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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Nexen Expands Line of High-Torque Servo Motor Brakes

December 10, 2013
Nexen Group, Inc. has launched an expansion of their Eclipse® line to offer more than 140 variations of spring-engaged, air-released servo motor brakes for a wider range of servo motors. Eclipse brakes offer four times the torque of internal servo motor brakes, and offer at least 20-50% more...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Walter Introduces New Product Code Online Search Tool

December 10, 2013
With the launch of its new website, Walter has provided a new virtual tool titled Product Code Search, an online search function for Walter tools which uses the name or order number of the tools as the search criteria. Users planning machining tasks can call up all of the available tool drawings...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Geometric Launches CAMWorks 2014

December 10, 2013
Geometric has launched the 2014 version of its intuitive solids-based CNC programming solution, CAMWorks. With the addition of true G-code simulation, CAMWorks is a complete CAD/CAM solution, fully-integrated end-to-end from the initial part design to creating a CNC program to full machine...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason Presents Phoenix 280G Bevel Gear Grinding Machine

December 10, 2013
The new Phoenix 280G Bevel Gear Grinding Machine establishes a new benchmark for bevel gear grinding for gears up to 280mm in diameter with a design that’s reliable, highly-productive, and easy to operate and maintain. There are no rails, wires, or pipes in the work chamber to collect SWARF,...

Gear Solutions Names Stor-Loc Toolbox Winners at Gear Expo 2013

October 15, 2013
Gear Solutions and Stor-Loc are pleased to announce that three Gear Expo 2013 attendees were the lucky winners of a heavy-duty toolbox. The toolboxes were given away as part of a daily drawing at Gear Solutions’ booth at the bi-annual event, held September 19–21 at the Indiana...

Jonathan Markley Appointed Managing Director of Seco/Warwick Corporation

October 15, 2013
Jonathan Markley has been appointed to the position of managing director of Seco/Warwick Corporation in Meadville, Penn. As managing director, Markley is responsible for Seco/Warwick’s day-to-day operating activities, including revenue and sales growth, expense, cost and margin control,...

Methods Machine Tools Appoints Fernando R. Garcia as General Manager, West Coast Operations

October 15, 2013
Methods Machine Tools, Inc. has announced the appointment of Fernando R. Garcia as general manager, west coast operations, to head up all Methods operations in California, Oregon, and Washington. The key appointment of Garcia, a known machine tool industry veteran of more than 20 years, buttresses...

Mazak Certifies SIM Technologies as Newest VIP Partner

October 15, 2013
Mazak Corporation has named SIM Technologies Corporation, an engineering services firm specializing in software development for the manufacturing and distribution industries, to its exclusive Value Inspired Partner (VIP) technology program. Through this partnership, SIM Technologies and Mazak...

Complete Heat Treating Concludes Acquisition of Wisconsin Steel Assets

October 15, 2013
Complete Heat Treating, LLC announced the completion of its acquisition of all assets and equipment of the former Wisconsin Steel Industries, Inc.  Complete co-owners Jake and TJ Dolhun made the announcement from the company headquarters. The purchase of Wisconsin Steel was made by Complete in...

Seco Tools Announces Fall Event Schedule

October 15, 2013
This fall Seco will spotlight its latest cutting tool solutions paired with applications expertise for all manufacturing industry segments, from aerospace to power generation, at several trade shows and industry events throughout North America. The event schedule is as follows: • Oct....

Walter Wins Innovation Award at EMO 2013

October 15, 2013
Walter AG, parent company of Walter USA, together with machine tool manufacturer Starrag AG, has won the MM Award for Innovation for having the most innovative exhibit at EMO 2013 in the milling category with its production-scale machining of turbine blades with CO2 based cryogenic...

KISSsoft AG News

October 15, 2013
Fine Sizing for Worm Wheels and Crossed Helical Gears For the calculation of worm wheels and crossed helical gears, fine sizing modules are now available (module ZD5 and ZE6). The KISSsoft fine sizing is applied to gear optimizations of all kinds—from static strength to noise...

Membership News Announced by CSIA

October 15, 2013
The Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) announces the following companies recently joined the association or became recertified. New integrator members include: • ARKK Engineering, Oak Park, Mich., U.S. • BTB Solutions LLC, Ridgefield, Wash., U.S. • Fosdick &...

