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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Trigger Pro from WD-40

February 4, 2010
WD-40 Company is introducing WD-40 Trigger Pro, a non-aerosol product with the same WD-40 formula, to better meet the needs of its industrial end users. The latest innovative delivery system in the WD-40 brand product line, WD-40 Trigger Pro features an easy-to-hold ergonomic can and a multi-action...

New Division Manager at QC American

January 7, 2010
QC American—a division of American Broach & Machine Company—announces the appointment of Ross Wegryn-Jones as vice president and division manager. He has worked for more than 17 years in the machine tool, tooling, and workholding fields in sales, marketing, and project management...

Gear Noise Short Courses at OSU GearLab

January 7, 2010
The Gear and Power Transmission Research Laboratory (GearLab) at The Ohio State University is pleased to announce the following basic and advanced gear noise short courses.The Basic Gear Noise Short Course has been offered for over 30 years and is considered extremely valuable for gear designers...

WESTEC Expo Coming Up in Los Angeles

January 7, 2010
WESTEC is the definitive West Coast event for manufacturing professionals, offering keynotes from industry leaders covering defense/aerospace, renewable energy, and the economy for manufacturing along with technical sessions on topics like machining of small parts, high-speed machining of alloys,...

ALD Vacuum Technologies Chosen by Volkswagen Group

January 7, 2010
Volkswagen Group has chosen state-of-the-art heat treatment technology from ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH for a new manual transmission in its Skoda plant in the Czech Republic. All gears and shafts for this transmission are case-hardened in the latest generation ModulTherm® furnace system....

Tifco Announces New Gear Complex

January 7, 2010
Tifco Gage & Gear announces the purchase of property for a new gear facility. A former 61,000 square-foot newspaper facility will be torn down to make way for a 75,000 square-foot leading edge gear facility. Three companies will be housed within the building: Delta Gear—current parent...

QuesTek Wins SBIR Phase-II Award for Titanium Alloy

January 7, 2010
QuesTek Innovations LLC was recently awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project from the U.S. Army to continue to apply its Materials by Design® technology to the design and development of a new castable titanium alloy for Army applications.The aim of the project is to...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: A New Angle on HMC Spindles from MAG

January 6, 2010
MAG continues to follow “voice of the customer” input for the design of its modular HMC 1250 series with a new 180,000-position A-axis tilt spindle for five-axis horizontal machining on large parts. The new 6000 rpm/ 46 kW (61.6 hp) tilt spindle joins an all-around 10,000 rpm/ 56 kW (75...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Single-Pass Honing Machines from Sunnen

January 6, 2010
Sunnen is introducing the new VSS Series 2 single stroke® honing systems at IMTS, offering the most accurate spindle alignment in the industry combined with flexible, easy-to-use controls. Spindles on VSS-2 machines are factory aligned, independently, for precision centering of the spindles and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Swiss Type Rotary Broaching Tool Holders from Slater

January 6, 2010
Slater Tools, Inc., has expanded its line of rotary broaching tool holders for CNC, screw, and Swiss lathe machines and milling machines. With 38 Swiss broach holders now available, the current offering of tool holders in the Slater rotary broaching catalog is nearly doubled. Rotary croaching tools...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Milling Solutions from Sandvik

January 6, 2010
Sandvik Coromant offers a variety of expansions to its milling product lines, including the introduction of new tool diameters and innovative insert grades and geometries. The CoroMill® 490 system now offers additional tool diameters ranging from 0.787”-4.921”. Additionally, new...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Mahr EasyForm 3.0 Software from Mahr

January 6, 2010
As dimensional metrology systems increase in accuracy and sophistication, they are more capable than ever of helping to improve quality and cut costs in production environments. Once there, however, they must often be run by operators who are not experienced in dimensional metrology procedures and...

Quality Forged and Machined Products from Wright Source

December 3, 2009
Wright Source Manufacturing offers a complete manufacturing resource for high-quality forged and machined products. Its capabilities include finishing (deburring, polishing, tumbling), forging (impression die, open die, press, upsetting), grinding (centerless and flat or surface), heat treating...

