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Mazak Adaptive Gear Machining Solutions To Take Center Stage At Expo

September 13, 2017
At Gear Expo 2017, Mazak will demonstrate recent advancements in manufacturing systems and processes that make the business of producing high-quality gears an easier, faster, and highly profitable endeavor for job shops across all industry segments. Visitors to booth 123 will discover how...

HBM Holdings Completes Platform Acquisition Of Schafer Industries

September 13, 2017
HBM Holdings (HBM) announced that it has acquired Schafer Industries (Schafer) of South Bend, Indiana. Schafer is a leading producer of high-precision, custom-engineered gears and machined parts for a wide range of applications, as well as transaxles, brake assemblies, and other components for...

Hexagon Engineer Earns Recognition For CNC Systems Optimization Work

September 13, 2017
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence announced one of their young achievers has earned recognition in the Fifth Annual “30 under 30” issue of Manufacturing Engineering, a publication of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and Advanced Manufacturing Media. Tim Pheland, a...

Kapp Niles Presents Rocky Mountain Profile Grinding School

September 13, 2017
The Rocky Mountain Gear School is celebrating its 10th year and is all about profile grinding. The school takes place October 11-13, 2017, in Boulder, Colorado. Officials have worked methodically through this decade to fine-tune the program, so experienced experts can meet...

Seco Partners With Local University For Engineering Internship Program

September 13, 2017
Seco Tools, LLC has partnered with Ferris State University (FSU) in Big Rapids, Michigan, to offer local area engineering students an opportunity to participate in a multi-year internship program at Seco. The program invites the top three engineering applicants to participate for an initial...

Senvol President To Join SME’s Additive Manufacturing Community Advisers

September 13, 2017
SME recently announced that it has selected Senvol President Zach Simkin to join as an adviser to SME’s Additive Manufacturing Technical Community. Selections for the advisory board are based on a combination of active industry contributions, reputation, and personal commitment to expand the...

POWDERMET2018 Issues Call For Papers

September 13, 2017
An official call for papers and posters has been announced for POWDERMET2018: International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials, June 17–20, 2018. This leading North American powder metallurgy (PM) conference will be at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Texas, and is seeking...

AMPM2018 Conference Issues Call For Presentations

September 13, 2017
An official call for presentations has been announced for AMPM2018: Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy, June 17–20, 2018. This leading North American metal additive manufacturing (AM) conference will take place at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Texas, and will feature top industry...

Huron Touts Growth, Innovation As Keys To Success

September 13, 2017
While Huron is proud of its 130-year history of technical and industrial culture and of being a member of the exclusive club of the three leading French manufacturers of machine tools, it is not about to become complacent. Huron’s MU Series universal-head milling machines, revered by several...

API Services Announces Accreditations

September 13, 2017
Automated Precision-Services Division (API Services), a company specializing in three-dimensional measurements and high-value metrology solutions, announces that it has been awarded A2LA Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ANSI/NCSL Z540-1-1994 Awarded by the American Association for Laboratory...

Schunk USA Begins Headquarters Expansion

September 13, 2017
Schunk USA announced the start of construction of an expansion at its US headquarters that will more than double the size of existing facilities. Schunk’s US headquarters is already the largest facility outside of Germany. This expansion will provide space for a state-of-the-art tech center...

Breakthrough In Digital Transformation: Thyssenkrupp Connects Machinery

September 13, 2017
Thyssenkrupp connects the machinery of the materials division via a new digital platform. “Toii” is an in-house development that connects machines of different makes and generations. Thanks to toii, all machines can communicate with each other. Due to predictive maintenance, the...

Set Adjustable Bore Gages Quickly, Accurately With New Mahr Tool

September 13, 2017
A new bore gage setting tool from Mahr Inc. makes setting up adjustable indicating instruments, such as Mahr’s 844 N Adjustable Bore Gage and 844 T Universal ID/OD gage, quick and accurate. The Multimar 844 S Bore Gage Setting Tool uses gage block combinations and a simple hand clamping...

