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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 Industry’s 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...

Methods Machine Tools Addresses Shortage of Skilled Manufacturing Workers

September 6, 2012
On June 15, 2012, Methods Machine Tools, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative precision machine tools and automation headquartered in Sudbury, MA, hosted approximately 70 Massachusetts vocational technology students at a manufacturing event at its headquarters. Students from Westfield Vocational...

RP Machine Announces Distribution of Hera CNC Line

September 6, 2012
RP Machine announces it’s exclusive North American distribution of the Hera CNC Gear Hobbing line. The new line consists of hobbing machines from 60mm – 750mm diameter capacity.All vertical machines are rigidly designed using heavy-duty cast iron bases with hardened and precision ground...

Manufacturing Technology Orders Up 8.8% in 2012

September 6, 2012
June U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $462.95 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was down 0.6% from May and down 1.8% when compared with the total of $471.49 million reported...

Reshoring Takes Center Stage at IMTS 2012

September 6, 2012
Bringing manufacturing jobs back to the United States will be a hot topic at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2012.Harry Moser, a 45-year manufacturing industry veteran and founder of the Reshoring Initiative, will present on the topic during the show to help U.S....

Lion Technology Launches New TSCA Online Course

September 6, 2012
The U.S. EPA’s TSCA rules are complex and enforcement is stringent, making a comprehensive understanding of the regulations critical for compliance. The law has broad applicability, subjecting all companies that “manufacture, use, process, distribute, import, or export chemical...

Control System Integrator Guide Explains Benefits of CSIA Certification

September 6, 2012
When industrial automation clients have questions about how to invest in new or updated infrastructure to improve production capacity, a CSIA Certified control system integrator can provide answers. This is according to a new guide, “CSIA Certification: What are the benefits to...

REGO-FIX® Enhances Manufacturing Capabilities

September 6, 2012
REGO-FIX recently completed its 75,000 square-foot manufacturing facility expansion in Tenniken, Switzerland, increasing manufacturing capacity for its toolholder manufacturing facility and realizing significant cost savings from its environmentally conscious design.The expansion project increased...

OMAX® Names ICS 2000 New Distribution Partner for Spain and Portugal

September 6, 2012
OMAX Corporation recently named ICS 2000 as its new distributor of premium OMAX JetMachining® Centers and versatile MAXIEM® JetCutting Centers in Spain and Portugal.With more than 20 years of experience selling waterjet technology to shops of all sizes, ICS 2000 provides everything from...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Mitsubishi Demonstrates Machines at IMTS Booth N7046

September 6, 2012
Mitsubishi is showcasing the ZE40A generating / form gear grinder and the SE25A CNC gear shaping machine. Long known for its flexibility in job shop use, the SE25A will be put through its high-speed paces, dry shaping gears up to 1800 strokes per minute. The live demo will highlight the dynamic and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: RTE Akustik + Pruftechnik Introduces Sonic™

September 6, 2012
RTE Akustik + Prüftechnik from Germany will be at the IMTS 2012 trade fair, booth E-5275-7, to demonstrate its new Sonic™ component-testing technology. The scalable system allows the noise and vibration testing (NVH), the non-destructive acoustic materials testing (acoustic resonant...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Norton QUANTUM X Creepfeed Grinding Wheels at IMTS, Booth N-7051

September 6, 2012
Saint-Gobain Abrasives, the world’s largest abrasives manufacturer, has recently introduced Norton QUANTUM™ X Creepfeed Wheels featuring three proprietary technologies to create the “ultimate” wheel for free-cutting. The leading Norton technologies that comprise QUANTUM X...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: KAPP-NILES Demonstrates Capabilities of ZX 1000 and KX500 FLEX Machines

September 6, 2012
Two grinding machines with flexible process capabilities will be on display at booth N-7036 at IMTS along with KAPP CBN and Diamond-plated tools, and scale models of numerous other machine types for special applications.The  KX 500 FLEX demonstrates how process flexibility optimizes cost and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Banyan Global Technologies and IBS GmbH Returns to IMTS

September 6, 2012
Banyan Global Technologies and IBS will showcase a number of new products at IMTS Booth N-6670.Some equipment on display includes a new indexable hobbing product line for mid-to-large module gears. Module: 5 to 40 (5DP to 0.63DP) class “B” is suitable for protuberance style pre-grinding...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Technifor Introduces the TFG20 Fiber Gantry Laser

September 6, 2012
The TFG20 gantry enclosure is Technifor’s latest laser marking solution. The table (12" x 24" x 6”) with its X and Y axis numeric references, simplifies large batch marking and part serialization. This compact Class 1 laser enclosure (26” x 40” x 18) sits on a bench or cart....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Zagar Workholding Group Features Rotary and Indexing Tables

September 6, 2012
Zagar Workholding Group adds a complete line of rotary and indexing tables to its product offering. Sold under the Zagar brand, the tables are available in various diameters and with right hand or back-mounted AC or DC motors. Standard table diameters range from 4.72 to 12.6 inches (120 mm - 320...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: MAG Learning Lab Details Recent Advancements in Minimum Quantity Cryogenics Machining

September 6, 2012
MAG will demonstrate its Minimum Quantity Cryogenics (MQC) machining technology and explain its capabilities and advantages in a Learning Lab at the company’s booth during the IMTS show in Chicago. MQC will be demonstrated on a new MAG 5-axis HMC 1600, as well as on a customer’s VMC...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Royal Products’ New Econo-Rack™ Prevents Damage

