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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...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CoroDrill 452 Drills from Sandvik Coromant

May 5, 2011
Sandvik Coromant has introduced a range of drills used for rivet and bolt holes in carbon reinforced plastics and metallic stack materials. Each carbon fiber material has its own demands, which increases the risk for delamination or splintering. These new CoroDrill geometries reduce this risk,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: ROUNDTEST RA-1600 from Mitutoyo

May 5, 2011
The new ROUNDTEST® RA-1600 roundness/cylindricity measurement instrument from Mitutoyo America Corporation offers high-end precision plus the versatility of ROUNDPAK® data analysis software in a compact footprint. With its robust design and 25 kg capacity, the ROUNDTEST RA-1600 is as well...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Handheld Tachometer from Ono Sokki Technology

May 5, 2011
Ono Sokki Technology, Inc. has created a new type of hand-held tachometer. Ono Sokki was the innovator of the digital handheld tach. After manufacturing many generations of tachometers the company decided to make a completely ergonomic type of tachometer. The new HT-4200 tachometer is small, thin,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Solid Carbide Drills from Seco Tools

May 5, 2011
Seco Tools has announced additions to its line of Feedmax™ solid carbide drills that avoid delamination upon entry or exit when drilling in carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) materials. The new –C1 geometry features a sharp optimized double points, while the –C2 geometry is...

PROUCT SHOWCASE: World Radio System for Machine Tools from Marposs

May 5, 2011
Marposs Corp. will introduce its World Radio System WRS in booth #3008 at EASTEC 2011 May 17-19 in West Springfield, Massachusetts. The new WRS system is comprised of a wireless touch probe, wireless tool setter, and wireless bore gauge, all of which communicate via a single radio frequency (RF)...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: 650GMS Analytical Gear Inspection System from Gleason

May 5, 2011
Inspection of gears as large as 650 mm in diameter now can be performed up to 25 percent faster with the introduction of the Gleason 650GMS Analytical Gear Inspection System, part of a new product series from Gleason Metrology Systems Corporation. Among the many new design features now available on...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Marksman Ultrasonic Diagnostic Tool from Spectronix

May 5, 2011
Spectronics Corporation has introduced the Spectroline® Marksman™ ultrasonic diagnostic tool, a highly accurate instrument that converts and amplifies inaudible ultrasonic sound into audible “natural” sound. Now service technicians can easily hear sounds that signify problems...

Hexagon Metrology Opens New Factory and R&D Center

April 1, 2011
Hexagon Metrology, Inc., announces the completion and opening of its newest facility located in Oceanside, California. The state of the art factory and research and development center will serve as the North American manufacturing headquarters for the ROMER® brand of portable coordinate...

Schafer Gear Announces Joint Venture with Somaschini

April 1, 2011
Schafer Gear Works, Inc., with headquarters in South Bend, Indiana, and Somaschini S.p.A. of Italy announce a joint venture to produce gears for engines for the heavy-duty truck market in North America. A new manufacturing facility will be located in South Bend under the name of South Bend Gear...

Promotion at American Broach

April 1, 2011
American Broach announces the promotion of Neal Henrique to broach department floor supervisor, responsible for all broach cutting tool processes and manufacturing schedules. He has been making broach tools since 1973 and is a dedicated craftsman with hands-on knowledge of broaching that only comes...

Mazak Appoints New Service Manager

April 1, 2011
Mazak Corporation has appointed Steve Mackay to the position of service manager at Mazak Corporation Canada in Cambridge, Ontario. Mackay has an extensive background in the machine tool industry, with responsibilities at previous positions encompassing service, installation, and project management....

Keynote Speakers at LMS European Vehicle Conference Announced

April 1, 2011
LMS International, a leading partner in testing and mechatronic simulation, is pleased to announce the keynote speakers at the 2011 LMS European Vehicle Conference to be held at the Kempinski Hotel Airport in Munich, Germany, May 11-12, 2011. The conference will host Prof. Dr. Ludger Dragon, head...

Showroom on Wheels by DE-STA-CO

April 1, 2011
DE-STA-CO announces the debut of its “Showroom on Wheels” traveling, exhibiting vehicle. The Showroom on Wheels will be visiting North American industry trade shows and customer sites beginning in March, with initial stops planned for the Southeast. It debuted at Automate 2011, which...

