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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...

Trumpf Opens Smart Factory In Chicago

October 10, 2017
Leading machine tool manufacturer and Industry 4.0 pioneer Trumpf has opened a new technology center in Chicago. It is the first smart factory for Industry 4.0 solutions designed for digitally connected production processes throughout. Investments for the facility, which covers more than 50,000...

UPC Acquires Atmosphere Engineering

October 10, 2017
United Process Controls (UPC), a leading global provider of process controls, flow controls and automation solutions, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Atmosphere Engineering Company (Atmosphere Engineering), a USA-based, family-owned and operated business led by brothers Jason and Eric...

Romax Hosts BGA Gear Noise And Transmission Measurement Course

October 10, 2017
The BGA’s Gear Noise and Transmission Measurement course was once again held at the Romax Technology Center, in Nottingham, on September 20. The course was hosted by Dr. Michael Platten, Romax Technology’s resident expert in dynamics and NVH, and examined the basic causes of gear noise...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Junker Grinding Machine Offers Alternative To Turning

October 10, 2017
When manufacturing small components with a diameter between 2 mm and 20 mm, the Grindstar grinding machine from Junker offers an economical alternative to turning. From batch sizes of 200,000, short cycle times and a long workpiece service life can drive down costs per workpiece by up to 25...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Dillon Jaw-Forming Ring Grips Entire Workpiece, Maximizes Jaw Life

October 10, 2017
The Dillon jaw-forming ring is an easy-to-use tool that provides a more uniform grip on the workpiece, thereby maximizing jaw life for cutting and forming operations. Mounted in direct contact with the top jaw, the Dillon jaw-forming ring preloads the chucking system. Lessening the amount of jaw...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sandvik’s New Tool Holders Offer Firm Grip On Progress

October 10, 2017
Cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has unveiled a new range of CoroTurn® Prime multi-task and axial type tool holders to help machine shops implement the new PrimeTurning™ methodology, which enables turning in all directions. The introductions allow users to...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Tapping Out The Benefits For Aerospace Manufacturers

October 10, 2017
In response to strong demand for reliable machining solutions in the aerospace industry, cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has launched new tapping and thread milling tools for ISO S materials (titanium and nickel-based alloys). The products have been purpose-designed to...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Seco Expands High-Performance Line Of Holders And Chucks

October 10, 2017
Seco continues to evolve and develop tooling solutions that exceed the demands of the metal-cutting industry. Two of the company’s latest examples are its EPB 5831 Slim Hydraulic Chucks and ER-to-Combimaster™ holders — two tooling systems that set new standards in precision and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Rota-S Flex From Schunk Maximizes Potential Of Milling, Turning Machines

October 10, 2017
The Rota-S Flex is a highly flexible manual chuck for machining a wide variety of workpieces on milling and turning machines. It has all the same beneficial features as the tested and proven Rota-S Plus in addition to extended guideways, transforming it into a large, versatile, lightweight...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Schunk’s Tribos-SVL Extensions Ease Access

October 10, 2017
The slim design of Schunk’s Tribos-SVL toolholder extensions allows precise and smooth machining of workpiece areas that are difficult to access. In spite of the slim design, the extension is robust and permits a run-out accuracy of less than 0.003 mm. The Tribos-SVL can be combined with a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Klüber Lubrication Offers Low-Noise Rolling Bearing Grease

October 10, 2017
Klϋber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, introduces Klüberquiet BQ 72-72, a low-noise rolling bearing grease for long-term lubrication. The low-noise characteristic of this grease makes it suitable for applications that include rolling bearings in electric...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: HLC 150 H: The Perfect Gear-Cutting Solution For Multiple Workpieces

October 10, 2017
The HLC 150 H horizontal gear-cutting machine by EMAG Koepfer is the perfect complete solution for workpieces up to module 3 with a maximum length of 500 mm. It not only features all relevant gear-cutting technologies such as gear hobbing, skiving, screw milling, and worm skiving, it also includes...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Extends Laser Tracker Offer

October 10, 2017
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence recently announced the launch of the Leica Absolute Tracker AT960-SR, a lower-budget addition to the popular AT960 range of laser trackers. Only available as part of a bundle offer with one of Hexagon’s leading laser scanner products, the AT960-SR is...

Liebherr Introduces New Generation In Hobbing Machines

October 6, 2017
The new, compact LC 280 α gear hobbing machine, introduced at EMO 2017, provides Liebherr quality with maximum flexibility, economy of operation, and short delivery times — three to four months. In recent years, the gear market has been experiencing a trend toward outsourcing. As a...

Seco Offers New Steadyline® Tooling For Large Diameter Work

October 5, 2017
Seco Tools has expanded its Steadyline vibration-dampening tooling system to include large-diameter turning/boring bars that provide a reliable, plug-and-play solution for increased productivity in large and deep bore operations. The new 2.36 inch (60 mm) and 3.15 inch (80 mm) diameter sizes are...

SMT Releases Updated MASTA Software

October 5, 2017
SMT has released the latest version of its MASTA software. It is available for all users and evaluators. This latest release builds on the strengths and successes of previous versions and includes several innovative enhancements that ensure SMT remain at the forefront in providing cutting edge...

Milltronics USA Introduces New SL-II Series

September 28, 2017
Milltronics USA, Inc. is introducing its new SL-II Series CNC lathes, fast, accurate and affordable slant bed CNC lathes. The new SL-II Series are available in three models, the SL6-II, the SL8-II and the SL10-II. Designed as machines that anyone in the shop can run, they feature Milltronic’s...

Renk Roller-Bearing Test Systems Delivered

September 13, 2017
Augsburg-based Renk Test System GmbH, a subsidiary of Renk AG, has delivered two unique test rigs to serve as the critical components in the world's most powerful test center for large bearings. Commissioned by SKF in Schweinfurt several weeks ago, the test rigs will help to optimize the...

Matrix Design, LLC To Demo Robotic Deburring Applications System At Gear Expo

September 13, 2017
Matrix Design, LLC will be exhibiting at Gear Expo 2017 from October 24-26 in Columbus, Ohio. Thousands of gear industry professionals are expected to attend the event to discover cost-effective solutions and new technologies. Gear Expo, owned by the American Gear Manufacturers Association, offers...