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Preco Names New Head of Metals Market

September 29, 2008
David Krattley has joined the team at Preco, Inc., as vice president of sales for the metals market within the laser equipment division. He is a veteran in the laser industry with over 19 years of experience in the industrial laser market. His career started at LMI—currently Preco—and...

New Regional Sales Manager at Worldwide Superabrasives

September 29, 2008
Worldwide Superabrasives, a global supplier of high quality diamond and cBN grinding products, is pleased to announce that Dan Herzog has joined the company as regional sales manager, taking responsibility for customers in the U.S. Midwest region. He brings some 40 years of experience in the...

Wasino Becomes Amada Wasino America, Inc.

September 29, 2008
Wasino Corp. USA is now Amada Wasino America, Inc. As part of the Amada Group, this change brings dynamic manufacturing resources and a high standard in customer service to the industry. “Amada Wasino will provide our customers with even more advanced technical solutions and a complete...

ZPS America Formed to Market Multispindle CNC Machines

September 29, 2008
ZPS, a company of the Milan-based TAJMAC Group, has formed a new venture, ZPS America, LLC, to support and sell directly its line of multispindle CNC machines, branded Mori-Say, in North America. Olaf Tessarzyk will be the managing partner in this company, which will be a unit of TAJMAC Group. ZPS...

New Director of Global Sales at Sunnen

September 29, 2008
Tom Dustman, a 29-year veteran of Sunnen Products Company, has been named director of global sales for the St. Louis-based leader in precision bore machining technology. Prior to this promotion he was was Sunnen’s global manager-premier accounts.Throughout his career at Sunnen Dustman has...

New FANUC RoboDrill eco VMC from Methods Machine Tools

September 29, 2008
The new heavy-duty FANUC RoboDrill eco™ vertical machining center from Methods Machine Tools offers high-speed milling, drilling, tapping, deburring, and chamfering. Named for its economical price and ecological spindle that returns energy to the machine in the intervals between cutting, the...

Rotary Fixture from KwikTurn

September 29, 2008
The KwikTurn rotary fixture is ideal for marking around cylindrical or multi-sided parts. The modular construction features a base with an adjustable headstock and tailstock. The KwikTurn is the only cylindrical attachment that can accommodate large and miniature products. A hand operated chuck...

United Stars Acquires GearTec

September 29, 2008
United Stars, Inc., announces the acquisition of GearTec, Inc., a 115 year-old company based in Willoughby, Ohio. The company began as the gear-making shop of a Cleveland manufacturer, which was later purchased by the management team and incorporated in 1997 as an independent company.GearTec...

New Gear Deburring Machine from OLS

September 29, 2008
Featuring a compact (52 in. x 47 in.) platform design, a range of interchangeable tooling options, and user-specified control and power options, the new OLS Model 1100 deburring machine from McNeil Industries offers users an exceptionally flexible, configurable solution for deburring a wide range...

New Die Forming Tools Service from U.S. Union Tool

September 29, 2008
U.S. Union Tool, Inc.—a wholly owned subsidiary of Union Tool Co, Japan, a leading manufacturer of cutting tools and equipment—announces a new range of rack and round dies for cold forming rolled parts such as worm drives, lead screws, and splines which are now becoming available in...

AGMA Presents Popular Gearbox: CSI Course

September 29, 2008
Determining the cause of a failure in a gearbox is a bit of a mystery. What caused the failure: the bearings, a gear, the lubrication, or a shaft problem? Where do you start, and how can you tell? You’ll find answers during “Gearbox CSI: Forensic Analysis of Gear & Bearing...

Forest City Gear Achieves ISO 13485 Medical Certification

September 29, 2008
Forest City Gear has announced it is one of the first gear manufacturers to successfully complete the achievement of ISO 13485, the process quality management certification for manufacturing medical devices. CEO Fred Young and President Wendy Young—along with Patrick Keeley, quality manager,...

Romi Increases C420 Combination Lathe Lineup

September 5, 2008
Romi’s new low cost C420 combination lathes can now be ordered in three different configurations. A new B-Model gives customers added flexibility in choosing the package that best suits their machining needs. The following models are available:A-Model: A2-5 Spindle; hand wheels; manual...

