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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Silent Tools Milling Adaptors from Sandvik Coromant

October 7, 2011
Sandvik Coromant has launched an extension to its range of Silent Tools milling adaptors. Available in lengths 4-5xD these new dampened adaptors can provide more than 50 percent productivity increases over undampened assemblies. The full benefits of the patented dampening mechanism can be seen when...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: VIKING Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet from Lincoln Electric

October 7, 2011
The new VIKING™ 3350 series auto-darkening welding helmets from Lincoln Electric feature top-quality LCD optics for a clear, natural view in varied ambient light settings. The solar-powered helmets, augmented with a user-replaceable lithium battery, have a substantial 3.34-in. height viewing...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New High-Speed Horizontal Machining Center from Mori Seiki

October 7, 2011
Mori Seiki has started taking orders for the NHX10000 high-precision horizontal machining center. This machine is the latest and largest model in the NHX Series of X-class horizontal machining centers. With a maximum workpiece size of 78.75 in. x 63 in. and a maximum loading capacity of 11,023 lbs,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: INDEX Introduces Double End Multi-Spindle CNC Lathe

October 7, 2011
The new INDEX MS40P CNC multi-spindle automatic lathe includes a quillstock with six tool carriers and one counter spindle opposite the main six-spindle drum, making it possible to machine complex workpieces requiring many tools with highest precision in a single process. A new concept, the INDEX...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason Unveils Gear Production and Inspection Solutions at Gear Expo

October 7, 2011
In its mission to be the industry’s Total Gear Solutions Provider, Gleason will introduce a host of advanced new machines, tooling, and global customer support services at Gear Expo 2011, covering a wide array of processes for the complete production and inspection of all types of bevel and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sunnen Multi-Feed Honing Technology at Gear Expo

October 7, 2011
Sunnen’s patented multi-feed honing technology gives gear manufacturers a choice of tool-feed modes to achieve the shortest cycle times, lowest part cost, and longest abrasive life. Multi-feed combines Sunnen’s new controlled-force tool-feed with its controlled-rate feed system. The two...

Renishaw Process Control Seminar: The Start to a Better Finish

October 7, 2011
Renishaw and Okuma will present a metrology seminar to address the need for increased process control and provide details on “The Productivity Pyramid™,” Renishaw's systematic approach to reducing waste and variation in manufacturing processes via a variety of innovative ...

New Ingersoll Cutting Tools Distribution and Technical Center

September 8, 2011
Ingersoll Cutting Tools is proud to announce the start of construction on a new facility at its Rockford campus. Following months of planning, one of the Midwest’s oldest architectural firms, Tyson and Billy Architects, P.C., was selected to design the building. Rockford’s own Sjostrom...

FABTECH 2011 Expected to be Largest Ever

September 8, 2011
With more than three months to go before North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event opens its doors, FABTECH 2011 is already expected to be the largest ever. Returning to Chicago’s McCormick Place Nov. 14-17, 2011, the event will offer four full...

Fisher-Barton Opens New Materials Research Lab

September 8, 2011
The Fisher-Barton Group, a world-leading diversified industrial manufacturer, hosted the grand opening of its new $2-million state of the art materials research laboratory August 2. The new lab houses a full range of the most up to date instruments for the microscopic, chemical, and mechanical...

New Solutions Resource Guide from Weiler

September 8, 2011
Weiler Corporation has published its updated, comprehensive Solutions Resource Guide. From deburring and grinding to cleaning and finishing, this new guide provides cost-effective solutions to meet all your specific needs. Designed for ease of use, this catalog is an excellent reference tool, and...

Curtiss-Wright Acquires IMR Test Labs

September 8, 2011
Curtiss-Wright Acquires IMR Test LabsCurtiss-Wright Corporation announces that it has acquired the assets of IMR Test Labs (IMR), a leading provider of mechanical and metallurgical testing services for the aerospace, power generation and medical markets. IMR had sales of approximately $14 million...

TCI Precision Metals Expands Capabilities

September 8, 2011
TCI Precision Metals announces the installation of its new horizontal machining center, the heavy duty, high precision Hyundai-Kia KBN135. The machine is a four-axis horizontal boring mill designed to handle large part requirements quickly and efficiently, with precision. “Our customers rely...

