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Salvagnni America
Salvagnni America

A company of industry firsts

Innovation, competency, service. Three words that describe Salvagnini’s activity in the field of flexible automation and industrial machinery for processing sheet metal. The Salvagnini Group was designing, manufacturing, selling and servicing up-to-the-minute modular and flexible high-performance machinery and systems as far back as 1963. As a result, Salvagnini is able to offer the customers of today highly optimized and customized solutions.

Salvagnni America

Salvagnini’s North American headquarters are centrally located in the Cincinnati suburb of Hamilton, Ohio. It’s the place to come for metal fabrication solutions. In our product showroom you will see the latest technologies for punching, laser cutting, bending, and the automation that turns operations into processing systems. Salvagnini America encourages potential customers to bring part drawings so that we can demonstrate how easily our machines and systems can solve your most stubborn production problems.

Acme Manufacturing
Acme Manufacturing

For four generations of Carlson family ownership, and over 100 years of dedicated service worldwide, Acme Manufacturing Company has maintained a singular focus: to develop cost-effective systems and solutions to meet complex finishing needs.

An exporter of machinery since 1950, Acme was recognized for excellence in advancing the United States Export Expansion Program in 1991, when the company received the Presidential E award.

We service and support Acme equipment in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

  • Internal Capabilities and Resources
  • Complete process development laboratory
  • Mechanical Desktop and Autodesk Inventor Series design tools for machine/system design and verification
  • Acme Universal Finishing Heads designed and manufactured in-house
  • Level 4 servicing integrator for Fanuc Robotics
  • Fanuc Roboguide off-line programming software; certified reseller and user
  • Software development and controls engineering for PC-based open architecture operating systems
  • System assembly, wiring, integration and testing
  • Turnkey systems include gauging equipment and Integrated dust collection systems with duct work, filtration and mist collection
  • Service, training, documentation, and support; on-site programming services
  • Service parts support and complete preventive maintenance services
  • Certified ISO 9001: 2008
  • Retooling and refurbishment of all Acme equipment



Workholding Solutions

Machining · Turning · Welding · Turnkey Solutions

Ahaus has been designing and building workholding fixtures for the automotive, machine tool, valve, construction and other industries for more than two decades. Our capabilities include: engineering design; dedicated fixture manufacturing group; and dedicated assembly and tryout area. We work with machine tool manufacturers, distributors and users to meet specified requirements for positioning, placement, number of parts, deflection and machine forces.

We will design the workholding fixture, check functionality, runoff and develop the process for the machinery of choice. We can bring machinery to Ahaus for a complete runoff or retrofit.

Workholding solutions include:

Automated workholding fixtures with integrated hydraulics, sub-plates, sensors and clamps to achieve maximum productivity Manual workholding fixtures with precision locating features and positive clamping to achieve accurate and consistent results Power units, hydraulic couplers and fixture carts for all workholding systems needs to enhance flexibility and efficiency Standard and custom columns and T’s (welded fixture bases and tombstones) for virtually all workholding fixture requirements Full turnkey solutions including fixture design/build, part processing, tooling design/selection, CNC milling programming and system runoff.

Custom hydraulic workholding fixtures to meet the specific needs of customer part designs and machining processes
Custom hydraulic vise designs incorporated into hydraulic workholding fixtures
Custom pneumatic workholding fixtures for machining and welding


Bryant Grinder
Bryant Grinder

Over 100 years of precision grinding in the USA

Bryant manufactures and remanufactures customized Bryant® Grinders and Bryant® Spindles for users of high precision machine tools, and every machine comes with a two year warranty.

The Bryant name has been synonymous with the highest quality in American machine tool engineering for over 100 years, and we continue to innovate with the latest in modular multi-surface grinding systems and spindle design. And our patented Revelations© CNC operating system software gives you added flexibility while reducing your cycle times.


Comco USA
Comco USA

CNC Tube Benders

Comco USA/Cambridge Machinery is the importer of the Comco line of tube and pipe CNC benders.



