Register to attend the Feb. 24, 12PM ET Manufacturing Lunch + Learn where you’ll hear from Norton | Saint Gobain and Strausak.
As cutting tool orders continue their recovery from disruptions due to the pandemic, there is a need in the market for high performing tools that provide a better value proposition to the end-user. During the first session, Norton | Saint Gobain experts, Philip Varghese and Alfredo Barragan, will discuss grinding product tiers and their key technology differences that help significantly lower cost per part when grinding cutting tools. Relevant end-user case studies involved in flute grinding, OD and clearance grinding of round tools (end mills, drills), as well as periphery and form grinding of inserts (carbide, PCBN) will be presented. Attendees will also get a sneak peek at the next generation products for round tool grinding and insert grinding that are being actively pursued and tested in the cutting tool market by Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives.
The second session will highlight the Strausak model ONE, the new flexible 5-axis CNC tool grinding machine for the orthopedic industry. The machine allows particularly long flute length which is common with surgical drills and reamers. This scalable model has been designed so that any options can be upgraded and retrofitted at any time during the life of the machine to help the user to stay competitive in a dynamic and unpredictable environment. Kris Zellmann, Strausak's National Sales Manager for the U.S. will lead the presentation. Strausak is a member of the Swiss Rollomatic Group of Companies specializing in the design and manufacturing of high precision CNC machines for production grinding and resharpening of cutting tools as well as orthopedic instruments and implants.
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Register for the webinar to learn how developments in robotics, industrial vision, and collaborative automation open new capabilities in manufacturing automation and engineering.
Automation plays a significant role in manufacturing productivity and the quality of part production, yet not all companies are embracing automation as they should. As advancements in automation continue, there are still questions about the best approach to implementing automation and where to start.
On February 16, 2022, our automation webinar features experts from HIGH QA, SCHUNK, and THK, who will discuss trends and answer questions concerning adopting and implementing automation.
Development in robotics, industrial vision, and collaborative automation open new capabilities in manufacturing automation and engineering. Don’t miss this webinar!
Spinnaker will operate as a standalone subsidiary of Mactac.
Stow, Ohio-based Mactac, a LINTEC Co., has completed the acquisition of Spinnaker Coating LLC, representing $130 million of specialty revenue at a price of $40 million. The asset purchase consists of Spinnaker’s manufacturing facility and headquarters based in Troy, Ohio, and North American distribution centers located in Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; and, Vails Gate, New York. Spinnaker will operate as a standalone subsidiary of Mactac.
As part of LINTEC, Mactac is one of the largest, most diversified global pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) suppliers. Mactac’s acquisition of Spinnaker, which specializes in the customized production and distribution of pressure-sensitive roll label and sheet base materials in North America, creates a world-class specialty labeling company.
With Spinnaker, LINTEC, and Duramark Products (formally Ritrama USA and acquired by Mactac in 2021) serving the industry together, Mactac’s combined pressure-sensitive adhesive technologies provide the North American market with necessary support and capacity.
“Mactac built upon our solid foundation adding enhanced service, capabilities and breadth of product offering,” said Ed LaForge, Mactac president and CEO. “Our combined product offering now encompasses all adhesive technologies, including hot-melt, solvent, silicone, and emulsion. We offer a wide range of high-quality PSA materials for any application need, such as film, cast vinyl, and specialty solutions. And, with Spinnaker’s unique business model, we will expand Mactac and Spinnaker specialty labelstock offerings to create a model unlike any other.”
The purchase of Spinnaker delivers Mactac customers an abundance of new opportunities in specialty labeling. Spinnaker customers benefit from Mactac’s advanced technologies, innovative solutions, modern production capabilities, and depth of technical expertise.
“Joining together gives Spinnaker access to Mactac’s state-of-the-art engineering and technology and offers our customers new and expanded product offerings and adhesive capabilities,” says Lou Guzzetti, Spinnaker’s chairman. “And, like Spinnaker, Mactac is an employee-centric organization with a service-first culture. We look forward to realizing the possibilities this acquisition brings to our employees and to the market.”
Mactac is focused on market growth and operational expansion. The Duramark acquisition expanded Mactac’s technology, adhesive capabilities, and production capacity with more facilities and locations, new world-class coaters, and advanced automation technologies. In 2022, Mactac will add five new world-class slitting assets and further grow its adhesive formulation and manufacturing capabilities.
Mactac’s acquisition of Spinnaker further solidifies LINTEC’s commitment to bring its comprehensive global capabilities to the North American market.
Metallic aerostructures production and assembly business is in Stuart, Florida.
