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In-Place Machining Company Acquires East Coast Metrology, LLC

Strategic Partnership Expands Precision Field Service Capabilities and Strengthens Commitment to Customer Service Excellence

Milwaukee, WIIn-Place Machine Company, LLC (IPM) is pleased to announce the acquisition of East Coast Metrology, LLC (ECM) as part of a long-term growth strategy to expand reach and service offerings to customers and prospects across the U.S. and Canada. Globally recognized as the premier provider of high-precision industrial solutions, IPM has long been the leader in onsite machining, diamond wire cutting and drilling, and alignment and measurement services. Adding the experience, knowledge, precision metrology and calibration expertise of ECM increases the capabilities IPM’s Measurement and Alignment Services Division and exponentially enhances the benefits to customers across a multitude of industries.

“IPM could not be happier about East Coast Metrology joining our great Team,” said Dean Flint, President and CEO of In-Place Machining Company. “Their experienced high caliber group of engineers and expertise in the metrology and calibration space, as well as their company culture and dedication to customer service, make them a perfect fit for our customers and for our growth strategy.”

“This is a very exciting time for East Coast Metrology”, said Gary Confalone, former owner and President of East Coast Metrology. “It was very important to me that we partner with a company that understands the many benefits of metrology and calibration and is committed to investing in the technology and more importantly, in our people.” Mr. Confalone added, “I firmly believe we found the right partner in IPM.”

East Coast Metrology is a highly respected full-service contract measurement company specializing in 3D scanning and modeling, reverse engineering and design, training and certification, instrument calibrations, equipment rentals, integration and alignment services. Headquartered in Topsfield, Massachusetts, ECM hosts an ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited Laboratory where they perform instrument calibrations, repairs, and CMM part inspection and programming. ECM has an additional Midwest Regional Office in Wixom, Michigan and capabilities in Canada and Mexico.  

ECM joins Exact Metrology and OASIS Alignment Services in IPM’s growing Measurement and Alignment Services Division. Exact Metrology, an ISO 9001:2015 and AS 9100 Rev D certified company, also provides contract measurement and 3D scanning services, as well as metrology equipment solutions, and hardware and software rentals. OASIS Alignment Services is the leader in highly accurate precision machine alignment and mechanical services.

With the acquisition of East Coast Metrology, all IPM customers will not only benefit from expanded precision measurement and onsite machining services, but closer proximity to these services from sixteen locations strategically located across North America.

“The combination of East Coast Metrology, Exact Metrology, and OASIS Alignment Services as divisions of IPM give our great company a breadth and scale of high-end metrology capabilities that are unmatched in the industry,” noted Mr. Flint.

Please note: East Coast Metrology is committed to a seamless transition, and we are very excited about the additional industrial services this partnership provides our customers. Know that we remain dedicated to providing the high level of service expected of us, and that the ECM representatives that you currently work with, and trust do not change. If you have any questions or want to learn more, please do not hesitate to contact us.


In-Place Machining Company: On-Site Machining Solutions In-Place, Any Place in the World.

 With facilities across the United States and Canada, In-Place Machining Company is the premier provider of high-precision engineered on-site machining, large scale cutting & drilling, 3D scanning, and measurement and alignment services for a wide range of industries including renewable energy, aerospace, industrial, and military customers throughout the world. For more visit www.inplace.com.

 East Coast Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company

East Coast Metrology is a globally recognized full-service contract measurement company specializing in 3D scanning and modeling, reverse engineering & design, training and certification, instrument calibrations, equipment rentals, integration & alignment services. Headquartered in Topsfield, Massachusetts, ECM hosts an ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited Laboratory where they perform instrument calibrations, repairs, and CMM part inspection and programming. For more visit www.eastcoastmetrology.com

Corporate Contacts

Dean FlintGary Confalone
President & CEO In-Place Machining Company, LLCPresident, East Coast Metrology, LLC
3811 N. Holton Street428-A Boston Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212Topsfield, MA 01983
414.562.2000978.887.5781
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ANCACrete Polymer Concrete Base: A Proven ANCA Strength

It all begins with a solid base… and a secret recipe.

