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Solar Manufacturing Launches Podcast Series

June 12, 2013
Solar Manufacturing recently launched a new bimonthly podcast series in cooperation with Industrial Heating called “Vacuum Heat Treat Minute.”  The topics will concentrate on providing helpful tips and new knowledge to vacuum furnace owners and users.The podcasts feature Solar...

Gilman Precision Begins Work with New England Tooling

June 12, 2013
Effective immediately, Gilman Precision will begin working with New England Tooling. They are headquartered in the city of North Hampton, New Hampshire and have eight technical representatives covering New York and New England. New England Tooling will serve as a representative for Gilman products...

DMG/MORI SEIKI Experiences Record Attendance at Innovation Days 2013

June 11, 2013
DMG/MORI SEIKI USA, a leading manufacturer of machine tools, has announced record attendance at its Innovation Days 2013. The event, which ran May 7-10, welcomed 3,208 visitors from more than 10 countries. The attendance represents a 45 percent increase from 2012. This is the ninth year DMG/MORI...

Precision Technology Group Acquires SP Gears

June 11, 2013
The Precision Technology Group has acquired Orpington-based SP Gears, which provides products for clients across the valve, nuclear, rail, marine, and automotive industries. The company has nuclear accreditation, enabling it to service customers in the nuclear new build and refurbishment...

Engis Corporation Celebrates Anniversaries Around the World

June 11, 2013
Engis Corporation, an early pioneer in the use of diamonds for lapping, honing, grinding, and polishing applications, celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2013. Engis manufactures superabrasive finishing systems consisting of machines, tooling, and consumable products. The group prides itself in not...

Sumitomo Drive Technologies Launches New Version of PT Units

June 11, 2013
Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA), U.S. headquarters for Sumitomo Drive Technologies, has now released Version 1.2 of its popular PT Units mobile app. This popular power-transmission industry mobile app has a newly-updated user interface and is now optimized for the latest versions of...

Walter's New Website Simplifies Ordering, Delivers Array of Information

June 11, 2013
Walter has unveiled a redesigned website featuring an expanded range of information and services. The new site, www.walter-tools.com, with its clear page layout and easy to use graphics, embodies Walter’s integrated TOOLSHOP concept, and is designed to simplify and speed-up the ordering of...

EXSYS Tool, Inc. Appoints New Territory Manager for California

June 11, 2013
EXSYS Tool, Inc., a provider of high precision rotary and fixed tool holder solutions for CNC turning centers, recently hired Mike Englebrecht to be its territory manager for California. In this newly-created role, Englebrecht will further enhance the company’s sales and support functions as...

Michigan Manufacturing International: New Name, New Website

June 11, 2013
Michigan Mechanical, a leading broad line supplier of high-quality mechanical assemblies and components, is pleased to announce the company’s new name: Michigan Manufacturing International (MMI). The new name provides a more accurate description of the company’s services and reflects...

PECo Wins 2013 Better Business Bureau Eclipse Integrity Award

June 11, 2013
PECo was announced as the winner of the Better Business Bureau’s Eclipse Integrity Award in the 100+ employees category. These awards honor businesses and nonprofits for their management practices, business relationships, promotional efforts and reputation. PECo was the only heavy...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Dimensions for the Measurement of Gears

June 11, 2013
The new WGT 280 Wenzel offers a gear measuring machine for the fast and efficient analysis of small gears up to a maximum diameter of 280 mm. Because of its compact construction and small footprint, it can be easily integrated into existing processes. The easy-to-access measuring volume allows a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: ZEOZORB: Innovative Desiccant Breathers for Gearbox Protection

June 11, 2013
Drytech Inc., a manufacturer of moisture control systems for the aerospace and defense industry, is proud to announce the launch of its ZEOZORB desiccant breathers for long-term protection from oil contamination and harmful effects of moisture. Contaminant prevention has always been a concern...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Leistritz Offers Quality Line of Keyseaters for Producing Straight and Accurate Keyways

June 11, 2013
If there ever was a process taken for granted, it is Keyseating. This fundamental and traditional method to cut keyways in bores has been stagnant and without development for many decades. Yet the quality and sophistication of the components with keyways have greatly improved through smaller...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: MTI Systems Releases Costimator Software Version 12

June 11, 2013
MTI Systems, Inc., a worldwide provider of cost estimating software and should cost estimating services, recently announced the release of Costimator® version 12. For decades, this dynamic cost estimating software has provided manufacturers a better way to estimate and quote parts more...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New HU63EX HMC from Mitsui Seiki USA Offers Precision, Power, and Torque

