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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...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Micro Gear Hob Machining Update: Affolter Technologies Introduces the Model AF 110 for High Speed CNC Hob Cutting of Larger Gears and Related Components

January 7, 2013
Affolter Technologies S.A. has unveiled from its innovative Gearline® of Micro High Speed Gear Hobbing machines the Model AF 110.  The AF110 complements its range of gear cutting systems with a design that reaches Affolter’s goal of hobbing larger module / diametral pitch gears,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Hi-Temp Walk-In Oven from Grieve

January 7, 2013
No. 893 is an 850ºF, electrically-heated walk-in oven from Grieve, currently used for heat treating parts on rollout shelves at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 54” x 72” x 78”. 80KW are installed in Incoloy-sheathed tubular elements to...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Insert Geometries and Customized Tool Holders from Sandvik Optimize the Use of Coolant

January 7, 2013
Sandvik Coromant introduces a range of new insert geometries and customized tool holders, featuring fixed nozzles that guarantee a precise coolant jet flow to get right to the center of the cutting zone. Advanced Nozzle TechnologyThe coolant flows from the pump to the tool through nozzles directed...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Techniks Introduces Nexus Cutting Tools— PowerLOC End Mill System

January 7, 2013
Nexus Cutting Tools—a new product line from Techniks—introduces its PowerLOC System, unveiled at IMTS 2012. This innovative system is built around the patented PowerLOC indexable end mill with a square shank end that locks into the PowerLOC Square Shank Adapter. The adapter is another...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: EXSYS to Showcase Inventive Tooling Systems at Houstex 2013

January 7, 2013
In booth 1321 at Houstex 2013, EXSYS Tool, Inc. will display a variety of advanced tooling solutions for CNC turning machines. Innovations include the company’s PRECI-FLEX® system, internal coolant cut-off blade toolholders, and gear hobbing system, as well as its double-square shank and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Walter Introduces New Walter Safety Application for iPhone

January 7, 2013
In keeping with its constant effort to exceed customer expectations for only the best from Walter products, Walter has launched a new and efficient application for iPhones. The Walter Safety App has been designed to provide metalworkers around the world with easy access to essential safety...

Learn to Reduce Die Soldering in Die Castings!

January 3, 2013
Aluminum has a high affinity for iron which can cause aluminum casting alloys to stick or solder to the die cavity surface. NADCA has created a webinar that will address the various factors that influence die soldering. These factors include die temperature, aluminum alloy composition, molten metal...

Klingelnberg Group Once Again Awarded Renowned Documentation Prize

December 5, 2012
The Klingelnberg Group has received awards for the second year in succession for the quality of its operating instructions. The company received prizes for all four of its submitted operating instructions. “Due to the technical complexity of our machines, we naturally provide the users with...

Hunter Automated Makes Donation to Foundry Scholarship Fund

December 5, 2012
Hunter Automated Machinery recently announced a donation to the Foundry Educational Foundation (FEF), raising the current endowment to $25,000, in memory of Al Hunter, founder of the company and father of current owner Bill Hunter. Bill made this donation on August 9, presenting a check to the FEF...

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

December 5, 2012
Gleason Corporation (Rochester, New York) and Smart Manufacturing Technology (SMT) (Nottingham, UK) have formed a global strategic partnership to provide gear manufacturers worldwide a complete design-to-manufacturing system. Gleason and SMT will offer a system that seamlessly integrates...

New CEO Takes Helm at EFD Induction Group

December 5, 2012
Bjørn Eldar Petersen, a Norwegian executive with over 20 years of experience in the global automotive industry, has been appointed CEO of the EFD Induction Group. Petersen takes over from Eivin Jørgensen, who, as planned, has stepped down on his 60th birthday. “I’m honored...

Ipsen Ships 12 Bar TITAN—to Indonesia

December 5, 2012
Ipsen, Inc., continuing its strong overseas partnerships, shipped a TITAN H2 12 bar furnace to a die-manufacturing customer for the medical industry located in Bandung, Indonesia. The furnace had a work zone size of 18” x 18” x 24” (455 mm x 455 mm x 610 mm) and a hearth gross...

New Website and IMTS Follow-up for GMTA

December 5, 2012
German Machine Tools of America (the former American-Wera) has rolled out its new website, www.gmtamerica.com, which includes details on the name change and all the lines of high-quality German machine tools represented by the company, with links to those manufacturers’ sites, operational...

Seco Tools Among Best Companies to Work For

December 5, 2012
For the fourth year in a row, corp! Magazine has named Seco Tools one of “Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For,” an honor that comes by providing a highly motivating and rewarding work experience to employees.   Seco, a leading provider of...

Ipsen Hires New Vice President of Finance

December 5, 2012
Ipsen, Inc. welcomes Kenneth Maher as the new Vice President of Finance, replacing Matt Arndt, who was recently promoted to CEO of Ipsen China.Maher’s office is located at Ipsen’s facility in Cherry Valley and he reports to Geoffrey Somary, president and CEO of Ipsen USA. Maher is...