Creative Automation
Creative Automation

Customized, Integrated Automation Systems

Creative Automation, Inc. (CAI), headquartered in Whitmore, Michigan, provides turnkey automation solutions for industry. We work with you to design, build and program a system custom-engineered to meet your company’s specific automation needs. Creative Automation focuses on machine tool loading, material handling and packaging, so whether your situation calls for a single machine or a complete process, CAI can supply all your automation requirements. Creative Automation is ISO 9001:2008 certified. Our system components include:

  • Conveyors
  • Robots
  • Gantries
  • Pick & Place
  • Palletizers
  • Dispensing
  • Deburring Systems and Air Spindles
  • Parts Cleaning
  • Additional Components


DAR Tech
DAR Tech

Comprehensive machine tool services.

DAR-Tech, Inc. was founded in 1993 by Roland Cox, Charles Brown and Gene Budde. Currently, the DAR-Tech, Inc. management staff has more than 100 years of machine tool engineering experience. Our staff is a team of highly skilled specialists in the fields of factory machine design, alignment and repair with strong electrical, electronic, software, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic expertise.

The company's customer list includes most major companies in Central Illinois and Monterrey Mexico and Torreon Mexico. Its reputation for doing the job properly, in time and on time the first time, along with a strong business ethic, have all gained DAR-Tech, Inc. a growing, faithful following of clients. We would be pleased to include YOU in that group!



Get a firm grip on today's tooling, workholding and workpiece measurement demands with unique German-engineered gages and tooling products. We are the exclusive North American distributor for the product lines of MyTEC Hydraclamp, Frenco, Knaebel, Kostyrka, and Mesas plus we are the U.S. manufacturer of the PG 1000 cutting tool inspection system and the Pinhead system for CMMs.



Your automation partner

Fastems supplies flexible manufacturing systems (FMS) and robot cells to the metal cutting industries to automate the manufacturing and finishing processes. We work together with all the worlds machine tool manufactures integrating their products in providing world leading automation solutions.


fives landis grinding group
Fives Landis Corp. – Grinding | Ultra Precision

The Group and its Grinding | Ultra Precision dedicated teams - around 650 people in Italy, the U.K. and the United States - offer a complete range of grinding machines, plus a comprehensive line of systems, grinding accessories and service/support programs.

Known worldwide for leading-edge automotive camshaft and crankshaft processing systems, Fives is also a leader in centerless grinding and disc grinding processes as well as lean and flexible CNC grinders for a wide range of shaft-type components for various industries.

The U.S.A., Fives Landis Corp. (former Cinetic Landis Corp.)

Based in Hagerstown, MD, Fives Landis Corp. is the most experienced manufacturers of cylindrical, centerless and disc grinding machines and solutions.

Landis pioneered "chase the pin" or orbital grinding technology to provide a new level of flexibility and precision in finish grinding of automotive and diesel camshafts and crankshafts. The technology is applicable wherever high-speed interpolation and high stiffness are required in the grinding system.



For manufacturers who want to reduce cost-per-part on high volume production runs, Gosiger develops creative solutions through investigation, analysis and access to a broad range of niche machine tools. Gosiger High Volume customers include automotive, fluid power, medical devices and other industrial sectors that require unique solutions based on specialized technologies not generally available.

The role of Gosiger High Volume specialists is to work with you to define your requirements and then search for and recommend technologies that precisely match your singular situation. To learn more, contact the Gosiger High Volume group.


IFP Industrial Finishing Plants
IFP Industrial Finishing Plants


The vacuum treatment ensures the best environmental quality both in the work area and in the atmosphere. The vacuum ensures system tightness and the absence of any residue on the pieces.


Nomura DS
Nomura DS

Precision Machinery Manufacturing
Nomura CNC Automatic Lathes

All types of Nomura CNC Automatic Lathes use a headstock which moves during fabrication. These are often referred to as Swiss-Type Precision Automatic Lathes.

The main spindle tip grips the workpiece with a collet chuck, and the headstock moves axially, receiving the guide bushing located in the center of the tool post. Lathe cutting occurs at this orifice. This process avoids creation of vibration or deformation, allowing consistent, high-precision manufacturing.