June 11, 2013
The new HU63EX horizontal machining center from Mitsui Seiki USA, Inc. is engineered to boost metalworking productivity through a combination of precision, power, and torque. The 17,000kg (37,400lb) machine has a footprint of 2,900mm (116") x 3,180mm (127"), with X, Y and Z axes travels of 900mm,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Methods Machine Tools Announces Upgrades for CAMplete TurnMill Software

June 11, 2013
Methods Machine Tools, Inc. is introducing Version 6.0 of its CAMplete TurnMill software for Nakamura-Tome Multitasking Turning Centers. The new version includes several upgrades for greater macro language support, improved error handling, increased post processing capabilities, and more. CAMplete...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Ingersoll Announces Gold-Max4 Super-Finishing Face Mill

June 11, 2013
Ingersoll is pleased to announce the arrival of their newest Super-finishing face mill, Gold-Max4 FFin. The generous .300" wide crowned wiper provides high quality finishes with superior flatness, eliminating the need for finish grinding operations. While most MicroMill finishing inserts are...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: DMG / MORI SEIKI Offers MTConnect V1.1 Adapters on New Machine Shipments

June 11, 2013
As of June 1st, 2013, all new DMG/MORI SEIKI machines equipped with MAPPS control come installed with an MTConnect Standard V1.1 compliant MTConnect Adapter. With pre-installed MTConnect Adapters, DMG/MORI SEIKI customers will have a plug-and-play solution that allows easy, real-time monitoring of...

Gear Finishing School Features Multi-Layered Learning Environment

May 3, 2013
The sixth annual KAPP-NILES Rocky Mountain Gear Finishing School (RMGFS) will be held October 16, 17, and 18 in Boulder, Colo. The school is designed to benefit gear manufacturing engineers, machine operators, and production managers, as well as gear designers. The opening presentation, “Gear...

Wenzel America Announces New Partnership with Liebherr Gear

May 3, 2013
Wenzel America proudly announces their new partnership with Liebherr Gear Technology, Inc., an international leader in the manufacture of gear cutting machinery and the supply of technically advanced products and services. Liebherr will exclusively represent the Wenzel GearTec product line in the...

GMTA News

May 3, 2013
Below is a selection of GMTA news briefs. German Machine Tools of America, founded in 1991 as the U.S. subsidiary of Wera Werk in Wuppertal, Germany and based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, today represents various lines of German machine tools and metal fabricating equipment, including gear cutting and...

Delta Inspection Awarded Prestigious ISO 17025:2005 Designation

May 3, 2013
Delta Inspection, the newest company of the Delta Family of Companies, located in Livonia, Mich. is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious ISO 17025:2005 designation by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). ISO/IEC 17025 was first issued in 1999 by the...

MTB Official Representative of Sales and Service for Burri Gear Grinding

May 3, 2013
Machine Tool Builders (MTB), a remanufacturer and recontroller of gear-cutting and grinding equipment, has been appointed as official representative of sales and service for Burri Gear Grinding equipment in North America. Burri Machine Tools GmbH & Co.KG (Burri-Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH & Co....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Get a Grip on Precision with New OML Workholding Catalog

May 3, 2013
The new “Get a Grip on Precision” catalog from Lexair is a comprehensive guide to a unique line of productivity-boosting workholding devices from OML. The catalog includes the Genius precision 5-axis vise with 9000 lbf clamp force at the top of the jaws, the MC modular clamping system...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Oelheld U.S. Introduces AquaTec 5001

May 3, 2013
AquaTec 5001 is a high-performance synthetic metalworking fluid specifically designed for moderate work on cemented carbides. The oil-free AquaTec 5001 contains a highly effective combination of inhibitors that significantly reduces leaching of cobalt and nickel binders. AquaTec 5001 also provides...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sumitomo Drive Technologies Launches New Mobile Website

May 3, 2013
Sumitomo Drive Technologies is excited to introduce the mobile optimized version of their global website, www.sumitomodrive.com, which launched in February of this year. The global website now features a mobile-friendly, responsive layout for tablet and smartphone use that streamlines mobile...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Workhorse Bolt-On Trunnion Tables Bring Forth Full Potential of 4-Axis Machining Centers

May 3, 2013
The TrunnionTable.com Stallion 9\20 and 9\23 tables allow users to exploit the rotary fourth-axis capability of horizontal and vertical machining centers, and deliver a low-cost path to higher productivity and improved accuracy. The bolt-on trunnions are work-ready right out of the box, with...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Technologically-Advanced Fluids Make CIMCOOL Products Global Leader for Industrial Applications

