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Mazak Optonics Signs On Action Machinery As New Distributor

August 5, 2011
Mazak Optonics has announced its latest distributor is Action Machinery International, based in Denver, Colorado. Action Machinery is the leading distributor of metal fabricating equipment and machine tools in the Rocky Mountain Region and Northern California. The company serves manufacturers and...

Nanocomposite Coated Saw Blades from ICO Surface Coatings

August 5, 2011
ICO Surface Coatings, a Division of Tru-Cut Saw, has developed a new nanocomposite PVD coating that will increase blade life for circular ferrous and non-ferrous saw blades. The new coating is called ViTA-Nano. Saw blades coated with this material will run a minimum of 30 percent faster with lower...

Leadership Changes at FMA

August 5, 2011
The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA) announces the retirement of Gerald M. Shankel as president & CEO, effective October 1. The FMA Board of Directors has appointed Edward S. Youdell, group publisher of FMA Communications, Inc., FMA’s publishing arm, to succeed...

NASCAR and NFL Legend Welcomes New Mitsubishi Distributor

August 5, 2011
Three-time Super Bowl champion, three-time NASCAR Cup Champion, and New York Times best-selling author Joe Gibbs spoke at the grand opening of Advanced Technology Sales & Service Inc. (ATS)—the newest Mitsubishi distributor—May 25 in Greensboro, North Carolina. The appearance by...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Hybrid Metalworking Fluid from CIMCOOL

August 5, 2011
CIMCOOL Fluid Technology, offering some of the most technologically advanced fluids available for use in industrial operations, has created CIMTECH 609®, an innovative hybrid developed for superior grinding performance and excellent machining ability. Designed for moderate to heavy-duty...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: MDT 2MM Small Tools from Seco

August 5, 2011
Seco has released the MDT 2MM for grooving, parting, and profiling of small and micro parts. An extension of the successful MDT family of tools, the MDT 2MM offers a cutting edge width of just 2 mm (0.078”). The MDT 2MM is available in two sizes of inserts and toolholders. Designed primarily...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Live Centers for Small Workpieces from Riten

August 5, 2011
Riten Extra-Light live centers are designed specifically to turn or grind parts weighing as little as two ounces. These parts are commonly found in the medical and aerospace industries, as well as the manufacture of small engine components. Parts of this size are often too light or too flimsy to...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Quick-Clamping Shaft Collars from Ruland

August 5, 2011
Ruland has recently developed and manufactures quick-clamping shaft collars. They are used by themselves for various applications, including mechanical stops, locating components and bearing faces, and are frequently accessories to other components to create assemblies for many types of power...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: TIGERV-CW Grooving Inserts from ISCAR

August 5, 2011
ISCAR TIGERV heavy-duty grooving inserts with a new chipformer design, ensure better tool security, chip control, and ejection in difficult grooving operations on carbon and high alloy steel, even at slow speeds. They also can handle a wider range of applications and operating conditions. Deep...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: High Temp Walk-In Oven from Grieve

August 5, 2011
No. 905 is an electrically-heated 1200°F(~648.89°C) high temperature walk-in oven from Grieve, currently used for heat treating. 120 KW are installed in Incoloy sheathed tubular heating elements. Workspace dimensions are 48” wide x 180” deep x 72” high. The oven has...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Versatile Mobile Surface Measurement from Hommel-Etamic

August 5, 2011
Light and compact in design and easy to operate with long-lasting battery power, the Hommel-Etamic W5 surface roughness measuring system is ideally suited for measurements on the production line. Capable of a wide range of measuring tasks using an extensive array of probes and accessories, the W5...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: REGO-FIX to Unveil New Products at imX

August 5, 2011
REGO-FIX will be debuting brand new additions to its powRgrip toolholding system product family at imX 2011. The company will occupy booth 1644 at the show, which will take place September 12-14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.REGO-FIX’s new slim-nose powRgrip 6 series and secuRgrip...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: DMU 60 eVo 5-Axis Machining Center from DMG/Mori Seiki

August 5, 2011
The DMU 60 eVo is the newest model in DMG’s successful eVo Series, having already sold more than 3,000 units throughout the world. In recent years there has been growing demand for manufacturing complex workpieces, particularly in the aircraft and medical equipment industries. Mori Seiki and...