Machine Tool Builders Expands its Manufacturing Facilities

December 5, 2012
Centrally located near Rockford in Northern Illinois, Machine Tool Builders, a remanufacturer and re-controller of gear-cutting and grinding equipment, is expanding its facility to accommodate growth and provide ample space for rebuilding numerous large machines simultaneously. MTB’s new...

New VP of OEM Sales at Inductoheat, Inc.

December 5, 2012
Inductoheat, Inc. Madison Heights, MI, has appointed John B. Maher as the vice president of OEM Sales. Mr. Maher has worked in industrial sales & management for more than 23 years, most recently as marketing manager for Marposs Corporation & President of Artis Systems, Inc. He has a BBA...

Manufacturing Executives Call for a Clear Strategy

December 5, 2012
Recently, the Mid-South chapter of the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) held its 2012 Manufacturing Summit, “Closing the Divide Between Jobs, Policy and Growth.” The event, which was attended by 100 members and their customers, was moderated by MSCI President and CEO M. Robert...

Gilman USA Adds Witt & Associates to Provide Sales Support in the Ohio River Valley

December 5, 2012
Gilman USA has added Witt & Associates, Inc. as an outside manufacturers’ sales representative to cover portions of the Ohio River Valley.Witt & Associates (www.witt.cc) will be promoting Gilman USA’s machine spindles, slides, and other products to Kentucky, most of Indiana...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Polygon Solution's New Rotary Broaching Brake

December 5, 2012
The rotary broaching brake is a new mechanical solution for aligning broached forms in machined products. Rotary broaching is fantastic for making small forms like hexagons and squares in soft materials like aluminum, brass, and mild steel. However, when it comes to aligning multiple holes using a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: SandvikCoromant Introduces New Versatile, High-Performance CoroDrill 460-XM

December 5, 2012
SandvikCoromant has overseen the launch of the CoroDrill 460-XM. The new drill is a multi-application, high-performance drill that can be used across a wide range of materials. This drill provides high capacity utilization, flexibility, and versatility. With one drill for all materials, stock...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Acculube Selected by Castrol to Distribute Elite New Bio-based Lubricants

December 5, 2012
Acculube, distributor for Castrol, Exxon Mobil, and other leading global brands of industrial fluids, has been appointed one of just a few distributors nationwide who are authorized to sell and service Castrol’s new Performance Biolubes product line. The Performance Biolubes technology...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Precision Honing Supplies Catalog Available from Sunnen

December 5, 2012
Sunnen Products' new 192-page Precision Honing Supplies catalog is a complete guide for making perfect holes. Broken into 12 tabbed sections, the catalog opens with a handy selection guide and follows with full details on mandrels, tooling, abrasives, machine accessories, gaging, filters, honing...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Romax Launches Next Generation Gearbox and Driveline Conceptual Design and Optimization Package

December 5, 2012
Romax Technology has launched a revolutionary new concept design software package that will dramatically increase speed, quality, creativity, and innovation when designing gearboxes and drivelines. Called ‘Concept’, the new product delivers on the Romax vision of streamlining the...

MAG Completes First Giant U6 Portal Mill

October 4, 2012
One of MAG’s newest product developments, the giant 6-axis U6 bridge-type portal mill, is completing its runoff in Hebron, KY, prior to shipping later this year. The massive machine, which weighs nearly 154 MT (170 tons), is outfitted with five interchangeable cutting heads, including two...

Mitutoyo America Corporation Joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

October 4, 2012
The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced that Mitutoyo America Corporation has joined the organization as its ninth industry member.Headquartered in Aurora, Ill., Mitutoyo America Corporation offers a full line of precision measuring tools, instruments and related...

EOS Names Tim Morris New VP of North America

October 4, 2012
As additive manufacturing matures into an increasingly mainstream manufacturing technology, EOS—the technology and market leader for design-driven integrated e-Manufacturing solutions—has announced the appointment of Tim Morris as Vice President, EOS of North America, Inc.“Tim...

OMAX' Corporation Named to Inc. Magazine's Fastest-Growing Private Companies

October 4, 2012
OMAX Corporation, the leader in the design and manufacture of advanced abrasive waterjet machines and accessories, was recently named to Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America. This marks the second time OMAX has earned a spot on the coveted list, which...

Eriez' Announces Promotion of Nicole Skias

October 4, 2012
Eriez® announces that Nicole Skias is the new product engineering manager for the Eriez Hydroflow® line. In this new role, the mechanical engineers and designers within the Hydroflow product line will report to Skias. Skias joined Eriez in 2006 as a Mechanical Engineer in the vibratory...

U.S. Bank Equipment Finance and Star SU Announce Financing Program

October 4, 2012
U.S. Bank Equipment Finance – Manufacturing Vendor Services Group and Star SU LLC announced a new agreement that will support customers in the acquisition of new Star SU machine tool equipment. The new equipment finance and leasing program provides Star SU customers with flexible options that...

