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Jesse Garant Metrology Center Redefining Part Inspection

August 11, 2017
Jesse Garant Metrology Center announced that it has expanded its operations to accommodate the growing demand for high-volume part inspection for pre-production and production validation. With investments in new equipment and better infrastructure, its enhanced capabilities solidify its position as...

Niagara Gear Adds In-House Machining Capabilities

August 11, 2017
Niagara Gear, a division of Gear Motions, Inc., recently completed the installation of its first machining cell. The in-house machining capabilities were added to reduce lead time and provide more flexibility and control to meet customer delivery requirements. The machining cell consists of two...

AIMS Metrology Achieves Accreditation For Calibration

August 11, 2017
AIMS Metrology, an OEM for coordinate measuring machines, has achieved ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation for calibration from the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board. ISO/IEC 17025:2005 covers testing and calibration performed using standard, non-standard, and laboratory-developed...

KISSsoft Events And Trade Fairs Set For Summer/Fall

August 11, 2017
KISSsoft AG has begun getting ready for upcoming events. KISSsoft says that nothing can replace personal contact, especially in its business of designing software for engineers and designers. Exchanging information at these events is also something it tries to do — staying true to the motto...

EMAG Group Welcomes Richardon;Offers New Solution For Machining Automotive Gears

August 11, 2017
Richardon has become EMAG Richardon Since May 1, Richardon has been a part of the EMAG Group, a move that will enable it to offer an even broader range of gearing solutions and supplementary technologies in the future. For more than 40 years, the name Richardon has stood for development and...

Fives Landis Corp. Opens New Technology Center In U.S.

August 11, 2017
Fives Landis Corp, a leading manufacturer of precision grinding solutions and grinding accessories, will open its new Technology Center in North America, at its headquarters in Hagerstown, Maryland, near Washington, D.C. At 6,000 square feet, the new R&D and demo facility will feature grinding...

Metal Injection Molding Conference Calls For Presentations

August 11, 2017
An official call for presentations has been announced for MIM2018: International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides, March 5–7, 2018. This international conference and tabletop exhibition is in Irvine, California, at the Hotel Irvine. Authors have until...

CTI Symposium USA Issues Call For Papers For 2018 Spring Meeting

August 11, 2017
The International CTI Symposia Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives in USA, Germany, and China are the premier industry meetings for the transmission and drive community to learn and discuss strategies and technologies suitable for the challenges of future mobility. This year, the meetings...

Advanced Manufacturing Event Set For November 13-14 In Mexico

August 11, 2017
Advanced Manufacturing meetings Baja California is hosting an international business convention for advanced manufacturing in Tijuana, Mexico, November 13-14, 2017. Primarily aimed at the aerospace, automotive, and medical devices sectors, organizers have lined up the following topics: mechanical...

Ajax Tocco Completes Twin-Bead Weld Preheat System

August 11, 2017
Ajax Tocco Magnethermic has completed the installation of a twin bead weld preheat system for SAW (submerged arc weld) process at a manufacturer of high capacity heavy-duty forklift trucks. This is the second installation at this facility for Ajax Tocco. The first install was single bead preheat...

500-Degree F Top-Loading Oven From Grieve

August 11, 2017
No. 844 is a 500°F (260°C), top loading oven from Grieve, used for drying water from racks of piston rings at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 48 x 48” x 36”. 40 KW are installed in Incoloy-sheathed tubular heating elements, while a 4,200...

Powder Metallurgy Industry Roadmap Updated

August 11, 2017
The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), with the aid of powder metallurgy (PM) industry leaders, has released an updated version of the “PM Industry Roadmap.” Due to significant technological advancements over the past five years, the “2017 PM Industry Roadmap”...

Sampingranaggi Cylindrical Gears Are Preferred For High-Precision, Silent-Power Transmission

August 11, 2017
Cylindrical gears by Sampingranaggi have become the preferred solution when it comes to high–precision and silent-power transmission. The company’s experience in the grinding process has grown with...

