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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: GMTA Represents The Profilator Line

July 20, 2017
GMTA in Ann Arbor, Michigan, represents the Profilator line of gear pointing, rounding, cutting, Scudding®, Hard Scudding®, deburring, and polygon machine tools for North America. The company provides full-application engineering, machine building, installation, commissioning, and all...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Ransohoff Introduces The Leandrum CF Washer

July 20, 2017
Ransohoff, a division of Cleaning Technologies Group LLC, has introduced its LeanDrum CF Washer. This new platform provides an energy efficient, reliable solution for high-volume cleaning needs, along with an innovated design for cold-forming applications. The LeanDrum CF features a robust,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Everything From A Single Source With Skiving3

July 20, 2017
Gear skiving according to the Liebherr concept has proved itself. Specialists from Kempten, Ettlingen, and Collegno offer competences from a single source in a full-service package. "For successful gear skiving, users need more than just a good machine," said Dr.-Ing. Oliver Winkel, head...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: ZEISS Solutions Optimize The Measuring Process, Providing Increased Process Reliability In Manufacturing

July 19, 2017
Due to their high level of precision, measurements performed with coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) will be a key part of the Smart Factory. "Networked intelligent systems that enable the results to be correlated in real time, calculated and visualized: These will become even more...

The Route To Successful Composites Machining

July 7, 2017
New CoroMill® Plura routers unveiled by Sandvik Coromant offer optimized milling and slotting operations in composite materials such as CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) and GFRP (glass fiber reinforced plastic). Production engineers, machine shop managers and operators will...

Everything From A Single Source With Skiving3

June 30, 2017
Gear skiving according to the Liebherr concept has proved itself. Specialists from Kempten, Ettlingen, and Collegno offer competences from a single source in a full-service package.  “For successful gear skiving, users need more than just a good machine,” said Dr.-Ing. Oliver...

REM Surface Engineering Appoints Justin Michaud as New CEO

June 19, 2017
REM Surface Engineering announced the appointment of Justin Michaud as CEO. He assumed responsibilities January 2017, and will succeed Mark Michaud, who stepped down into a reduced role as a Technical Fellow supporting research and sales. Justin Michaud has been part of the REM Surface Engineering...

Oerlikon Graziano Presents New Technologies in High-Performance Automotive Transmissions

June 19, 2017
High-performance transmission specialist Oerlikon Graziano, brand of Oerlikon Drive Systems Segment, presented its range of hybrid transmission systems at the 2017 CTI Symposium and Transmission Expo in Novi, Michigan, in May. The focus was on the hybrid transmission concept, which promises a step...

Sandvik Coromant Appoints Nadine Crauwels as New President

June 19, 2017
Nadine Crauwels has been appointed president of Sandvik Coromant and will be responsible for continuing to develop the company as the leading supplier of tools, tooling solutions, and know-how to the manufacturing industry, effective May 15, 2017. Crauwels has a solid background with Sandvik...

Liebherr Hosts 7th WZL Gear Conference

June 19, 2017
In continuation of a successful tradition to present the research results from the WZL Gear Department to the North American gear industry, WZL invites members of the gear manufacturing community to the 7th WZL Gear Conference hosted by Liebherr Gear Technology, July 18-19, 2017, at the Sheraton in...

Mid-South Metallurgical Invests in Afc-Holcroft Equipment To Expand Existing Production Capability

June 19, 2017
Commercial heat treater Mid-South Metallurgical in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, purchased new AFC-Holcroft furnace equipment to increase its production capability for carburizing, carbonitriding, neutral hardening, normalizing, annealing, and stress relieving of metal components. The new furnace...

Ipsen Adds September Class with Special Atmosphere Session to Ipsen U Lineup

June 19, 2017
Ipsen announced a new addition to its 2017 Ipsen U lineup — a course on September 19-21. Plus, those who attend the September Ipsen U course can extend their training at no extra cost with an additional day dedicated to atmosphere heat-treating systems. This atmosphere session will be from 1...

Matrix Design Breaks Ground on New Manufacturing Facility

June 19, 2017
Matrix Design LLC recently announced the start of construction on its new facility at 1361 Schiferl Road in Bartlett, Illinois, about 10 minutes east of South Elgin. With a November 2017 completion date, Matrix will move from its two locations into this 50,000-square-foot facility designed for its...

