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Oerlikon GMC 160 Gear Machining Center

December 7, 2011
The spiral bevel gear machining center Oerlikon GMC 160 is optimally suited for flexible cutting of spiral bevel gears, straight bevel gears, and cylindrical gears with universal carbide blade insert tools. Gear sets up to 2,000 mm pitch diameter can be economically produced on the GMC 160...

Innovative Gearbox Concept Analysis from Romax

December 7, 2011
Romax Technology is pleased to announce the availability of release R14.0 of the precision bearing, gearbox, and driveline simulation and analysis software, RomaxDesigner, and wind turbine drivetrain specific variant, RomaxWind. The release includes many productivity and feature enhancements and...

Castrol Industrial Secures Agreement with Siemens

December 7, 2011
Castrol Industrial has signed a purchase agreement with Siemens Wind Power to use the company’s flagship gear oil, Castrol Optigear Synthetic X 320. The award of the new contract has been the impetus for Castrol Industrial starting up the production of Castrol Optigear Synthetic X 320 at its...

MHI to Intensify Gear Cutting Machine Marketing in the U.S.

December 7, 2011
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) is poised to further intensify its marketing activities in the U.S. and aggressively explore robust demand from U.S. manufacturers associated with their moves toward establishing new plants overseas. Those moves come amidst rising momentum for plant and...

Curtiss-Wright Chairman and CEO Receives Grumman Award

December 7, 2011
Curtiss-Wright Corporation announces that Martin R. Benante, its chairman and CEO, was honored with the Leroy R. Grumman Award presented by the Cradle of Aviation Museum at its Air & Space Gala. The event was in celebration of 100 years of naval aviation. Benante was presented the award in...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Innovative Chip-Breaking Technology from Emuge

December 7, 2011
Emuge Corp. has introduced a tap with superb chip-breaking capabilities that is ideally designed for machining applications in the energy and related industries. The new Rekord DZBF Series Taps feature technology that eliminates the formation of long continuous chips that commonly occur when...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Rust Preventative Options from Birchwood Casey

December 7, 2011
Selecting the right rust preventative for a specific product application is easy referencing Birchwood Casey’s handy corrosion resistance comparison chart. Manufacturers can quickly choose from 12 different aqueous and solvent-based inhibitors and sealants to prevent rust and corrosion on all...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Coromant Capto from Sandvik Coromant

December 7, 2011
For all types of heavy machining operations in large components, Coromant Capto size C10 improves performance by allowing higher feeds and greater depths of cut. A flange diameter of 3.937 inches means a coupling suitable for heavy loads providing extreme stability in milling and turning...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Compact MICURA from Carl Zeiss

December 7, 2011
Carl Zeiss has introduced the new MICURA coordinate measuring machine. This high precision, compact, bridge-type CMM features precision scanning technology with the VAST XT gold active scanning sensor. The MICURA system offers 0.9 micron + L/400 accuracy with low probing force and is excellent for...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New M5 Chipbreaker from Seco Tools

December 7, 2011
Seco’s new versatile M5 positive-lock chipbreaker insert with robust geometry brings productivity and strength to turning and boring applications in steel, stainless steel, cast iron, and superalloys that extend from semi-finishing to the toughest roughing operations in harsh environments....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CIMPERIAL 1072D Metalworking Fluid from CIMCOOL

December 7, 2011
CIMCOOL Fluid Technology has introduced CIMPERIAL 1072D, a soluble oil recommended for machining and grinding operations with poor water quality. It can be used in heavy to severe duty machining and grinding operations on mild steels, stainless steels, hardened steels, exotics and most aluminum...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: FilterMist FX Series from Royal

December 7, 2011
While many companies are aware of the traditional problems associated with oil mist, few are aware that failure to adequately address mist and smoke issues often results in reduced productivity and increased machine downtime. In addition to the obvious effects of oil mist, production is often...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Mahr Federal Unveils MarWin 4.5 Software Platform

December 7, 2011
Mahr Federal has recently unveiled a major upgrade to the software platform for its surface metrology systems. MarWin 4.5 offers increased functionality and ease of use, a range of new features, and a series of special option packages for specific applications. The new MarWin 4.5 platform is...

