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Turbomachinery Laboratory Call for Papers

April 21, 2017
The Turbomachinery Laboratory at Texas A&M University, host of the Asia Turbomachinery & Pump Symposium (ATPS) in Singapore, has officially opened the call for papers for ATPS 2018. Abstracts are due by June 4, 2017. Stationed in the fastest growing market for energy, oil and gas, and...

Mitutoyo America Announces Organizational Changes

April 21, 2017
As Shigeyuki Sasaki enters his 40th year with Mitutoyo Corporation, he will be joining the team in Germany to support Mitutoyo European operations. Sasaki has assumed an advisory role within Mitutoyo Europe. For the past 10 years, Sasaki has provided leadership as vice president, executive vice...

Mazak To Host Technology and Education Event for Midwest Shops

April 21, 2017
Mazak will host its annual Discover More With Mazak™ Event at its Midwest Technology Center in Schaumburg, Illinois, May 2-4. In addition to real-world part cutting demonstrations of its innovative machine tools, including Mazak’s HCN-5000/50 horizontal machining center, Quick Turn...

Rohm GmbH Names New Global Head of Sales and Marketing

April 21, 2017
Röhm GmbH, parent company of Röhm Products of America, appointed Damiano Casafina as the new head of sales and marketing worldwide, effective February 2017. As chief sales officer (CSO) and chief marketing officer (CMO), he also serves as a member of the company’s executive...

Kadia Further Refines LH Honing Spindles

April 21, 2017
Every micrometer counts when it comes to honing of high-precision components, such as those required for injection systems or hydraulic applications. In order to meet these high-quality requirements, the honing machines manufacturer Kadia Produktion GmbH + Co. in Nürtingen uses a direct drive...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: United Tool Supply Releases Gear Inspection Model 2020

April 21, 2017
United Tool Supply, manufacturer of industry-leading Unite-A-Matic™ precision gauges, recently released a new Model 2020, which complements its existing product line with the ability to check internal splines within a range of 20 mm to 75 mm. This product meets a longtime need for the gear...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Honing Machine from GMTA Optimizes Gear Finishing

April 21, 2017
Available from German Machine Tools of America (GMTA), the Präwema SynchroFine 205 HS gear honing machine features direct-driven, digitally controlled spindles for the tool and the workpiece, enabling precise, rigid synchronization. The Präwema honing gear finishing process produces...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Dillon Full Grip Jaws Featured at PMTS

April 21, 2017
Dillon Manufacturing full grip jaws — available from 6 inches to 24 inches in diameter, with heights of 2, 4, and 6 inches, and metric sizes from 140 millimeters to 630 millimeters in diameter — completely grip workpieces and hold them firmly in place to maintain repetitive accuracy...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Index Develops New Multi-Spindle CNC Machine

April 21, 2017
Index has developed a new generation of its successful multi-spindle automatic lathe series, this time with eight CNC spindles, two back-working spindles for rear-end machining, deploying up to 18 CNC slides (X and Z) and additional Y axes if required. The machine is ideal for high-volume precision...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sinumerik Gives Performance Boost for CNC Hardware

April 21, 2017
For the high-end machine tool market, Siemens introduces version 4.7 of the Sinumerik Operate software, featuring new, more powerful CPUs and 15- and 19-inch “Blackline” panels in widescreen format for the Sinumerik 840D sl CNC. The new 7x0.3B PN processors are Profinet-compatible NCUs...

Gleason's Inspection System with Integrated Laser Scanning To Be Featured at the Control Show in Stuttgart, May 9-12

April 7, 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 millimeters. In addition, the...

The Hardinge Machine Technology Show Is June 6-8 In Elmira, NY

April 7, 2017
The Hardinge Group is hosting its Hardinge Machine Technology Show (HMTS), June 6-8, 2017, at its Elmira, New York, headquarters. This show will feature products from the full Hardinge Group portfolio including turning, milling, grinding, and workholding. See live cutting demos, new technology from...