REGO-FIX to Showcase Advanced Tooling at SOUTH-TEC 2013

October 15, 2013
Toolholding innovation will take center stage in the REGO-FIX booth 330 at SOUTH-TEC 2013, scheduled for Oct. 29 – 31 in Greenville, S.C. The company will present its new low-cost retrofit solution for the internal cooling of driven tools as well as showcase advanced tooling systems that...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Eriez Finishing Mill Unloaders Boost Productivity in Parts Finishing Operations

October 15, 2013
Eriez® Finishing Mill Unloaders quickly and automatically remove ferrous parts from finishing mill media, helping to improve productivity and efficiency in busy parts finishing operations. Three models are available to match customers’ specific application requirements. All Eriez...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: DiaCut CP Punching Oils From Oelheld

October 15, 2013
DiaCut CP punching oils have been developed especially for fast punching machines. They effectively prevent the formation of built-up edges and allow for punching largely without burrs. DiaCut CP punching oils are rolled or sprayed onto the work pieces to be processed. After the operation, the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Award-Winning Universal Vertical Thread Grinder from Mitsui Seiki

October 15, 2013
Mitsui Seiki has developed the world’s first universal vertical thread grinder, offering many important benefits for customers making precision lead screw type parts. The new VGE60A High Precision Universal Vertical Thread Grinder recently won the Grand Prize in Japan’s 43rd Machine...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: MHI Launches Upgraded ST40A" Helical Gear Shaping Machine

October 15, 2013
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has completed the development of a new gear shaping machine, the ST40A, capable of cutting a broad array of gears, including helical and cluster gears, with one system. The ST40A's significantly expanded range of cutting applications derives from the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Lucifer Furnaces Delivers Inert Atmosphere Furnace

October 15, 2013
Lucifer Furnaces, Inc. has designed and manufactured a heat treating box furnace for use with inert atmosphere for stress relief of springs under nitrogen atmosphere. Model 7GT-K36 has a working chamber area of 12”H x 12”W x 36”L and heats to 2100°F with 15 KW power. GT Models...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CIMCOOL Solutions for Gear Grinding and Milling Needs

October 15, 2013
CIMCOOL® Fluid Technology has been the worldwide industry leader in providing innovative solutions to maximize productivity in the metalworking industry. CIMCOOL specializes in fluids for machining and grinding, stamping, drawing and forming, cleaners, and corrosion inhibitors, as well as...

RP Machine to Exhibit at Gear Expo 2013 in Booth 623

September 13, 2013
RP Machine has recently become the exclusive North American distributor for TTi CNC gear inspection machines and will bring this line of machines to their current product showcase. Model 300H will be under power in the booth for inspection.RP Machine Enterprises Inc specializes the selling and...

Fives Completes Acquisition of MAG Americas

September 13, 2013
Within the last 12 months, Fives has significantly strengthened its global leadership position through three strategic acquisitions. Recently, Fives has completed the acquisition of MAG Americas. With this acquisition, the company becomes one of the global leaders in high-precision machine...

DMG/MORI SEIKI to Demonstrate Machining Portfolio at Gear Expo 2013

September 13, 2013
DMG/MORI SEIKI will demonstrate its full gear machining technology portfolio, with a focus on gearMILL software and the InvoMilling™ process, at Gear Expo 2013 in Indianapolis. The InvoMilling process will be demonstrated on the NT series multitasking machines and NLX Series (three-axis...

GMTA Completes Ann Arbor Renovation

September 13, 2013
The renovation of the German Machine Tools of America facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan is now complete with plans in the works for future expansion of the campus. Additional floorspace, showroom capacity and training facilities, plus more personnel, are planned, according to company VP Scott Knoy....

Sandvik Coromant Covers All Bases at Gear Expo

September 13, 2013
Sandvik Coromant will focus on the ongoing shift in gear manufacturing technology during Gear Expo 2013. For an operation that has been reasonably consistent for about a century, there have been a lot of exciting technological advancements in recent years. Whether you’re running a...

Hermes to Exhibit at EMO 2013

September 13, 2013
Tools for the hard finishing of gears are a core element of Hermes’s expertise. At EMP 2013 in Hanover, Hermes will be presenting Hermes honing wheels for Präwema and Fässler, and Hermes grinding wheels for gear grinding machines from renowned manufacturers in the latest...