As most of our products use our company’s own original tool presetter system, the user’s tooling changeovers are quick, contributing to increased production efficiency.

Minimizing the Number One Lathe Cutting Obstacle – Vibration.

50 years of amassed design techniques and commitment to manufacturing quality give Nomura DS Automatic Lathes their remarkable ability to reduce vibration – the number one problem faced in lathe cutting work.

In order to maintain long-lasting micron-level cutting precision, we believe it is necessary to offer "Workmanship, part precision, material quality, and most of all, the integration of our technological strengths to create total machine balance".



In 1894, Gebr. Heller Machinenfabrik GmhH was founded in Nurtingen, Germany. During the 20th Century, the company grew from a small craftsman shop to an international developer and producer of state-of-the-art Horizontal Machining Centers and manufacturing systems for metal-cutting processes. As part of an international market and customer-oriented organization, business divisions include; HELLER Automotive, HELLER Machines and HELLER services that offer a wide range of products and services optimally geared towards customer needs and requirements. More than machine tools, HELLER is a partner you can rely on... for a wide range of machining centers, for successful project management globally, with qualified service personnel and complete spare parts support.

The HELLER Group consists of an international holding company with central management and leadership functions and sales, service and production facilities in many difference countries. 2300 employees worldwide contribute to the success of its customers and allow them to meet the daily challenges of global competition. Stronger orientation towards the requirements of the various customer target groups worldwide is a logical step in the development of the company. This secures the future of the group through market orientation.


HELLER Automotive

HELLER Automotive

Extensive know-how allows offers of innovative and comprehensive production solutions for powertrain, drivetrain and chassis components. Highly productive with minimal piece-part costs.

HELLER Machines

HELLER Machines

Application know-how and technological competence to cater for all production requirements. With a new generation of machining centers offering a wide range of options in proven quality.


HELLER Services

HELLER Services

Individual services and custom-made service packages ensure optimum productivity and highest availability of the machines. Anywhere in the world, on site and around the clock.



Interlaken has been providing precision hydroforming solutions for over 30 years.

Interlaken’s Hydroforming Machines and Warm Forming Machines are for use in production or process development applications. A Hydroforming Machine is a computer controlled hydraulic press with data acquisition that uses a high-pressure liquid to hydroform materials. A Warm Forming Machine uses heated dies and gas to form aluminum and magnesium at elevated temperatures to 350ºC. Higher temperature solutions are available.

We are experts in the following fields:

  • Hydroforming
  • Metals Formability Research
  • High Pressure Impulse Testing
  • Burst Testing
  • Autofrettage
  • Leak Testing Systems
  • Hot-Metal Gas Forming
  • Warm Forming
  • Asphalt Testing
  • Soils Testing



At KYZEN we know the high performance demands of Metal Finishing don’t stop at the cleaning process. The industrial Metal cleaning process demands reliability and performance each and every time. Unless a surface is free of lubricants, oils and other imperfections it’s not clean enough, for further operations. Both Soils and Metals change in Metal Finishing, and our experienced team of KYZEN engineers adapt and innovate to meet new and growing demands and challenges whether from oils and coolants, metals, smut, oxides, additives or abrasive compounds.


Lake County Technologies
Lake County Technologies

What We Do:

LCT's team of experienced, trained, professionals provide concise advice, direction, and expertise to our clients in the implementation of Manufactruing Solutions in following areas:

  • Assembly Automation
  • Machine Tool Automation
  • Factory Automation
  • Product Design and DFA / DFM
  • Process Design & Development
  • Plant Relocation, Layout & Design


Lillbacka USA
Lillbacka USA

In 1969, few people paid much attention when Jorma Lillbacka began manufacturing his line of Finn-Power swaging machines in an old school house located in the Finnish countryside. But from this humble beginning, Lillbacka’s lines of Finn-Power radial swaging machines, and later, sheet metal fabrication equipment, have grown into industry leaders in the markets they serve.

Lillbacka USA, Inc.'s office in Illinois is responsible for sales, marketing, and service of swaging machines and related equipment throughout North and South America.



