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Introducing New Sales Rep for Mexico

Eastman Machine Company, a 130 year-old manufacturing company specializing in cutting equipment, announces that it has appointed Milton Internacional (Leon) Mexico, to represent its line of automated cutting systems, material handling equipment and design software.
Milton Internacional started its operations in 1999 with the purpose of offering high quality products and technological innovations for the manufacture of footwear. Its founder Mr. Alberto Duran has always been dedicated to providing innovative components as well as the highest quality and productivity machinery. Their experience and contacts in growing markets will enhance Eastman’s existing network of distributors around the world.
“Establishing a representative in Mexico will allow Eastman to evaluate opportunities in a variety of markets with an experienced team on location,” said Robert Stevenson, Eastman’s president and chief executive officer. “We are excited about the partnership with Milton for a number of reasons, including their vast international market knowledge and experience in the footwear industry. We look forward to collaboratively growing our businesses.”

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Cool Manufacturing Photo Contest

Modern manufacturing is dynamic, exciting and high tech. InSyte Consulting’s Cool Manufacturing Photo Contest celebrates WNY manufacturing with images of local businesses, celebrating National Manufacturing Day. Finalists have been selected and Eastman made the cut! Voting ends Sept. 29. You can vote once per day so vote daily!

The winner will be announced on National Manufacturing Day, Oct. 6.

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CAMX Announces New Show Info

After postponing CAMX 2017 due to Hurricane Irma, we are pleased to announce that CAMX 2017 will be held December 12-14, 2017, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
Details about confirming your registration for the new dates or requesting refunds will be sent via email as soon as possible within the next seven days. Additional information on the schedule at a glance, the Conference Program, and the Exhibit Hall is expected within the next 2-3 weeks. .
CAMX will provide regular updates about registration, housing, exhibitor specific information, and other news to you via email and on our dedicated webpage. Updates will also be available on Facebook and Twitter.
We look forward to seeing you in December at CAMX 2017!

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Cutting Solutions for Marine Applications

Eastman is proud to manufacture solutions for cutting fiberglass, core, balsa, cotton backed vinyl, outdoor sun/shade materials, marine-grade plastic polymer and PVC foam sheets, carpet and other materials commonly used in the marine industry.

The Eagle S125 is engineered for automatic ply cutting of uni-, bi, and multi-directional glass, carbon and aramids; materials pre-impregnated with epoxy resin; and flexible core materials common to products manufactured for the aerospace, marine, recreational and energy industries. Eastman’s JetPRO HR inkjet printer will be demonstrated on the Eagle S125 Static Table Cutting system at the IBEX Show in Tampa, Florida from September 19-21. Eastman’s JetPRO HR continuous inkjet printer is an optional accessory for the conveyor and static table cutting systems. This 2017 release features thermal, drop-on-demand inkjet printing technology capable of operating at print speeds of up to 60 inches per second.

The inkjet interface is available in several languages and capable of printing characters, linear and DataMatrix bar codes plus custom logos/graphics up to 600 x 600 dpi resolution. Easy to change and maintain, the ink cartridge design ensures clean and hassle-free use compared to liquid-based container inks. The system is offered with black ink cartridges as standard (other colors also available).


  • S125 72″ x 12′
  • Three-Tool Cutting Head
  • Material Roll Bar
  • Urethane Belt Cutting Surface
  • Computer Dust Enclosure
  • Free U.S. Shipping
  • Contact Us for a Quotation
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visionPRO for Printed Shapes and Patterns

visionPRO is a high resolution camera system combined with state-of-the art software algorithms to ensure cut paths around printed shapes, registration marks or repetitive patterns is precise and accurate.
visionPRO scans the entire surface of the fabric and is able to identify the entire geometry and distortion of the printed elements. Several modules are available to meet the needs of common application requirements for sportswear, advertising, automotive, upholstery and technical textile needs. The system includes camera and hardware components, visionPRO Software and is an available accessory for all static and conveyor cutting systems.
To read more and download Eastman’s visionPRO information sheet:



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CAMX Postponed due to Hurricane