Rego-Fix Tool Corporation Opens New Facility in Whitestown

June 19, 2017
Nearly 100 guests including customers, Whitestown and Boone County officials, members of the media, and a representative from the Swiss Consulate joined Rego-Fix Tool Corporation (RFTC) executives and employees on May 5 to celebrate the opening of the company’s new North American headquarters...

MC Machinery Systems Completes Move to New Headquarters in Elk Grove Village

June 19, 2017
MC Machinery Systems has moved into its new headquarters at 85 Northwest Point Boulevard in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. The new 175,000-square-foot facility honors the history and stability of MC Machinery while supporting the growing future. The new facility is a 76-percent increase in square...

JTEKT Toyoda Americas Opens Great Lakes Technical Center

June 19, 2017
Nestled at the heart of the U.S. automotive industry and just under 40 miles from the Canadian border, Toyoda’s new Wixom, Michigan-based tech center will provide local sales application, turnkey, and service support to manufacturers in the Great Lakes region. At the grand opening in April,...

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Offers New Industrial Robotic Calibration and ISO-Based Performance Test Solution

June 19, 2017
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence announced its new solution for the calibration and performance testing of industrial robot systems. The RoboDyn software package, created in collaboration with the developers of SpatialAnalyzer, works in conjunction with a Leica Absolute Tracker to allow for the...

Okuma Corporation Completes Dream Site 2 Parts Factory

June 19, 2017
Okuma Corporation, a world leader in CNC machine tool manufacturing, announced the completion of the company’s new Dream Site 2 (DS2) parts factory in Oguchi, Japan. This facility improves the company’s ability to respond to customer needs by shortening lead times and adding value...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Schunk Expands its line of Micro-Machining Products

June 19, 2017
Tribos polygonal clamping technology has been used in high-precision micro-machining for many years by medical and dental technology, watchmaking, and jewelry, as well as mold-making and optical engineering companies. Due to the high demand of the patented toolholding system, Schunk has further...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: EMAG Offers Compact Gear Manufacturing with Modular Machines

June 19, 2017
EMAG’s compact production line for gear manufacturing consists of just three machines, all from the EMAG modular series, demonstrating the flexibility and performance capacity of this series. The VL 3 Duo, a dual-spindle vertical turning machine, the VL 4 H, the vertical hobbing machine, and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Cortec Corporation Introduces Breakthrough in Temporary Rust Preventive Technology

June 19, 2017
Cortec Corporation has developed a water-based rust preventative (RP) that reduces applied cost by 40 percent compared to a bestselling oil-based RP. Cortec’s innovation offers excellent corrosion protection while reducing carbon footprint and cutting common labor or disposal costs associated...

Star Cutter Company Celebrates 90th Anniversary

June 7, 2017
Star Cutter Company is celebrating its 90th anniversary throughout 2017 by reflecting on its past and looking toward the future. The company is a leader in the cutting tool industry with over 500 employees in six manufacturing facilities within five manufacturing divisions. Each manufacturing...

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Augments Tooling Management and Shop-Floor Network Solution

June 7, 2017
Hexagon AB has completed the acquisition of FASys Industrie-EDV-Systeme GmbH, a German system integration specialist and provider of software and hardware solutions for production-oriented tasks. FASys has an established working relationship with the Hexagon-owned CAD/CAM specialist Vero Software,...

Kyzen To Co-Host Clean and Green Seminar

June 7, 2017
Kyzen will co-host a VOC compliance seminar exclusive to the metal parts manufacturing industry on June 13-14, 2017, at co-host CJI Process Systems Inc. in Santa Fe Springs, California. The Clean and Green Seminar will provide attendees with an in-depth review of the latest changes in solvent...

ATI Industrial Automation’s 2017 Technology Fair Is August 10 in Michigan

June 7, 2017
The one-day event at ATI Industrial Automation’s facility in Orion Township, Michigan, will focus on applications advancing automation, providing attendees the opportunity to learn more about ATI’s products and hear from industry-leading experts. The event will feature educational...

Can-Eng Furnaces Receives Contract from Automotive Suspension Component Manufacturer

June 7, 2017
For a leading North American manufacturer of forged aluminum suspension components, the furnace system will be integrated into a completely automated forging cell expansion, with a controls and part tracking system, for heating aluminum billets prior to forging of automotive suspension components....

