Glebar has opened a parts distribution facility in Dublin, Ireland, providing 24-hour turnaround for critical machine components in Europe. This is the company’s third rapid-response parts distribution outlet in addition to one in Tokyo, Japan, and its headquarters facility in Ramsey, New Jersey. Glebar will be opening another distribution facility in Costa Rica to service its many medical customers in Central and South America.

“Approximately 35% of our overall revenue, on average, is international,” says Adam Cook, Glebar CEO. www.glebar.com, IMTS 2016 Booth #N-7317

Rollomatic, Haas donate machines to Delta College

Delta College, Midland, Michigan, hosted the 14th annual Great Lakes Regional Haas Technical Educators Council Conference (HTEC) in conjunction with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting opening the school’s state-of-the-art CNC Machine Tool Lab in late April. Features of the upgraded facility include $1.2 million in new equipment as well as four CNC machines valued at $1 million entrusted to the school by Rollomatic Inc. and Haas Automation Inc.

Terry Morse, CNC program coordinator and associate professor at Delta, thanked the approximately 130 in attendance, along with the various companies that have supported the new CNC lab by presenting company representatives with custom-machined plaques. Those acknowledged for their support were Fred Schultz and Patrick Lynch of Haas Automation; Mark Handcock of Tru Tech Systems Inc.; and Eric Schwarzenbach of Rollomatic.

Joining Schwarzenbach, president of Rollomatic, at the event was Ambassador André Schaller, Consul General of the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York. At the Delta College Haas Technical Educator’s Conference, each took time to speak about the need to support training to develop a skilled workforce.

According to Morse, Delta College is the first college in the U.S. to enter into an entrustment program with Swiss-based Rollomatic and the first to begin training in multi-axis CNC grinding. www.rollomaticusa.com, IMTS 2016 Booth #N-7200 & N-7214; www.haascnc.com, IMTS 2016 Booth #S-8100; www.trutechsystems.com, IMTS 2016 Booth #N-7337

Medical market overview

Medical sensors market worth $15 billion by 2022

The medical sensors market is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.5% between 2016 and 2022, reaching $15 billion by 2022. The rapid growth is due to the increasing incidences of cancer, acute myocardial infarction, and diabetes mellitus, as well as the increasing number of postoperative rehabilitation patients across the globe. Electrocardiogram (ECG) sensors accounted for the largest market share in 2015, and are expected to grow at a high CAGR between 2016 and 2022. Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at the highest CAGR, due to the increasing population with respiratory diseases and the aging population. It is expected to be the fastest-growing region in terms of technological advancement, healthcare, and marketing. www.marketsandmarkets.com

Ophthalmic device global market to reach $22.1 billion

The global market for ophthalmic devices reached $16.8 billion in 2013 and nearly $17.7 billion in 2014, and is forecast to grow at CAGR of 4.6% to reach $22.1 billion in 2019. The market in the U.S. is projected to grow to $7.6 billion in 2019 and the market in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow to $6.4 billion by 2019 during the same forecast period. www.researchandmarkets.com

Medical power supply devices market to $1.6 billion globally

Proliferation of diagnostic equipment and systems, coupled with rising incidences of chronic diseases, is expected to drive the global adoption of medical power supply devices to $1.6 billion by 2022 with a CAGR of 4.5%. Power supply devices, also known as electric power converters, are electronic devices that convert one form of electrical energy into another and supply electrical energy to an electric load. They are used in a range of medical applications such as MRI, X-ray, CT and PET scanners, patient monitors, blood analyzers, DNA equipment, dental equipment, and robotic surgical devices. www.persistencemarketresearch.com

CNC Software is Mazak’s newest VIP

Mazak has certified CNC Software Inc. as the newest member of its Value Inspired Partners (VIP) technology program.

Mazak’s VIP program brings together producers of complementary technologies to create more innovative products and turnkey processes. Collaborating on R&D and integration efforts, the VIP program fosters a high level of cooperation and technological integration that moves beyond individual pieces of equipment. The program also fuels development of comprehensive training solutions for manufacturers.

CNC Software brings to Mazak customers programming solutions for milling, turning, wire EDM, router programming, plasma cutting, and lasers, along with 3D design and drafting. www.mazakusa.com, IMTS 2016 Booth #S-8300; www.mastercam.com, IMTS 2016 Booth #E-3340

US high-tech polymeric development, production

Raumedic’s new U.S. headquarters in Mills River, North Carolina, is a high-tech center for the development and production of customized and efficient polymeric products for the North American market. During the first stage of expansion, customized tubing, molded parts, and systems will be produced in the 13,000ft2 of cleanroom space.

Raumedic AG is a development partner and manufacturer of tubing, molded parts, catheters, and components for the medical and pharmaceutical industry. The company processes medical-grade thermoplastic polymers and silicones at four production sites in Germany and the U.S., and develops and produces high-precision pressure measurement systems with microchip technology for the indication areas of neuromonitoring, urology, and traumatology. www.raumedic.com

Jerry Rex appointed COO at Methods Machine Tools

Officials at Methods Machine Tools Inc. have appointed Jerry Rex as the company’s new chief operating officer. Rex, a manufacturing industry veteran with more than 25 years of management experience, complements Methods’ strategic plans for future growth.

Bryon Deysher, president and CEO at Methods says, “Jerry brings an energetic, passionate approach to leadership and shares the vision for Methods’ future. He is an excellent communicator, motivator, and team builder who will have assignments that will touch every level of the organization.” www.methodsmachine.com, IMTS 2016 Booth #S-9119

Kyocera expanding industrial ceramic operations

Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corp. broke ground on a $10 million expansion of its manufacturing operations in Vancouver, Washington. Planned for completion this year, the construction will expand Kyocera’s existing facility to 58,000ft2, and could create up to 30 new jobs during the next few years.

Conceived as a research and development center for advanced ceramic materials, the facility now serves as a specialty custom-order manufacturer of high-added-value engineered ceramic components. www.americas.kyocera.com

MarSolutions Engineered Metrology Team established

In response to increased demand for custom gaging solutions for dimensional metrology, Mahr Federal has established the MarSolutions Engineered Metrology Team, within its Engineered Products Division to augment custom gage development with customers. Operating from facilities worldwide, the team will help customers analyze the gaging requirements of their application, then design and build a customized gaging solution.

“Manufacturers often spend endless time searching catalogs and web pages without finding just the right gage for their job,” says Paul Mailloux, MarSolutions product manager. “We can help manufacturers determine how, when, and why to do their gaging.” www.mahr.com, IMTS 2016 Booth #E-5614