ABM Drives Doubling China Plant For New Self-Powered Hub Wheel Drive

September 13, 2017
Offered as a .6 kW version, this powered hub wheel drive package includes the wheel with tire, AC motor, gearbox and brake. Typical applications include moving 1,000 ‑5,000 pounds at speeds from 1.5 to 2.5 mph. The max wheel diameter is 230 mm. This is one of the most frequently sold products of...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason Introduces Versatile New Cutter System

September 13, 2017
Gleason’s new Pentac®Mono-RT is the world’s first cutter system which uses identical blades in both the outside and inside slots. The unique blade geometry — in conjunction with the patent-pending cutter head design — makes the blade which is placed in an inside slot an...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Haas Multigrind Focuses on Precise, Reliable Grinding

September 13, 2017
Hob cutters for manufacturing gears and worm gears need to meet the highest standards when it comes to precision and service life. Haas Multigrind customers require gear qualities q1–q3. This is true whether it’s a very small tool, or a 600-kilogram gear-cutting tool used to manufacture...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Koepfer America to Feature New Technology at Gear Expo

September 13, 2017
Koepfer America continues to supply gear manufacturers with the latest technology in machines, tools, and services, and will demonstrate that at Gear Expo 2017. At the Expo in Columbus, Ohio, the company will show three important features for hobbing, shaping, and deburring that all gear...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Liebherr Debuts Turnkey Skiving3 Program

September 13, 2017
At Gear Expo 2017, Booth 1015, Liebherr Gear Technology will introduce gear skiving machine series LK 300 and 500 based on the tried-and-tested components of the corresponding large hobbing machines but with greater rigidity and more powerful spindles. A gear skiving machine requires a table with a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Rohm to Feature Powerful Workholding Technologies at CMTS 2017

September 13, 2017
Rohm Products of America will make its case as a one-stop clamping and gripping supplier with exhibits of its top workholding innovations at CMTS 2017 in Hall 2, booth 2200. Those innovations will include the Captis clamping system, the DURO-NCSE power chuck, the RZM 5-axis centric vise and the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Seco Face Milling Cutter Body Doubles Tool Life

September 13, 2017
The new R220.88 face milling cutter family from Seco features inserts with eight cutting edges and optimized geometries that provide excellent tool life and reduced cutting forces. The cutter body’s 88-degree lead angle allows for large depths of cut with smaller insert sizes, as compared to...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Shop Floor Automations Talks Software Benefits

September 13, 2017
One of the items decision makers may have been mulling over as 2017 nears its end is investing in machine monitoring software for the shop floor. You have likely heard about how monitoring machine utilizations will help improve productivity. The truth is, there are three other benefits to machine...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: High-Performance Toolholder for Micro Machining

September 13, 2017
Special consideration must be made for micro-machining, which is why Schunk is offering the Tribos-RM precision toolholder as the best solution for micro machining with the ISO interface. The one-piece, rotationally symmetric design ensures long life of the machine spindles and the complete...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Reduce Jaw Change-Over Time to Five Seconds

September 13, 2017
Schunk Pronto quick-change jaw system could shave minutes off of your current set-up times, drastically improving your productivity. In addition to the time-saving benefits, there is also considerable versatility and extended clamping range to the Pronto quick-change system. The complete system is...

High-feed face mill speeds up productivity

September 1, 2017
Cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has unveiled a new, high-feed version of the CoroMill® 745 face milling cutter, featuring a 25-degree entering angle for additional productivity gains when milling steel and cast iron workpieces. The new, high-feed...

Seco widens disc mill cutter range with new innovations

August 31, 2017
Seco has further expanded the industry’s widest selection of disc milling inserts and cutter bodies to meet customer demands for reliable, high performing cutters. With that, the company has introduced the 335.14 small-diameter exchangeable head system, 335.16 cutter for T-slot operations and...

Forest City Gear expands small diameter, high precision ID/OD grinding capability

August 31, 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...

