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Klingelnberg Adopts Industry 4.0 Through Compatibility Among Systems

January 9, 2017
Unlike a number of companies in other industries, machine manufacturer Klingelnberg is banking on compatibility, not a self-contained solution, in its quest to adopt Industry 4.0. According to the company, it’s not about networking in-house machinery alone. It’s about integrating a...

ITAMCO Attends White House Event

January 9, 2017
ITAMCO, a manufacturer of precision-machined components, specializing in gears, attended an event at the White House hosted by the National Economic Council on December 21, 2016. The function was held in recognition of the progress made by ITAMCO and other U.S. manufacturers in the Manufacturing...

Emuge and Mastercam Establish Partnership

January 9, 2017
Emuge Corp., a manufacturer of high-performance taps, drills, end mills, and other rotary tools, announced it has established a partnership with CNC Software, Inc., developers of the manufacturing industry’s well-known Mastercam® CAD/CAM software. Emuge and Mastercam are planning training...

Index Develops New G200 Turn-Mill Center

January 9, 2017
Index has developed a new generation of its turn-mill center G200, a compact machine offering higher performance in the same footprint as the earlier generation. The redesign resulted in an increase of the maximum turning length to 660 mm, a higher performance milling spindle, and expanded live...

Samputensili Appoints Deniz Sari as New Gear Technology Manager

January 3, 2017
Samputensili announced the recent appointment of Dr. Ing. Deniz Sari to the newly created position of gear technology manager for Samputensili and its joint venture Star SU. According to the company, Deniz is a talented leader and industry expert who brings significant experience, knowledge, and...

Gear Motions Relaunches Pro-Gear Division and Offers Gear Grind Only Service

December 15, 2016
The Pro-Gear division of Gear Motions Inc. is being relaunched as a gear grind only division. Pro-Gear will focus exclusively on providing high-precision, high-quality gear grinding services with quick turnaround time and low tooling cost. This service will appeal to gear manufacturers that need...

Klingelnberg Debuts New Cylindrical Gear Machining Technology at In-House Event

December 15, 2016
At a two-day in-house event on November 9-10 at the Ettlingen Oberweier (Germany) Works, gear industry experts from Europe, Asia, and the United States had the opportunity to take a close look at the Höfler cylindrical gear machines of the system provider Klingelnberg. The company’s...

Koepfer America Teams with TecnoMacchine To Offer CNC Deburring and Chamfering Solutions

December 15, 2016
Koepfer America has expanded its robust line of gear manufacturing solutions by partnering with TecnoMacchine of San Salvo, Italy. TecnoMacchine manufactures CNC deburring and chamfering machines, and the company offers several options for flexible automation. Consequently, North American gear...

Wickert's Hardening System Receives Prestigious 2016 Innovation Award

December 15, 2016
Wickert Hydraulic Presses of Landau, Germany — a global manufacturer of fixture hardening systems for heat treated and high-tolerance parts that require forming and hardening — was recently honored by the Ministry of Economics (RLP, Germany) with an Innovation Award of 2016. Left:...

Mahr Federal Inc. Announces Expansion Plans in the Southeast

December 15, 2016
Mahr Federal Inc. has recently announced plans to expand its direct sales coverage for metrology system products in the Southeast. Effective immediately, Mahr metrology system products will be sold directly by the Mahr Federal Inc. sales team in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason Introduces 300GMSL Multi-Sensor Inspection Machine

December 15, 2016
Gleason Corporation recently introduced 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...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Toyoda Unveils First-Ever Synchronous Control of Gear Machining with Skiving Technology

December 15, 2016
Toyoda’s new GS300H5 Gear Skiving Center is the first in the world to equip a skiving function to a general-purpose horizontal-type machining center, through which mass production of gear parts is achieved. CNC controls and a high-speed rotary table were developed specifically to achieve...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Liebherr Introduces Compact, Flexible Gear Shaping Machine

December 15, 2016
Liebherr-Verzahntechnik GmbH has expanded its machine portfolio for small workpieces with the small-footprint (Platform 1) LS 180 F shaping machine equipped with an electronically operated, movable cutter head slide. The machine can shape smaller gears in different axial positions with only short...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: KISSsoft Release Determines Misalignment of Bevel Gears

