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CMS announces call for papers

February 2, 2018
The Coordinate Metrology Society’s (CMS) 34th annual Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC) will be July 23-27, 2018, in Reno, Nevada, and the group has issued a call for papers. The CMS is the eminent membership association for measurement professionals worldwide. For the first time,...

Sandvik announces 2018 training schedule

February 2, 2018
2018 is right around the corner, and it's time to prepare for the upcoming year. Mark your calendars for one of Sandvik’s many technical training offerings and keep an eye out for registration links. The Sandvik technical training courses are intended to educate production managers,...

Third Wave Systems sets conferences

February 2, 2018
Third Wave Systems is gearing up for the 2018 Users Conferences and already has a lineup of speakers to be excited about. Stay tuned for more presenters and Users Conference updates regarding workshops, networking events and more. Cologne, Germany The 2018 European Users Conference will return to...

Kollmorgen sets demos for IPPE 2018

February 2, 2018
Kollmorgen will feature newly launched products, live demos, and the latest research on hygienic machine design at Booth C1105 at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), January 30 – February 1, 2018, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Throughout the show,...

Motion Canada’s TechCan Services earns two SKF certifications

February 2, 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 that its Motion Canada TechCan Services in Edmonton, Alberta, has been authorized as an SKF Certified Rebuilder —...

Niigata announces new North American headquarters

February 2, 2018
Niigata, a world leader in horizontal machining centers, recently announced the opening of its North American headquarters, Niigata Machine Techno USA, Inc., in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Already well established in the U.S. since 1980, Niigata’s expansion further reinforces its commitment...

New Seco ceramic inserts, cutter bodies maximize HRSA machining

February 2, 2018
Seco Tools now offers Secomax™ CS300 ceramic inserts and cutter bodies to boost productivity in milling and turning operations with heavy interrupted cuts on nickel-based heat-resistant superalloys (HRSA). The new cutters increase productivity by up to eight times over standard carbide...

Hand tool manufacturer boosts production with compact tempering system

February 2, 2018
Seco/Warwick has partnered with a tool manufacturer in North America to custom design a pit-type tempering furnace system to increase production capacity. This system will be used for heat-treating power tool components and was specifically designed to fit into a limited footprint within the...

Aerospace supplier collaborates with Fives to advance titanium cutting

February 2, 2018
Acromil Corporation, a primary supplier of complex structural components and assemblies to the aerospace and defense industries, has ordered two advanced Cincinnati Wide-Range (WR)Titanium Profilers and a Giddings & Lewis Horizontal Boring Mill (HBM) from Fives as the start of a two-phase...

TWS’ AdvantEdge v7.4 now available

February 2, 2018
AdvantEdge v7.4 is now available from Third Wave Systems. The release includes time history data averaging, report improvements, milling Boolean robustness enhancements, job monitor improvements, and bug fixes. With users running larger and larger design of experiment simulation sets, data...

New GF Machining high-speed mill adds flexibility to graphite machine

February 2, 2018
To meet the extremely demanding mold and die machining needs of high-tech industries, GF Machining Solutions has unveiled the new Mikron HSM 500 Graphite high-speed mill. The system combines the features of a dedicated graphite machine with the flexibility of the company’s HSM 500 high-speed...

Hexagon expands flagship Leica Absolute Scanner range

February 2, 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...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Forest City Gear adds versatile grinder to line

February 2, 2018
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...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New range of Go/No-Go gages available from Slater Tools

February 2, 2018
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...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: JUNKER’s JUCAM 1S non-cylindrical grinding machine offers economical grinding of cam pieces

February 2, 2018
As increasingly stringent carbon emissions regulations are being imposed on the automotive industry, one solution to ensure compliance with these regulations is with variable engine timing using cam pieces. The JUCAM 1S from Junker specializes in the ultra-precise, efficient grinding of cam pieces....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Flex Grip: One closer, four work holding solutions

February 2, 2018
Lexair’s new Flex Grip closers are designed for versatility and efficiency, and they are proven to boost productivity for a variety of machining operations including 5-axis, rotary indexer, and stationary applications. The manual/hydraulic closers are clamped through a screw pump with a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Allied Motion introduces KinetiMax 42 EB brushless DC motor with integrated drive

February 2, 2018
Allied Motion Technologies introduces the KinetiMax 42 EB, a 42-mm diameter outer rotor, brushless DC motor with an integrated drive. Extremely compact, the KinetiMax 42 has a robust bearing system capable of handling high side loads. It has a minimum operating life of 20,000 hours. The KinetiMax...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: GF Machining Solutions’ new die sinking EDM ratchets up efficiency

February 2, 2018
GF Machining Solutions’ new FORM P 350 die sinking EDM machine features precision-enhancing design qualities along with several integrated technologies to enable shops to easily enhance productivity and profitability. A compact C-axis construction, fixed table, and cast-iron frame offer high...

Dazzling performance from diamond-coated inserts

February 1, 2018
In order to overcome the challenges of chip formation and evacuation when drilling non-ferrous metals, cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has unveiled its CoroDrill® 880 CVD diamond-coated insert grades, GCN124 and GCN134. The super-hard properties of the...

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...