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EMAG to demonstrate machines at its annual Technology Days

April 9, 2018
EMAG LLC, a leader in vertical turning centers and other machining technologies, will demonstrate a variety of machines plus present informative sessions. Those sessions will include information on new machines, emerging production scenarios, and keynote discussions of innovative propulsion...

Longtime Grieve president Pat Calabrese dies

April 9, 2018
The entire Grieve Corporation family mourns the loss of its longtime president, P.J. “Pat” Calabrese, who died on February 17, 2018, in Lake Forest, Illinois, at the age of 90. Pat was the president of Grieve, a world leader in industrial ovens and furnaces, from 1958 until his...

Your AGMA/ABMA Annual Meeting Guide to packing

April 9, 2018
The Annual Meeting is only a couple weeks away and it is time to start picking out what you are going to bring. There are a lot of fun and different events happening this year, so here is a guide of suggestions to make things easier. Don't shy away from dressing for the theme at the events; it...

Mazak’s MPP System adds compact automation to the HCN-5000

March 28, 2018
The HCN-5000, Mazak’s world-class horizontal machining center, is now available with the company’s Multi-Pallet Pool (MPP) System, a basic automation solution in a compact footprint. Thanks to the innovative MPP System, shops that lack the floor space necessary to accommodate a...

Jergens Inc. expands custom fixture building design and manufacturing

March 16, 2018
Jergens Inc. is pleased to announce the expansion of its offering by adding custom design and build workholding to its existing Fixture-Pro®, multi-axis, and other workholding products. The addition of custom design and manufacturing capabilities will enhance Jergens’ time to market and...

Fox Business Network show spotlights United Tool Supply

March 16, 2018
The February 22 episode of Manufacturing Marvels on Fox Business Network featured gear inspection equipment manufacturer United Tool Supply. The second-generation family-owned company in Cincinnati, Ohio, is celebrating 45 years. Manufacturing Marvels® productions are designed to promote North...

Klingelnberg plans two-day workshop for April

March 16, 2018
On April 18-19, 2018, Klingelnberg will present a package of technical knowledge with live demonstrations and exciting talks, and present attendees with the opportunity to share experiences with its gearing specialists in a practical, focused setting. Klingelnberg encourages those who are...

Romax sets dates for innovation summit, user conference

March 16, 2018
Romax is proud to announce dates and locations for its eight global Innovation Summit and User Conferences in 2018. The theme of this year’s summit is “Multi-Physics Optimization of Electrified Drivelines.” One key challenge in designing these drivelines is in understanding the...

JTEKT Toyoda Americas announces Stone Machinery as Upper Midwest distributor

March 16, 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...

OSU offering Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Short Course in September

March 16, 2018
The Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Short Course will be offered this year on the Ohio State campus from September 17-20. It has been offered for more than 38 years and is considered extremely valuable for gear designers and noise specialists who encounter gear noise and transmission design problems....

Kapp promotes Johannes Hoehn to service manager

March 16, 2018
Kapp Technologies announces the promotion of Johannes Hoehn to service manager. In his new role, Hoehn will lead service and parts efforts to ensure and maintain customer satisfaction. Johannes Hoehn Hoehn joined the Kapp Niles group in 2000 as an industrial technician in Coburg, Germany. In...

KISSsoft announces 2018 training schedule

March 16, 2018
The training schedule for 2018 is now available, with the objective to provide the best training opportunities in order to deepen and broaden user knowledge. The concept has not changed: There are introductory and advanced courses, KISSsys courses, and special trainings. Trainings in English...

ASF Metrology intends to acquire the CMM business from Nikon Metrology

March 16, 2018
Nikon Metrology announced that ASF Metrology intends to acquire Nikon Metrology’s coordinate measuring machines (CMM) business. The closing of the transaction is expected to take place in about 2 months. Nikon Metrology’s CMM activities, with offices in Belgium, France, Germany, the...

Gear Motions announces retirement of CFO Haines

March 16, 2018
Samuel R. Haines retired from his position as CFO of Gear Motions, Inc. effective the end of 2017, following 44 years of service. In 1973, Haines was in graduate school and in search of a thesis topic to complete his MBA at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. His father was in need of a...

RÖHM appoints new regional sales managers

March 16, 2018
RÖHM Products of America, a leading provider of high-quality clamping and gripping technology for the metalworking industry, has appointed three new regional sales managers to support growing sales of the company’s chucks, centers, vises, tool clamping, and automation systems as well as...

Three Motion Industries service centers become Rexnord certified

March 16, 2018
Motion Industries, Inc., a leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, is pleased to announce that its service centers in Charleston, West Virginia; Pensacola, Florida; and Salt Lake City, Utah; have become...