LIQUI MOLY supported All German Motorsports at the Baja 1000

November 28, 2011
Though only a test run, it was quite successful. The All German Motorsports' new Jimco X6 SCORE trophy truck finished the legendary Baja 1000 twelfth in the Trophy Truck category and twentieth overall. This high performance engine was lubricated with oils from the German motor oil and additive...

Ipsen Launches HybridCarb Gas Recycling Technology

November 21, 2011
Ipsen, Inc. announces the release of its new greener process gas system, HybridCarb®, an alternative to Endothermic and nitrogen/methanol generators for atmosphere furnaces. Rather than simply burning off excess gas, HybridCarb provides precise process gas control to conserve gas consumption....

Klingelnberg‘s Mexico Site Moved to New Facility in Querétaro City

October 18, 2011
In August this year Klingelnberg‘s Mexico site was moved to a new facility inQuerétaro City. This investment is part of the company’s long-term strategy for this important market. At the new facility Klingelnberg will soon inaugurate its new Blade Grinding Center with a Grand...

Klüber Introduces Specialty Lubricant for Elastomers and Plastics

October 18, 2011
Klüber Lubrication introduces Klübersynth MR 96-31, a special dynamically light grease, utilizing a polyalkylene glycol base oil and a unique mix of solid substances. The lubricant reduces vibration, dampens noise and enables smooth motion of many different plastic materials. It is also...

Romax to Raffle iPad2 at Gear Expo

October 18, 2011
Visit the Romax Technology booth at Gear Expo 2011 to enter to win an iPad2! Romax is giving away an iPad2 to one lucky winner at Gear Expo 2011, to be held November 1-3 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Stop by booth 226 and ask for a demonstration of RomaxDesigner in order...

Three Perfect Days: Budapest

October 14, 2011
According to fDi Magazine—a division of the Financial Times—Budapest, Hungry ranks third on their “European Cities and Regions of the Future” list. By economic development standards, that’s not too shabby for a city that for centuries was simply known for being the...

Sandvik Coromant to Feature New Gear Cutting Solutions at Gear Expo

October 7, 2011
Sandvik Coromant, the world’s leading producer of cutting tools for the metalworking industry, is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at the 2011 Gear Expo on November 1-3 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Located in booth #827, the company will showcase a number of its new gear tooling...

Gleason Acquires Business of K2 Plastics

October 7, 2011
Gleason Corporation has acquired the assets and business of K2 Plastics, Inc., a leading producer of precision plastic gears and other complex plastic parts. K2’s products are sold to a diverse set of markets including electronics, medical equipment, power and air tools, and others, using its...

New Gear/Gearbox Optimization Software from Excel Gear

October 7, 2011
Excel-LentTM software from Excel Gear quickly determines optimum product parameters for various industries, helping save hundreds of engineering hours. An online demo is available, showing how easy it is to design a new gearbox. The most interesting section to design engineers will be...

Cryogenic Machining Technology from MAG

October 7, 2011
MAG’s groundbreaking low-flow cryogenic titanium machining process has been approved by the government for use in production of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter. According to Lockheed Martin, when broadly applied this new technology could improve affordability and...

Emuge to Display Workholding Solutions at Gear Expo

October 7, 2011
At Gear Expo, Emuge Corp. will showcase their comprehensive line of clamping solutions. Emuge’s workholding division specializes in providing highly accurate almost maintenance-free customized solutions for applications from low volume job shops to high volume automotive production...

Stor-Loc Introduces New MM10 Combination Cabinet

October 7, 2011
The MM10 combines multi-width and multi-height drawers into a single cabinet housing. The triple section design allows users to combine various height drawers in the left, middle, and right side of the unit, providing unlimited versatility. Its 9,500 square inches of drawer space are combined into...

New Employee at Schafer Gear Works

October 7, 2011
Melanie Wroblewski has joined Schafer Gear Works, Inc., as senior staff accountant. She will be responsible for corporate consolidations, general accounting, and financial analysis. Prior to joining Schafer Gear she was a senior accountant for Memorial Health Systems, Inc. She also has held...

