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Fairfield to Make Significant Corporate Investment

February 4, 2011
Fairfield Manufacturing Co., Inc., will make a $53.1 million capital investment over the next three years at its Lafayette, Indiana, plant. The announcement was made at a news conference Monday, December 6, at the facility, which currently employs 1,032. The investment comes as Gary Lehman,...

Coordinate Metrology Society Announces Call for Papers

February 4, 2011
The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS), the preeminent membership association for measurement professionals, has announced their “Call for Papers” in anticipation of the 2011 Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC). This 27th annual event will be held in Phoenix, Arizona...

Mazak Certifies Parlec for VIP Technology Partnership Program

February 4, 2011
Parlec, Inc., 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 levels of cooperation among companies offering complementary manufacturing...

TUS Paper from Solar Atmospheres and Solar Manufacturing

February 4, 2011
Solar Atmospheres and Solar Manufacturing have released a procedure for Temperature Uniformity Surveying of vacuum furnaces. This document has been created to provide a surveying method that complies with the AMS2750D requirements.This newly written Temperature Uniformity Survey (TUS) illustrates...

CNC Gear Measurement System from The Adams Company

February 4, 2011
The Adams Company has established an outstanding reputation for quality gear production, continuing to acquire the latest equipment to produce the most efficient, economical, and high quality gears and shafts. The company has purchased a Process Equipment Company (PECo) ND430 CNC gear measurement...

Exsys-Eppinger is New Partner at THINC

February 4, 2011
Okuma America Corporation is pleased to announce that Exsys-Eppinger, a supplier of fixed and rotary tool holders, has joined Partners in THINC. Exsys-Eppinger specializes in developing state of the art solutions to manufacturing problems and has numerous patented applications in the metal working...

Haas Multigrind Names New Business Development Manager

February 4, 2011
Haas Multigrind LLC, a manufacturer of high-precision, multi-axis, CNC grinding centers, has named David Drechsler as its new business development manager for North America. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and he will...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: UV Leak Detection Lamp from Spectronics

February 4, 2011
Spectronics Corporation announces its industry-leading BIB-150P ultraviolet inspection lamp. This handheld UV lamp, with its unique 150-watt Built-In-Ballast™ bulb, is ideal for pinpointing any industrial leak such as oil, hydraulics, refrigerant, gasoline, diesel fuel, or water. Simply add...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Emuge Expands End Mill Line

February 4, 2011
Emuge Corp. introduces new High Productivity Cutting (HPC) end mills designed to address a broader range of applications. Building on the success of the MULTI-Jet Cut end mills, which permit rapid material removal of a wide range of materials, Emuge has added new designs that extend the range of...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Push Pull Environmental Systems from Lincoln Electric

February 4, 2011
A Push Pull system from Lincoln Electric captures shop air and welding fume within a given perimeter, filters it, and then pushes the filtered air back into the working air in the same area. This method reduces energy costs, as the heated or cooled air from the shop is circulated back into the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Pallet Handling System from Liebherr

February 4, 2011
Liebherr Automation Systems’ pallet handling system PHS-1500 is a solution for automatic loading and unloading of machining centers for parts mounted to fixtures. It is available in three basic sizes with payload capabilities ranging from 500 to 6,500 kilograms. The system can be used for a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Chevron Long Edge Cutter from ATI Stellram

February 4, 2011
ATI Stellram introduces a new chevron-style milling cutter, the Stellram® 5230VS12, designed specifically for machining titanium and other difficult to machine materials such as nickel- and cobalt-based alloys. In comparison studies the Stellram 5230VS12 cutter achieved metal removal rates up...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: ECM Duburring from EMAG

February 4, 2011
Despite all the other machining operations having been optimally coordinated, the deburring operation continues causing the economic viability of the whole process to decline, owing to the fact that it has not been included in the process stream from the start. With EMAG ECM GmbH the EMAG Group now...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Electromechanical Actuator from HAINBUCH

