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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...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: BIG Kaiser Introduces HSK Turning Tools

February 4, 2010
BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling, Inc., announces the expansion of its turning tool line to include HSK-T63 for mill-turn centers. As popularity of these machines has increased over the years, so too have their tooling options. With this development BIG Kaiser’s extensive modular turning...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Right Angle EG Planetary Gearheads from Sterling Instrument

February 4, 2010
A new series of right angle EG planetary gearheads from Sterling Instrument features low cost and is offered in four standard NEMA sizes: 17, 23, 34, and 42. These gearheads, identified as the S91..SREG.. Series, feature the planetary system, high torsional stiffness, case-hardened spiral bevel...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Hypoflex Process from Klingelnberg

February 4, 2010
The Hypoflex® process can be used to manufacture straight bevel gears in a cutting operation. It is a continuous-indexing cutting process, employing a face cutter head with stick blades as the tool. Apart from its pioneering use of the latest dry cutting technology in the straight bevel gear...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Drake CNC Grinder Features Automated Loading, More

February 4, 2010
Drake Manufacturing recently delivered a fully automated pallet changing and robotic loading system for its line of CNC linear motor external thread grinders. This particular machine, a GS:TE-LM200, is for production grinding taps from M1 up to 200mm diameter x 330mm grind length (350mm overall...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Gleason Titan Grinding Machines

February 4, 2010
Gleason has introduced a new line of Titan® grinding machines designed to reduce finish grinding times by as much as 50 percent on cylindrical gears up to 1,500 mm in diameter. Titan machines are unique in their ability to offer users, on a single platform, both pure profile grinding for the...

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...