December 15, 2016
The relative position of the pinion and the ring gear is critical in determining the wear patterns of bevel gears. To determine the bevel gear misalignment, the displacements of the shafts can be directly determined in KISSsoft Release 03/2016 by linking the shaft files to the bevel contact...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Methods Introduces Innovative, Compact KIWA Horizontal Machining Center

December 15, 2016
Methods Machine Tools, Inc., a leading supplier of high-performance machine tools and automation solutions, recently announced the addition of the KIWA-Japan Triple H40 horizontal machining center with a column traverse structure to its KIWA line. One of the most unique design features of the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: AIMS Pairs Renishaw 5-Axis Scanning Technology with the Industry's First Linear-Motor Driven CMM

December 15, 2016
When it comes to coordinating measuring machines, manufacturers want less downtime and lower cost of ownership. In response to customer feedback, OEM AIMS Metrology has designed and introduced the industry’s first linear motor-driven CMM with 5-axis measurement capabilities. AIMS’...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gear Break-In Lubricity And Rust Protection Achieved With Tru Temp Black Oxide

December 15, 2016
Gear component manufacturers can easily achieve break-in lubricity, robust corrosion protection, and galling resistance on critical components. Birchwood Technologies’ Tru Temp® low temp black oxide process meets demanding finishing requirements while creating a non-dimensional finish,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Ipsen's MetalMaster Furnaces Shipped to Customers Worldwide

December 15, 2016
Ipsen has recently shipped five MetalMaster® vacuum furnaces to companies in locations around the world: Washington, South Carolina, Mexico, and China. Comprised of both horizontal- and vertical-loading systems, these shipments will be used to process parts for the commercial heat treating and...

Forest City Gear Adds Continuous Generating Grinding Capability for High-Volume Gear Production

December 13, 2016
Forest City Gear has expanded its high-volume gear production capabilities with the addition of a Reishauer RZ 160 gear grinding machine and Felsomat FRC 600 high-speed load/unload automation. The system is part of a new 8,500-square-foot facility located in close proximity to Forest City...

Des-Case Launches Redesigned Product That Improves Contamination Monitoring

December 7, 2016
Des-Case Corporation recently launched an entirely redesigned oil sight glass (OSG) that pushes the boundaries of what oil sight glasses can do. The new sight glass — a clear cylinder that can be installed in the drain port of the oil reservoir of pumps, gearboxes, bearing housings, and other...

Koepfer America Announces 2017 Gear School Dates

December 7, 2016
The seminar “Fundamentals of Parallel Axis Gear Manufacturing” on May 23–25, 2017, is designed for entry-level gear manufacturing personnel. Attendees include manufacturing management, industrial engineers, supervisors, set-up personnel, operators, and quality control. It’s...

Mazak to Open New Technical Center in Texas

December 7, 2016
Mazak announced the opening of a second facility in Texas. Joining the company’s Southwest Technology Center in Houston, the new Mazak Dallas Technical Center will serve the Northern Texas region. To celebrate the expansion, Mazak is hosting an Open House on February 1, 2017, which will...

Hainbuch America Adds to Growing Team

November 29, 2016
Hainbuch America recently announced two additions to the company — Jim McCraw joins Hainbuch America as an applications engineer supporting the company’s growing number of regional sales managers across the U.S. and Canada, and Christian Yehle rejoins the team as regional sales manager...

AGMA Board Adopts Strategic Plan Including New Vision and Objectives

November 29, 2016
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) will enter its 101st year with a new vision, mission, and four supporting strategic objectives for the next five years to drive value for its members. AGMA’s Board of Directors adopted the new vision, “AGMA and its members drive power...

AGMA Adds Two New Courses to Its 2017 Education Offerings

November 11, 2016
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) announced that it will offer two new courses to the 2017 education catalog. The courses are "Fundamentals of Gear Design and Analysis" and "Steels for Gear Applications." "Fundamentals of Gear Design and Analysis"...

Gleason Introduces 300GMSL Multi-Sensor Inspection Machine

November 11, 2016
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...

Liebherr Develops New Vision System for Smarter, Faster Bin Picking

November 7, 2016
A new vision system from Liebherr-Verzahntechnik GmbH that’s based on the triangulation method improves bin picking by ensuring greater accuracy, better component recognition, and faster handling. The smart removal of workpieces from a random arrangement, or “bin picking,” is a...