EXSYS to Spotlight Machine Performance Optimization Tools at WESTEC

September 13, 2013
At WESTEC 2013, taking place Oct. 15–17 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, EXSYS Tools, Inc. will showcase new innovations in high precision rotary and fixed tool holders that increase CNC turning center output. Visitors to Booth 2116 will learn how the company’s cost-effective...

U.S. Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick Visits Solar Atmospheres

September 13, 2013
As part of a plan to visit 50 organizations in 50 days during the U.S. Congress summer break, Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, R-Pa.,  spoke to over 30 of the management teams for metallurgical heat treating plant Solar Atmospheres Inc., and vacuum furnace manufacturing plant Solar Manufacturing Inc....

Methods Machine Tools to Represent Yasda Tools in U.S.

September 13, 2013
Methods Machine Tools, Inc. has announced that they have signed an agreement to represent Yasda Precision Tools across the U.S. Yasda is considered the elite Japanese builder of machining centers and jig borers with a reputation of preeminence in accuracy, precision, and quality.“We are very...

CMG and PowerStream Selected for 2013 Governor's Award

September 13, 2013
Carnes-Miller Gear (CMG) and PowerStream Industries (PSI), both machining companies located in Locust, NC, have been selected for the 2013 Governor’s Award of Excellence in Workforce Development as an “Outstanding Innovative Partnership.” This is an annual award sponsored by the...

Bjorn Roodzant Appointed Vice President Marketing and Communication at Sandvik Coromant

September 13, 2013
Björn Roodzant has been appointed vice president marketing and communication at Sandvik Coromant. He takes over from Jessica Alm, who recently became executive vice president and head of group communications at the Sandvik Group.“I am confident that Björn will bring experience and...

Schafer Industries Announces Appointment of Gear Unit Manager

September 13, 2013
Bipin Doshi, president of Schafer Industries has announced the appointment of Thomas L. Troyan as manager of the company’s Gear Unit where he is responsible for three plant locations including managing customer and supplier relations. Troyan joined Schafer Industries when the company acquired...

Mazak Certifies Kurt for Exclusive VIP Technology Program

September 13, 2013
Mazak Corporation recently named Minneapolis, Minn.-based Kurt Manufacturing Company, Industrial Products Division, a leading provider of workholding solutions, to its exclusive Value Inspired Partner (VIP) technology program that brings total manufacturing solutions to Mazak customers. As a...

TITAN Nickel Brazing Earns a Spotlight on Ipsen's New Website

September 13, 2013
Ipsen has announced a new case study detailing the TITAN’s adaptive, multipurpose processing capabilities. The paper emphasizes the customers’ varied and ever-changing needs and how TITAN’s features and options step up to the plate. Customers, or potential customers, looking to...

DMG/MORI SEIKI Opens Doors to U.S. Factory at Manufacturing Days Event

September 13, 2013
DMG/MORI SEIKI is pleased to announce registration is now open for its first Manufacturing Days event. The four-day, complimentary event centers on the company’s new highly automated factory, MORI SEIKI Manufacturing, and its neighboring research & development hub, Digital Technology...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Heller CP 8000: Production Milling and Turning Large Workpieces with an HMC

September 13, 2013
Shrinking batch sizes with larger varieties of parts and rising competitive pressure are increasingly leading to the demand for complete 5-axis machining—milling as well as turning—in a single set-up. HELLER is more than meeting these demands with the new CP 8000 5-axis milling and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Kesel Introduces High-Performance Milling Machine

September 13, 2013
Georg Kesel GmbH & Co. KG has developed a new high-performance machine for milling the tooth profile on steering racks. The RMS-Steering design produces a full tooth profile on steering racks for cars, and on steering pistons for trucks, in one single machining operation. High cutting forces...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Nexen High-Capacity Clutches and Brakes Reduce Maintenance Costs, Improve Efficiency

September 13, 2013
Nexen Group, Inc. announced that its high-capacity clutches and brakes, including pilot-mounted clutches, are designed for high torque, up to 302,000 inch-pounds. Nexen engineered the clutches and brakes without expensive air bladders, with a design that reduces maintenance costs and improves...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Walter to Feature Advanced Cutting Tool Technologies at CMTS '13

September 13, 2013
Walter will showcase several new cutting tool technologies in Booth 4204, Hall 2 at the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show, The show will run from September 30 to October 3, 2013, at The International Center in Mississauga, Ontario. The display will feature products such as: Walter Blaxx...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Insta-Quote Streamlines Special Tooling Specification and Order Process

