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Bodycote Acquires Curtiss-Wright Heat Treatment Business

May 10, 2012
Bodycote has acquired the heat treatment business of Curtiss-Wright Corporation for a total consideration of $52 million. The consideration has been met from existing cash and bank facilities. In the 12 months to December 2011 the business delivered EBIT of $7.7 million on sales of $36.5 million....

Seco Unveils New Automotive Web Site

May 10, 2012
Seco has announced the launch of a new Web site designed to provide support to manufacturers serving the automotive industry. The site also provides information of value to manufacturers producing components for agricultural, construction, and small engine applications. The site aggregates a wide...

Gear Motions Announces Joint Venture with KBE+

May 10, 2012
Gear Motions, Inc., has announced a joint venture with KBE+ Inc., an engineering consulting firm that specializes in the design and development of gear trains and power transmission devices. The companies have reached an exclusive agreement to utilize each other’s specialties in their ongoing...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Flextec 650 Multi-process Welder From Lincoln Electric

May 10, 2012
The new high amperage Flextec™ 650 multi-process welder from Lincoln Electric delivers up to 815 amps of welding power. Its FLEXible TEChnologySM allows welders to use a variety of processes—stick, Touch Start TIG® (DC), MIG, flux-cored CV submerged arc and arc gouging—on...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CIMPERIAL Fluids from CIMCOOL

May 10, 2012
The CIMPERIAL line of products designed for heavy-duty machining and grinding on both ferrous and non-ferrous metals offer long fluid life, corrosion protection, high lubricity, low foaming characteristics, and excellent rancidity control. They are always machine friendly and engineered to save...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CoroMill Plura and Shrink Fit with iLock from Sandvik

May 10, 2012
March saw the introduction of a new iLock fixturing system for use in milling of ISO S materials. The axial forces created when machining in ISO S materials with a solid carbide end mill puts very high demands on the clamping mechanism. In some situations the tool can pull out from the chuck...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason Building Genesis Hobbers in India

May 10, 2012
Gleason Corporation announces that they have started building their highly popular Genesis series of gear hobbing machines at their Gleason Works (India) facility in Bangalore. The Genesis models 130H and 210H hobbers are being built for the fast-growing Indian market using the same high-precision...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gas Tight Dual Chamber Furnace from Lucifer Furnaces

May 10, 2012
Lucifer Furnaces recently delivered a model HS84GT-R24 dual chamber heat treating furnace for use with inert atmosphere to Standard Alloys. The unit will be used on a daily basis in the foundry and machine shop department which repairs pumps, compressors, and other equipment for the refining and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: MDE-2000 Marksman II from Spectronics

May 10, 2012
Spectronics Corporation has introduced the MDE-2000 Marksman™II, an ultrasonic diagnostic tool that converts and amplifies inaudible ultrasonic sound into audible “natural” sound. This highly advanced tool allows the technician to “hear” even the smallest compressed...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Filtramag Ensures a Premier Finish

May 10, 2012
Experts in fluid filtration Eclipse Magnetics recently worked with Pro Cut Tooling to provide a market-leading surface finish. Pro Cut Tooling is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and reconditioners of precision carbide cutting tools. Eclipse specified their Filtramag magnetic filtration...

New Technologies at DMG/Mori Seiki Open House

April 9, 2012
DMG/MORI SEIKI welcomed around 5,000 visitors in February to the Open House at DECKEL MAHO Pfronten, Germany. On top of the exhibition program with its 60 high-tech machines in operation, among them five world premieres, an attractive series of seminars and lectures was on offer. Russ Willcutt,...

Third Robotic Cell at Penna Flame Industries

April 9, 2012
Penna Flame Industries, a commercial heat treating company specializing in surface hardening, increased its industry leading technological edge in 2011 by adding its third robotic cell. The company’s family of robots is responsible for the precision surface hardening of various steel products...

AMT and AMTDA Announce Merger

April 9, 2012
AMT-The Association For Manufacturing Technology and AMTDA-The American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association announce the merger of the two associations that will integrate their products and services to better serve the members of both associations. The new AMT will be headquartered in...