Sandvik Expands Sustainable Manufacturing Program

September 8, 2011
Sandvik Coromant announces the expansion of its service offer to include a new concept supporting sustainable manufacturing. The company currently supports customers with advanced machining techniques and tools to help decrease machine tool power consumption during metal cutting.The program was...

New Languages on Thomson Web Site

September 8, 2011
Thomson Industries, Inc., announces that its Web site is available in new languages. Already available in English, German, and Chinese, the site is now fully translated and functional in Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish (Latin America), Swedish, Turkish, and French. Visitors...

Forest City Gear Expands Blanking Department

September 8, 2011
Forest City Gear has acquired three Haas turning centers to improve the throughput at its gear-making facility. The company has made this investment, according to President Wendy Young, because “we needed to better control our throughput and reduce the time to start up jobs. We were...

GDF SUEZ Energy Resources Helps Streamline Lufkin Industries

September 8, 2011
GDF SUEZ Energy Resources announces the completion of an energy efficiency and sustainability project at Lufkin Industries that will reduce the manufacturer’s annual energy consumption by nearly 18 percent and decrease annual CO2 emissions by more than 16 million pounds. The initiative...

Romax Technology Announces European Summit 2011

September 8, 2011
Romax Technology is the world leader in the analysis of bearing, gearbox, and driveline systems using high performance software simulation technology. The Romax European Summit 2011 will appeal to seasoned Romax Designer or Romax Wind users across all industry sectors, and to managers or...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Course Pitch Hobs from Gleason

September 8, 2011
In response to unprecedented global demand for large cylindrical gears, Gleason Cutting Tools Corporation has invested in an advanced Coarse Pitch Hob Production Cell to reduce delivery time to as little as six weeks on a full range of  large roughing and finishing hobs. The new Hob Cell, in...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Seco Tools to Unveil New Solutions at CMTS

September 8, 2011
Seco Tools will introduce new turning insert grades and chipbreaker inserts within its exclusive DuratomicTM coating product line at the 2011 Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show. The company will occupy booth 2726 at the event, which takes place October 17-20 at the Direct Energy Centre in...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: AMSAW Carbide Saws from Advanced Machine & Engineering

September 8, 2011
Advanced Machine & Engineering Co. (AME) announces the AMSAW® line of carbide saws. Carbide saws can cut 3.75 times the number of square inches that HSS saws can cut, and 8.33 times more than band saws. The AMSAW line is specifically designed to use carbide blades to improve the production...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: REGO PLUS Dual Contact Toolholders from REGO-FIX

September 8, 2011
REGO-FIX will highlight its REGO PLUS line of dual contact toolholders that are compatible with all BIG PLUS spindles and licensed by BIG Daishowa inside booth 706 at SOUTH-TEC 2011, taking place October 11-13 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The REGO PLUS product...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Quick-Change Clamping Units from Sandvik

September 8, 2011
With the new quick-change clamping units from Sandvik Coromant you can maximize the amount of actual machining time on your machine. The clamping units utilize Sandvik Coromant’s quick-change tooling system, Coromant Capto®, which has been proven to dramatically reduce downtime with setup...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Advance EDM Solution from Mitsubishi

September 8, 2011
MC Machinery Systems, Inc., introduces its newest FA30V Advance wire EDM for large-part manufacturers with the tallest workpiece capacity in the industry. The FA30V Advance uses a new inserted AT design and 16.5 inches of Z-axis travel, a maximum Z height of 26.5 inches can be achieved. The machine...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New DryLube Bearings from SKF

September 8, 2011
SKF DryLube Bearings eliminate any need for grease relubrication and are designed to perform reliably and virtually maintenance-free over a wide temperature range. These next-generation high-temperature bearings especially suit hostile and extreme temperature applications, including equipment used...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New DryLube Bearings from SKF

September 8, 2011
SKF DryLube Bearings eliminate any need for grease relubrication and are designed to perform reliably and virtually maintenance-free over a wide temperature range. These next-generation high-temperature bearings especially suit hostile and extreme temperature applications, including equipment used...