Diamond Heat Treat Purchases Titan Vacuum Furnace For IGT And Aerospace

August 11, 2017
With a focus on pursuing additional market sectors, including IGT and aerospace, Diamond Heat Treat purchased a Titan® H6 vacuum furnace with 6-bar gas quenching to expand its capabilities. It will also rely on Ipsen to provide local, hands-on support for installation, start-up...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Seco Expands Line Of Parting-Off Blades To Fit VDI Turrets

August 11, 2017
Seco Tools’ line of 150.10JETI family of parting-off blades and square-shank blocks now includes a new VDI block design. Adapters directly hold the 150.10-JETI parting-off blades onto the VDI turret, and offer streamlined delivery of high-pressure coolant to the cutting zone without the use...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Haas Multigrind’s New Tool Magazine Aims To Reduce Production Time

August 11, 2017
Haas Multigrind’s new tool magazine with space for 70 grinding wheels turns a high-tech grinding center into an autonomous, self-equipping production system. All Haas Multigrind grinding centers are available with an automatic wheel changer.  This feature enables Haas customers to...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sandvik Coromant Presents New CoroMill Plura Routers

August 11, 2017
New CoroMill® Plura routers unveiled by Sandvik Coromant offer optimized milling and slotting operations in composite materials such as CFRP (carbon-fiber reinforced plastic) and GFRP (glass-fiber reinforced plastic). Production engineers, machine shop managers, and operators can...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: ROTA NCR Precision 6-Jaw Compensation Chuck

August 11, 2017
The clamping of thin-walled and easily deformed components can be difficult. Schunk offers the 6-jaw Rota NCR from its lineup for this challenging clamping scenario with standard chuck diameters ranging from Ø165 to Ø1200 millimeters for large workpieces. The 6-jaw NCR chuck’s...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Luneta Introduces Multiport Adapter For Lubricant Monitoring

August 11, 2017
Luneta, which develops advanced machinery lubricant inspection technology for machine condition monitoring and reliability, announces the launch of the Hub. The Hub is a multiport adapter which allows easy installation of oil level sight glasses, bottom sediment and water (BS&W) bowls, drain...

PowRgrip® Toolholding Collet System at WESTEC 2017

August 7, 2017
REGO-FIX will showcase the benefits of its powRgrip® Toolholding Collet system at this year’s WESTEC show. Visitors to booth #2840 will experience the system’s ability to generate extremely high clamping forces equal to and, in most instances, higher than shrink-fit holders. In...

New Seco Face Milling Cutter Body Doubles Tool Life

July 27, 2017
The new R220.88 face milling cutter family from Seco features inserts with eight cutting edges and optimized geometries that provide excellent tool life and reduced cutting forces. The cutter body’s 88-degree lead angle allows for large depths of cut with smaller insert sizes, as compared to...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Laser Scanning Revolutionizes Gear Inspection

July 25, 2017
The versatile platform of Gleason's 300GMSL Inspection System provides the classic tactile probing methods for inspecting conventional gear data on spur and helical cylindrical gears as well as straight, spiral, and hypoid bevel gears with a diameter of up to 300 mm. In addition, the new...

Jesse Garant Metrology Center Expands Its Service-Based Part Inspection

July 25, 2017
Jesse Garant Metrology Center (U.S. and Canada) recently expanded its operations to accommodate the growing demand for high volume part inspection for pre-production and production validation. With investments in new equipment and improved infrastructure, including state-of-the-art industrial...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CBN Ranks High For Internal Gears

July 25, 2017
For about two years, Liebherr has been using single-, double-, and triple-ribbed CBN profile grinding discs with great success. "Our users are very satisfied with the results," said Janus Siegfried, head of tool production and technology in the Ettlingen plant. Together with diamond,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Workholding For Faster Bevel Gear Development

July 25, 2017
Bevel gear manufacturers now can greatly reduce the time it takes to get fully functional, extremely accurate workholding for their gear testing and development efforts, with Gleason's new Flex-Spand™ (gears) and Flexgrip™ (pinions) workholding solutions. Without sacrificing...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Square Pole Technology Boosts Productivity In Flat Grinding

July 25, 2017
Schunk Magnos parallel pole, square pole, and radial pole plates ensure reliable workpiece clamping, quick workpiece changes, and particularly efficient processes in grinding applications. 200 percent increased productivity Among other things, Schunk Magnos square pole grinding plates boost...

