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thumb ByerleyAs the featured presenter scheduled for an April 15 additive manufacturing webinar, Xerox will offer a first-hand account of how 3D printing has transformed the way things are made at its model shop. Stratasys, a manufacturer of 3D printing equipment and materials, is sponsoring the webinar titled "Beyond Prototypes: 3D Printing Transforms Xerox's Model Shop."

ESI’s GemStone laser processing system offers a high-power, short-pulse-width UV fiber laser with GemPulse technology that is designed for optimal flex circuit processing performance, according to the company. GemStone features an 18W, short pulse-width UV fiber laser with pulse repetition frequency of up to 275 kHz.

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The Beswick PRDB-2N6 miniature pressure regulator with a high-resolution diaphragm cap is a finalist in Design News magazine’s “Golden Mousetrap” awards. The PRDB-2N6 can accurately sense even low pressures below 5 psi with its 1.875" diaphragm, along with a patented valve design, according to the company. A unique spring configuration minimizes height to 0.83" and it weighs 78g.

Minnesota Business Magazine announced the companies has selected for this year’s 100 Best Companies to Work for Award. Midwest Industrial Tool Grinding, Inc., Hutchinson, Minn., a first-time applicant and recipient, has been recognized as “the best that McLeod County has to offer” for work environment, employee benefits and culture, according to the company. MITGI manufactures standard and custom cutting tools, serving the medical, automotive and aerospace industries. 

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), the manufacturing industry's standards and certification body, and the Gene Haas Foundation (GHF), which provides scholarships for students entering technical training programs, will partner for the second year to help schools prepare more students for success in precision manufacturing careers.

Harvey Tool announced the release of its 30th Anniversary Spring 2015 Catalog. The Rowley, Mass.-based toolmaker will introduce over 1,100 new tools, including eight new products in its variable helix, plastic cutting, undercutting, chamfering and thread milling lines. In addition, new sizes and coating options have been added to over 40 different products, according to the company.

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Olympus Corp., Center Valley, Pa., a global imaging solutions provider, is partnering with the University of Notre Dame's Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) to host a micrograph competition open to all users of the facility. Users can submit any image taken using the Olympus optical microscopes housed in the Notre Dame Nanofabrication Facility (NDNF).

Miyachi America Corp., Monrovia, Calif., a manufacturer of laser welding, laser marking and micromachining equipment and systems, has introduced the BMI-500 gas dryer/purification system for use in manufacturing and research environments. The standalone unit features industry standard KF40 flange connectors for ease of integration with most gloveboxes.

Absolute Machine Tools, Lorain, Ohio, now offers a full line of EDM consumable products and services through its AccuteX EDM business unit, based in Mason, Ohio. AccuteX EDM now offers not only consumables for its line of EDMs, but also for most other OEMs, such as Mitsubishi, Sodick, FANUC and others.

The Intel Curie module is a complete low-power solution designed for companies interested in developing wearable technology solutions. The Intel Curie offers features that are ideal for "always-on" applications such as social media, sports and fitness activities, according to the company, enabling wearable solutions for a broad range of form factors including rings, bags, bracelets, pendants, fitness trackers and buttons.