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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...

Kluber Lubrication North America L.P. Names Ralf Kraemer CEO

March 7, 2013
Klüber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, announces the appointment of Ralf Kraemer as chief executive officer. Kraemer assumes the role of CEO from Dieter A. Becker, who returns to Klüber’s global headquarters in Munich, Germany, after leading the...

Business with Continuous Heat Treatment Furnaces is Booming

March 7, 2013
As new approaches to energy-efficient furnace operation are met with heightened interest by a diverse customer base, Ipsen has reported healthy sales, especially of continuous heat treatment systems, with specialized heat treatment systems defying the overall trend.Ipsen, the global market leader...

Dwight Smith Named Sales Manager for Expanded Region and New Product Line

March 7, 2013
KAPP Technologies is pleased to announce that Dwight Smith has been named sales manager for KAPP and NILES products and services for the Great Lakes and New England states, along with Iowa and New Jersey. His role also includes product management for the R&P Metrology line of large...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sandvik Coromant Introduces New High-Feed Milling Cutter

March 7, 2013
CoroMill 419 is a new five-edge high-feed milling concept for roughing to semi-finishing, offering excellent performance in all material groups and with great possibilities for optimization. The new milling cutter is suitable for most applications and industry segments requiring high feed face and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Oelheld Producing Sintogrind Grinding Fluid in U.S.

March 7, 2013
Oelheld U.S. is proud to announce that the formerly imported grinding fluid Sintogrind TTS-US is now manufactured at their US facility in Elgin, IL. SintoGrind TTS-US is formulated from synthetically produced polyalphaolefin-based fluid, which provides an unlimited life span if properly filtered....

Synthetic Intelligence Technology Pushes Ingersoll Cutting Tools Company to New Limits

February 6, 2013
Ingersoll Cutting Tools has long been one of the world’s leading suppliers of metal removal tooling. Since their first cutting tool patent in 1889, Ingersoll has strived to provide the most innovative and productive metal removal solutions on the market. They pioneered the development of...

Inductotherm Group to Add Clinton Machine to Group Family

February 6, 2013
Inductotherm Group is pleased to announce the addition of Clinton Machine of Ovid, MI to the Inductotherm Group family. “Clinton Machine brings with it years of experience in material handling equipment, specifically in the bar, tube, heat treating, and other production machinery...

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA Welcomes New Regional Sales Manager

February 6, 2013
Solar Atmospheres of Western PA (SAWPA) has named John (Jack) Giacobbi as their new regional sales manager. Mr. Giacobbi will manage established accounts and develop new business in the Midwest US. He previously held a position with similar responsibilities as an account manager at Bodycote in...

Dontyne to Develop Convoloid LTCA with Genesis Partners

February 6, 2013
DontyneTM Systems has entered into an agreement with Genesis Partners to develop software for the tooth contact analysis of their Convoloid® gear form. Convoloid is a conformal and conjugate gear tooth form exhibiting much lower contact stresses and improved bending strengths compared to its...

Weinberg Capital Group Announces Acquisition of Overton Chicago Gear, by Newly Formed H-D Manufacturing

February 6, 2013
Weinberg Capital Group (WCG) has partnered with The Riverside Company (Riverside) and Hicks Equity Partners (Hicks) to acquire Overton Chicago Gear Corporation (Overton), a manufacturer and distributor of large diameter, precision gears serving the wind power, energy exploration, mining,...

Local Couple Opens Bolingbrook Metal Supermarkets

February 6, 2013
Shirin Lakdawala and her husband Sabeer Cherawala, of Lemont, Illinois opened the newest Metal Supermarkets® store, the world’s largest supplier of small quantity metals, in the Chicagoland area. Metal Supermarkets Bolingbrook, on 999 Remington Blvd., began providing Southwest Suburban...

SKF Signs Contracts Worth 1 Billion SEK with Audi AG

February 6, 2013
SKF has signed contracts with Audi for the delivery of SKF components for use on a range of vehicle models. The contracts, estimated at nearly 1 billion SEK, include the delivery of four different versions of wheel bearing units for the wheel ends and a range of bearings for the new double clutch...

Zagar Appoints Absolute Machine Tools, Inc. as Exclusive Distributor for Deep Hole Drilling

February 6, 2013
Zagar, Inc., the exclusive importer of Precihole™ Machine Tools Ltd., has appointed Absolute Machine Tools of Lorain, Ohio as its exclusive Midwest distributor for its deep hole drilling solutions. Absolute will represent Precihole exclusively in the areas of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana,...

NORD Drivesystems Gearmotors Are Being Used On The Pradier Quarry Site In The South Of France

February 6, 2013
The IECS Company, specializing in the manufacture, assembly, and maintenance of quarry and sand pits equipment has chosen NORD gearmotors to power the new aggregates production unit of the Pradier Group. The quality of service, especially in terms of reactivity and the performance of IE2 motors...

Luren Chicago Moves Into New Sales and Service Center

February 6, 2013
Centrally located in Schaumburg, Illinois, Luren’s new sales and service center for North America features a nice showroom to display their gear grinding machines.  Their new address is 707 Remington Road, Suite 1, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173.  This location was chosen for its...

