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New Brochure from Advanced Machine & Engineering

April 1, 2011
Advanced Machine & Engineering Co. (AME) announces the new “Workholding Solutions” brochure. The 12-page overview brochure describes modular components, Self-Aligning Fixture Elements (S.A.F.E.), grids, force cartridges, tombstones, locating systems, and high-density workholding...

Metallurgical Reference Booklet for Vacuum Furnace Users

April 1, 2011
In a joint effort, Solar Atmospheres and Solar Manufacturing have produced an updated booklet titled “Critical Melting Points and Reference Data for Vacuum Heat Treating.” This handy reference manual allows the vacuum furnace user to quickly find and understand essential data on various...

C&B Machinery Lands Order from Allison Transmission

April 1, 2011
C&B Machinery has been awarded an order by Allison Transmission to build a “flexible” double disc grinding cell for its facility in Chennai, India: Allison Transmission India Private Limited. The grinding cell is designed to grind the faces of transmission pinion gears for...

Engis Plans Expansion of World Headquarters

April 1, 2011
Engis Corporation announces expansion plans that will nearly double the size of its world headquarters in Wheeling, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. The company will expand its state of the art manufacturing and warehouse facilities and create space for the new Engis Technology Center.  The 54,000...

New High-Speed Laser Controls from FANUC

April 1, 2011
FANUC Factory Automation America (FANUC FA America) introduces the Series 30i/31i-L MODEL B high-speed laser controls capable of supporting advanced levels of high speed laser processing. They have the capacity to deliver seamless choreography between axes motion and power modulation, even in cases...

Latest Powder Metallurgy Trends at PowderMet2011

April 1, 2011
PowderMet2011, an annual conference sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) and APMI International, will highlight the latest developments and trends in metal powders, as well as powder metallurgy (PM) processes, products, and applications. This International Conference on Powder...

Tektronix Service Solutions Opens California Facility

April 1, 2011
Tektronix Service Solutions announces the opening of its newest Next Generation instrument services lab in Santa Clara, California. The new facility provides enhanced service options and added flexibility for central California companies that rely on test, measurement, and control instrumentation...

Good News at FMA Annual Conferences

April 1, 2011
Two spirited keynote speeches that offered bullish perspectives on the future of U.S. manufacturing—with specific caveats—highlighted The FABRICATOR®’s Leadership Summit, 6th Annual Metal Matters, and FMA’s 15th Annual Toll Processing Conference, held in early March in...

Promotion at Emerson Bearing

April 1, 2011
Emerson Bearing—a Boston-based bearing company catering to OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations) markets nationally and internationally—has recently promoted Bob Piracini to marketing specialist.As marketing specialist he will lead the new...

New Direction for Chevalier in 2011

April 1, 2011
Chevalier Machinery has a new sales direction for 2011, focusing on selling “Large Capacity and Heavy Duty Machining,” and there are some specific models being focused on for both for their grinding and chip cutting divisions. The FVM-3016 is the top of the line DCL type double column...

SME Announces Green Manufacturing Program

April 1, 2011
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has partnered with Purdue University Technical Assistance Program (TAP) on a Green Manufacturing Specialist Certificate Program. Purdue TAP has developed an extensive training program and SME has developed the outcome assessment. Each program component...

Mazak Certifies SME Tooling U for VIP Technology Partnership Program

April 1, 2011
Mazak has announced that SME Tooling U, the leading provider of online manufacturing training programs, has been named the newest member of Mazak’s Value Inspired Partners (VIP) program. Created from a desire to provide manufacturers with total solutions, the VIP program promotes higher...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Solid Carbide Drills from Seco Tools

April 1, 2011
Seco Tools has announced additions to its line of Feedmax™ solid carbide drills that avoid delamination upon entry or exit when drilling in carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) materials. The new –C1 geometry features a sharp optimized double points, while the –C2 geometry is...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New ZE15B Gear Grinding Machine from MHI

