exact Metrology Inc., a comprehensive metrology services provider, shares safety tips for metrology workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. These tips are courtesy of Jason Kleinhenz, marketing and training manager.
Artist's concept of Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite courtesy of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
NEEDHAM, MA – Open Mind Technologies USA Inc., a developer of CAD/CAM software solutions worldwide, has announced that Ramco Machine LLC (Rowley, MA) is helping to impact the future of space exploration by using hyperMILL CAM software and five-axis machining to make parts for an advanced NASA satellite mission.
Dapra Corp.
Bloomfield, CT – Dapra Corp., an American manufacturer of indexable carbide milling tools and inserts, is pleased to announce an initiative to support U.S. shops that are pivoting their manufacturing processes to supply the medical industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wolfgang Reitzle
The coronavirus shutdown is an extreme situation for the entire economy and is hitting the CNC industry hard. Although there is huge uncertainty, we can be sure of one thing: Falling into a state of shock is the most dangerous reaction to this acute situation and is therefore not an option. Instead, the best way to counteract the problem is with a mix of flexibility, optimism and solidarity.
Pryor Marking Technology
Marking a component, even with something as fundamental as a serial number, is a basic and necessary part of manufacturing. Product marking has recently become more important for reasons of traceability, ensuring that components in the field can be replaced quickly and easily.
Master Fluid Solutions
Perrysburg, Ohio - April 2020 – As the COVID-19 crisis continues to disrupt the way companies operate, there are many concerns about workplace cleanliness and the health and safety of workers when dealing with the novel COVID-19 virus.