Ultra Tech Machinery Garners Ohio Edison Center Technology Award

Ohio Edison Center Technology Award being received by
Ultra Tech Machinery, Inc., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
Pictured: (L to R)
Kimberly Gibson, Director, EWI Energy Center
Don Hagarty, Founder and President Ultra Tech Machinery, Inc.
Willie Eichele, Director of Sales, Ultra Tech Machinery, Inc.
Mark Norfolk, Senior Project Manager, EWI

Columbus, Ohio. . .The prestigious Ohio Edison Center Technology award was given to Ultra Tech Machinery, Inc., of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The event took place at the Ohio State House in Columbus, Ohio, on February 8, 2012 before a group of state representatives.

Ultra Tech was nominated for the award for a specialty machine the company built for EWI of Columbus, Ohio. The machine was a special purpose 3-axis milling machine for material removal combined with a 5-axis ultrasonic tape feeding head designed for adding material. This unique process allows for efficient creation of internal channels and/or cavities in difficult material types. Ultra Tech Founder and President Don Hagarty and Director of Sales Willie Eichele were present to accept the award for Ultra Tech Machinery.

The design of the machine was accomplished in close collaboration with EWI Senior Project Manager Mark Norfolk and his team at EWI.

Kimberly Gibson, Director, EWI Energy Center, noted, "The technology developed in conjunction with Ultra Tech Machinery has the potential to revolutionize the material additive industry. We were thrilled to receive vital state funding that allowed us to move forward on this important project and contract with an innovative company like Ultra Tech Machinery."

Mr. Norfolk commented, "We are already selling this technology to manufacturing customers and if things go as planned, we hope to be ordering additional machines from Ultra Tech in the near future."

EWI is one of seven Edison Technology Centers located in Ohio. It is an internationally recognized, membership-based organization focused on materials joining and allied technologies and conducts applied research and development for both industry and government. Since the early 1980's, EWI has helped manufacturers in the aerospace, automotive, defense, energy, chemical, government, heavy manufacturing and electronics industries improve productivity, time to market and profitability.

Ultra Tech Machinery, Inc., is an innovative manufacturing solution provider. Certified to ISO 9001:2008, Ultra Tech is also a Fanuc Robotics Authorized Integrator as well as Yaskawa Motoman Solutions Provider.

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