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Heimatec Relocates to Larger Facility

June 11, 2012
Heimatec, Inc., the North American operation for a world leader in live tools, angle heads and multi-spindle drill heads, today announces it has relocated to substantially larger headquarters near Chicago.“We made this move to increase our inventory and our staff to better serve the growing...

Renishaw Introduces Additive Manufacturing Systems

June 11, 2012
Renishaw’s new laser melting additive-metal manufacturing process is capable of producing fully dense metal parts direct from 3D CAD data using a high-powered fiber laser. Parts are built layer by layer, in thicknesses ranging from 20 to 100 microns, using a range of fine metal powders that...

EMAG Announces Collaboration For Local Training

June 11, 2012
EMAG L.L.C. announces its receipt of a five-year, $200,000 agreement with Oakland Community College (OCC), through the Michigan New Jobs Training (MNJT) program, for the training of 21 new employees in manufacturing technology, CNC machine tools, mechanical maintenance, electrical and robotics...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: ENDURO-FLEX Finishing Disc Guarantees Long Life

June 11, 2012
Walter Surface Technologies announces the launch of the improved longer life ENDURO-FLEX finishing disc for metal finishing applications.The improved ENDURO-FLEX disc features a totally new design and flap configuration with an exclusive cloth and abrasive composition. Patented backing can be...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Nextec Laser Metrology Announces WIZprobe

June 11, 2012
Nextec Laser Metrology LLC, a corporation serving the quality inspection market, has announced its WIZprobe solution, an advanced non-contact laser-scanning sensor that significantly reduces component inspection time while providing highest precision. WIZprobe offers a large dynamic range that...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: BIG Kaiser Expands Line-Up at IMTS Booth W-1600

June 11, 2012
The Kaiser Series 310 EWD Precision Finish Digital Boring Head features absolute setting accuracy shown on a built-in digital display. The robust measurement system shows precise linear movement of the tool carrier in both directions during adjustments of ø.00005” or ø.001mm....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Bio-Circle Parts Washers Eliminate Solvents

June 11, 2012
Bio-Circle is a parts cleaning system that uses bioremediation, a natural process where microscopic organisms “digest” oils and greases and convert them into water and carbon dioxide. The Bio-Circle parts washer includes a full-service maintenance program for Bio-Circle customers,...

Mazak Expands Midwest Technology Center

May 10, 2012
As part of its ongoing commitment to American manufacturing, Mazak will host a special three-day Discover More with Mazak open house at its Midwest Technology Center in Schaumburg, Illinois. Slated for June 26-28, the event will highlight the facility’s recent 18,000-square-foot expansion,...

In Memoriam: Richard Breidenstein

May 10, 2012
From Dennis Richmond, vice president of Reishauer: We are deeply saddened with the recent passing of Richard Breidenstein, one of our industry’s pioneers in gear manufacturing and technology application. On Saturday March 10, 2012 he lost the fight with his CHF illness. Those who knew Dick...

Textron Systems and Ontario Drive & Gear Join Forces

May 10, 2012
Textron Systems Canada, Inc., a Textron Inc. company, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ontario Drive & Gear Limited (ODG) of New Hamburg, Ontario, for possible work on the Textron Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) for the Canadian Forces. Textron has submitted a...

California Brazing Awarded Accreditation

May 10, 2012
California Brazing is pleased to announce their official accreditation to the AS9100 Rev. C international aerospace quality standard. The scope of this accreditation includes heat treating, machining, brazing, and contract manufacturing. This certification reflects California Brazing’s...

New Employees at Schafer Gear Works

May 10, 2012
Jeffery Basham (right) and Rodney Miller (left) have joined Schafer Gear Works, Inc. As an advanced manufacturing engineer Basham will be responsible for all advanced planning of new parts including CNC programming, tooling design, and application of the latest technologies in cutting tools and...

Ipsen Responds to Upturn with Aftermarket Support

May 10, 2012
According to the Metal Treating Institute (MTI), “Year to date sales for the metal treating industry for February 2012 were $179.5 million, a rise of 21.7 percent from 2011 when sales for January-February equaled $147.5 million,” and that, “Sales for the metal treating industry...