April 1, 2011
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has developed a new gear grinding machine, the ZE15B, suitable for volume production of gears up to 150 millimeters (mm) in diameter. The machine's high-speed and high-accuracy machining capability will enable further enhancement of productivity, coupled...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Versatile Gaging System from Renishaw

April 1, 2011
Equator™ is a radical new alternative to traditional dedicated gaging, filling a gap in the market never before addressed. It is more than just a new gaging system, it marks the launch of Renishaw’s first gaging product line. The patented low-cost design, unique in construction and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Welding Apparel from Lincoln Electric

April 1, 2011
Whether it’s welding in the field, in the shop, or in a garage Lincoln’s new personal protection clothing line Red Line™ welding apparel offers the ideal gear for every application. “Whether someone welds for a living or is an occasional backyard welder, safety is always at...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Precision Toolholding Solutions from REGO-FIX

April 1, 2011
REGO-FIX’s swissQuick toolholding system provides a wide range of flexible models in various types (ER 8 - ER 25) and clamping ranges (0.5 mm - 13 mm). The swissQuick system allows for faster tool changes and allows pre-setting of tool assemblies offline to maximize production time....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: ISCAR Expands HELIDO Milling Line

April 1, 2011
A major expansion of the ISCAR HELIDO 845-13 mill family brings the efficiency and economy of these popular tools to a wider size and application range. Key additions to the cutter line include extra-fine pitch cutters in the diameter range 2.0”-5.0” and coarse-pitch models with coolant...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New USB Input Tool from Mitutoyo

April 1, 2011
Mitutoyo America Corporation announces the availability of a new USB input device that streamlines the interfacing of Mitutoyo Digimatic hand measurement tools with PCs. The new USB Input Tool Direct: USB-ITN includes seven models, with each dedicated to a specific type of cable plug/ connector pin...

Gleason Expands Coating Facility

March 1, 2011
Gleason Corporation has announced a new investment to expand the Advanced Coatings Facility at its Gleason Cutting Tools Corporation (GCTC) facility located in Loves Park, Illinois. The expansion just completed includes an enlargement of the coating department that will accommodate an additional...

Timken to Invest in Faircrest Steel Plant

March 1, 2011
The Timken Company will invest approximately $35 million to install a high-volume, in-line forge press at its Faircrest rolling mill facility in Canton, Ohio. This investment comes on the heels of the $50-million commitment in capital improvements initiated at the end of 2010 at the company’s...

Curtiss-Wright to Acquire BASF's Surface Technologies Business

March 1, 2011
Curtiss-Wright Corporation announces that through its Metal Treatment segment, it has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire the assets of BASF’s Surface Technologies business from BASF Corporation. The Surface Technologies business is a leading supplier of metallic and ceramic...

New Vice President of Heat Treating at Inductoheat

March 1, 2011
Inductoheat, Inc., has appointed Robert Madeira as vice president of heat treating. He has worked in the induction heat treat industry for more than 26 years, most recently as the director of sales for Fluxtrol, Inc. He has a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State and a master’s degree...

LAI International Earns Boeing Performance Award

March 1, 2011
LAI International, Inc., strategic supplier of precision components and subassemblies for original equipment manufacturers, has received a Boeing Performance Excellence Award. LAI maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from Oct. 1, 2009,...

FARO Celebrates 30 Years with a Custom Chopper

March 1, 2011
The world’s leading provider of portable measurement and imaging solutions, FARO Technologies, Inc., celebrates 30 years in 2011. With three decades of innovation and helping its customers’ products and processes be the best in the world, FARO celebrated this milestone by having one of...

SME Education Foundation Supports STEM Education Programs

March 1, 2011
In a recent study, the Kauffman Foundation found that in any given year the top-performing 1 percent of firms is generating roughly 40 percent of all new jobs. The SME Education Foundation accelerated its efforts through relationships with this 1 percent of major companies to deliver its STEM-based...

