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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...

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...