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Klingelnberg Group Once Again Awarded Renowned Documentation Prize

December 5, 2012
The Klingelnberg Group has received awards for the second year in succession for the quality of its operating instructions. The company received prizes for all four of its submitted operating instructions. “Due to the technical complexity of our machines, we naturally provide the users with...

Hunter Automated Makes Donation to Foundry Scholarship Fund

December 5, 2012
Hunter Automated Machinery recently announced a donation to the Foundry Educational Foundation (FEF), raising the current endowment to $25,000, in memory of Al Hunter, founder of the company and father of current owner Bill Hunter. Bill made this donation on August 9, presenting a check to the FEF...

Gleason and SMT Form Strategic Partnership for Gear Design and Manufacturing Systems

December 5, 2012
Gleason Corporation (Rochester, New York) and Smart Manufacturing Technology (SMT) (Nottingham, UK) have formed a global strategic partnership to provide gear manufacturers worldwide a complete design-to-manufacturing system. Gleason and SMT will offer a system that seamlessly integrates...

New CEO Takes Helm at EFD Induction Group

December 5, 2012
Bjørn Eldar Petersen, a Norwegian executive with over 20 years of experience in the global automotive industry, has been appointed CEO of the EFD Induction Group. Petersen takes over from Eivin Jørgensen, who, as planned, has stepped down on his 60th birthday. “I’m honored...

Ipsen Ships 12 Bar TITAN—to Indonesia

December 5, 2012
Ipsen, Inc., continuing its strong overseas partnerships, shipped a TITAN H2 12 bar furnace to a die-manufacturing customer for the medical industry located in Bandung, Indonesia. The furnace had a work zone size of 18” x 18” x 24” (455 mm x 455 mm x 610 mm) and a hearth gross...

New Website and IMTS Follow-up for GMTA

December 5, 2012
German Machine Tools of America (the former American-Wera) has rolled out its new website, www.gmtamerica.com, which includes details on the name change and all the lines of high-quality German machine tools represented by the company, with links to those manufacturers’ sites, operational...

Seco Tools Among Best Companies to Work For

December 5, 2012
For the fourth year in a row, corp! Magazine has named Seco Tools one of “Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For,” an honor that comes by providing a highly motivating and rewarding work experience to employees.   Seco, a leading provider of...

Ipsen Hires New Vice President of Finance

December 5, 2012
Ipsen, Inc. welcomes Kenneth Maher as the new Vice President of Finance, replacing Matt Arndt, who was recently promoted to CEO of Ipsen China.Maher’s office is located at Ipsen’s facility in Cherry Valley and he reports to Geoffrey Somary, president and CEO of Ipsen USA. Maher is...

Machine Tool Builders Expands its Manufacturing Facilities

December 5, 2012
Centrally located near Rockford in Northern Illinois, Machine Tool Builders, a remanufacturer and re-controller of gear-cutting and grinding equipment, is expanding its facility to accommodate growth and provide ample space for rebuilding numerous large machines simultaneously. MTB’s new...

New VP of OEM Sales at Inductoheat, Inc.

December 5, 2012
Inductoheat, Inc. Madison Heights, MI, has appointed John B. Maher as the vice president of OEM Sales. Mr. Maher has worked in industrial sales & management for more than 23 years, most recently as marketing manager for Marposs Corporation & President of Artis Systems, Inc. He has a BBA...

Manufacturing Executives Call for a Clear Strategy

December 5, 2012
Recently, the Mid-South chapter of the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) held its 2012 Manufacturing Summit, “Closing the Divide Between Jobs, Policy and Growth.” The event, which was attended by 100 members and their customers, was moderated by MSCI President and CEO M. Robert...

Gilman USA Adds Witt & Associates to Provide Sales Support in the Ohio River Valley

December 5, 2012
Gilman USA has added Witt & Associates, Inc. as an outside manufacturers’ sales representative to cover portions of the Ohio River Valley.Witt & Associates (www.witt.cc) will be promoting Gilman USA’s machine spindles, slides, and other products to Kentucky, most of Indiana...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Polygon Solution's New Rotary Broaching Brake

December 5, 2012
The rotary broaching brake is a new mechanical solution for aligning broached forms in machined products. Rotary broaching is fantastic for making small forms like hexagons and squares in soft materials like aluminum, brass, and mild steel. However, when it comes to aligning multiple holes using a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: SandvikCoromant Introduces New Versatile, High-Performance CoroDrill 460-XM

