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Tsugami/Rem Sales to Demonstrate LaserSwiss Machine at MD&M West Show

[Windsor, CT- January 8, 2016]
Tsugami/Rem Sales, the exclusive North American importer of Precision Tsugami machine tools, announced today that it will demonstrate its S206 LaserSwiss machine at the MD&M West show in Anaheim, CA in February.

This will be the first time the company has demonstrated the Tsugami S206-II with IMG 400LS Laser Cutting System at this show. The “LaserSwiss” combines 6-axis Swiss machining with laser cutting on one machine, allowing manufacturers to perform Swiss turning and laser cutting operations with one setup. All operations are programmed and driven from the machine’s Fanuc 32i-B control. The nozzle standoff adjustment is NC controlled, and the laser’s frequency, pulse width, focus and power are all adjustable ‘on the fly.’

“This machine is ideal for medical manufacturing,” Tsugami/Rem Sales Vice President Mike Mugno said, “and it’s changing the way small, tubular parts are made. Our customers have replaced two machines with one, eliminated the need for multiple part setups, and significantly reduced part production time.”

Tsugami/Rem Sales will also demonstrate the B0205 5-axis CNC Swiss Turn at the show. The 20 mm 5-axis Swiss Turn is convertible, meaning it can be run as a traditional sliding headstock machine with a guide bushing or as chucker without the guide bushing.

“The chucker conversion option provides distinct advantages,” Mugno said. “It allows operators to machine parts from bar stock, rather than centerless ground stock, and results in shorter remnants. This flexibility reduces manufacturer’s part production costs.” The B0205 has an electronic servo-driven guide bushing and 21 tool positions.

To see live cutting demos of these machines at MD&M West, visit the Tsugami/Rem Sales booth, #667. The show runs February 9-11 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.

Local manufacturers unable to attend the show are invited to schedule private machine tool demonstrations at the new Tsugami Technical Center in Fullerton, CA, or at Tsugami/Rem Sales’ distribution partner Ellison Technologies’ California facilities in Santa Fe Springs and Freemont.

About Tsugami/Rem Sales

Tsugami/Rem Sales (www.remsales.com) has been the exclusive North American importer of Precision Tsugami machine tools since 1978. A division of Morris Group, Inc. of Windsor, Connecticut, Rem Sales sells new Tsugami machine tools via national distribution channels and direct sales agents. The company also provides application engineering, service and customer training.

About Ellison Technologies

Ellison Technologies (www.ellisontechnologies.com) is the largest machine tool integrator in North America, representing 70% of the metal cutting market. With 16 locations across the U.S., Ellison is committed to the survival and growth of the manufacturing industry. In addition to distributing the latest CNC machine tool technology, Ellison provides engineering solutions, service and parts support, turnkey solutions, robotic automation and machine financing.

 

 

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Okuma Expands Application Engineering Team

Brad Fitzpatrick, Jeff Hampton and Lee Johnston Join Okuma.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (January 13, 2016) – Okuma America Corporation, a world leader in CNC machine tool manufacturing, is pleased to announce the addition of three new team members, Brad Fitzpatrick, Jeff Hampton, and Lee Johnston, to the Application Engineering Department. They are responsible for demos, training, specification reviews, process developments and technical support for Okuma customers and distributors.

  • Brad Fitzpatrick, Junior Applications Engineer, previously held positions in mechanical assembly, machine run off, options installation, mechanical inspection, and sales and project management. His area of expertise is lathes. He earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management from Ohio University and an Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Cincinnati State Technical College.
  • Jeff Hampton, Applications Engineer, has more than 25 years of experience in the machine tool industry in set-up and operation, CAD/CAM programming, manufacturing and application engineering. Jeff’s focus is on machining centers and their technologies. He obtained his CNC Machinist Journeyman Card from Jackson Community College, Jackson, Michigan.
  • Lee Johnston, Senior Applications Engineer specializes in 5-axis application. He has several years of CNC machining experience in the automotive industry and has held positions in machine repair, retrofits, design, PLC programming, technical support and technical writing.

“We are excited to have Brad, Jeff and Lee join the Applications Engineering team at Okuma. Their passion, combined experience and superior CNC machine tool skills are an asset to Okuma, our customers and distributors,” says Rod Tojdowski, Senior Manager Application Engineering for Okuma America Corporation.

For more information on Okuma machine tools visit http://www.okuma.com/americas.