Exsys Showcases Customizable Technologies at WMTS 2017

May 31, 2017
Exsys Tool Inc. will highlight innovative tooling, rotary table, and gear-making solutions in booth 224 at the 2017 Western Manufacturing Technology Show on June 6-8 at the Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Visitors will view the benefits of the Preci-Flex tooling system,...

John Burch Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Bison Gear & Engineering

May 25, 2017
The board of directors of Bison Gear & Engineering recently announced the appointment of John Burch as chief executive officer effective May 1, 2017. Burch succeeds Marcus J.S. Bours, who served as interim CEO since June 2016. The board expressed its appreciation for Bours’ service...

International VDI Congress "Drivetrain for Vehicles" Is July 5-6 in Bonn

May 25, 2017
At the international VDI Congress “Drivetrain for Vehicles” on July 5-6, 2017, the Congress will place its focus on innovations and novelties in the field of transmission development as well as the electrification of the powertrain and the challenges that are inherent with the design of...

Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Short Course at Ohio State September 18-21

May 25, 2017
The upcoming four-day Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Short Course on the Ohio State campus (at the Fawcett Center) is September 18-21, 2017. Over the years, these courses have been extremely successful since they provide the attendees with a solid background in the fundamentals, while yielding...

ALD Receives Contract for Third SyncroTherm System Slated for the North American Aerospace Industry

May 25, 2017
ALD Vacuum Systems Inc. in Wixom, Michigan, has received a purchase order from a North American-based aerospace manufacturer for a SyncroTherm® brand, fully integrated vacuum heat-treating system. This system will primarily perform low-pressure carburizing (LPC) and is the direct replacement...

Kapp Niles Announces New Metrology Division

May 25, 2017
Kapp Niles recently announced the expansion of its product portfolio by adding high-end metrology solutions. The newly found division, Kapp Niles Metrology GmbH, based in Aschaffenburg, Germany, leverages the wealth of experience and technology of R&P Metrology GmbH whose employees and...

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA Awarded Rolls Royce Approval

May 25, 2017
Solar Atmospheres of Western PA (SAWPA) recently announced it was awarded Rolls Royce Approval. The adherence to strict specification requirements, process execution, and a daily commitment to quality processing are evident among all employees at Solar. “The successful certification of our...

Advanced Heat Treat Corp. Announces New President

May 25, 2017
Advanced Heat Treat Corp. (AHT) recently announced the appointment of Mikel Woods as president. Woods previously served as senior vice president and has been with AHT since 2005. Gary Sharp will be stepping down as president but will remain active in the company and will continue to serve as CEO...

The Hardinge Machine Technology Show Is June 6-8 In Elmira, New York

May 25, 2017
The Hardinge Group is hosting its Hardinge Machine Technology Show (HMTS), June 6-8, 2017, at its Elmira, New York, headquarters. This show will feature products from the full Hardinge Group portfolio including turning, milling, grinding, and workholding. See live cutting demos, new technology from...

Ipsen USA Provides Comprehensive Support for Heat-Treating Systems Shipped Around the World

May 25, 2017
Focused on providing advanced equipment and comprehensive support to industries around the world, Ipsen USA recently shipped eight vacuum heat-treating systems to customers in Costa Rica, India, Germany, and the United States. This equipment will be used to support the additive manufacturing,...

Toyoda Wins 2017 Automotive News PACE Award

May 25, 2017
JTEKT Toyoda Americas Corporation was named a 2017 Automotive News PACE Award winner at an awards ceremony April 3 in Detroit, Michigan. The prestigious award recognizes automotive suppliers for superior innovation, technological advancement, and business performance. Toyoda was recognized for its...

Seco/Warwick Wins "Production Company of the Year" in the "Leaders of the Manufacturing World" Competition

May 25, 2017
The title given to Seco/Warwick is recognition of a company’s expertise, innovative technologies, and solutions in the manufacturing sector while achieving significant growth dynamics. “Seco/Warwick is not afraid to reach for IT solutions from the world’s top shelf, which...

Big Kaiser Launches World's Smallest Hydraulic Chuck for HSK-E25 Machine Spindles

May 25, 2017
Big Kaiser announced the introduction of the world’s smallest hydraulic chuck for HSK-E25 machine spindles, thus completing its extensive range of Big Kaiser Super Slim hydraulic chucks. The Super Slim type of hydraulic chucks (HDC) are the ideal toolholders for precision finishing processes...

