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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...

Sandvik Coromant Supports SkillsUSA

July 12, 2011
Sandvik Coromant is pleased to announce its support for America’s skilled workforce at the annual 2011 SkillsUSA National Championships, which was held June 21-24 in Kansas City, Missouri. This is the tenth consecutive year that Sandvik Coromant has participated in the Precision Machining...

Renishaw Chairman Elected Fellow of the Royal Society

July 12, 2011
Sir David McMurtry, chairman and chief executive of global engineering company Renishaw plc, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science. The formal admission ceremony will take place in London on July 15. Sir David will join a Fellowship that is made...

Coordinate Metrology Society Announces 2011 CMCS Measurement Study

July 12, 2011
The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) announces that it will conduct a largescale interactive measurement study during the 27th annual Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC) July 25-29, 2011, at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. The study, titled “How Behaviors...

Reishauer Helps Raise Money for the Respiratory Heath Association

July 12, 2011
While the celebrities of Hollywood were climbing the stage to collect their Oscars a few months ago, the celebrities of Reishauer were climbing the Hancock building in downtown Chicago to raise money for the Respiratory Heath Association of Metropolitan Chicago. Reishauer Corporation sponsored and...

CAMIO7 CMM from Nikon Metrology

July 12, 2011
CAMIO7 is a major software release, in many ways. This multi-sensor CMM software now reflects the latest from Microsoft Windows, featuring the ribbon style toolbar. This serves as the central location where all software functions are logically grouped into tabbed sections, containing all required...

Drake Manufacturing Services Ships Internal Thread Grinder

July 12, 2011
Drake Manufacturing Services Co. is enjoying a surge in exports to Chinese manufacturers, with orders in hand for more than 25 machines. This latest machine is a GS:TI-LM 200, a four-axis internal thread grinder with a 200mm maximum grinding length and 350mm swing over the table. It was tooled and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Universal Testers from Gleason

July 12, 2011
Now roll testing and single flank testing of bevel, angular bevel, and parallel-axis gears with diameters up to 2,500 mm can be completed much faster and easier than ever before with the introduction of the Gleason 1000T, 1600T, 2000T, and 2500T Universal Gear Testers. The new series of Gleason...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Famatec Ergonomic Manipulator

July 12, 2011
The pneumatically powered Famatec Friendly ergonomic manipulator precisely counterbalances heavy loads to allow an operator to effortlessly suspend, rotate, tilt, and transfer product with precision. Equipped with appropriate end-of-arm tooling, it is the ultimate “friend” for...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Enhanced Burr-Rx Deburring Brush from Weiler

July 12, 2011
Weiler Corporation, the leader in nylon abrasive filament brushes, is proud to introduce an expanded offering of Burr-Rx™ deburring tools. With the addition of power tube brushes, small-diameter wheels, and Bore-Rx internal deburring tools to its existing line of large-diameter wheel, disc,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: High-speed In-line Contour Inspection from Hommel-Etamic

July 12, 2011
The new Opticline CA614 noncontact shaft measuring system is designed for fast, easy, economical, and robust submicron measurement of all contour features on complex shaft-type parts up to 600mm in length, 140mm diameter. The stroke is driven by a motorized tailstock, freely positionable over the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Five-axis Gantry Mill from MAG

July 12, 2011
MAG adds a new dimension to its universal gantry mills with the new adjustable-rail U6 Series, providing a vertical W-axis to accommodate extremely tall parts. The U6 universal machining center is engineered to bring the lean machining revolution to large, high-value, complex-geometry parts,...

Sandvik Coromant Joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

June 6, 2011
Sandvik Coromant has united with the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) as an originating industry member. Located in Prince George County, Virginia, the facility is specially designed to be a collaborative research center in which the member companies and academic partners can...

Congressman Visits Overton Chicago Gear

June 6, 2011
Overton Chicago Gear (OCG) recently had the pleasure of meeting their Illinois representative.  Congressman Peter Roskam, of the 6th District of Illinois serving Addison and Lombard, visited the facility on April 27, 2011. He is a member of the Ways and Means Committee and known as an advocate...

MAG Chairman Receives Leader of Innovation Medal

June 6, 2011
MAG IAS, LLC Chairman and CEO Dr. Eng. Mo I. Meidar received a Leader of Innovation Medal from Philadelphia University at its Spirit of Innovation Gala April 30. Also honored were Jose Maria Alapont, president and CEO of Federal-Mogul Corp.; Dorothy Roberts, chairman of The Echo Design Group; and...

