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Schafer Gear Honored with Economic Impact Award

March 8, 2012
Schafer Gear Works was recently honored with the Economic Impact Award from the Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County, Indiana. Presented at the chamber’s Annual Salute to Business Luncheon, this award recognizes a company’s strategic vision and its sustainable capital investment in...

Pro-Gear Joins Gear Motions

March 8, 2012
Gear Motions, Inc., has acquired Pro-Gear Co., Inc., in Buffalo, New York. Pro-Gear is a gear manufacturer for original equipment manufacturers such as Mack Truck, and also provides quick-turnaround gear grinding services for gear manufacturers that need additional capacity or companies that need...

Power Plant Services chooses Lucifer Furnaces

March 8, 2012
Lucifer Furnaces, Inc., recently delivered a single chamber bench model box furnace to Power Plant Services, an ISO 9001certified provider of parts and repairs for the power generation and steel mill industries. Model RD7-KHE24 is part of the Red Devil Series of furnaces built with economy, energy...

Ipsen is Leading Exporter

March 8, 2012
Ipsen USA—based in Illinois and Pennsylvania—exported a record number of “Made in America” vacuum furnaces to our global customer base. According to production manager Ted Hannan, “Our energetic team of employees show every day that hard work wins. High quality...

SECO/WARWICK to Represent EXPANITE

March 8, 2012
SECO/WARWICK Group, a worldwide industrial furnace and heat treatment equipment supplier, and EXPANITE A/S—a think tank technology company from Denmark—signed at the end of January an agreement to be the exclusive supplier of advanced installation technology by SECO/WARWICK for the...

Norplex-Micarta Invests in New Instron Machine

March 8, 2012
Norplex-Micarta announces the addition of a Model 4486 Instron machine to their quality assurance laboratory. An Instron machine is a computer controlled unit designed to evaluate the mechanical properties of materials. The machine is equipped with pneumatic jaws with a 60,000 pound load capacity....

QC American Announces Agreement with MDM Mecatronics

March 8, 2012
QC American, LLC of Ypsilanti, Michigan, announces an exclusive agreement with MDM Mecatronics of Bologna, Italy, for CNC gear measuring machines (GMM), software, and services for North and South America. MDM’s range of GMMs are class I capable to VDI/VDE 2612 & 2613. Current GMM models...

CCAM Enhances Global Reach with Addition of Sulzer Metco

March 8, 2012
The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) announces that Sulzer Metco—a leading surface solutions provider—has joined its organization, which brings together best-in-class manufacturers and Virginia’s top higher education institutions to collaborate and deliver new...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Innovative Metalworking Fluid from CIMCOOL

March 8, 2012
CIMCOOL, a long-time industry leader in metalworking fluid technology, offers CIMTECH 610®, an innovative metalworking fluid proven to be an exceptional product for milling and drilling aerospace and aluminum alloy material. Featuring a hybrid blend of patented and synthetic lubricants, CIMTECH...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CoroDrill 860 Solid Carbide Drill from Sandvik

March 8, 2012
March sees the launch of the CoroDrill 860, the fastest solid carbide drill on the market for steel drilling. This drill is a top performer for conventional drilling, chamfered holes, inclined surfaces, cross holes, stack drilling, and convex/concave surfaces. With excellent chip evacuation...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Ivadizer Ion Vapor Deposition Vacuum Vessel from Ipsen

March 8, 2012
Whether your business is fasteners or aerospace components Ipsen’s Ivadizer® is the Ion Vapor Deposition (IVD) vacuum vessel you need. This physical vapor deposition process is used to apply pure aluminum coatings to various substrates, mainly for corrosion protection. The Ivadizer is a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Additions to PRECI-FLEX System from Exsys Tool

March 8, 2012
The Exsys/Eppinger PRECI-FLEX® adapter system is continuously expanding to meet the toolholding needs of today’s manufacturers, and Exsys Tool will feature two of the system’s latest innovate additions in booth #2108 at the WESTEC 2012 show scheduled for March 27-29 in Los Angeles....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Crownloc Plus from Seco Tools

March 8, 2012
Seco’s new generation of Crownloc Plus exchangeable tip drills takes holemaking to the next level by increasing output and decreasing machining costs. Crownloc Plus saves users money by incorporating several new features that yield high quality holes with less tool inventory and no regrinding...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Swiss Precision Tooling from REGO-FIX

March 8, 2012
REGO-FIX is the exhibitor to see at WESTEC 2012, taking place March 27-29 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, for the latest advancements in Swiss precision tooling. At the show, the company will display its dual-contact REGO PLUS line of holders, its slimmest powRgrip® toolholder and a new...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Industrial Leak Detection Kit from Spectroline

March 8, 2012
The new Spectroline® OPK-340 Industrial Leak Detection Kit has everything a technician needs to accurately and efficiently pinpoint the exact source of all fluid leaks in hydraulic equipment, compressors, engines, gearboxes, fuel systems, and water-based systems. The heart of the kit is the...

AMTDA Says Manufacturing Technology Orders Up 66.4% in 2011

March 1, 2012
December U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $519.98 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology and AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was up 12.2% from...

New Technologies at DMG/Mori Seiki Open House

February 17, 2012
Last week DMG/MORI SEIKI welcomed around 5,000 visitors 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,...

Quick Gearshaft Machining with JUNKER JUCENTER 6L

February 7, 2012
Instead of linking conventional grinding machines, more and more automotive manufacturers and suppliers rely on the compact and cost-effective technology of the JUNKER JUCENTER 6L. Many companies have already invested in the JUCENTER machine concept for their crankshaft, camshaft, or gearshaft...