What do tool and cutter grinders and buildings have in common? The importance of having a solid foundation.

An essential component of achieving good accuracy and repeatability when grinding a cutting tool is the base. Having a stable foundation for a machine is paramount to achieving stable production. As part of ANCA’s commitment to vertical integration, in the late 1980s Pat McCluskey decided to replace the bases that were then outsourced with an ANCA designed and manufactured base.

McCluskey’s research was conducted primarily in Europe in conjunction with Aachen University who had carried out some research in polymer concrete in machine tool applications. He worked with German and local consultants to develop ANCA’s recipe for concrete base manufacture. The base molding technology they developed has since been an important part of the rigid ANCA bases.

The first base was poured in late 1989. Further pouring and testing followed until everyone was fully satisfied. Now called ANCAcrete, this technology would provide the best possible foundation for precision CNC grinders, reducing vibration and increasing the overall rigidity of the machine.

Since 1991 we have been using the polymer base technology which forms the stable foundation base of all ANCA machines. Customers often ask us to explain the benefits of polymer concrete and we explain that polymer concrete by its very nature has a high thermal mass, so our bases are good at absorbing a lot of heat.

That means that throughout the production processes, their growth and contraction are very controlled and it takes a long time which means that the process is very, very stable. The second main part of polymer concrete is that when we designed the mix over 20 years ago, it was made to mimic the expansion thermal coefficients of cast iron very closely. This means that as our machines heat up and cool down, we can control the expansion and contraction of the machine – which in turn, gives us control over the production processes to make sure that the machine aligns to how we want it to react.

FastGrind TG7 with a polymer concrete base, which had eight times the rigidity and dampening of conventional cast iron bases
FastGrind TG7 with a polymer concrete base, which had eight times the rigidity and dampening of conventional cast iron bases

Between the large thermal mass, the very closely linked thermal expansion coefficient to cast iron and also the vibration absorbing characteristics, ANCAcrete significantly contributes to the overall rigidity of the machine. For our customers this translates into highly accurate tools with a superior surface finish.

This is the first in a series looking at the range of ANCA technology that we have developed and refined over the years so that we can offer the best in class to the market. At ANCA we have fully embraced the benefits of vertical integration and are the only tool and cutter grinding machine company in the world that designs and manufactures the complete machine, including building the CNC, precision motors and spindles, and of course our ANCAcrete polymer concrete bases, in-house.

This means customers enjoy the benefits of a manufacturer that understands their product completely, stands behind the quality of every element, and is uniquely positioned to custom design both hardware and software to suit individual needs.


ANCA is a market leading manufacturer of CNC grinding machines. It was founded in 1974 in Melbourne, Australia where the company still has its global headquarters. ANCA has offices in the UK, Germany, China, Thailand, India, Japan, Brazil and the USA as well as a comprehensive network of representatives and agents worldwide.

ANCA CNC grinders are used for manufacturing precision cutting tools and components across a diverse range of competitive industries including cutting tool manufacture, automotive, aerospace, electronics and medical.

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Exact Metrology Organized #HandsOnMetrologyFair

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, hosted their #HandsOnMetrologyFair in Brookfield, Wisconsin, Cincinnati, Ohio and Moline, Illinois. The fair featured discussions, presentations and demonstrations on several 3D scanning solutions available in the GOM #HandsOnMetrology tool kit including ATOS Q, T-SCAN hawk and Scan 1.

One of the demonstrations involved a GOM ATOS Q structured light scanner on a cobot mounted to a portable cart that can be taken wherever it’s needed. ATOS Q is a flexible 3D scanner for complex measurement and inspection tasks in different industries. The scanner delivers fully traceable measurement results, especially in harsh conditions. It captures quality information quickly and with a high degree of detail, providing a reliable basis to easily interpret the information. ScanCobot, a mobile automated 3D scanning system, easily integrates with ATOS Q.  Combined with an automated robotic arm, the GOM ScanCobot is cost-effective and easy to use. Ideal for a machine shop looking to automate their metrology lab, it doesn’t require a robot programmer to run the unit.

