A SERIES ON PRESS
IMPROVE YOUR PRODUCTIVITY
WILA takes no risks when it comes to creating
safe and productive working environments.
The patented Easy to Move® (E2M) roller bearing
technology provides quick and safe loading
and unloading of large heavy punches and dies.
The E2M® technology is available for all WILA
punches weighing a maximum of 224 lbs. ( 100 kg)
and dies weighing a maximum of 345 lbs. (155 kg).
Hobart Institute of Welding Technology
opens student resource center
The Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT) has
opened a new student resource center at its Troy, Ohio,
campus to help students find
a job upon successful completion of its welding training. The new center merges the employment assistance center and welding resource library into
a facility that includes significant technology upgrades and a
full-time staff of three career-development professionals.
A large video screen at the center features a continuous
scrolling of open welding job postings and profiles of prospective employers from around the country.
The up-to-date job information also is available to students
and alumni through a password-protected area of the HIWT
Additional upgrades include a conference room equipped
with full Skype capabilities for employers to meet and interview students in person or remotely, eight PCs for on-site student use, a smart TV for viewing welding DVDs or online videos, and seating for up to 24 students.
Ohio Laser adds
tube laser machine
Ohio Laser, Plain City, Ohio, has installed a TRUMPF TruLaser Tube 5000
tube laser machine. The machine performs such processes as tube part sawing, drilling, milling, and punching.
The company provides laser cutting,
laser tube and pipe cutting, engineering
with 2-D, 3-D CAD/CAM drawings, PPAP
Level I to Level IV, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW,
bending, machining, heat-treating, finishing, waterjet cutting, and sanding
and grinding services.
NIMS opens Gene Haas
Education Center in Virginia
National Institute for Metalworking
Skills (NIMS) has opened a new education center to help educators and businesses deliver high-quality, relevant
manufacturing training to students
and employees. The Gene Haas Education Center, located on NIMS’ campus
in Fairfax, Va., will provide workshops
and training for instructors and industry
The first series of workshops is fo-
cused on supporting educators and
businesses in developing curriculum
that aligns with industry-developed
standards. It includes:
• NIMS Ready
• Geometric Dimensioning and
Tolerancing (GD&T) Trainer
• On-the-Job (OTJ) Trainer
• Establishing an Apprenticeship
For more information about the cen-
ter and a schedule of upcoming work-
shops, visit http://nimsready.org/work
BouMatic, a producer of milking equipment, stainless steel tanks, and chillers
based in Madison, Wis., has closed its
metal fabrication, welding, machining,
and assembly departments, permanently eliminating 59 jobs.
The plant will continue to employ
chemical, rubber goods, and logistics