New TechnoMod Gantry Machine

December 3, 2009
Techno, Inc., is proud to announce the new TechnoMod gantry machine, a multi-axis motion platform complete with controls, cabling, software, and enclosure; all fully assembled. The TechnoMod is available in three different sizes and can be used for pick and place, dispensing, assembly, testing,...

EAO Switches Offers New Illuminating Lenses

December 3, 2009
EAO Switch Corporation, Inc.—a premier global supplier of human machine interfaces (HMI) systems and components, announces an eye-catching range of new options for Series 71 PCB-mount. The series now incorporates screen-printed symbols to facilitate operator interface, such as the...

QUADROK Five-Axis Clamping Vice from HAINBUCH

December 3, 2009
In the future users can save themselves the bother of complex and expensive customized solutions. With the double-concentric QUADROK clamping vice HAINBUCH now brings a clamping system for machining centers on the market with strengths in the area of five-sided machining, and with its the function...

Carl Zeiss IMT Opens New West Coast Tech Center

December 3, 2009
Carl Zeiss IMT announces that it has opened a new West Coast Tech Center in Irvine, California. “We are dedicated to supporting the high-tech industry on the West Coast by providing customers easy access to our most modern and advanced technology,” says Andy Sisler, vice president of...

Forest City Gear Products on New-Generation Mars Rover

December 3, 2009
Forest City Gear (FCG) announces that it has successfully completed its supply of approximately 60 space-qualified gear components, housings and carriers to Aeroflex, a major contractor on the newest Mars Rover vehicle for the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL). The Mars Science Laboratory mission is...

Gear Research Institute: Benefits of Membership

December 3, 2009
Help to develop future gear engineers by becoming a corporate member of the non-profit Gear Research Institute (GRI). GRI provides research and development services to the gear industry. Located at Pennsylvania State University, GRI also attracts summer and part-time workers from the undergraduate...

Emuge to represent HOHENSTEIN

December 3, 2009
Emuge Corp., a leading manufacturer of high-performance cutting tools and precision workholding solutions, announces they are the exclusive North American agent for The HOHENSTEIN Company, one of Germany’s leading companies for design and production of work piece clamping fixtures. This...

SECO/WARWICK Introduces 25-Bar Furnace

December 3, 2009
SECO/WARWICK has recently introduced a 25-bar single chamber vacuum furnace as a process alternative to vacuum furnaces using an oil quench. The HPQtm delivers the same hardness properties as an oil quench, and when equipped with optional PreNit® and FineCarb® advanced LPC vacuum...

New Pentac Plus Cutter Head from Gleason

December 3, 2009
Gleason, a worldwide leader in gear production solutions, has introduced PENTAC® PLUS, the next generation of its renowned PENTAC bevel gear cutting system. This new cutting system is specifically engineered to provide significantly higher tool life and improved productivity, especially with...

New CIO for Davis Calibration

December 3, 2009
Davis Calibration is pleased to announce the appointment of John Meighan as its new chief information officer (CIO). He comes to the company with more than 17 years of experience in business operations, technology leadership and consulting, and program management. Most recently he served as chief...

Announcements from Barit International

December 3, 2009
Barit International Corporation announces a change in ownership and executive management, and welcomes Yuriy Ardashnikov as the new chief engineer. The 20 year-old gear cutting tool provider has been purchased by Dennis Moldavsky—Barit’s former director of sales, who will now serve as...

New CNC Tool and Cutter Grinder from ANCA

December 3, 2009
ANCA announces its new small-footprint FastGind CNC tool and cutter grinder for high-speed resharpening of tools .35mm to 12mm dia. The machine offers users the latest CNC grinding technology, from robust mechanicals to the advanced ANCA iGrind software, at an extremely competitive price.The...

Promess Marks 25th Anniversary

October 7, 2009
Promess, Inc.—a manufacturer of industrial sensors, sensor application hardware, firmware, and supporting software—has reached a significant milestone marking the firm’s 25th year in business. Promess systems intelligently monitor and control manufacturing and assembly processes...