Seco Among Best Employers in the Country

February 7, 2012
The National Association for Business Resources (NABR) recently named Seco Tools one of the “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” in the country. It’s also the third time this year Seco has received an award for its best practices in human resources. In addition to this...

Riten Industries Announces Promotion

February 7, 2012
Riten Industries announces the promotion of Tom Downs from eastern regional sales manager to the corporate position of director of sales and marketing, effective January 1, 2012. A 30-year industry veteran, his experience includes regional and national sales management for several prominent cutting...

Okuma TechTrek Showcases Manufacturing Solutions

February 7, 2012
In a three-day event December 6-8, 2011, Okuma America Corporation and their distributors hosted over 200 manufacturing professionals at the Okuma and Partners in THINC facilities in Charlotte, North Carolina. With 24 machines on display and 29 Partner representatives on hand to address questions,...

Hot Zone Design by Solar Atmospheres Reduces Power Loss

February 7, 2012
The R&D team at Solar Atmospheres has developed a new hot zone design concept to reduce vacuum furnace power losses (kw) by up to 50 percent. Energy loss has long been a concern among vacuum furnace engineers. However, solutions to this problem have been extremely slow in coming to market....

GF AgieCharmilles to Show at MD&M

February 7, 2012
GF AgieCharmilles will demonstrate its high-speed HSM 400U LP milling center and intuitive CUT 20P wire EDM at booth #3889 at the 2012 Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) show taking place February 14-16 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.The HSM 400U LP provides five-axis...

Greg Allen Company/Index Technologies Relocate

February 7, 2012
Greg Allen Co. and Index Technologies announce that they have expanded into a new, larger, and more efficient facility. Capacity was increased and sustained growth maintained thanks to loyal customers. Tooling, machining, and sharpenidn is available at the new address: 5755 Canal Road, Valley View,...

Reis Robotics Revises RH Series

February 7, 2012
The RH series was completely revised by REIS with regard to the successful use as removal, insertion, and spray robot in the casting foundry. The series comprises two robot types with six axes up to a load capacity of 130 kg, as well as two robot types with four basic axes for load capacities up to...

Mazak Receives Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award

February 7, 2012
Mazak has received a 2011 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 Oct. 1, 2010 to...

AJAX Breaks Ground on New Machining Facility

February 7, 2012
On Monday, December 19, 2011, AJAX broke ground on its new 15,000 square-foot machining facility, which will eventually create 25 new jobs. County, state, and city officials including York Mayor Eddie Lee gathered along with AJAX employees to celebrate. City Council members called the announcement...

Sherry Laboratory Earns Lockheed Martin Approval

February 7, 2012
Sherry Laboratories’ metallurgical testing laboratory in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, has earned approval as a Lockheed Martin supplier. As a result the facility is approved to perform all testing for Lockheed Martin that falls under the laboratory’s A2LA and Nadcap certifications....

New Touch Screen CNC Mill Control from HEIDENHAIN

February 7, 2012
ACU-RITE’s 3500i CNC control has been designed with innovative, operator-oriented enhancements that will facilitate an intuitive transition for customers to the next generation of control technology. Based on the HEIDENHAIN NC kernel and processor technology, the 3500i features a touch-screen...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Integrated Machines from GILDEMEISTER

February 7, 2012
Mori Seiki has started taking orders for the ULTRASONIC 65 monoBLOCK® (above right) equipped with ultrasonic machining functions and the LASERTEC 65 Shape equipped with laser machining functions (above left). Both machines are designed based on the DMU 65 monoBLOCK five-axis control machining...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Next Generation of High Feed Cutters from Seco

February 7, 2012
The new High Feed 2 line of small diameter high feed milling tools from Seco focuses on bringing high levels of productivity and reliability to modern CNC machines. Offering high feed rates and small depths of cut, High Feed 2 cutters can handle a wide variety of applications, including pocketing,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Cylindrical and Bevel Gear Production Capabilities from Gleason

February 7, 2012
Gleason Corporation will introduce a host of advanced new capabilities, technologies, and localized customer support services at IPTEX 2012, February 9-12, 2012 at the Bombay Exhibition Center in Mumbai, India, for the complete production and inspection of all types of cylindrical and bevel gears....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Heavy-Duty HMC 1600 from MAG

February 7, 2012
MAG’s modular HMC 1250/1600 Series is engineered for high-precision, high-productivity machining of large aerospace, power generation, pump, valve, and off-road equipment parts. It now includes eight spindle options to suit special-purpose or general machining requirements. The new 6000 and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Eight-Spindle Automatic Lathe from Index

February 7, 2012
INDEX, the multi-spindle specialist, introduces the new MS22C-8, from its Multiline series. The new modular eight-spindle machine opens up additional opportunities for already unbeatably fast multi-spindle parts machining, especially highly complex parts. The MS22C-8 NC multi-spindle automatic...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Bore-Rx Brushes for In-Machine Deburring from Weiler

February 7, 2012
Bore-Rx™ brushes from Weiler Corporation are engineered to be the most effective brushing tool for deburring internal part features in CNC machining centers. By using Bore-Rx brushes, off-hand deburring is eliminated, resulting in a decrease of direct labor content and an increase in...

Second Annual Conference on the Renaissance of American Manufacturing

February 2, 2012
Following his participation at the recent White House Insourcing American Jobs Forum, Harry Moser, founder of the Reshoring Initiative, will speak on the importance of reshoring to the Second Annual Conference on the Renaissance of American Manufacturing. Panel topics...

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...