12 | INDUSTRY UPDATE
Masteel expands with new machine tool lines
Masteel america Corp. has expanded its machine tool offerings with three
new builders: Poly Gim, akira Seiki and Union MT.
Poly Gim is a Taiwanese manufacturing of Swiss turning centres ranging
in sizes from 12 to 42 mm diameter capacities. akira Seiki builds high
speed horizontal and five axis machining centres for small components.
Union MT supplies multi-spindle machining centres for high volume
production of small to medium size parts.
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Ron Nater, Masteel general manager for Central
and Eastern Canada, says the company secured the
distribution agreements at TIMTOS 2017, the Taipei
International Machine Tool Show held March 7-12 in
“We plan to increase North american market
share for these companies through Masteel’s
Samuel Son moves into the
Metals supply business Samuel
Son and Co. Ltd is moving into
the additive manufacturing
business with its plan to
purchase additive manufacturer
Burloak Technologies, based in Dundas, ON.
“Every indicator is pointing to additive
manufacturing and 3D printing being a disruptive
technology in many of the industries we supply,
says Colin Osborne, president of Samuel
Burloak designs, prototypes and develops
production parts for aerospace, defense and
commercial high tech companies. Osborne says the
acquisition will enhance Samuel’s ability to support
and partner with its customers and will pave the
way for investment in the future of a significant
market in the metals industry.
With facilities throughout North america,
Samuel intends to rapidly scale the Burloak
operations to deliver 3D metal printing solutions
to customers globally.
Peter adams, president, Burloak Technologies
says the announcement will be welcomed by
“I strongly believe this deal will deliver a level of
stability and scale to the additive supply chain that
both larger manufacturers and specialty players
have been waiting for. It combines the stability,
expertise and financial strength of a 160-year-old
North american powerhouse in the metals market,
with the passion for transformational engineering