Schafer Gear Works Adds New Division

October 4, 2012
Schafer Gear Works has acquired the assets of Dana Holding Corporation’s leisure, all-terrain and utility vehicle axle and differential business including their related manufacturing facilities in Fredericktown, Ohio, and Blacklick, Ohio. The new division of Schafer Gear will be called...

Caterpillar Links Diverse Manufacturing Assets with eLOG Software

October 4, 2012
Real-time information from Freedom eLOG® software on the performance of 77 diverse manufacturing systems at Caterpillar’s Integrated Manufacturing Operations Division (IMOD), Aurora Facility, is helping the operation increase OEE, reduce cost, improve processes, and shorten maintenance...

Mazak Canada Offers CNC Programming Courses in Cambridge and Edmonton

October 4, 2012
Mazak Canada has long offered a comprehensive learning program to assist its manufacturing partners in operating highly productive, profitable businesses. Over the next six months, the company is further enhancing its curriculum by hosting several new MATRIX and SMART CNC programming courses for...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Mahr Releases MarWin—Version 5.0 Software Upgrade

October 4, 2012
Mahr has made the process of surface evaluation better, easier and faster with the release of the latest upgrade to its surface metrology software, MarWin® Version 5.0. The new upgrade includes: a patented new Tangential Elements function for evaluating transitional geometries such as radii,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Elmo Motion Control Gold Servo Drives Expand to Over 65,000 Watts

October 4, 2012
To allow easy expansion, upgrading, replacing or even adding non-Elmo products to the network, the Gold Drum HV is EtherCAT and CANopen compliant and, in conjunction with Elmo’s multi-axis, distributed network motion controller, the Gold Maestro, creates a high-level, real-time, multi-axis...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Remove Solids From Liquid Centrifuges Using Media Free Filtration

October 4, 2012
Solids-from-Liquid Centrifuges are available in manually cleaned basket style (complete with reusable liner) or fully automatic self-cleaning designs for dependable, easy to maintain, media-free filtration solutions. Whether used on a single machine, a component, or as a supplement to a complete...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Norplex-Micarta Announces RT130X Tubing

October 4, 2012
Norplex-Micarta, the leading manufacturer of high performance thermoset composites, introduces RT130X, high strength tubing composed of a glass fabric with an epoxy resin system.RT130X is designed for high electrical and mechanical strength as well as flame resistance. Because of the extra fine...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Free Norton Abrasives App for Grinding Calculations

October 4, 2012
Saint-Gobain Abrasives introduces a Norton Abrasives Grinding App. This application includes three calculators including a wheel speed conversion calculator, as well as a coolant and dressing parameter calculator for abrasives applications. The Norton Grinding App also features a right angle...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Hypertherm Introduces Bevel Process Breakthrough

October 4, 2012
Hypertherm unveils its new edge profiling technology designed to help fabricators and CNC table manufacturers achieve accurate bevel cuts more easily than before. Hypertherm’s bevel technology includes factory tested mild steel cut charts for all Hypertherm HyPerformance HPRXD plasma systems....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Clamp Syle Shaft Collars From Ruland

October 4, 2012
Shaft collars are one of the most versatile machine components with a variety of uses including positioning, guiding, stopping, clamping, and spacing. To overcome common problems with set screw shaft collars, Ruland offers one-piece, two-piece, and quick clamp style shaft collars.Unlike set screw...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Verisurf Unveils New 3DGage Portable CMM

October 4, 2012
The portability and affordability of portable CMM’s combined with 3D model based software is changing design and manufacturing from manual 2D inspection and reverse engineering to highly automated 3D methods that accelerate the process. With the new 3DGage, customers can customize a system to...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Nexen Introduces Industrys Most Compact Harmonic Gearhead

October 4, 2012
Nexen Group, Inc. announces the new Nexen Harmonic Gearhead, which directly replaces much larger, high-ratio planetary gearheads utilizing the latest harmonic, strain wave gearing technology. In addition to its extremely short, compact size, the Harmonic Gearhead has numerous significant advantages...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: MSC Broadens Lineup of Hertel Cutting Tools

October 4, 2012
MSC Industrial Supply Co. (NYSE: MSM) recently added 1,350 new products to its already extensive line of Hertel cutting tools to meet the growing demand for high-quality manufactuing solutions. With more than 11,000 products from which to choose, Hertel represents one of the metalcutting...

Mazak Showcases QUICK TURN NEXUS 450-II MY/LBB at IMTS

September 6, 2012
Mazak announces that it will showcase its QUICK TURN NEXUS 450-II MY/LBB (Long Boring Bar) turning center at IMTS.The machine features an optional 40” long boring bar for rigid and precise deep-hole boring to depths of 31.5”, and because the machine brings unmatched productivity and...