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DMG Mori Hosts

April 14, 2014
DMG Mori USA hosted The Association for Manufacturing Excellence “AME Values Veterans” Symposium on March 14th at its U.S. Headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Ill. The one-day event offered training, coaching, and advocacy for organizations that pledged to hire and retain veterans,...

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America Welcomes Ross Wegryn-Jones to Their Sales Team

April 14, 2014
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries–Machine Tool Division is pleased to announce the employment of Ross Wegryn-Jones as regional sales manager for gear machines. Ross has vast experience in the gear industry, from gear, spline, and shaft products to print, gear grinding, measuring machine tools,...

EMAG Apprentice Program with Two Michigan Colleges

April 14, 2014
EMAG L.L.C. has an ongoing interest in providing job opportunities for highly skilled, specialized machine tool technicians. To encourage continuing growth in Michigan’s mechatronics manufacturing industry and ensure an advanced workforce to close the sector’s skills gap, EMAG has...

Seco Tools' Carbide Recycling Program Highlights Company's Sustainability Focus

April 14, 2014
Seco Tools, LLC has released the results of its North American Carbide Recycling Program for 2013. The company collected and processed 125,919 lbs. (57,235 kg) of used carbide tools. Of the total, 110,585 lbs. (50,265 kg) were returned to Seco Tools AB for processing into grade powder. Over the...

Jenoptik Industrial Metrology Introduces the Better Parts Challenge

April 14, 2014
Jenoptik Industrial Metrology has announced the launch of its special 2014 event: The Better Parts Challenge. The company will be inviting U.S.-based manufacturers to bring their part quality challenges to its experts.  These demonstrations will take place at road shows across the U.S.,...

Ted Toth Elected NTMA Board Chairman

April 14, 2014
The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) announced that Ted Toth, vice president and managing director of Rosenberger-Toth in Pennsauken, New Jersey, was elected 2014 chairman of the NTMA Board of Directors during the association’s annual meeting last week in Phoenix,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: R&P Metrology Offers Special Measuring System: RPS 11350V

April 14, 2014
Responding to specific customer requirements, R&P Metrology GmbH announced a new model in their full line of custom metrology systems, the RPS 1350V. Designed for ball screws and shaft parts, this system boasts capacity for 1,350mm between centers, and 1,300mm of vertical measuring...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: 2014 CNC Tooling Solutions From Techniks

April 14, 2014
Indianapolis-based Techniks Inc. has released their 2014 full line catalog.  This 264-page catalog includes essential toolholders and accessories for CNC Machining Centers and CNC Routers. In addition to a wide selection of CNC tooling, also featured are tap holders, boring tools, and Techniks...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gear Consulting Group 2014 School Schedule

April 14, 2014
Gear Consulting Group’s regional courses are open to all comers on a limited class size basis. The three-day seminar is designed to give students a deeper understanding of the relationships between the geometry of the gear and the manufacturing and inspection processes, leading to a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Heller's Flexibly Configured HMC's Respond to Market Needs

April 14, 2014
With the H4500, HELLER has introduced a machine designed for robust processes while providing an affordable, economical cutting solution for limited space. The machines are also designed for energy efficiency, capable of energy savings of up to 30% compared to conventional machine...

News of Note for German Machine Tools of America (GMTA)

March 24, 2014
  • GMTA Proudly Announces the Addition of Stefan Kloos as Product Manager, Stefan will handle the Pittler vertical turning lathes and WMZ centerdrive lathes. He will be based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, North American Headquarters for GMTA. • German Language and International...

Ronson Gears' AS9100C Accreditation Paves the Way for International Expansion

March 13, 2014
Australian gear manufacturer, Ronson Gears, has been awarded accreditation to AS9100C Quality Management System Standard (Aerospace), paving the way for the company’s expansion into new markets internationally. UK based Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Limited conducted the audit...

Felsomat USA Names New President

March 13, 2014
Felsomat USA, Inc. announces the appointment of Patrick Seitz to the position of president.  Effective on January 1, 2014, Seitz takes over from Richard Gilchrist who started Felsomat USA, Inc. in 2002 and held the position since that date. Gilchrist will remain on a reduced schedule as...

