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New Mitsubishi Technology at IMTS

August 3, 2010
MC Machinery Systems, Inc., will display several product lines at IMTS. Mitsubishi backs its supply chain of complementary technologies with industry-leading service and support. The FA20S Advance wire EDM features an advanced M700 series control. The Windows-based system with 15-inch LCD touch...

Gear Solutions Magazine Launches Enhanced Web Site

August 3, 2010
With new technologies available to enhance readers’ online experience, Media Solutions, Inc. (MSI)—publisher of Gear Solutions and Wind Systems—has invested in a new Web site to complement Gear Solutions magazine that is faster, cleaner, and more useful than ever before. According...

Annual Aerospace & Defense National SEA Awards select Perry Technology as Semi-Finalist

August 2, 2010
The Supplier Excellence Alliance (SEA) Board of Directors announced the semi-finalists for the prestigious Annual Aerospace & Defense National SEA Awards on September 30, 2008. The SEA Award winners, representing thousands of small and mid-sized suppliers, customers and individuals, will be...

National Coalition of Certification Centers Offers Training

August 2, 2010
The launch of the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) represents a move forward for public/private training partnerships, and the next step in technical training in the United States. What started as collaboration between one manufacturer and a single technical college today...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: KAPP Group to Exhibit New Technologies

August 2, 2010
The KAPP Group will be showcasing their new machines, while also providing a direct video/audio link to its Colorado facility where demonstrations of wet grinding will be highlighted. The versatile NILES ZE 400 machine is one of the group’s most successful compact and economical machines. It...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Offerings from Liebherr on Display

August 2, 2010
Liebherr will be exhibiting a new hanging robot and loading gantries, among other equipment. The company has opened up tasks for robots which accessibility problems or a restricted action radius used to reserve for other systems. A single robot can now perform complex movements at several points....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Gear Grinding Machine from Reishauer

August 2, 2010
Reishauer Corporation will introduce a new series of gear grinding machines. The RZ 260 features Reishauer’s unique continuous generating gear grinding and is based on the extremely successful RZ 150 series. The RZ 260 has not only been increased in size, all relevant components have been...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Carl Zeiss to Show the New ACCURA

August 2, 2010
Systematically implementing customer requests was the main challenge in the development of the new ACCURA® coordinate measuring machine. The result is a multisensor-capable measuring system that permits fast, economical, precise, and flexible measurements, primarily due to the use of the latest...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CNC Retrofit Program from MAG

August 2, 2010
A new CNC retrofit program from MAG allows older equipment to enter a new realm of productivity, often exceeding original specifications, and extending the life of some of the most durable, well-known machine tools from MAG legacy brands including Giddings & Lewis, Cincinnati Milacron, and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason to Spotlight New Machines, Services

August 2, 2010
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. Among them: the Phoenix® 280C Bevel Gear Cutting Machine, improving productivity by as much as 35 percent (shown here);...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Siemens to Present New Innovations

August 2, 2010
Siemens will introduce new solutions and services for machine tool manufacturers and end users. The new Sinumerik 828D numerical control is perfect for mid-range machine tools, designed to address the needs of complex milling and turning machines in the job shop segment. For the aerospace market...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Compact Gear Measuring Center from Klingelnberg

August 2, 2010
Klingelnberg will exhibit its compact, small-footprint design P 40 Gear Measuring Center, suitable for workpieces up to 400 millimeters outside diameter. New features include temperature sensors for ambient, machine, and workpiece temperature, allowing for the most reliable measuring results in a...

Conference Spotlights Precision Measurement/Inspection

July 7, 2010
The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) announces that the organization has chosen 25 technical white papers to be presented at its annual Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC) from July 12-16, 2010, at the Grand Sierra Resort located in Reno, Nevada. White paper submissions were received...

New Appointments at Excel Gear

July 7, 2010
Excel Gear, Inc., announces the appointment of Denis Bermingham as the manager of manufacturing engineering and special projects and William “Bill” Powers as the company’s marketing manager. Both appointments were made by company president N.K. “Chinn” Chinnusamy, who...

