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David Brown Acquires Unigear

February 2, 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...

AEM launches Leadership Development Webinar Shorts

January 30, 2012
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is offering a new series of leadership training webinars in convenient 20-minute segments at the same time and day each week. The series launches February 1, 2012 (Wednesday) at 12:20 p.m. CDT and runs for the next seven weeks. The webinar shorts...

Gear Solutions Conducts Reader Survey

January 6, 2012
As we embark on our ninth year of publication, we felt it was time to conduct a survey of our readers to make sure we’re hitting our marks. We would like to share some of the results with you here.• 73 percent of respondents rated the quality of Gear Solutions’ editorial content...

OSU Gearlab Presents Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Short Course

January 6, 2012
The Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Short Course will be held March 13-16, 2012, at The Ohio State University. The course has been offered for over 30 years and is considered extremely valuable for gear designers and noise specialists who encounter gear noise and transmission design problems....

SECO/WARWICK Expands Staff

January 6, 2012
SECO/WARWICK Corporation has announced that Bill St. Thomas has been added to its Vacuum Team sales staff as a regional sales manager. He brings more than 35 years of heat treating furnace sales experience and has extensive knowledge in the vacuum furnace, aluminum heat treating, and thermal...

FABTECH 2011 Breaks All Records

January 6, 2012
FABTECH 2011 shattered all records of previous shows, with the number of buyers walking the floor, educational conference attendance, and the overall square footage of exhibit space. The recently concluded four-day exposition and conference at Chicago’s McCormick Place welcomed a historic...

FANUC Named Top Global Innovator

January 6, 2012
FANUC Corporation—the world’s most diversified manufacturer of CNC systems, robots, and machine tools—has recently been named by Thomson Reuters as a 2011 Top 100 Global InnovatorSM. This new program is an initiative that recognizes the world’s most innovative organizations...

New Comprehensive Catalog from Lincoln Electric

January 6, 2012
Lincoln Electric’s Magnum® PRO welding gun line is now featured in a single comprehensive product catalog designed to help customers find the ideal gun for their welding application. The Magnum PRO product family includes semiautomatic MIG/Flux-cored guns with barrel-style or Curve™...

SME Announces New Editor in Chief

January 6, 2012
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) announces that Sarah A. Webster has been named editor in chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine. Her appointment was effective Monday, Nov. 7. She succeeds Brian Hogan, who retired after 13 years in the position. “Sarah Webster is a highly...

ExxonMobil Upgrades Lineup of Synthetic Circulating Oils

January 6, 2012
ExxonMobil Lubricants and Petroleum Specialties Company, a division of Exxon Mobil Corporation, announces the launch of its next generation of Mobil SHC 600 Series lubricants, a family of high-performance synthetic circulating oils that are expertly formulated to deliver long-lasting protection for...

Erasteel Opens New Powder Metallurgy Facility in Sweden

January 6, 2012
Erasteel, a 100-percent subsidiary of ERAMET, has inaugurated a new gas atomizing tower at its Söderfors plant in Sweden. Erasteel is the world leader for the production of high-speed steel through the process of gas atomized powder metallurgy. For all applications, tooling, or mechanical...

Partners in THINC Welcomes New Partner

January 6, 2012
Okuma America Corporation is pleased to announce that the “THINC Developers Group,” a provider of developer and end-user feedback to Okuma to aid in the continuous improvement of THINC technologies, has joined Partners in THINC. The THINC Developers Group is a think tank focused on de...

Sandvik Coromant Appoints New Director of Education

January 6, 2012
Sandvik Coromant has announced the establishment of a new department focused on education. With this change comes a newly appointed director of education in the U.S., John Jacobsen. He previously held the position of director of business intelligence for three years at Sandvik Coromant U.S. in Fair...

Online Hyponic Product Configurator from Sumitomo

January 6, 2012
Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA), U.S. headquarters for Sumitomo Drive Technologies, continues to enhance their customer service with the launch of their online Hyponic Product Configurator application. The user-friendly application streamlines the selection process of...