Bodycote Acquires Curtiss-Wright Heat Treatment Business

May 10, 2012
Bodycote has acquired the heat treatment business of Curtiss-Wright Corporation for a total consideration of $52 million. The consideration has been met from existing cash and bank facilities. In the 12 months to December 2011 the business delivered EBIT of $7.7 million on sales of $36.5 million....

Seco Unveils New Automotive Web Site

May 10, 2012
Seco has announced the launch of a new Web site designed to provide support to manufacturers serving the automotive industry. The site also provides information of value to manufacturers producing components for agricultural, construction, and small engine applications. The site aggregates a wide...

Gear Motions Announces Joint Venture with KBE+

May 10, 2012
Gear Motions, Inc., has announced a joint venture with KBE+ Inc., an engineering consulting firm that specializes in the design and development of gear trains and power transmission devices. The companies have reached an exclusive agreement to utilize each other’s specialties in their ongoing...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Flextec 650 Multi-process Welder From Lincoln Electric

May 10, 2012
The new high amperage Flextec™ 650 multi-process welder from Lincoln Electric delivers up to 815 amps of welding power. Its FLEXible TEChnologySM allows welders to use a variety of processes—stick, Touch Start TIG® (DC), MIG, flux-cored CV submerged arc and arc gouging—on...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CIMPERIAL Fluids from CIMCOOL

May 10, 2012
The CIMPERIAL line of products designed for heavy-duty machining and grinding on both ferrous and non-ferrous metals offer long fluid life, corrosion protection, high lubricity, low foaming characteristics, and excellent rancidity control. They are always machine friendly and engineered to save...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CoroMill Plura and Shrink Fit with iLock from Sandvik

May 10, 2012
March saw the introduction of a new iLock fixturing system for use in milling of ISO S materials. The axial forces created when machining in ISO S materials with a solid carbide end mill puts very high demands on the clamping mechanism. In some situations the tool can pull out from the chuck...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason Building Genesis Hobbers in India

May 10, 2012
Gleason Corporation announces that they have started building their highly popular Genesis series of gear hobbing machines at their Gleason Works (India) facility in Bangalore. The Genesis models 130H and 210H hobbers are being built for the fast-growing Indian market using the same high-precision...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gas Tight Dual Chamber Furnace from Lucifer Furnaces

May 10, 2012
Lucifer Furnaces recently delivered a model HS84GT-R24 dual chamber heat treating furnace for use with inert atmosphere to Standard Alloys. The unit will be used on a daily basis in the foundry and machine shop department which repairs pumps, compressors, and other equipment for the refining and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: MDE-2000 Marksman II from Spectronics

May 10, 2012
Spectronics Corporation has introduced the MDE-2000 Marksman™II, an ultrasonic diagnostic tool that converts and amplifies inaudible ultrasonic sound into audible “natural” sound. This highly advanced tool allows the technician to “hear” even the smallest compressed...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Filtramag Ensures a Premier Finish

May 10, 2012
Experts in fluid filtration Eclipse Magnetics recently worked with Pro Cut Tooling to provide a market-leading surface finish. Pro Cut Tooling is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and reconditioners of precision carbide cutting tools. Eclipse specified their Filtramag magnetic filtration...

New Technologies at DMG/Mori Seiki Open House

April 9, 2012
DMG/MORI SEIKI welcomed around 5,000 visitors in February to the Open House at DECKEL MAHO Pfronten, Germany. On top of the exhibition program with its 60 high-tech machines in operation, among them five world premieres, an attractive series of seminars and lectures was on offer. Russ Willcutt,...

Third Robotic Cell at Penna Flame Industries

April 9, 2012
Penna Flame Industries, a commercial heat treating company specializing in surface hardening, increased its industry leading technological edge in 2011 by adding its third robotic cell. The company’s family of robots is responsible for the precision surface hardening of various steel products...

AMT and AMTDA Announce Merger

April 9, 2012
AMT-The Association For Manufacturing Technology and AMTDA-The American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association announce the merger of the two associations that will integrate their products and services to better serve the members of both associations. The new AMT will be headquartered in...

