Hot Off the Press
Trumpf Earns CT Award for Laser Technology
Wednesday, September 24, 2003
Trumpf Inc., Farmington, CT, will receive a Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Gold-Level Innovation Prize, recognizing development and success of the company’s Sprint Axis laser technology.
The Sprint Axis, a small, lightweight kinematic module with axis travel limited to 4 in., is integrated into standard laser machines. The module reportedly allows quicker travel in the x and y axes, thus speeding part-fabrication times.
The award will be presented at a ceremony on October 16, 2003.
Assembly Exposition Starts Today
Tuesday, September 23, 2003
magazine will be exhibiting at Assembly Technology Expo, beginning today, September 23, through September 26, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont (chicago), IL. For metalformers, ATExpo offers the most advanced solutions for addressing today’s assembly challenges.
Over 600 top manufacturers and suppliers will showcase hundreds of new products, technologies and processes in three technology pavilions: Robotics, Electronic Assembly, and Wire Processing.
Speakers from Caterpillar, Toyota, and Afterburner will present three FREE Keynote Speeches on Six Sigma, Production Engineering, and Flawless Execution. Learn from the experts at over 30 conference sessions on subjects spanning five tracks such as Implementing Lean Production, Machine Vision for Assembly and Fuel Cell Assembly.
Learn more at www.atexpo.com
Seminar to Assist Manufactures,
Tooling Companies in Going Global
Monday, September 22, 2003
The Tooling & Manufacturing Association (TMA) has teamed with the International Trade Club of Chicago to conduct a five-part seminar series designed to assist U.S. manufacturing and tooling companies in competing in the global marketplace.
The series, Discover the Keys to Competitive Manufacturing: Global Success in the 21st Century, will be held on October 7 and 21, November 4 and 18, and December 2, 2003, at the TMA conference center in Park Ridge, IL. It will present case studies and testimony by 12 companies that compete successfully in the global arena, according to organizers. The program also will present successful collaborative strategies between U.S., European and Asian businesses, and explore considerable and largely untapped competitive resources available to U.S. manufacturers at little or no cost.
For registration details, visit www.itcc-tma.org
or contact Aldo Caronia of ITCC at 312/368-9197.