Mitutoyo America Corporation Announces New President

January 6, 2012
Shigeyuki Sasaki has been appointed the new president at Mitutoyo America Corporation, headquartered in Aurora, Illinois. Sasaki has served numerous roles within Mitutoyo Corporation for the last 35 years including new product development and quality control departments in Utsunomiya, Japan;...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason Adds to Genesis Series

January 6, 2012
Gleason’s popular Genesis® series now includes 260H and 400H vertical gear hobbing machines for the production of spur and helical gears up to 260 mm in diameter, and 400 mm in diameter, respectively, and up to 700mm of axial travel to accommodate extra-long shafts. The new Genesis gear...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Burr-Rx Brushes from Weiler

January 6, 2012
Weiler Corporation, the leader in nylon abrasive filament brushes, provides a complete offering of Burr-Rx™ deburring tools including power tube brushes, small-diameter wheels, Bore-Rx internal deburring tools, and large-diameter wheel, disc, miniature disc, and banded end brushes, all...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CRYSTA-Apex S CMM from Mitutoyo

January 6, 2012
The new CRYSTA-Apex®S Coordinate Measuring Machine from Mitutoyo America Corporation brings new levels of performance and economy to the 1.7 μm class of CNC CMMs. With a maximum error of MPEE = (1.7+3L/1000) μm, it more than doubles the effective measuring range at a given measurement...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Grease Test Kit from SKF

January 6, 2012
The SKF Grease Test Kit introduces a portable and user-friendly technology for performing bearing grease condition assessments directly in the field. The kit enables users to easily take samples and evaluate grease consistency, oil bleeding characteristics, and contamination without special...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Turbo 10 Cutting Tool from Seco

January 6, 2012
Seco has released another advancement for the square shoulder milling process with its new Turbo 10 cutting tool that is suitable for most roughing, semi-finishing and finishing operations. The cutter offers improved tool life and precision by optimizing cutting properties that reduce heat...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: SPECTRUM CMM from Carl Zeiss

January 6, 2012
Carl Zeiss introduces the new SPECTRUM coordinate measuring machine. This bridge-type CMM meets the market’s demand for an economical, entry-level CMM with Carl Zeiss machine, sensor and software technology. Designed for general measurement, the SPECTRUM can be configured to meet your...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Magna-Rails and Magna-Rolls from Eriez

January 6, 2012
Eriez® Magna-Rails® and Magna-Rolls® magnetically convey, transfer, control, elevate, reposition, hold or orient basic ferrous materials and finished parts. These products have been the industry standard for more than 40 years and are used primarily on automated conveyor lines. An...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: MarSurf M 400 Skidless Surface Gage from Mahr Federal

January 6, 2012
Mahr Federal will be featuring the addition of an economical and powerful new skidless surface evaluation system to its MarSurf® line of mobile surface metrology systems at MD&M WEST, February 14-16, 2012, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Mahr Federal will occupy...

AMT Releases 2011 Manufacturing Technology Report

January 5, 2012
The resurgence of manufacturing following the crash of 2008 is unprecedented. The most current U.S. manufacturing technology orders put the year-to-date total at $4,529.11 million, which is up 80.5 % compared with 2010 and are the second highest dollar amount in the last 15 years. As of October,...

Economy Can Grow by Addressing Key Issues

December 28, 2011
If the U.S. addresses “in a coherent manner” four key issues that impact the economy – employment, consumer behavior, global economic strain, and the role of politicians – the country can expect growth of around 3 percent in 2012, forecasts an economist for a leading...

MPIF Conference Opens Registration

December 12, 2011
The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) announces the opening of registration for MIM2012, an international conference on injection molding of metals, ceramics, and carbides to be held March 19-21, 2012, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina in San Diego, California. The conference,...