Siemens Wins Order for New Off-Gas Monitoring System

June 6, 2011
Siemens Industry, Inc., has received an order to provide an electric-arc-furnace (EAF) off-gas monitoring system at Steel Dynamics’ Roanoke Bar Division’s mini mill in Roanoke, Virginia. This order marks Siemens VAI’s expansion of its patented continuous off-gas sampling and...

Konecranes Machine Tool Service Offers Retrofits

June 6, 2011
Konecranes Machine Tool Service has extensive experience integrating numerous makes and models of CNC and PLC controls to a variety of complex and conventional machines, including but not limited to gantry mills, horizontal boring mills, vertical boring mills, machining centers, grinders, turning...

Mazak Plans Technology Center Expansion

June 6, 2011
The continued upswing in business in the Midwest has spurred plans for expansion at Mazak’s Midwest Headquarters and Technology Center located in Schaumburg, Illinois. The expansion represents Mazak’s continuous investment in American manufacturing and coincides with other recent...

LMS Expands Test Lab Transfer Path Analysis Portfolio

June 6, 2011
Market leader LMS International offers the most complete portfolio of transfer path analysis (TPA) solutions available. Built on more than 30 years of continuous research and development work, LMS TPA methods are the problem-solvers of choice for noise and vibration engineers in the world’s...

Industry Glossary on FMA Communications Web Site

June 6, 2011
FMA Communications, Inc., announces the addition of a comprehensive industry glossary to its Web site. The glossary currently lists over 570 industry terms with an estimated expansion to over 3,200 entries. Glossary terms are also listed in the articles on the site so visitors can learn more about...

A Green Alternative to Fluid Disposal from Quaker

June 6, 2011
Quaker Chemical offers its customers a greener alternative for the disposal of used process fluids. By recycling and reusing many of the process fluids utilized in a metalworking facility, Quaker helps its customers to lower their costs and lessen their environmental impact.When automotive...

Heat Treating Sheets from Precision Brand Products

June 6, 2011
Precision Brand Products introduces a safer, more economical alternative to the standard tool wrap rolls, 12” x 24” type 321 heat treating sheets. The sheet design keeps handling to a minimum. The 12” x 24” sheet size has been tested and chosen to be the optimum size to...

Enhanced Non-Contact Tube Inspection Systems from ROMER

June 6, 2011
ROMER—a brand of Hexagon Metrology, Inc.—announces their new line of non-contact tube inspection systems. The enhanced product line provides solutions for a wide array of tube and wire bending applications including tube inspection, bend correction to reduce scrap, reverse engineering,...

Siemens to Service Electric Arc Furnaces in United States

June 6, 2011
Siemens Industry’s Metallurgical Services Offline Maintenance business segment announces they are providing support, repair, and fabrication of Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) components from its Milan, Ohio, facility. EAFs are used to recycle scrap metals into usable product. Siemens is now the...

C4 to Represent Complete Mitsubishi Product Lineup

June 6, 2011
MC Machinery Systems, Inc., is pleased to announce that Oklahoma distributor, C4 Incorporated, will now represent the complete Mitsubishi product lineup. With a total supply chain of complementary technologies, Mitsubishi has the experience and equipment solutions to help U.S. manufacturers achieve...

Danfoss Re-approved as Authorized CEU Provider

June 6, 2011
Danfoss VLT Drives has been re-approved by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) as an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The recognition period extends for five years and includes all programs offered or created during that...

Beaver Aerospace & Defense receives Boeing Performance Excellence Award

June 6, 2011
Beaver Aerospace & Defense has received a 2010 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Beaver maintained a Gold composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance...

STRATO-Apex CMM from Mitutoyo

June 6, 2011
The new STRATO-Apex® coordinate measuring machine from Mitutoyo America Corporation combines an advanced structure with newly developed high-performance control and scanning technologies. The result is faster drive speeds, higher acceleration, and a CMM that is a productivity leader in the...

California Brazing Awarded AS9100 Accreditation

June 6, 2011
California Brazing is pleased to announce its official accreditation to the AS9100 international aerospace quality standard. The scope of this accreditation includes heat treating, machining, brazing, and contract manufacturing. This certification reflects California Brazing’s ongoing...