Mazak appoints new GM to oversee Northeast region

March 16, 2018
Mazak Corporation has named Jim Rutan as the new general manager for the Northeast region. Rutan, formerly the manager of the Mazak sales office in Allentown, Pennsylvania, will now ensure that customers throughout the Northeast receive sales, service, and applications support to help them better...

Emuge Technology Center available to manufacturers

March 16, 2018
Emuge’s Technology Center is a resource for metalworking facilities throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Technology Center is designed to make leading edge advancements in machining techniques and tool designs. Exploring new technology and tooling designs is the best way for progressive...

IFHTSE elects Dr. Scott MacKenzie as vice president

March 16, 2018
At the executive council meeting of the International Federation of Heat Treating and Surface Engineering (IFHTSE), D. Scott MacKenzie, PhD., Research Scientist – Metallurgy, Houghton International, Inc., Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, was elected to serve as vice president for a two-year term....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: EMAG at GrindTec 2018: High-precision results for small components

March 16, 2018
Cost pressure and increasing quality requirements are influencing the automotive sector more than ever before. And yet complex processes such as out-of-round grinding are coming to the fore. How can these sophisticated grinding processes be carried out more efficiently? The EMAG Group will be...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Kadia presents compact high-end honing machines

March 16, 2018
Manufacturing companies that produce highly precise bores in small- to medium-batch sizes often hesitate to invest in their own precision honing machine. The rate of utilization is simply too low. Such manufacturers might use a simpler machine that is less costly but often does not work precisely...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Divide and conquer with Sandvik’s latest parting-off tools

March 16, 2018
Cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has unveiled a new blade for its CoroCut® QD parting-off system, which, in combination with new process methodology, substantially improves the tool’s stability by realigning the resultant cutting force. Among numerous benefits...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: BrightLine Weld for powertrain applications

March 16, 2018
BrightLine Weld, Trumpf’s latest innovation for laser welding, will significantly improve process quality for many laser welding applications. Specifically, applications for powertrain manufacturing will see great benefits as a result of BrightLine Weld, which allows for a virtually...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Gleason segmented collets improve workholding

March 16, 2018
Gleason has introduced a new segmented collet for its workholding that delivers significant improvements for the clamping of both cylindrical and bevel gear bores from as small as 20 mm in diameter up to 100 mm in diameter. The single-angle style collet addresses the need for exceptionally...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: KISSsoft plastic materials manager gets update

March 16, 2018
It is often the case that plastics manufacturers don’t provide data that is relevant for calculations when they supply their products. Fortunately, you can now use the new Plastics Manager in the KISSsoft Release 03/2017 to generate plastic material files from the service life measurement...

New EMAG modular vertical hobbing machine VL 4 H- designed with the whole process in mind

March 8, 2018
Gears literally keep the world moving. They are found absolutely everywhere in many different types and shapes and made from an extremely wide range of materials — from the tiniest, most delicate gears used by watchmakers to gears 16 meters in diameter used in mines and the cement industry,...

New SKF SP Series miniature ball screws optimized for precise positioning, excellent repeatability, more

March 7, 2018
New SKF SP Series high-performance miniature ball screws from SKF Motion Technologies, Inc. have been optimized to deliver precise positioning, excellent repeatability, and smooth-running and quiet linear actuation. Their advanced internal ball recirculation system and thread design additionally...

Star Rapid partners with Guhring

March 7, 2018
Star Rapid, a global rapid prototyping, rapid tooling and low-volume manufacturer, recently announced its partnership with Guhring, a German manufacturer of carbide and PCD cutting tools such as drills, reamers, taps, and mills for the machining industry. Through this partnership, Star Rapid will...

AXYZ International offers CNC router expos

March 7, 2018
AXYZ International, a global leader in manufacturing CNC router and knife cutting systems, recently announced its first series of two-day CNC Router expos. During the expos, attendees will be able to view AXYZ's extensive line of CNC machines installed with the latest options and upgrades....

GF Machining Solutions' facility to have grand opening

March 7, 2018
GF Machining Solutions will unveil its new Aerospace and Energy Center of Competence during a grand opening event that will begin with an evening welcome reception at the Carolina Aviation Museum. The event starts at 6 p.m. April 24 and will continue with an open house at the Aerospace and Energy...

ABLE Machine Tool takes 5-axis CMM technology on the road

March 7, 2018
ABLE Machine Tool Sales Inc., the New England distributor for Dayton, Ohio-based AIMS Metrology’s Revolution Series coordinate measuring machines (CMM), is bringing the technology to its customers’ doorsteps. With lead times shrinking and the demand for parts with multiple features and...

GKN confirms plans for sale of Powder Metallurgy business

February 27, 2018
GKN plc has confirmed that it will look to divest GKN Powder Metallurgy, comprising GKN Sinter Metals and Hoeganaes, within the next 12-18 months as part of its new business strategy to transform the company, including the sale of non-core segments.  The new strategy announcement comes in...

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...