FANUC Corporation named as one of the Top 100 companies on the “World’s Most Innovative Companies”

August 4, 2011
FANUC Corporation—the world’s most diversified manufacturer of CNC systems, robots, and machine tools—has been named as one of the Top 100 companies on the “World’s Most Innovative Companies” list recently published in Forbes magazine. This list recognizes the...

Solar Atmospheres Raises the Bar with a New 20 Bar Furnace

August 3, 2011
Solar Atmospheres of Western Pennsylvania will soon welcome a custom-built horizontal 20 bar vacuum furnace (40” wide x 50” deep x 36” high, 3500 max load) to its Hermitage facility. Designed and built by sister company Solar Manufacturing this new furnace is the fastest cooling...

Solar Atmospheres of California Receives AS9100/ISO 9001:2008 Certification

July 12, 2011
Solar Atmospheres of California (SCA) is proud to announce the successful completion of the AS9100/ISO 9001:2008 certification—the premium quality system standard for companies operating in the aerospace industry. The AS9100 quality standard was established in 1999 from the desire of leading...

Star SU Adds Engineering and Sales Staff

July 12, 2011
Grady Knight has joined Star SU as a project engineer for the machine tool division. He will work closely on large projects with vice president of sales and engineering Mark Ritchie and will be based in the Hoffman Estates, Illinois, office. He earned both of his degrees—bachelor of science...

Manufacturing Technology Suppliers Commend Presidents Skills Initiative

July 12, 2011
The Association For Manufacturing Technology President Douglas K. Woods reacted positively to the news that President Obama is endorsing a manufacturing skills credentialing system to boost manufacturing jobs growth as part of his Skills for America’s Future initiative launched last year....

THINC Welcomes Quaker Chemical as a New Partner

July 12, 2011
Okuma America Corporation is pleased to announce that Quaker Chemical Corporation, a global provider of process chemicals and services, has joined Partners in THINC. “Quaker’s broad industry experience, technical expertise and extensive service make them a terrific fit for the Partners...

Sandvik Coromant Supports SkillsUSA

July 12, 2011
Sandvik Coromant is pleased to announce its support for America’s skilled workforce at the annual 2011 SkillsUSA National Championships, which was held June 21-24 in Kansas City, Missouri. This is the tenth consecutive year that Sandvik Coromant has participated in the Precision Machining...

Renishaw Chairman Elected Fellow of the Royal Society

July 12, 2011
Sir David McMurtry, chairman and chief executive of global engineering company Renishaw plc, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science. The formal admission ceremony will take place in London on July 15. Sir David will join a Fellowship that is made...

Coordinate Metrology Society Announces 2011 CMCS Measurement Study

July 12, 2011
The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) announces that it will conduct a largescale interactive measurement study during the 27th annual Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC) July 25-29, 2011, at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. The study, titled “How Behaviors...

Reishauer Helps Raise Money for the Respiratory Heath Association

July 12, 2011
While the celebrities of Hollywood were climbing the stage to collect their Oscars a few months ago, the celebrities of Reishauer were climbing the Hancock building in downtown Chicago to raise money for the Respiratory Heath Association of Metropolitan Chicago. Reishauer Corporation sponsored and...

CAMIO7 CMM from Nikon Metrology

July 12, 2011
CAMIO7 is a major software release, in many ways. This multi-sensor CMM software now reflects the latest from Microsoft Windows, featuring the ribbon style toolbar. This serves as the central location where all software functions are logically grouped into tabbed sections, containing all required...