New Product Catalog from Emerson Bearing

June 6, 2011
Catering to OEM (original equipment manufacturers) and MRO (maintenance, repair, and operations) markets throughout the world, Emerson Bearing has recently announced the availability of a new product catalog. Due to demand, Emerson Bearing has converted its extensive online product catalog into a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Generation Speedi-Sleeve from SKF

June 6, 2011
A new advanced version of SKF Speedi-Sleeve that offers exceptional performance in radial shaft sealing applications is now available from SKF. The new generation SKF Speedi-Sleeve and SKF radial shaft seals offer an enhanced sealing system performance with improved reliability and extended...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CIMTECH 310 Synthetic Metalworking Fluid

June 6, 2011
CIMTECH 310®—a low-pH synthetic fluid designed to meet the stringent requirements of the automotive and aerospace industries—has become the standard metalworking fluid for many manufacturers. The product, manufactured by global supplier Cimcool Fluid Technology, passes all...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Super Turbo Chamfer Mills from Seco Tools

June 6, 2011
Seco Tools has announced a new line of Super Turbo chamfer mills designed to provide high metal removal rates while reducing production costs. The new cutters use the same inserts and hardware as standard Super Turbo square shoulder mills, allowing manufacturers to increase the versatility of their...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Upgraded HTA Honing System from Sunnen

June 6, 2011
The new all-electric HTA hone brings increased part capacity and stroker torque to applications such as bore resurfacing of hydraulic cylinders, extruder barrels, and die casting shot tubes, or manufacture of gas flow meter tubes and repair of actuators for construction, mining, farming, and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: O-INSPECT Multisensor Measuring Machine from Carl Zeiss

June 6, 2011
The successful O-INSPECT Multisensor Measuring Machine from Carl Zeiss allows the very easy, very accurate, and thus very efficient inspection of complex parts. It can be used in the electronics and plastics industries, for medical and automotive technology, and precision engineering. A chromatic...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Twin Cutter Boring System from BIG Kaiser

June 6, 2011
BIG Kaiser’s 319 SW series is an exceptionally rigid, new style, twin cutter rough boring system. These corrosion-resistant boring heads offer a unique feature; by simply reversing the insert holders, users can switch between balanced and stepped cutting. The 319 SW series will replace the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: FEELER Milling Lathes and Turning Centers from Methods

June 6, 2011
Methods Machine Tools, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative precision machine tools, has introduced high performance FEELER milling lathes and turning centers featuring extensive design and engineering by Methods, designed to provide users unsurpassed performance and value. FEELER lathes and...

Shuttlelift Celebrates Anniversary SB Series of Gantry Cranes

May 5, 2011
Last year Shuttlelift broke ground with the launch of a revolutionary new series of cranes designed to provide state of the art material handling solutions and a broad range of cost-saving benefits. The new SB Series rubber-tired gantry crane provides users with a highly economic solution in a...

New Multi-Sensor 3D Inspection System for Gears from Nikon Metrology

May 5, 2011
Nikon Metrology introduces the HN-6060, a next-generation non-contact inspection system providing the latest in metrology capabilities. Advanced laser scanning, five-axis synchronized hardware control, ultra-stiff design, and powerful processing software, the HN-6060 sets the standard for fast,...

Reishauer Strengthened by Acquisition of Felsomat Group

May 5, 2011
Reishauer develops and manufactures high precision gear grinding machines, diamond dressing tools, and CBN tools for hard finishing of transmission gears. By acquiring 100 percent of the internationally active Felsomat Group—based in Königsbach-Stein, Germany—Reishauer strengthens...

ABA-PGT Awarded ISO TS 16949 Automotive Certification

May 5, 2011
ABA-PGT Inc., the leading producer of high precision tooling and precision-molded plastic gears, has been awarded the ISO TS 16949 Automotive Certification. The company currently provides a variety of plastic gear solutions for automotive applications including dashboard instrumentation, lift...

SECO/WARWICK Announces Seminar Speakers

May 5, 2011
SECO/WARWICK Corp. has announced the following lineup of guest speakers for the 2011 Furnaces & Atmospheres for Today’s Technology seminar, an educational event that presents a basic primer on heat-treat furnace technology.• Daniel Herring, “The Heat Treat Doctor,”...

Outside Processors Council and FMA Merge

May 5, 2011
The Outside Processors Council (OPC) has merged with the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) in an effort to further strengthen two leading industry organizations and add value to members. The merger was announced at FMA’s 15th Annual Toll Processing Conference in...

MAG Develops Novel Process for Producing Giant Gear

May 5, 2011
As proof that it can use machine tools as well as build them, MAG has developed a process that used a horizontal boring mill (HBM) and specially designed tools to cut 588 teeth in a 19-meter (62.5 ft) diameter gear assembly weighing 60 tons (54,836 kg).The two-piece gear assembly, made of ASTM A290...

LAI International Representative Named to Nadcap Council

May 5, 2011
LAI International, Inc., announces that Rick Scott—quality manager of Rich Technology International, an LAI company—was appointed to the Nadcap Management Council at the recent Nadcap Performance Institute’s Supplier Symposium in Barcelona, Spain. Scott also represents LAI...