Schunk Hydraulic Expansion Arbor Offers Many Benefits

July 25, 2017
With more than 75,000 implemented, customer-specific solutions, Schunk has been developing and manufacturing hydraulic expansion arbors for high-precision applications in milling, hobbing, turning, grinding, assembly, inspection, and balancing for more than 35 years. With Schunk, you'll profit...

Gearbox Manufacturer Ups Production With 1.8-Million Pound Machining Center

July 24, 2017
Renold Gears has installed a 1.8-million pound, state-of-the-art, Burkhardt + Weber machining center at its factory in Rochdale to increase production of gear cases in the mid- to large-gear unit market.  The new, high-precision machining center supplied by leading machine tool supplier Geo...

Heimatec Precision Tools Rolls Out New Website

July 24, 2017
Heimatec, a market leader in live tooling for the North American machine tool industry, announced the rollout of its new website. The new site offers an in-depth look at the company's extensive lines of standard and machine brand tooling, including the new Tecnicrafts line of collets and guide...

Bonfiglioli USA President Named To AGMA Board of Directors

July 20, 2017
Bonfiglioli USA, a subsidiary of Bonfiglioli Riduttori S.p.A., recently announced the election of President Greg Schulte to the Board of Directors for the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA). Schulte was elected to a three-year term by AGMA Corporate Members, effective April 3,...

Gear Dynamics And Gear Noise Short Course On Ohio State Campus

July 20, 2017
The four-day Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Short Course is scheduled for the Ohio State campus (at the Fawcett Center) September 18-21. Over the years, the courses have provided attendees with a solid background in the fundamentals, while yielding insights into the practical side, such as how...

New Generation Of Gear Hobbing Machines

July 20, 2017
The newly developed LC 280 α gear-hobbing machine provides Liebherr quality with maximum flexibility and short delivery times. The new development relies on tried-and-tested know-how — at the same time including many improved components. In recent years the gear market has been...

Hardinge Group To Partner With Prosper Machine Tools

July 20, 2017
The Hardinge Group recently introduced its Prosper Machine Tools as their exclusive Hardinge and Bridgeport dealer in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Prosper Machine Tools will take on responsibilities for sales, service, support, and repair parts fulfillment for the full line of Hardinge Brand CNC...

2017 Marks 90th Anniversary For Star Cutter Company

July 20, 2017
Star Cutter Company is celebrating its 90th Anniversary in 2017 by reflecting on its past and looking toward the future. Founded in 1927 by Howard B. Lawton and Frank Burgess, Star Cutter Company is a fourth-generation family-owned business and one of the oldest Michigan-based manufacturing...

Connecting GMS®Metrology with GX Hard Finishing

July 20, 2017
Gleason's GX Event Series is traveling the world to introduce the powerful new capabilities of the Genesis®200GX and 260GX Threaded Wheel Grinding Machines and the benefits of the Gleason Closed Loop System. "In contrast to a trade show, this kind of event enables us to demonstrate...

Gleason Introduces Its 300GMSL Multi-Sensor Inspection Machine

July 20, 2017
Gleason Corporation introduces its latest innovation in gear-inspection technology with the 300GMSL Multi-Sensor Inspection Machine, providing the capabilities of four instruments on one platform. Designed for manufacturers of automotive, aircraft and other like-sized gears, the 300GMSL offers a...

FMS Wins Powder Metal Parts Award

July 20, 2017
The grand prize in the Hand Tools/Recreation Category went to FMS Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, for a 30-tooth drive sprocket fabricated from sinter-hardened steel with a proprietary machining additive, made for Polaris Industries, Inc. The part goes into a motorcycle where it is driven by...

Hard Scudding Shapes New Horizons In Gear Production And Performance

July 20, 2017
Just a few years ago, the concept of Scudding left the traditional skiving method in the dust, so to speak, for internal gear production used primarily in the powertrain buildup. This process, five- to 10-times faster than gear shaping, formed the surface of the workpiece through several, small...