New Version of KISSsoft 03/2017 Is Available

May 25, 2017
On April 24, 2017, the new version of KISSsoft 03/2017 was released with a number of innovations. The following highlights are available: Reliability evaluation of gear units on system level. Simplified modeling using predefined gear stages in KISSsys. Calculation of root...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason's 300GMSL Inspection System Now Includes Laser Scanning Integration

May 25, 2017
The versatile platform of Gleason’s 300GMSL inspection system provides the classic tactile probing methods for inspecting conventional gear data on spur and helical cylindrical gears as well as straight, spiral, and hypoid bevel gears with a diameter of up to 300 millimeters. In addition, the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Junker Offers Simultaneous Grinding With Three Grinding Wheels

May 25, 2017
With its various sizes and numerous grinding spindle versions, the Jumat series offers versatility, and the engineers at Junker have once again expanded their portfolio with the new Jumat 6S 18-20-18. The simultaneous use of three grinding wheels guarantees maximum quality by utilizing a single...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Liebherr Offers Technology for Internal Gear Tooth Profile Grinding

May 25, 2017
Based on its OPAL (observation, parametrization, analysis by Liebherr) grinding technology, Liebherr offers a new internal gear tooth profile grinding technology involving a belt drive spindle, which can be fitted to the standard GH 4.0 grinding head as well as to the new GH 5.0 and GH 6.0 grinding...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Klingelnberg Unveils Its P 16 G At Control 2017

May 25, 2017
Klingelnberg celebrated its premiere of the new P 16 G: a measuring center for round components developed specifically for use on the production floor. The P 16 G is designed around measurement tasks outside of gears. Whether turning blanks, ground workpieces, circular blades, spacers for circular...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sandvik Coromant Unveils All-Directional Turning Concept

May 25, 2017
Cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has unveiled a revolutionary new turning concept that offers improved machining flexibility and the potential for significant productivity gains. The company’s PrimeTurning™ methodology and supporting tools provide...

Toyoda Offers Gear Skiving Lunch 'N' Learn Series

May 4, 2017
With Toyoda’s GS300H and GS700H gear skiving centers that integrate multiple gear processes into one machine, the company is offering a series of two-hour gear-skiving seminars at Toyoda’s facilities: May 10 in Arlington Heights, Illinois; June 7 in New Brighton, Minnesota; June 21 in...

MarCom Professional Metrology Software Available Free From Mahr

May 4, 2017
Mahr Federal offers its MarCom Professional metrology software version 5.2 as a free download from Mahr.com. MarCom 5.2 is a full-featured metrology software interface that enables direct transfer of measured values into MS Excel, SPC software, or text file and can manage signals from up to 32...

Sandvik Coromant and PARC Partner to Advance Digital Manufacturing

May 4, 2017
Sandvik Coromant is strengthening its capabilities in digital manufacturing by signing a strategic research agreement with PARC, a Xerox company and world-renowned innovation center. PARC will provide Sandvik Coromant with a footprint in Silicon Valley and expert resources for research and...

Third Wave Systems Offers International Users Conference May 16-18 in Indianapolis

May 4, 2017
Space is filling up for the Third Wave Systems (TWS) International Users Conference at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Indianapolis. During the conference, TWS offers workshops, breakout sessions, and industry presentations to bring solutions for improving machining processes. The conference is open...

Hwacheon Introduces High-Speed, High-Precision Hi-M G1 Vertical Machining Center for Graphite

May 4, 2017
Hwacheon Machinery America Inc.’s new Hi-M G1 vertical machining center is specially designed to cut graphite. Its quick and precise performance makes it an ideal choice for dry-cutting graphite electrode material used in die mold work. The rigid, yet compact structure with a design based on...

DMG Mori’s Chicago Innovation Days Is May 15-18

April 28, 2017
It’s not too late to register for Chicago Innovation Days, “Shape Your Future Production with Industry 4.0,” on May 15-18 from 9 am to 5 p.m. at DMG Mori in Chicago. Highlights include over 30 machines in action, including its 5-axis universal machining center, DMC 80 FDS DuoBlock...

Schunk Opens Service and Technology Center in Texas

April 21, 2017
Schunk recently held an official grand opening of its new service and technology center in Houston, Texas. Manufacturers in Houston will benefit from having this new Tec-Center local to them, which offers: Factory-trained service technicians on-site with over 30 years experience in...