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AUG 2018

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SHOP TALK MMS AUGUST 2018 56 mmsonline.com Industry News updates, and to be more responsive to new ideas and trends. | Siemens PLM Software | 262-312-2720 plm.automation.siemens.com Manufacturer of Precision Micro Parts to Debut in North America Micro component supplier Tavadec S.A. will formally launch in North America at the Inter- national Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2018 through an exclusive partnership with IndustryControlling, which is intended to enhance customer proximity and leverage growth in the region. Historically a supplier of Swiss watchmaking components, Tavadec's ultra-preci- sion parts are used in the micro-mechanics, aero- space, automotive, medical and other industries. Tavadec's parts range in size from 0.1 to 12 mm (0.004" to 0.5") with tolerances ranging to 1 micron (0.00004"). All parts are made to cus- tomer specifications in Tavannes, Switzerland. "Our experience in one of the world's most demanding Swiss precision markets has pushed us to achieve extreme levels of part accuracy and finishing that we expect will appeal to North American com- panies who demand the highest levels of accuracy and finishes," says Tavadec CEO C├ędric Monnin. | IndustryControlling 212-837-8474 industrycontrolling.com Mazak Announces Start of Operations at New Japanese Plant Mazak Corp. has started assembly operations at its latest production facility in Inabe City, Japan. The company celebrated the comple- tion of the initial con- struction phase of its sixth Japanese facility and 11th worldwide with an open house event attended by customers and distributors from across Japan. The Mazak International Machine Tool Association (MIMTA) tour program also brought visitors from around the world. While the final stage of construction is ongo- ing, the Inabe plant has begun producing Variaxis five-axis

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