Sandvik Coromant Announces New Strategic Direction

April 9, 2012
Sandvik Coromant has announced a new regionalized business structure that will improve efficiency, growth and profit with a stronger and more enhanced focus on growth. John Israelsson (at bottom) will lead the new regional organization as president of Market Area Americas for Sandvik Coromant. In...

Seco Announces 2011 Results for North American Recycling Program

April 9, 2012
Seco has released the annual results of its North American Carbide Recycling Program, revealing that the company collected and processed 57,368 lbs of used carbide tools in 2011. This represented more than double the company’s goal of 26,500 lbs, thanks to steady growth of the program...

New Corporate Quality Director at Solar Atmospheres

April 9, 2012
Edward Engelhard recently joined Solar Atmospheres as corporate quality director. He was formerly president of Owego Heat Treat. The company was started by his grandfather in 1952 and is where Engelhard honed his knowledge for over 40 years in metallurgy, heat treating, and its related quality...

Software Helps Gear Company Double Business

April 9, 2012
MTI Systems, Inc., announces that since implementing the company’s Costimator cost estimating software for manufacturing, United Gear & Assembly, Inc., has seen their business double. “Since implementing Costimator we’ve seen strength across our business in spite of the...

New Chairman of the Board at NTMA

April 9, 2012
The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) announces that Roger Atkins, vice president of sales and marketing of MIC Group, has been elected 2012 chairman of the NTMA Board of Trustees. The announcement was made at the annual Manufacturing for Growth (MFG) Meeting in Orlando, Florida,...

Okuma Adds Sales Engineers to Support CNC Machine Tool Customers

April 9, 2012
Okuma America Corporation has hired three new sales engineers to support the existing team of regional sales managers, the Okuma distribution network, and customers. They will work closely with the distributor territory sales staff to ensure customer productivity needs are met, provide sales and...

Online Lubricant Advisor from Bel-Ray

April 9, 2012
Continually at the forefront of technology in the specialty lubrication arena, Bel-Ray is pleased to announce the expansion of its innovative Lubricant Advisor, a tool that allows Bel-Ray customers to identify the ideal lubricant solution for any application. Located on the company’s Web...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Digital Laser Scanner LC15Dx from Nikon Metrology

April 9, 2012
For over a decade Nikon Metrology pioneered laser scanning and gradually sharpened the capabilities of this non-contact measuring technology. Nikon’s superior optics combined with innovative 3D laser scanning technology resulted in this new, groundbreaking Nikon scanner. The LC15Dx digital...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gold-Flex Insert from Ingersoll Cutting Tools

April 9, 2012
Ingersoll is pleased to officially introduce Gold-Flex, the new product line that features a four-edged insert for multifunctional operations. Suitable for grooving, parting, lateral turning, and chamfer machining, Gold-Flex provides excellent performance, repeatability, and economy. Gold-Flex...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CoroDrill 870 Exchangeable Tip Drill from Sandvik

April 9, 2012
March saw the launch of a completely new type of exchangeable tip drill from Sandvik Coromant. The CoroDrill 870, for the intermediate hole-tolerance area of IT9–IT10, is designed to save time and reduce hole costs. CoroDrill 870 can be tailored to optimize applications through diameter...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Digital Precision Finish Boring Head from BIG Kaiser

April 9, 2012
Complete with a built-in digital display, BIG Kaiser’s new Series 112 EWD 2-54 Digital Precision Finish Boring Head allows operators to make precision adjustments on the fly. The digital unit utilizes accessories from the Kaiser EWN 2-50XL series and features through-tool coolant supply and a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: High-Temp Cabinet Oven from Grieve

April 9, 2012
Grieve, currently used for preheating steel forgings at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions in this oven measure 20” W x 40” D x 20” H.  60 KW are installed in Incoloy-sheathed tubular elements to heat the oven chamber, while a 2000 CFM, 2HP recirculating...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: MarSurf Skidless Surface Gage from Mahr Federal

April 9, 2012
Mahr Federal has added an economical and powerful new skidless surface evaluation system to its MarSurf® line of mobile surface metrology systems. The new MarSurf M 400 features proprietary motorized probe height adjustment that quickly and automatically zeros the probe in seconds and can cut...

