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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,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Klüber Lubrication introduces specialty grease

December 28, 2017
Klüber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, introduces Hydrokapilla NBU 20 HFE US, designed for the lubrication of plain and rolling bearings, and chains. Hydrokapilla NBU 20 HFE US is designed for applications that experience high humidity and/or aggressive media....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: KISSsoft model creation

December 28, 2017
KISSsoft Release 03/2017 has a new function, the “Groups box,” which lists a selection of predefined gear stages. These gear stages can be added to the model tree structure and combined in any way you like. Gear stages such as a Ravigneaux set or a Wolfrom set are also available, to...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason Metrology Systems introduces new Gear Rolling System with Laser

December 28, 2017
The Gear Rolling System with Laser (GRSL) revolutionizes gear measuring and sets a new standard for throughput where high speed, high volume testing is required. It provides both double-flank roll testing as well as analytical index and involute measurement on all teeth during the same inspection...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Schunk modular system is for direct workpiece clamping

December 28, 2017
The new Vero-S WDB clamping technology modular system transfers the efficiency levels of the Schunk Vero-S quick-change pallet system specifically to machine directly clamped workpieces. By using clamping pillars with a modular structure, freely molded parts and other workpieces can be clamped...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Seco re-engineers Perfomax® to further optimize drilling performance

December 28, 2017
With a re-engineered design, the Seco Perfomax indexable insert drill delivers higher drilling parameters and longer tool life as well as exceptional chip control and evacuation. The drill’s innovative features include new flute designs with special anti-friction surfaces, and laser-hardened...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sandvik’s high-feed side milling cutters address productivity

December 28, 2017
To enhance milling performance on ISO S materials, cutting tool, and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant is introducing a series of end mills featuring unique geometries and grades. The CoroMill® Plura HFS (High-feed Side Milling) ISO S cutters deliver reliable and productive results on...

Forest City Gear expands small diameter, high precision ID/OD grinding capability

December 14, 2017
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...

Forest City Gear earns women’s business enterprise certification

December 14, 2017
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...

Two software solutions — one system design data interface

December 11, 2017
KISSsys is KISSsoft‘s system add-on that enables businesses 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,...

Proactive monitoring made simple: The Bowl

December 11, 2017
Luneta, the leading developer of advanced machinery lubricant inspection technology for machine condition monitoring and reliability, announces the release of its newest product: the Bowl. The new Bowl from Luneta serves as both a sight glass and BS&W bowl. (Courtesy: Luneta) The ultimate...

New range of Go/No-Go gages available

December 11, 2017
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...

Webinars set for AdvantEdge v7.4

December 5, 2017
Join Third Wave Systems for a new features webinar that will cover all of the new enhancements in AdvantEdge v7.4. Registration is required. •          December 6, 2017  | 7:30 a.m. CST  |  Register...

Perfection Industrial to auction Overton Chicago Gear surplus

November 30, 2017
Surplus to the ongoing operations of Overton Chicago Gear will be auctioned on December 13, 2017, at 1 p.m. CST. Equipment includes gear grinders, hobbers, bevel and herringbone gear generators, shapers, CNC lathes, and tool room equipment. Featured: Pfauter, Liebherr, Barber Colman, and Lorenz...

Koepfer America offers new TM 200 R3 gear deburring machine

November 29, 2017
As automation continues to transform the manufacturing industry, gear deburring often remains an operation performed by hand. This burdens gear manufacturers in several ways. First, quality control remains a challenge because each technician’s skill impacts the final product. Second, as other...

KISSsoft Release 03/2017 has a new function

November 17, 2017
The “Groups box,” a new function of KISSsoft Release 03/2017, lists a selection of predefined gear stages. These gear stages can be added to the model tree structure and combined in any way you like. Gear stages such as a Ravigneaux set or a Wolfrom set are also available to make it...

Gleason Metrology Systems introduces new Gear Rolling System with Laser

November 9, 2017
The GRSL Gear Rolling System with Laser revolutionizes gear measuring and sets a new standard for throughput where high speed, high volume testing is required. It provides both double flank roll testing as well as analytical index and involute measurement on all teeth during the same inspection...

SKF launches re-engineered mounted ball bearing units

November 7, 2017
SKF has launched a newly re-engineered product line of mounted ball bearing units with industry-standard inch series cast iron housings in several designs, high-performance SKF inch or metric insert bearings, and several shaft-locking methods. These mounted bearing units will suit a wide range of...

Seco Tools de Mexico to serve high-tech market

November 7, 2017
To further strengthen its customer support in Mexico, Seco recently opened a new facility in Querétaro. Led by Curtis Hassan, the new Seco Tools de Mexico will provide customers with access to the company’s full range of innovative tooling, training programs, and engineering...

Exsys Eppinger hypoid gearboxes provide versatility

November 7, 2017
EXSYS Tool, Inc. has further expanded its Eppinger gearbox offerings to include the HT-type hypoid gearboxes that feature compact, robust designs suitable for both specific and dynamic applications. The Eppinger HT-type hypoid gearboxes have Monobloc housings that distinguish this series with...

New GF machining solutions die sinker is market’s smallest

November 7, 2017
GF Machining Solutions’ new compact FORM E 350 machine is an ideal die sinking EDM solution for small shops. Even with the smallest footprint on the market, the machine still boasts several design and performance features that enhance a shop’s competitive advantage. A sturdy C-axis...

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence spotlights closed loop tube inspection system at FABTECH 2017

October 31, 2017
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence recently announced it will spotlight the advanced tube inspection system in Booth #A1032 at FABTECH 2017, November 6-9, at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois. The closed loop work cell features the innovative TubeShaper software and a portable ROMER Absolute Arm...

