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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...

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...