Sandvik Coromant and Medallia Partnership Focuses on B2B Customer Relationships

August 29, 2011
Sandvik Coromant has announced a partnership with Medallia, the global leader in software as a service Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions, to power new initiatives in managing its customer relationships in the U.S. In an effort to become a more customer-centric company, Sandvik ...

Complete Tail Stock Rebuilding Program from Riten

August 23, 2011
Riten Industries now has the capability to repair and remanufacture tail stocks for lathes and grinders from all manufacturers. The service includes repair or replacement of all worn parts, in-house fabrication of obsolete or unavailable components, expert replacement of bearings, and...

EXSYS Tool, Inc. to Showcase PRECI-FLEX Adapter System at imX

August 17, 2011
EXSYS Tool, Inc. is the company to see at imX 2011 for a leading line of high precision modular tooling systems. The company will occupy booth 1514 and highlight its revolutionary PRECI-FLEX system at the show, which takes place September 12–14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas,...

SME Announces New Members of College of Fellows

August 17, 2011
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the world’s premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking, has elected 10 outstanding members  to the Society’s prestigious College of Fellows. The 2011 class joins 268 other SME members who have been elected as...

Mitsubishi Laser Introduces New Generation of Hybrid: the HVII

August 16, 2011
MC Machinery Systems, Inc. has introduced its newest series of 2D hybrid laser processing machines. The new line builds on the success of the HV series, offering easier setup, expanded processing area, enhanced productivity and improved operability and maintenance. A new M700 series control comes...

Mori Seiki Breaks Ground on North American Manufacturing Plant

August 5, 2011
On June 22, 2011, Mori Seiki broke ground on a 200,000 square-foot factory to be situated on 14.5 acres in Davis, California. The plant will be Mori Seiki’s first manufacturing facility in North America and will employ between 100-150 personnel. At capacity the new facility will produce as...

Sandvik Coromant to Provide Concept-to-Completion Strategies at imX

August 5, 2011
Sandvik Coromant will bring its extensive metal-cutting knowledge and expertise to the imX: interactive manufacturing eXperience September 12-14, 2011. As one of the eight eXperience partners at the show, Sandvik Coromant will offer a holistic and consultative approach to the machining process,...

Mazak Optonics Signs On Action Machinery As New Distributor

August 5, 2011
Mazak Optonics has announced its latest distributor is Action Machinery International, based in Denver, Colorado. Action Machinery is the leading distributor of metal fabricating equipment and machine tools in the Rocky Mountain Region and Northern California. The company serves manufacturers and...

Nanocomposite Coated Saw Blades from ICO Surface Coatings

August 5, 2011
ICO Surface Coatings, a Division of Tru-Cut Saw, has developed a new nanocomposite PVD coating that will increase blade life for circular ferrous and non-ferrous saw blades. The new coating is called ViTA-Nano. Saw blades coated with this material will run a minimum of 30 percent faster with lower...

Leadership Changes at FMA

August 5, 2011
The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA) announces the retirement of Gerald M. Shankel as president & CEO, effective October 1. The FMA Board of Directors has appointed Edward S. Youdell, group publisher of FMA Communications, Inc., FMA’s publishing arm, to succeed...

NASCAR and NFL Legend Welcomes New Mitsubishi Distributor

August 5, 2011
Three-time Super Bowl champion, three-time NASCAR Cup Champion, and New York Times best-selling author Joe Gibbs spoke at the grand opening of Advanced Technology Sales & Service Inc. (ATS)—the newest Mitsubishi distributor—May 25 in Greensboro, North Carolina. The appearance by...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Hybrid Metalworking Fluid from CIMCOOL

August 5, 2011
CIMCOOL Fluid Technology, offering some of the most technologically advanced fluids available for use in industrial operations, has created CIMTECH 609®, an innovative hybrid developed for superior grinding performance and excellent machining ability. Designed for moderate to heavy-duty...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: MDT 2MM Small Tools from Seco

August 5, 2011
Seco has released the MDT 2MM for grooving, parting, and profiling of small and micro parts. An extension of the successful MDT family of tools, the MDT 2MM offers a cutting edge width of just 2 mm (0.078”). The MDT 2MM is available in two sizes of inserts and toolholders. Designed primarily...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Live Centers for Small Workpieces from Riten

