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AGMA is officially IACET accredited

February 16, 2018
The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has officially accredited the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA). Through a rigorous application process guided by the ANSI/IACET Standard, AGMA is now able to offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to students...

New year, new services added to Solar Atmospheres of Western PA

February 16, 2018
In a continuing quest to enhance customer service, Solar Atmospheres of Western PA has expanded its wings by adding another type of mechanical testing to its repertoire: tensile testing. Tensile tests are essential in determining and understanding the ultimate strengths of materials. Currently,...

DMG Mori USA appoints new president

February 16, 2018
DMG MORI USA has announced the appointment of James V. Nudo as the new president of the organization as of December 7, 2017. Nudo has been with the company for more than 14 years and has served as executive officer of DMG Mori USA and executive officer of the International Legal Department and...

Turbo Lab’s Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia sees another record year

February 16, 2018
The Turbomachinery Laboratory at Texas A&M University hosted another record-breaking Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia despite a three-month delay due to Hurricane Harvey. The 45th Turbomachinery and 33rd International Pump User’s Symposia (TPS 2017) was originally scheduled for...

Career opportunities at Forest City Gear

February 16, 2018
Forest City Gears, founded in 1955, has developed a reputation as a world-class manufacturer of fine and medium pitch custom gears. Its commitment to quality, innovation, and service is the reason it is trusted to produce gears for everything from tractors to aircraft, exam tables to prosthetic...

MIT launches MITx MicroMasters in principles of manufacturing

February 16, 2018
MIT announced the launch of the Institute’s third MITx MicroMasters program, in principles of manufacturing. The new program brings an advanced manufacturing curriculum to the MITx platform for the first time and enables learners worldwide to advance their careers by mastering the...

Motion Industries announces organizational changes

February 16, 2018
Motion Industries, Inc., a leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, recently announced three management changes, effective December 11, 2017. Tim Breen, Motion Industries president and CEO, announced the...

New Slater Tools website offers convenience, easy navigation

February 16, 2018
Slater Tools announces it has a new website with user-focused features that enhance the experience and offer convenience, especially for customers and repeat viewers. The completely rebuilt website resides at the same url address, www.slatertools.com. New corporate website from Slater Tools...

Hannover Messe USA to premier in Chicago in September

February 16, 2018
Hannover Messe is the world-renowned trade show brand synonymous with industrial innovation, key trends, and business leads. The event has made a name for itself as a global hotspot for Industry 4.0 technologies. CEOs of global corporations, managers of SMEs, and leaders of the world’s major...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Samag machining centers, deep drilling machines available in North America

February 16, 2018
Now available from German Machine Tools of America (GMTA), a full line of Samag multi-spindle machining centers is offered for the North American market. Samag, based in Saalfeld, Germany, with offices and service centers worldwide, engineers and builds a variety of multi-spindle machines, the MFZ...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Klingelnberg presents smart measuring technology at METAV

February 16, 2018
METAV, the International Exhibition for Metalworking Technologies, will mark its twentieth year as the innovation showground for manufacturing technology. Represented in the Quality Area Forum with the P 16 G Precision Measuring Center, Klingelnberg, along with other companies, will show that...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CRC press publishes ‘Gear Cutting Tools: Science and Engineering’

February 16, 2018
Dr. Stephen P. Radzevich is a professor of mechanical engineering and manufacturing engineering, and has extensive industrial experience. He has spent more than 40 years developing software, hardware, and other processes for gear design and optimization. He has authored numerous books and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: KISSsoft system design data interface saves time, offers efficiency

February 16, 2018
KISSsys is KISSsoft’s system add-on that enables you to model complete gear units and drive trains. KISSsoft calculates the service life and strength of the different machine elements, and transfers the results to KISSsys, where they are displayed in clear overviews. To achieve this, KISSsys...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Schunk completes range of precision toolholders