Rexnord Opens New Gearbox Repair and Remanufacturing Facility

March 1, 2011
Rexnord Industries has opened a fully renovated 29,000 square-foot gearbox repair and remanufacturing facility in Salt Lake City. The facility is part of Rexnord’s Falk™ RENEW® Prager® product services, which repairs or rebuilds gearboxes of all makes, brands, and sizes....

New Sales Manager at ICO Surface Coatings

March 1, 2011
ICO Surface Coatings has appointed Al Brooker as sales manager. He has sold PVD coatings for over 25 years in all major markets including cutting tools, automotive tier 1 and 2 suppliers, aerospace, plastics, and die and mold industries. He has an extensive background with TiN, AlTin, TiCN, DLC,...

Davall Gears Invests in Improved Production Methods

March 1, 2011
Davall Gears Ltd has recently taken delivery of a newly commissioned Gleason-Pfauter P400ES CNC shaping machine tool. This investment will enable Davall to more efficiently produce both spur and helical gearing, utilizing electronic controls to remove the need for expensive mechanical guides. This...

NBT Announces Manufacturing Camp Grant Winners

March 1, 2011
Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), The Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA), announces the winners of its 2011 manufacturing camp grant awards. Nine grants of $2,500 each were awarded by NBT to community and technical colleges that offer day camp...

Mazak Receives Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award

March 1, 2011
Mazak has received a 2010 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Mazak maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period from October 1, 2009 to...

Rohde & Schwarz Announces New Relationship

March 1, 2011
Rohde and Schwarz, a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, has formed a relationship with Tektronix Service Solutions to offer customers in North America a single source for calibration services. This represents the first time that two major test and measurement...

AME Completes Asset Purchase of Metalcut

March 1, 2011
Advanced Machine & Engineering (AME), the Rockford, Illinois-based manufacturer of various machine tool components and auxiliary equipment, has announced the asset purchase of the Metalcut Carbide Saw Division of Centro-Metalcut, also of Rockford, and a longtime global industry leader in the...

Personnel Changes at Okuma America

March 1, 2011
Okuma America Corporation has made personnel adjustments to put a heightened focus on advanced technology. The newly created Technology Group will allow an increased emphasis on the THINC®-OSP control, the formation of technology partnerships, and the utilization of the Partners in THINC and...

Latest Powder Metallurgy Trends at PowderMet2011

March 1, 2011
PowderMet2011, an annual conference sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) and APMI International, will highlight the latest developments and trends in metal powders, as well as powder metallurgy (PM) processes, products, and applications. The International Conference on Powder...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Ingersoll Introduces 2-Start Hob

March 1, 2011
Ingersoll has introduced a 2-Start Indexable Carbide Insert Hob, which nearly doubles productivity for machining gears with large numbers of teeth when compared to single-start ICI hobs. The Ingersoll 2-Start Hob features inserts with four cutting edges and simple set-up with no shims or adjustment...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Mahr Linear 100 Now Faster and Easier to Use

March 1, 2011
Mahr Federal has introduced a new MarCheck measuring and evaluation unit for its high precision Linear 100 universal length measuring instrument. MarCheck allows both measurements and calibrations to be performed quickly and reliably at the touch of a button. Results are clearly shown in large...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Mist Control for Industrial Gearboxes

March 1, 2011
The OILMISER™ Vapor Guard (OVG) is designed for lubricated gearboxes and bearing housings that are vented to atmosphere. High working loads, continuous operation, and internal moving parts, will generate oil mist and fumes inside a gearbox. Temperature fluctuations and thermal expansion cause...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Universal Gear Grinder from Mitsubishi

March 1, 2011
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has developed a universal gear grinding machine, the ZE40A, which is capable of high-precision machining of various sizes of gears up to 600 millimeters (mm) in diameter. The new machine can accommodate both generating grinding and profile grinding, and also...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Emuge Introduces High-Performance JIS Tap Line