HH Horizontal Honing System Series from Barnes

September 5, 2008
The Barnes HH line of horizontal spindle bore-honing machines is normally used to process the cavities of rod or barrel shaped components. Considering the rigid structural box beam base design, combined with the easy-access open-face configuration, the HH series equipment is well-suited to hone...

Compact World Radio Transmission Probing System from Marposs

September 5, 2008
Marposs Corp. introduces its new Mida WRS System at IMTS 2008 booth #D-4514. WRS is the new Marposs touch probing system with radio transmission for worldwide use. The applied transmission frequency band is 2.4 GHz, permitting this single system to be used in applications in most parts of the...

New Five-Sided Machining Center from Bohle

September 5, 2008
Bohle Machine Tools, Inc., is introducing to North America the SHW UniSpeed 5 travelling column machining center at IMTS 2008 booth #A-8462. Very fast and very capable, the UniSpeed can complete many parts in a single setup with five-sided machining.A universal CNC machining center with turning...

Klüber Celebrates Anniversary, Upgrades Online Shopping Cart

September 5, 2008
Klüber Lubrication North America L.P., a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, celebrated 25 years in business in the United States and Canada this summer. Since being founded in 1982 in New Hampshire, the North American subsidiary has enjoyed steady growth year after year. ...

MAG Shows Reliable, Integratable, Scaleable Machine Control at IMTS

September 5, 2008
Goodbye to problematic disk-drives on PC-based machine tool control. Infimatic pioneers advanced solid-state design and industry’s most scaleable control architecture with the Freedom NC™200 machine control system. Clean-sheet engineering has created a control that sets new standards in...

Mahr Federal Introduces GMX 400 Universal Gear Tester

September 5, 2008
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 Sales Manager of Forging Products at Erie Press Systems

September 5, 2008
Anders Vesterholm has been named sales manager of forge and custom hydraulic presses for Erie Press Systems. The announcement was made by Doug Currie, president of the company.Vesterholm will be responsible for domestic and international sales of application-based forging machinery and custom...

Gear Deburring Information Available from Weiler

September 5, 2008
Weiler Corporation offers a six-page technical brochure on gear deburring with power brushes. The brochure explains the importance of deburring gears in order to improve the quality and performance of power transmission components, describing brushing as an effective way to deburr gears since...

Larger INTEGRAmotor from Bodine

September 5, 2008
Bodine Electric Company announces the addition of a new 34B-frame, 24V brushless DC motor to its standard INTEGRAmotor product line. The new product combines a PWM speed control, a brushless DC motor and an optical encoder into one innovative drive solution. The 34B/FV provides 1/4 hp (187 watts)...

Combination Airflow Gas-Fired Walk-In Oven from Grieve

September 5, 2008
The Grieve No. 1000 is a gas-fired, 500ºF (~260ºC) walk-in oven specially modified for overhead crane loading at the customer’s facility in the performance of general heat processing operations. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 81”W x 14’D x 12’H. 600,000...

Frenco to be Represented at IMTS

September 5, 2008
Two years ago, Frenco—the gear and spline specialist from Altdorf, Germany—successfully took on the double flank gear rolling inspection line from Hommel-Etamic. Frenco is therefore in a position to not only maintain and calibrate Hommel double flank gear rolling testers ZWG8305 and...

New Reducer Gearbox Family from Baldor

September 5, 2008
Baldor’s new reducer gearbox family for heavy-duty material handling applications, the Dodge MagnaGear XTR, allows system builders to achieve substantial weight and space savings. Available in either parallel shaft or right angle drive configurations, all the larger sizes of the gearbox...

DMG to Premier New ECOLINE Machine at IMTS

September 5, 2008
DMG America announces the world premiere of its latest offering in the ECOLINE series of fully featured, value-priced CNC machine tools designed specially for job shop use. The DMC 55 H ECO is a compact, horizontal machining center with XYZ axis travel of 22.1” x 23.6” x 23.6”,...

