Hot Off the Press
Metalforming Industry Movers & Shakers
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Total Grinding Solutions, Warren, MI, a manufacturer of centerless grinders, hired Chanley Chambers as global sales director.
Waterjet-equipment manufacturer Flow International Corp., Kent, WA, appointed Dick LeBlanc president of Flow Waterjet. He previously served the company as vice president of global sales and marketing.
PwC US, the U.S. member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, named four new leaders in its industrial products practice: Michael Tomera, metals leader; Charles Marx, aerospace and defense leader; Pamela Schlosser, chemicals leader; and Jennifer Fahey, business and professional services leader.
Fluid-Cell Presses headed to Chinese Aircraft Companies
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing and Xizi Aviation (Zehjiang, China) announced plans to install fluid-cell presses from Avure technologies, to manufacture sheetmetal parts for the Comac C919 single-aisle narrow-body airliners, to be built by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China. Learn more about Avure’s fluid-cell press technology at http://industry.avure.com/solutions#sheet-metal-forming
Coldwater Machine Establishes Solid-State Joining Center
Monday, October 20, 2014
Technology for joining lightweight and dissimilar materials will be the focus of a new Solid State Joining Center hosted by Coldwater Machine Co., Coldwater, OH. The new unit includes a weld-development lab currently equipped with five friction-welding systems for testing and low-volume production. Work is focused on the increased use of aluminum, magnesium and composites in the automotive industry; www.coldwatermachine.com/services/spin-welding