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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...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Massive New Mill from MAG

May 1, 2010
MAG’s new U5-3000 universal machining center combines massive platform capacity with long-reach three-meter Z-axis and five-axis, five-side contour machining for efficient processing of “really big” aluminum and composite parts. The newest addition to the U5 family of gantry...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Upgrade Package for Gleason GMM Series

May 1, 2010
Gleason’s GMM series of analytical gear inspection systems now can be equipped with a powerful new Windows-based applications software suite called GAMA™—Gleason Automated Measurement and Analysis—and the Renishaw SPH180 probe, making GMM the fastest, most user-friendly...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Disk Finisher from ALMCO

May 1, 2010
A state of the art centrifugal disk finisher with competitively superior features and benefits has been added to the broad line of metal parts finishing equipment from ALMCO, Inc. Key to the new model ACDF-75 is its advanced design that includes a smaller opening between spinning and stationery...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Spectroline Marksman from Spectronics

May 1, 2010
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...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CoroTurn HP from Sandvik Coromant

May 1, 2010
To meet rising demand for the ability to apply high pressure coolant at point-of-cut when using negative inserts, Sandvik Coromant has extended its CoroTurn® HP range of turning toolholders with integrated high pressure delivery capability. The new toolholders can offer up to 20 percent...

New VP of Sales and Marketing at Goellner

April 2, 2010
Goellner, Inc., announces the promotion of Greg Champion to vice president of sales and marketing. Goellner is the holding company for Advanced Machine & Engineering (AME) and Hennig, Inc., two leading suppliers to the machine tool, power generation, primary metals, and other...

BeaverMatic Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

April 2, 2010
BeaverMatic, Inc., a Rockford, Illinois manufacturer of industrial heat processing equipment, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, 2010. Since purchasing the company, the new owners have successfully carried on the vision of quality that Jack Beavers began in 1960 in Paramount, California.As...

President of Greenerd Introduces President of The United States

April 2, 2010
Tim Dining, president and CEO of Greenerd Press & Machine Co., Inc.—a Nashua, New Hampshire-based manufacturer of hydraulic press equipment—had the distinguished opportunity of introducing President Barack Obama before an audience of 1,600 people at Nashua’s North High School...

New Direct Sales Manager at MC Machinery Canada

April 2, 2010
MC Machinery Canada has hired a new sales manager to lead sales efforts for multiple Mitsubishi product lines and to provide better support to the entire sales team. Darren Carroll has been named new direct sales manager in Canada and will focus primarily on Ontario and Quebec markets....

Forest City Gears on BMW Oracle Racing Yachts

April 1, 2010
The winches on a racing yacht are critical items of equipment. Speed, reliability, and weight are important factors when determining which winch packages will be installed on a racing yacht. Forest City Gear supplied crown gears and splines of special high-strength, lightweight, and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Digital Linear Gage from Ono Sokki

March 30, 2010
The EG-225 digital indicator from Ono Sokki is a multipurpose inch/metric switchable gage used for a variety of applications, whether as a bench top unit or for inline measurement. The compact unit conforms to AGD Group 2 mechanical specifications, which makes it directly interchangeable with...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Five-Axis Volumetric Error Compensation from MAG

March 30, 2010
MAG introduces the industry’s fastest volumetric error compensation (VEC) system capable of analyzing and correcting positioning errors in all machine-tool axes simultaneously to achieve machining accuracies never before possible on large parts. The MAG VEC methodology reduces the time to...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gear Surface Quality Control from Wenzel

March 30, 2010
In a continuing effort to enhance the capabilities of its gear measuring equipment, Wenzel has introduced a new feature that detects any presence of grind burn or pits on gears that are being measured on any Wenzel GearTec gear measurement machine. (seen here mounted to a Renishaw probe) The...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: AGILUS 180TH Multi-Functional Machine from Gleason

March 30, 2010
Gleason’s new AGILUS® 180TH multi-functional machine performs turning, drilling, milling, hobbing, and chamfering/deburring operations in a single setup for all types of shaft- and disc-type cylindrical gears up to 180 mm in diameter, with shaft lengths up to 500 mm, delivering a host of...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: ATI Stellram Launches New Turning Geometry

March 30, 2010
A new, highly versatile turning geometry for the finish turning of components manufactured from steel to the most difficult to machine materials, such as high-temperature alloys, has been launched by ATI Stellram, an industry leader in metal cutting solutions. The Stellram 1B insert is available in...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: The SMARTON from Konecranes

March 30, 2010
Konecranes, a global leader in the manufacturing of overhead lifting equipment, introduces the SMARTON®, an industry-shaping overhead crane designed to minimize total lifecycle costs and maximize customer productivity. SMARTON is a rugged and flexible crane built to operate in a range of...