EMAG Presents World-Class Machining Quality For Geared Components

July 20, 2017
At Gear Expo 2017, October 24-26. at Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, EMAG USA will feature manufacturing systems for precision metal components with a special focus on its efficient and diverse solutions for gear manufacturing. The modular VL Series for chucked components...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Rasoma Machine Tools Available In North America

July 20, 2017
German Machine Tools of America (GMTA) now offers a full line of Rasoma machining centers, including vertical turning centers, 4-axis shaft turning centers, end machining, double spindle, and various special purpose machining centers, such as cross-hole drilling in crankshafts, with full...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CNC Gear Cutting Added To 2D CNC's Portfolio

July 20, 2017
2D CNC Machinery has added S&T Dynamics' range of gear cutting machinery and related automation equipment to its portfolio of metal cutting CNC machining centers, cell-and-system technology. S&T Dynamics is a manufacturer of automotive and military powertrain, axles, and transmissions...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: How Gear Shops Raise Productivity with CLC Machines

July 20, 2017
CLC knows gear manufacturers and what they need, and the company has been serving the gearing industry for decades. Now, because the machine builder has plenty of practical, hands-on experience, CLC puts an approach to machine tools into action. CLC's machine models for hobbing, shaping, and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Nord Introduces Single-Stage Gear Unit

July 20, 2017
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) from a wide range of industries need to address a variety of customer needs — from safely processing food, to heavy-duty pumping of wastewater, to high-performance conveying in distribution centers, and more. Nord Drivesystems is helping OEMs better...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: ChamferCut Process Ensures Maximum Chamfer Quality And Reproducibility

July 20, 2017
Liebherr has optimized chamfering with the ChamferCut technology and opened it up for completely new applications. The chamfering process can now be performed during the machining process, which represents a huge customer benefit. The established method is based on tried-and-tested Liebherr machine...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: GMTA Represents The Profilator Line

July 20, 2017
GMTA in Ann Arbor, Michigan, represents the Profilator line of gear pointing, rounding, cutting, Scudding®, Hard Scudding®, deburring, and polygon machine tools for North America. The company provides full-application engineering, machine building, installation, commissioning, and all...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Ransohoff Introduces The Leandrum CF Washer

July 20, 2017
Ransohoff, a division of Cleaning Technologies Group LLC, has introduced its LeanDrum CF Washer. This new platform provides an energy efficient, reliable solution for high-volume cleaning needs, along with an innovated design for cold-forming applications. The LeanDrum CF features a robust,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Everything From A Single Source With Skiving3

July 20, 2017
Gear skiving according to the Liebherr concept has proved itself. Specialists from Kempten, Ettlingen, and Collegno offer competences from a single source in a full-service package. "For successful gear skiving, users need more than just a good machine," said Dr.-Ing. Oliver Winkel, head...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: ZEISS Solutions Optimize The Measuring Process, Providing Increased Process Reliability In Manufacturing

July 19, 2017
Due to their high level of precision, measurements performed with coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) will be a key part of the Smart Factory. "Networked intelligent systems that enable the results to be correlated in real time, calculated and visualized: These will become even more...

The Route To Successful Composites Machining

July 7, 2017
New CoroMill® Plura routers unveiled by Sandvik Coromant offer optimized milling and slotting operations in composite materials such as CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) and GFRP (glass fiber reinforced plastic). Production engineers, machine shop managers and operators will...

Everything From A Single Source With Skiving3

June 30, 2017
Gear skiving according to the Liebherr concept has proved itself. Specialists from Kempten, Ettlingen, and Collegno offer competences from a single source in a full-service package.  “For successful gear skiving, users need more than just a good machine,” said Dr.-Ing. Oliver...

REM Surface Engineering Appoints Justin Michaud as New CEO

June 19, 2017
REM Surface Engineering announced the appointment of Justin Michaud as CEO. He assumed responsibilities January 2017, and will succeed Mark Michaud, who stepped down into a reduced role as a Technical Fellow supporting research and sales. Justin Michaud has been part of the REM Surface Engineering...

Oerlikon Graziano Presents New Technologies in High-Performance Automotive Transmissions

June 19, 2017
High-performance transmission specialist Oerlikon Graziano, brand of Oerlikon Drive Systems Segment, presented its range of hybrid transmission systems at the 2017 CTI Symposium and Transmission Expo in Novi, Michigan, in May. The focus was on the hybrid transmission concept, which promises a step...