Heat Treat Furnace Training from Ipsen

April 6, 2012
Experience Ipsen’s passion to share heat treatment knowledge and experience on a variety of topics - operating, maintenance, troubleshooting and much more for vacuum furnace equipment. An upcoming Ipsen U course will be held April 10-12, 2012 at the Cherry Valley, Illinois, facility. A recent...

Hartwig and Okuma to Host Productivity Event

April 2, 2012
CNC machine tool manufacturer Okuma America Corporation and distributor Hartwig, Inc. will host a productivity event at the Okuma Tech Center and Hartwig Houston showroom May 8-9, 2012. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore various ways to add efficiencies to their manufacturing processes...

Siemens’ Plantville Celebrates First Anniversary

April 2, 2012
Siemens announces several new features of PlantvilleTM, its online gaming platform that simulates the experience of being a plant manager. The award-winning game boasts over 21,000 players in more than 160 countries since its launch one year ago, and has been recognized as a leader in online...

Sandvik Coromant to Open New California Productivity Center

March 8, 2012
Sandvik Coromant-the world’s leading producer of tools for the metal cutting industry—is pleased to announce the opening of a new productivity center in Cypress, California. The new facility will open its doors for a full-day Open House event on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Beginning at...

SME Elects New President

March 8, 2012
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) announces the election of a widely recognized manufacturing authority as its 2012 president. LaRoux K. Gillespie, Dr. Eng., FSME, PE, CMfgE, a metal finishing consultant and retired Kansas City Honeywell quality leader was sworn in—along with the...

Stan Blenke of Schafer Gear Works Named to Association Board

March 8, 2012
Stan Blenke, executive vice president of Schafer Gear Works—and a manager of the newly formed South Bend Gear, a joint venture between Schafer Gear Works and Somaschini, S.p.A. of Italy—has been named to the Michiana Chapter National Tooling and Machining Association (MCNTMA) Board of...

Boulder Imaging Adds Features to its Benchmark CMM

March 8, 2012
Boulder Imaging, Inc., a leading imaging solutions company for machine vision applications, is releasing a new version of its Benchmark in- or off-line optical coordinate measuring machine (CMM). Benchmark provides precise micron-level part measurement and conformance to specification for virtually...

Robert Wooler Increases Capacity With Solar Manufacturing Vacuum Furnace

March 8, 2012
Robert Wooler, a commercial heat treating company located in Dresher, Pennsylvania, recently commissioned a new vacuum furnace from Solar Manufacturing. The custom-built vacuum furnace is a Model HFL-5748-2EQ featuring a SolarVac 3000 control system, a state of the art operator interface, and...

David Brown Acquires Unigear

March 8, 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...

Controls Services Updates Logo, Web Site

March 8, 2012
After 40 years of using the letters CS on an image of an open book, Controls Service, Inc., is retiring the logo. The new “block” logo epitomizes the three main elements of their success: their scientific approach; their technical ability and embracing of new technologies; and the...

Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology Marks Manufacturing Milestone

March 8, 2012
Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology, LLC, announces that it has built the 3000th CONTURA G2 CMM (coordinate measuring machine) in the United States, which was delivered to a medical product manufacturer in Connecticut.Introduced in December of 2005 as an ideal solution for small and mid-sized companies...

Okuma Hires Five-Axis Product Specialist

March 8, 2012
Okuma America Corporation has hired Kyle Klaver as a five-axis product specialist, specifically to work with distributors and customers on their five-axis product and application needs. He comes to Okuma with 26 years of machining, programming, and engineering experience, most recently having...

Zagar Expands Workholding Group

March 8, 2012
Zagar, Inc., of Cleveland, Ohio, and Fresmak, S.A. of Zarautz, Spain, have formed a relationship that establishes Zagar as the exclusive importer of Arnold Workholding high pressure vises in North America. The agreement will move Arnold Workholding from their existing operation in Morgan,...