Boeing Projects Global Shift to New, More Efficient Airplanes

September 5, 2008
Boeing forecasts a $3.2-trillion market for new commercial airplanes over the next two decades, driven by an increasing demand for airplanes to replace older, less efficient aircraft.The Boeing Company released its 2008 Current Market Outlook recently in London. The report is Boeing’s 20-year...

Drake Upgrades Rack Mills for Automotive Steering Racks

September 5, 2008
Drake Manufacturing’s four-axis CNC rack mill, Model GS:RM, has a redesigned cutter head for more stability and increased speeds with coated HSS milling cutters. Part capacity has been increased by 200mm, and the machine now accommodates racks from 500mm to 900mm in length. The machine...

Gleason to Unveil New Technology for Gear Production at IMTS

August 5, 2008
Gleason will introduce several new machine technologies at IMTS ’08 booth #B-6902 that are designed to take cost out of bevel and cylindrical gear production:• The GENESIS® Vertical Hobbing Machine, a member of Gleason’s revolutionary new family of gear production machines. The...

MAG Cincinnati’s FTV 5 Provides High-Uptime Productivity Solution

August 5, 2008
The MAG Cincinnati FTV 5 vertical machining center meets IMTS searches for high productivity, versatility, and earnings capacity at five-axis machining. Heavy-duty fixed table/traveling column design—available in 1800 mm, 2500 mm and 3700 mm X-axis models—performs high-output cutting of...

Unique Spindle Finisher from ALMCO at IMTS

August 5, 2008
Precision deburring of metal parts at speeds up to 480 pieces per hour will be demonstrated by ALMCO, Inc., at IMTS booth #6846 with a unique, automated, double-spindle finishing machine. The world’s only manufacturer of such equipment, ALMCO has designed the robot-adaptable machine, Model...

Sunnen to Feature New SV-310 at IMTS

August 5, 2008
Sunnen’s new SV-310 vertical CNC honing system combines multi-spindle machine configurations with wide tooling choices and 762mm/30" stroke for bore sizing of small and medium-sized gas/diesel engine blocks, large gears, air compressors, aerospace parts, refrigeration compressors, and...

Earth-Chain Workholding Products at IMTS

August 5, 2008
Working together, EZ-Lift material handling magnets and MagVISE magnetic workholding systems are proven to reduce setup and part changeover times by 50 percent or more compared to traditional material handling and workholding methods, including clamps and vises. Thousands of customers use its...

Makino Introduces New Member to the MAG Family

August 5, 2008
Makino’s MAG series of five-axis horizontal machining centers are specifically suited to meet the just-in-time manufacturing needs of the aerospace industry. The newest offering in this series is the MAG1, a five-axis machining center designed to handle quick, high precision aluminum...

ASM Heat Treating Society Holds Conference on Gears

August 5, 2008
Extending quenchant life and improving heat treating quality will be the focus of a two-day conference on Quenching and Control of Distortion in Heat Treated Gears. Sponsored by the ASM Heat Treating Society, the event will be held Sept. 24-25 at the Radisson Hotel at Milwaukee Airport.The program...

FoundryPRO from-FANUC Robotics

August 5, 2008
FANUC Robotics America, Inc., recently introduced its M-710iC/50 SE FoundryPRO robot, IP67 protected for operation in the harshest environments. The entire robot is coated with a special epoxy, and the wrist has protective covers to withstand high-pressure washing. In addition, the base of the...

Broaching Machine Specialties to Introduce Versa-Mate at IMTS

August 5, 2008
The Versa-Mate, a compact vertical broaching machine, utilizes cutting edge servo-motor and planetary roller screw technology yet relies on traditional “slide and way” construction resulting in a rugged, heavy-duty machine that stands up to the most demanding production environments....

Large Turning Now Available at Riverside Spline & Gear

August 5, 2008
Riverside Spline & Gear, Inc., announces the installation of a VTL-1000 CNC vertical turning lathe manufactured by the You Ji Machine Industrial Co., LTD, which allows for larger turning up to 43 inches. Earlier this year the company installed its second Nexus 350 turning center, which was its...

Timken Unveils New Bearing Selection Guide

August 5, 2008
The Timken Company has released its Bearing Selection Guide Version 3.0 for users including original equipment manufacturers, distributors, students, and engineers. The new electronic guide contains engineering calculations and a database of more than 5,000 bearings including tapered, spherical,...

