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Elgeti Engineering Becomes Strategic Testing Partner of Aetna Bearing

February 6, 2017
Aetna Bearing Company, headquartered in Franklin Park, Illinois, entered a strategic partnership with Elgeti Engineering GmbH to be its dedicated bearing and system testing solution provider. Aetna Bearing, founded in 1916, looks to continue advancing its engineering and support capabilities to...

Ipsen To Offer One-Day, Maintenance-Focused Seminars in South Carolina and Ohio

February 6, 2017
With 2016’s successful conclusion of customer seminars in California, Texas, and Connecticut, Ipsen will begin 2017 by continuing to provide one-day expert-taught classes throughout the U.S. Ipsen’s next available seminars will occur on Wednesday, February 22, in Greenville, South...

Moventas Announces Increase in Gear Manufacturing Capacity

February 6, 2017
Moventas is expanding its wind gearbox assembly and testing capacity at its manufacturing locations in Jyväskylä, Finland. The investment includes expansion of component manufacturing, serial production facilities, and new 6 MW testing facilities. The investment expands existing gear...

Dana Completes Purchase of Brevini Power-Transmission and Fluid Power Businesses

February 6, 2017
Dana Incorporated announced that it has completed the acquisition of the power-transmission and fluid power businesses of Brevini Group, S.p.A. The combination of Brevini into Dana’s business creates opportunities for profitable growth. Customers of both companies will benefit from two...

Seco/Vacuum Technologies Appoints New VP of Sales

February 6, 2017
Seco Vacuum Technologies, LLC announced the appointment of William (Bill) Warwick to vice president of sales. Warwick will be responsible for sales of capital equipment, spare parts, and aftermarket services throughout North America. Warwick joins a team of technical specialists selling and...

Machine Tool Builders Represents Diablo Furnaces LLC

February 2, 2017
Diablo Furnaces LLC is a new startup company manufacturing, retrofitting, upgrading, servicing, and supplying parts for atmosphere heat treating equipment. Operating under the name Diablo LLC, the infrastructure has been in place for 1 1/2 years working with Machine Tool Builders (MTB). Separately...

AGMA Foundation Releases 2017 Scholarship Guidelines

January 31, 2017
The AGMA Foundation 2017 Scholarship Guidelines are available on the AGMA and AGMA Foundation websites (www.agma.org and www.agmafoundation.org). The AGMA Foundation Scholarship Program is open to students who are interested in a career in the gear industry and/or a career in power transmission as...

Forest City Gear Adds Continuous Generating Grinding Capability for High-Volume Gear Production

January 17, 2017
Forest City Gear has expanded its high-volume gear production capabilities with the addition of a Reishauer RZ 160 gear grinding machine and Felsomat FRC 600 high-speed load/unload automation. The system is part of a new 8,500-square-foot facility in close proximity to Forest City Gear’s main...

GMTA Names Scott Knoy as Vice President

January 17, 2017
Walter Friedrich, president of GMTA (German Machine Tools of America) recently announced the promotion of Scott Knoy to vice president for the company. Knoy joined GMTA on July 1, 2005, back when the company was known as American Wera. Since then, Knoy has played a large role in the growth of the...

Sandvik Coromant Becomes DMG MORI Premium Partner

January 17, 2017
Cutting tool and tooling systems specialist Sandvik Coromant has signed an agreement to become a premium partner of leading machine tool manufacturer DMG MORI. The deal, which makes Sandvik Coromant the only tooling manufacturer to be named as a DMG MORI premium partner, will further strengthen the...

Wenzel's Manufacturing Day Sparked Students' Interest in Metrology

January 17, 2017
Wenzel America, a leader in providing metrology and automotive styling solutions, provided another first: the first company to sponsor a Manufacturing Day for 2016. Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to shine the spotlight on 21st century manufacturing and inspire the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Koepfer America Introduces MZ 500 D-drive CNC Gear Hobbing Machine

January 17, 2017
The Monnier + Zahner (MZ) 500 D-drive gear hobbing machine offers CNC technology in a compact footprint for top-quality fine- and ultra-fine pitch gear manufacturing. Introduced by Koepfer America at IMTS 2016, the 500 D-drive is the latest in precision machine design from the Swiss company,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Evaluations in the KISSsoft Contact Analysis