New Nordex Ultimate Design Guide 50

March 8, 2010
Nordex, Inc.—manufacturer of the “building blocks of machines and instruments found from the depths of the ocean floor to the reaches of outer space”—is proud to announce its new, easy-to-use Ultimate Design Guide 50 in print or online at its e-commerce Web site.This latest...

OLS Deburring Systems Changes Hands

March 8, 2010
The Mutschler family has purchased the assets of OLS Deburring Systems from McNeil Industries. OLS was launched in 1993 by Eric Mutschler and sold to McNeil Industries in 2007. The company was purchased back on December 23, 2009. Mutschler has been involved in deburring equipment since 1984 and has...

New Sales Manager at JRM International

March 8, 2010
uergen Walters has been hired as the sales manager for the gear products division of JRM International, Inc. He comes to JRM International with 14 years of experience as a sales and application engineer with Saint-Gobain Abrasive products in Germany. During this time he has worked with the gear...

Worthington Steel Acquires Strip Steel Assets of Gibraltar

March 8, 2010
Worthington Industries, Inc., announces that its Steel Processing business segment has acquired the steel processing assets of Gibraltar Industries, Inc. The acquisition will expand the capabilities of The Worthington Steel Company's cold rolled strip business and its ability to service the needs...

New British Gear Association Research Projects

March 8, 2010
The British Gear Association (BGA) announces two research projects:Project 6 Phase 3: Reducing the Micropitting Wear Rate and Increasing the Micropitting Threshold Stress in Gears. The previous two phases of this project enable BGA consortium member to gain a better understanding of the...

New Product Manager at AME Division

March 8, 2010
During the last two years, AME’s Speedcut Division has invested in new production and measuring equipment and concentrated heavily on R&D and saw blade innovations to improve the tool life of carbide- and cermet-tipped circular saw blades. The company now announces the promotion of...

R&M Mfg Broadens Precision Machining Capabilities

March 8, 2010
R&M Mfg, Inc., has recently installed two new Mazak Nexus lathes (350 & 450) in its facility. This new equipment complements and expands upon the company’s current capabilities and employs the latest technology available on the market today. Continuous improvement and customer...

Inductoheat Receives ISO 9001:2008 Certification

March 8, 2010
Inductoheat, Inc., the world leader of induction heating technologies, has received ISO 9001:2008 certification. The certification covers the company’s manufacture of induction heating coils, power supplies, and ancillary equipment, which both improve workflow and optimize heat treating...

SME Elects First Female President

March 8, 2010
For the first time in its 78-year history, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has elected a woman to lead the organization. Barbara M. Fossum, Ph.D., FSME, will serve as 2010 president and was officially sworn in—along with the rest of the 2010 SME Executive Committee—at the...

New Marketing Manager at Methods Machine Tools

March 8, 2010
Methods Machine Tools, Inc., has appointed Phil Janiszewski as marketing manager. “We’re pleased to have Phil on board,” says Jamie Hanson, director of corporate development. “He brings over 30 years of experience in the manufacturing, machine tool, and tool accessories...

Bison Gear Celebrates 50th Anniversary

March 8, 2010
On January 25, 2010, more than 200 employees of Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. gathered to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary. Bison was established in 1960 by three Chicago-area entrepreneurs who derived the company’s name from their last initials of B-S-N. The company began...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: MMQ 200 Formtester Cylindricity Machine from Mahr Federal

March 5, 2010
Mahr Federal will be featuring a new version of its MMQ 200 Formtester Cylindricity Machine with automated T7W probing system at WESTEC, March 23-25, 2010 at the LA Convention Center in Los Angeles, booth #2545. The T7W is a +/-360° motorized by-directional probe intended to reduce operator...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New CYCLO Technology from MAG

March 5, 2010
MAG offers a wide range of CYCLO CUT cutting tools and CYCLO COOL metalworking fluids designed and blended for all aspects of aerospace machining. CYCLO CUT tools and CYCLO COOL fluids have proven capability to increase material removal rates in titanium aerostructures by as much as 300 percent,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Electric Bench Oven from Grieve

March 5, 2010
The no. 991 is an electrically-heated 350°F (~177°C) bench oven from Grieve, currently used for heating parts, including those with emissions of flammable solvents. Workspace dimensions are 28” wide x 24” deep x 18” high. Four KW are installed in Nichrome wire elements to...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Broaching Tool Holder from Slater Tools

March 5, 2010
Slater Tools 3700 series adjustment free rotary broaching tool holder with half-inch tool bore is the largest holder of its type ever produced by the company. Unlike the first two series of adjustment free holders that were produced for Swiss type machines, the 3700 series features a larger bearing...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: VibeMaster Deburring from ALMCO