September 13, 2013
Allied Machine & Engineering innovation facilitates special tooling specification for drilling and holemaking. The company has developed and streamlined the process for designing and quoting special tooling, dramatically reducing time-to-market for a multitude of holemaking products. To address...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Timken Technology Displays 3-D CAD Models on Distributors' Websites

September 13, 2013
The Timken Company announced a system that enables Timken authorized distributors to seamlessly link their websites to 3-D CAD models and 2-D drawings of thousands of Timken products at cad.timken.com. The system offers customers access to technical information from Timken and its distributors more...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sunnen Large-Part Honing Machine for Job-Shop Volume

September 13, 2013
The new SV-20 honing system is the first competitively priced large-part machine for job-shop part production with a true linear, vertical, servo-stroking system to produce precision bore geometries on compressors, oilfield components, automotive/truck blocks and similar parts. Ideal for job shops...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Emuge Offers Full Range of Workholding Solutions

August 18, 2013
Emuge Corp. offers a comprehensive line of clamping solutions. Emuge’s workholding division specializes in providing highly accurate, almost maintenance-free customized solutions for applications from low volume job shops to high volume automotive production environments. “Our...

Gleason Unveils New Gear Production and Inspection Solutions at Gear Expo 2013

August 14, 2013
Gleason will introduce a host of advanced new machines, tooling, and global customer support services at Gear Expo 2013, covering a wide array of processes for the complete production and inspection of all types of bevel and cylindrical gears. On display for the first time in North America will be:...

Carbide Tool Services, Inc. Hires Scott Hecht as Cutting Tool Specialist

August 14, 2013
Carbide Tool Services, Inc. has hired Scott Hecht as Cutting Tool Specialist for the Michigan/Great Lakes region. Scott is an Ohio State graduate with more than 15 years of experience in the metalworking industry. Scott has spent most of his career working in industrial distribution in the Michigan...

Thomas Bell Named Vice President of Sales at Star SU

August 14, 2013
Star SU of Hoffman Estates, Ill. has appointed Thomas Bell as vice president of sales for its Cutting Tool division. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Ferris State University and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School. He has extensive experience in sales, marketing, and product...

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA Awards Master Craftsman Scholarship

August 14, 2013
Solar Atmospheres of Western Pennsylvania (SAWPA), in conjunction with the Metal Treating Institute (MTI) and Industrial Heating, has awarded an education scholarship to Sarah Luna of El Paso, Texas. Luna is majoring in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and will soon begin her senior year at...

Mazak Takes Manufacturing to Next Level in Kentucky Plant with MTConnect

August 14, 2013
As a first in the machine tool OEM industry, Mazak Corporation is converting its Florence, Ken. manufacturing plant over to the MTConnect open communications protocol. The transformation will allow Mazak to monitor its manufacturing equipment and gather valuable data that will be used to further...

Walter Named Top Ten Business of the Year in Southeastern Wisconsin

August 14, 2013
Walter was recently named a 2013 Top 10 Business of the Year by the Waukesha County Business Alliance and media partner BizTimes Media, LLC. The award recognizes companies headquartered in southeastern Wisconsin that have consistent financial growth and demonstrate a commitment to good business...

PTG to Present Real Intelligence in Production at EMO Hannover 2013

August 14, 2013
The theme of the 2013 EMO Hannover metalworking trade fair—“Intelligence in Production”—couldn’t be more appropriate for UK-based Precision Technologies Group (PTG). As a leading global provider of ultra-precision rotor and thread grinding machines, rotor milling...

United Grinding News: Ted Neckel Promoted to Director of Corporate Marketing, Joseph Szenay Promoted to Customer Care Vice President

August 14, 2013
United Grinding Technologies, of Miamisburg, Ohio announced the appointment of Ted Neckel to director of corporate marketing.Neckel graduated from Miami University of Oxford, Ohio, in 2001. Shortly after graduation, Neckel moved to Somerset, Ky., to assist with the growth of Sumerset Custom...

Seco Tools Inks Sponsorship Deal with Andretti Autosport

August 14, 2013
Seco Tools recently signed on as a technical and supplier sponsor of the IZOD IndyCar Series championship racing team Andretti Autosport. The team, led by racing legend Michael Andretti, also competes in the Firestone Indy Lights, Pro Mazda Championship, and Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship. Seco...