Sandvik Coromant Announces New Strategic Direction

April 9, 2012
Sandvik Coromant has announced a new regionalized business structure that will improve efficiency, growth and profit with a stronger and more enhanced focus on growth. John Israelsson (at bottom) will lead the new regional organization as president of Market Area Americas for Sandvik Coromant. In...

Seco Announces 2011 Results for North American Recycling Program

April 9, 2012
Seco has released the annual results of its North American Carbide Recycling Program, revealing that the company collected and processed 57,368 lbs of used carbide tools in 2011. This represented more than double the company’s goal of 26,500 lbs, thanks to steady growth of the program...

New Corporate Quality Director at Solar Atmospheres

April 9, 2012
Edward Engelhard recently joined Solar Atmospheres as corporate quality director. He was formerly president of Owego Heat Treat. The company was started by his grandfather in 1952 and is where Engelhard honed his knowledge for over 40 years in metallurgy, heat treating, and its related quality...

Software Helps Gear Company Double Business

April 9, 2012
MTI Systems, Inc., announces that since implementing the company’s Costimator cost estimating software for manufacturing, United Gear & Assembly, Inc., has seen their business double. “Since implementing Costimator we’ve seen strength across our business in spite of the...

New Chairman of the Board at NTMA

April 9, 2012
The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) announces that Roger Atkins, vice president of sales and marketing of MIC Group, has been elected 2012 chairman of the NTMA Board of Trustees. The announcement was made at the annual Manufacturing for Growth (MFG) Meeting in Orlando, Florida,...

Okuma Adds Sales Engineers to Support CNC Machine Tool Customers

April 9, 2012
Okuma America Corporation has hired three new sales engineers to support the existing team of regional sales managers, the Okuma distribution network, and customers. They will work closely with the distributor territory sales staff to ensure customer productivity needs are met, provide sales and...

Online Lubricant Advisor from Bel-Ray

April 9, 2012
Continually at the forefront of technology in the specialty lubrication arena, Bel-Ray is pleased to announce the expansion of its innovative Lubricant Advisor, a tool that allows Bel-Ray customers to identify the ideal lubricant solution for any application. Located on the company’s Web...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Digital Laser Scanner LC15Dx from Nikon Metrology

April 9, 2012
For over a decade Nikon Metrology pioneered laser scanning and gradually sharpened the capabilities of this non-contact measuring technology. Nikon’s superior optics combined with innovative 3D laser scanning technology resulted in this new, groundbreaking Nikon scanner. The LC15Dx digital...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gold-Flex Insert from Ingersoll Cutting Tools

April 9, 2012
Ingersoll is pleased to officially introduce Gold-Flex, the new product line that features a four-edged insert for multifunctional operations. Suitable for grooving, parting, lateral turning, and chamfer machining, Gold-Flex provides excellent performance, repeatability, and economy. Gold-Flex...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CoroDrill 870 Exchangeable Tip Drill from Sandvik

April 9, 2012
March saw the launch of a completely new type of exchangeable tip drill from Sandvik Coromant. The CoroDrill 870, for the intermediate hole-tolerance area of IT9–IT10, is designed to save time and reduce hole costs. CoroDrill 870 can be tailored to optimize applications through diameter...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Digital Precision Finish Boring Head from BIG Kaiser

April 9, 2012
Complete with a built-in digital display, BIG Kaiser’s new Series 112 EWD 2-54 Digital Precision Finish Boring Head allows operators to make precision adjustments on the fly. The digital unit utilizes accessories from the Kaiser EWN 2-50XL series and features through-tool coolant supply and a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: High-Temp Cabinet Oven from Grieve

April 9, 2012
Grieve, currently used for preheating steel forgings at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions in this oven measure 20” W x 40” D x 20” H.  60 KW are installed in Incoloy-sheathed tubular elements to heat the oven chamber, while a 2000 CFM, 2HP recirculating...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: MarSurf Skidless Surface Gage from Mahr Federal

April 9, 2012
Mahr Federal has added an economical and powerful new skidless surface evaluation system to its MarSurf® line of mobile surface metrology systems. The new MarSurf M 400 features proprietary motorized probe height adjustment that quickly and automatically zeros the probe in seconds and can cut...