January 17, 2017
The contact analysis is used for further noise and strength optimization. Based on the determination of tooth stiffness according to Weber/Banaschek, the local contact is calculated considering the tooth bending. The shaft deformations and tooth corrections are also included, which allows a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE:Rohm Power-Operated Chucks Deliver Secure Holding for Gear Grinding

January 17, 2017
Röhm Products of America now offers a powered external clamping chuck for gear surface face grinding. The KZF-S collet chuck is especially well-suited for clamping gears/workpieces that have an external plane or gear teeth geometries accessible from the outside. Additionally, the chuck allows...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: GTI Unveils Upgraded Wired iPad Vibration Analyzer System

January 17, 2017
GTI Predictive Technology, headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire, has announced a new version of its classic wired iPad Vibration Analyzer. The new version is equipped with an upgraded DAQ box that accepts input from any standard accelerometer. A great deal of engineering went into this...

Erwin Junker Machinery Expands Capabilities with Showroom

January 11, 2017
Erwin Junker Machinery Inc. is inviting visitors to its showroom in Elgin, Illinois.  The company is showcasing world-class grinding machines from JUNKER and Zema as well as industry-leading air filtration units from LTA Industrial Air Cleaning Systems Inc. Numerous Best Supplier awards...

Klingelnberg Adopts Industry 4.0 Through Compatibility Among Systems

January 9, 2017
Unlike a number of companies in other industries, machine manufacturer Klingelnberg is banking on compatibility, not a self-contained solution, in its quest to adopt Industry 4.0. According to the company, it’s not about networking in-house machinery alone. It’s about integrating a...

ITAMCO Attends White House Event

January 9, 2017
ITAMCO, a manufacturer of precision-machined components, specializing in gears, attended an event at the White House hosted by the National Economic Council on December 21, 2016. The function was held in recognition of the progress made by ITAMCO and other U.S. manufacturers in the Manufacturing...

Emuge and Mastercam Establish Partnership

January 9, 2017
Emuge Corp., a manufacturer of high-performance taps, drills, end mills, and other rotary tools, announced it has established a partnership with CNC Software, Inc., developers of the manufacturing industry’s well-known Mastercam® CAD/CAM software. Emuge and Mastercam are planning training...

Index Develops New G200 Turn-Mill Center

January 9, 2017
Index has developed a new generation of its turn-mill center G200, a compact machine offering higher performance in the same footprint as the earlier generation. The redesign resulted in an increase of the maximum turning length to 660 mm, a higher performance milling spindle, and expanded live...

Samputensili Appoints Deniz Sari as New Gear Technology Manager

January 3, 2017
Samputensili announced the recent appointment of Dr. Ing. Deniz Sari to the newly created position of gear technology manager for Samputensili and its joint venture Star SU. According to the company, Deniz is a talented leader and industry expert who brings significant experience, knowledge, and...

Gear Motions Relaunches Pro-Gear Division and Offers Gear Grind Only Service

December 15, 2016
The Pro-Gear division of Gear Motions Inc. is being relaunched as a gear grind only division. Pro-Gear will focus exclusively on providing high-precision, high-quality gear grinding services with quick turnaround time and low tooling cost. This service will appeal to gear manufacturers that need...

Klingelnberg Debuts New Cylindrical Gear Machining Technology at In-House Event

December 15, 2016
At a two-day in-house event on November 9-10 at the Ettlingen Oberweier (Germany) Works, gear industry experts from Europe, Asia, and the United States had the opportunity to take a close look at the Höfler cylindrical gear machines of the system provider Klingelnberg. The company’s...

Koepfer America Teams with TecnoMacchine To Offer CNC Deburring and Chamfering Solutions

December 15, 2016
Koepfer America has expanded its robust line of gear manufacturing solutions by partnering with TecnoMacchine of San Salvo, Italy. TecnoMacchine manufactures CNC deburring and chamfering machines, and the company offers several options for flexible automation. Consequently, North American gear...

Wickert's Hardening System Receives Prestigious 2016 Innovation Award

December 15, 2016
Wickert Hydraulic Presses of Landau, Germany — a global manufacturer of fixture hardening systems for heat treated and high-tolerance parts that require forming and hardening — was recently honored by the Ministry of Economics (RLP, Germany) with an Innovation Award of 2016. Left:...