Machine Tool Builders Appoints Jeff Kimberly as Chief Operating Officer

March 13, 2014
Machine Tool Builders (MTB) has recently appointed Jeff Kimberly to the position of chief operating officer (COO). An experienced and results-driven executive officer with a unique and proven track record in the technical, commercial, and operational environments, MTB welcomes Kimberly. His depth...

Mazak Distributor Premier Engineering Transitions to New Leadership in Georgia

March 13, 2014
Mazak Corporation has announced that Premier Engineering, its distributor in Georgia for more than 25 years, has transitioned the leadership of the Lawrenceville location to long-time Premier sales manager Tim Kramer, who recently purchased the business from owner John Grabenau. While Kramer...

Wenzel America Announces the Hiring of Drew Shemenski

March 13, 2014
Wenzel America recently announced the hiring of Drew Shemenski for the position of regional sales manager of the midwest. Shemenski brings more than 15 years of manufacturing and metrology experience to the Wenzel team. For the last 12 years, Shemenski has worked at Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology...

Liebherr Gear Technology Partners with Koepfer America for Wenzel GearTec Products

March 13, 2014
Liebherr Gear Technology, Inc. has added Koepfer America, LLC, South Elgin, IL, to its sales and support team for the Wenzel GearTec products covering Indiana, Illinois and Iowa  and the U.S. east coast region. Liebherr Gear Technology is Wenzel’s exclusive GearTec product line sales...

Four Outstanding NTMA Women Honored At 2014 STEP Awards

March 13, 2014
The National Tooling and Machining Association is proud to announce that four of its members were among the 160 recipients of the Manufacturing Institute’s 2014 STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Awards.  The award is given each year to women in the manufacturing...

FMS Corporation's John F. Sweet elected president of the Powder Metallurgy Parts Association

March 13, 2014
John F. Sweet, PMT, president of FMS Corporation, Powder Metal Division, was recently elected president of the Powder Metallurgy Parts Association (PMPA). The PMPA is an association of approximately 50 top powder metal (PM) component manufacturers in North America. PMPA member companies combine to...

Mazak Hosts Valve Manufacturers Association's Annual Workshop and Tour

March 13, 2014
From April 30 to May 2, Mazak Corporation will host a portion of the Valve Manufacturers Association’s (VMA) annual “Manufacturers Workshop and Tour” at its North American headquarters in Florence, Ky. The event is open to VMA members and will include a tour of Mazak’s...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: EMAG: The VLC 200 H Vertical Hobbing Machine

March 13, 2014
Not just a supplier of machines for the high-quality gear production, KOEPFER, a subsidiary of EMAG, is also a competent partner for anything to do with the gear.  For decades now they have invested heavily in industry developments. A product of close collaboration within the EMAG Group, the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Kluber Lubrication Introduces Synthetic Rolling and Plain Bearing Greases

March 13, 2014
Klüber Lubrication has introduced Isoflex Topas Nb 52 and Isoflex Topas Nb 152, two rolling and plain bearing greases based on a synthetic hydrocarbon oil and a barium complex soap. The products are ideally suited for amusement industry applications, such as roller coaster wheel bearings, in...

Gear Motions Inc. Acquires Niagara Gear in Buffalo, NY

February 14, 2014
Gear Motions Inc. has acquired Niagara Gear Corp. in Buffalo, NY. Niagara Gear manufactures precision ground spur, helical, and pump gears for a large and diverse global customer base. “Niagara Gear has a strong presence in markets we have not traditionally served, such as the military and...

German Machine Tools of America News

February 14, 2014
GMTA (German Machine Tools of America) represents various German metalworking machine builders, including Profilator, Pittler, Praewema, and WMZ. These machines are sold to the North American market by GMTA primarily for gear and spline production, as well as other power transmission applications....

Sandvik Coromant Teams with Star SU for Gear Milling

February 14, 2014
Sandvik Coromant, a leading producer of cutting tools for the metal cutting industry, has teamed up with Star SU on an extended basis. Beginning as an authorized OEM agent, and now a national channel partner with Sandvik Coromant for Gear Milling tools, Star SU is a top industry provider of gear...

Gilman Precision Adds New England Tooling to Provide Sales Support

February 14, 2014
Gilman Precision has added New England Tooling as the exclusive representative to cover portions of northeastern territory. New England Tooling will be promoting Gilman Precision products and services by providing marketing and sales support to areas in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New...

