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SUHNER Introduces a New and Re-Designed Version of its BEX15 Machining Unit, Capable of a Spindle Speed Increase from 18,000rpm to 23,000rpm

December 17, 2014
Chip producing machining operations with modern tools today demand progressively higher cutting speeds, specifically for metals with high cutting speed rates or small diameter hole drilling applications. The SUHNER machining unit type BEX15, proven in thousands of installations, now provides new...

Transmission Manufacturing with Steel Turning Grades GC4325 and GC4315

December 17, 2014
With new technological developments, emerging on the automotive horizon, manufacturers are faced with extremely high demands in terms of quality, security and productivity. The new Sandvik Coromant grades GC4315 and GC4325 with Inveio™ are designed to support the automotive industry with...

TGS Names Chanley Chambers as Global Sales Director

December 17, 2014
Total Grinding Solutions (TGS), a worldwide manufacturer of centerless grinders, announced it has hired Chanley Chambers as global sales director. Chambers brings over 20 years of leadership experience with several multinational grinding machine manufacturers. In his new role, Chambers will...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Koepfer America Introduces CLC Horizontal Gear Hobbing Machines

December 17, 2014
Koepfer America, L.L.C., introduces the CLC “H” series of heavy duty horizontal gear hobbing machines to the North American gear manufacturing market. These machines offer a competitive and fully customizable solution for high-precision, CNC horizontal gear hobbing. The CLC 260-H is...

ITAMCO Donates Coordinate Measuring Machine to High School Program

October 16, 2014
Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies (ITAMCO) has donated a Zeiss Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) to the Precision Tool Manufacturing Training Program for high school students.  The donation was announced at the 2014 International Technology Manufacturing show in Chicago. The new...

U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Down 1.1 Percent in July

October 16, 2014
July U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $170 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute and AMT — The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report (CTMR) collaboration, was down 1.1 percent from...

Mazak Launches New Global Websites for Enhanced User Experience

October 16, 2014
Japan-based Yamazaki Mazak Corporation and its global subsidiaries — leaders in the manufacture of highly productive machine tools, CNC technology and automation solutions — recently launched a new global online initiative comprised of fully responsive, multi-language websites to...

SPI and Tooling U-SME Launch PlasticsU to Provide Online Machinery Training for Production Workers

October 16, 2014
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association and Tooling U-SME, a leader in providing workforce development and training to the manufacturing industry, announced Monday the launch of a new online training program aimed at closing the manufacturing skills gap in the plastics industry. Administered...

GKN Driveline to Expand Facility in Newton, NC

October 16, 2014
GKN Driveline announced it will expand its Newton, N.C., facility in Catawba County. The company plans to create more than 200 new jobs in North Carolina by the end of 2018 and invest more than $100 million in the location. The project is made possible in part by an award from the state Job...

Super Abrasive Machining Innovations Adds Charles G. Drago to Senior Management Team

October 16, 2014
Super Abrasive Machining Innovations LLC (SAMI) is pleased to announce the recent recruitment of Charles G. (Chuck) Drago, MSBA, CM&AA as chief financial officer. Chuck comes to SAMI with 39 years of business experience including 25 years in C-level operations and financial positions with...

AGMA seeking experts for new technical standards Project

October 16, 2014
The AGMA Helical Gear Rating Committee has started a new project to update the Information Sheet AGMA 925-A03, “Effect of Lubrication on Gear Surface Distress.” Currently, AGMA 925 gives methods for calculating elastohydrodynamic lubrication (EHL) film thickness and predicting the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Quantum leap in the measurement of hobs

October 16, 2014
Gear cutting is a challenging task. Only perfectly made and re-sharpened tools can guarantee correct workpieces, short setup times and thus low downtimes of the expensive gear cutting machines. Full documentation and logging are a fundamental requirement. The measurement and inspection of hobs...

Siemens debuts new operator panels for high-end CNC applications

October 15, 2014
The Sinumerik blackline panels OP 015 black and OP 019 black are a new generation of operator panels for the Sinumerik 840D sl CNC system and offer new options for machine operation. The inductive sensor technology enables rapid interaction with the user interface even when the operator is wearing...