May 3, 2013
With products that boast results including four to five timeslonger sump life; up to 300% improved tool life; an increase in productivity; excellent rancidity control; greatly reduced concentrate usage; and operator-friendly use, CIMCOOL Fluid Technology offers some of the most...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Indexable Cutters from BIG Kaiser Optimize Productivity

May 3, 2013
BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc. introduces the new R-Cutter (Pat. P) and BF-Cutter from BIG Daishowa. The R-Cutter is an ultra high feed front and back radius chamfering mill which features high rake angles that reduce cutting resistance and minimize burr generation. The radius chamfering mill is...

Gleason Cutting Tools Corporation Recognized as a John Deere Partner-Level Supplier

April 4, 2013
Gleason Corporation has announced that its Gleason Cutting Tools Corporation facility in Rockford, Illinois has earned Partner-level status in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. This status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating.  Suppliers who participate in Deere...

Kapp Technologies Named North American Distributor for R&P Metrology of Aschaffenburg, Germany

April 4, 2013
KAPP Technologies has announced it will be the distributor of R&P Metrology GmbH for North America. Founded by Hans Rauth and Chris Pumm, R&P Metrology designs and builds gear metrology equipment, concentrating on medium and large parallel axis gears, bevel gears, tools, shafts, bearing...

American Firm Timken Acquires Interlube

April 4, 2013
Plymouth-based Interlube Systems, Ltd has been acquired by American company Timken for an undisclosed sum. From its headquarters on St. Modwen Road in the Parkway Industrial Estate, Interlube employs 90 people and turned over around $13 million.The company, which makes and markets automated...

Discover More With Mazak

April 4, 2013
The Discover More With Mazak–Southeast event will focus on part manufacturing solutions, specifically for those shops working in the aerospace, automotive, medical, and other key regional industries. The two-day event is scheduled for April 30 – May 1 at the Mazak Southeast Regional...

DMG/Mori Seiki USA to Host its Biggest In-House Event Yet

April 4, 2013
Manufacturing businesses across all industries won’t want to miss one of the most important machining events of the year: Innovation Days 2013, held at the DMG / Mori Seiki USA headquarters outside of Chicago, May 7-10. This event is set to be the machine-tool maker’s biggest U.S....

AA Gear & Manufacturing Welcomes Ross Wegryn-Jones as Account Manager

April 4, 2013
AA Gear & Manufacturing is pleased to welcome Ross Wegryn-Jones to their team as account manager. Reporting to Aaron Remsing, AA gear sales manager, Wegryn-Jones will be responsible for marketing and support of established accounts and development of new business for AA Gear & Manufacturing...

Jamie Jones Promoted To Vice President of Operations Of Solar Atmospheres Of Eastern PA; Dorran Schultz Named New Project Engineer

April 4, 2013
Solar Atmospheres of Eastern PA recently named Jamie Jones as its new vice president of operations. Jones has been with the company for 19 years in a variety of departments and served as General Manager of Operations for the past seven years. In his new role, Jones will oversee the day-to-day...

Ron Person Joins KlĂĽber Lubrication North America L.P.

April 4, 2013
Klüber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, announces that Ron Person has joined its North American operations as director of business development for oil and gas. In his new role, Person will be responsible for further developing application-specific support and...

Midwestern Champions of Manufacturing Celebrate 25th Anniversary

April 4, 2013
Shelton Machinery, a family-owned distributor and total solutions partner for the manufacturing industries of Indiana and Kentucky, celebrated 25 years of success on February 22. Established by Jim Shelton in 1988, Shelton Machinery represents large international companies such as Mazak...

Methods Machine Tools Wins Top 2012 FEELER Sales Award

April 4, 2013
Methods Machine Tools, Inc., (www.methodsmachine.com) a leading supplier of innovative precision machine tools, has received an award for highest sales of FEELER machines in 2012 at FEELER’S annual awards banquet that was held in Taichung, Taiwan, where 600 attendees gathered on January...