Gear Dynamics And Gear Noise Short Course

February 6, 2013
Gear Dynamics And Gear Noise Short Course to be Held at The Ohio State University Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in Columbus, Ohio April 29 – May 2, 2013.The purpose of this unique short course is to provide a better understanding of the mechanisms of gear noise...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Modern Gearbox Calculation with KISSsys

February 6, 2013
KISSsys is KISSsoft‘s system add-on that enables the user to model complete gear units and drive trains. It is used in a variety of areas, such as the automotive industry, wind power, agricultural engineering, electrical tool, industrial gearbox manufacturing, and many more. KISSsys...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Ipsen's TITAN Delivers Fast Turnaround

February 6, 2013
The TITAN® line of vacuum furnaces provides customers with precision and uniformity in a way that accommodates faster project timelines than can be achieved by other industry models. Our engineers created a unique, innovative flow-production process that uses premium components while reducing...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: OMAX to Spotlight Speed and Precision of 60120 JetMachining Center at HOUSTEX

February 6, 2013
At HOUSTEX 2013, taking place Feb. 26 – 28 in Houston, Texas, OMAX Corporation will demonstrate the fast, precise cutting performance of its 60120 JetMachining Center with a 50 hp EnduroMAX® Pump, Tilt-A-Jet® cutting head and Rotary Axis in booth 1731. Ideal for a wide range of...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Genius Vise is Smartest New Workholding Device For Precision 5-Axis Milling

February 6, 2013
OML’s new Genius 5-axis vise turns workholding concepts on their head with a unique design that maximizes clamp force at the top of the jaws by pulling them closed at the top with a collapsing lead screw, while holding the bottom of the jaws in place with an opposing force screw. Available...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CIMCOOL's Elite Series of Products is Top of the Line

February 6, 2013
CIMCOOL® Fluid Technology, the leader in fluid technology worldwide, offers some of the most technologically advanced fluids for use in industrial operations. The 600 series, or the Elite Series of fluids, is CIMCOOL’s top of the line product. CIMTECH® 609-E and CIMTECH® 609G...

Sandvik Coromant Breaks Ground in New Jersey

January 7, 2013
Sandvik, a leading global high technology engineering group, offering advanced products and services in cemented carbide and high-speed steel cutting tools, materials technology, and mining and construction equipment; and its tooling division, Sandvik Coromant, the world’s leading producer of...

STD Purchases New Facility, Furnace, Machines, and Receives Nadcap Accreditation for Heat Treatment

January 7, 2013
STD is a proven leader in the manufacturing of high-precision (AGMA Q14), complexly configured, tight-tolerance gears, splines, and other related mechanical transmission components.Registered AS9100 and ISO 9001 on OASIS as well as Nadcap-accredited in heat treatment and passivation, STD can...

Slone Gear International Formed in South Central Ohio

January 7, 2013
Brian Slone, principal and owner, has announced the formation of Slone Gear International, Inc. effective March 9, 2012. Slone Gear develops and distributes gear technology products and services.  In addition, with over 25 years of experience in the gear metrology field, Slone has assembled a...

Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Course, April 29 — May 2

January 7, 2013
The Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Short Course has been offered for over 34 years and is considered extremely valuable for gear designers and noise specialists who encounter gear noise and transmission design problems. Attendees will learn how to design gears to minimize the major excitations of...

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

January 7, 2013
Gleason Corporation (Rochester New York) and Smart Manufacturing Technology (SMT) (Nottingham, UK) have formed a global strategic partnership to provide gear manufacturers world-wide a complete design to manufacturing system. Gleason and SMT will offer a system that seamlessly integrates...

Corporate President of Solar Atmospheres, Roger Jones, Recognized for His Years of Service to MTI Board of Trustees

January 7, 2013
The Metal Treating Institute recognized one of its long time volunteers, Roger  Jones, Corporate President of Solar Atmospheres at its Fall Meeting October 1-3, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. After six years of serving on the Board of Trustees, Roger became President of MTI in 2005. In 2009, he...

Cleaning Technologies Group, LLC Hires Dave Melton as Marketing Manager

January 7, 2013
Dave Melton has joined Cleaning Technologies Group, LLC as the marketing manager, effective November 2012. Dave will provide marketing support for Cleaning Technologies Group by developing and executing marketing activities to build global awareness for the Ransohoff, Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics,...

Taiwanese Company to Receive Seventh Furnace from Ipsen

January 7, 2013
A 2-bar MetalMaster® was shipped to an Aerospace company in southern Taiwan. This is the seventh furnace that the company has purchased from Ipsen.This unit’s round hot zone provides a work zone of 72” x 72” (1,830 mm x 1,830 mm) with a normal operating temperature range from...

Mazak Congratulates Brad Keselowski and Penske Racing on Championship Win

January 7, 2013
Mazak Corporation, a Penske Racing technical sponsor, offered congratulations to owner Roger Penske, driver Brad Keselowski and the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Team on a winning season and on earning Penske Racing its first-ever Cup series title. Keselowski secured a 15th place finish at the Ford...

CSIA Adds Standards for Service and Support to "Best Practices and Benchmarks Manual"

January 7, 2013
Technical and maintenance staffs are shrinking at manufacturing operations in North America and around the world. To help run their operations efficiently, more industry clients are turning to members of the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA). “More CSIA integrator companies are...