September 6, 2012
Royal Products, a leading manufacturer of metalworking performance accessories, has introduced the Econo-Rack™, a device that safely collects finished parts as they come off of any bar-fed CNC lathe. It prevents damage to finished parts and reduces mess, feeding products onto a turntable...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New 20 Bar Furnace Expands Vacuum Heat Treating Capabilities

September 6, 2012
Solar Atmospheres is using a new custom-built horizontal 20 bar vacuum furnace (40” wide x 50” deep x 36” high, 3500 max load) at its Hermitage facility. Designed and built by sister company Solar Manufacturing, it is the fastest cooling furnace in the Solar fleet.The excessive...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sunnen’s SHO-965 Honing Oil Introduced

September 6, 2012
Sunnen Products introduces its new SHO-965 honing oil, a low-VOC formulation based on its most widely used general-purpose oil, MB-30.The new SHO-965 oil has a more pleasant odor, yet retains all of the high-performance qualities of industry-standard MB-30 oil,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Hyundai WIA L800A Big Bore CNC Turning Center

September 6, 2012
Hyundai WIA introduces the new L800A Big Bore Heavy Duty CNC Turning Center. With a 12.5” thru hole capacity, the L800A is designed for machining large cylindrical parts. A dual chuck design offers support of the work piece, especially on long shafts or pipe. Standard capacities include: a...

GF AgieCharmilles Introduces Milling and EDM at IMTS 2012

August 8, 2012
At the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), taking place Sept. 10 – 15 at the McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill., GF AgieCharmilles will demonstrate its latest innovations in high-performance and high-speed milling, which includes an all-new high-efficient machining technology,...

Cleveland Gear Celebrates 100 year Anniversary

August 8, 2012
Cleveland Gear Co., the pioneering force behind worm gear manufacturing in the United States, is celebrating 100 years of continuous manufacturing of leading-edge gearing technologies.“Few companies get to experience a “Centennial Celebration” with the same name and in the same...

Latest Upgrade to Global Powder Metallurgy Property Database

August 8, 2012
The online Global Powder Metallurgy Property Database (www.pmdatabase.com) has announced a new upgrade to its storehouse of material properties. The newly added data covers recently introduced hybrid ferrous structural grades based on the sinter-hardening material FL-5108 and the diffusion-alloyed...

IMTS 2012 to Host First-Ever Job Center

August 8, 2012
IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2012 will partner with experts from Trillium CNC / CNC Jobs to bring the first-ever IMTS Job Center to the show Sept. 10-15 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Located in the West Building Booth W-200, the IMTS 2012 Job Center will...

OMAX® Launches OMAX and MAXIEM® Mobile Websites

August 8, 2012
OMAX Corporation recently launched new mobile websites for its OMAX and MAXIEM product lines. These content-rich sites provide on-the-go customers with enhanced, quick access to important waterjet-related information, such as new product details and event announcements, from the convenience of a...

Mollart Presents DrillSprint at IMTS

August 8, 2012
Mollart Engineering is planning to present the latest version of its LD4 Drillsprint deep hole-drilling machine with 750 mm stroke complete with full automatic loading and unloading along with a range of the latest deep hole drill tooling from Botek.The Drillsprint LD4 has a capacity between 2 mm...

Vacuum Heat Treatment Book Available

August 8, 2012
Vacuum Heat Treatment is a comprehensive introduction and technical resource for vacuum processes and equipment, focusing on subjects that engineers, heat treaters, quality assurance personnel, and metallurgists need to know. This book also serves as a practical guide by offering numerous tips and...

The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2012

August 8, 2012
The 29th edition of IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2012 is on track to rank among the top five largest IMTS events covering almost 1.2 million net square feet of exhibit space with more than 1,800 exhibiting companies. The show will be held at Chicago’s McCormick...

Ipsen’s TITAN® DS Presented at PowderMet2012

August 8, 2012
Among the 150 global industry experts present at this year’s PowderMet2012, the Ipsen team had the opportunity to present the new TITAN DS furnace.Although Ipsen has already been in the sintering business for some time, the company recently partnered with one of the world’s leading MIM...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Reishauer RZ 60 for Planetary Pinions

August 8, 2012
The RZ 60 on display at IMTS 2012 in booth N- 7018 has been optimized for machining planetary pinions for the automotive industry.When grinding planetary gears, the cycle times are very short due to the small size of the work pieces and large batch volumes. The large batches are primarily a result...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: ECO H Horizontal Hone

August 8, 2012
Nagel Precision, Inc. of Ann Arbor, MI, will unveil its horizontal flexible honing machine designed for low volume job shops at IMTS 2012 in Chicago, IL.Nagel offers a new generation of horizontal honing machines for low production runs to bridge the gap between a hand honing machine and a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason Unveils New Gear Solutions

August 8, 2012
Gleason plans to introduce a host of advanced new machines, tooling, and global customer support services at IMTS ‘12, covering a wide array of processes for the complete production and inspection of all types of bevel and cylindrical gears. Visitors to Gleason Booth #N-7000 will be...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: JUNKER Introduces Lean Selection Speed

August 8, 2012
When it comes to high-speed grinding, JUNKER is sure to be involved. One example from the JUNKER Company is the high-speed grinding machine Lean Selection speed, now available with a new generation control system. With CBN or diamond abrasives, it guarantees optimal results and enormous output,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sandvik Coromant Launches CoroMill 170

August 8, 2012
Sandvik Coromant has launched a new, light cutting insert for its innovative CoroMill 170 precision gear milling cutter. The -PL geometry flank insert reduces cutting forces, making it the best option for smaller gear milling machines, giving users the option to reduce power consumption or run...