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Northwest Etch was featured in a television segment on Business Matters. Northwest Etch was highlighted as a great company to work for in the Tacoma area. Please click here to watch the video.
Stork Veco’s mother company SPG Prints, was nominated for the 2012 Dutch Success Award. PCMI toured SPG Prints in Boxmeer, NL during the 2012 Spring conference. Please click here to view their video entry.
When Volke Kommunikations-Design GmbH was commissioned to design and construct an installation for the Volkswagen Auto Museum in Wolfsburg, Germany, Chempix (decorative division of Precision Micro) was proud to be selected as a manufacturing partner, supplying etched profiles in a short timeframe.
Meggitt PLC, the international aerospace, defence and electronics group, has acquired Precision Micro, Europe’s leading high precision, photochemical machining manufacturer. The business will be managed by Meggitt’s Equipment Group division.
John Gobbi has been appointed General Manager with immediate effect, replacing former Managing Director, Anthony Marrett, who will continue to work with the business as a consultant.
Mr Gobbi commented: “The acquisition sits well in the Meggitt portfolio and will open up new opportunities for the Precision Micro business.”
State College, PA – Chemcut Corporation is pleased to welcome Rick Doherty to its North American sales management team. Rick joined Chemcut 33 years ago and has held several positions within the company. Most recently Rick was the world-wide Technical Service manager.
Rick will be responsible for customer sales activities and overall customer support in the central region of the USA. Rick will be supporting and working with Chemcut’s central region representative firms, Toryon and Trichem. Rick joins Jerry Reitz and Mike Soble, the other members of Chemcut’s North American sales management team, who are responsible for the eastern and western regions, respectively. Rick Lies, Chemcut’s CEO, stated, “Rick Doherty’s vast experience in solving technical service issues, his thorough understanding of the operation of Chemcut equipment and his years of direct customer interface experience make him an excellent addition to the sale team. In addition he already has an established relationship with many of our customers in the central region which greatly helps to meet our goal of a seamless transition for our customers.”
Chemcut Corporation is a world-class supplier of horizontal conveyorized wet processing equipment. Chemcut’s State College, PA facility contains a customer evaluation laboratory, the manufacturing and testing facilities, as well as the sales, engineering, and office administration personnel.
To learn more, contact Kirk Lauver, Marketing Director, at 814-272-2800. Or visit the Chemcut’s website at www.chemcut.net.
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Eerbeek, the Netherlands, March 2012; Stork Veco is pleased to announce that we have moved the electroforming production for precision metal parts into a brand new 1100 square meter clean room facility. This project required a multi million Euro investment. The new production area is build to create a contamination free process and is already fully operational.
Stork Veco is well known for its expertise in the manufacturing of precise features on micron and submicron level with very tight tolerances. The demand for higher accuracy with tighter tolerances requires a well controlled total manufacturing process in a clean environment. Further improved quality and optimized logistics in the new facility will enable full compliance with current and future requirements of Stork Veco.
10,200 complex components; incorporating 61,200 sprung arms, each attached to a circular platform with a precision pierced 0.1mm diameter hole in the centre; for delivery in 48 hours. This was a challenge asked of Precision Micro, Europe’s leading photo chemical etching company.
The customer had already dismissed laser cutting as a possible solution because of the time it would take to profile the parts, the possibilities of thermal distortion and the possibility of underside burrs being generated using this single point ablation profiling method.
Stamping was also ruled out as this technique was unable to produce the holes with the required 1:1 aspect ratio, even if the precision tool could have been produced in time. The material in question was a Sandvik special alloy that is notorious for causing tool wear.
Using LEEP (Laser Evolved Etch Process) technology, Precision Micro was able to meet the customers.