Klingelnberg To Invest Six Million Euros in Hückeswagen Site

November 7, 2016
Klingelnberg has earmarked 6 million euros for investment in the building infrastructure as well as cutting-edge production technology at the Hückeswagen site. Measures will include expanding and modernizing the shop floors and bringing Klingelnberg's machine fleet up to state-of-the-art...

Ajax Tocco Supplies Bright Annealing Induction Furnace

November 7, 2016
Ajax Tocco Magnethermic shipped a bright annealing induction furnace to a major stainless steel tube manufacturer in the northeast U.S. The bright annealing system progressively heats the stainless steel tube to high temperatures in an atmosphere of inert gases and then anneals the tube in a...

MC Machinery Announces New Laser Automation Specialist

November 7, 2016
MC Machinery Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp., has recently hired Jason LeGrand as a laser automation specialist. In this newly created position, LeGrand will work within the sales arm of MC Machinery and organize product offerings and sales tools as an automation expert....

Sandvik Offers New App for Manufacturing Operations

November 7, 2016
Sandvik Coromant, a supplier of cutting tools, tooling solutions, and know-how to the metalworking industry, is grouping its online offerings within the company’s new Ifind app — giving purchasers, engineers, and machine operators a user-friendly option for the best possible support for...

Fullerton Offers Tooling for 5ME Cryogenic Systems

October 28, 2016
Fullerton Tool Company is now an authorized manufacturer and distributor of 5ME’s BlueZoneTM cryogenic tooling, after the two companies finalized an agreement that includes sales and support for carbide end mills and drills designed for use with 5ME’s cryogenic machining...

World's Largest Commercial Vacuum Furnace Completes Successful First Run

October 13, 2016
Solar Atmospheres of Western PA, a premier heat treating service, launched into operation its newest and largest vacuum furnace. In its inaugural cycle, the 48-foot furnace successfully vacuum heat-treated nickel alloy components while preserving the crucial elements of brightness and cleanliness....

Samag Invests in Cleaning System from BvL that Uses 20 Percent Less Energy

October 13, 2016
Saalfelder Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH (Samag) in Germany produces crankshaft bearing caps for a large German automotive manufacturer. For the cleaning of these components, the company not only requires a cleaning system with the highest cleanliness results and a short cycle time, but particularly also...

New National Engineering Trade Show Announced for the Latest in Simulation, Testing, and Thermal Engineering

October 13, 2016
GSE Media Ltd, the U.K.-based creator of innovative niche engineering events, has announced a national trade exhibition to be held in Cincinnati at the Duke Energy Convention Center on May 17-18, 2017. The event will combine three successful trade shows that have proved highly popular in the U.K....

Dana To Build New Gear Manufacturing Facility in Europe

October 13, 2016
In support of secured new business, Dana Incorporated recently announced that it plans to construct a state-of-the-art gear manufacturing facility in Europe. The establishment of this Spicer® gear factory in Győr, Hungary, will serve as a significant enabler to further satisfy the regional...

Wenzel America's Drew Shemenski Promoted to President of Wenzel America

October 13, 2016
Wenzel America recently announced the promotion of Drew Shemenski to president of Wenzel America. Having spent the last two years as Wenzel’s regional sales manager — Midwest region, Shemenski succeeds Andy Woodward, who has been promoted to Wenzel’s group marketing...

Mahr Federal Sponsors Illini Motorsports, a University of Illinois Student Organization

October 13, 2016
Mahr Federal announced it will provide a Silver Level sponsorship to Illini Motorsports, a University of Illinois-sponsored student organization. As part of the sponsorship, the company will donate a range of gaging equipment including digital gages, micrometers, calipers, and a Digimar 814 SR...

