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Who's On the Move in the Metalforming Industry

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Prima Power Laserdyne, Champlin, MN, appointed Allan Callander market sales manager, as part of the company’s expansion of its laser-systems business to include industries such as medical devices, electronics and precision mechanical components. He’ll be tasked with growing sales of the Laserdyne 430 multi-axis laser-cutting, welding and drilling system;

Tella Tool & Manufacturing Co., a supplier of precision metal stampings, assemblies, fabricated-metal products and machined components, appointed Rich Wilke quality manager, and Bob Mikl project manager at its facility in Lombard, IL;

Abtex Corp., Victor, NY, hired Larry Johnson to manage inside sales and marketing. The firm manufactures abrasive-filament brushes and automated machines for deburring and finishing of metal parts;

Cincinnati Inc., Cincinnati, OH, added Kent Dixon as senior sales engineer for the state of Texas. The firm manufactures laser-cutting systems and automatic load/unload equipment, as well as press brakes and tooling, shears and conveyor systems;

Techni Waterjet Aligns with Equity Partner

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Australian CNC tool-grinding-machine manufacturer ANCA, with a U.S. office in Wixom, MI, has signed on as a new equity partner with Techni Waterjet, an Australia-based manufacturer of 2D and 3D waterjet-cutting machines. Techni, which maintains a U.S. headquarters in Lenexa, KS, expects the backing of ANCA to enhance its presence in the United States and Europe, and allow it access to new and emerging markets in the Americas and Asia. ANCA plans to take a 25-percent share in Techni over the next two years. More at

Bilsing Automation a Ford-Approved Supplier of CF Components

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Suppliers of lift-assist systems to Ford Motor Co. have a new approved supplier of carbon-fiber (CF) components—Bilsing Automation, Clinton Township, MI. Bilsing’s CF overhead balancers and rails are significantly lighter and stronger than aluminum and steel components;



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