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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Hypertherm Offers New Duramax Torches

August 8, 2012
Hypertherm, announces the availability of Duramax™ retrofit torches for five more plasma cutting systems: the Powermax600®, Powermax800®, Powermax900®, MAX42®, and MAX43®.Patented technology, such as a conical flow™ nozzle and spring electrode, in the Duramax series...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Mazak to Demonstrate Products at IMTS 2012

August 8, 2012
Mazak with demonstrate its manufacturing systems and solutions for part production challenges at it the IMTS show in Chicago at booth S-8300.The booth will also feature kiosks dedicated to specific industries where attendees can consult with expert Mazak applications engineers to gain valuable...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: American-Wera Introduces Products

August 8, 2012
American-Wera represents various top-quality German metalworking machine builders, including Profilator, Pittler, Praewema, Diskus, WMZ and MAE. These machines are sold for gear and spline production, as well as bar, pipe and tube straightening plus wheelset pressing.  The company’s...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Lexair Demonstrates Full Bore Lathe Chuck at IMTS

August 8, 2012
The Production Dynamics Full Bore collet chuck from Lexair increases the through-hole capacity of lathe spindles 25-30 percent by utilizing a self-contained mechanical-grip/air-release actuation system that allows use of a lathe’s full spindle bore capacity. The chuck’s unique design...

Seco Tools to Showcase Range of Metal Cutting Solutions at IMTS

July 11, 2012
Seco Tools will meet the increased productivity needs of various manufacturers, from aerospace to windpower to automotive to medical, by showcasing a broad range of innovative metal cutting solutions and diverse technologies for turning, milling and holemaking applications in booth W-1564. Products...

Ipsen Ships 10 Vacuum Furnaces to Five Countries

July 11, 2012
Ipsen USA is scheduled to ship 10 vacuum furnaces during the month of June setting a new furnace shipment record for one month.The vacuum furnaces will be shipped to five different countries, including: USA, India, Japan, China and Ireland. The new furnaces are...

EFD Induction Contributes to English-Language Edition of Major Heat Treatment Book

July 11, 2012
EFD Induction, together with other Sweden-based companies, Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology and leading research institute Swerea IVF, recently launched the 832-page book: Steel and its Heat Treatment—a Handbook.The new book is an English translation of Stål och...

CNC Machine Tool Builder Okuma Hires New Engineering Leader

July 11, 2012
Okuma America Corporation, a leading builder of CNC machine tools, has hired Jim Kosmala as Vice President of Engineering and Technology. Mr. Kosmala brings more than 20 years of engineering experience to the Okuma team and has an extensive background in manufacturing and controls...

CCAM Board of Directors Appoints New Officers

July 11, 2012
The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced the appointment of new officers to its board of directors. The appointments, made last week at CCAM’s annual meeting held in Richmond, ensure that global manufacturing expertise and insight continue to guide the...

$40,000 Prize Package Awarded to Greene County Career Center

July 11, 2012
Dayton Progress Corporation is pleased to announce Greene County Career Center as the winner of their “Manufacturing Challenge” competition aimed at promoting careers in manufacturing to high school students. Located in Xenia, OH, GCCC provides 26 career-technical programs to 573...

Sherry Laboratories Celebrates 65th Anniversary

July 11, 2012
With a 65-year history of leadership in the third-party testing industry, Sherry Laboratories has witnessed countless changes in the testing arena, as well as the markets it serves. Amidst improvements in instrumentation, technology, standards, and even the ease of doing business, one constant...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Latest Advances in Gear Grinding on KAPP-NILES Models

July 11, 2012
Two grinding machines with flexible process capabilities will be on display at booth N-7036 at the IMTS in Chicago, Illinois, September 10-15 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...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: 2000°F Gas-Heated Box Furnace Introduced

July 11, 2012
No. 871 is an electrically-heated 2000°F (~1093.3°C) gas-heated box furnace from Grieve, currently used for heat treating and high temperature testing. 650,000 BTU/HR are installed in three modulating natural gas burners with a floor mounted combustion air blower. Workspace dimensions are...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sandvik Coromant CoroDrill® 862 for Micro-Drilling

July 11, 2012
The new Sandvik Coromant solid carbide micro drills create holes from 0.073 inches to 0.116 inches in diameter. The CoroDrill 862 has a thin TiAlN coating that helps retain cutting edge geometry and provides a smooth surface for chip evacuation. This helps prolong tool life in workpiece materials...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Lucifer Furnaces Equips ETREMA Products With HS3-GT Furnace

July 11, 2012
ETREMA Products, Inc., the world's leading supplier of magnetostrictive materials, such as Terfenol-D®, has recently installed a Lucifer Furnaces High Temperature GT furnace in its Ames, Iowa facility. Model HS3GT is capable of heating to 2450°F under inert atmosphere, with an SCR power...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: MAG Learning Lab Details Recent Advancements of Cryogenics Machining

July 11, 2012
MAG will demonstrate its breakthrough 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, September 10-15, 2012.Sessions will start on the hour and run for 20 minutes, plus...