New Release of RomaxDesigner for Transmission Design

July 7, 2010
Design engineers are increasingly presented with more challenging scenarios, especially given automotive industry trends towards more efficient, quieter, and higher performing vehicles. The need for confidence in simulation technology has never been greater. With Romax’s latest release of...

Solar Atmospheres Launches New Web Site

July 7, 2010
Over the past year Solar Atmospheres has developed a new Web site focused on reinforcing its leadership position in the vacuum heat treating industry and further demonstrating its unique capabilities and services in vacuum heat treating, vacuum brazing, vacuum carburizing, ion nitriding, vacuum gas...

Okuma Tech Center and Hartwig Host SME Chapter

July 7, 2010
The Houston chapter of the Society for Manufacturing Engineering (SME) held their monthly meeting and enjoyed a facility tour last May at the Okuma Tech Center. SME members and guests attended a presentation by Hartwig, Inc. Team leader Gary Frick and Bryan Newman, THINC product specialist, gave a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New NBV Vertical Machining Center from MAG

July 6, 2010
The new NBV vertical machining center is as noteworthy for what it doesn’t have as what it has. Eliminating all hydraulics, this compact VMC is flush with modular application flexibility, including configurations for three-, four-, and five-axis contouring or five-axis mill/turn work,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Multifunction Gear Shaving Machine from SICMAT

July 5, 2010
Designed for finishing high quality gears for various markets, the Raso 200 CNC shaving machine from SICMAT shaves gears with diameters ranging from 6 to 200 mm and module from 0,8 to 5 mm. Thanks to its lathe-like structure, the Raso 200 provides performance levels and stiffness comparable to...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: High Precision Tooling Adapters from EXSYS

July 4, 2010
EXSYS Tool, Inc., will be showcasing a variety of its high precision tooling adapters at IMTS booth #W-1474. The company’s PRECI-FLEX is the first tooling system on the market with a single base holder and multiple tooling adapters that utilizes the ER collet pocket, making lathe tooling...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: FANUC to Unveil CNC Innovations at IMTS

July 3, 2010
FANUC CNC America will display advanced CNC control innovations at IMTS 2010 booth #S-8919. The 30i-B Series Control is an upgrade from the 30i-A Series, offering newly enhanced features and functions with advancements in operability and maintainability. The 0i-D/0i-D Mate Control offers newly...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Bevel Gear Grinding Wheels from Gleason

July 2, 2010
Gleason Corporation has broadened its line of bevel gear manufacturing solutions with a new line of high performance grinding wheels for bevel gear applications. The new wheels have been developed to Gleason standards, using the latest, most advanced abrasive materials and wheel designs, enabling...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: General Purpose, High Performance Tap from Emuge

July 2, 2010
Emuge Corp. introduces the MultiTAP™, the industry’s first high performance tap designed to cut a wide range of materials including carbon steel, steel alloys, stainless steel, aluminum, cast iron, copper, brass, and bronze. MultiTAP is also uniquely designed to produce threads within...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: NTG Tool and Cutter Grinder from Star Cutter

July 2, 2010
Armed with NUMROTOplus software, the NTG tool and cutter grinder from Star Cutter is designed for manufacturing and reconditioning end mills, drills, step drills, taps, and form cutters quickly and precisely. NTG’s three-station wheel and manifold changer switches grinding wheels in 10-15...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New High-Feed Cutter from Ingersoll

July 2, 2010
The new Power-Feed+Mini high feed cutter from Ingersoll Cutting Tools features high-speed geometry with a double-sided, four-edge insert. This innovative insert was engineered specifically for high-speed machining to deliver economy, strength, and performance. The robust insert has an exceptionally...

Consumable Product Catalog from Lincoln Electric

June 7, 2010
Lincoln Electric has introduced its first-ever annual 2010 Consumable Product Catalog. This book includes the company’s full line of legacy welding consumables, as well as new products introduced in the last year to help customers increase productivity and improve weld quality. Similar to the...