Mahr Federal Inc. Announces Expansion Plans in the Southeast

December 15, 2016
Mahr Federal Inc. has recently announced plans to expand its direct sales coverage for metrology system products in the Southeast. Effective immediately, Mahr metrology system products will be sold directly by the Mahr Federal Inc. sales team in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason Introduces 300GMSL Multi-Sensor Inspection Machine

December 15, 2016
Gleason Corporation recently introduced its latest innovation in gear inspection technology with the 300GMSL Multi-Sensor Inspection Machine, providing the capabilities of four instruments on one platform. Designed for manufacturers of automotive, aircraft, and other like-sized gears, the 300GMSL...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Toyoda Unveils First-Ever Synchronous Control of Gear Machining with Skiving Technology

December 15, 2016
Toyoda’s new GS300H5 Gear Skiving Center is the first in the world to equip a skiving function to a general-purpose horizontal-type machining center, through which mass production of gear parts is achieved. CNC controls and a high-speed rotary table were developed specifically to achieve...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Liebherr Introduces Compact, Flexible Gear Shaping Machine

December 15, 2016
Liebherr-Verzahntechnik GmbH has expanded its machine portfolio for small workpieces with the small-footprint (Platform 1) LS 180 F shaping machine equipped with an electronically operated, movable cutter head slide. The machine can shape smaller gears in different axial positions with only short...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: KISSsoft Release Determines Misalignment of Bevel Gears

December 15, 2016
The relative position of the pinion and the ring gear is critical in determining the wear patterns of bevel gears. To determine the bevel gear misalignment, the displacements of the shafts can be directly determined in KISSsoft Release 03/2016 by linking the shaft files to the bevel contact...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Methods Introduces Innovative, Compact KIWA Horizontal Machining Center

December 15, 2016
Methods Machine Tools, Inc., a leading supplier of high-performance machine tools and automation solutions, recently announced the addition of the KIWA-Japan Triple H40 horizontal machining center with a column traverse structure to its KIWA line. One of the most unique design features of the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: AIMS Pairs Renishaw 5-Axis Scanning Technology with the Industry's First Linear-Motor Driven CMM

December 15, 2016
When it comes to coordinating measuring machines, manufacturers want less downtime and lower cost of ownership. In response to customer feedback, OEM AIMS Metrology has designed and introduced the industry’s first linear motor-driven CMM with 5-axis measurement capabilities. AIMS’...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gear Break-In Lubricity And Rust Protection Achieved With Tru Temp Black Oxide

December 15, 2016
Gear component manufacturers can easily achieve break-in lubricity, robust corrosion protection, and galling resistance on critical components. Birchwood Technologies’ Tru Temp® low temp black oxide process meets demanding finishing requirements while creating a non-dimensional finish,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Ipsen's MetalMaster Furnaces Shipped to Customers Worldwide

December 15, 2016
Ipsen has recently shipped five MetalMaster® vacuum furnaces to companies in locations around the world: Washington, South Carolina, Mexico, and China. Comprised of both horizontal- and vertical-loading systems, these shipments will be used to process parts for the commercial heat treating and...

Forest City Gear Adds Continuous Generating Grinding Capability for High-Volume Gear Production

December 13, 2016
Forest City Gear has expanded its high-volume gear production capabilities with the addition of a Reishauer RZ 160 gear grinding machine and Felsomat FRC 600 high-speed load/unload automation. The system is part of a new 8,500-square-foot facility located in close proximity to Forest City...

Des-Case Launches Redesigned Product That Improves Contamination Monitoring

December 7, 2016
Des-Case Corporation recently launched an entirely redesigned oil sight glass (OSG) that pushes the boundaries of what oil sight glasses can do. The new sight glass — a clear cylinder that can be installed in the drain port of the oil reservoir of pumps, gearboxes, bearing housings, and other...

Koepfer America Announces 2017 Gear School Dates

December 7, 2016
The seminar “Fundamentals of Parallel Axis Gear Manufacturing” on May 23–25, 2017, is designed for entry-level gear manufacturing personnel. Attendees include manufacturing management, industrial engineers, supervisors, set-up personnel, operators, and quality control. It’s...

Mazak to Open New Technical Center in Texas

December 7, 2016
Mazak announced the opening of a second facility in Texas. Joining the company’s Southwest Technology Center in Houston, the new Mazak Dallas Technical Center will serve the Northern Texas region. To celebrate the expansion, Mazak is hosting an Open House on February 1, 2017, which will...