February 16, 2018
The Tendo Platinum toolholder by Schunk is an advanced technology toolholder promising durablity, ease of use, and precision for almost any milling, drilling, and reaming application.  Tendo Platinum has improved brazing technology by using a unique brazing and hardening process all in the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sandvik Coromant software boosts five-axis machining centers

February 16, 2018
Cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has extended the functionality of its InvoMilling™ software. The latest version of this user-friendly CAD/CAM solution for fast and simple NC programming offers more possibilities when manufacturing gears on universal...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: JM Performance products ADDS SPINDLE KITS

February 16, 2018
CNC spindle maintenance is treated as a dirty, boring, and often overlooked job. A clean spindle is essential for proper taper contact between the spindle and v-flange toolholder.   JM Performance Products, Inc. (JMPP: Fairport Harbor, Ohio), a leading manufacturing innovator of CNC mill...

New Hexagon CMM series features customizable capabilities

February 7, 2018
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has announced the latest evolution of its Global S coordinate measuring machine (CMM) series, customizable for specific inspection work and changing manufacturing objectives. The new CMM platform features four capability packages focused on customer productivity...

Schunk magnetic switches for potentially explosive atmospheres

February 6, 2018
Schunk is now offering a freely programmable and universally applicable magnetic switch with ATEX certification for device group II, category 2 for monitoring gripping systems in potentially explosive areas. The MMS 22-PI1-EX has a freely programmable switching point and detects a magnet inside of...

JTEKT Toyoda Americas adds Stone Machinery

February 6, 2018
JTEKT Toyoda Americas Corporation is excited to expand its distribution network, having now partnered with new distributor Stone Machinery. The addition strengthens Toyoda customers’ access to premier service and sales throughout Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Western...

Forest City Gear earns certification

February 2, 2018
Forest City Gear has successfully met the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s standards for certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise. WBENC National WBE Certification validates that the business is owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman or women. To...

CMS announces call for papers

February 2, 2018
The Coordinate Metrology Society’s (CMS) 34th annual Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC) will be July 23-27, 2018, in Reno, Nevada, and the group has issued a call for papers. The CMS is the eminent membership association for measurement professionals worldwide. For the first time,...

Sandvik announces 2018 training schedule

February 2, 2018
2018 is right around the corner, and it's time to prepare for the upcoming year. Mark your calendars for one of Sandvik’s many technical training offerings and keep an eye out for registration links. The Sandvik technical training courses are intended to educate production managers,...

Third Wave Systems sets conferences

February 2, 2018
Third Wave Systems is gearing up for the 2018 Users Conferences and already has a lineup of speakers to be excited about. Stay tuned for more presenters and Users Conference updates regarding workshops, networking events and more. Cologne, Germany The 2018 European Users Conference will return to...

Kollmorgen sets demos for IPPE 2018

February 2, 2018
Kollmorgen will feature newly launched products, live demos, and the latest research on hygienic machine design at Booth C1105 at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), January 30 – February 1, 2018, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Throughout the show,...

Motion Canada’s TechCan Services earns two SKF certifications

February 2, 2018
Motion Industries, Inc., a leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, recently announced that its Motion Canada TechCan Services in Edmonton, Alberta, has been authorized as an SKF Certified Rebuilder —...

Niigata announces new North American headquarters

February 2, 2018
Niigata, a world leader in horizontal machining centers, recently announced the opening of its North American headquarters, Niigata Machine Techno USA, Inc., in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Already well established in the U.S. since 1980, Niigata’s expansion further reinforces its commitment...

New Seco ceramic inserts, cutter bodies maximize HRSA machining

February 2, 2018
Seco Tools now offers Secomax™ CS300 ceramic inserts and cutter bodies to boost productivity in milling and turning operations with heavy interrupted cuts on nickel-based heat-resistant superalloys (HRSA). The new cutters increase productivity by up to eight times over standard carbide...

