Industry News for 05/2020

National Tooling and Machining Association
Washington, D.C. A survey of members of the National Tooling and Machining Association and Precision Metalforming Association shows the importance of the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, with more than 91% of respondents reporting that they have applied for and received a PPP loan to retain employees they otherwise would have furloughed or terminated.
Messe Stuttgart
The exhibitor survey conducted by Messe Stuttgart clearly showed that there is no adequate basis for an AMB exhibition this year. The next regular AMB then will be held in its regular cycle in Stuttgart, Germany, from 13 to 17 September 2022.
Coordinate Metrology Society
Weatherford, Texas – The Coordinate Metrology Society in collaboration with the PrecisionPath Consortium today announced the official launch of their 3D measurement industry-at-large survey at https://uncc.surveyshare.com/s/AYAGK6A.
ATLATL Software
CHARLESTON, South Carolina. // Fast-track companies are redeploying capex in quarters two and three in favor of a 12-step visual commerce program offered by ATLATL Software. While many companies are suffering from static selling processes, the 12-step Accelerator program directly addresses how businesses can expedite selling online and generate revenue rapidly.

Junker Group
Junker Group's RETROFiT service provides many benefits for customers by modernizing used machines and bringing them up to the latest technical standards. Compared with purchasing a new machine, RETROFiT supplies savings of up to 60%. Renault Portugal SA took advantage of this program and opted to retrofit two Quickpoint cylindrical grinding machines.
Taiwan Excellence
Taiwan Excellence, an international campaign to promote Taiwan's products, will host the Taiwan Excellence smart machinery online press conference June 2 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Omax Corp.
Kent, Washington, May 19 – Omax Corp. will host a virtual trade show May 28 at 9 a.m. Pacific time featuring the company’s latest abrasive waterjet cutting technologies.
HCL Technologies Ltd.
HCL Technologies Ltd., a global technology company, announced a program to provide a free CAMWorks home license and technology upgrade for customers during April and May in an effort to minimize disruption from COVID-19.
CNC Software Inc.
May 14 (Tolland, Connecticut) –- CNC Software Inc. has made free training available to those looking to sharpen their skills using Mastercam CAD/CAM software. Until June 30, users can sign up to take a full set of Mastercam core classes through Mastercam University.
U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $189.8 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report collaboration, was up 0.9 percent from February's $188.2 million and down 9.8 percent when compared with the $210.4 million reported for March 2019.
National Tooling and Machining Association
Cleveland - Members of the National Tooling and Machining Association and Precision Metalforming Association are stepping up to meet the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic and leading the way in displaying the true American spirit of joining together to make a difference. In addition to producing -- without disruption -- the tooling, machinery and parts that make up the backbone of the manufacturing supply chain and are essential to restarting America’s economy, member companies are working to help communities, first responders and the medical community in the fight against the virus.
Emag LLC
A few weeks ago, Emag LLC started examining workplace safety regarding the pandemic and quickly came up with a long list of new safety measures to avoid spreading the virus. Over the past couple of weeks, our employees have been working hard to implement these measures, making us confident that all workplaces now are designed so the spread of infection at the company is almost impossible. Strict hygiene rules are being upheld throughout the company, and the minimum 2 m (6 ft.) social distancing measures are followed. However, there was one area that the team struggled to find a safe solution for: door handles.
A cutaway of Applied Motion Products’ StepServo Integrated Motor with a Renco RCML 15 encoder
Schaumburg, Illinois (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In a collaborative effort to support the health care industry during the COVID-19 crisis, Heidenhain Corp. is working with Applied Motion Products Inc. to expedite critical components to a large manufacturer of ventilators. Now in various stages of delivery, Applied Motion Products' StepServo Integrated Motors equipped with Heidenhain’s Renco encoders are making their way into the production of 5,000 lifesaving medical devices.
BLM Group USA Corp.
Novi, Michigan. — BLM Group USA Corp. has announced that it is offering live, interactive machine and software demonstrations of its fabricating solutions for tube, pipe and more. Recognizing the increase in remote work and social distancing, BLM is offering these live broadcasts to enable customers and prospects to connect virtually and participate in demonstrations in real time.
parts2clean 2020
Hanover, Germany. The extraordinary, unpredictable situation caused by the coronavirus presents unprecedented challenges to companies worldwide. Industrial cleaning technology does not seem to play a role at first. But the solutions presented at the 18th parts2clean (27-29 October 2020) will support companies in the production and remanufacturing sectors to improve their future viability and thus emerge from the crisis stronger.
Forest City Gear Co.
ROSCOE, IL (May 5, 2020) - Forest City Gear Co. is proud to announce that its employees have raised $1,300 to support Rockford Rescue Mission’s efforts to respond to the increased need brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Forest City Gear committed to match employee donations dollar for dollar, raising the total for this most recent fundraiser to $2,600. That tally, combined with a previous donation of $500 from the company, brings the total amount of Forest City Gear’s donations to Rockford Rescue Mission to $3,100 to date.
Pepperl+Fuchs Inc.
TWINSBURG, Ohio (May 2020) — As COVID-19 has significantly altered the way that business is conducted, Pepperl+Fuchs Inc. is striving to keep the needs of customers at the forefront. To this end, the company has announced extended hours for its live chat customer support.
Caron Engineering Inc.
The impact of COVID-19 has changed the way we conduct business and illuminates more than ever the need for manufacturers to assess their processes and implement smart manufacturing technology. The challenges that manufacturers face daily have been only exacerbated by the pandemic. Adding value to machinery to allow unattended operations and improve productivity without relying on operators to perform every function is even more imperative in today’s climate.
Paul Horn GmbH
May 5, 2020 — In the midst of the corona crisis, in between restrictions on movement and contact, a key word that seems to be a universal remedy for industry and the economy is suddenly doing the rounds again: digitalisation. The virologists who are constantly searching for answers surrounding the corona epidemic should be able to use the large quantity of anonymised data of mobile phones in order to better understand how the population is behaving and thus make better predictions on curbing the spread. The importance of well-known digital tools for communication and remote visualisation is increasing significantly in light of the need for isolation and physical distancing and they are being used across all economic sectors. Politicians, doctors and boardrooms are holding meetings in video conferences, schools are transferring their lessons to moving image clips and remote maintenance tools obtain the status of a "system-critical" component.
Glen Dobbs
[Waterbury, CT – April 29, 2020] Design Engineer Glen Dobbs has talent, curiosity, resourcefulness and – perhaps the most important attribute of all – a big heart. He is president and CEO of LoganTech, a manufacturer of several lines of communications devices for nonverbal and visually impaired individuals. In his spare time, he’s been crystallizing the idea of establishing a separate nonprofit entity called Human Solutions Tech LLC to broaden the scope of the work to include other devices to fill unmet, specific needs. Two months ago, he thought that the COVID-19 crisis would halt the work he’d been putting in to the new organization, but the crisis didn’t. It accelerated that work.