February 4, 2011
If you are looking for a hydraulic unit or complex technical control synchronization for the new hollow-spindle clamping cylinder from HAINBUCH, you are looking in vain. This product impresses users with ecological and economical qualities. The technology looks simple, but it is extremely...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Tru-Cut Web Site Eases Choosing Saw Blades

February 4, 2011
Tru-Cut Saw, Inc., has redesigned its Web site to make it easier for customers to identify and select the right saw blades for their applications from the large variety of blades offered. For customers who are unsure of the type of blade they need, Tru-Cut offers a “Build A Blade”...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: MarForm MMQ 200 Upgrade from Mahr Federal

February 4, 2011
Mahr Federal has introduced a new option package for their well-known MarForm MMQ 200 Formtester which provides the measurement of surface finish parameters according to accepted ISO, ASME, and JIS standards. With the combined hardware/software MMQ 200 Surface Finish option, operators will benefit...

SKF Receives Prestigious Award from Johnson Controls

January 6, 2011
SKF has received the corporate 2010 Supplier Leadership Award for “Sustainability” from Johnson Controls. The award was presented at a first-ever “Excellence in Execution & Leadership” event hosted by Johnson Controls and coinciding with the company’s 125th...

Gleason Establishes Operations in Brazil

January 6, 2011
To meet the needs of gear manufacturers in the important and growing Brazilian market, Gleason Corporation has expanded its global presence with the formation of Gleason do Brasil Comércio de Máquinas Ltda., based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Previously Gleason’s activities in Brazil...

OSU Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Course

January 6, 2011
The Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Short Course has been offered for over 30 years and is considered extremely valuable for gear designers and noise specialists who encounter gear noise and transmission design problems. Details are as follows:Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise CourseMarch 15-18, 2011The...

Clifford-Jacobs Brings Home the Bronze

January 6, 2011
In 2009, Caterpillar (CAT) rolled out a new Supplier Quality Excellence Program (SQEP). Clifford-Jacobs rose up to the task to seek bronze level certification over this last year, which primarily focuses on quality and on-time delivery.Coupled with the focus on quality and delivery, Clifford-Jacobs...

Gear Consulting Group Announces AGMA Regional School

January 6, 2011
The AGMA Regional School for Gear Manufacturing will be presented by Gear Consulting Group in the Chicago area March 7-9, 2011. Overton Chicago Gear will host the three-day school at their new premises in Lombard, Illinois. The theme of this series is "Logical Trouble Shooting of the Gear...

Reishauer Group Acquires Felsomat Group

January 6, 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, which is based in Königsbach-Stein (Germany), Reishauer strengthens...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Coating Enhances Seco Tool Milling Cutters

January 6, 2011
Seco Tools has enhanced the performance of its entire Turbo Mill family of square shoulder milling cutters through a new nickel-based surface coating that approaches HV700 on the pre-hardened cutter bodies for longer life, better tolerances, and a more durable surface. For the user, this translates...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New High-Feed Cutters from ATI Stellram

January 6, 2011
ATI Stellram introduces the new patented Stellram® 7792VXE16 high-feed shell mill cutter, designed to yield the highest levels of material removal rates in titanium and other difficult to machine alloys such as nickel-based alloys, cobalt-based alloys, and titanium-based alloys. Stellram...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Zeiss DuraMax for Gear Wheel Measurement

January 6, 2011
With DuraMax, Carl Zeiss offers an popular compact 3D coordinate measuring machine. DuraMax Gear marks the evolution of DuraMax into a shop-floor gear wheel measuring machine. “This enables us to fulfill the requests of many customers and introduce gear wheel measuring technology with small...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: 350GMS Analytical Gear Tester from Gleason

January 6, 2011
Complete inspection of gears as large as 350 mm in diameter now can be performed up to 40 percent faster with the introduction of the Gleason 350GMS Analytical Gear Inspection System, one of a new generation of analytical inspection systems from Gleason Metrology Systems Corporation. Among the many...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Virtual Reality Welding Simulator from Lincoln Electric

January 6, 2011
To help improve the training of the nation’s future welders, Lincoln Electric has developed a new way to teach welding techniques through a new virtual welding system called VRTEX™ 360. The system incorporates technology Lincoln recently acquired from VRSim Inc., a leader in the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Round Tool Steel from SSAB

January 6, 2011
SSAB, the Swedish manufacturer of Toolox, now supplies its tool steel as forged round material in gradated diameters from 60 mm to 380 mm. Round material with 30 mm in diameter is in preparation. What’s new is the form of delivery, as sawed strips in widths between 250 and 600 mm with...

