People & Companies

On ANCA's new television show - the ANCA Academy - viewers can learn how to set up a collet adaptor, a fundamental skill that all operators need to grind accurate tools and maintain stability of batch grinding
Star SU in Hoffman Estates, Ill., has appointed Mike Kowalsky as a regional sales manager for Wisconsin and Minnesota, responsible for growing the sales of both gear and round cutting tools for the company.
The acquisition of Carbide Tools Mfg. Inc (CTMI) further strengthens GWS capability and capacity in the arena of custom carbide round tooling. From porting tools and reamers to complex form tools and custom end mills, CTMI’s customer-driven mission marries perfectly with that of GWS.
Star Cutter has added Shop Solutions LLC of Columbia City, Ind., to its sales network to expand the company’s presence within the medical industry.  Shop Solutions, owned by Matt Dahms, specializes in manufacturing solutions for surgical tools used in orthopedic applications.
In a world where machine shops are struggling to stay open and maintain their business and in a
day when “going into dad’s business” is not what it once was, Platinum Tooling is an exception
to the rule. Located in Prospect Heights, Illinois, the company is set to reach an important… Read More...
Sandvik has signed an agreement to acquire Canada-based ICAM Technologies Corp., a provider of innovative solutions that translate CAM data into optimized coding for guiding CNC machining operations.
Honored for nearly six decades of company, industry and civic efforts, Brian Papke wins a lifetime achievement award.
Walter has signed an agreement to acquire the U.S.-based GWS Tool Group, a manufacturer of solid carbide endmills and drills as well as HSS taps and PCD products. GWS is focused on highly engineered customized cutting tools for the American market. 
Mazak Corp. has announced that David Andrews will be joining the Mazak Canada Group in the role of general manager. Andrews will report to Ray Buxton, the outgoing general manager, for an interim transition period.
Mastercam announced the winners of its 2021 Wildest Parts Competition, and the winners ranged from unique wood products to sophisticated metalworking projects.
The aerospace industry faces complex issues, such as environmental issues and the need for efficient designs, lightweight materials and 3D-printed parts. To help address these and other issues, Seco Tools hosted the Inspiration Through Innovation (ITI) 2021 virtual event Dec. 1.
More than 1,500 attendees from across North America attended Mazak Corporation's Discover 2021 event, as the company premiered its Syncrex series of Swiss-style machines and presented its latest campus expansion to support these new machine tools.