manufacturing (AM). The agreement covers new additive
machines, materials, and services for Stryker’s global supply
Stryker has already invested in Concept Laser and Arcam
machines. The company’s investment in AM began in 2001;
since then Stryker has collaborated with leading universities
in Ireland and the U.K. to industrialize 3-D printing for the
health care industry. Stryker recently opened a global technology development center with an additive technology manufacturing hub in Carrigtohill, County Cork, Ireland.
GE has been an AM end user and innovator for many years,
the company reports. In addition to the $1.4 billion investment
in Concept Laser and Arcam, GE has also invested approximately $1.5 billion in manufacturing and additive technologies over the past 10 years, developed additive applications
across six GE businesses, created new services applications
across the company, and earned 346 patents in powder metals used in the additive process. In 2016 the company established GE Additive as a supplier of additive technology, materials, and services for industries and businesses worldwide.
Alamo Group acquires Santa
Izabel Agro Industria Ltda.
Alamo Group Inc., Seguin, Texas, has
completed the acquisition of Santa Izabel Agro Industria Ltda., which designs,
manufactures, and markets a variety
of agricultural implements and trailers
sold throughout Brazil.
“We feel the timing is good, as the
market in Brazil is showing signs of
rebounding from the declines of the
last several years,” said Ron Robinson,
Alamo Group president/CEO. “Santa
Izabel’s … manufacturing facilities will
also offer synergistic opportunities with
Alamo’s existing Herder operation in
Alamo Group designs and manu-
factures equipment for infrastructure
maintenance and agriculture.
Dengensha merges with
Nastoa Welding Technologies
Japan-based Dengensha Mfg. Co. Ltd.,
parent company of Bedford, Ohio-based Dengensha America, has merged
with Nastoa Welding Technologies Co.
Ltd., creating Dengensha Toa Co. Ltd.,
an international manufacturer of resistance welding and joining equipment.
Nastoa Welding Technologies Co.,
which has been a subsidiary of Dengensha since 2014, previously was the third-largest resistance welding equipment
manufacturer in Japan.
Dengensha Toa Co. Ltd.’s products
include projection and spot stationary
welders, capacitor discharge welders,
weld guns, feeders, controls, transformers, consumables, and spare parts. The
firm also provides international training
Tregaskiss, Windsor, Ont., marks its
50th year in business in 2017. Founded
in 1967 by William Tregaskiss, a tool-maker from England, the company introduced its first semiautomatic GMAW
gun in 1972.
The company was family owned until
it was purchased by Illinois Tool Works
(ITW) in 2007. Today the firm offers robotic GMAW guns, peripherals, and consumables.
GE Additive and Stryker
GE Additive and Stryker have
entered a partnership agreement to
support Stryker’s growth in additive