GOM T-SCAN hawk is a compact hand-held scanner that’s designed to capture data whenever needed. It includes technical features such as: photogrammetry of large objects, multiple laser sources and three scanning models. This makes it the perfect solution for fine detail. Thanks to the GOM Inspect onboard, the T-SCAN hawk offers a complete solution to simplify your entire workflow from scanning to evaluation and reporting.

 The GOM Scan 1 is a low-cost high-quality scanner with rotary table. It allows users to have some level of automation at an affordable cost.  The sensor is built to deliver 3D data with high precision. Easy to operate, the scanner is ideal for simple and fast measurements of small to medium-sized parts, even in confined spaces. With pre-installed GOM Inspect software, users can generate precise meshes and obtain 3D data easily and quickly.

Dean Solberg, Vice President of Metrology at Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining, believes there are many options for shops, regardless of budget. “We have a full spectrum of high quality scanners at affordable prices. Automated 3D scanning is within reach of the smaller shop reducing labor costs and the need for the skilled inspector.”


In-Place Machining Company: On-Site Machining Solutions In-Place, Any Place in the World.

In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Wisconsin, Washington, Virginia, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada, is the premier provider of high-precision engineered on-site machining, metrology, and large scale cutting & drilling services for a wide range of renewable energy, aerospace, industrial, and military customers throughout the world.                                  

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, is ISO9001, AS9100 Certified as well as ITAR Registered.

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio, Moline, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, plus affiliated offices throughout the country, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D and CT scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development and 2D drawings. The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.

GOM GmbH

GOM, a company of the ZEISS Group, specializes in industrial 3D coordinate measuring technology, 3D computed tomography and 3D testing. From product development to production and worldwide distribution, GOM offers machines and systems for manual and automated 3D digitizing, evaluation software, training and professional support from a single source. In industries such as automotive, aerospace, energy and consumer goods, more than 17,000 GOM system installations are in use internationally. At more than 60 locations and with more than 1,200 metrology specialists, GOM guarantees profound advice and first-class service. Since mid-2019, GOM has been a part of the ZEISS Group and has formed the Center of Excellence for optical metrology. With more than 31,000 employees in 50 countries and annual revenue totaling more than 6.4 billion euros, ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics.

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Australian Manufacturer, the Edge Equine, Finds Its Niche in Equine Dental Products Using ANCA’s FX Machines

Growth in the animal health industry saw the company invest in a FX5E to keep up with demand

Based in Bendigo, Victoria, The Edge Equine is an Australian manufacturer of equine dental products, primarily rasps for manual horse dentistry. The company also provides commercial industrial sharpening services for the central Victorian region – specializing in high precision sharpening such as broach drills, annular cutters, saw blades, and router bits for local commercial cabinet makers, sawmills, and food processors.

The company’s focus on manufacturing equine dental products stemmed from a local horse dentist’s request to sharpen his equine dental blades. Today, it is a point of differentiation as The Edge Equine has concentrated on a more traditional product while other manufacturers have moved to the electronics industry.

The Edge Equine pride themselves on providing prompt service, made possible with on-site manufacturing capabilities that enable them to ship products within 48 hours. The company sells directly to over 40 countries, with distributors in the US, UK, New Zealand, and South Africa.

Tim McMahon, Managing Director of The Edge Equine said, “Our relationship with ANCA started in 2005 when we purchased a second-hand TG4. Over the years we grew to have three TG4s on the floor. ANCA were fantastic, they helped us write our programs, get the machines up and going and then when we swapped to our first FX3, ANCA developed the programs to make our products which was absolutely fantastic.”