About Okuma America Corporation

Okuma America Corporation is the U.S.-based sales and service affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in CNC (computer numeric control) machine tools, founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan. The company is the industry’s only single-source provider, with the CNC machine, drive, motors, encoders, and spindle all manufactured by Okuma. The company also designs their own CNC controls to integrate seamlessly with each machine tool’s functionality. In 2014 Okuma launched the Okuma App Store, the industry’s only centralized online marketplace for machine tool apps and related content. Along with its extensive distribution network (largest in the Americas), and Partners in THINC, Okuma is committed to helping users gain competitive advantage through the open possibilities of machine tools, today and into the future. For more information, visit www.okuma.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @OkumaAmerica.

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EXAIR’s new 1/4 NPT internal mix deflected flat fan atomizing spray nozzle

NEW PRODUCT: Spray Nozzle Coats, Cools, Treats and Paints in Tight Spaces

EXAIR’s 1/4 NPT internal mix deflected flat fan atomizing spray nozzle atomizes fluid and sprays at a right angle to the nozzle orientation. This allows spray to be placed precisely where it is needed when the mounting and work areas are limited. These nozzles are ideal for coating the inside of enclosures and ductwork. They combine liquid and compressed air inside of the air cap to produce the finest mist of atomized liquid that can be easily adjusted to meet the needs of your application. These spray nozzles provide liquid flows from 1.8 to 6.9 gallons per hour.

With EXAIR’s atomizing nozzles, you can coat, cool, treat and paint a variety of products using compressed air and liquids with a viscosity of up to 300 centipoise. They are commonly used with water, light oils, rust inhibitors, chemicals, paints and dyes.

The stainless steel construction of these atomizing nozzles adds to their durability and corrosion resistance. EXAIR atomizing nozzles are available with 1/4 NPT and 1/2 NPT connections and in a variety of sizes and shapes to meet your needs. All models are adjustable, come with our 5 year Built to Last Warranty and are CE compliant. Internal mix deflected flat fan spray nozzles start at $187.

For more information contact:     EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH  45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com
www.exair.com/smad.htm

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Game Changing PartMaker 2016 Now Released

Latest PartMaker version, which sets a new standard for power and ease of use in a production machining oriented CAM system, is now available to end users

Fort Washington, PA – Delcam has released the latest version of its PartMaker Software for programming CNC Mills, Lathes, Wire EDMs, Turn-Mill Centers and Swiss-type lathes, PartMaker 2016. PartMaker 2016 represents a total game changer in the field of CAM software for production machining, offering an unprecedented level of power and ease of use.

Major highlights of PartMaker 2016 include the most powerful 2 ½ axis milling machining strategies found on the CAM market today, support for the import of multiple solid models into a single PartMaker CAM project file, specialist support for broaching, faster 2D CAD drafting and tool path selection and much, much more.

In addition to these technologies, PartMaker 2016 includes over fifty additional new features and enhancements. Comprehensive details on all the new features and functionality in PartMaker can be found at the PartMaker 2016 learning zone at www.delcam.tv/pmk2016/lz/.

“PartMaker 2016 is a truly groundbreaking piece of technology,” says PartMaker Inc. President, Hanan Fishman. “PartMaker 2016 blends machining power and ease of use in a way the market for production oriented CAM software hasn’t seen before. PartMaker 2016 will help both current and prospective PartMaker users program faster and achieve significant productivity gains including marked reductions in machining time for the parts they program.”

Headlining PartMaker 2016 is a completely revamped approach to 2 ½ axis milling operations across the entire product range including PartMaker Mill, Turn-Mill and SwissCAM. PartMaker 2016 offers a host of new 2 ½ axis milling options based on parent company Delcam’s proprietary milling technology, technology developed and supported by the industry’s largest CAM-focused development team. The new milling functionality in PartMaker 2016 is specifically targeted at the needs of production machining applications, allowing users not only to program faster but also machine parts faster than ever before. The new milling toolpath technology included in PartMaker 2016 offers an unprecedented combination of power and ease of use. It allows users to create highly efficient and sophisticated toolpath strategies without even requiring a solid model.

PartMaker 2016 also offers users the ability to import multiple solid models into a single PartMaker CAM project file (*.JOB file). Additionally, this new functionality lets users quickly extract multiple parts from an imported solid assembly. This allows for more flexible programming of complex parts as well as improved ability to manipulate milling work holding in PartMaker’s CAM environment.

