In Briefs

March 11, 2009

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In Briefs

Originally Published MPMN March 2009


In Briefs

Plasma cutting systems supplier Hypertherm (Hanover, NH; has acquired the core assets of MTC Software (Lockport, NY;, a provider of CAM software used by sheet and plate processing companies to optimize metal cutting....The Industrial Automation Safety and Security Symposium (formerly known as the ISA Safety Division Symposium), hosted by the International Society of Automation (Research Triangle Park, NC;, will be held in Houston on April 22 and 23....Beginning in March, the American Society for Quality (Milwaukee; is offering a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course that blends self-paced and instructor-led Web training modules with classroom instruction and individual project coaching....Artel (Palm Springs, CA;, which supplies liquid handling quality assurance systems and services, has launched a Web site called Liquid Handling Talk that features discussion forums and blogs dedicated to small-volume liquid-handling topics....The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (Dearborn, MI; is hosting its co-located Micromanufacturing and Nanomanufacturing Conferences and Exhibits in Minneapolis on April 1 and 2....Contract manufacturer and assembly services provider MedPlast (Tempe, AZ; has expanded its molding capabilities and officially launched its medical device manufacturing and product development service offerings....Hexagon Metrology (North Kingstown, RI;, which supplies high-precision measurement and inspection products, has acquired Technodigit (Lyon, France;, which develops software designed for reverse engineering, rapid prototyping, and product design and inspection applications....Precision control systems provider Moog Inc. (East Aurora, NY; has acquired Ethox International (Buffalo, NY;, which offers contract manufacturing, sterilization, and other services....Power protection systems supplier Franek Technologies (Tustin, CA; has received ISO 9001:2000 certification.

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