Mitsubishi to Feature Range of Machining Technologies at EASTEC

April 4, 2013
MC Machinery will have a complement of metalcutting machines on hand at the upcoming EASTEC Eastern States Exposition, to be held May 14 to 16 in West Springfield, MA. These machines are representative of the high quality EDM, milling center, and waterjet technologies available from MC...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Economical New Production CNC Tool and Cutter Grinder

April 4, 2013
The new, affordable ANCA MX5 CNC tool and cutter grinder will be demonstrated at EASTEC Booth 1152.  Designed with the volume end-mill producer in mind, the MX5 also has the flexibility to produce mixed batches.  Providing all the rigidity, stability and accuracy characteristics of other...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Emuge Introduces New Extensive Thread Gage Line

April 4, 2013
Emuge Corp., the leader in thread cutting technology, has introduced a comprehensive line of precision fixed limit thread gages consisting of GO/NO-GO plug gages that are manufactured to ANSI/ASME B1.2 (Unified Inch) and ANSI/ASME B1.16M (Metric M) standards. A Certificate of Accuracy is available...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: VFS HEQ (Horizontal External Quench) and HIQ (Horizontal Internal Quench) Series from Ipsen

April 4, 2013
Ipsen believes in upholding standards, and that is just what they’ve done with the VFS HEQ (Horizontal External Quench) and HIQ (Horizontal Internal Quench) series. The VFS brand is still strong, and has maintained its loyal customer base. VFS provides consistent performance and reliability,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: S41 CNC Universal Cylindrical Grinder: Extreme Speed, Accuracy, and Cost-Effectiveness

April 4, 2013
United Grinding Technologies (UGT) announces the new Studer S41 CNC universal cylindrical grinder, featuring outstanding technology, and cost-effectiveness. The machine grinds with superior precision and at extreme metal removal rates.  In addition, the longitudinal and cross slide, as well as...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: BIG Kaiser Brings Flexible Workholding to 5-axis Machine Tables

April 4, 2013
BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling, Inc. has strengthened and expanded its Unilock line of 5-axis workholding product offerings. These multi-axis workholding products are designed to provide flexibility and functionality for 5-axis machining and 5-sided machining via multiple part transfers. These...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Walter Surface Technologies Launches ZIP ONE: World’s Highest Performance Extra Thin 1mm Cut-Off Wheel

April 4, 2013
Walter Surface Technologies (WST), a world leader in surface treatment technologies, is pleased to announce ZIP ONE, the highest performance extra thin cut-off wheel on the market. “Many of our clients have been asking us for a thinner version of our current leading cutting wheels. Our...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: VT-650 Vertical CNC Lathe from Hwacheon Machine Tools at EASTEC 2013

April 4, 2013
Hwacheon Machinery will be demonstrating at EASTEC Booth 1034 with its new distributor INIRAM Precision Machinery its The VT-650 with a maximum cutting diameter of 31.44” and 1500-rpm (optional 2000-rpm) spindle drive is designed for high productivity, high accuracy machining and integration...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Front-Actuated Pneumatic Jaw Chuck Brings Automatic Workholding with Monster Grip Force to Manual or CNC Teach Lathes, Indexers and Rotary Tables

April 4, 2013
The Systec front-actuated pneumatically powered jaw chuck from Lexair is an ideal automation upgrade for manual lathes, as well as rotary tables and indexers that require higher grip force for difficult applications. The self-contained air-open/air-close chucks are available in five sizes from...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Direct Gear Design by Alexander L. Kapelevich Available from CRC Press

April 4, 2013
Over the last several decades, gearing development has focused on improvements in materials, manufacturing technology and tooling, thermal treatment, and coatings and lubricants. In contrast, gear design methods have remained frozen in time, as the vast majority of gears are designed with standard...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Triag 5axesCLAMP

April 4, 2013
Advanced Machine & Engineering announces the TRIAG 5axesCLAMP.  The machine spindle of 5-axis machines often has difficulty reaching all areas of a complex part using conventional workholding technology.  TRIAG’s 5axesCLAMP solves that problem.  Part of TRIAG’s...

Gleason Installs 10 Meter Capacity Hobber in China

April 2, 2013
Gleason Corporation  announced the successful installation of a P 8000/10000 Gear Hobber at Changzhou Tianshan Heavy Industry Machinery Co. Ltd., in Changzhou, China.     The machine  has the capacity to produce spur and helical gears up to 10 meters in outside...

Solar Atmospheres of Western Pennsylvania Offers $1,500 Scholarship as Heat Treater of the Year

March 7, 2013
Solar Atmospheres of Western Pennsylvania is awarding a $1,500 education scholarship for college sophomores or juniors studying metallurgy or materials science. This scholarship is part of the Commercial Heat Treater of the Year Award recently presented to Solar Atmospheres of Western PA by the...