New Version of On-machine Inspection Software from Renishaw

October 7, 2009
Renishaw introduces a new version of its OMV Pro software that includes more advanced coordinate measuring machine (CMM) style capabilities with an extended range of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) functionality, plus the ability to work with multiple alignments in a single...

Romax Chief Executive to Deliver Keynote Speech at BGA Gears 2009

October 7, 2009
Romax Technology Chief Executive and Founder Dr Peter Poon will be delivering a keynote speech at this year’s British Gear Association (BGA) Gears 2009 Technical Awareness Seminar. The event—which takes place on November 26, 2009, at Agusta Westland, Yeovil—will see top industry...

Serviacero Worthington Opens New Facility in Northern Mexico

October 7, 2009
Worthington Industries, Inc., has announced that its joint venture, Serviacero Worthington, completed phase one of its greenfield steel processing facility located in the Monterrey region in Escobedo, Mexico. In addition, Serviacero Worthington has steel processing facilities in central Mexico in...

SME and Purdue University Unveil Green Certificate Program

October 7, 2009
Much in the way the Works Progress Administration of the Great Depression put millions of Americans back to work, there is great hope that green jobs will do the same thing during these current tough economic times. What’s more, CareerBuilder.com recently named green jobs as one of seven...

GH Induction Introduces Digimac Compact Induction Heater

October 7, 2009
Digimac® is a new compact induction heating system offered by GH Induction Group. This compact and transportable unit is capable of outputs up to 25 kW and 20 kHz. The system includes the generator with digital interface for control and a handheld transformer and coil. The MPC-1 control...

Gleason Appoints Udo Stolz VP-Worldwide Sales & Marketing

October 7, 2009
Gleason Corporation has appointed Udo Stolz as vice president of worldwide sales & marketing. He will have global responsibility for sales, marketing, and product management activities for all Gleason products and services. Stolz joined Hermann Pfauter GmbH in 1987 and has held a variety of...

Large Coarse Pitch Hobs from Star SU

October 7, 2009
Get quality PWS large coarse pitch hobs with engineering and product support from Star SU LLC. Perfect for hobbing wind turbine gears, these hobs come in a variety of materials and coatings and ground forms up to DIN AAA quality. Hob sizes range from 20 (1.25 DP) to 40 (0.635 DP) module and lengths...

Mandrels with Air Supply Control from HAINBUCH

October 7, 2009
HAINBUCH—the clamping device manufacturer based in Marbach, Germany—is introducing a new generation of segmented mandrels for series production to the market. The clever aspect in this regard is that the old mandrels can be conveniently replaced by the new ones since the connection...

GMX Universal Gear Tester from Mahr Federal

September 10, 2009
Mahr Federal has introduced a new Class 1 universal gear tester that provides fast, accurate analysis for a wide range of gear and gear tool applications on gears with ODs up to 400 mm (15.75 in). Part of the Mahr Federal GMX Series, and incorporating a four-axis power PC controller with automatic...

New RZ 260 Gear Grinding Machine from Reishauer

September 10, 2009
As the inventor of continuous generating gear grinding, Reishauer AG of Zurich, Switzerland, introduces a new series of gear grinding machines, the RZ 260. This concept is based on the very successful RZ 150 series with several hundred now installed in plants worldwide. The RZ 260 has not only been...

Gleason Unveils New Technologies at Gear Expo

September 10, 2009
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 at Gear Expo ’09, covering a wide array of processes for the complete production and inspection of all types of bevel...

New Air Gaging Column from Stotz

September 10, 2009
Stotz USA, LLC, a leader in air gaging products and quality system integration, is pleased to announce the introduction of the MRA air/electronic column. It is the newest and most advanced column on the market to date. The target application for this unit was a low cost SPC device that incorporates...

RoboScan 600 Gear Inspection Stand from American Stress Technologies

September 10, 2009
An inspection stand to detect grinding burn, hard turning defects, and other stress and microstructure defects in gears has been upgraded to test OD surfaces, faces, and ID surfaces as well as gear teeth. The system consists of:• Rollscan 300;• Electric cabinet including the robot...

i-Wave Wireless Interface from Marposs

September 10, 2009
Marposs Corp. introduces the i-Wave, its newest wireless device in the M1 Star bore gauge product line. The i-Wave wireless handle allows quick and easy “plug-and-play” changeover of a variety of mechanical gauge heads without any tools. The handle features the innovative StarLock...