The Ultimate Fab Shop Giveaway, Courtesy of Lincoln Electric

December 12, 2011
Fab shop looking drab? Does it need a pick me up? How about some new tools and accessories? Lincoln Electric can help, thanks to its Ultimate Fab Shop Giveaway. Enter the contest every day until 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Dec. 15 for a chance to win great prizes, including a complete fab shop...

OSU Gearlab Present Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Short Course

December 12, 2011
The Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Short Course will be held March 13-16, 2012, at The Ohio State University. The course has been offered for over 30 years and is considered extremely valuable for gear designers and noise specialists who encounter gear noise and transmission design problems....

Free Insert Samples in Seco Tools Promotion

December 12, 2011
Seco has launched a promotion to allow manufacturers who turn cast iron to experience the benefits of the newly launched TK Grades inserts. Under the program, manufacturers working with cast iron can request a free TK Grade sample insert by visiting tkpromo.secotools.com, a Web site that has been...

Detroit Free Press Again Names Seco Tools a Top 100 Workplace

December 9, 2011
For the second year in a row, The Detroit Free Press has named Seco Tools one of the Top 100 Workplaces in the entire state of Michigan, an honor bestowed by the Troy-based company’s employees. “This is certainly a proud moment for our company,” says Jennifer Ostroff, HR programs...

Gear Solutions Names Stor-Loc Toolbox Winners at Gear Expo 2011

December 7, 2011
Three attendees won a heavy-duty toolbox donated by Stor-Loc for Media Solutions, Inc. (MSI)—publisher of Gear Solutions and Wind Systems magazines—to raffle during Gear Expo 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Raffle tickets were automatically provided to those visiting the MSI booth and signing...

Klingelnberg Opens Blade Grinding Center in Mexico

December 7, 2011
Klingelnberg’s Mexico site has been moved to a new facility in Querétaro 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 Opening event.The...

Metal Powder Group Elects Officers

December 7, 2011
Matthew Bulger, president and general manager of NetShape Technologies-MIM in Solon, Ohio, was elected president of the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) and Bruce Dionne, general manager of Megamet Solid Metals, Inc., in Earth City, Missouri, was elected president of the Metal Injection...

Kleiss Gears Attends BIOMEDevice

December 7, 2011
Kleiss Gears, Inc., a world leader in polymer gear design, will be at booth 1203 at BIOMEDevice in San Jose December 6-7, 2011, to highlight the special design and production issues of plastic gears in medical devices. The company’s senior design engineer, Mike Weiss, will also present an...

ExxonMobil Introduces Advanced Industrial Gear Lubricants

December 7, 2011
ExxonMobil Lubricants & Petroleum Specialties announces the introduction of its new lineup of high-performance, fully-synthetic industrial gear oils, known as Mobil SHC Gear series. The latest addition to the Mobil SHC brand of high-performance synthetic lubricants, Mobil SHC Gear fluids are...

Announcements from Bodycote Automotive North America

December 7, 2011
Bodycote’s automotive group includes commercial heat treat plants in Ontario, Michigan, Ohio, New York, and Mexico. Recently the plant in Rochester, New York, received its TS16949 certification and was found CQI-9 compliant. In addition the plant maintains ISO-14001, as do all Bodycote plants...

Gleason and Heller for Strategic Alliance for Gear Cutting

December 7, 2011
Gleason Corporation of Rochester, New York, and Gebr. Heller Maschinenfabrik GmbH of Nürtingen, Germany, announce the formation of a strategic alliance to serve the global gear manufacturing technology markets. Effective immediately, Gleason and Heller will cooperate in the development and...

New Global President at Sandvik Coromant

December 7, 2011
On September 1, 2011 Klas Forsström took over the position as global president of Sandvik Coromant, the world-leading supplier of cutting tools, tooling solutions, services, and know-how to the metalworking industry. Forsström has been with the Sandvik Group for about 17 years, mostly at...

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...