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Portable CMM in the House

Friday, December 12, 2014
Service Stampings, Inc., Willoughby, OH, has added a FaroArm portable coordinate-measuring machine to its quality department. The short-run metal stamper and fabricator will be able to leverage its new measurement system to minimize the amount of time parts spend in quality control, say company officials, increasing overall plant throughput. It also will employ the FaroArm to reverse-engineer parts from customer-supplied samples; Here’s more information on the FaroArm.

Automotive Stamper to Add Plant-Wide Lubrication System

Friday, December 12, 2014
Austin Tri-Hawk Automotive, Inc., Austin, IN, soon will install a Pro-Mix V proportional lubricant-mixing system from Industrial Innovations, Grandville, MI. It also will install the necessary piping, as well as Industrial Innovations’ Spra-Rite systems of manifolds and Z-series nozzles. The system will deliver lubricant directly to the firm’s four Aida press lines—1500- and 2000-ton transfer presses and 200- and 400-ton progressive-die presses. More at; Austin Tri-Hawk is online at

Metalforming Industry Movers & Shakers

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
SME, Dearborn, MI, named Jeffrey M. Krause executive director and chief executive officer, effective December 15, 2014. Krause joins SME from Intraco, where he served as vice president of operations. He also has held various manufacturing, sales and strategy roles at Delphi and General Motors. Krause will be responsible for setting the strategic direction of SME, while leading day-to-day operations and working closely with customers and stakeholders. He will also oversee its strategic business units, including Tooling U-SME, Advanced Manufacturing Media, the SME Education Foundation, SME’s Events and Membership.

Batesville Tool & Die (BTD), Batesville, IN, promoted Dave Lynch from tooling manager to vice president of tooling. During his 25-yr. stint at the company, Lynch also has served as a die-maintenance associate and tooling group leader, and helped establish the toolroom at Troqueladora Batesville de Mexico, in Queretaro.

Yamada Dobby America, Harrisburg, NC, hired Shawn Toman as a field service technician.

Contract metal fabricator Jor-Mac Company, Lomira, WI, appointed Jon Hintz director of business development.

Mazak Optonics, Elgin, IL, a supplier laser-cutting systems, named Art Weinerman regional sales manager for the Southeastern United States. He’ll cover Virginia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgie and Florida.

Coldwater Machine Co., Coldwater, OH, appointed Robert Rich as director of its new Solid State Joining Center. The firm designs, builds and integrates specialized manufacturing equipment including precision machining and welding/joining systems. Rich will oversee the joining center’s initiatives related to new-business development, market expansion, staff development and quality control.


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