Mahr Federal Celebrates Mahr's 150th Anniversary

October 7, 2011
Mahr Federal employees took time out from their busy schedules to celebrate as their parent company Mahr celebrates its 150th birthday. Founded by Carl Mahr as a small family concern in Esslingen, Germany, on the Neckar River in 1861, the Mahr Group has grown to be a global leader in precision...

Kapp to Showcase Niles ZE 800 Gear Center at Gear Expo

October 7, 2011
The Kapp Group will display their Niles ZE 800 Gear Center at booth #723 at Gear Expo in Cincinnati, Ohio, November 1-3, 2011. Grinding demonstrations will also be shown via live video links from different locations including, Indiana Tool and Machine Company’s facility, where their Niles...

AMT and AMTDA Explore Product, Service Integration

October 7, 2011
AMT-The Association For Manufacturing Technology and AMTDA-The American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association have announced the formation of a committee to explore ways to integrate their products and services to better serve the members of both associations. This committee, which will be...

ALD-Holcroft Partners with Dibalog

October 7, 2011
New vacuum furnace manufacturer ALD-Holcroft of Wixom, Michigan, is announcing a newly formed technology relationship with the leading energy management company dibalog USA, Inc., of Simpsonville, South Carolina, and the parent company dibalog GmbH of Heidelberg, Germany. The innovative vacuum...

New Operations Manager at South Bend Gear

October 7, 2011
Doug Fozo has been named operations manager for South Bend Gear, a new joint venture of Schafer Gear Works, Inc., and Somaschini S.p.A. of Italy. South Bend Gear will produce gears for engines for the heavy-duty truck market in North America. A new 50,000 square-foot plant is currently under...

Waukesha Industrial Supply Now Applied Tooling Technologies

October 7, 2011
Applied Tooling Technologies, formerly Waukesha Industrial Supply, has changed its name to better reflect the innovative changes taking place within the company and the metal working industry. The company touts a new vision, highly trained expert staff, and inventory management systems that enhance...

DMARK to Represent Drake in Southern California

October 7, 2011
Drake Manufacturing Services Co. and DMARK Corporation have formally established a new Sales Agreement for southern California. This agreement provides improved sales and marketing support related to all manufacturing equipment offered by Drake Manufacturing Services.Drake is recognized globally as...

Mazak To Participate in First MTConnect Conference

October 7, 2011
Mazak has been an ardent supporter of MTConnect since its inception several years ago, and that initiative continues with the company’s participation in MC2 MTConnect: Connecting Manufacturing Conference, the first-ever MTConnect conference. Scheduled for November 8-10, 2011, at the Hyatt...

Illuminated Pushbuttons for OEMs from EAO

October 7, 2011
EAO Corporation announces the Series 84 PCB, bringing multicolor “halo” illumination capabilities to design engineers working on HMI Systems and control panels. The Series 84 PCB offers a range of 22.5 mm, PCB-mounted pushbuttons and indicators that can be quickly and easily programmed...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Reliable and Efficient Skiving from Klingelnberg

October 7, 2011
Klingelnberg AG presents its latest innovation, skiving. This newly developed tool system can be used on bevel gear milling machines and allows for a productive, stable and precise production process, particularly for internal gears. Despite high productivity and system-inherent accuracy, the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Hexagon Metrology Offers Agilent Laser Calibration System

October 7, 2011
Hexagon Metrology Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of the entire line of Agilent laser calibration parts and accessories in its online store. The Agilent Dynamic Caibrator laser calibration system is used to verify machine tool and CMM accuracy, with many large companies and service...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: TRU TEMP Black Oxide Finish from Birchwood

October 7, 2011
Black oxide finishing for the times calls for TRU TEMP low temperature black oxide process. It’s the safe, non-boiling, and easy to operate process that uses no EPA regulated chemicals. The TRU TEMP system operates at 200° F and produces a high quality black finish without the drawbacks...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Silent Tools Milling Adaptors from Sandvik Coromant

October 7, 2011
Sandvik Coromant has launched an extension to its range of Silent Tools milling adaptors. Available in lengths 4-5xD these new dampened adaptors can provide more than 50 percent productivity increases over undampened assemblies. The full benefits of the patented dampening mechanism can be seen when...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: VIKING Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet from Lincoln Electric