Drake Manufacturing Services Ships Internal Thread Grinder

July 12, 2011
Drake Manufacturing Services Co. is enjoying a surge in exports to Chinese manufacturers, with orders in hand for more than 25 machines. This latest machine is a GS:TI-LM 200, a four-axis internal thread grinder with a 200mm maximum grinding length and 350mm swing over the table. It was tooled and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Universal Testers from Gleason

July 12, 2011
Now roll testing and single flank testing of bevel, angular bevel, and parallel-axis gears with diameters up to 2,500 mm can be completed much faster and easier than ever before with the introduction of the Gleason 1000T, 1600T, 2000T, and 2500T Universal Gear Testers. The new series of Gleason...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Famatec Ergonomic Manipulator

July 12, 2011
The pneumatically powered Famatec Friendly ergonomic manipulator precisely counterbalances heavy loads to allow an operator to effortlessly suspend, rotate, tilt, and transfer product with precision. Equipped with appropriate end-of-arm tooling, it is the ultimate “friend” for...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Enhanced Burr-Rx Deburring Brush from Weiler

July 12, 2011
Weiler Corporation, the leader in nylon abrasive filament brushes, is proud to introduce an expanded offering of Burr-Rx™ deburring tools. With the addition of power tube brushes, small-diameter wheels, and Bore-Rx internal deburring tools to its existing line of large-diameter wheel, disc,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: High-speed In-line Contour Inspection from Hommel-Etamic

July 12, 2011
The new Opticline CA614 noncontact shaft measuring system is designed for fast, easy, economical, and robust submicron measurement of all contour features on complex shaft-type parts up to 600mm in length, 140mm diameter. The stroke is driven by a motorized tailstock, freely positionable over the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Five-axis Gantry Mill from MAG

July 12, 2011
MAG adds a new dimension to its universal gantry mills with the new adjustable-rail U6 Series, providing a vertical W-axis to accommodate extremely tall parts. The U6 universal machining center is engineered to bring the lean machining revolution to large, high-value, complex-geometry parts,...

Sandvik Coromant Joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

June 6, 2011
Sandvik Coromant has united with the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) as an originating industry member. Located in Prince George County, Virginia, the facility is specially designed to be a collaborative research center in which the member companies and academic partners can...

Congressman Visits Overton Chicago Gear

June 6, 2011
Overton Chicago Gear (OCG) recently had the pleasure of meeting their Illinois representative.  Congressman Peter Roskam, of the 6th District of Illinois serving Addison and Lombard, visited the facility on April 27, 2011. He is a member of the Ways and Means Committee and known as an advocate...

MAG Chairman Receives Leader of Innovation Medal

June 6, 2011
MAG IAS, LLC Chairman and CEO Dr. Eng. Mo I. Meidar received a Leader of Innovation Medal from Philadelphia University at its Spirit of Innovation Gala April 30. Also honored were Jose Maria Alapont, president and CEO of Federal-Mogul Corp.; Dorothy Roberts, chairman of The Echo Design Group; and...

Siemens Wins Order for New Off-Gas Monitoring System

June 6, 2011
Siemens Industry, Inc., has received an order to provide an electric-arc-furnace (EAF) off-gas monitoring system at Steel Dynamics’ Roanoke Bar Division’s mini mill in Roanoke, Virginia. This order marks Siemens VAI’s expansion of its patented continuous off-gas sampling and...

Konecranes Machine Tool Service Offers Retrofits

June 6, 2011
Konecranes Machine Tool Service has extensive experience integrating numerous makes and models of CNC and PLC controls to a variety of complex and conventional machines, including but not limited to gantry mills, horizontal boring mills, vertical boring mills, machining centers, grinders, turning...

Mazak Plans Technology Center Expansion

June 6, 2011
The continued upswing in business in the Midwest has spurred plans for expansion at Mazak’s Midwest Headquarters and Technology Center located in Schaumburg, Illinois. The expansion represents Mazak’s continuous investment in American manufacturing and coincides with other recent...

LMS Expands Test Lab Transfer Path Analysis Portfolio

June 6, 2011
Market leader LMS International offers the most complete portfolio of transfer path analysis (TPA) solutions available. Built on more than 30 years of continuous research and development work, LMS TPA methods are the problem-solvers of choice for noise and vibration engineers in the world’s...

Industry Glossary on FMA Communications Web Site

June 6, 2011
FMA Communications, Inc., announces the addition of a comprehensive industry glossary to its Web site. The glossary currently lists over 570 industry terms with an estimated expansion to over 3,200 entries. Glossary terms are also listed in the articles on the site so visitors can learn more about...