PartMaker 2016 also includes the CAM software industry’s first, dedicated functionality for broaching. Broaching is a deformative manufacturing technique for creating features with sharp corners. While broaching has its roots in old world screw machine technology, it has become a popular machining technique today, particularly in the medical device field in bone screw applications with hex shapes, Torx or Hex lobular and square and spline drives. PartMaker Version 2016 automates the programming of both index and rotary (also known as wobble) broaching operations in an intuitive and visual manner. The software allows broaching operations to be simulated using powerful, 3D simulation.

More on PartMaker

PartMaker is a Knowledge Based Machining system, allowing it to provide a substantial gain in programming efficiency by remembering the tools, material and process information necessary to machine individual part features. It thus relieves the user from reentering the same features information for subsequent parts. It also improves productivity by placing the emphasis on tool management functions.

PartMaker pioneered the field of CAM software for Turn-Mills and Swiss-type lathes with its patented Visual Programming Approach for programming multi-axis lathes with live tooling. It assures quicker learning and easier use. It makes an extensive use of pictures to help the user describe tools, part features and machining data. Synchronization of tools working on multiple spindles is achieved by a few mouse clicks.

PartMaker Inc. is a subsidiary of Delcam, the world’s leading developer and supplier of complete CAD/CAM software solutions. Delcam is a wholly-owned, independently-operated subsidiary of Autodesk. Autodesk helps people imagine, design and create a better world. Everyone – from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists — can use Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges. In North America PartMaker is sold directly by PartMaker Inc. PartMaker is sold overseas through a network of sales partner offices operating in over 120 countries.

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Okuma Announces New Houston Tech Center Coordinator

Ted Winkle joins the Okuma team.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (December 1, 2015) – Okuma America Corporation, a world leader in CNC machine tool manufacturing, is pleased to announce that Ted Winkle has joined the Okuma team as the Houston Tech Center Coordinator. He is responsible for managing all technical center activities in addition to supporting sales and Okuma distribution partner Hartwig.

Winkle previously held supervisory and engineering positions in the manufacturing industry and has extensive sales and technical training experience. He has more than 20 years of hands-on experience as a design engineer and operating Okuma machines which has allowed him to acquire comprehensive knowledge of turning and milling applications, and tooling and fixture design.

“I first learned to program and operate a CNC machine on Okuma lathes with OSP-5020 controls and have been partial to the brand ever since. Okuma has been an important part of every stage of my career, so being able to join the Okuma team is kind of like a homecoming for me,” said Winkle.

Winkle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from the University of Texas at Tyler. He will be based in Houston, Texas.

About Okuma America Corporation

Okuma America Corporation is the U.S.-based sales and service affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in CNC (computer numeric control) machine tools, founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan. The company is the industry’s only single-source provider, with the CNC machine, drive, motors, encoders, and spindle all manufactured by Okuma. The company also designs their own CNC controls to integrate seamlessly with each machine tool’s functionality. In 2014 Okuma launched the Okuma App Store, the industry’s only centralized online marketplace for machine tool apps and related content. Along with its extensive distribution network (largest in the Americas), and Partners in THINC, Okuma is committed to helping users gain competitive advantage through the open possibilities of machine tools, today and into the future. For more information, visit www.okuma.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @OkumaAmerica.

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Edge Technologies Introduces New Economically Priced Scout 320 Magazine Bar Feeder

LOUIS, MO – The Scout 320 is the newest and most economically priced Edge brand magazine bar feeder for feeding round, square and hexagonal bar stock in a diameter range of 3-20mm and lengths up to 12’ into CNC lathes. It features robust construction with heavy gauge structural steel that ensures rigidity and long term durability. A two-pusher system drastically reduces the overall length of the unit by as much as 4 feet. A short pusher pre-feeds the bar then retracts, then a second full-length pusher lowers into position to continue the feeding process. The Scout 320’s double pusher system is propelled by a toothed belt for accuracy, as well as smooth quiet running.

As a standard feature on the Scout 320, the synchronization device for Swiss style lathes employs an electro-magnetic coupling, mechanically linking the lathes headstock’s z-axis travel to the bar feeder’s pusher to ensure synchronous movement and no loss of connection between the bar stock and pusher collet.

Dual anti-vibration devices stabilize the bar stock at two critical points between the guide channel and lathe spindle maximizing RPM potential. Its adjustable roller design provides superior support and easy set-up of all bar diameters without the cost of multiple bearing blocks.