EMAG'S PMD 2 grinds down cost of crankshaft production

October 2, 2014
International competition in the automotive industry continues to increase along with the technological demands on vehicles, and, with them, so do the costs. But increasing prices in the face of stiff competition in the market is no longer easily defensible.  According to a McKinsey study, the...

Dr.-Ing E. H. Bernhard Kapp, German Machine Tool Industry Leader, Dies at 93

September 15, 2014
Dr. -Ing. E. H. Bernhard Kapp, a passionate entrepenuer and founder of the Kapp Group, passed away on July 13, 2014 at the age of 93. His inventiveness and leadership spanned 50 years in the machine tool industry. Following five years in the military and completing his studies, Dr. Kapp started...

Brevini Gear Systems Hires New Director of Sales

September 15, 2014
Chad Torn has joined Brevini Gear Systems as director of sales. In this role, Torn will be responsible for developing the strategic sales channels and growing the business. Torn brings a wealth of experience and a passion for building relationships. The company believes he will be a great asset,...

Take a Virtual Field Trip with Sandvik at IMTS

September 15, 2014
Developed by educators and manufacturing industry experts, “Technology Applied” is a virtual field trip that connects academic courses to development of important products. The interactive web broadcast, from IMTS September 8th-13th in Chicago, will show students why math and science...

AMT's Emerging Technology Center to Feature 3-D-Printed Electric Car at IMTS

September 15, 2014
AMT’s Emerging Technology Center (ETC) is on track to “wow” IMTS 2014 visitors. “At IMTS 2004, we created the Emerging Technology Center to present manufacturing ‘technologies of the future’ from leading universities and government research labs,” said...

Manufacturing Day Events Expected to Top 1,500 in 2014

September 15, 2014
More than 1,500 manufacturing events across the country are estimated to mark the third-annual Manufacturing Day taking place Friday, Oct. 3, according to event co-producers. Manufacturing Day is designed to introduce as many people as possible to the important role played by manufacturing both in...

Hypertherm Offering Free Workshops on Advanced Cutting Topics

September 15, 2014
Hypertherm, a U.S.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, is adding three new cities — Tulsa, Atlanta, and Houston — to its 2014 live training tour on advanced cutting topics. The workshops, valued at $250, are offered at no charge to people who cut metal and...

Meet the Next Generation of Universal Robots at IMTS

September 15, 2014
Visitors to Universal Robots’ booth E-4841 at IMTS 2014 get the opportunity to program a robot with safety features that adjust to the context it operates within. Esben Østergaard, CTO of Universal Robots, explains that the patented new safety concept is a logical development of the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Advanced CNC Systems from NUM Extend Competitive Edge

September 15, 2014
Advanced CNC systems from NUM are helping U.S. machine tool manufacturer Bourn & Koch, Inc. to extend its competitive edge in the market by using state-of-the art machine control software. Following a highly successful project to migrate control of powerful 7-axis horizontal gear hobbers to...

Manufacturing Technology Orders Rise in June

September 15, 2014
June U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $405.73 million, according to AMT   (Association for Manufacturing Technology). This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was up 12.6% from May, but down 2.1% when compared with the total of $414.26 million...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Bourn & Koch Add to Gear Shaper Offering

September 15, 2014
The Bourn & Koch Fellows HS2550-600 CNC Hydrostroke™ Gear Shaper is a true bridge type 100” gear shaper with a 0” center distance reach even when the outside diameter of the gear is 100”.  A 24” (600 mm) stroke length allows long face width capability with a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: GCH Tool Group Announces Release of Centerless Grinder Guide

September 15, 2014
GCH Tool Group, the world’s largest supplier of spare parts, components and assemblies for centerless, ID, OD, double disc and surface grinders, is pleased to announce the release of its centerless grinder guide. This 16-page, full-color guide presents an “at-a-glance” snapshot of...

KAPP NILES ZP 12, KX 260 TWIN, and RPG PM 750/1250

September 8, 2014
Two new Kapp Niles gear grinders and the latest portable gear inspection system from R&P Metrology GmbH will be introduced at IMTS 2014 (Chicago-Sept 8-13) in the KAPP NILES booth N-7036. The ZP 12 marries the best of the ZE and ZP series machines to offer a compact yet highly productive...

