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GMTA News of Note

June 10, 2014
• Effective immediately for North America, GMTA (German Machine Tools of America) now represents two additional lines of quality German machines.  Agreements have been finalized for GMTA to handle the Rosink line of parts washers plus the Arnold line of laser welding machines. According...

U.S. Patent Office Publishes Solar Manufacturing Patent Application

June 10, 2014
The management of Solar Manufacturing Inc. and affiliate company Solar Atmospheres Inc. has announced that Solar Manufacturing inventors Robert J. Wilson and Robert F. Daley were notified by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that their Patent Application, Publication No. US2014/0042678 A1, for a...

Seco to Spotlight Solutions for Composite Machining at THE BIG M

June 10, 2014
At THE BIG M manufacturing convergence event, taking place June 9–12 in Detroit, Mich., Seco Tools, LLC will showcase innovative milling and drilling tools and techniques that bring increased cutting performance to the machining of composite-based components in booth 330. Among the...

EMAG Showcases Complete Portfolio of Technologies at IMTS 2014

June 10, 2014
At IMTS 2014, EMAG will feature Manufacturing Systems for Precision Metal Components. Multiple machines from its new modular standard VL and VT product families will be on display. These Modular Standard Machines offer a system approach that is advantageous to establishing a highly efficient...

Parker Industries and Star-SU, LLC

June 10, 2014
Effective June 2, 2014, product inquiries, quotes, and resulting orders formerly handled by Parker Industries will be directed and managed by Star SU, LLC. Additionally, Bruce Cowley will join Star SU as regional sales manager covering Southern Ohio, Eastern Kentucky, and all of West Virginia, and...

MSI Sells Machinery and Tooling Supply to DXP

June 10, 2014
Machinery Systems Inc. (MSI) has announced the sale of its Machinery Tooling & Supply company to DXP Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXPE).  Headquartered in Houston, Texas, DXP Enterprises is a publicly traded industrial distributor of technical products and services for MRO (maintenance,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Gear Grinding Wheel From Burka-Kosmos

June 10, 2014
The MIRA ICE product line of gear grinding wheels was developed in order to meet the requirements of profile grinding larger gears. A new approach in the development of this grinding wheel enables results to be achieved in terms of economic efficiency and cool grinding that were previously unheard...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: ROHM Offers New Version of F-senso Measuring Device

June 10, 2014
A new version of the F-senso spindle pull-in force measuring device from RÖHM Products of America is engineered for use with clamping systems for smaller tool shanks including HSK A 25, A 32 and A 40 and steep taper SK [CAT/BT] 30. Initially introduced for shank sizes from HSK 50 – HSK...

Gleason Acquires Distech Systems Inc.

June 9, 2014
Gleason Corporation today 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...

Geometric to Preview CAMWorks at IMTS 14

June 9, 2014
Geometric’s CAMWorks® Infuses a Sense of Urgency With ‘Quicker Is Better’ at IMTS 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,...

Corvette Stingray and Silverado Win 2014 North American Car and Truck of The Year

June 9, 2014
Ingenuity has its rewards. Announced on January 13, 2014, at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, the all-new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Chevrolet Silverado have earned the titles of 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year, respectively. This marks only the...

NASA's Orion Spacecraft is Ready to Feel the Heat

June 9, 2014
  Engineers completed installing the heat shield on NASA’s Orion spacecraft ahead of its first trip to space in December. The...

Fred Haas Appointed as Technical Sales Representative at Machine Tool Builders

June 9, 2014
As of May 27, 2014…Machine Tool Builders (aka MTB) appointed Fred Haas to the position of Technical Sales Representative to support customers with rebuilds, recontrols parts and service. Fred comes to Machine Tool Builders with over 20 years of hands-on experience in operations and...

Methods Machine Tools to Host "Metal Storm 2014"

May 15, 2014
June 11–12 Methods Machine Tools, Inc. announced they are hosting Metal Storm 2014, a major open house event that will take place June 11-12, 2014 from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. each day at the company’s headquarters and corporate technology center at 71 Union Avenue in Sudbury,...