“We invested in the FX5E in 2020. We were after another machine, as our demand for product had grown to the point where the FX3 and the remaining TG4 couldn’t cope. Jake [Farragher], ANCA Asia-Pacific General Manager recommended the new FX5E as having some features that would certainly help us grow, part of that being its future ability to be automated as our growth continued. It’s been a pretty seamless transition with having the FX3 and FX5E on the floor.”

The Edge Equine mainly produce dental rasps and floats, devices that are used for maintenance of horses’ teeth. “The average cycle time is approximately 14 to 16 minutes depending on the rasp profile that we’re grinding which is two blades per cycle so it’s roughly eight minutes, seven to eight minutes per blade,” Tim said. “Most of our clients around the world order on an as needs basis so a prompt manufacture and supply is important to us and our customers.”

The future is bright with ANCA FX5E

Tim said, “With the implementation of the FX5E, it has given us new scope to look at more high precision grinding in the industrial regrinding market. We do a lot of granular cutters, annular cutters or broach cutters. We’re also looking at new products once again in the veterinary space. These are sectioning burrs for basically cutting out teeth that’s inside the horse’s head. As you can see, they’re quite a long burr. So there’s a lot of growth in using the capabilities of the FX5E.”

“The FX5E has the capacity to have robotics fitted and it will be something to look at in the future as our market grows and with the help of ANCA, we’ll develop a process to automate the process of blades. At the moment, we manually feed the machines, which still works well for us, but we have the opportunity to grow further on the automation stage.”

“The other major benefit of the FX5E is its flexibility. It gives us the capacity to change from manufacturing our rasps through to grinding tools within a matter of minutes. As with the FX3, we do jig setups, change things over, change wheels. It becomes time-consuming. But the flexibility we have now is outstanding, we can go from one job to the next without losing any time.”

“The FX5E is probably the first opportunity where we’ve had the capacity and the wherefore to branch out into different products and it’s also given us a lot more flexibility of sharpening our own mills within our own processing.”

Tim recognizes that the company’s two-hour location from the ANCA headquarters is a major advantage. “Whenever we’ve had issues, there’s always someone on the phone to talk to and usually they’ll have a technician up here within 5 hours or the next morning. As our customers expect customer service from us, our expectation from ANCA is to have a high level of customer service – and they certainly provide.”

Tim is confident that the company will see continual growth in the animal health industry, enabling The Edge Equine to be a leader in the manufacture of manual tools for equine dentistry. He envisions using the FX5E along with ANCA’s technology to manufacture other products within the veterinary space in the next 10 to 15 years.

“Prior to COVID, we would do three or four conferences a year within the USA, at least one in the UK, and Germany. We are and we’ll always be looking at what the world needs and what the industry needs as far as these types of tools,” Tim concluded.


ANCA is a market leading manufacturer of CNC grinding machines. It was founded in 1974 in Melbourne, Australia where the company still has its global headquarters. ANCA has offices in the UK, Germany, China, Thailand, India, Japan, Brazil and the USA as well as a comprehensive network of representatives and agents worldwide. ANCA CNC grinders are used for manufacturing precision cutting tools and components across a diverse range of competitive industries including cutting tool manufacture, automotive, aerospace, electronics and medical.

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Exact Metrology Trains the Next Generation of Workers

The company’s biggest challenge is not only finding people to work, but finding those with enough knowledge to operate the equipment

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company and a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, provides extensive training to both customers and operators, from the basic to the most advanced operation.

Dean Solberg, Vice President of Metrology at Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining, believes there are several challenges facing the industry today.  With the older workforce retiring, it is no longer a problem of finding new workers to take their place, but more about finding people who want to work and have the necessary skills to work.  

When detailing training, Solberg mentioned that they offer customers “everything from basic operation of the equipment we offer for sale all the way to high level programming and operation of the equipment/software we sell.” Additional training options include DMIS, PolyWorks, Geomagic Design X and Geomagic Wrap. Training is available for the operation of anything from handheld metrology (Artec) to CT systems, geospatial systems, laser trackers and arms.