The Scout features a 3-20 mm bar diameter capacity with hydrodynamic quick-change polyurethane guide channels. An extruded aluminum case surrounds the Scout’s polyurethane guide channels, increasing strength and stability. The channel is flooded with oil to create a hydrodynamic effect to support the rotating bar resulting in the ability to run at higher RPM with reduced noise and vibration. The top guide channel is profiled for all bar stock sizes. The “U” shaped bottom guide channel sections slide easily out of their base. To make the change for a new channel size, a new section is inserted, a screw is tightened and the Scout is ready to run a new bar stock diameter.

The Scout 320 features the convenience of an easy-to-use remote control pendant with a Mitsubishi control and servo drive that provides the Scout’s motion control and functionality. Functions include: manual and automatic operation, manual load/unload of bar stock for set-up and/or change over, movement of bar pusher, and the emergency stop. The control is easy to program, yet flexible enough for all applications. Parameters are set through simple F functions. Alarms are well defined and displayed on the operator control panel; panel swings out for ease of use.

At their national technical center headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Edge Technologies not only stocks bar feeders, but provides full-service technical support, service in the field, and order desk capabilities for their stock of parts and accessories. Installations and training round out Edge Technologies’ offerings.

Edge Technologies has extensive experience and a history of success and innovation demonstrated by 25 years providing bar feeder and lathe automation solutions, including over 10,000 successful installations of magazine bar feeders in the North American marketplace.

Sales Contact:  Mr. Rick Bauer

Vice President

Edge Technologies

11600 Adie Road

St. Louis, MO 63043

Phone: 314.692.8388

Fax: 314.692.5152

rbauer@edgetechnologies.com

For more information, visit our website:   www.edgetechnologies.com

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NEW EXAIR PRODUCT: New 1 NPT Swivel Fitting Makes Precision Blow Off Easy

New 1 NPT Swivel Fitting Makes Precision Blow Off Easy

EXAIR’s new Model 9204 1 NPT Swivel Fitting makes it easy to precisely adjust the position of our award-winning air nozzles. With this 303 Stainless Steel swivel, EXAIR’s powerful, efficient and quiet Super Air Nozzles can be pointed exactly where you need work to be done. A 50 degree total angle of adjustment provides the movement necessary for your nozzles to be in the best position for maximum effectiveness. The 1 MNPT x 1 FNPT swivel will work with any 1 NPT nozzle or fitting regardless if they have a male or female thread.

EXAIR’s swivel fitting with Super Air Nozzle delivers a precision, highly focused and forceful blowoff for applications in tight spaces or requiring precision positioning for achieving desired results. The new 1 NPT swivels can be used with 316SS and zinc-aluminum alloy Super Air Nozzles. EXAIR nozzles from the smallest M4 x 0.5 to the 1 NPT have been engineered to maximize entrainment of room air while minimizing compressed air consumption and all have EXAIR swivels available. Safe operation is assured by meeting OSHA’s standard 1910.242(b) for pressure and OSHA’s noise exposure standard 29 CFR – 1910.95(a). EXAIR’s nozzles are also CE compliant.

Swivels can help make your nozzles more effective when replacing existing wasteful nozzles or open tubes and are ideal for blowoff, cooling and drying applications. Price is $225.00.

For more information contact:
EXAIR Corporation
11510 Goldcoast Dr.
Cincinnati, OH  45249-1621
Phone: (800) 903-9247
Fax: (513) 671-3363
E-mail: techelp@exair.com
www.exair.com/1inswivel.htm

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Okuma to Demonstrate “Breakthroughs and Possibilities” at 2015 Technology Showcase

Machine tool users are invited to attend and learn how to apply the latest technologies to enhance quality and maximize profitability.  

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 21, 2015) – Okuma America Corporation, a world-leader in CNC machine tool manufacturing, presents “Breakthroughs and Possibilities” at their annual Technology Showcase on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Thursday, December 10, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., in Charlotte, North Carolina. Machine tool users are invited to attend and view machine tool cutting demonstrations and learn about the latest CNC machining technologies that improve quality and maximize profitability. The demonstrations will show how to utilize breakthrough technologies to gain competitive advantage, enabled by the open possibilities of Okuma machine tools.