Heat Treat Furnace Training from Ipsen

April 6, 2012
Experience Ipsen’s passion to share heat treatment knowledge and experience on a variety of topics - operating, maintenance, troubleshooting and much more for vacuum furnace equipment. An upcoming Ipsen U course will be held April 10-12, 2012 at the Cherry Valley, Illinois, facility. A recent...

Hartwig and Okuma to Host Productivity Event

April 2, 2012
CNC machine tool manufacturer Okuma America Corporation and distributor Hartwig, Inc. will host a productivity event at the Okuma Tech Center and Hartwig Houston showroom May 8-9, 2012. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore various ways to add efficiencies to their manufacturing processes...

Siemens’ Plantville Celebrates First Anniversary

April 2, 2012
Siemens announces several new features of PlantvilleTM, its online gaming platform that simulates the experience of being a plant manager. The award-winning game boasts over 21,000 players in more than 160 countries since its launch one year ago, and has been recognized as a leader in online...

Sandvik Coromant to Open New California Productivity Center

March 8, 2012
Sandvik Coromant-the world’s leading producer of tools for the metal cutting industry—is pleased to announce the opening of a new productivity center in Cypress, California. The new facility will open its doors for a full-day Open House event on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Beginning at...

SME Elects New President

March 8, 2012
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) announces the election of a widely recognized manufacturing authority as its 2012 president. LaRoux K. Gillespie, Dr. Eng., FSME, PE, CMfgE, a metal finishing consultant and retired Kansas City Honeywell quality leader was sworn in—along with the...

Stan Blenke of Schafer Gear Works Named to Association Board

March 8, 2012
Stan Blenke, executive vice president of Schafer Gear Works—and a manager of the newly formed South Bend Gear, a joint venture between Schafer Gear Works and Somaschini, S.p.A. of Italy—has been named to the Michiana Chapter National Tooling and Machining Association (MCNTMA) Board of...

Boulder Imaging Adds Features to its Benchmark CMM

March 8, 2012
Boulder Imaging, Inc., a leading imaging solutions company for machine vision applications, is releasing a new version of its Benchmark in- or off-line optical coordinate measuring machine (CMM). Benchmark provides precise micron-level part measurement and conformance to specification for virtually...

Robert Wooler Increases Capacity With Solar Manufacturing Vacuum Furnace

March 8, 2012
Robert Wooler, a commercial heat treating company located in Dresher, Pennsylvania, recently commissioned a new vacuum furnace from Solar Manufacturing. The custom-built vacuum furnace is a Model HFL-5748-2EQ featuring a SolarVac 3000 control system, a state of the art operator interface, and...

David Brown Acquires Unigear

March 8, 2012
David Brown, one of the world’s leading providers of industrial gearing solutions and support services, is delighted to announce it has acquired Montreal-based industrial gear manufacturer Unigear Industries, Inc. Unigear is a privately held business that is renowned for its high quality...

Controls Services Updates Logo, Web Site

March 8, 2012
After 40 years of using the letters CS on an image of an open book, Controls Service, Inc., is retiring the logo. The new “block” logo epitomizes the three main elements of their success: their scientific approach; their technical ability and embracing of new technologies; and the...

Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology Marks Manufacturing Milestone

March 8, 2012
Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology, LLC, announces that it has built the 3000th CONTURA G2 CMM (coordinate measuring machine) in the United States, which was delivered to a medical product manufacturer in Connecticut.Introduced in December of 2005 as an ideal solution for small and mid-sized companies...

Okuma Hires Five-Axis Product Specialist

March 8, 2012
Okuma America Corporation has hired Kyle Klaver as a five-axis product specialist, specifically to work with distributors and customers on their five-axis product and application needs. He comes to Okuma with 26 years of machining, programming, and engineering experience, most recently having...

Zagar Expands Workholding Group

March 8, 2012
Zagar, Inc., of Cleveland, Ohio, and Fresmak, S.A. of Zarautz, Spain, have formed a relationship that establishes Zagar as the exclusive importer of Arnold Workholding high pressure vises in North America. The agreement will move Arnold Workholding from their existing operation in Morgan,...