New Brochure from Advanced Machine & Engineering

April 1, 2011
Advanced Machine & Engineering Co. (AME) announces the new “Workholding Solutions” brochure. The 12-page overview brochure describes modular components, Self-Aligning Fixture Elements (S.A.F.E.), grids, force cartridges, tombstones, locating systems, and high-density workholding...

Metallurgical Reference Booklet for Vacuum Furnace Users

April 1, 2011
In a joint effort, Solar Atmospheres and Solar Manufacturing have produced an updated booklet titled “Critical Melting Points and Reference Data for Vacuum Heat Treating.” This handy reference manual allows the vacuum furnace user to quickly find and understand essential data on various...

C&B Machinery Lands Order from Allison Transmission

April 1, 2011
C&B Machinery has been awarded an order by Allison Transmission to build a “flexible” double disc grinding cell for its facility in Chennai, India: Allison Transmission India Private Limited. The grinding cell is designed to grind the faces of transmission pinion gears for...

Engis Plans Expansion of World Headquarters

April 1, 2011
Engis Corporation announces expansion plans that will nearly double the size of its world headquarters in Wheeling, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. The company will expand its state of the art manufacturing and warehouse facilities and create space for the new Engis Technology Center.  The 54,000...

New High-Speed Laser Controls from FANUC

April 1, 2011
FANUC Factory Automation America (FANUC FA America) introduces the Series 30i/31i-L MODEL B high-speed laser controls capable of supporting advanced levels of high speed laser processing. They have the capacity to deliver seamless choreography between axes motion and power modulation, even in cases...

Latest Powder Metallurgy Trends at PowderMet2011

April 1, 2011
PowderMet2011, an annual conference sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) and APMI International, will highlight the latest developments and trends in metal powders, as well as powder metallurgy (PM) processes, products, and applications. This International Conference on Powder...

Tektronix Service Solutions Opens California Facility

April 1, 2011
Tektronix Service Solutions announces the opening of its newest Next Generation instrument services lab in Santa Clara, California. The new facility provides enhanced service options and added flexibility for central California companies that rely on test, measurement, and control instrumentation...

Good News at FMA Annual Conferences

April 1, 2011
Two spirited keynote speeches that offered bullish perspectives on the future of U.S. manufacturing—with specific caveats—highlighted The FABRICATOR®’s Leadership Summit, 6th Annual Metal Matters, and FMA’s 15th Annual Toll Processing Conference, held in early March in...

Promotion at Emerson Bearing

April 1, 2011
Emerson Bearing—a Boston-based bearing company catering to OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations) markets nationally and internationally—has recently promoted Bob Piracini to marketing specialist.As marketing specialist he will lead the new...

New Direction for Chevalier in 2011

April 1, 2011
Chevalier Machinery has a new sales direction for 2011, focusing on selling “Large Capacity and Heavy Duty Machining,” and there are some specific models being focused on for both for their grinding and chip cutting divisions. The FVM-3016 is the top of the line DCL type double column...

SME Announces Green Manufacturing Program

April 1, 2011
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has partnered with Purdue University Technical Assistance Program (TAP) on a Green Manufacturing Specialist Certificate Program. Purdue TAP has developed an extensive training program and SME has developed the outcome assessment. Each program component...

Mazak Certifies SME Tooling U for VIP Technology Partnership Program

April 1, 2011
Mazak has announced that SME Tooling U, the leading provider of online manufacturing training programs, has been named the newest member of Mazak’s Value Inspired Partners (VIP) program. Created from a desire to provide manufacturers with total solutions, the VIP program promotes higher...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Solid Carbide Drills from Seco Tools

April 1, 2011
Seco Tools has announced additions to its line of Feedmax™ solid carbide drills that avoid delamination upon entry or exit when drilling in carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) materials. The new –C1 geometry features a sharp optimized double points, while the –C2 geometry is...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New ZE15B Gear Grinding Machine from MHI

April 1, 2011
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has developed a new gear grinding machine, the ZE15B, suitable for volume production of gears up to 150 millimeters (mm) in diameter. The machine's high-speed and high-accuracy machining capability will enable further enhancement of productivity, coupled...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Versatile Gaging System from Renishaw

April 1, 2011
Equator™ is a radical new alternative to traditional dedicated gaging, filling a gap in the market never before addressed. It is more than just a new gaging system, it marks the launch of Renishaw’s first gaging product line. The patented low-cost design, unique in construction and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Welding Apparel from Lincoln Electric