Gleason Gear Solutions Forum Attracts Visitors from 30 Countries

May 15, 2014
Gleason Corporation has announced the completion of the Gear Solutions Forum at its Gleason-Pfauter facility in Ludwigsburg Germany. Gleason hosted approximately 600 visitors from 30 countries over a three day period with a comprehensive display of the latest technologies in gear production and a...

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

May 15, 2014
• GMTA has announced 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 Careers (LIC)...

Seco to Showcase Advanced Milling Solutions at AmeriMold 2014

May 15, 2014
At AmeriMold 2014, June 11 and 12 in Novi, Mich., Seco Tools, LLC will showcase a wide variety of high-performance cutting tool solutions for high feed, square shoulder, face and copy milling applications in booth 716. Applications engineers will also be available to discuss productivity-boosting...

Ipsen Builds Large Vertical Vacuum Furnace for Precision Metal Forming (PMF) Industries, Inc.

May 15, 2014
PMF Industries in Pennsylvania has selected Ipsen to manufacture a vertical MetalMaster vacuum heat treatment system. PMF will use this furnace to manufacture stainless steel, flow-formed products for the aerospace industry. This particular MetalMaster vacuum furnace has a 48” x 84”...

H-D Advanced Manufacturing Appoints Donald A. Brown as President and Chief Executive Officer of Overton Chicago Gear Corporation

May 15, 2014
H-D Advanced Manufacturing Company (H-D), a heavy duty industrial company focused on high-precision manufactured products used in motion control and other applications, has announced that Donald A. Brown has been appointed president and chief executive officer of its subsidiary, Overton Chicago...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Solution for Worm-Gear Machining Triples Throughput, Eliminates Hobbing

May 15, 2014
Ingersoll has developed a new worm-machining process based on an inexpensive replaceable carbide-tipped milling tool that can cut cycle time by 3-to-1 and triple the tool service interval. Moreover, it does away with the hobbing machine and all the supply-chain issues associated with re-grindable...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Norton Abrasives' Vitrium3 Promotes Excellent Grain Adhesion, Improved Product Versatility

May 15, 2014
Norton Abrasives, a brand of Saint-Gobain and a world leader in abrasives for over 125 years, has developed and launched Norton Vitrium3, engineered for maximum performance and cost savings in precision grinding. An entirely new abrasives platform, Norton Vitrium3 features a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: HDP 125 and HDO 125: New Intermediate Sizes for Parallel and Bevel Helical Gearboxes

May 15, 2014
The Bonfiglioli heavy-duty parallel and bevel helical gearboxes HDP and HDO are now more competitive thanks to the incoming new 125 size. HDP 125 and HDO 125 are available in 2, 3 and 4 stages, with a range of reduction ratios from 1:9 to 1:500. They feature an output torque above 49kNm. It...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Bodine 34B-WX Gearmotors Now Comply with Class I, Division 2 Standards for Use in Hazardous Locations

May 15, 2014
Bodine Electric Company now offers versions of their popular 34B-WX brushless DC (EC) gearmotors that are ETL listed and comply with National Electrical Code Class I, Division 2 safety standards. Designed to reduce the risk of accidental fires or explosions in hazardous locations, these gearmotors...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Rohm Enhances Manual Lathe Chucks

May 15, 2014
The ZG and ZS manual lathe chucks from Röhm Products of America feature enhanced designs that include control edges for adjustability, safety adapters to regulate force and spray water rims that protect machine tool spindles. The control edges on the chuck bodies allow for fast and simple...

Koepfer America Becomes First North American Exclusive Distributor for C.L.C. Heavy-Duty Gear Machines

April 14, 2014
Koepfer America, L.L.C. has announced its partnership with C.L.C. SRL as the manufacturer’s first exclusive distributor in North America. C.L.C., of Cadelbosco Sopra, Italy, manufacturers a wide range of heavy-duty machines for hobbing (vertical and horizontal) and shaping of gears from 200 mm...

Gleason and SMT Partnership Provides Engineers with Complete Design System for Bevel and Hypoid Gears

April 14, 2014
Gleason Corporation (Rochester, New York) and Smart Manufacturing Technology Ltd. (SMT) (Nottingham, UK), have announced the release of the first phase of their strategic global partnership. New versions of SMT’s premier full-system transmission design and analysis software (MASTA) and...

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...