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September 2, 2021

Sandvik to Acquire CAM Software Company Cambrio

Sandvik agreed to acquire CNC Software Inc., a provider of CAD/CAM software solutions for manufacturing industries and the company behind Mastercam, a widely used Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) brand in the industry. Sandvik said it "gains a world-class CAM brand in the Mastercam software suite with an installed base of around 270,000 licenses/users."


Cutting tool orders increased in June on both a monthly and year-over-year basis, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. June 2021 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $172.1 million. That was up from May as well as June 2020.




Manufacturing faces change as experienced workers retire and there is a lack of young, skilled people joining the workforce. "The manufacturing industry will have to evolve, and CNC automation can play a vital role in the process," writes Craig Zoberis in a column for SME Speaks. More investment in automation is needed, he says. "An operator can set the robot to produce the order even overnight—without stress for the operator or overtime to be paid by the business owner. But automation can also play another role; robots will become a machinist’s best friend."

How to improve EV's

Imagine eliminating 100 wires and 200 electrical connections from every electric vehicle, write Michael Ciaccio and Ferdinand Minnerrath of Gentherm. "The impact to cost, weight, labor, packaging space and resulting critical reliability could transform the EV driving experience as we know it." The authors lay out a multi-step plan to achieve such goals.



India's air regulator ended a more than two-year-old ban on Boeing Co.'s 737 Max aircraft, Reuters reported. The move by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation took effect immediately. Boeing called the agency's move "a significant milestone toward safely returning the 737 Max to service in India." The 737 Max was grounded in March 2019 following two fatal crashes. China is the only major market that has not approved the aircraft resuming service.


Sunnen Products Co., a maker of precision bore creation and finishing equipment, promoted F. Christopher Miltenberger to CEO. He joined the company in 2015 as president and chief operating officer. St. Louis-based Sunnen said the executive "has become the face of Sunnen to our customers, business partners and employees."



The former chief executive of Icahn Enterprises was named CEO of electric-truck maker Lordstown Motors, the Associated Press said. Daniel Ninivaggi is taking over after the previous CEO stepped down along with the chief financial officer. Ninivaggi will be a board member. He has previous experience at Lear Corp. and Federal Mogul Holdings Corp.


Power management company Eaton said its Vehicle Group has introduced a lineup of specialized differentials for electrified vehicles with comparable performance to traditional internal combustion engine vehicles. The company said its Traction Control family of differentials can provide improved traction in adverse conditions, such as snow and mud, and improved stability while trailering.





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