A Green Alternative to Fluid Disposal from Quaker

June 6, 2011
Quaker Chemical offers its customers a greener alternative for the disposal of used process fluids. By recycling and reusing many of the process fluids utilized in a metalworking facility, Quaker helps its customers to lower their costs and lessen their environmental impact.When automotive...

Heat Treating Sheets from Precision Brand Products

June 6, 2011
Precision Brand Products introduces a safer, more economical alternative to the standard tool wrap rolls, 12” x 24” type 321 heat treating sheets. The sheet design keeps handling to a minimum. The 12” x 24” sheet size has been tested and chosen to be the optimum size to...

Enhanced Non-Contact Tube Inspection Systems from ROMER

June 6, 2011
ROMER—a brand of Hexagon Metrology, Inc.—announces their new line of non-contact tube inspection systems. The enhanced product line provides solutions for a wide array of tube and wire bending applications including tube inspection, bend correction to reduce scrap, reverse engineering,...

Siemens to Service Electric Arc Furnaces in United States

June 6, 2011
Siemens Industry’s Metallurgical Services Offline Maintenance business segment announces they are providing support, repair, and fabrication of Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) components from its Milan, Ohio, facility. EAFs are used to recycle scrap metals into usable product. Siemens is now the...

C4 to Represent Complete Mitsubishi Product Lineup

June 6, 2011
MC Machinery Systems, Inc., is pleased to announce that Oklahoma distributor, C4 Incorporated, will now represent the complete Mitsubishi product lineup. With a total supply chain of complementary technologies, Mitsubishi has the experience and equipment solutions to help U.S. manufacturers achieve...

Danfoss Re-approved as Authorized CEU Provider

June 6, 2011
Danfoss VLT Drives has been re-approved by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) as an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The recognition period extends for five years and includes all programs offered or created during that...

Beaver Aerospace & Defense receives Boeing Performance Excellence Award

June 6, 2011
Beaver Aerospace & Defense has received a 2010 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Beaver maintained a Gold composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance...

STRATO-Apex CMM from Mitutoyo

June 6, 2011
The new STRATO-Apex® coordinate measuring machine from Mitutoyo America Corporation combines an advanced structure with newly developed high-performance control and scanning technologies. The result is faster drive speeds, higher acceleration, and a CMM that is a productivity leader in the...

California Brazing Awarded AS9100 Accreditation

June 6, 2011
California Brazing is pleased to announce its official accreditation to the AS9100 international aerospace quality standard. The scope of this accreditation includes heat treating, machining, brazing, and contract manufacturing. This certification reflects California Brazing’s ongoing...

New Product Catalog from Emerson Bearing

June 6, 2011
Catering to OEM (original equipment manufacturers) and MRO (maintenance, repair, and operations) markets throughout the world, Emerson Bearing has recently announced the availability of a new product catalog. Due to demand, Emerson Bearing has converted its extensive online product catalog into a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Generation Speedi-Sleeve from SKF

June 6, 2011
A new advanced version of SKF Speedi-Sleeve that offers exceptional performance in radial shaft sealing applications is now available from SKF. The new generation SKF Speedi-Sleeve and SKF radial shaft seals offer an enhanced sealing system performance with improved reliability and extended...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CIMTECH 310 Synthetic Metalworking Fluid

June 6, 2011
CIMTECH 310®—a low-pH synthetic fluid designed to meet the stringent requirements of the automotive and aerospace industries—has become the standard metalworking fluid for many manufacturers. The product, manufactured by global supplier Cimcool Fluid Technology, passes all...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Super Turbo Chamfer Mills from Seco Tools

June 6, 2011
Seco Tools has announced a new line of Super Turbo chamfer mills designed to provide high metal removal rates while reducing production costs. The new cutters use the same inserts and hardware as standard Super Turbo square shoulder mills, allowing manufacturers to increase the versatility of their...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Upgraded HTA Honing System from Sunnen

June 6, 2011
The new all-electric HTA hone brings increased part capacity and stroker torque to applications such as bore resurfacing of hydraulic cylinders, extruder barrels, and die casting shot tubes, or manufacture of gas flow meter tubes and repair of actuators for construction, mining, farming, and...