Jesse Garant Metrology Center Redefining Part Inspection

August 11, 2017
Jesse Garant Metrology Center announced that it has expanded its operations to accommodate the growing demand for high-volume part inspection for pre-production and production validation. With investments in new equipment and better infrastructure, its enhanced capabilities solidify its position as...

Niagara Gear Adds In-House Machining Capabilities

August 11, 2017
Niagara Gear, a division of Gear Motions, Inc., recently completed the installation of its first machining cell. The in-house machining capabilities were added to reduce lead time and provide more flexibility and control to meet customer delivery requirements. The machining cell consists of two...

AIMS Metrology Achieves Accreditation For Calibration

August 11, 2017
AIMS Metrology, an OEM for coordinate measuring machines, has achieved ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation for calibration from the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board. ISO/IEC 17025:2005 covers testing and calibration performed using standard, non-standard, and laboratory-developed...

KISSsoft Events And Trade Fairs Set For Summer/Fall

August 11, 2017
KISSsoft AG has begun getting ready for upcoming events. KISSsoft says that nothing can replace personal contact, especially in its business of designing software for engineers and designers. Exchanging information at these events is also something it tries to do — staying true to the motto...

EMAG Group Welcomes Richardon;Offers New Solution For Machining Automotive Gears

August 11, 2017
Richardon has become EMAG Richardon Since May 1, Richardon has been a part of the EMAG Group, a move that will enable it to offer an even broader range of gearing solutions and supplementary technologies in the future. For more than 40 years, the name Richardon has stood for development and...

Fives Landis Corp. Opens New Technology Center In U.S.

August 11, 2017
Fives Landis Corp, a leading manufacturer of precision grinding solutions and grinding accessories, will open its new Technology Center in North America, at its headquarters in Hagerstown, Maryland, near Washington, D.C. At 6,000 square feet, the new R&D and demo facility will feature grinding...

Metal Injection Molding Conference Calls For Presentations

August 11, 2017
An official call for presentations has been announced for MIM2018: International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides, March 5–7, 2018. This international conference and tabletop exhibition is in Irvine, California, at the Hotel Irvine. Authors have until...

CTI Symposium USA Issues Call For Papers For 2018 Spring Meeting

August 11, 2017
The International CTI Symposia Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives in USA, Germany, and China are the premier industry meetings for the transmission and drive community to learn and discuss strategies and technologies suitable for the challenges of future mobility. This year, the meetings...

Advanced Manufacturing Event Set For November 13-14 In Mexico

August 11, 2017
Advanced Manufacturing meetings Baja California is hosting an international business convention for advanced manufacturing in Tijuana, Mexico, November 13-14, 2017. Primarily aimed at the aerospace, automotive, and medical devices sectors, organizers have lined up the following topics: mechanical...

Ajax Tocco Completes Twin-Bead Weld Preheat System

August 11, 2017
Ajax Tocco Magnethermic has completed the installation of a twin bead weld preheat system for SAW (submerged arc weld) process at a manufacturer of high capacity heavy-duty forklift trucks. This is the second installation at this facility for Ajax Tocco. The first install was single bead preheat...

500-Degree F Top-Loading Oven From Grieve

August 11, 2017
No. 844 is a 500°F (260°C), top loading oven from Grieve, used for drying water from racks of piston rings at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 48 x 48” x 36”. 40 KW are installed in Incoloy-sheathed tubular heating elements, while a 4,200...

Powder Metallurgy Industry Roadmap Updated

August 11, 2017
The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), with the aid of powder metallurgy (PM) industry leaders, has released an updated version of the “PM Industry Roadmap.” Due to significant technological advancements over the past five years, the “2017 PM Industry Roadmap”...

Sampingranaggi Cylindrical Gears Are Preferred For High-Precision, Silent-Power Transmission

August 11, 2017
Cylindrical gears by Sampingranaggi have become the preferred solution when it comes to high–precision and silent-power transmission. The company’s experience in the grinding process has grown with...