New VP/GM at U.S. Gear Tools

June 7, 2010
U.S. Gear Tools, Inc., announces that Adam Lambert has joined the company as its new vice president and general manager. A long time senior manger with the Anderson Cook Company as its general manager, he has over 25 years of spline rolling machine manufacture, tool design, and manufacturing...

New Business Unit Manager at AME

June 7, 2010
Advanced Machine & Engineering (AME) announces the appointment of Chris Koehn as business unit manager for the Stotz product line, recently acquired by AME under a master distributor agreement with the parent company in Germany.Koehn has over 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the...

Induction Hardening and Tempering System from Inductoheat

June 7, 2010
Inductoheat, Inc.—a leading induction heating equipment manufacturer—delivers an induction hardening and tempering system to a leading supplier of driveline components. This machine was designed specifically for hardening and tempering hub spindles and ball races. The equipment is...

New Quality Manager at Clifford-Jacobs

June 7, 2010
Clifford-Jacobs Forging Company is proud to announce the newest member of its team, Gretchen Clifton, assuming the role of quality manager. She has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing with an emphasis in production, processing, auditing, and quality control systems. She has held...

Low Inertia, Zero Backlash Gear from Intech

June 7, 2010
When a customer introduced a new machine, it required new gearing. Intech Corp. responded by creating a backlash free, low inertia gear design. The traditional backlash free gear design consists of two gears, typically spur gears, with one split in two halves. Once both gears are installed on the...

Jones of Solar Manufacturing Wins SBA Award

June 7, 2010
The SBA’s Philadelphia District Office announced that the winner of the 2010 “Eastern Pennsylvania and Region 3 Small Business Exporter of the Year” awards is William R. Jones, CEO of Solar Manufacturing, Inc. In honor of these achievements Dave Dickson, SBA’s Philadelphia...

New Saw Technology Delivers Faster Cycle Times, Increased Accuracies

June 7, 2010
Pat Mooney Inc.-The Saw Company has reached an agreement to represent the Danobat line of heavy duty band saw machines and structural drilling machines in North America. The Danobat Model CP520AF is designed specifically for sawing in demanding applications such as die forging, steel service...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Honing System from Sunnen

June 1, 2010
The new HTA actuator hone introduces the first all-electric, lean design, engineered for hydraulic service facilities doing resurfacing and repair of actuators for construction, mining, farming, and forestry equipment. The machine is available for 6-foot (2 m) and 12-foot (4 m) part lengths, with...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Modular SPECHT 500/630 HMC from MAG

May 30, 2010
MAG’s new SPECHT® 500/630 horizontal machining center takes modularity to a new level offering linear-motor or ballscrew drives, CAT-40 through HSK-100 tool interfaces, six spindle options, four control options, and three five-axis configurations to suit needs ranging from one-off work in...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New GP300/S Gear Shaping Machine from Gleason

May 30, 2010
Gleason has introduced a next-generation GP300S/ES CNC shaping machine featuring a revolutionary new design that both improves cycle times and delivers long-sought flexibility for shaping spur and helical gears (internal and external) up to 300 mm in diameter. The GP200S/ES shaper is one of...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sandvik CoroMill 490 Offers Deeper Cut

May 30, 2010
CoroMill 490, the milling cutter that can shoulder mill, face mill, edge, contour, slice, slot, in all materials, can now take up to 10mm depth of cut. The latest release in the CoroMill 490 family from Sandvik Coromant is a 14mm insert designed for larger depths of cut and engagements up to 10mm....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Zeiss Offers Comprehensive Inspection of Round Parts

May 30, 2010
The O-INSPECT multi-sensor measuring machine from Carl Zeiss allows the very easy, very accurate and thus very efficient inspection of small and complex parts. It can be used in the electronics and plastics industries, for medical and automotive technology, and precision engineering. The new rotary...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: BIG Kaiser Expands KAB Modular System

May 30, 2010
BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling, Inc., has expanded the Kaiser KAB modular tooling system capabilities to include the ultra rigid high-feed C-Cutter mini chamfer mill line from BIG Daishowa Seiki. The new C-Cutter Mini KAB type delivers multi-functional cutting, including chamfering, back chamfering,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: S&T Dynamics Gear Cutting Machines from Toolink Engineering