Schafer Gear Honored with Economic Impact Award

March 8, 2012
Schafer Gear Works was recently honored with the Economic Impact Award from the Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County, Indiana. Presented at the chamber’s Annual Salute to Business Luncheon, this award recognizes a company’s strategic vision and its sustainable capital investment in...

Pro-Gear Joins Gear Motions

March 8, 2012
Gear Motions, Inc., has acquired Pro-Gear Co., Inc., in Buffalo, New York. Pro-Gear is a gear manufacturer for original equipment manufacturers such as Mack Truck, and also provides quick-turnaround gear grinding services for gear manufacturers that need additional capacity or companies that need...

Power Plant Services chooses Lucifer Furnaces

March 8, 2012
Lucifer Furnaces, Inc., recently delivered a single chamber bench model box furnace to Power Plant Services, an ISO 9001certified provider of parts and repairs for the power generation and steel mill industries. Model RD7-KHE24 is part of the Red Devil Series of furnaces built with economy, energy...

Ipsen is Leading Exporter

March 8, 2012
Ipsen USA—based in Illinois and Pennsylvania—exported a record number of “Made in America” vacuum furnaces to our global customer base. According to production manager Ted Hannan, “Our energetic team of employees show every day that hard work wins. High quality...

SECO/WARWICK to Represent EXPANITE

March 8, 2012
SECO/WARWICK Group, a worldwide industrial furnace and heat treatment equipment supplier, and EXPANITE A/S—a think tank technology company from Denmark—signed at the end of January an agreement to be the exclusive supplier of advanced installation technology by SECO/WARWICK for the...

Norplex-Micarta Invests in New Instron Machine

March 8, 2012
Norplex-Micarta announces the addition of a Model 4486 Instron machine to their quality assurance laboratory. An Instron machine is a computer controlled unit designed to evaluate the mechanical properties of materials. The machine is equipped with pneumatic jaws with a 60,000 pound load capacity....

QC American Announces Agreement with MDM Mecatronics

March 8, 2012
QC American, LLC of Ypsilanti, Michigan, announces an exclusive agreement with MDM Mecatronics of Bologna, Italy, for CNC gear measuring machines (GMM), software, and services for North and South America. MDM’s range of GMMs are class I capable to VDI/VDE 2612 & 2613. Current GMM models...

CCAM Enhances Global Reach with Addition of Sulzer Metco

March 8, 2012
The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) announces that Sulzer Metco—a leading surface solutions provider—has joined its organization, which brings together best-in-class manufacturers and Virginia’s top higher education institutions to collaborate and deliver new...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Innovative Metalworking Fluid from CIMCOOL

March 8, 2012
CIMCOOL, a long-time industry leader in metalworking fluid technology, offers CIMTECH 610®, an innovative metalworking fluid proven to be an exceptional product for milling and drilling aerospace and aluminum alloy material. Featuring a hybrid blend of patented and synthetic lubricants, CIMTECH...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CoroDrill 860 Solid Carbide Drill from Sandvik

March 8, 2012
March sees the launch of the CoroDrill 860, the fastest solid carbide drill on the market for steel drilling. This drill is a top performer for conventional drilling, chamfered holes, inclined surfaces, cross holes, stack drilling, and convex/concave surfaces. With excellent chip evacuation...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Ivadizer Ion Vapor Deposition Vacuum Vessel from Ipsen

March 8, 2012
Whether your business is fasteners or aerospace components Ipsen’s Ivadizer® is the Ion Vapor Deposition (IVD) vacuum vessel you need. This physical vapor deposition process is used to apply pure aluminum coatings to various substrates, mainly for corrosion protection. The Ivadizer is a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Additions to PRECI-FLEX System from Exsys Tool

March 8, 2012
The Exsys/Eppinger PRECI-FLEX® adapter system is continuously expanding to meet the toolholding needs of today’s manufacturers, and Exsys Tool will feature two of the system’s latest innovate additions in booth #2108 at the WESTEC 2012 show scheduled for March 27-29 in Los Angeles....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Crownloc Plus from Seco Tools

March 8, 2012
Seco’s new generation of Crownloc Plus exchangeable tip drills takes holemaking to the next level by increasing output and decreasing machining costs. Crownloc Plus saves users money by incorporating several new features that yield high quality holes with less tool inventory and no regrinding...