Attendees can expect to:

  • Learn about new and emerging technologies from a variety of suppliers and discover how to apply them on the shop floor
  • Evaluate a variety of technologies and equipment types
  • Achieve improved productivity and increased return on investment

Machines on Display (subject to change): 

  • GENOS M560-V – Vertical Machining Center
  • GENOS L300-M (KUKA Robotics Cell) – Horizontal Lathe
  • GENOS L300-MYW – Horizontal Lathe
  • LB3000 EXII MYW – Lathe
  • LU3000 EX 2SW600 – 4-Axis Lathe
  • MULTUS B300 (Robot) – Multitasking Lathe
  • GENOS L250E (Barfeeder) – Lathe – featuring a demonstration using a remote control app
  • 2SP-150H – 2-Spindle Lathe
  • MB-5000H – Horizontal Machining Centers
  • LU-S1600 – Compact 4-Axis Lathe
  • MU-10000H – 5-Axis Horizontal Machining Center
  • MA-12500H – Horizontal Machining Center
  • VTM-100 – Lathe with Live Tooling
  • LOC-650 –Oil Country 4-Axis Lathe
  • MU-6300V – 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center
  • MU-8000V – 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center
  • MULTUS U3000 – Multitasking Lathe

Keynote speaker, Robert Mudge of RPM Innovations, a supplier of LDT (laser deposition technology) products and services to aerospace customers, will discuss using additive and subtractive manufacturing to multiply productivity.

Learning Session Topics Include:

  • The Digital Age of Manufacturing – Putting the Industry Internet of Things (IIoT) to work for you – real-life examples of how the shop floor is connected to the front office, and the bottom line

Machine Technologies Include:

  • The Frozen Tundra – The benefits and effects of machining in a cryogenic state (5ME)
  • Pump It Up – How high-pressure coolant can save you money and improve quality (Sandvik Coromant and MP Systems)
  • Rethinking the Manufacturing Process – How multitasking machines and specialty tooling can improve efficiency (Okuma and Sandvik Coromant)
  • On the Right Path – Achieving process improvements with proper tool path generation (software/tooling) and taking advantage of the newest developments in metal-cutting and machine tool technologies
  • Okuma App Store and the new OSP suite

Lunch will be provided daily. For detailed information about the 2015 Technology Showcase event and to register visit www.okuma.com/events/techshow2015. For more information on Okuma America Corporation visit http://www.okuma.com/.

About Okuma America Corporation

Okuma America Corporation is the U.S.-based sales and service affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in CNC (computer numeric control) machine tools, founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan. The company is the industry’s only single-source provider, with the CNC machine, drive, motors, encoders, and spindle all manufactured by Okuma. The company also designs their own CNC controls to integrate seamlessly with each machine tool’s functionality. In 2014 Okuma launched the Okuma App Store, the industry’s only centralized online marketplace for machine tool apps and related content. Along with its extensive distribution network (largest in the Americas), and Partners in THINC, Okuma is committed to helping users gain competitive advantage through the open possibilities of machine tools, today and into the future. For more information, visit www.okuma.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @OkumaAmerica.

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Teradyne and Universal Robots Announce Agreement for Teradyne to Acquire Universal Robots, Leader in Collaborative Robots

– Collaborative Robotics is an emerging $100 million market with forecasted rapid growth
– Universal Robots is the leader in collaborative robots with over 4,000 units sold
– Establishes Teradyne position early in a high growth segment of industrial automation
– Teradyne provides revenue synergies, financial strength and global reach to accelerate Universal Robots growth
– Cash only transaction using offshore funds, immediately accretive

NORTH READING, Mass. and ODENSE, Denmark— May 13, 2015Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER) and the shareholders of Universal Robots (UR) today announced they have signed a definitive agreement under which Teradyne will acquire privately held Universal Robots, the Danish pioneer of collaborative robots, for $285 million net of cash acquired plus $65 million if certain performance targets are met extending through 2018. The acquisition has been approved by the Board of Directors of each company and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015 subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval.

Universal Robots is the leading supplier of collaborative robots; low-cost, easy-to-deploy and simple-to -program robots that work side by side with production workers to improve quality and increase manufacturing efficiency. Collaborative robotics is a $100 million segment of the industrial robotics market growing at more than 50% per year.

“Universal Robots is the technology and sales leader in the fast growing collaborative robot market and we are excited to have them join Teradyne,” said Mark Jagiela, President and CEO of Teradyne. “This acquisition complements our System and Wireless Test businesses while adding a powerful, additional growth platform to Teradyne.”

Universal Robots achieved record revenue growth in 2014. Company revenue increased 70 percent from 2013 reaching more than $38 million USD with profit more than doubling from the prior period.

“The combination will boost our ability to innovate and recruit even more and thus will extend our lead within collaborative robotics and be of benefit to all our end-users and partners. At the same time, we are proud to add a brand new line of business to Teradyne,” said Enrico Krog Iversen, CEO of Universal Robots. “Our operations have been profitable since late 2010. Teradyne’s world-class engineering and support capabilities and strong financial position will help accelerate the growth of our collaborative robots in new and existing markets, especially in Asia where Teradyne holds a very strong position.”