Hand tool manufacturer boosts production with compact tempering system

February 2, 2018
Seco/Warwick has partnered with a tool manufacturer in North America to custom design a pit-type tempering furnace system to increase production capacity. This system will be used for heat-treating power tool components and was specifically designed to fit into a limited footprint within the...

Aerospace supplier collaborates with Fives to advance titanium cutting

February 2, 2018
Acromil Corporation, a primary supplier of complex structural components and assemblies to the aerospace and defense industries, has ordered two advanced Cincinnati Wide-Range (WR)Titanium Profilers and a Giddings & Lewis Horizontal Boring Mill (HBM) from Fives as the start of a two-phase...

TWS’ AdvantEdge v7.4 now available

February 2, 2018
AdvantEdge v7.4 is now available from Third Wave Systems. The release includes time history data averaging, report improvements, milling Boolean robustness enhancements, job monitor improvements, and bug fixes. With users running larger and larger design of experiment simulation sets, data...

New GF Machining high-speed mill adds flexibility to graphite machine

February 2, 2018
To meet the extremely demanding mold and die machining needs of high-tech industries, GF Machining Solutions has unveiled the new Mikron HSM 500 Graphite high-speed mill. The system combines the features of a dedicated graphite machine with the flexibility of the company’s HSM 500 high-speed...

Hexagon expands flagship Leica Absolute Scanner range

February 2, 2018
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, the leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist, recently announced the Leica Absolute Scanner LAS-XL, a new ultra-large scale portable laser scanner. Designed for industries and applications where both speed of measurement and metrology-level...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Forest City Gear adds versatile grinder to line

February 2, 2018
Forest City Gear has expanded its capabilities for the hard finishing of smaller diameter gears with particularly tight ID and length tolerances with the addition of a Usach 100-T4 ID/OD grinder with 4-station turret. While the new Usach can accommodate parts with diameters as large as 450 mm...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New range of Go/No-Go gages available from Slater Tools

February 2, 2018
Slater Tools introduces its new and comprehensive product line of Go/No-Go gage sets for customer-specific applications. The full range of gages are designed and engineered precisely to inspect parts for machining process variations such as form size, twist, and tool wear. Ideal for use with...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: JUNKER’s JUCAM 1S non-cylindrical grinding machine offers economical grinding of cam pieces

February 2, 2018
As increasingly stringent carbon emissions regulations are being imposed on the automotive industry, one solution to ensure compliance with these regulations is with variable engine timing using cam pieces. The JUCAM 1S from Junker specializes in the ultra-precise, efficient grinding of cam pieces....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Flex Grip: One closer, four work holding solutions

February 2, 2018
Lexair’s new Flex Grip closers are designed for versatility and efficiency, and they are proven to boost productivity for a variety of machining operations including 5-axis, rotary indexer, and stationary applications. The manual/hydraulic closers are clamped through a screw pump with a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Allied Motion introduces KinetiMax 42 EB brushless DC motor with integrated drive

February 2, 2018
Allied Motion Technologies introduces the KinetiMax 42 EB, a 42-mm diameter outer rotor, brushless DC motor with an integrated drive. Extremely compact, the KinetiMax 42 has a robust bearing system capable of handling high side loads. It has a minimum operating life of 20,000 hours. The KinetiMax...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: GF Machining Solutions’ new die sinking EDM ratchets up efficiency

February 2, 2018
GF Machining Solutions’ new FORM P 350 die sinking EDM machine features precision-enhancing design qualities along with several integrated technologies to enable shops to easily enhance productivity and profitability. A compact C-axis construction, fixed table, and cast-iron frame offer high...

Dazzling performance from diamond-coated inserts

February 1, 2018
In order to overcome the challenges of chip formation and evacuation when drilling non-ferrous metals, cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has unveiled its CoroDrill® 880 CVD diamond-coated insert grades, GCN124 and GCN134. The super-hard properties of the...