Daher has entered into a definitive agreement with the Triumph Group Inc. for the acquisition of its metallic aerostructures production and assembly business located in Stuart, Florida.
This acquisition enables Daher to:
• Strengthen its presence and production capacities in America following the acquisition of Quest Aircraft (Kodiak) in 2019
• Expand the company’s relationship with North American customers in accordance with its strategic plan
• Reinforce the company’s offering as an aerospace equipment manufacturer of large structural assemblies and sub-assemblies, as well as strengthen the group’s expertise in producing metallic aerostructures
The Stuart operation specializes in the assembly of large, complex metallic structures such as wing and fuselage assemblies, and has approximately 400 employees. The Stuart business is located on a historic site for North America’s aerospace industry on the southeast coast of Florida, 90 miles south of Cape Canaveral and 40 miles north of West Palm Beach. The site is strategically located near shipping centers for rail, air, sea, and ground transportation.
“This acquisition is perfectly aligned with Daher’s ‘Succeed Together’ strategic plan, including the goal of significantly developing our North American activities across all of the company’s divisions”, said Didier Kayat, Daher’s CEO. “We strengthened our aircraft manufacturing business by acquiring Kodiak in 2019, and also have achieved significant organic growth in our services activities. With this acquisition, we strive to strengthen our industrial business. This significant transaction enables us to position ourselves globally as a key aerospace player.”
The transaction is subject to regulatory reviews and other customary closing conditions.
Daher currently has two North American factories at Sandpoint, Idaho, and in Nogales, Mexico.
Qatar Airways orders 34 777-8 Freighters, with options for 16 more.
Boeing has launched the new 777-8 Freighter and expanded its 777X and freighter families of jetliners with an order for up to 50 aircraft from one of the world’s largest cargo carriers, Qatar Airways.
Qatar Airways will be the 777-8 Freighter launch customer with a firm order for 34 jets and options for 16 more, a total purchase that would be worth more than $20 billion at current list prices and the largest freighter commitment in Boeing history by value. The order also supports hundreds of U.S. suppliers from across 38 states, will sustain more than 35,000 U.S. jobs, and provide the American economy with an annual estimated economic impact of $2.6 billion during the contract’s delivery period.
Featuring advanced technology from the 777X family and performance of the 777 Freighter, the 777-8 Freighter will offer a payload capacity nearly identical to the 747-400 Freighter and a 25% improvement in fuel efficiency, emissions, and operating costs, enabling a more sustainable and profitable business for operators.
At the White House, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, His Excellency Ambassador Sheikh Mishaal bin Hamad Al Thani, Director of the White House National Economic Council Brian Deese, and Boeing President and CEO Dave Calhoun joined the formal signing by Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Stan Deal and Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, who reaffirmed the airline’s commitment to the 777X family with the record-breaking 777-8 Freighter deal. First delivery of the new freighter is anticipated in 2027.
With a range of 4,410nm (8,167km), the 777-8 Freighter has a maximum structural payload of 118 tonnes, allowing customers to make fewer stops and reduce landing fees on long-haul routes.
Boeing will build the 777-8 Freighter in its Everett, Washington, factory. The company has invested more than $1 billion into the Everett site to support 777X production and sustain thousands of local jobs for decades to come.
As part of the agreement, Qatar Airways will convert 20 of its 60 777X family orders to the 777-8 Freighter. Qatar Airways is also ordering two current 777 Freighters to capitalize on the buoyant air cargo market. Customers from around the world have ordered more than 300 777 Freighters since the program began in 2005.
Boeing and Qatar Airways also signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a firm order of 25 737-10 aircraft and purchase rights for 25 additional airplanes. The total value of this 737-10 commitment is nearly $7 billion at current list prices. The largest model in the MAX family, the 737-10 seats up to 230 passengers in a single-class configuration and can fly up to 3,300 miles.
An international carrier with a passenger fleet including Boeing 777 and 787 Dreamliner airplanes and an all-Boeing cargo fleet of 747 and 777 freighters, Qatar Airways serves more than 140 key business and leisure destinations worldwide.
Qatar Airways Cargo, based in Doha, State of Qatar, serves a global network of more than 60 freighter destinations and 140 passenger destinations using freighters, belly-hold passenger flights, passenger freighters, and mini freighters. The airline's freighter fleet includes two Boeing 747-8 freighters, two Boeing 747-4 freighters, 26 Boeing 777 freighters, one Airbus 310 freighter and two Boeing 777-300ER mini freighters. It also has an extensive road feeder service (RFS) network.