The company frequently partners with educational institutions, being present at career fairs and visiting colleges. They recently held a trade fair with the Milwaukee School of Engineering, presenting the latest in scanning technology to a consortium the school drives for additive manufacturing. The consortium is funded by a group of larger manufacturers based in Wisconsin. 

According to Solberg, the biggest challenge the company faces is “finding people with enough knowledge and understanding to operate the equipment.” He added that in their “classroom” environment, there are plateaus of knowledge. Thus, attendees with advanced skills get bored because there are also those that are less knowledgeable.  All training is in-person and dedicated to the customer.

While training hasn’t changed much in the last few years, Solberg finds that many manufacturers of equipment are trying to simplify the software they offer in order to appeal to lower skilled operators.  He states that the wage issue drives a lot of the lower level operators, saying, “You can’t afford to hire a scanner operator and pay then $30.00/hour.  So you dumb the operation of the software down and hire a $20.00/hour operator.

Regarding the future, the metrology industry follows the trends of the machine tool business (although metrology is about ten years behind). However, Solberg is optimistic given that “You are now beginning to see more automation in the metrology field with more coming every day.  An example is cobots, even robotically loaded CMM and CT scanners. Plus, you’re seeing more GO/NO GO gauges on the shop floor”.  He concludes that as time progresses, there will be more process control tools on the shop floor, making quality more predictive than reactive.


In-Place Machining Company: On-Site Machining Solutions In-Place, Any Place in the World.

In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Wisconsin, Washington, Virginia, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada, is the premier provider of high-precision engineered on-site machining, metrology, and large scale cutting & drilling services for a wide range of renewable energy, aerospace, industrial, and military customers throughout the world.                                  

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, is ISO9001, AS9100 Certified as well as ITAR Registered.

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio, Moline, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, plus affiliated offices throughout the country, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D and CT scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development and 2D drawings. The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.

For more information, please contact:

EXACT METROLOGY, INC. 
Dean Solberg
20515 Industry Avenue
Brookfield, WI 53045
Local: 262-533-0800
www.exactmetrology.com
deans@exactmetrology.com

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Rineck Shrink Fit Tooling and Machine Technology Now Available From Platinum Tooling in the United States and Mexico

Platinum Tooling, the importer and master distributor of live tools, angle heads, Swiss machine products, knurling and marking tools manufactured by various international suppliers, is now the importer of Rineck shrink fit tooling and shrink fit machine technology in the United States and Mexico. The announcement was made by Platinum Tooling president, Preben Hansen, at their headquarters in Prospect Heights, Illinois, near Chicago.

Established in 1966, Rineck started as a job shop for small parts, then became a producer of hydraulic parts for the mining industry and is now a globally recognized manufacturer of tool holding technology. Rineck’s investment in state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and commitment to innovation, research and development allows them to constantly look for ways to   achieve the optimal balance of quality, consistency and affordability.    

Rineck offers standard and custom shrink fit tool holders with various connections including CAT, HSK, BT, SK, PSC and straight shank extensions. In addition, ER shrink fit collets are available. For added rigidity, flange or dual contact holders are available for CAT and BT tapers.  A clamping range from 3 mm to 32 mm is possible for both slim and standard styles. All tools are available in inch and metric sizes.  

Rineck produces a wide range of standard shrink fit tool holders as well as custom tooling.  In addition to standard 4.5° taper tools, 3° slim and extra slim tools are available. Most holders come standard with length adjusting screws. Coolant delivery to the cutting tool can be achieved either through the center or flange of the tool holder utilizing coolant jets or slots.      

In addition to shrink fit tool holders, Platinum Tooling will offer shrink fit machine technology. 

Equipped with an elevation cooling system, heated tools can be moved to a cooling tank with a push of a button. The machine’s smart design keeps accessories stored but close at hand during operation. 

