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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...

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...