AGMA Showcases Technical Expertise at Annual Conference

December 8, 2010
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) hosted 17 paper presentations on advanced application of gearing at the annual Fall Technical Meeting (FTM) at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee in Wisconsin. The papers were presented in four topic areas of expertise: Manufacturing & Heat Treatment;...

Seco Tools Launches New Carbide Recycling Program

December 8, 2010
As part of its global environmental policy, Seco Tools has established a new recycling initiative where it offers customers the option of selling their used cemented carbide back to Seco. With Seco taking the lead on purchasing, collecting, and dealing with the used carbide it becomes easier for...

New Gear/Gearbox Optimization Software from Excel Gear

December 8, 2010
In response to the gear market’s need for optimization software, Excel-LentTM gear/gearbox design and analysis software has been developed by Excel Gear, Inc., and written in Visual Basics.Net. This software has been written by engineers who also design and manufacture gears for their own...

IMTS 2010 Sets the Stage for a Strong Comeback in Manufacturing

December 8, 2010
Strong results at IMTS-The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2010 signal a strong comeback in manufacturing. Total registration for the six-day event, which ran from Sept. 13-18 at McCormick Place in Chicago, was 82,411. IMTS covered 1,137,375 square feet of exhibit space with 1,728...

New Book on Precision Gear Shaving

December 8, 2010
A new sourcebook on gear finishing is now available. Precision Gear Shaving, by Drs. Gianfranco Bianco and Stephen P. Radzevich, is of particular interest to those involved in the production of precision gears for the needs of the automotive industry and other applications.According to the authors,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Opti-Form Honing Wheels from Gleason

December 8, 2010
Gleason has introduced a new series of Opti-Form® honing wheels that reduce the time typically required to perform the initial tool dressing by as much as 50 percent, while at the same time improving both the tool life of the honing wheel and the master gear used for dressing. Conventional...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: High-Accuracy CMM-Based Laser Scanner from Wenzel

December 8, 2010
The requirements for quality assurance have increased with 3D technologies. Previously all major dimensions could be taken from a 2D drawing for tactile measurement, which is no longer the case today. Modern 3D drawings include little in the way of explicit dimensions. The curves of the freeform...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Robotic Finishing Solution from Motoman

December 8, 2010
PerfectEdge™, a complete, full function robotic solution, meets the challenges of tight tolerance chamfering, deburring, or finishing processes while offering a non-touch teach method of programming. Designed in collaboration with Arrow Gear, it includes a six-axis Motoman® DX1350D...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: FARO Introduces the Focus3D

December 8, 2010
FARO Technologies, Inc., the world’s leading provider of portable measurement and imaging solutions, introduces the new FARO Laser Scanner Focus3D, which is a revolutionary, high-performance 3D laser scanner for detailed measurement and documentation with intuitive touch screen control that...

NEW GEAR/GEARBOX OPTIMIZATION SOTFWARE REDUCES TIME TO PART, IMPROVES PRODUCT PERFORMANCE

November 17, 2010
Excel-lentTM software from longtime builder of gears and gearboxes quickly determines optimum product parameters for various industries; time savings in hundreds of engineering hours being realized In response to the gear market’s need for optimization software, which has been lacking for...

SECO/WARWICK Retech Thermal Equipment Manufacturing Opens in China

October 6, 2010
The SECO/WARWICK Group has established a new manufacturing facility, SECO/WARWICK Retech Thermal Equipment Mfg. Co. Ltd. in Tianjin, China. The 5,000 square-meter office and manufacturing facility has been established to provide Chinese customers with local service and manufacturing. The...