For this new line of shrink fit tooling and machine technology, Platinum Tooling will handle application engineering, sales and service through a network of distributors across the United States and Mexico.


For further information, please contact: 

Preben Hansen, President
PLATINUM TOOLING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
16 E. Piper Lane Suite 128
Prospect Heights, IL 60070
Phone:  847-749-0633
Fax:  847-749-2445
Email:  phansen@platinumtooling.com

Platinum Tooling Technologies, Inc. in Prospect Heights, IL, near Chicago, serves its growing North American customer base with an extensive inventory of machine tool accessories. Its experienced staff is dedicated to providing the most innovative tooling and technology. Platinum Tooling Technologies, Inc. serves the auto, aero, medical, woodworking, composites and other industries, as well as an ever-increasing number of machine tool OEMs, through its network of manufacturers’ representatives. Platinum Tooling is the master importer of Heimatec, Henninger, Tecnicrafts, AMF Tooling and Hommel + Keller QUICK® tools for North America.

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ANCA Machine Basics: Machine Overview and Kinematic Layout

In this episode, Hugh Ingham from ANCA takes viewers back to to basics through an in-depth overview of machine fundamentals including the human machine interface (HMI), general machine layout and kinematic layout. The video is below.

Hugh Ingham started at ANCA as an applications engineer in 2015, and for three years, was involved in testing and the development of new standard products, as well as grinding applications for custom solutions. In that time, he had multiple opportunities to travel to Thailand, Japan and South Korea gaining firsthand knowledge of customers’ experiences.

Hugh Ingham
Hugh Ingham, ANCA

In 2018, Hugh was seconded for two years to ANCA Germany, functioning as both an applications and mechanical design engineer to deliver custom solutions to customers. This experience proved invaluable, as working directly with customers in Europe and seeing how they used ANCA’s products and how they could be improved – helps shape the way he approaches his job today. The scope and encouragement to explore new ideas, build new skills and develop as an engineer has driven Hugh’s passion for ensuring end-users get the most out of their technology.

In 2020, Hugh returned to Australia and since then has been continuing to develop custom solutions for a wide range of applications including medical, automotive, aerospace and more. Hugh is the host of ANCA Academy – a dedicated TV show for customers to learn more about ANCA’s products and solutions.


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ANCA is a market leading manufacturer of CNC grinding machines. It was founded in 1974 in Melbourne, Australia where the company still has its global headquarters. ANCA has offices in the UK, Germany, China, Thailand, India, Japan, Brazil and the USA as well as a comprehensive network of representatives and agents worldwide.

ANCA CNC grinders are used for manufacturing precision cutting tools and components across a diverse range of competitive industries including cutting tool manufacture, automotive, aerospace, electronics and medical.

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Siemens offers Virtual Product Expert for CNC

Allows all Siemens CNC community members to interact with a product expert and get answers to programming and operations questions on-demand

Siemens today introduced the Virtual Product Expert (VPE), a new support program for its CNC machine tool users, machine builders, dealers and importers.  Through the VPE program, customers can now interact directly with a SINUMERIK CNC product expert and have their specific operation and programming questions answered — from the basic functions of the control to the most advanced machining technology aspects of the hardware and software suites.  Best of all, this service is offered to all Siemens CNC community members at no cost. 

Person at Computer with Virtual Product Expert for CNC
The Siemens Virtual Product Expert enables the company’s CNC community to access a product expert for assistance with programming or operations, all at no cost. 

Machine tool customers can contact Siemens to arrange an online session, tailored to their specific needs, regardless of where the programmer, operator or the machine are located.  Sessions are typically one-hour in length and are being scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

John Meyer, the Marketing Communications Manager for the Siemens Machine Tool Business, notes, “With the rapid advancement in our SINUMERIK CNC technology on both the automation hardware and software sides, we see our Virtual Product Expert program as a vital part of our support offering.  We know it will benefit our machine tool users, who are looking for immediate answers to their operation and programming challenges in order to keep their production running.  It’s like having a Siemens CNC expert in your back pocket.” 


