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Industry News
Jim Selway of Northern
California’s CNC Solu-
tions Passes
Jim Selway began working for his father at Selway Machine Tool just out of high school and was the first of the Sel-
way boys
to work
at Selway
Tool. Jim
has been in
the machine
tool indus-
try for over
50 years.
For the past 20 years Jim Selway has been the President at CNC Solu- tions. Jim was once asked if he was ever going to retire and he said “why
would I do that, all my friends are my customers.”
All in the machine tool industry will miss Jimmy’s infectious laugh and boyish smile. His dedication and work ethic are in a league of their own. Jim was also heavily involved in St Athanasius Catholic Church, SF NTMA, Thomas More School, Alum Rock Little League. “It will take more than one man to replace what Jim did on a daily basis both at work and vol- unteering.”
CNC Solutions will continue to be a top northern California distributor with the help of Matt Selway (son), Paul Riley and Chris Riley. Jim leaves behind wife Agnes , his 9 children, 47 grandchildren, 3 great grandkids. So , yes there will continue to be Selway’s in the machine tool industry.
Sandvik Acquires CNC Software Inc.
Sandvik has completed the acquisi- tion of CNC Software Inc., a provider of CAD/CAM software solutions for manufacturing industries and the com- pany behind Mastercam.
By acquiring CNC Software, Sand- vik gains a CAM brand in the Master- cam software suite with an installed base of approximately 270,000 li- censes/users, as well as a strong market reseller network and well-established partnerships with leading machine makers and tooling companies.”This is in line with our strategic focus to grow in the digital manufacturing space, with special attention on in- dustrial software close to component manufacturing. An acquisition of CNC Software and the Mastercam portfolio, in combination with our existing offer- ings and extensive manufacturing ca- pabilities, will make Sandvik a leader in the overall CAM market measured in installed base,said Stefan Widing, president and CEO of Sandvik.
CNC Software has a strong market position in CAM, particularly for small- and medium-sized manufactur- ing enterprises (SMEs), something that will support Sandvik’s strategic goal to develop solutions to automate the manufacturing value chain for SMEs and deliver competitive point solutions for large OEMs.
CNC Software is an independent, family-owned company founded in 1983, headquartered in Tolland, CT, with 220 employees.
“We at CNC Software are extremely excited to be joining the Sandvik fam- ily. The two companies share many of the same values and objectives, but above all, we share a passion for manufacturing. Together we will har- ness our joint resources to accelerate the development of Mastercam, while continuing to maintain our unique standards of local support through our
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