Diamond Heat Treat Purchases Titan Vacuum Furnace For IGT And Aerospace

August 11, 2017
With a focus on pursuing additional market sectors, including IGT and aerospace, Diamond Heat Treat purchased a Titan® H6 vacuum furnace with 6-bar gas quenching to expand its capabilities. It will also rely on Ipsen to provide local, hands-on support for installation, start-up...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Seco Expands Line Of Parting-Off Blades To Fit VDI Turrets

August 11, 2017
Seco Tools’ line of 150.10JETI family of parting-off blades and square-shank blocks now includes a new VDI block design. Adapters directly hold the 150.10-JETI parting-off blades onto the VDI turret, and offer streamlined delivery of high-pressure coolant to the cutting zone without the use...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Haas Multigrind’s New Tool Magazine Aims To Reduce Production Time

August 11, 2017
Haas Multigrind’s new tool magazine with space for 70 grinding wheels turns a high-tech grinding center into an autonomous, self-equipping production system. All Haas Multigrind grinding centers are available with an automatic wheel changer.  This feature enables Haas customers to...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sandvik Coromant Presents New CoroMill Plura Routers

August 11, 2017
New CoroMill® Plura routers unveiled by Sandvik Coromant offer optimized milling and slotting operations in composite materials such as CFRP (carbon-fiber reinforced plastic) and GFRP (glass-fiber reinforced plastic). Production engineers, machine shop managers, and operators can...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: ROTA NCR Precision 6-Jaw Compensation Chuck

August 11, 2017
The clamping of thin-walled and easily deformed components can be difficult. Schunk offers the 6-jaw Rota NCR from its lineup for this challenging clamping scenario with standard chuck diameters ranging from Ø165 to Ø1200 millimeters for large workpieces. The 6-jaw NCR chuck’s...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Luneta Introduces Multiport Adapter For Lubricant Monitoring

August 11, 2017
Luneta, which develops advanced machinery lubricant inspection technology for machine condition monitoring and reliability, announces the launch of the Hub. The Hub is a multiport adapter which allows easy installation of oil level sight glasses, bottom sediment and water (BS&W) bowls, drain...

PowRgrip® Toolholding Collet System at WESTEC 2017

August 7, 2017
REGO-FIX will showcase the benefits of its powRgrip® Toolholding Collet system at this year’s WESTEC show. Visitors to booth #2840 will experience the system’s ability to generate extremely high clamping forces equal to and, in most instances, higher than shrink-fit holders. In...

New Seco Face Milling Cutter Body Doubles Tool Life

July 27, 2017
The new R220.88 face milling cutter family from Seco features inserts with eight cutting edges and optimized geometries that provide excellent tool life and reduced cutting forces. The cutter body’s 88-degree lead angle allows for large depths of cut with smaller insert sizes, as compared to...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Laser Scanning Revolutionizes Gear Inspection

July 25, 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 mm. In addition, the new...

Jesse Garant Metrology Center Expands Its Service-Based Part Inspection

July 25, 2017
Jesse Garant Metrology Center (U.S. and Canada) recently expanded its operations to accommodate the growing demand for high volume part inspection for pre-production and production validation. With investments in new equipment and improved infrastructure, including state-of-the-art industrial...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CBN Ranks High For Internal Gears

July 25, 2017
For about two years, Liebherr has been using single-, double-, and triple-ribbed CBN profile grinding discs with great success. "Our users are very satisfied with the results," said Janus Siegfried, head of tool production and technology in the Ettlingen plant. Together with diamond,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Workholding For Faster Bevel Gear Development

July 25, 2017
Bevel gear manufacturers now can greatly reduce the time it takes to get fully functional, extremely accurate workholding for their gear testing and development efforts, with Gleason's new Flex-Spand™ (gears) and Flexgrip™ (pinions) workholding solutions. Without sacrificing...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Square Pole Technology Boosts Productivity In Flat Grinding

July 25, 2017
Schunk Magnos parallel pole, square pole, and radial pole plates ensure reliable workpiece clamping, quick workpiece changes, and particularly efficient processes in grinding applications. 200 percent increased productivity Among other things, Schunk Magnos square pole grinding plates boost...