August 5, 2011
Riten Extra-Light live centers are designed specifically to turn or grind parts weighing as little as two ounces. These parts are commonly found in the medical and aerospace industries, as well as the manufacture of small engine components. Parts of this size are often too light or too flimsy to...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Quick-Clamping Shaft Collars from Ruland

August 5, 2011
Ruland has recently developed and manufactures quick-clamping shaft collars. They are used by themselves for various applications, including mechanical stops, locating components and bearing faces, and are frequently accessories to other components to create assemblies for many types of power...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: TIGERV-CW Grooving Inserts from ISCAR

August 5, 2011
ISCAR TIGERV heavy-duty grooving inserts with a new chipformer design, ensure better tool security, chip control, and ejection in difficult grooving operations on carbon and high alloy steel, even at slow speeds. They also can handle a wider range of applications and operating conditions. Deep...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: High Temp Walk-In Oven from Grieve

August 5, 2011
No. 905 is an electrically-heated 1200°F(~648.89°C) high temperature walk-in oven from Grieve, currently used for heat treating. 120 KW are installed in Incoloy sheathed tubular heating elements. Workspace dimensions are 48” wide x 180” deep x 72” high. The oven has...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Versatile Mobile Surface Measurement from Hommel-Etamic

August 5, 2011
Light and compact in design and easy to operate with long-lasting battery power, the Hommel-Etamic W5 surface roughness measuring system is ideally suited for measurements on the production line. Capable of a wide range of measuring tasks using an extensive array of probes and accessories, the W5...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: REGO-FIX to Unveil New Products at imX

August 5, 2011
REGO-FIX will be debuting brand new additions to its powRgrip toolholding system product family at imX 2011. The company will occupy booth 1644 at the show, which will take place September 12-14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.REGO-FIX’s new slim-nose powRgrip 6 series and secuRgrip...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: DMU 60 eVo 5-Axis Machining Center from DMG/Mori Seiki

August 5, 2011
The DMU 60 eVo is the newest model in DMG’s successful eVo Series, having already sold more than 3,000 units throughout the world. In recent years there has been growing demand for manufacturing complex workpieces, particularly in the aircraft and medical equipment industries. Mori Seiki and...

FANUC Corporation named as one of the Top 100 companies on the “World’s Most Innovative Companies”

August 4, 2011
FANUC Corporation—the world’s most diversified manufacturer of CNC systems, robots, and machine tools—has been named as one of the Top 100 companies on the “World’s Most Innovative Companies” list recently published in Forbes magazine. This list recognizes the...

Solar Atmospheres Raises the Bar with a New 20 Bar Furnace

August 3, 2011
Solar Atmospheres of Western Pennsylvania will soon welcome a custom-built horizontal 20 bar vacuum furnace (40” wide x 50” deep x 36” high, 3500 max load) to its Hermitage facility. Designed and built by sister company Solar Manufacturing this new furnace is the fastest cooling...

Solar Atmospheres of California Receives AS9100/ISO 9001:2008 Certification

July 12, 2011
Solar Atmospheres of California (SCA) is proud to announce the successful completion of the AS9100/ISO 9001:2008 certification—the premium quality system standard for companies operating in the aerospace industry. The AS9100 quality standard was established in 1999 from the desire of leading...

Star SU Adds Engineering and Sales Staff

July 12, 2011
Grady Knight has joined Star SU as a project engineer for the machine tool division. He will work closely on large projects with vice president of sales and engineering Mark Ritchie and will be based in the Hoffman Estates, Illinois, office. He earned both of his degrees—bachelor of science...

Manufacturing Technology Suppliers Commend Presidents Skills Initiative

July 12, 2011
The Association For Manufacturing Technology President Douglas K. Woods reacted positively to the news that President Obama is endorsing a manufacturing skills credentialing system to boost manufacturing jobs growth as part of his Skills for America’s Future initiative launched last year....

THINC Welcomes Quaker Chemical as a New Partner

July 12, 2011
Okuma America Corporation is pleased to announce that Quaker Chemical Corporation, a global provider of process chemicals and services, has joined Partners in THINC. “Quaker’s broad industry experience, technical expertise and extensive service make them a terrific fit for the Partners...