Polygon Solutions Expands Tooling Product Line

August 13, 2014
Polygon Solution Inc.’s new ‘Made in USA’ broach is a rotary broach with multiple text letters allowing machinists to stamp or mark their part in a lathe or milling machine without removing the part from the machine. The rotary broaching system is usually used for making hexagon,...

JUNKER Group Continues to Expand Product Diversity

August 13, 2014
JUNKER, ZEMA, and LTA exhibit their latest machines and equipment under the JUNKER Group umbrella during the IMTS in Chicago from September 8 - 13. The Brazilian grinding machine manufacturer ZEMA partners since May on a global basis with the German manufacturer of precision grinding machines....

SW North America, Inc. Opens Canton Technical Center

August 13, 2014
SW North America, Inc., a leading manufacturer of precision metalworking production machines, has opened its new North American sales and technical center to better serve and support its customers. The new Canton Technical Center is located at 40615 Koppernick Road, Canton, Mich....

New Standards For Industrial Maintenance and Mechatronics Technicians: Call for Input

August 13, 2014
The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), the precision manufacturing industry’s premier standards and workforce certification body, is pleased to present the first draft of National Skill Standards to support the development of a world-class industrial maintenance and...

Rohm Opens Subsidiary in Mexico to Support Growing Market

August 13, 2014
Röhm GMBH recently opened a new subsidiary in Mexico to quickly and effectively meet the sales, service, and support needs of its growing customer base in Mexico and Central America. The new Röhm Products Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V. is managed by Rodolfo Espeleta, who has 15 years of...

TDM Systems Realigns Strategy Towards Tool Lifecycle Management

August 13, 2014
TDM Systems will exhibit at IMTS 14 Booth No. E-3264, showing how the TDM 4.7 software package for tool lifecycle management makes life easier for machining companies. The package will also be presented in the Walter (W-1700) and Parlec (W-2300) booths. Managing director Peter Schneck said,...

United Grinding North America, Inc. Names Finance Arm

August 13, 2014
United Grinding North America, Inc. recently named National Machine Tool Financial Corporation (NMTFC) a financial service provider. Through this partnership, United Grinding customers in North America now have quick, easy access to a variety of highly competitive loan and lease options for...

Abtex Corp. Acquires Nihmble Technologies

August 13, 2014
Abtex Corp. has announced the acquisition of Nihmble Technologies, a Bloomfield, NY company specializing in the design and creation of robotic systems for manufacturing, systems integration, and process control. The acquisition means manufacturers will now be able to use robotics technology to...

Kluber Lubrication Obtains ISO 21469 Certification For Manufacturing Facilities

August 13, 2014
Kluber Lubrication has received the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) ISO 21469 certification at its Londonderry, New Hampshire facility. The certification from the NSF ensures food-grade lubricants from Klüber Lubrication are manufactured in a hygienic environment, using both best...

Elmo's Motion Control Experience Offers Free Online Remote Practice System (RPS)

August 13, 2014
Elmo’s Motion Control is now offering a free remote login access via the Internet for its unique EASII Experience - Remote Practice System (EASII-RPS), enabling anyone from anywhere around the globe to experience first-hand the advanced motion tools provided by Elmo’s EASII software...

Oerlikon Metco Well Positioned to Meet Global Market Demand for Advanced Ceramics

August 13, 2014
Oerlikon Metco announced increased manufacturing capacity for its advanced ceramics products to meet growing demand from the aerospace, power generation and other per-tinent industries. The company of the newly formed Oerlikon Surface Solutions Segment as announced on June 3 now provides more...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason to Demonstrate Advanced Machines, Tooling, and Global Customer Support Services At IMTS 2014

August 13, 2014
Gleason will cover a wide array of processes for the complete production and inspection of all types of bevel and cylindrical gears at this year’s IMTS. Visitors to Gleason Booth #N-7000 will be introduced to these products and technologies. Among the technologies exhibited at the show will...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Lexair Multi Mini Rhinobar Bar Feeder

August 13, 2014
Lexair’s new Multi Mini Rhinobar bar feeder makes multi-diameter bar stock processing faster and easier with a feedtube cartridge that automatically centers and feeds three sizes of small-diameter bar stock to Swiss-style CNC screw machines and sliding-head lathes. Cartridges are available in...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Geometric's CAMWorks: 'Quicker is Better' at IMTS 2014

August 13, 2014
Geometric will preview its latest release of CNC programming automation solution, CAMWorks 2015, in Booth E-3320, IMTS 2014 in Chicago, Illinois from September 8 – 13, 2014. In today’s environment, manufacturers need to be able to do more with less — less design time, program...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Enerpac Enhances Collet-Lok Family of Hydraulic Workholding

August 13, 2014
Enerpac has announced its upgraded Collet-Lok® family of hydraulic workholding with “Depressurized Holding Technology.™” Designed to protect against unintentional loss of clamping, Collet-Lok requires no hydraulics to maintain clamping force. Compared to traditional...