May 30, 2010
Toolink Engineering is pleased to announce its representation of S&T Dynamics in the North American Market. Of S&T’s many high precision machine tools Toolink will focus specifically on their gear cutting machines, including CNC hobbers, shapers, and shavers. S&T’s CNC gear...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Corrosion Protection from Birchwood Casey

May 30, 2010
The new DRI TOUCH® is a high grade corrosion preventative that contains no VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and forms a colorless, dry-to-touch protective film suitable for all metal surfaces. With a 248° F flash point, the DRI TOUCH Non-VOC is effective in manufacturing plants that are...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Large Gear Hobbing from MHI

May 30, 2010
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., has developed a new "GEA Series"of gear hobbing machines capable of processing large-size workpieces that exceed 1 meter in diameter. Marketing of the GEA1200, the first model in the series, will commence on May 27. Equipped with a highly rigid hob head and...

Shaft Mount Reducers from Cleveland Gear

May 7, 2010
Cleveland Gear Company, Inc., is broadening its product offerings to the industry with a new line of shaft mount reducers and accessories including tapered bushing kits, belt guards, torque arms, motor mounts, and backstop assemblies.With eight CGSM sizes (2-9), input HP from 1/3 to 125, and output...

Paulo Upgrades to ISO 14001:2004

May 7, 2010
The Kansas City, Missouri, facility of Paulo Products Company has successfully passed the audit and has been awarded certification to ISO 14001:2004. Created by the International Organization of Standards, ISO 14000 represents the environmental standards for organizational excellence throughout all...

New Furnace Line by J.L. Becker

May 7, 2010
The J.L. Becker Co. recently installed a 20,000 lb/hr. roller hearth annealing furnace line for a major manufacturer in Ohio.  The furnace processes 5/8” OD – 6 5/8” OD tubing in lengths ranging from 10 feet to 40 feet long. The furnace line is approximately 7 feet wide...

Nikon Metrology Launched

May 7, 2010
Nikon announces that it has formed Nikon Metrology, Inc., a new company that combines Nikon Instruments, Inc.’s, industrial instruments business with the former Metris business acquired by Nikon Corp. in 2009. Nikon Metrology, headquartered in Brighton, Michigan, will focus specifically on...

New Metals Processing Laboratory at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

May 7, 2010
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has released $1 million for an initial round of federal government-supported research to be conducted in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Engineering Metals Processing Laboratory, set to come online this August. The federal funds will...

Fairfield Partners with Engrenage Provincial in Canada

May 7, 2010
Fairfield Manufacturing is proud to announce the appointment of Engrenage Provincial, Inc., as an authorized distributor for the Torque-Hub® product line in the Province of Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces. As a full-service distributor and integrator of hydraulic and electro-hydraulic...

Methods Named Exclusive Feeler Machine Tools Importer

May 7, 2010
Methods Machine Tools, Inc.—a leading supplier of innovative precision machine tools—has announced that they are the exclusive importer of Fair Friend Group’s (FFG) FEELER line of machine tools throughout North America. FFG of Taipei, Taiwan, is one of the largest machine tool...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Solid Carbide Thread Mills from Emuge

May 1, 2010
Emuge Corp. has expanded its line of solid carbide thread mills from their popular THREADS-ALL™ Program. The new thread mills require minimal tooling and quickly adapt to a wide range of threading requirements to easily and safely machine with unsurpassed thread quality and tool life....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: WX Gearhead from Bodine Electric

May 1, 2010
Bodine Electric Company introduces its new WX gearhead in conjunction with a new three-wire reversible 34R frame AC induction motor. The WX is a new high-torque gearhead built to provide longer life and higher performance than similar gearmotors in the same size package. The exterior of the WX...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Overhead Crane Kits from Demag

May 1, 2010
Demag Cranes & Components offers pre-engineered single girder crane kits in either top running or under running configurations that allow installers to do their own on-site crane assembly. The kits are shipped complete with all necessary components except the steel beams, which can be purchased...