Allied Machine Announces Purchase of Majority Interest in Wohlhaupter

October 13, 2016
Allied Machine & Engineering Corp., a leading manufacturer of holemaking and finishing tooling systems, recently announced it has purchased a majority of the shares of Wohlhaupter GmbH of Frickenhausen, Germany, Wohlhaupter USA, and Wohlhaupter India. Known worldwide as a manufacturer of...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason Introduces P90CD and P90iC Horizontal Hobbing Machines

October 13, 2016
Gleason Corporation has introduced the P90CD and P90iC horizontal hobbing machines. Now, two new machines from the P-Series enhance the current model line to provide optimized solutions for specific applications that require high productivity and efficiency. Based on the well-known P90 hobbing...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: KISSsoft Announces New Release

October 13, 2016
A range of additional user-defined customization options are now available in the KISSsoft release 03/2016. With the new release, users can create a software interface and define their own variables. The KUI – KISSsoft User Interface – can be used to tailor the input window to suit the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Schutte Introduces 325linear 5-Axis CNC Grinder with Extended X-Y Axis Paths

October 13, 2016
Schütte recently announced the introduction of its new 325linear machine, a 5-axis CNC grinder with extended X- and Y-axis movement, plus two auxiliary slides for workpiece clamping and improved grinding wheel guidance over the entire machining envelope. Micro tools, gun drills, hob cutters,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sandvik Coromant Unveils CoroPlus

October 13, 2016
Cutting tool and tooling systems specialist, Sandvik Coromant, has unveiled its CoroPlus™ suite of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions aimed at helping manufacturers prepare for Industry 4.0. The concept is designed specifically to improve the control of productivity and costs...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Preco Announces New Laser System

October 13, 2016
Preco Inc. recently announced the Lightning Bolt 2000 laser system for processing of highly accurate micro features on metallic, ceramic, and polymer materials. The system is customizable to accommodate a wide range of IR, Green, and UV wave lengths and nanosecond, picosecond, and femtosecond...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: GTI Predictive Technology Announced Linear Signature Analysis

October 13, 2016
Headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire, GTI Predictive Technology recently unveiled its new Linear Signature Analysis (LSA) service. GTI has perfected its wireless VibePro vibration technology to collect vibration data in ball screws and to detect issues such as: • Preload •...

Star SU LLC and Neher Group Form Agreement To Sell PCD Tooling in North America

October 7, 2016
Star SU LLC and Neher DIA GmbH & Co. KG have entered a joint venture partnership that appoints Star SU to sell Neher’s PCD tooling portfolio in North America. The addition of Neher’s comprehensive line of diamond tools, including finish reamers, combination tools, and PCD/CBN...

Bodycote Acquires Nitrex Metal Technologies

October 7, 2016
Bodycote, one of the world’s leading thermal processing services provider, recently announced that it has acquired Nitrex Metal Technologies. Nitrex Metal Technologies specializes in precision gas nitriding and ferritic nitrocarburizing in both batch and continuous forms. Continuous gas...

SKF Centralizes Bearing Production with Solid Oil and Introduces Enhanced Formulas

October 7, 2016
SKF has centralized the production of bearings with Solid Oil to promote timely delivery throughout North America and has introduced enhanced formulas to benefit more applications across industries. These bearings are filled with an oil-saturated polymer matrix, which creates a consistent lubricant...

Siemens Announces Servo Drive System for Demanding Geared Motor Applications

October 7, 2016
Siemens has expanded its extensive drive portfolio for servo applications to include the Simotics S-1FG1 servo geared motors, which are designed for use with the Sinamics S120 drive system. Sinamics S120 drives and Simotics S-1FG1 servo geared motors are an integral component of Siemens Totally...

Emuge Opens New Cutting Tool Technology Center

October 7, 2016
Emuge Corp. announced the opening of a new technology center located at the company’s North American headquarters in West Boylston, Massachusetts. The center, designed to be a full-service resource for manufacturers to apply cutting tool application strategies, is equipped with the latest...

SMT Announces New Office in Japan

September 30, 2016
Smart Manufacturing Technology (SMT) recently announced the formation of Smart Manufacturing Technology Japan Ltd. (SMTJ), a subsidiary of SMT. The new office in Japan is the latest installment of the company’s expanding reach worldwide. SMTJ will support engineers from Japan’s leading...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Liebherr Demonstrates New Single Table Gear Grinding Machine At IMTS 2016

September 28, 2016
With a one-table design and a new-design grinding head, the new Liebherr LGG 280 gear grinding machine greatly reduces grinding times for twist-free profile and generating grinding of workpieces to 280 millimeters in diameter. Presented for the first time in North America in the Liebherr Booth...