The organizers of CAMX have cancelled the event originally scheduled to begin on September 12 due to the threats posed by Hurricane Irma to the state of Florida and Orlando. To read the full report, please visit:
Alternative dates will be scheduled for later this fall.
On behalf of CAMX, ACMA, SAMPE and Eastman, we will provide news and updates as they become available. If you were anticipating a special cutting demonstration please be advised that demonstrations are available on demand at the Buffalo, New York headquarters as well as through FaceTime and Skype.
All other events planned for September are anticipated to be held as scheduled.
IBEX Show – Tampa, Florida, 9/19-21
IFAI Expo – New Orleans, Louisiana 9/27-29

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Cutting Demos Now Available on Skype & Facetime

Eastman offers complimentary test cut evaluations using your materials and patterns and/or cut files to capture the machine’s speed, material efficiency, and anticipated throughput to confirm the recommended system configuration provided by our team.
This value-added service, detailed feedback, and optional video footage will play an influential role in your return on investment calculations.
Live demos are now available via Skype or Facetime if time, cost or logistics prevents a trip to the Eastman headquarters. Join us online!

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UK / EU Demo System Available – S125 54×12

S125 Static Table Cutting System 54” x 12’
Active cutting area = 1336.04mm width, 2.44m length
Available 3 November for Direct Delivery from Birmingham, UK


  • Three Cutting Tool Spindles and Marking Pen
  • Computer Dust Enclosure
  • Perforated cast polyurethane cutting surface, smooth and easy to clean cutting surface
  • Table-mounted bar for holding one roll of material
  • cutPRO Cutter Control software
  • And more!

Demonstrations at Advanced Engineering Show – Birmingham, UK
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Reel in the Savings – Summer Promo

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At Eastman we work hard to ensure that we are providing our customers with the best equipment for their particular needs. We are a manufacturer and realize how important it is to rely on capital equipment–to ensure a high-level of operating effectiveness (overall equipment effectiveness).
Reel in the Savings and mention promo code “Summer17” and receive a 5% discount on orders for belting and table surfaces, 10% on blades.

Our goal is to be a world class supplier and service provider. We have a very knowledgeable Customer Service Group able to handle your inquiries for parts (contact . We also have a shipping and logistics group able to dispatch urgent shipments around the world within 24 hours.
Reel in Summer Savings and mention promo code “Summer17” and receive a 5% discount on orders for belting, and table surfaces; 10% on all blades. Offer valid July 28 – August 8, 2017.  Prior and pending orders excluded.  Note: discount is applied after any eligible Extended Service Plan (ESP) discount

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Plant Tour at Aeris Brazil

Eastman is proud to be a part of the March 2017 Composites World magazine issue featuring a recent plant tour at Aeris Energy in Caucaia, Brazil.
Eastman’s C125 conveyor cutting system is an integral part of kitting, cutting and controlling scrap of glass fiber at Aeris Energy Brazil.
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Eastman Machines for Cutting Composites
Please contact us directly with any questions or to discuss your unique application requirements. Eastman systems are suitable for cutting composites in both dry and pre-preg form – with or without peel ply. Our team of applications specialists have significant experience with R&D and production cutting of (but not limited to):

  • Unidirectional continuous strand roving
  • Bidirectional (woven roving, woven fabrics, continuous strand reinforcement)
  • Multidirectional (chopped strands, continuous, chopped strand mat, tri-axial, multiaxial)
  • Nonwoven core materials
  • Aramid (Kevlar®)
  • Fibre-reinforced plastic / FRP (Fiberglass)
  • E-Glass, S-Glass
  • Carbon Fibre (CF)
  • Carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP) / impregnated with epoxy resin
  • Carbon- Glass and Carbon- Aramid Hybrid fabrics
  • Dyneema®
  • Spectra Shield®, Gold Shield®
  • Graphite
  • Polyethylene Thermoplastics (P-tex)
  • Nomex® flame-resistant meta-aramids
  • Nylon
  • Adhesives
  • Quartz Pre-Preg
  • Breather Material
  • PTFE Film

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