April 1, 2011
Whether it’s welding in the field, in the shop, or in a garage Lincoln’s new personal protection clothing line Red Line™ welding apparel offers the ideal gear for every application. “Whether someone welds for a living or is an occasional backyard welder, safety is always at...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Precision Toolholding Solutions from REGO-FIX

April 1, 2011
REGO-FIX’s swissQuick toolholding system provides a wide range of flexible models in various types (ER 8 - ER 25) and clamping ranges (0.5 mm - 13 mm). The swissQuick system allows for faster tool changes and allows pre-setting of tool assemblies offline to maximize production time....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: ISCAR Expands HELIDO Milling Line

April 1, 2011
A major expansion of the ISCAR HELIDO 845-13 mill family brings the efficiency and economy of these popular tools to a wider size and application range. Key additions to the cutter line include extra-fine pitch cutters in the diameter range 2.0”-5.0” and coarse-pitch models with coolant...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New USB Input Tool from Mitutoyo

April 1, 2011
Mitutoyo America Corporation announces the availability of a new USB input device that streamlines the interfacing of Mitutoyo Digimatic hand measurement tools with PCs. The new USB Input Tool Direct: USB-ITN includes seven models, with each dedicated to a specific type of cable plug/ connector pin...

Gleason Expands Coating Facility

March 1, 2011
Gleason Corporation has announced a new investment to expand the Advanced Coatings Facility at its Gleason Cutting Tools Corporation (GCTC) facility located in Loves Park, Illinois. The expansion just completed includes an enlargement of the coating department that will accommodate an additional...

Timken to Invest in Faircrest Steel Plant

March 1, 2011
The Timken Company will invest approximately $35 million to install a high-volume, in-line forge press at its Faircrest rolling mill facility in Canton, Ohio. This investment comes on the heels of the $50-million commitment in capital improvements initiated at the end of 2010 at the company’s...

Curtiss-Wright to Acquire BASF's Surface Technologies Business

March 1, 2011
Curtiss-Wright Corporation announces that through its Metal Treatment segment, it has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire the assets of BASF’s Surface Technologies business from BASF Corporation. The Surface Technologies business is a leading supplier of metallic and ceramic...

New Vice President of Heat Treating at Inductoheat

March 1, 2011
Inductoheat, Inc., has appointed Robert Madeira as vice president of heat treating. He has worked in the induction heat treat industry for more than 26 years, most recently as the director of sales for Fluxtrol, Inc. He has a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State and a master’s degree...

LAI International Earns Boeing Performance Award

March 1, 2011
LAI International, Inc., strategic supplier of precision components and subassemblies for original equipment manufacturers, has received a Boeing Performance Excellence Award. LAI maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from Oct. 1, 2009,...

FARO Celebrates 30 Years with a Custom Chopper

March 1, 2011
The world’s leading provider of portable measurement and imaging solutions, FARO Technologies, Inc., celebrates 30 years in 2011. With three decades of innovation and helping its customers’ products and processes be the best in the world, FARO celebrated this milestone by having one of...

SME Education Foundation Supports STEM Education Programs

March 1, 2011
In a recent study, the Kauffman Foundation found that in any given year the top-performing 1 percent of firms is generating roughly 40 percent of all new jobs. The SME Education Foundation accelerated its efforts through relationships with this 1 percent of major companies to deliver its STEM-based...

Rexnord Opens New Gearbox Repair and Remanufacturing Facility

March 1, 2011
Rexnord Industries has opened a fully renovated 29,000 square-foot gearbox repair and remanufacturing facility in Salt Lake City. The facility is part of Rexnord’s Falk™ RENEW® Prager® product services, which repairs or rebuilds gearboxes of all makes, brands, and sizes....

New Sales Manager at ICO Surface Coatings

March 1, 2011
ICO Surface Coatings has appointed Al Brooker as sales manager. He has sold PVD coatings for over 25 years in all major markets including cutting tools, automotive tier 1 and 2 suppliers, aerospace, plastics, and die and mold industries. He has an extensive background with TiN, AlTin, TiCN, DLC,...

Davall Gears Invests in Improved Production Methods

March 1, 2011
Davall Gears Ltd has recently taken delivery of a newly commissioned Gleason-Pfauter P400ES CNC shaping machine tool. This investment will enable Davall to more efficiently produce both spur and helical gearing, utilizing electronic controls to remove the need for expensive mechanical guides. This...