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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...

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...