March 1, 2011
Emuge Corp. has introduced a new line of high-performance JIS taps for tapping applications at companies manufacturing products with Japanese-specified standards. The new Emuge JIS Line includes a selection of taps and cold-forming taps. Shank diameter and square dimensions are in accordance with...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Chip Removal for CNC Machines from PRAB

March 1, 2011
PRAB now offers a lighter-duty version of its proven drag conveyor technology that easily integrates under certain types of CNC machines for removal of chips at the source. “We’ve redesigned our drag conveyor in a low-profile format to easily integrate under machining centers,”...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: SD600 System from Seco Tools

February 4, 2011
The SD600 system comes in a diameter range of 60-160mm and drilling depths of up to 10xD. It features Seco’s strong square inserts with four cutting edges available in universal grade T2000D offering both wear resistance and toughness, or T3000D for applications requiring a tougher grade. The...

MAG Expands Large Machine Tool Product Range

February 4, 2011
MAG IAS, LLC—one of the world’s largest machine tool and factory automation companies—having successfully weathered the economic challenges of recent years, is investing to develop a range of larger and more versatile machine tools which will be added to the product lines already...

Induction System for Drivetrain Components from Inductoheat

February 4, 2011
Inductoheat, Inc., the world’s leading induction heating equipment manufacturer, recently shipped an induction hardening and tempering system to a major drivetrain component supplier. This machine is designed specifically for hardening and tempering hub spindles and outer ring hubs. This...

Northwire Appoints Eastern Regional Sales Manager

February 4, 2011
Northwire Technical Cable, an innovative solutions provider in the marketing, design, and manufacture of technical and retractile cables and cable assemblies, has hired Greg Reese as eastern regional sales manager. He has more than 16 years of experience as a product manager, sales manager, and...

Seco Tools Makes U.S. Acquisition

February 4, 2011
Seco Tools has signed an agreement to acquire the American companies NC Industries (NCI) and Diamond Tool Coating (DTC). NCI is a producer of solid carbide end mills under the Niagara Cutters and Arch Micro Tools brands and is among the largest local producers of these products in the United...

Gleason Opens New Subsidiary in Russia

February 4, 2011
Gleason Corporation has opened a new wholly-owned subsidiary in Russia, Gleason Sales (CIS). Strategically located in Korolev near Moscow, Gleason Sales (CIS) will provide sales and service of Gleason’s full line of gear production solutions to Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and all of the CIS...

Fairfield to Make Significant Corporate Investment

February 4, 2011
Fairfield Manufacturing Co., Inc., will make a $53.1 million capital investment over the next three years at its Lafayette, Indiana, plant. The announcement was made at a news conference Monday, December 6, at the facility, which currently employs 1,032. The investment comes as Gary Lehman,...

Coordinate Metrology Society Announces Call for Papers

February 4, 2011
The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS), the preeminent membership association for measurement professionals, has announced their “Call for Papers” in anticipation of the 2011 Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC). This 27th annual event will be held in Phoenix, Arizona...

Mazak Certifies Parlec for VIP Technology Partnership Program

February 4, 2011
Parlec, Inc., has been named the newest member of Mazak’s Value Inspired Partners (VIP) program. Created from a desire to provide manufacturers with total solutions, the VIP program promotes higher levels of cooperation among companies offering complementary manufacturing...

TUS Paper from Solar Atmospheres and Solar Manufacturing

February 4, 2011
Solar Atmospheres and Solar Manufacturing have released a procedure for Temperature Uniformity Surveying of vacuum furnaces. This document has been created to provide a surveying method that complies with the AMS2750D requirements.This newly written Temperature Uniformity Survey (TUS) illustrates...

CNC Gear Measurement System from The Adams Company

February 4, 2011
The Adams Company has established an outstanding reputation for quality gear production, continuing to acquire the latest equipment to produce the most efficient, economical, and high quality gears and shafts. The company has purchased a Process Equipment Company (PECo) ND430 CNC gear measurement...