March 5, 2010
A portable, labor-saving, round-bowl machine with a ½ cubic-foot capacity for deburring and finishing small metal parts in job shops and metalworking departments has been introduced by ALMCO, Inc. The model VM-1 VibeMaster, available with or without pedestal, is a quiet-running,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Renishaw QC20-W Wireless Ballbar

March 5, 2010
The QC20-W ballbar is an all-new design featuring a Renishaw-developed linear sensor and Bluetooth® wireless technology. This provides greater ease of use and enhanced durability and allows for testing even in “closed door” manufacturing, where access for wiring can raise safety and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Gleason Spheric Power Honing Machine

March 5, 2010
Gleason has introduced a next-generation 150SPH power honing machine that uses the latest Gleason patented Spheric® honing process to finish hardened spur and helical gears up to 150 mm in diameter in as little as half the time required by existing machines. The 150SPH is well suited for...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Titanium Milling Performance from Sandvik

March 5, 2010
Not one but two new grades to tackle the extreme demands of titanium milling are now being launched by Sandvik Coromant. Together these grades amount to a new level of reliable long lasting performance. Grades S30T and S40T are available for a variety of CoroMill cutters for face, shoulder,...

ALD-Holcroft Expands Sales Representative Network

March 5, 2010
ALD-Holcroft, a leading vacuum furnace system provider and systems integrator to the heat treating market, announces further expansion to its’ sales representative network in North America. Del Sol Industrial Services Inc., of Canyon Lake, Texas will be providing sales representation in...

ABA-PGT Receives Certification

March 5, 2010
ABA-PGT, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has attained ISO 13485:2003 certification as well as re-certification to ISO 9001:2008 at its headquarters in Manchester, Connecticut. ISO 13485:2003 is the internationally recognized quality management system standard for the development and production...

Latest Powder Metallurgy Trends at PowderMet2010

March 5, 2010
PowderMet2010, 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...

Acetylene LPC Processing from Bodycote

March 5, 2010
Bodycote has recently added acetylene gas as an alternative to propane for low pressure carburizing at its Livonia, Michigan, plant. Acetylene offers many advantages including uniform carburizing of dense loads, blind holes, and small parts that may have part-to-part contact.Biji George, general...

Contract Machining Services from Rotek

March 4, 2010
Rotek Incorporated, the leading North American manufacturer of slewing bearings and seamless rolled rings, is now offering contract machining services utilizing advanced machining cells at its Florence, Kentucky, facility. The multiple-machine cells, complete with pallet transfer systems and 120...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Cleaner/Degreaser Replaces Multiple Cleaning Solutions

March 4, 2010
Eco-friendly Oil Eater Original is a new water-based, biodegradable cleaner/degreaser formulated to eliminate the need for multiple cleaning solutions. Non-corrosive, non-toxic, and non-flammable, the low VOC cleaner cuts through oil, grease, carbon, sludge, and dirt, encapsulating them into a...

Wenzel Geartec Equipment sold at Gear Expo

February 5, 2010
“The 2009 Gear Expo was truly a success for Wenzel Geartec,” says Keith Mills, president of Xspect Solutions, Inc., the wholly owned subsidiary of Wenzel GmbH of Germany. “We sold over $2 million of new equipment and drew significant attention from the wind energy community with...

Star SU Appoints VP of Sales Engineering Machine Tools

February 5, 2010
Mark Ritchie was named vice president of sales engineering machine tools of Star SU LLC effective January 11, 2010. His duties include managing machine sales engineering and machine parts and service operations. He began his career at Star SU in 2005 as a gear tool project engineer and has since...

New Book by Joseph Arvin of Arrow Gear

February 5, 2010
Joseph Arvin, president of the Arrow Gear Co., has written the book A Nation on Borrowed Time. “This book, which I have written with Scott Newton, president of APEX Media Solutions, addresses the problems of our economy and the critical impact our declining industrial base is having on the...

United Process Controls Consolidates Manufacturing Operations

February 5, 2010
In a move to streamline operations, United Process Controls (UPC) has consolidated its probe/sensor manufacturing and testing facilities in the United States. Operations at Furnace Control Corp. (FCC) in Milwaukee were relocated and integrated into UPC’s North American automation hub in...

LAI Upgrades Web Site

February 5, 2010
LAI International, Inc., announces that it has upgraded its Web site to highlight its advanced capabilities for precision contract manufacturing. The improved site includes more images of LAI’s advanced machining processes along with finished components and subassemblies. It also features...

Radzevich Pens Gear Cutting Tools: Design and Computation

February 5, 2010
Gear Cutting Tools: Design and Computation is for every mechanical engineer and manufacturing engineer who is interested in the scientific basis as well as in the practical aspects of the gear machining advances, according to author Stephen P. Radzevich, Ph.D. “This book is neither a text...