Forest City Gear to Attend Gear Expo

September 10, 2009
Fred & Wendy Young, the owners of Forest City Gear, will be attending Gear Expo 2009 and displaying various gears, plus discussing the capabilities of this longtime leading gear maker. Everett Hawkins, vice president of sales, along with the Forest City Gear sales and engineering team, will...

New Linear Motor Vertical Thread Mill from Drake

September 10, 2009
Drake Manufacturing has developed a compact vertical thread mill for high production threading. Designated the GS:VTM-LM, the machine will thread mill internal and external diameters, right or left hand threads, single or multiple leads to full depth in production quantities with fast cycle times....

Tyrolit Acquires Radiac Abrasives

September 10, 2009
The Tyrolit Group has responded to the challenges of the global market by acquiring Radiac Abrasives. In these difficult economic times, this provides strength to Tyrolit’s position in North America and internationally. The acquisition agreement was signed in July 2009 after constructive...

New CNC Shapers from Ohio Broach and Machine Co.

September 10, 2009
Ohio Broach and Machine Company is introducing a new line of CNC shaper machines. The new machines will machine multiple surfaces in seconds and multiple parts can be fixtured for machining with repetitive cuts in one cycle of the shaper. Using CNC controls the machine head oscillates the tool up...

Interactive Learning Environment from Kapp Group at Gear Expo

September 10, 2009
At Gear Expo 2009 the Kapp Group will focus on education by providing a direct video/audio link to its facility in Boulder, Colorado, to demonstrate wet grinding of various workpiece types. Hourly learning sessions will be presented by technicians in Boulder and will include: profile grinding...

New “Composite Platform” Products from Bourn & Koch

September 10, 2009
In 2007 Bourn & Koch, Inc., embarked on an initiative to bring to the global market innovative products to replace the legacy lines of Motch and Bullard turning centers, Springfield vertical grinders, Blanchard vertical rotary surface grinders, and Fellows midrangeBourn & Koch was sensitive...

Milestone for CONTURA G2 CMM from Carl Zeiss

September 10, 2009
The CONTURA G2 was introduced in December of 2005, and since then the company has produced 2,000 of the advanced scanning machines. “This is the most successful machine Carl Zeiss IMT has ever developed,” says Josef Schernthaner, vice president of operations. “The reason behind...

High Capacity Torque Functional Test Systems from Promess

July 22, 2009
Promess, Inc., has announced the addition of high capacity models to its line of Torque Functional Test (TFT) systems intended for intelligent assembly and test applications. The new TFT-HC series will initially include 500 Nm, 1000 Nm, and 2500 Nm models, with others to be added in response to...

New Programmable Magnetic Encoder Chip designed and manufactured by Renishaw

July 22, 2009
Renishaw’s new AM4096 On-Axis™ magnetic encoder provides 4096-counts/rev of absolute position feedback for high-speed digital motor and motion control applications. A non-contact 12-bit IC with no moving parts and programmable zero position, it delivers accuracy of 0.1 degrees, at...

MTConnect Institute Seeking New Members

July 22, 2009
The MTConnect Institute, a newly established organization that seeks to promote manufacturing system interoperability, seeks new members to assist in developing and promoting the standards and materials required to fully implement MTConnect.The development of MTConnect—an open, royalty-free...

New GM at American Gear Tools

July 22, 2009
American Gear Tools (AGT), a recently launched division of American Broach & Machine Company, has hired Leon Koslov as general manager. With more then 30 years of experience designing and developing gear cutting tools, he was formally with Barit International as the vice president and chief...

Onsite Calibration from Agilent Technologies and Davis Calibration

July 22, 2009
Agilent Technologies announces that it has entered into a long term partnership with Davis Calibration, a leading third party calibration services provider offering a comprehensive set of calibration and repair services for test, measurement, and control equipment. Together the companies will...