Ipsen Orders Reflect Aerospace Industry Trends

February 14, 2014
According to Nasdaq, several new emerging markets, as well as developed nations, are boosting defense spending and generating business for U.S. Aerospace and Defense companies, even as the U.S. Aerospace and Defense sector battles budget cuts and spending constraints. An improving global economy,...

Mazak Broadens Reach in Northern Texas

February 14, 2014
As part of its commitment to U.S. manufacturing, Mazak Corporation will broaden its sales, service, and applications support in Northern Texas as InterTech Machine Tool Sales president Bernie Lopez retires from the industry as Mazak’s long-time distributor in the Dallas/Fort Worth...

Slone Gear International, Inc. Named Rookie Business of the Year for Dayton, Ohio

February 14, 2014
The Dayton Business Journal named Slone Gear as their choice for Rookie Business of the Year at their annual 2013 awards program. The prestigious black-tie gala honors companies and business leaders across the Miami Valley who have outperformed their competition. Slone Gear edged out the other...

Walter Announces New Channel Development Team

February 14, 2014
As part of an overall restructuring of its sales organization, Walter USA, LLC has announced the creation of a Channel Development Team. The team will be led by Bob Trent and will be comprised of four specialists focused on the various sales channels in which Walter goes to market. The team will...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Performance-Based Gear Metrology by Dr. Bill Mark

February 14, 2014
Performance-Based Gear Metrology is a mathematically rigorous explanation of how manufacturing deviations and damage on the working surfaces of gear teeth cause transmission-error contributions to vibration excitations. Some gear-tooth working-surface manufacturing deviations of significant...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason Unveils New Gear Inspection Solution at IPTEX 2014

February 14, 2014
Gleason will introduce its latest Analytical Gear Inspection System, the 300GMS, along with advanced tooling and global customer support services at IPTEX this year, taking place at the Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai, India February 27–March 1. On display in Booth P3 will be the Gleason...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: R&P Metrology Announces CMM Capabilities For Portable Gear Inspection

February 14, 2014
R&P Metrology GmbH announced new measurement capabilities for the RPG PM 750/1250 Portable Gear Metrology machines. When the system is used with the available docking station, it is capable of a full range of 3D prismatic metrology. The RPG PM 750/1250 Portable Gear Metrology system now can...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: EXSYS Introduces PRECI-FLEX Compensating Clutch for Okuma Machines

February 14, 2014
EXSYS Tool, Inc.’s new Preci-Flex Compensating Clutch system for Okuma CNC turning centers enables users to “float” away misalignment between turret drive motors and toolholders, leading to smoother operation, better surface finishes and longer tool life. The Preci-Flex...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Röhm Chucking System Delivers Quick-change Capability

February 14, 2014
The DURO-NCSE Flex power chuck from Röhm Products of America provides a quick and simple way to change out jaws and clamping tools. Especially beneficial to those shops needing frequent clamping tool changes, the power chuck system allows them to switch from mandrels to collet chucks to...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Solar Manufacturing Delivers Custom Designed Vacuum Furnace to Major Specialized Coating Services Company

February 14, 2014
Solar Manufacturing recently delivered and successfully started-up a uniquely designed vacuum furnace required by a major specialized coating services company. Working with the customer on specific concerns of their cobalt and nickel based coating processes, Solar Manufacturing engineers provided...

Mazak Southwest Event to Showcase Innovations in Oil and Gas Part Production

January 17, 2014
Mazak invites oil and gas and other large part manufacturers to its Discover More With Mazak event taking place Jan. 15 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST at the company’s Southwest Technology Center in Houston, Texas. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience the latest and most...

Seco/Warwick Engineers Overcome Low Temperature Challenge in Vacuum Furnace for U.S.-Based Global Manufacturer

January 17, 2014
Seco/Warwick Corp. recently delivered a vacuum furnace to a U.S.-based global industrial manufacturer that has overcome the issue of tight temperature uniformity in a vacuum at low temperatures. The furnace will operate at 800° F and maintain a +/- 10° F temperature uniformity with...

Gleason Aquiring IMS Koepfer Cutting Tools Gmbh

January 17, 2014
Gleason Corporation announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire IMS Koepfer Cutting Tools GmbH of Eisenbach, Germany from IMS Gear GmbH and Koepfer Verzahnungsmaschinen GmbH. IMS Koepfer Cutting Tools is a producer of high-quality gear cutting tools and related products and services....

