The Blade Advisor web app from Amada Machine Tools America Inc. is now available through the company’s website. The new app allows users to select attributes for what they are cutting, such as material, size and shape, and in turn are provided with a blade recommendation along with speed and feed recommendations.
Cosen saws celebrates 40th anniversary
2016 marks the 40th Anniversary since Cosen Saws opened its doors in 1976 in Hsinchu, Taiwan. In addition to celebrating four decades in business, the company also built a new headquarters and manufacturing facility in 2016 in Taichung. Recently, their North American office launched a newly designed website specifically for the U.S. marketplace. The company produces vertical and horizontal bandsaws for the steel cutting, structural steel cutting, aircraft component manufacturing and automobile parts fabricating industries and is one of the largest professional bandsaw manufacturers and exporters worldwide.
Doall adds two new team members
Mark Park (top), DoAll Sawing Products’ new national manager, brings an extensive background in motion control, process automation, robotics and safety critical components. In the new role, his focus will be on distributor and customer relationships, quality and providing leadership to sales. George Farraye (bottom), DoAll’s new western factory regional manager, also offers an extensive background in industrial/tooling manufacturing sales. His focus will be on offering his technical expertise to DoAll’s western distributors and customers.
IMTS highlights smart sawing systems
In the Abrasive Machining/Sawing/Finishing Pavilion at IMTS 2016, several OEMs showcased new honing and sawing machines featuring online data management capabilities. Inspired by manufacturers’ need to improve productivity, OEMs are increasingly developing new methods to connect equipment with cloud-based applications that can be accessed on smart devices. According to Peter R. Eelman, vice president of exhibitions and business development at the Association For Manufacturing Technology, the parent organization of IMTS, “Modern grinding, honing and sawing systems have a much cleaner profile. Compared to mechanical controls and bolt-on accessories, a CNC-driven system with servo-motor control inspires confidence on plant tours. Customers will readily discern that your shop is set up to produce consistent quality parts.”