The Danish Growth Fund, (Vækstfonden), has been the company’s main investor since 2008.

“Establishing Universal Robots as the game changer and market leader in the market for collaborative robots has been a great achievement, and this acquisition will give Universal Robots the best possible opportunity to further develop its leading position. It will strengthen Universal Robots’ position in Denmark and be a great benefit for the Danish high-tech industry going forward,” said Ulrik Jørring, Vice Chairman of the Board of Universal Robots and Senior Vice President of the Danish Growth Fund.

“The secret behind the success of Universal Robots is a clear strategy based on these three key goals: focus, simplicity and tough execution. The founders and the management have worked incredibly hard to realize their vision of making collaborative robot technology available to all businesses,” said Clas Nylandsted, Chairman of the Board, Universal Robots. “I am very satisfied with Teradyne as the new owner of Universal Robots,” added Nylandsted. “Among all the suitors, we chose to seek a common future with the very right one.”

A webcast to discuss the acquisition will be held on Wednesday May 13, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. EDT. Interested parties should access the webcast at www.teradyne.com and click on “Investors” at least five minutes before the call begins. Interested parties can also call 1-800 865-4424 (U.S. and Canada) and 1-706-902-0224 (outside the U.S. and Canada). The conference ID is 47214450. A replay will be available approximately two hours after the completion of the call. A replay will also be available on the Teradyne website, www.teradyne.com.

About Universal Robots
Universal Robots is a result of many years of intensive research in robots in Denmark’s successful “Robotic Valley” situated in Odense, Denmark. The company was founded in 2005 by three researchers (Esben Østergaard, Kasper Støy and Kristian Kassow). They wanted to make robot technology accessible to all, and to make unique industrial robots that could automate and rationalize all industrial processes, that were affordable, flexible, user-friendly and safe to work closely with. The product portfolio includes the collaborative UR3, UR5 and UR10 robot arms named after their payloads in kilos. Since the first UR robot entered the market in December 2008, the company has seen substantial growth with the user-friendly robot arms now being sold in more than 50 countries worldwide. Average payback period for UR robots is the fastest in the industry with only 195 days. The company is headquartered in Odense, Denmark and has subsidiaries and regional offices in the U.S., Spain, Germany, Singapore and China. Globally, Universal Robots employs over 150 employees. For more information, go to www.universal-robots.com.

About Teradyne
Teradyne (NYSE:TER) is a leading supplier of Automatic Test Equipment used to test semiconductors, wireless products, data storage and complex electronic systems which serve consumer, communications, industrial and government customers. In 2014, Teradyne had revenue of $1.65 billion and currently employs approximately 3,800 people worldwide. For more information, visitwww.teradyne.com. Teradyne(R) is a registered trademark of Teradyne, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

Safe Harbor Statement
This release contains forward-looking statements regarding the transaction, Teradyne’s future financial results, and Universal Robots’ future business prospects and market conditions. Such statements are based on the current assumptions and expectations of Teradyne’s management and are neither promises nor guarantees of future performance. There can be no assurance that these forward looking statements will be achieved. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those presently expected include: conditions affecting the markets in which Universal Robots operates; market acceptance of Universal Robots’ new products; competition from larger and more established companies in Universal Robots’ markets; the protection of Universal Robots’ intellectual property; the retention of key employees; the need for regulatory approval of the transaction; Teradyne’s ability to successfully grow Universal Robots’ business; and other events, factors and risks disclosed in filings with the SEC, including, but not limited to, the “Risk Factors” section of Teradyne’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended April 5, 2015. The forward-looking statements provided by Teradyne in this press release represent management’s views as of the date of this release. Teradyne anticipates that subsequent events and developments may cause management’s views to change. However, while Teradyne may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Teradyne specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Teradyne’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this release.

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How you can break through and land a manufacturing job

Outside Allegion’s Princeton, Illinois, plant, dozens of “Now Hiring” signs dot the landscaping.

“First and foremost, we’re looking for a work ethic. We’re looking for someone who’s gonna come in the door and use their minds and think about ways to improve processes, improve the factory itself,” said Jason Krich, plant manager at LCN.

Krich insists plenty of good manufacturing jobs still exist. At LCN, for example, nearly 300 workers help make door closers, with open positions ranging from CNC operator to quality engineer.

Read more here.

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