From the outset, MAUS has always operated in highly evolved markets, making its advanced expertise in techniques and applications available to its customers and offering hi-tech solutions that fully respect the specific production approaches of the end users.

The company's main product lines are:

  • Flexible machines and solutions for the foundry-based mechanical machining of parts with diameters from 200 mm to 1000 mm;
  • Vertical multitasking lathes, flexible turning lines and production systems for bearings, with diameters between 200 mm and 1350 mm.


Mubea System
Mubea System

5-Axis Profile machining: vertical machining centers

Haco’s Mubea Systems is known all over the world for its CNC machining centers. Our 5-axis CNC vertical profile machining centers share important advantages, including a reduction of costs, improved accuracy and a greater design flexibility. These machines are top-notch technology and will open new markets for you! Find out how below or contact us for more information.



Nagel Precision Inc., established in 1982, is an affiliate of the Nagel Group (Est. 1948). Nagel Precision is recognized as the industry's gold standard in Honing, Superfinishing, and Deep Hole Drilling Equipment. We are located in a modern ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and Ford Q1 certified 140,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Nagel Precision also builds TBT of Germany's (affiliate of Nagel Group) Deep Hole Drilling Machines and Tools. With over 1,200 employees globally and manufacturing facilities in Europe, North America, South America and Asia, Nagel supports your global programs locally.


Niles-Simmons (NSH Group)

The NILES-SIMMONS-HEGENSCHEIDT group (NSH) is one of the 50 largest machine tool manufacturer in the world. The globalization of the economy and the markets demands international our group. Through a variety of its own sales and service offices, we can meet our global demands by international market presence and customer proximity worldwide.



Special Machines

NV Series



Powerhold. Inc.
Powerhold. Inc.


Powerhold is a 50-year-old American Manufacturing Company that is focused on solving challenges associated with holding a workpiece. Our solutions may utilize a standard item such as a jaw chuck or live center, or may involve a custom designed assembly, such as a collet chuck with part detection and foolproof load.

Powerhold is the North American distributor for Bruckner, Grip, Gamet & Nikko products.

Jaw Chucks
Speciality Chucks
Collet Workholding
Auto-Offset System
Face Drivers
Live Centers

Collet Workholding
Stationary Chucks
HMC & VMC Fixtures

Dead Centers
Live Centers
Collet Workholding

Inspection Devices
Other Fixtures

Regg Rolling
Regg Rolling

Regg Rolling is a designer of high precision two and three dies spline and thread rolling machines. The company produces very robust machines for cold rolling of high tensile materials such as 12.9 steel, titanium, inconel and other exotic alloys. The machines are supplied with PLC or CNC controls for a quick machine set up and simple use. A newly designed hydraulic system allows a shorter cycle time and less maintenance. The combination of all these factors allows a high repeatable production combined with a longer die life.


SEI Filtration
SEI Filtration

Thanks to the ten-year experience of its staff, it works since many years in the field of the industrial mechanical industry. A complete range of products both for the filtration of coolant and for the air clean in the industrial working area, are able to solve all customer’s needs. Products’ high quality and reliability allow SEI FILTRATION to be supplier of the best and most important machine tool building companies.



Unisign was founded in 1973 as an engineering company specialized in developing, and designing tooling, fixtures and special purpose machines for the metal cutting industry. The first CNC machining centre was introduced in the early eighties and was developed mainly for drilling and tapping applications. These early drilling and tapping centres have evolved into a complete range of high-end precision machining centres that can be classified into five categories: Univers, Unipent, Unipro, Uniport and Unicom.

Unisign has evolved into an international operating company with a worldwide customer base. Our valued customers can be segregated in the following market segments:

  • Aerospace & Aviation
  • General Machining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Truck & Train
  • Renewable Energy


Vermont Machine Tool
Vermont Machine Tool

High Precision CNC Gear Cutting Machines, CNC Grinders and more

Vermont Machine Tool® is a world-class machine tool specialist with over 30 years' experience in remanufacturing, retrofitting, customizing and modernizing your high precision machine tools cost-effectively, while our Bryant® division manufactures new world-class CNC grinders and spindles.


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