SAF Installs Four-Axis CNC Fabrication Machine at Georgia Facility

Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. (SAF) recently purchased and installed a Mecal MC 305 Kosmos CNC fabrication machine in its Winston, Ga., facility.

Kosmos is a four-axis machining center that has the capability of machining extruded or fabricated metal parts up to 26 feet in length. The features of the machine include notching, countersink, tapping and a system that measures tool height for precision machining. The machine includes an upgraded CAD Link Software, allowing 3D parts constructed in AutoDesk Inventor to be transferred directly into the machine post-processor, saving time and eliminating potential programming errors, according to the company.

“The recent purchase of the CNC machining center opens up new market opportunities and services for current customers. They have been asking for extrusion fabrication capabilities for years. We can now competitively fabricate extrusions and finish in one facility,” says John B. McClatchey, vice president of marketing and sales.

“Acquiring a Kosmos CNC machine will have a tremendous impact on the fabrication operation at SAF,” adds Frank Buchholz, general manager. “Parts that were difficult and time-consuming to fabricate are now easier, and customer requests that were impossible for SAF to manufacture competitively are orders that we can now produce.”

Promac is Turomas’ New Distributor in the United Kingdom

Since January 2020, Promac is the new distributor of Turomas’ complete range of monolithic and laminated glass cutting tables and smart storage in the U.K. and surrounding markets. The companies formed the new strategic partnership during Vitrum 2019 in Milan, Italy.

Promac has been involved in machinery supply for the British industry in double glazing for more than 40 years.


Mappi has expanded its plant in Cisterna di Latina, Italy, to meet the growing requests for tempering furnaces, according to the company. The expansion includes not only the production area, but new employees and equipment. A portion of this expansion will focus on the research and development department … Paragon Tempered Glass LLC has purchased a LineScanner from Softsolution for dimension control. … Cwmtillery Glass, based in South Wales, U.K., has added another HEGLA Optimax cutting table to its operations. The system incorporates laser technology and two loading systems that include a double-sided loader as well as a shuttle loader, which can provide the double-sided loader with many more types of glass … Technical Glass and Aluminium Co. LLC, a glass manufacturer in the United Arab Emirates, has signed a deal with Tecglass for a Vitro Jet FS24 digital printer with Side Kinetix technology.

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