December 5, 2012
SandvikCoromant has overseen the launch of the CoroDrill 460-XM. The new drill is a multi-application, high-performance drill that can be used across a wide range of materials. This drill provides high capacity utilization, flexibility, and versatility. With one drill for all materials, stock...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Acculube Selected by Castrol to Distribute Elite New Bio-based Lubricants

December 5, 2012
Acculube, distributor for Castrol, Exxon Mobil, and other leading global brands of industrial fluids, has been appointed one of just a few distributors nationwide who are authorized to sell and service Castrol’s new Performance Biolubes product line. The Performance Biolubes technology...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Precision Honing Supplies Catalog Available from Sunnen

December 5, 2012
Sunnen Products' new 192-page Precision Honing Supplies catalog is a complete guide for making perfect holes. Broken into 12 tabbed sections, the catalog opens with a handy selection guide and follows with full details on mandrels, tooling, abrasives, machine accessories, gaging, filters, honing...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Romax Launches Next Generation Gearbox and Driveline Conceptual Design and Optimization Package

December 5, 2012
Romax Technology has launched a revolutionary new concept design software package that will dramatically increase speed, quality, creativity, and innovation when designing gearboxes and drivelines. Called ‘Concept’, the new product delivers on the Romax vision of streamlining the...

MAG Completes First Giant U6 Portal Mill

October 4, 2012
One of MAG’s newest product developments, the giant 6-axis U6 bridge-type portal mill, is completing its runoff in Hebron, KY, prior to shipping later this year. The massive machine, which weighs nearly 154 MT (170 tons), is outfitted with five interchangeable cutting heads, including two...

Mitutoyo America Corporation Joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

October 4, 2012
The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced that Mitutoyo America Corporation has joined the organization as its ninth industry member.Headquartered in Aurora, Ill., Mitutoyo America Corporation offers a full line of precision measuring tools, instruments and related...

EOS Names Tim Morris New VP of North America

October 4, 2012
As additive manufacturing matures into an increasingly mainstream manufacturing technology, EOS—the technology and market leader for design-driven integrated e-Manufacturing solutions—has announced the appointment of Tim Morris as Vice President, EOS of North America, Inc.“Tim...

OMAX' Corporation Named to Inc. Magazine's Fastest-Growing Private Companies

October 4, 2012
OMAX Corporation, the leader in the design and manufacture of advanced abrasive waterjet machines and accessories, was recently named to Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America. This marks the second time OMAX has earned a spot on the coveted list, which...

Eriez' Announces Promotion of Nicole Skias

October 4, 2012
Eriez® announces that Nicole Skias is the new product engineering manager for the Eriez Hydroflow® line. In this new role, the mechanical engineers and designers within the Hydroflow product line will report to Skias. Skias joined Eriez in 2006 as a Mechanical Engineer in the vibratory...

U.S. Bank Equipment Finance and Star SU Announce Financing Program

October 4, 2012
U.S. Bank Equipment Finance – Manufacturing Vendor Services Group and Star SU LLC announced a new agreement that will support customers in the acquisition of new Star SU machine tool equipment. The new equipment finance and leasing program provides Star SU customers with flexible options that...

Schafer Gear Works Adds New Division

October 4, 2012
Schafer Gear Works has acquired the assets of Dana Holding Corporation’s leisure, all-terrain and utility vehicle axle and differential business including their related manufacturing facilities in Fredericktown, Ohio, and Blacklick, Ohio. The new division of Schafer Gear will be called...

Caterpillar Links Diverse Manufacturing Assets with eLOG Software

October 4, 2012
Real-time information from Freedom eLOG® software on the performance of 77 diverse manufacturing systems at Caterpillar’s Integrated Manufacturing Operations Division (IMOD), Aurora Facility, is helping the operation increase OEE, reduce cost, improve processes, and shorten maintenance...

