Officials from the Ceratizit Group announced the planned acquisition of the Komet Group, as of Oct. 12, 2017. The transaction is still subject to the approval of the antitrust authorities. Together, Ceratizit and Komet will become one of the top five global players in the international cutting tools market. Its more than 9,000 employees at 34 production sites worldwide will enable manufacturing and delivery of products in close proximity to customers.

Mitutoyo puts metrology tools in students’ hands

Mitutoyo America Corp. donated Digimatic calipers and micrometers to students in the Engineering Technology Program at Northern Illinois University (NIU) in DeKalb, Illinois. Combining theoretical education with industry-based, hands-on opportunities, the technology program is preparing the next generation of engineers and technologists.

Matt Dye, president of Mitutoyo America Corp., told students, “What a great opportunity you have here. You’re seeing a lot of the same equipment that’s being used on the shop floor today. Take it all in.”

While donating the products he shared with the group that he was in a similar program in college and understanding how things get made correctly has provided him with many opportunities throughout his career.

Donald R. Peterson, Ph.D., dean of the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology at NIU, added, “Metrology is important, even for those in R&D. This class is essential in any type of engineering.”

Mitutoyo has a long-standing relationship with NIU. In 2008, Mitutoyo established the Mitutoyo Metrology Laboratory on the campus to provide hands-on, educational experience for technology and engineering undergraduate students. As one of the best-equipped educational metrology laboratories in the country, it includes gage blocks, micrometers, coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), laser scanning micrometers, and form measuring equipment.