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New CMM Will Help Metalformer Meet
Process-Control Requirements of the Future

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
 
“Our quality strategy is based on the assumption that process-control requirements will increase in the future,” says Cindy Porter, corporate director of quality for McGregor Metalworking Companies, Springfield, OH, commenting on the firm’s latest acquisition: a Brown & Sharpe Global Advantage DCC vertical coordinate-measuring machine. The company recently installed the machine, with a measuring envelope of 59 by 87 by 39 in., to take speed and accuracy (2.5 microns) to a new level, basing its investment decision not only on current requirements but on future needs. Read up on the Brown & Sharpe CMM here; learn more about the five McGregor Metalworking facilities at www.mcgregormetal.com.

MIE Solutions Announces
Two Recent ERP Installations

Monday, January 17, 2011
 
Heart-Fab Ltd., Manitoba, Canada, a sheetmetal contract manufacturer offering sheet and tube laser cutting, CNC forming, machining, welding and coating services, has installed MIE Trak ERP production-control and job-tracking software from MIE Solutions, Garden Grove, CA. Among the numerous software features the fabricator enjoys is the ability to attach DXF files to sales orders and invoices, in order to print representations on the packing slips of the CAD file. More at www.heartfab.ca. In a second announcement, MIE notes that its Trak MES software has been installed at Coastal Steel, a steel-erection and fabrication company in Brevard County, FL. The firm works in the ride/show and aerospace industries, among others; www.coastalsteel.com. MIE Trak helps fabricators manage quoting, order entry, routing, work orders, costing, purchasing, receiving, raw materials, inventory, shipping, invoicing, scheduling, tracking and accounting; www.miesolutions.com.

Indiana College Qualified
to Train Motoman-Robot Operators

Friday, January 14, 2011
 
The Ivy Tech Community College campus in Columbus, IN, has been named a Motoman Endorsed Robotics Instructor Training (Merit) Center. Through the Merit program, community colleges and universities can become an extension of the Motoman training department. Ivy Tech will deliver the company’s DX100 basic programming course, with possible expansion to include other courses and additional Ivy Tech campuses throughout Indiana; www.ivytech.edu. Motoman is online at www.motoman.com.

 

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