Machine Tool Giant Fadal Engineering Under New Ownership

July 29, 2014
Fadal Engineering, a Michigan-based company, and Merrill Technologies Group (MTG), a Michigan-based, family-owned manufacturer, have joined forces to launch a new Fadal CNC full-range product line. “Fadal will manufacture in Michigan and California, and sell globally through a distributor...

Rohm Opens Subsidiary in Mexico to Support Growing Market

July 17, 2014
Röhm GMBH, a leading global provider of high-quality clamping and gripping technology for the metalworking industry, recently opened a new subsidiary in Mexico to quickly and effectively meet the sales, service, and support needs of its growing customer base in Mexico and Central...

Kluber Introduces Extreme Temperature Lubrication

July 16, 2014
Klϋber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, has introduced Klübertemp GR AR 555, a multi-purpose lubricant offering exceptional corrosion protection and high evaporation stability. Developed for high-temperature applications and applications exposed to aggressive...

Gleason Acquires Distech Systems, Inc.

July 14, 2014
Gleason Corporation has announced that it has acquired Distech Systems Inc., located in Rochester, NY.  Distech is a leader in the design and manufacture of factory automation systems, serving a variety of customers in the automotive and other industries. Daniel J. Schwab, president of...

EMAG USA Celebrates 20 Years with Technology Days to Showcase Manufacturing Systems for Precision Metal Components

July 14, 2014
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, EMAG USA invited manufacturers and vendors to its open house Technology Days, held at the company’s Farmington Hills, Michigan headquarters. Throughout the two-day event, manufacturing decision-makers attended technology seminars held by EMAG’s...

Siemens Showcases Family of CNC at IMTS, Booth E-5010

July 14, 2014
From the job-shop to the retrofit operation, Siemens continues to push the envelope on CNC technology. With the introduction of the 808 at IMTS in 2012, they took a bold step into the job shop world, as this basic CNC brings the power, flexibility, and reliable performance of Siemens technology to...

Three Products from DMP CryoSystems

July 14, 2014
DMP CryoSystems is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of cryogenic treatment equipment and accessories. The design intent focuses on providing dependable production throughput. Combining tempers and freezers in one machine removes multiple handling operations. Fully programmable...

Hard Gear Finishing and Polish Grinding on Exhibit at IMTS

July 14, 2014
Reishauer Corporation will feature the latest gear grinding technology at IMTS, September 8-13, 2014 in the Gear Grinding Pavilion, Booth N-7040 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The RZ260 features Reishauer’s unique continuous generating gear grinding and is based on the extremely successful...

JRM International, Inc. Forms Partnership with Stroh Diamantwerkzeuge

July 1, 2014
JRM International, Inc. is pleased to announce they have formed a partnership with Stroh Diamantwerkzeuge to supply diamond tooling to the North American gear industry. Stroh, located in Bruchkӧbel, Germany, has been producing high quality diamond tooling for more than 50 years. With facilities...

Seco to Highlight New Tools Developed Around Modern Materials at IMTS 2014

July 1, 2014
At IMTS 2014 in booth W-1564, Seco Tools, LLC will unveil several new milling, turning, threading and tool holding products that were developed with material advancements in mind, including a square shoulder cutter that enhances side-milling operations, a multi-edge system that meets the...

The Gear Works Honored as Midsize Manufacturer of the Year by Seattle Business Magazine

June 10, 2014
Seattle Business magazine honored 19 top manufacturers in Washington State at its Washington Manufacturing Awards at the Seattle Design Center. The event was attended by 280 members of the region’s manufacturing community. The Gear Works was awarded Manufacturer of the Year in the Midsize...