Bob Hellinger, President, Emuge Corp. (left); Alan Levine, Managing Director, Open Mind Technologies USA.

Emuge Corp. and Open Mind Technologies AG have partnered to continue to share technical data and best practices on machining applications and programs, participate in joint seminars, and collaborate to develop and promote advanced, high productivity machining solutions for North American manufacturing professionals.

This agreement “formally reinforces our commitment with Open Mind to provide the most advanced technology and machining productivity for our customers in North America,” says Bob Hellinger, president of Emuge Corp.

“We are looking forward to further leverage our resources and expertise to jointly develop the most advanced machining strategies for today’s manufacturers,” says Alan Levine, managing director of Open Mind Technologies USA Inc.;

Award-winning powder metal parts

The Grand Prize winner of the 2017 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards Competition, sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) in the Medical/Dental Category went to ARC Group Worldwide, Longmont, Colorado. The award was for a metal injection molded (MIM) surgical keel punch made for Paragon Medical. The part functions as a broach, removing bone during knee surgery. Made from MIM-17-4 PH stainless steel, the part is molded and sintered to net shape with no additional coining, machining, or post-processing to alter its shape.

Winners were announced at the POWDERMET2017 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials.

Expanded lead-free initiative

PennEngineering now uses lead-free material for its entire catalog of steel fasteners, eliminating potential environmental issues, underscoring a long-standing role as an environmentally friendly manufacturer, promoting overall sustainability objectives, and providing the marketplace the capability to plan and develop lead-free products and components. 

New materials, processes, and tool technologies allowed lead removal without compromising fastener quality and performance. The conversion applies to all current production at PennEngineering manufacturing facilities globally.

Industry news briefs

Heidenhain’s business development manager

Gisbert Ledvon has been hired as Heidenhain’s TNC business development manager in North America. Ledvon will oversee technical value and commercial demand for the TNC controls at the end user and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) levels. In addition, Ledvon will lead a team of 5-axis machining, programming, and technology specialists from Heidenhain’s Schaumburg, Illinois, U.S. headquarters.

Seco launches new global website

Seco Tools’ global website helps customers boost output and navigate complex metalworking processes. Visitors can access product and technical information, industry resources, and support in a central location.

Mahr changes name

Mahr Federal has changed its name to Mahr Inc. and will immediately transition to the new name in all legal, product, and promotional uses.

“As a worldwide manufacturer of dimensional metrology equipment and member of the Mahr Group, this change will provide more consistency and better product and brand recognition across all our markets,” says Tony Picone, president, Mahr Inc.