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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Wenzel Scantech Brings Portable Laser Scanner to North America

October 6, 2010
MobileScan3D is a mobile CNC laser scanning solution allowing fully automatic reverse engineering and part inspection verification. Its portability and rapid setup provides a unique opportunity to scan on location without the tedious and time consuming effort required by other portable scanners....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Permanent Magnet DC Gearmotors from Bodine Electric

October 6, 2010
The new WX gearhead is now available with two 33A permanent magnet DC (PMDC) motors. The WX is a high-torque gearhead built to provide longer life and higher performance than similar gearmotors in the same size range. These gearmotors are designed to drive applications such as conveyor systems,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Energy-Efficient Ball Bearings from SKF

October 6, 2010
SKF energy-efficient ball bearings for electric motors introduce ideal alternatives to standard bearings by generating significantly less friction and subsequently reducing energy consumption. These deep groove ball bearings join a growing family of SKF energy-efficient bearing solutions engineered...

Carl Zeiss IMT and Koepfer America Form Business Partner Agreement

September 8, 2010
Carl Zeiss IMT and Koepfer America have formally joined with a new Business Partner Agreement for the United States and Canada. This agreement will provide improved technical and marketing support related to all areas of CMM gear metrology offered by Carl Zeiss. Recognized globally as a market...

Sulzer Acquires DLC Coatings Activities from Bekaert

September 8, 2010
The DLC activities of Bekaert have been acquired by Sulzer Metco, covering thermal-spray and thin-film coating technologies. The acquisition, which includes Bekaert’s diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings and racing activities, will deliver significant technological benefits to Sulzer and...

News from American Broach & Machine Company

September 8, 2010
In 2009 the American Broach & Machine Company patented the “Table Top” and “Table Top Special” broaching machines. To date six have been built, and they are quickly being recognized as the best deal in broaching. Electromechanically powered, they are clean, quiet, and...

Gleason Hosts Gear Solutions Forum

September 8, 2010
Gleason Corporation showcased its latest gear manufacturing technologies at its Gear Solutions Forum, held June 9-11, 2010, at its Gleason-Pfauter facility in Ludwigsburg, Germany. More than 360 visitors from 21 countries around the world took advantage of the opportunity to see first-hand the...

Inductoheat Designs Induction Billet Heating System

September 8, 2010
Inductoheat, Inc., has designed, manufactured, and shipped a Uniforge® Induction Billet Heating System to a leading manufacturer of hand tools including hammers, wrenches, and fubars, etc. This machine was designed specifically for heating carbon steel billets for a #8 die forger.This system is...

Verisurf Software and Nikon Metrology Announce Global OEM Agreement

September 8, 2010
Nikon Metrology and Verisurf Software have made it possible for manufacturers to drive all Nikon portable metrology devices from Verisurf’s common software platform. Supported Nikon metrology devices include Laser Radar, K-Series optical CMMs configured with scanners and probes, MCA II...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Wenzel/Xspect Solutions to Feature Wide Variety in Chicago

September 8, 2010
Wenzel/Xspect Solutions will be exhibiting a wide variety of CMMs and CMM related accessories, as well as new 3D imaging products and Wenzel GearTec gear measuring products, at IMTS 2010. A New Wenzel X-Orbit CMM equipped with the new Renishaw PH20 probe will be on display in booth #E-5157. New 3D...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Methods to Show FEELER VMCs

September 7, 2010
Methods Machine Tools, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative precision machine tools, has introduced high-performance FEELER vertical machining centers featuring extensive engineering by Methods, designed to provide users unsurpassed performance and value. The FEELER VMC line is backed by...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Nagel ECO Series 80 Dual Expansion Honing System

September 6, 2010
Combining roughing, finishing, and gauging in one station is a distinctive capability of the ECO Hone’s dual-expansion honing system, which will be on display at IMTS booth #N-7040. It can finish bore sizes ranging from 10 to 80 mm. Honing systems typically require separate stations for...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Liebherr LCS 1200 CNC at IMTS

September 5, 2010
Liebherr will exhibit their LCS 1200 gear grinding machine at IMTS. LCS 1200 combines both generating and profile grinding into one machine. It is able to handle workpieces up to a diameter of 1200 millimeters. Gears up to module 12 can be economically processed with the generating grinding method....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Lightweight Clamping Devices from HAINBUCH

September 4, 2010
Higher productivity, lower energy consumption, and offloading of the machine-drive are the highlights of the new carbon ultra-light clamping devices that HAINBUCH now offers for machine tools as well as machining centers. Thanks to the new material the carbon fiber clamping devices are as much as...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New VTP-1000 Vertical Lathe from FUJI

September 3, 2010
FUJI Machine America Corporation’s new large VTP-1000 Vertical Lathe performs hard turning so precise that grinding is eliminated. Featuring gearless spindle technology and an RS-Slide structure, the VTP-1000 realizes contour and profile cutting accuracies within ±1µm on up to...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: BOHLE Introduces Five-Axis Gantry Milling Machine

September 2, 2010
The ENDURA® 700 linear gantry milling machine is the newest addition to a family of modular-designed five-axis simultaneous, high-speed linear gantry milling machines by FOOKE GmbH. They are especially suitable for the efficient machining of five sides of parts made from plastic, composite...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason to Display Agilus Combined Process Machine

September 1, 2010
Gleason will introduce a host of advanced new machines, tooling, and global customer support services at IMTS 2010, covering a wide array of processes for the complete production and inspection of all types of bevel and cylindrical gears. Visitors to Gleason Booth #N-7000 will be introduced to a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Emuge to Display Full Range of Workholding Solutions

August 31, 2010
Emuge Corp. will showcase their comprehensive line of clamping solutions at IMTS booth #W-1536. Emuge’s workholding division specializes in providing highly accurate, almost maintenance-free customized solutions for applications from low volume job shops to high volume automotive production...

Expanded Capabilities, Promotions at Gear Technology

August 3, 2010
Gear Technology—a leading international precision gear manufacturer and related services provider—has recently announced the promotion of two senior-level managers. Joe Campa, formerly quality assurance manager, has been promoted to director of engineering. A 10-year veteran of the...

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...