Kapp Niles to display grinding, measuring machines at Gear Expo

October 20, 2017
Find innovative gear grinding technology together with precision metrology systems – live at Gear Expo. It’s not two birds with one stone, but three machines at one trade show. Kapp Niles will display its latest grinding machine generation – the KNe3G – together with the...

Ovako to speak and exhibit at Gear Expo 2017

October 20, 2017
Ovako, a leading producer of engineering steel, will exhibit its high-fatigue-resistant engineering steels BQ-Steel® and IQ-Steel® at booth #1601 at Gear Expo. In addition to exhibiting, Jamie Price, president of Ovako North America, will speak on clean steel for gear design, and how and...

Schunk offers clamping vise for raw and finished part machining

October 20, 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...

Companies To Exhibit, Demo Products At Gear Expo

October 10, 2017
Gleason Corporation Booth 1411 Among the most noteworthy of the new technologies that Gleason is exhibiting is the versatile new Gleason 300GMSL Inspection System. In addition to conventional tactile probing, the 300GMSL also offers non-contact laser sensor scanning of tooth flanks to support...

CastForge Celebrates Its Premiere In Stuttgart In 2018

October 10, 2017
Messe Stuttgart is expanding its product portfolio in the segment of industrial trade fairs with CastForge. The trade fair for castings and forgings and their processing celebrates its premiere in Stuttgart June 5-7, 2018. The concept for the new trade fair is tuned to the needs of industrial...

Gleason Expands In India With Advanced Manufacturing And Technology Facility

October 10, 2017
On August 17 and 18, Gleason hosted more than 150 customers and business partners for the grand opening of its new 65,000-square-foot facility in Aerospace Park, Devanahalli, Bangalore, India. The two-day event included a grand opening celebration including a ribbon- cutting ceremony and remarks by...

Forest City Gear Adds To Process Engineering Resources

October 10, 2017
Forest City Gear has added Brian Gustafson to its growing team of process engineers, with responsibility for creating the routings, machine instructions, and process drawings that are critical to the success of every precision gear-manufacturing project. Gustafson has 15 years of diversified...

Bourn & Koch Offers Handscraping Class

October 10, 2017
Bourn & Koch will once again host world-renowned expert Richard King to teach a class on the art of handscraping machine tools. The class will be March 12-16, 2018. This will mark Bourn & Koch’s third class with King, who has taught hundreds of machine tool builders the art of...

Ipsen Announces Organizational Changes To Promote Growth

October 10, 2017
As Ipsen focuses on supporting the industry, several strategic changes will be made in the company’s organizational structure to strengthen its position as the leading global provider of integrated heat-treatment solutions. “We are in an exciting period of growth for Ipsen, which has...

Seco/Warwick Shortlisted For Hidden Champion Title

October 10, 2017
‘Hidden Champion of the Year’ is a title granted to companies that effectively develop in the international environment. The elite of Hidden Champions constitute companies that have Polish roots, develop their services in various parts of the world, and have succeeded in business. These...

Solar Atmospheres Of Western PA Adds Climate-Controlled Room

October 10, 2017
After surviving one of the hottest and most humid summer seasons on record, Solar Atmospheres of Western PA decided to construct a climate-controlled environment for the daily operation of its brand-new, all-metal, hot-zoned vacuum furnace. The critical climate within this room is controlled using...

Solar Manufacturing Receives Patent

October 10, 2017
A new U.S. Patent, No. 9,702,627 B2, was awarded on July 11, 2017, to Solar Manufacturing, Inc. for an innovation in vacuum furnace hot zone design. This hot zone improvement centers on the configuration of heating element supports, providing for simpler, streamlined manufacture of the support...

Ovako Introduces Hybrid Steel®

October 10, 2017
At the Euromat 2017 congress, Ovako introduced Hybrid Steel, a new innovative steel family that challenges traditional steel categorizations. It offers properties of tool steel, maraging steel, and stainless steel, combined with the production economy of engineering steel. It is set to enable...

Tata Steel And Thyssenkrupp To Merge European Activities

October 10, 2017
Tata Steel and thyssenkrupp have signed a memorandum of understanding to combine their European steel activities in a 50/50 joint venture. Their aim is to create a leading European flat steel player to be positioned as quality and technology leader. The new entity is set to have pro-forma sales of...

Grieve Introduces 750°F Three-Zone Conveyor Oven

October 10, 2017
No. 865 is a 750°F (399°C), three-zone conveyor oven from Grieve, used for curing coatings at the customer’s test facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 30” W x 18’ D x 15” H. 90KW (30 KW per zone) are installed in Incoloy sheathed tubular heating...

FactoryWiz Partners With Kitamura On Anywhere Remote App

October 10, 2017
Refresh Your Memory, Inc. announced a partnership with Kitamura Machinery on a new IoT platform, Anywhere-Remote®, specifically for Kitamura Machines. It includes email status updates, machine monitoring software suites that range from basic plug-and-play packages to those that are customized...

Liebherr-Aerospace Participates At The 2017 Aerospace Congress

October 10, 2017
“Aeronautics and Astronautics — for the good of society” was the motto at the 66th Aerospace Congress in Munich, which was organized by the German Society for Aeronautics and Astronautics — Lilienthal-Oberth e.V. (DGLR). Representatives from the aerospace industry met...

Mazak Releases Schedule For Free, Interactive Webinar Series

October 10, 2017
Mazak Corporation is dedicated to providing a range of resources to keep customers in front of the latest manufacturing advancements and to offer tips on how to best use technology to their advantage. With that, the company has expanded its Discover Technology Webinar Series with the introduction...