Mazak Canada Offers CNC Programming Courses in Cambridge and Edmonton

October 4, 2012
Mazak Canada has long offered a comprehensive learning program to assist its manufacturing partners in operating highly productive, profitable businesses. Over the next six months, the company is further enhancing its curriculum by hosting several new MATRIX and SMART CNC programming courses for...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Mahr Releases MarWin—Version 5.0 Software Upgrade

October 4, 2012
Mahr has made the process of surface evaluation better, easier and faster with the release of the latest upgrade to its surface metrology software, MarWin® Version 5.0. The new upgrade includes: a patented new Tangential Elements function for evaluating transitional geometries such as radii,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Elmo Motion Control Gold Servo Drives Expand to Over 65,000 Watts

October 4, 2012
To allow easy expansion, upgrading, replacing or even adding non-Elmo products to the network, the Gold Drum HV is EtherCAT and CANopen compliant and, in conjunction with Elmo’s multi-axis, distributed network motion controller, the Gold Maestro, creates a high-level, real-time, multi-axis...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Remove Solids From Liquid Centrifuges Using Media Free Filtration

October 4, 2012
Solids-from-Liquid Centrifuges are available in manually cleaned basket style (complete with reusable liner) or fully automatic self-cleaning designs for dependable, easy to maintain, media-free filtration solutions. Whether used on a single machine, a component, or as a supplement to a complete...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Norplex-Micarta Announces RT130X Tubing

October 4, 2012
Norplex-Micarta, the leading manufacturer of high performance thermoset composites, introduces RT130X, high strength tubing composed of a glass fabric with an epoxy resin system.RT130X is designed for high electrical and mechanical strength as well as flame resistance. Because of the extra fine...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Free Norton Abrasives App for Grinding Calculations

October 4, 2012
Saint-Gobain Abrasives introduces a Norton Abrasives Grinding App. This application includes three calculators including a wheel speed conversion calculator, as well as a coolant and dressing parameter calculator for abrasives applications. The Norton Grinding App also features a right angle...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Hypertherm Introduces Bevel Process Breakthrough

October 4, 2012
Hypertherm unveils its new edge profiling technology designed to help fabricators and CNC table manufacturers achieve accurate bevel cuts more easily than before. Hypertherm’s bevel technology includes factory tested mild steel cut charts for all Hypertherm HyPerformance HPRXD plasma systems....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Clamp Syle Shaft Collars From Ruland

October 4, 2012
Shaft collars are one of the most versatile machine components with a variety of uses including positioning, guiding, stopping, clamping, and spacing. To overcome common problems with set screw shaft collars, Ruland offers one-piece, two-piece, and quick clamp style shaft collars.Unlike set screw...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Verisurf Unveils New 3DGage Portable CMM

October 4, 2012
The portability and affordability of portable CMM’s combined with 3D model based software is changing design and manufacturing from manual 2D inspection and reverse engineering to highly automated 3D methods that accelerate the process. With the new 3DGage, customers can customize a system to...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Nexen Introduces Industrys Most Compact Harmonic Gearhead

October 4, 2012
Nexen Group, Inc. announces the new Nexen Harmonic Gearhead, which directly replaces much larger, high-ratio planetary gearheads utilizing the latest harmonic, strain wave gearing technology. In addition to its extremely short, compact size, the Harmonic Gearhead has numerous significant advantages...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: MSC Broadens Lineup of Hertel Cutting Tools

October 4, 2012
MSC Industrial Supply Co. (NYSE: MSM) recently added 1,350 new products to its already extensive line of Hertel cutting tools to meet the growing demand for high-quality manufactuing solutions. With more than 11,000 products from which to choose, Hertel represents one of the metalcutting...

Mazak Showcases QUICK TURN NEXUS 450-II MY/LBB at IMTS

September 6, 2012
Mazak announces that it will showcase its QUICK TURN NEXUS 450-II MY/LBB (Long Boring Bar) turning center at IMTS.The machine features an optional 40” long boring bar for rigid and precise deep-hole boring to depths of 31.5”, and because the machine brings unmatched productivity and...

Methods Machine Tools Addresses Shortage of Skilled Manufacturing Workers

September 6, 2012
On June 15, 2012, Methods Machine Tools, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative precision machine tools and automation headquartered in Sudbury, MA, hosted approximately 70 Massachusetts vocational technology students at a manufacturing event at its headquarters. Students from Westfield Vocational...

RP Machine Announces Distribution of Hera CNC Line

September 6, 2012
RP Machine announces it’s exclusive North American distribution of the Hera CNC Gear Hobbing line. The new line consists of hobbing machines from 60mm – 750mm diameter capacity.All vertical machines are rigidly designed using heavy-duty cast iron bases with hardened and precision ground...