LMC Workholding Receives Governor's Century Business Award

April 7, 2017
LMC Workholding received the Governor’s Century Business Award honoring its 100 years in business and was one of eight Indiana companies recognized by Governor Eric J. Holcomb with such an award. During the ceremony on March 27, 2017, a total of 34 companies were honored, including those...

Sumitomo Introduces TSX Series for High-Efficiency Shoulder Milling

April 7, 2017
New from Sumitomo Electric Carbide Inc., the TSX Series tangential milling cutter is designed for exceptionally efficient shoulder milling. For stable, highly efficient machining at high feed rates, the TSX Series is engineered with a tough and sharp cutting edge. It provides the strength required...

Methods Machine Tools Expands Automation Footprint with New Automation Center in NC

April 7, 2017
To meet the growing demand for automation and robotics in manufacturing, Methods Machine Tools Inc., a leading supplier of innovative precision machine tools, 3D printing technology, automation, and accessories, is expanding its automation capabilities, launching a new Automation and Integration...

Liebherr Offers Technology for Internal Gear Tooth Profile Grinding

March 30, 2017
Based on its OPAL (Observation, Parametrization, Analysis by Liebherr) grinding technology, Liebherr offers a new internal gear tooth profile grinding technology involving a belt drive spindle, which can be fitted to the standard GH 4.0 grinding head as well as to the new GH 5.0 and GH 6.0 grinding...

Gleason Acquires KISSsoft AG

March 15, 2017
Gleason Corporation recently announced that it has acquired KISSsoft AG, located in Bubikon, Switzerland. KISSsoft is a leader in the development of design software for gears and power transmission systems, serving customers globally across a wide spectrum of industries. “We are excited...

AGMA Revises Membership Categories

March 15, 2017
The members of the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) recently voted 110 to 5 to approve a change to its bylaws regarding its membership categories. All gear manufacturers, regardless of where their businesses are primarily located, will be included in a single membership category,...

Machine Tool Builders Represents Diablo Furnaces LLC

March 15, 2017
Diablo Furnaces LLC is a new startup company manufacturing, retrofitting, upgrading, servicing, and supplying parts for atmosphere heat treating equipment. Operating under the name Diablo LLC, the infrastructure has been in place for 1.5 years working with Machine Tool Builders (MTB). Separately...

Klingelnberg Group Announces Joint Development of Machinery Project with Starrag Group

March 15, 2017
Klingelnberg, the leading mechanical engineering company in gearing technology and Starrag, the well-known manufacturer of precision machine tools, have announced a cooperation between the two companies concerning the development of powerful products for complete machining and a joint purchasing...

Hainbuch America Appoints New Northeast U.S. Regional Sales Manager

March 15, 2017
Hainbuch America recently announced that Brian Eaton has joined its team as regional sales manager for the Northeast region, covering the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware. ...

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Announces Partnership with Wichita State Innovation Campus

March 15, 2017
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence recently announced it has formed a technology partnership with Wichita State University. The company will lease 3,000 square feet of space near the university’s 3DExperience Center in the Experiential Engineering Building on WSU’s Innovation Campus....

International Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials Conference and Registration Is Open

March 15, 2017
The North American Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials has launched its 2017 program and registration for Powdermet 2017. The International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials will feature over 200 worldwide PM industry experts presenting on PM,...

Siemens Partners with U.S. Technical Schools for LEAP Initiative

March 15, 2017
Siemens recently announced the launch of a new workforce development program for secondary and technical schools across America called LEAP — the Lifelong Educational Advantage Program. Made available through Siemens Cooperates with Education, the effort is designed to give high school and...

Bodycote Site Earns Highest Aerospace Accreditation

March 15, 2017
Bodycote, a worldwide leading heat treating services provider, recently announced that its Chesterfield, U.K. Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) location earned, for the second time, the highest level of Nadcap accreditation following the most recent Nadcap audit. The official approval was awarded on...

