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Deloitte University Press Launches MOOC on Additive Manufacturing

Course explores business implications of 3D printing; Provides collaborative learning opportunity NEW YORK, July 14, 2014 – Deloitte University Press today announced the launch of a massive open online course (MOOC) on the business implications of additive manufacturing.  3D Opportunity: The Course on Additive Manufacturing for Business Leaders is the first course of its kind to be offered by a large professional services firm and is designed to help educate the market on the business drivers of additive manufacturing (more popularly known...

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GENE HAAS FOUNDATION DONATES $1 MILLION to the SME EDUCATION FOUNDATION FOR MACHINING AND MANUFACTURING SCHOLARSHIPS

Funds will help students in U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and South Africa DEARBORN, Mich., OXNARD, Calif., August 19, 2013 — The Gene Haas Foundation continued its commitment to education and training today by making a gift of $1 million for scholarships in manufacturing and machining training and education to benefit as many as 1,000 students in North America, Europe and South Africa.  In a ceremony next to the Haas Technical Education Center on the Glendale (Calif.) Community College campus, Gene Haas Foundation Board Chair Bob...

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OPEN MIND and CGTech Announce Renewed Agreement

Irvine, CA – November 14, 2012 – OPEN MIND, developer of hyperMILL®, software for programming CNC machine tools, and CGTech, developer of VERICUT® software for simulating CNC machine tools, announced today a renewed agreement between their two companies. As part of this relationship, the two companies work closely to provide seamless integration between their products and customer support. CGTech and OPEN MIND have already worked together to create an interface between hyperMILL and VERICUT. The interface, which continues to be enhanced,...

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Parlec Announces the Launch of New Parlec.com

Rochester, NY, November 13, 2012 – Parlec Inc., a worldwide leader in tooling and presetting solutions, is excited to announce the re-launch of its website, Parlec.com. The website features a fresh design, new and improved navigation and functionality, new tools including a distributor search app, and an expanded support center. The new site also integrates with Parlec’s social media activities, offering an onsite Twitter feed and links to its Facebook page. “We are very pleased with the new website,” said Chris Nuccitelli, Vice...

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Introducing 3M™ Cubitron™ II Bonded Abrasive Grinding and Cut-Off Wheels

New technology revolutionizes the grinding process   ST. PAUL, Minn. – Nov. 1, 2012 – 3M Abrasive Systems introduces 3M™ Cubitron™ II Bonded Abrasive Grinding and Cut-Off Wheels, a revolutionary new technology that reinvents the grinding process. With Cubitron II abrasives, users get precision-shaped grain technology that cuts faster, stays sharper longer, and requires less pressure than conventional grinding and cut-off wheels. In addition, the abrasives can help reduce operator fatigue and increase productivity. “This...

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Talent partners awarded $2.19 million federal grant to grow regional contract manufacturing base in Southeast Michigan

DETROIT, MI – October 12, 2012 – Partners including the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN), Detroit Regional Chamber, Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC), and National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), were awarded $2.19 million over three years through the federal Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge for Advanced Manufacturing.  The funding will support development of the “Innovation Realization Cluster” of Southeast Michigan and connect local businesses with new...

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VERICUT 7.2 Offers Faster, Easier CNC Simulation

Irvine, California – October 9, 2012 –  The newest version of VERICUT® software is now available globally from CGTech. VERICUT is used worldwide to simulate all types of CNC Machines including leading brands such a Mazak, DMG/Mori Seiki, Makino, Matsuura, Chiron and Heller. VERICUT 7.2 features many enhancements to improve speed, thereby reducing the time required for manufacturing engineers to develop, analyze, inspect and document the CNC programming and machining process. Along with proactively adding new features, CGTech...

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CGTech and DP Technology Announce Direct Interface between VERICUT and ESPRIT

Irvine, California, June 22, 2012 – CGTech and DP Technology are pleased to announce the availability of the ESPRIT®-to-VERICUT® Interface. The interface launches VERICUT NC verification, machine simulation and optimization software from within ESPRIT 2012 CAM software. “Accurately simulating the CNC machine and material removal with the actual NC code that will run on the machine is a requirement for the complex CNC machines and machining processes supported by ESPRIT users,” said CGTech’s Product Marketing Manager Bill...

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Parlec Reengineers Precision Modular Boring System

Fairport, NY, June 20, 2012—Parlec, Inc., a global leader in toolholding and presetting solutions, has integrated several reengineered products into its Precision Modular Boring line. These products include a new Precision Finish Head, Twin Bore Roughing System, Large Diameter Boring System, and Small Diameter Boring System. “It’s exciting to introduce the first precision modular boring system that can deliver the coolant flow directly to the cutting edge,” said, Dave Hartman, vice president of engineering and product manager of...

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Parlec Announces Addition of New Automatic Tool Change Angle Heads

Rochester, NY, June 19, 2012 -Parlec Inc., a worldwide leader in tooling and presetting solutions, is excited to announce the newest addition to its line of toolholders: Parlec by Gerardi Evolution Angle Heads. The automatic tool change (ATC) angle heads provide modular ability with interchangeable shanks and positioning pins, resulting in the option to use the angle heads on multiple machining centers despite different spindle types and sizes. “We are excited about the addition of ATC angle heads to our toolholding line,“ said Dave...

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