DMG Mori USA Opens DMG Mori Sales for New Direct Operations

January 17, 2014
DMG Mori USA will conclude its relationship with Maruka, a distributor of DMG Mori machines in six states. The separation was effective January 1st, 2014. While the two companies will sustain an international relationship, each will pursue other opportunities within the United States. DMG Mori...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason Surface Finish Measurement Retrofit Package For Analytical Gear Inspection Systems

January 17, 2014
Gleason Corporation’s GMM and GMS® Series of Analytical Gear Inspection Systems currently in service can be easily updated with a new Gleason field retrofit package to give them an advanced surface finish measurement capability as part of their normal gear inspection...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Geometric Provides End-to-End Seamless Integration with CAMWorks

January 17, 2014
Geometric, a leader in developing advanced manufacturing software, has launched the 2014 version of its leading intuitive solids-based CNC programming solution, CAMWorks. With the addition of true G-code simulation, CAMWorks is the most complete CAD/CAM solution fully integrated end-to-end solution...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Methods Machine Tools Introduces Single Spindle, Single Turret Multitasking Turning Center

January 17, 2014
Methods Machine Tools, Inc. has introduced the Nakamura-Tome AS-200 High Performance Multitasking Turning Center featuring a single spindle/single turret in a heavy duty and compact machine for exceptional value. The standard package is well equipped with a powerful milling drive, together with a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: EXSYS Tool, Inc. Releases World‘s Smallest Capto Interface

January 17, 2014
EXSYS Tool, Inc. recently introduced the Eppinger Capto base holder, referring to it as the world’s smallest Capto interface with the fastest tool changeover times for enhancing efficiency and productivity in CNC turning operations.   When compared to traditional designs, the compact...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason 300GMS Analytical Gear Inspection System

January 17, 2014
Gleason Corporation has introduced the latest addition to the highly successful GMS line, the 300GMS Analytical Gear Inspection System. The 300GMS enables faster complete inspection of automotive, aerospace and other smaller gears, as well as gear cutting tools and non-gear parts. The latest...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sumitomo's GND Grooving Toolholders Reduce Vibration

December 11, 2013
New GND Grooving Tool Holders from Sumitomo Electric Carbide, Inc. are engineered to reduced chatter and eliminate vibration. Featuring high rigidity bodies and single-piece special steel construction, the GND produces less chatter and eliminates vibration. GND tool holders also deliver steady...

Gleason Announces Power Skiving Solutions

December 10, 2013
Gleason Corporation has announced their complete set of power skiving solutions, providing an economical process suited for the production of internal gears, and for all gears with interfering contours and features. By combining machine, cutting tool, and power skiving process expertise, Gleason...

Klingelnberg Receives Two Of Tekom's Renowned Documentation Awards

December 10, 2013
Klingelnberg once again received two awards for its outstanding operating instruction quality at the ceremony for the renowned tekom documentation award on November 7th, 2013, in Wiesbaden, Germany. The European professional association for technical communication, tekom (Gesellschaft für...

Solar Atmospheres Update

December 10, 2013
• William R. Jones, CEO of Solar Atmospheres, Inc. received the Heritage Award at the Metal Treating Institute (MTI) Fall Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 12th. This prestigious award is given in recognition of the individual’s lifetime commitment to the betterment of the...

R&P Metrology Announces New Capabilities For Portable Gear Inspection

December 10, 2013
R&P Metrology GmbH announced their new measurement capabilities for the RPG PM 750/1250 Portable Gear Metrology machines. Now, users are able to accurately check spur and helical gears of unlimited size without the need for a rotary table. According to Hans Rauth, president of R&P...

Kluberbio Gear and Stern Tube Lubricants from Kluber Lubrication Receive European Ecolabel Approval

December 10, 2013
Klüber Lubrication has announced that its Klüberbio EG 2 gear oil for thrusters and Klüberbio RM 2 stern tube oil now carry the European Ecolabel, signifying compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP). The EU...

Röhm Names Matthew Mayer CEO of North American Division

December 10, 2013
Röhm GmbH, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-quality clamping and gripping technology, recently appointed Matthew Mayer to the position of chief executive officer for its North American division, Röhm Products of America. The Germany-based company selected Mayer for...