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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...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Swiss Precision Tooling from REGO-FIX

March 8, 2012
REGO-FIX is the exhibitor to see at WESTEC 2012, taking place March 27-29 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, for the latest advancements in Swiss precision tooling. At the show, the company will display its dual-contact REGO PLUS line of holders, its slimmest powRgrip® toolholder and a new...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Industrial Leak Detection Kit from Spectroline

March 8, 2012
The new Spectroline® OPK-340 Industrial Leak Detection Kit has everything a technician needs to accurately and efficiently pinpoint the exact source of all fluid leaks in hydraulic equipment, compressors, engines, gearboxes, fuel systems, and water-based systems. The heart of the kit is the...

AMTDA Says Manufacturing Technology Orders Up 66.4% in 2011

March 1, 2012
December U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $519.98 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology and AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was up 12.2% from...

New Technologies at DMG/Mori Seiki Open House

February 17, 2012
Last week DMG/MORI SEIKI welcomed around 5,000 visitors 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,...

Quick Gearshaft Machining with JUNKER JUCENTER 6L

February 7, 2012
Instead of linking conventional grinding machines, more and more automotive manufacturers and suppliers rely on the compact and cost-effective technology of the JUNKER JUCENTER 6L. Many companies have already invested in the JUCENTER machine concept for their crankshaft, camshaft, or gearshaft...

Seco Among Best Employers in the Country

February 7, 2012
The National Association for Business Resources (NABR) recently named Seco Tools one of the “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” in the country. It’s also the third time this year Seco has received an award for its best practices in human resources. In addition to this...

Riten Industries Announces Promotion

February 7, 2012
Riten Industries announces the promotion of Tom Downs from eastern regional sales manager to the corporate position of director of sales and marketing, effective January 1, 2012. A 30-year industry veteran, his experience includes regional and national sales management for several prominent cutting...

Okuma TechTrek Showcases Manufacturing Solutions

February 7, 2012
In a three-day event December 6-8, 2011, Okuma America Corporation and their distributors hosted over 200 manufacturing professionals at the Okuma and Partners in THINC facilities in Charlotte, North Carolina. With 24 machines on display and 29 Partner representatives on hand to address questions,...

Hot Zone Design by Solar Atmospheres Reduces Power Loss

February 7, 2012
The R&D team at Solar Atmospheres has developed a new hot zone design concept to reduce vacuum furnace power losses (kw) by up to 50 percent. Energy loss has long been a concern among vacuum furnace engineers. However, solutions to this problem have been extremely slow in coming to market....

GF AgieCharmilles to Show at MD&M

February 7, 2012
GF AgieCharmilles will demonstrate its high-speed HSM 400U LP milling center and intuitive CUT 20P wire EDM at booth #3889 at the 2012 Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) show taking place February 14-16 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.The HSM 400U LP provides five-axis...

Greg Allen Company/Index Technologies Relocate

February 7, 2012
Greg Allen Co. and Index Technologies announce that they have expanded into a new, larger, and more efficient facility. Capacity was increased and sustained growth maintained thanks to loyal customers. Tooling, machining, and sharpenidn is available at the new address: 5755 Canal Road, Valley View,...

Reis Robotics Revises RH Series

February 7, 2012
The RH series was completely revised by REIS with regard to the successful use as removal, insertion, and spray robot in the casting foundry. The series comprises two robot types with six axes up to a load capacity of 130 kg, as well as two robot types with four basic axes for load capacities up to...

Mazak Receives Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award

February 7, 2012
Mazak has received a 2011 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Mazak maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from Oct. 1, 2010 to...

AJAX Breaks Ground on New Machining Facility

February 7, 2012
On Monday, December 19, 2011, AJAX broke ground on its new 15,000 square-foot machining facility, which will eventually create 25 new jobs. County, state, and city officials including York Mayor Eddie Lee gathered along with AJAX employees to celebrate. City Council members called the announcement...