For more information on the Virtual Product Expert, please visit:  http://usa.siemens.com/vpe.

For additional machine tool CNC training offered by Siemens, users can visit: http://usa.siemens.com/cnc-training.   

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Siemens Digital Industries (DI) is an innovation leader in automation and digitalization. Closely collaborating with partners and customers, DI drives the digital transformation in the process and discrete industries. With its Digital Enterprise portfolio, DI provides companies of all sizes with an end-to-end set of products, solutions and services to integrate and digitalize the entire value chain. Optimized for the specific needs of each industry, DI’s unique portfolio supports customers to achieve greater productivity and flexibility. DI is constantly adding innovations to its portfolio to integrate cutting-edge future technologies. Siemens Digital Industries has its global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, and currently employs approximately 75,000 people internationally.

Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of power generation and distribution, intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems, and automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. Through the separately managed company Siemens Mobility, a leading supplier of smart mobility solutions for rail and road transport, Siemens is shaping the world market for passenger and freight services. Due to its majority stakes in the publicly listed companies Siemens Healthineers AG and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Siemens is also a world-leading supplier of medical technology and digital healthcare services as well as environmentally friendly solutions for onshore and offshore wind power generation. For more than 160 years, the company has innovated and invented technologies to support American industry spanning manufacturing, energy, healthcare and infrastructure. In fiscal 2018, Siemens USA reported revenue of $23.7 billion, including $5.0 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

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Fravic Daunert signs contract with ANCA to distribute its products in portions of Mexico

Representatives from ANCA and Fravic Daunert recently witnessed the signing of the contract at IMTS 2022

Fravic Daunert, a specialist in the distribution and commissioning of machine tools and accessories was developed with the union of two companies, the Fravic Group and Daunert Machine Tools. The first is a company that is established in the industrial sector that focuses on distributing machine tools including turret lathes, Swiss lathes, machining centers, CNC grinding machines, and much more.  The second is a Spanish company, based in Barcelona that has specialized in the distribution of machine tools and accessories in a variety of industries for over 105 years.  

According to Guillermo Ramirez, the CEO in Mexico of Fravic Daunert, the partnership between Fravic Group and Daunert Machine Tools was established a year ago to “serve the Mexican market with brands that Daunert represents in Europe.” To ensure proximity to local industry, Fravic Daunert has two offices in Mexico, one in Sahagún City, Hiladgo state and another in Queretaro State.

With a 2020 manufacturing output of $232 billion in Mexico, ANCA knew that they wanted to grow the company’s presence in the country. ANCA President, Russell Riddiford said, “ANCA is already established in the Mexican market, with over 160 machines installed around the country, but we know that the manufacturing industry in Mexico is a strong market for us, and we want to make sure we focus on continued growth in the region.” What better way to continue that growth, then to partner with a company you trust?

ANCA has been well represented by Daunert in Spain for many years. The partnership is already established, and proven, so the decision to partner with them in Mexico was simple. The partnership between ANCA and Fravic Daunert in Mexico has been in the works for months, but it was finalized in September at IMTS 2022 in Chicago, IL. Fravic Daunert will distribute the entire range of ANCA products, including ANCA’s world class CNC tool and cutter grinders, as well as the accessories that accompany them.

Present at the signing was Mr. Riddiford, as well as Mr. Ramirez, and brothers Fritz and Max Daunert, from Fravic Daunert. Fritz is the vice president, while Max holds the position of general manager. Sales representatives will promote and represent ANCA products in San Luis Potosi, Guanajuato, Queretaro, Aguascalientes, Puebla, State of Mexico, Mexico City and Tlaxcala in conjunction with ANCA regional manager, Denny Smaic.