New Base Oil from Evonik Keeps Wind Turbines Turning

March 15, 2017
Operators of wind-energy farms place steep demands on the gear oil for their wind turbines: long oil-drain intervals, sustained optimal viscosity of the oil over a wide temperature range, and maximum durability and long life for the gearbox. In Viscobase® 5-220, Evonik has developed a synthetic...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Exsys Skiving Head Expands Turning Machine Capabilities

March 15, 2017
Exsys Tool’s new 90-degree skiving drilling and milling head not only provides angled drilling and milling capabilities on turning centers, but it also enables the machines to perform gear skiving operations. The new head cuts gear patterns faster than conventional gear shaping or broaching...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Ipsen Expands Controls Retrofit Options with CompuCore for Any Brand of Vacuum Furnace

March 15, 2017
Ipsen is introducing a new, competitively priced option for controls retrofits in the form of CompuCore™. Available for installation on most brands of vacuum heat-treating systems, these newly enhanced controls reduce the potential for human error and maximize uptime, allowing users to...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Third Wave Systems announces upcoming Gear Machining Release

March 15, 2017
Third Wave Systems recently announced that the highly anticipated release of the new AdvantEdge Gear Machining v1.0 will be coming soon. As part of the new AdvantEdge Gear Machining release, the first version will include cylindrical hobbing and allow the user to: Simulate and analyze the...

Oerlikon Drive Systems Showcases Innovations March 7-11 at ConExpo-Con/Agg in Las Vegas

March 7, 2017
Oerlikon’s Drive Systems segment, including brands Oerlikon Fairfield and Oerlikon Graziano, is displaying its latest high-tech gear and drive solutions for construction and mobile machinery applications at the ConExpo-Con/Agg exhibition March 7-11, 2017, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in...

Linamar Chooses RomaxDesigner for Its Design and Development of Driveline Systems

March 7, 2017
Linamar Corporation, one of the world’s leading diversified manufacturers of precision powertrain and driveline components, uses RomaxDesigner in its design and development processes, creating innovative transmission and driveline systems for a wide range of product lines. An innovative...

Hendrick Motorsports Uses Hexagon’s Portable Technology for Under-the-Hood Optimization

March 7, 2017
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence recently announced its portable metrology solutions are instrumental in driving optimization under the hood at Hendrick Motorsports. The two companies formed a trailblazing technology partnership in early 2016 for collaborative technology development and...

Second Deburring Technology Expo is October 10-17 in Germany

March 7, 2017
The trade fair for deburring technology and precision surface finishing, DeburringEXPO, will be at the Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre on October 10-17, 2017. The presentations at the expert forum will be interpreted simultaneously at the event (German to English). Trade fair promoters, FairXperts GmbH...

A Forgings Company Brings Production In-House with Afc-Holcroft’s Heat Treatment Line

March 7, 2017
A European-based multinational supplier of forgings for the automotive industry has brought its heat treatment process in-house by investing in an AFC-Holcroft automated, non-atmosphere batch heat treatment line delivered to an American facility in the Midwest. The equipment will be used to process...

Sandvik Coromant Opens Project and Training Site at Don Schumacher Racing

February 27, 2017
Don Schumacher Racing and Sandvik Coromant recently announced the opening of a project and training site in Don Schumacher Racing’s headquarters in Brownsburg, Indiana. The site will be a collaborative hub with a focus on automotive engineering projects and customized trainings for Sandvik...

Samputensili Appoints Deniz Sari as New Gear Technology Manager

February 17, 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...

Powder Metallurgy Machinability Seminar Program Available

February 17, 2017
Registration has opened for the Powder Metallurgy (PM) Machinability Seminar on April 4-5, 2017, at Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College, Pennsylvania. This seminar focuses on improving company operations in terms of higher-quality parts, reduced costs, and greater profits. The...

Erwin Junker Machinery Expands Capabilities with Showroom

February 17, 2017
Erwin Junker Machinery Inc. is inviting visitors to its showroom in Elgin, Illinois. The company is showcasing world-class grinding machines from Junker and Zema as well as industry-leading air filtration units from LTA Industrial Air Cleaning Systems Inc. Numerous Best Supplier awards distinguish...

Emuge Introduces Tool Reconditioning in U.S. Facility

February 17, 2017
Emuge Corp. has introduced tool grinding and reconditioning services based out of the company’s North American headquarters in West Boylston, Massachusetts. A clean, new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Emuge Corp. is now equipped with the latest technology in high-precision CNC...