October 7, 2011
The new VIKING™ 3350 series auto-darkening welding helmets from Lincoln Electric feature top-quality LCD optics for a clear, natural view in varied ambient light settings. The solar-powered helmets, augmented with a user-replaceable lithium battery, have a substantial 3.34-in. height viewing...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New High-Speed Horizontal Machining Center from Mori Seiki

October 7, 2011
Mori Seiki has started taking orders for the NHX10000 high-precision horizontal machining center. This machine is the latest and largest model in the NHX Series of X-class horizontal machining centers. With a maximum workpiece size of 78.75 in. x 63 in. and a maximum loading capacity of 11,023 lbs,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: INDEX Introduces Double End Multi-Spindle CNC Lathe

October 7, 2011
The new INDEX MS40P CNC multi-spindle automatic lathe includes a quillstock with six tool carriers and one counter spindle opposite the main six-spindle drum, making it possible to machine complex workpieces requiring many tools with highest precision in a single process. A new concept, the INDEX...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason Unveils Gear Production and Inspection Solutions at Gear Expo

October 7, 2011
In its mission to be the industry’s Total Gear Solutions Provider, Gleason will introduce a host of advanced new machines, tooling, and global customer support services at Gear Expo 2011, covering a wide array of processes for the complete production and inspection of all types of bevel and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sunnen Multi-Feed Honing Technology at Gear Expo

October 7, 2011
Sunnen’s patented multi-feed honing technology gives gear manufacturers a choice of tool-feed modes to achieve the shortest cycle times, lowest part cost, and longest abrasive life. Multi-feed combines Sunnen’s new controlled-force tool-feed with its controlled-rate feed system. The two...

Renishaw Process Control Seminar: The Start to a Better Finish

October 7, 2011
Renishaw and Okuma will present a metrology seminar to address the need for increased process control and provide details on “The Productivity Pyramid™,” Renishaw's systematic approach to reducing waste and variation in manufacturing processes via a variety of innovative ...

New Ingersoll Cutting Tools Distribution and Technical Center

September 8, 2011
Ingersoll Cutting Tools is proud to announce the start of construction on a new facility at its Rockford campus. Following months of planning, one of the Midwest’s oldest architectural firms, Tyson and Billy Architects, P.C., was selected to design the building. Rockford’s own Sjostrom...

FABTECH 2011 Expected to be Largest Ever

September 8, 2011
With more than three months to go before North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event opens its doors, FABTECH 2011 is already expected to be the largest ever. Returning to Chicago’s McCormick Place Nov. 14-17, 2011, the event will offer four full...

Fisher-Barton Opens New Materials Research Lab

September 8, 2011
The Fisher-Barton Group, a world-leading diversified industrial manufacturer, hosted the grand opening of its new $2-million state of the art materials research laboratory August 2. The new lab houses a full range of the most up to date instruments for the microscopic, chemical, and mechanical...

New Solutions Resource Guide from Weiler

September 8, 2011
Weiler Corporation has published its updated, comprehensive Solutions Resource Guide. From deburring and grinding to cleaning and finishing, this new guide provides cost-effective solutions to meet all your specific needs. Designed for ease of use, this catalog is an excellent reference tool, and...

Curtiss-Wright Acquires IMR Test Labs

September 8, 2011
Curtiss-Wright Acquires IMR Test LabsCurtiss-Wright Corporation announces that it has acquired the assets of IMR Test Labs (IMR), a leading provider of mechanical and metallurgical testing services for the aerospace, power generation and medical markets. IMR had sales of approximately $14 million...

TCI Precision Metals Expands Capabilities

September 8, 2011
TCI Precision Metals announces the installation of its new horizontal machining center, the heavy duty, high precision Hyundai-Kia KBN135. The machine is a four-axis horizontal boring mill designed to handle large part requirements quickly and efficiently, with precision. “Our customers rely...

Sandvik Expands Sustainable Manufacturing Program

September 8, 2011
Sandvik Coromant announces the expansion of its service offer to include a new concept supporting sustainable manufacturing. The company currently supports customers with advanced machining techniques and tools to help decrease machine tool power consumption during metal cutting.The program was...