Hainbuch America Adds to Growing Team

November 29, 2016
Hainbuch America recently announced two additions to the company — Jim McCraw joins Hainbuch America as an applications engineer supporting the company’s growing number of regional sales managers across the U.S. and Canada, and Christian Yehle rejoins the team as regional sales manager...

AGMA Board Adopts Strategic Plan Including New Vision and Objectives

November 29, 2016
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) will enter its 101st year with a new vision, mission, and four supporting strategic objectives for the next five years to drive value for its members. AGMA’s Board of Directors adopted the new vision, “AGMA and its members drive power...

AGMA Adds Two New Courses to Its 2017 Education Offerings

November 11, 2016
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) announced that it will offer two new courses to the 2017 education catalog. The courses are "Fundamentals of Gear Design and Analysis" and "Steels for Gear Applications." "Fundamentals of Gear Design and Analysis"...

Gleason Introduces 300GMSL Multi-Sensor Inspection Machine

November 11, 2016
Gleason Corporation introduces its latest innovation in gear inspection technology with the 300GMSL Multi-Sensor Inspection Machine, providing the capabilities of four instruments on one platform. Designed for manufacturers of automotive, aircraft, and other like-sized gears, the 300GMSL offers a...

Liebherr Develops New Vision System for Smarter, Faster Bin Picking

November 7, 2016
A new vision system from Liebherr-Verzahntechnik GmbH that’s based on the triangulation method improves bin picking by ensuring greater accuracy, better component recognition, and faster handling. The smart removal of workpieces from a random arrangement, or “bin picking,” is a...

Klingelnberg To Invest Six Million Euros in Hückeswagen Site

November 7, 2016
Klingelnberg has earmarked 6 million euros for investment in the building infrastructure as well as cutting-edge production technology at the Hückeswagen site. Measures will include expanding and modernizing the shop floors and bringing Klingelnberg's machine fleet up to state-of-the-art...

Ajax Tocco Supplies Bright Annealing Induction Furnace

November 7, 2016
Ajax Tocco Magnethermic shipped a bright annealing induction furnace to a major stainless steel tube manufacturer in the northeast U.S. The bright annealing system progressively heats the stainless steel tube to high temperatures in an atmosphere of inert gases and then anneals the tube in a...

MC Machinery Announces New Laser Automation Specialist

November 7, 2016
MC Machinery Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp., has recently hired Jason LeGrand as a laser automation specialist. In this newly created position, LeGrand will work within the sales arm of MC Machinery and organize product offerings and sales tools as an automation expert....

Sandvik Offers New App for Manufacturing Operations

November 7, 2016
Sandvik Coromant, a supplier of cutting tools, tooling solutions, and know-how to the metalworking industry, is grouping its online offerings within the company’s new Ifind app — giving purchasers, engineers, and machine operators a user-friendly option for the best possible support for...

Fullerton Offers Tooling for 5ME Cryogenic Systems

October 28, 2016
Fullerton Tool Company is now an authorized manufacturer and distributor of 5ME’s BlueZoneTM cryogenic tooling, after the two companies finalized an agreement that includes sales and support for carbide end mills and drills designed for use with 5ME’s cryogenic machining...

World's Largest Commercial Vacuum Furnace Completes Successful First Run

October 13, 2016
Solar Atmospheres of Western PA, a premier heat treating service, launched into operation its newest and largest vacuum furnace. In its inaugural cycle, the 48-foot furnace successfully vacuum heat-treated nickel alloy components while preserving the crucial elements of brightness and cleanliness....

Samag Invests in Cleaning System from BvL that Uses 20 Percent Less Energy

October 13, 2016
Saalfelder Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH (Samag) in Germany produces crankshaft bearing caps for a large German automotive manufacturer. For the cleaning of these components, the company not only requires a cleaning system with the highest cleanliness results and a short cycle time, but particularly also...

New National Engineering Trade Show Announced for the Latest in Simulation, Testing, and Thermal Engineering

October 13, 2016
GSE Media Ltd, the U.K.-based creator of innovative niche engineering events, has announced a national trade exhibition to be held in Cincinnati at the Duke Energy Convention Center on May 17-18, 2017. The event will combine three successful trade shows that have proved highly popular in the U.K....

Dana To Build New Gear Manufacturing Facility in Europe

October 13, 2016
In support of secured new business, Dana Incorporated recently announced that it plans to construct a state-of-the-art gear manufacturing facility in Europe. The establishment of this Spicer® gear factory in Győr, Hungary, will serve as a significant enabler to further satisfy the regional...