Automated Transmission Analysis from Romax Technology

October 6, 2010
Engineers are increasingly using a wide variety of software tools throughout the product lifecycle. To address customer requests and the need to integrate software for the automation of highly complex tasks, Altair Engineering, Inc., and Romax Technology developed a new interface between their...

Philadelphia Gear Opens Santa Fe Springs Service Facility

October 6, 2010
Machinists and assemblers from Philadelphia Gear Corporation’s (PGC’s) Western Regional Service Center in Lynwood, California, moved into their new permanent home; a recently renovated 120,000 square-foot facility in Santa Fe Springs, California. Located 10 miles from the former service...

Curtiss-Wright Breaks Ground on Texas Manufacturing Facility

October 6, 2010
Curtiss-Wright Corporation has announced that TapcoEnpro International (TEI), a business unit of its Flow Control segment, broke ground to officially commence construction of a $36 million, state of the art manufacturing facility in Chambers County, Texas. The company will build large vessels and...

Rockwell Automation and FANUC FA America Collaboration Announced

October 6, 2010
FANUC FA America, the largest CNC organization in the Americas, and Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation solutions, have announced a collaborative effort to offer closer integration between CNC and programmable automation controller (PAC)...

New Machine Tools Division Launched by Emerson Bearing

October 6, 2010
Emerson Bearing, a Boston based bearing company catering to OEM and MRO markets throughout the U.S. and internationally, has recently announced a new Machine Tools division. Customer care representatives in the new division are trained to accommodate the unique needs of machine tool clients. The...

New Finishing Technologies Pavilion at FABTECH

October 6, 2010
A new Finishing Technologies Pavilion & Conference debuting at FABTECH 2010 Nov. 2-4 in Atlanta allows manufacturing executives to review finishing equipment, processes, services, and gain valuable technical insight. Sponsored by the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI), the...

Sulzer Creates One-Stop Coatings Shop

October 6, 2010
Racing, automotive, and engineering companies now have the convenience of getting all their coating solutions from a single supplier thanks to Sulzer’s new broadened product portfolio. The company’s extended offering follows its takeover of Bekaert’s DLC coating activities, which...

Oliver Gear Earns ISO 9001-2008 Registration

October 6, 2010
Sam Haines, president of Gear Motions, joins Mike Barron, vice president/GM, and some Oliver Gear employee/owners upon their recent, successful ISO 9001-2008 Registration in the accompanying photo. Also shown in is Mark Bechteler, manager of corporate quality and continuous improvement, who led the...

Ronson Gears Announces Key Staff Moves

October 6, 2010
In preparation for anticipated accelerated growth over the next few years, gear manufacturer Ronson Gears has announced a reshuffle of management to better service new and existing customers both in Australia and overseas. Stephen Bell moves to a key role in internal sales/estimating after eight...

New Headquarters for Motoman Robotics

October 6, 2010
Ground has been broken for Motoman Robotics’ new facility in Miamisburg, Ohio. It will serve as the company’s headquarters and main manufacturing facility for its North and South American operations. A groundbreaking ceremony was hosted by Steve Barhorst, president and COO of Motoman...

Machine Tool Service and Support from Konecranes

October 6, 2010
Machine Tool Solutions Unlimited (MTSU)—a part of Konecranes, Inc.—provides comprehensive services and support for all types and brands of machine tools in the manufacturing industry. The experienced and highly skilled machine tool service professionals at MTSU can provide a variety of...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Gear Milling Center from Heller

October 6, 2010
Manufacturers of gear components and bevel gears have been looking for alternatives to traditional hobbing processes for larger gears. In addition, improving machine tool flexibility has become more important because many gear makers can no longer afford to depend on dedicated gear machine tools....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Shaft Collars from Ruland

October 6, 2010
Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc., offers a full range of shaft collars with controlled face tolerance and high holding power. Shaft collars can be used on a variety of equipment including motors, gearboxes, linear actuators, packaging equipment, printing presses, medical devices, and precision...