RöHM showcases clamping solutions that speed setups

January 9, 2018
Röhm Products of America demonstrated several types of chucks at the 2017 Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association event (STAFDA) that maximize productivity and make for fast and easy job setups. The company displayed its Extra and Supra keyless and Prima key-type drill chucks...

Samag machining centers now available in North America

January 9, 2018
Now available from German Machine Tools of America (GMTA), a full line of Samag multi-spindle machining centers is offered for the North American market. Samag, based in Saalfeld, Germany, with offices and service centers worldwide, engineers and builds a variety of multi-spindle machines, the MFZ...

JM Performance Products’ kits optimize productivity

January 9, 2018
CNC spindle maintenance is treated as a dirty, boring, and often overlooked job. A clean spindle is essential for proper taper contact between the spindle and v-flange toolholder. Build-up of chips, dust, and oil in the spindle can jeopardize taper contact and result in premature wear, repair...

Hexagon expands flagship Leica Absolute Scanner range

January 3, 2018
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, the leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist, recently announced the Leica Absolute Scanner LAS-XL, a new ultra-large scale portable laser scanner. Designed for industries and applications where both speed of measurement and metrology-level...

Penta Gear Metrology receives calibration accreditation

December 28, 2017
In October, A2LA labs accredited Penta Gear Metrology ISO17025 for technical competence in the field of calibration. Penta Gear President Marvin Nicholson said the company is excited to be able to offer these services for its North American customers. “We are hopeful this offers our...

Hexagon CMM technology part of new Fullerton College program

December 28, 2017
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence announced its portable and stationary coordinate measuring machine (CMM) technologies will be integrated into a new Metrology Program offered at Fullerton College, North Orange County, in Fullerton, California. Fullerton College is one of the largest and best...

Auction to feature complete state-of-the-art heat-treat line

December 28, 2017
Heat Treat Equipment, in conjunction with Robert Levy Associates, will conduct an auction to sell a complete state-of-the-art heat-treat line no longer required in the continuing operations of Autoliv-Nissin Brake Systems. Autoliv-Nissin, headquartered in Yokohama, focuses on the design,...

Romax Technology offers workshop on electrified powertrains

December 28, 2017
Gain a hands-on experience of a novel analysis design solution that helps motor and/or gear design engineers determine the efficiency and durability of integrated electrified powertrain systems more quickly. The successful design of integrated electric powertrains is built on three fundamental...

Ipsen USA shipments remain strong in third quarter 2017

December 28, 2017
The third quarter has proven to be yet another strong quarter for Ipsen USA with 14 vacuum furnaces shipped to seven states, as well as to Indonesia and Japan. This equipment will be used in support of the additive manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, and commercial heat-treating industries. The...

Klüber studies hydro lubricants as lubricants of the future

December 28, 2017
How would it be if maintenance of industrial gear units or automobile transmissions were to consist simply of topping up with mains water? If contaminations by lubricants could be eliminated without any problems using clear water? Not only would that render work in industrial plants safer and...

Obituary: Alan Lawley, distinguished PM industry professor

December 28, 2017
Alan Lawley, Emeritus Professor, Drexel University, died October 17 at the age of 84. A long-time friend and supporter of PM technology and the industry, Lawley made significant contributions to research and development in PM and particulate materials and guided the professional development of...

Schunk clamping vise for raw and finished part machining saves time

December 28, 2017
The Schunk Kontec KSC-F single-acting clamping vises with fixed jaw achieve high clamping forces at comparably low torque. Due to the 160-degree “Quick-Clamp” force intensifier, workpieces are clamped in less than a second, and the vise is safely locked, making re-tightening with a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Emuge offers step drills for threading, circle segment cutters

December 28, 2017
Recognizing that most threaded holes require some type of chamfer, Emuge has developed a comprehensive carbide step drill offering of stocked cut and form thread drill diameters with varying step lengths. Customers can use a convenient on-line portal to select the correct drilling diameter for UNC,...