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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...

Sandvik Coromant's Journey of Discovery to be Presented at EMO

August 14, 2013
Sandvik Coromant, a producer of cutting tools for the metal cutting industry, will offer a ‘Journey of Discovery’ at EMO 2013, Sept. 16-21 in Hannover, Germany. One innovative technology launch in particular will set new standards for metal cutting performance. EMO visitors are invited to join...

Keynote Speakers Announced for AME 2013 Atlanta Lean Summit

August 14, 2013
The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is pleased to present a panel of distinguished keynote speakers at its 2013 Atlanta Lean Summit Aug. 26-29. These influential leaders will share their insights on a variety of topics related to the event’s theme of “It’s All About...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Seco Tools to Feature Turbo 10 Square Shoulder Mills at EMO 2013

August 14, 2013
At EMO 2013, taking place Sept. 16–21 in Hannover, Germany, Seco Tools will spotlight innovative metal cutting solutions paired with unique manufacturing techniques in Hall 4, Stand A56. Products on display will include an enhanced Turbo 10 series of square shoulder mills, the Double...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Norton Abrasives Introduces Revolutionary Precision Grinding Technology

August 14, 2013
Norton Abrasives has developed and launched Norton Vitrium3, the next generation of bonded abrasives products, engineered for maximum performance and cost savings in precision grinding. Norton Vitrium3 features a patent-pending bond technology developed by the Saint-Gobain Abrasives R&D...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: EMAG VL 2 Pick-Up Turning Machine: Maximum Productivity Built In

August 14, 2013
At EMO 2013, EMAG will be presenting the VL 2 single-spindle vertical pick-up lathe for the machining of small chucked components. The EMAG VL2 machine opens up new opportunities for the machining of a wide range of small chucked components. Small gearwheels, planetary gears, sliding sleeves,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: United Grinding: New Studer CT550 Sets New Standards

August 14, 2013
With the recent addition of the Studer CT internal cylindrical grinding machine series, United Grinding has substantially increased their ID grinding capabilities. In the area of internal grinding of chucking components, the Studer CT550 sets new standards. Higher precision, better surface...

Forest City Gear Launches State-of-the-Art Turning Facility, Wendy Young Elected to AGMA

July 9, 2013
Forest City Gear has begun operations in a new state-of-the-art facility designed to greatly improve lead times and quality for the production of precision gear blanks.   This new division of Forest City Gear, called Roscoe Works and dedicated solely to the production of precision...

Mitsui Seiki to Exhibit at EMO Hannover 2013 and Participate in Machine Tool Roundtable

July 9, 2013
Mitsui Seiki’s latest metalworking machining technologies will be represented at EMO Hannover, September 16–21 in Hannover, Germany in Hall 27, Stand A68. According to the company, EMO Hannover will provide a platform to discuss some of its most recent developments for the European...

Sandvik Coromant Continues Dialogue on Industrial Trends

July 9, 2013
This June marked the world premiere of the second Sandvik Coromant trend film “A Look Ahead at Hyperspecialization and the Talent Mismatch.”In 2013, Sandvik Coromant launched a dialogue with the manufacturing industry focusing on macro trends affecting the future of manufacturing. This...

International Conference on Gears 2013

July 9, 2013
The International Conference on Gears 2013 in Germany is a broad platform for equipment manufacturers and producers and researchers of gear and transmission systems to present new solutions and their latest research results.Supported by national and international associations, the conference will...

Southwest Florida Manufacturer Credits Partnership, Medical Industry for Growth

July 9, 2013
Polygon Solutions Inc. celebrated a new product announcement with a special factory tour and open house event June 10, 2013. Polygon is a U.S.-based manufacturer of rotary broach cutting tools, used by machinists to make precision metal products like bone screws and custom fasteners. Polygon...

Sinterite Installs Customized Sintering Furnace with HyperCooler to Prominent P/M Parts Manufacturer

July 9, 2013
Sinterite, a Gasbarre Furnace Group Company, announces the recent commissioning of a 36 inch 9 zone Mesh Belt Sintering Furnace to a prominent P/M parts manufacturer located in Southeast Asia. The furnace is designed to the user’s specialized requirements for a proprietary sinter/heat...

Seco Announces Online Expansion of EDGE Magazine

July 9, 2013
Seco has announced a substantial online expansion to EDGE, its magazine that features case studies, profiles, trend pieces, and technical advice columns aimed to engage, edify, and foster a sense of community among readers all over the world. It represents a sizable increase in content compared to...

Another American High Frontier First: 3-D Manufacturing in Space

July 9, 2013
In preparation for a future where parts and tools can be printed on demand in space, NASA and Made in Space Inc. of Mountain View, Calif., have joined to launch equipment for the first 3-D microgravity printing experiment to the International Space Station. If successful, the 3-D Printing in Zero G...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sandvik Coromant Offers a Productive Alternative to Groove Milling

July 9, 2013
Machine shops seeking competitive gain in face grooving applications should look no further than the new CoroBore® 825 SL face grooving heads from tooling specialist, Sandvik Coromant. This rotating axial face grooving tool offers a productive alternative to milling grooves for those operating...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: EMAG Heat Shrink Assembly Process Offers Decisive Advantage

July 9, 2013
The patented heat shrink assembly process from EMAG offers a decisive advantage, as it ensures that “ready-to-fit“ camshafts, gear shafts and other precision composite units can be produced without problems. Thermal joining, i.e. the heat shrinking of cam onto tube, ensures that the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: DMG/MORI SEIKI Releases Manufacturing Suite Post Processor

July 9, 2013
DMG/MORI SEKI is excited to announce the release of a Mori-APT toolpath-based post processor, available September 2013. The new post processor is a part of its simple, integrated and powerful suite of applications called Manufacturing Suite. This universal post processor will be available for...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Innovative Capabilities for SKF Insight Bearings

July 9, 2013
SKF Insight™ introduces a groundbreaking innovation in “smart” technologies specially developed for integration into new SKF bearings.  This unique technology enables SKF bearings to communicate their operating conditions continuously – with all the intelligence...

Seco/Warwick Set to Deliver Second 12 Bar Vacuum Furnace to IBC Coating Technologies

June 12, 2013
Seco/Warwick will deliver a 12 Bar Universal HPQ™ (High Pressure Quench) vacuum furnace to IBC Coating Technologies, Inc. in Lebanon, IN this spring. This low-pressure vacuum carburizing  furnace with high temperature convection heating is intended for hardening and carburizing bearing...

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...