Manufacturing Technology Orders Up 8.8% in 2012

September 6, 2012
June U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $462.95 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was down 0.6% from May and down 1.8% when compared with the total of $471.49 million reported...

Reshoring Takes Center Stage at IMTS 2012

September 6, 2012
Bringing manufacturing jobs back to the United States will be a hot topic at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2012.Harry Moser, a 45-year manufacturing industry veteran and founder of the Reshoring Initiative, will present on the topic during the show to help U.S....

Lion Technology Launches New TSCA Online Course

September 6, 2012
The U.S. EPA’s TSCA rules are complex and enforcement is stringent, making a comprehensive understanding of the regulations critical for compliance. The law has broad applicability, subjecting all companies that “manufacture, use, process, distribute, import, or export chemical...

Control System Integrator Guide Explains Benefits of CSIA Certification

September 6, 2012
When industrial automation clients have questions about how to invest in new or updated infrastructure to improve production capacity, a CSIA Certified control system integrator can provide answers. This is according to a new guide, “CSIA Certification: What are the benefits to...

REGO-FIX Enhances Manufacturing Capabilities

September 6, 2012
REGO-FIX recently completed its 75,000 square-foot manufacturing facility expansion in Tenniken, Switzerland, increasing manufacturing capacity for its toolholder manufacturing facility and realizing significant cost savings from its environmentally conscious design.The expansion project increased...

OMAX Names ICS 2000 New Distribution Partner for Spain and Portugal

September 6, 2012
OMAX Corporation recently named ICS 2000 as its new distributor of premium OMAX JetMachining® Centers and versatile MAXIEM® JetCutting Centers in Spain and Portugal.With more than 20 years of experience selling waterjet technology to shops of all sizes, ICS 2000 provides everything from...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Mitsubishi Demonstrates Machines at IMTS Booth N7046

September 6, 2012
Mitsubishi is showcasing the ZE40A generating / form gear grinder and the SE25A CNC gear shaping machine. Long known for its flexibility in job shop use, the SE25A will be put through its high-speed paces, dry shaping gears up to 1800 strokes per minute. The live demo will highlight the dynamic and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: RTE Akustik + Pruftechnik Introduces Sonic

September 6, 2012
RTE Akustik + Prüftechnik from Germany will be at the IMTS 2012 trade fair, booth E-5275-7, to demonstrate its new Sonic™ component-testing technology. The scalable system allows the noise and vibration testing (NVH), the non-destructive acoustic materials testing (acoustic resonant...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Norton QUANTUM X Creepfeed Grinding Wheels at IMTS, Booth N-7051

September 6, 2012
Saint-Gobain Abrasives, the world’s largest abrasives manufacturer, has recently introduced Norton QUANTUM™ X Creepfeed Wheels featuring three proprietary technologies to create the “ultimate” wheel for free-cutting. The leading Norton technologies that comprise QUANTUM X...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: KAPP-NILES Demonstrates Capabilities of ZX 1000 and KX500 FLEX Machines

September 6, 2012
Two grinding machines with flexible process capabilities will be on display at booth N-7036 at IMTS along with KAPP CBN and Diamond-plated tools, and scale models of numerous other machine types for special applications.The  KX 500 FLEX demonstrates how process flexibility optimizes cost and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Banyan Global Technologies and IBS GmbH Returns to IMTS

September 6, 2012
Banyan Global Technologies and IBS will showcase a number of new products at IMTS Booth N-6670.Some equipment on display includes a new indexable hobbing product line for mid-to-large module gears. Module: 5 to 40 (5DP to 0.63DP) class “B” is suitable for protuberance style pre-grinding...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Technifor Introduces the TFG20 Fiber Gantry Laser

September 6, 2012
The TFG20 gantry enclosure is Technifor’s latest laser marking solution. The table (12" x 24" x 6”) with its X and Y axis numeric references, simplifies large batch marking and part serialization. This compact Class 1 laser enclosure (26” x 40” x 18) sits on a bench or cart....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Zagar Workholding Group Features Rotary and Indexing Tables

September 6, 2012
Zagar Workholding Group adds a complete line of rotary and indexing tables to its product offering. Sold under the Zagar brand, the tables are available in various diameters and with right hand or back-mounted AC or DC motors. Standard table diameters range from 4.72 to 12.6 inches (120 mm - 320...