Siemens to Present Innovations at IMTS Exhibit

June 11, 2012
At this year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, Siemens will introduce new solutions and services for machine tool manufacturers and end-users. Under the theme, “Productivity in Motion,” the presentation will focus on turnkey solutions for the job...

OMAX® Appoints New Vice President of Product Engineering

June 11, 2012
Several industries, from aerospace and medical to food processing and transportation, rely on OMAX Corporation’s abrasive water jet technology for the fast, precise cutting of various materials, including exotic alloys, glass, rubber, stone and wood. The company, which designs and...

MicroRidge to Highlight MobileCollect at IMTS 2012

June 11, 2012
MicroRidge Systems, Inc. will highlight its reliable, flexible and easy-to-use MobileCollect wireless measurement technology at The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2012, at Chicago’s McCormick Place, September 10-15.  MicroRidge’s Booth #E-5552 is located in the...

Mazak Adds Three Service Technicians to Western Canada Operations

June 11, 2012
Mazak Canada recently added three new direct service technicians to its western Canada operations to further support the continuous upswing of manufacturing business throughout the region.These new hires, when combined with the certified personnel from the company’s distribution partner,...

Heimatec Relocates to Larger Facility

June 11, 2012
Heimatec, Inc., the North American operation for a world leader in live tools, angle heads and multi-spindle drill heads, today announces it has relocated to substantially larger headquarters near Chicago.“We made this move to increase our inventory and our staff to better serve the growing...

Renishaw Introduces Additive Manufacturing Systems

June 11, 2012
Renishaw’s new laser melting additive-metal manufacturing process is capable of producing fully dense metal parts direct from 3D CAD data using a high-powered fiber laser. Parts are built layer by layer, in thicknesses ranging from 20 to 100 microns, using a range of fine metal powders that...

EMAG Announces Collaboration For Local Training

June 11, 2012
EMAG L.L.C. announces its receipt of a five-year, $200,000 agreement with Oakland Community College (OCC), through the Michigan New Jobs Training (MNJT) program, for the training of 21 new employees in manufacturing technology, CNC machine tools, mechanical maintenance, electrical and robotics...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: ENDURO-FLEX Finishing Disc Guarantees Long Life

June 11, 2012
Walter Surface Technologies announces the launch of the improved longer life ENDURO-FLEX finishing disc for metal finishing applications.The improved ENDURO-FLEX disc features a totally new design and flap configuration with an exclusive cloth and abrasive composition. Patented backing can be...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Nextec Laser Metrology Announces WIZprobe

June 11, 2012
Nextec Laser Metrology LLC, a corporation serving the quality inspection market, has announced its WIZprobe solution, an advanced non-contact laser-scanning sensor that significantly reduces component inspection time while providing highest precision. WIZprobe offers a large dynamic range that...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: BIG Kaiser Expands Line-Up at IMTS Booth W-1600

June 11, 2012
The Kaiser Series 310 EWD Precision Finish Digital Boring Head features absolute setting accuracy shown on a built-in digital display. The robust measurement system shows precise linear movement of the tool carrier in both directions during adjustments of ø.00005” or ø.001mm....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Bio-Circle Parts Washers Eliminate Solvents

June 11, 2012
Bio-Circle is a parts cleaning system that uses bioremediation, a natural process where microscopic organisms “digest” oils and greases and convert them into water and carbon dioxide. The Bio-Circle parts washer includes a full-service maintenance program for Bio-Circle customers,...

Mazak Expands Midwest Technology Center

May 10, 2012
As part of its ongoing commitment to American manufacturing, Mazak will host a special three-day Discover More with Mazak open house at its Midwest Technology Center in Schaumburg, Illinois. Slated for June 26-28, the event will highlight the facility’s recent 18,000-square-foot expansion,...

In Memoriam: Richard Breidenstein

May 10, 2012
From Dennis Richmond, vice president of Reishauer: We are deeply saddened with the recent passing of Richard Breidenstein, one of our industry’s pioneers in gear manufacturing and technology application. On Saturday March 10, 2012 he lost the fight with his CHF illness. Those who knew Dick...

Textron Systems and Ontario Drive & Gear Join Forces

May 10, 2012
Textron Systems Canada, Inc., a Textron Inc. company, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ontario Drive & Gear Limited (ODG) of New Hamburg, Ontario, for possible work on the Textron Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) for the Canadian Forces. Textron has submitted a...

California Brazing Awarded Accreditation

May 10, 2012
California Brazing is pleased to announce their official accreditation to the AS9100 Rev. C international aerospace quality standard. The scope of this accreditation includes heat treating, machining, brazing, and contract manufacturing. This certification reflects California Brazing’s...

New Employees at Schafer Gear Works

May 10, 2012
Jeffery Basham (right) and Rodney Miller (left) have joined Schafer Gear Works, Inc. As an advanced manufacturing engineer Basham will be responsible for all advanced planning of new parts including CNC programming, tooling design, and application of the latest technologies in cutting tools and...

Ipsen Responds to Upturn with Aftermarket Support

May 10, 2012
According to the Metal Treating Institute (MTI), “Year to date sales for the metal treating industry for February 2012 were $179.5 million, a rise of 21.7 percent from 2011 when sales for January-February equaled $147.5 million,” and that, “Sales for the metal treating industry...

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...