site for online creation of flat-pattern
sheet metal parts and generation of
the parts’ DXF files, without using CAD
The user enters requested parameters, and the website provides a preview of the sheet metal part.
The website can be used by subscribed members. Membership can be
purchased for one year or five years.
Vancouver, Wash.-based TigerStop
has launched a completely new company website at www.tigerstop.com.
The new site presents the benefits of
incorporating or improving upon lineal cutting, drilling, punching, or boring automation in a variety of manufacturing environments.
Visitors can search by material types
being processed, by product, or by in-
dustry. The product selector helps vis-
itors determine what they need, while
an ROI calculator provides them with
information on annual savings and
how quickly automation equipment
Central Steel & Wire Co., Chicago,
has announced that employee Lynn
Rodriguez has been awarded the
Chicago Chapter of the Association
of Women in the Metals Industries
(AWMI) 2015 Volunteer of the Year.
Rodriguez has worked for the company for 16 years, currently in the specialty metals department. The firm
distributes processed, fabricated, and
unprocessed ferrous and nonferrous
Niles, Ill.-based CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has hired Fred Brutsche
as its new plant manager. His responsibilities include overseeing plant operations, customer service, planning,
purchasing, and production.
Brutsche has more than 25 years
of manufacturing experience in such
positions as general manager, manufacturing manager, and materials
Brutsche served four years of active duty in the U.S. Army and four
years in the Army Reserves. During
his military service, he was awarded
the Soldier of the Month for V Corps
three times, Soldier of the Quarter for
V Corps twice, and Soldier of the Year
for V Corps once. He has a bachelor’s
degree in economics from California
State University. He is also a certified
purchasing manager and production
and inventory manager.
a Haltom City,
steel structures for power delivery
named Dirk Tillery as national account manager specializing in transmission pole sales. He has 19 years of
sales experience in steel structures.
Before joining the company, Tillery
served in various sales management
positions in the manufacturing industry, including vice president of sales.
The White House has announced
that it has appointed Sridhar Kota,
director of the Institute for Manufac-
turing Leadership at the University of
Michigan, to lead a U.S. consortium to
identify emerging advanced manu-
facturing technologies to enhance the
country’s innovation, manufacturing
competitiveness, and national security.
Kota will lead MForesight: The Alliance for Manufacturing Foresight.
“In this ‘think-and-do’ tank, we will
identify emerging technologies early
on so the nation can invest public
and private sector dollars in a way
that builds the infrastructure, knowledge, and workforce skills needed to
anchor manufacturing technology in
this country,” Kota said.
“With collective access to over
30,000 subject matter experts across
a wide range of industries, MForesight
will serve as a continuous mechanism
for research coordination across the
public and private sectors,” he added.
The group will evaluate technologies based on economic impact, job
growth, likelihood of co-investment
by the private sector, effect on multiple industry sectors, and the likelihood of the U.S. gaining a first-mover
advantage, among other criteria.
automated material handling
Schmit has more than 30 years of
intellectual property law experience.
He has served as a close legal adviser
to senior management at Intelligrated
since its inception, guiding initial intellectual property legal strategy, defending trade secrets, and representing the company in other commercial
and technical transactions.
Before joining the company, Schmit
served as a senior partner at the law
firm of Frost Brown Todd LLC. He
holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees
in electrical engineering from the University of Cincinnati and earned his
JD degree from Northern Kentucky
University’s Salmon P. Chase College
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