Klingelnberg Receives Industry 4.0 Award

February 17, 2017
Ahead of the curve with Industry 4.0, machine builder Klingelnberg, a specialist in gear and transmission technology, manufactures large bevel gears in a cyber-physical system connecting the design processes to the production process in an end-to-end network. At the fourth annual Industry 4.0....

Seco/Warwick's CaseMaster Evolution Gains More Recognition with Customers

February 17, 2017
In 2016, Seco/Warwick’s CaseMaster Evolution was the preferred heat processing technology of vacuum case hardening for the most challenging industries, such as automotive, aerospace, machinery, wind energy, transmission, and commercial heat treat facilities, according to the company....

Drake Manufacturing Services Is Now Represented by Metek Machine Tool in the U.K.

February 17, 2017
Drake Manufacturing Services Co., LLC and Metek Machine Tool Ltd. have formally established a sales agreement for the United Kingdom and Ireland. This agreement provides sales and marketing support related to all precision thread grinding solutions offered by Drake. Drake is recognized globally as...

ITAMCO Attends Emerging Technology Event at the White House

February 17, 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...

Siemens Announces Warranty Extension for Sinamics DCM DC Drive Products

February 17, 2017
Effective immediately, Siemens announced the standard 12-month warranty on newly purchased Sinamics DCM DC drive products, including DC converters, base drives, enclosure cabinets, and control modules, has been extended by two years, to a total of three years from date of manufacture.   This...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Liebherr Introduces New Gantry Robot System

February 17, 2017
The new LP 100 gantry robot system recently introduced by Liebherr-Verzahntechnik GmbH is ideal for handling smaller and lighter components, allowing users the option of configuring the gantry to deliver high-speed or high-load performance. This choice allows the LP 100 to be employed flexibly,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Oelheld Introduces AirForge 4028, the Whistle Clean Forging Lube

February 17, 2017
The clean lubrication revolution for every forging operation, AirForge 4028 is a newly developed protective lubricant for hot forging of steel and alloys. It delivers outstanding results when metal protection against oxidation, gas diffusion, and heat is required. The revolutionary AirForge 4028...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: KISSsoft Releases Enhanced Planet Carrier Definition

February 17, 2017
The consideration of the planetary carrier geometry with the parameterized approach (used for the deformation calculation and thus the calculation of the load distribution) has been met with great interest in the last KISSsoft release and has proved to be practical for the design process, as well...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Schunk Offers Extended Lengths with Its Universal Hydraulic Toolholder

February 17, 2017
With the Tendo E compact, Schunk has started a new era in tool clamping with this universal toolholder that is suitable for applications such as milling, drilling, and reaming. Schunk now offers new extended lengths in CAT 40 (4") and CAT 50 (6"). Both are great for long-reach...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Fastec Imaging Offers IL5 High-Speed Camera

February 17, 2017
Fastec Imaging’s IL5 High-Speed Camera enables you to view any gears, motors, and small and large rotating machinery or equipment moving at high speed and susceptible to vibration problems for performance analysis or troubleshooting using slow motion replay. With recording speeds of over 630...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Mazak VTC-805E Delivers Speed and Power

February 17, 2017
The new Mazak VTC-805E vertical traveling column machining center brings high versatility and productivity to shops that need to tackle long and/or heavy parts. The machine combines an increased Y-axis stroke, long bed/table size, high spindle speed and torque, and Mazak’s new SmoothG CNC...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Exact Metrology Uses CT Scanning for Metrology

February 17, 2017
The first industrial application of CT scanning for metrology in America involves aluminum casting. Josh Schradin, one of the 3D scanning specialists at Exact Metrology’s Cincinnati facility, recently completed a CT scanning project involving aluminum castings measuring approximately 12"...

Gleason Acquires KISSsoft AG

February 13, 2017
Gleason Corporation recently announced that it has acquired KISSsoft AG, located in Bubikon, Switzerland. KISSsoft is a leader in the development of design software for gears and power transmission systems, serving customers globally across a wide spectrum of industries. “We are excited...