Mitsubishi to Showcase Latest in Gear Manufacturing at IMTS 2008

August 5, 2008
At IMTS 2008, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of America, Inc., Machine Tool Division will be exhibiting in the North Hall Gear Pavilion, booth B-7025. On display will be a fully automated GE15A gear hobbing machine with pallet conveyor supplied by Creative Automation, Inc., of Ypsilanti, Michigan...

Conicity Introduces SXM-50 Saw Blade Edge Prep Machine

July 25, 2008
Conicity Technologies, LLC, the leader in cutting tool edge preparation technology, recently introduced their new SXM-50 saw blade edge preparation machine. The SXM-50 is the latest in Conicity’s line of machines developed for edge preparation. This machine will reduce chipping of saw blade...

Philadelphia Gear Purchases Majority of GE Marine Gear Product Line

July 25, 2008
Philadelphia Gear Corporation (PGC) has announced the purchase of the majority of General Electric Corporation’s (GE) marine gear product lines. With the completion of this transaction PGC will acquire intellectual property, equipment, and transition assistance to broaden its existing...

SME and EMCIT Address Engineering Management Certification

July 25, 2008
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) announces that it has signed an agreement to establish a partnership with Engineering Management Certification International (EMCIT), a certification program that both facilitates and maintains competence in engineering management among qualified...

New GMX 400 Universal Gear Tester from Mahr Federal

July 25, 2008
At IMTS 2008 Mahr Federal will introduce the GMX 400, 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). The company will also feature its new MarSurf® WS 1 Optical Surface...

Ohio State Gearlab Offers Basic Gear Noise Short Course

July 3, 2008
The OSU Gearlab will be offering its Basic Gear Noise Short Course September 16-18, 2008. A feature of this course is the interspersing of demonstrations within lectures. The extensive measurement and computer software capabilities of the Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Research Laboratory allow us to...

ControlPro by Konecranes Increases Uptime and Effective Planning

June 27, 2008
Konecranes, a global leader in the manufacturing of overhead lifting equipment, offers a wide range of innovative solutions for crane and hoist safety, condition, and performance control. ControlPro, by Konecranes, is a control system that is ideal for managing heavy loads safely with a high level...

FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show to Make Las Vegas Debut

June 27, 2008
For the first time ever the FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show is heading to the western United States to the world’s number-one trade show destination, Las Vegas. Taking place October 6-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center the show is the largest event in North America...

See Sunnen SV-1000 Vertical CNC Honing Machine at IMTS

June 27, 2008
Sunnen’s new SV-1000 vertical CNC honing machine series is based on an innovative modular design, engineered to scale up from a single-spindle machine to a fully automated multi-spindle unit for ultra-precise bore sizing and finishing. The new machine will be demonstrated at IMTS in various...

SECO/WARWICK Presents Seminar

June 20, 2008
SECO/WARWICK’s Furnaces and Atmospheres for Today’s Technology Seminar will be held Sept. 8-10. Heat treating equipment configurations and processes will be explained with best practice information to provide information for purchasing, operating, and maintaining equipment. The program...

Bourn & Koch Open House

June 20, 2008
Machine tool builder Bourn & Koch, Inc.—located in Rockford, Illinois—will host an open house Friday and Saturday, September 12-13, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. during IMTS. It will include demonstrations of a Blanchard 11-20AD rotary surface grinder and a B&K 100H CNC...

New Kapp and Niles Machines at IMTS

June 20, 2008
The Kapp Group has announced that it will display its new KX 500 FLEX Gear Center, an efficient, economic machine built on a shared modular platform, and the Niles ZE 400 Profile Grinder, an economic, compact, and user-friendly machine at the 2008 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS)...

KFS 250S for Large Capacity Hob Sharpening from Koepfer

June 20, 2008
The new KFS 250S by Koepfer America provides large capacity hob sharpening with a high-speed direct drive grinding spindle, GE Fanuc CNC panel, easy-to-use software with conversational programming, and an integrated crane for easy loading and unloading of larger hobs. The machine will be displayed...