This partnership with ANCA is significant because it is, “A great opportunity, since in the Mexican market ANCA machines are widely used in the automotive, aerospace, medical and electrical industry for companies to manufacture their own tools.” This allows a reduction of costs, as well as greater efficiency and probability. Ramirez concluded, “This in the long run has a very positive impact on the economy and productivity.”


For further information, please contact:

Amanda Bakun
Group PR and Communications Manager, ANCA
M: +1 248 497 1168
amanda.bakun@anca.com

ANCA is a market leading manufacturer of CNC grinding machines. It was founded in 1974 in Melbourne, Australia where the company still has its global headquarters. ANCA has offices in the UK, Germany, China, Thailand, India, Japan, Brazil and the USA as well as a comprehensive network of representatives and agents worldwide.

ANCA CNC grinders are used for manufacturing precision cutting tools and components across a diverse range of competitive industries including cutting tool manufacture, automotive, aerospace, electronics and medical.

Guillermo Ramirez
CEO in Mexico, Fravic Daunert 
T: +52 791 596 21 36
M: +52 771 220 99 21
guillermo.ramirez@fravicdaunert.com.mx

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Bruce Williams Starts New Chapter at Exact Metrology

Formally the president of Accurate Pattern Inc., a Wisconsin pattern-maker, Williams works as a trainer for the company’s educational initiative

Bruce Williams analyzing scan data

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company and a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, has hired Bruce Williams at their Brookfield, Wisconsin location to help customers with their metrology applications.

His educational background includes attending Milwaukee Area Technical College and Phoenix University (Brookfield, Wisconsin). Williams’ first job was in 1974 at J.P. Pattern Inc. (Butler, Wisconsin).   For eleven years, he had several roles in the company including patternmaking journeyman, sales and supervisor.  In 1985, Williams started working at Premold Corporation (Oconomowoc, Wisconsin), working sales and as a general manager.  From 1985 to 2021, he was the founder/president of Accurate Pattern Inc. (Butler, Wisconsin). They specialize in wood, metal and plastic patterns. Although Williams decided to retire in 2021, he works as a manufacturing adjunct instructor at Waukesha County Technical College (Pewaukee, Wisconsin).

Once he decided to “retire,” Williams reached out to Greg Groth, Exact Metrology applications engineer and Dean Solberg, vice president of metrology, both of whom he has had long business relationships with.  He commented that “I have always admired Dean and Greg in their technical expertise and the culture they promote.”  He is excited to work as an Exact Metrology trainer, specializing in 3D Systems Design X reverse engineering software.

Exact Metrology offers training options on all hardware and software options related to digitizing, reverse engineering, measurement and metrology. In his role, Williams will lead the recently implemented educational initiative for the company.  This will involve working with schools of all types as well as multiple trade associations to help educate the current and future workforces on the application of advanced metrology, especially robots and cobots, CT technology and advanced laser scanning in the quality area at all types of companies across America.  The educational initiative means that, “The training is specific to each customer with small in-person classes. The instructors are experts in the field and use practical examples including the customer’s own parts and data.”

Describing the experience, Williams commented, “This is a great place to share my years of pattern/tooling experience in combination with the latest technologies in metrology and modeling. It is satisfying to see customers and colleagues succeed as we help each other.”

In the future, he plans to keep learning and growing with others through his teaching, work at Exact Metrology and industry involvement.


In-Place Machining Company: On-Site Machining Solutions In-Place, Any Place in the World.

In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Wisconsin, Washington, Virginia, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada, is the premier provider of high-precision engineered on-site machining, metrology, and large scale cutting & drilling services for a wide range of renewable energy, aerospace, industrial, and military customers throughout the world.                                  

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, is ISO9001, AS9100 Certified as well as ITAR Registered.

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio, Moline, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, plus affiliated offices throughout the country, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D and CT scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development and 2D drawings. The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.

For more information, please contact:

EXACT METROLOGY, INC. 
Dean Solberg
20515 Industry Avenue
Brookfield, WI 53045
Local: 262-533-0800
www.exactmetrology.com
deans@exactmetrology.com

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