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New Gear Brochure from DSM Engineering Plastics

March 26, 2009
DSM Engineering Plastics announces the release of its new gear brochure, which highlights the use of Stanyl polyamide 46 for high-temperature, high-torque transmitting applications. For OEMs and manufacturers looking for high performance, safety, and durability in motor management gears, this...

Proprietary Grinding Technology from Oberg

March 26, 2009
Oberg Industries offers the world’s most advanced grinding technology with Molecular Decomposition Process™ (MDP™). Developed for the most efficient removal or cutting of any conductive material, MDP uses an electrochemical action and an abrasive wheel to achieve surface finish of...

Raycar Gear & Machine Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

March 26, 2009
Over the past 20 years Raycar Gear & Machine’s accomplishments have included more than tripling its qualified manpower and manufacturing space, continuously increasing its productivity and capabilities by adding state of the art CNC gear equipment, and maintaining a high level of customer...

New Ultra Low-Foaming Cutting Fluid

March 6, 2009
A new semi-synthetic cutting fluid has been announced by its manufacturer, JTM Products, Inc. KoolRite™ 2365 is a high performance metalworking coolant, specially formulated for high pressure applications which traditionally have created foam control problems. Containing mineral oil and...

Bison Gear Introduces New FlexTorq Hollow Shaft Gearmotors

March 6, 2009
Designed to fit into high torque, tight space applications, and featuring either a 1.25" (31.75 mm) ID hollow shaft or a 1.25" diameter solid shaft in the u-shaped or s-shaped configuration, Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. introduces its new FlexTorq™ 762 series hollow shaft...

Makino a51 Horizontal Machining Center on display at WESTEC

March 6, 2009
Makino’s a51 horizontal machining center (HMC) provides the performance and reliability required in today’s manufacturing environments. The a51 is compact, simple to operate, easily maintained, and quickly deployable for manufacturing applications that require maximum throughput and...

BIG Kaiser Showcases the Newest in Tooling Solutions at Westec

March 6, 2009
BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling, Inc., will showcase a number of new and exciting products at Westec 2009. Visit booth #2632 to see what’s new from BIG Daishowa, Kaiser, Sphinx, Speroni, Unilock, and more.BIG Kaiser’s EWB-UP (Ultra Precision) finish boring head is a revolutionary new...

New Wind Energy Developments from RP Machine

March 6, 2009
RP Machine Enterprises, Inc., has reinvented the future of gear cutting for large CNC gear gashers. The company will exhibit the new design of its Gould & Eberhardt GH-series CNC internal/external gear gashers for wind energy applications at the WINDPOWER 2009 conference and exposition, booth...

STLE 2009 Features Extensive Technical Program on Grease

March 6, 2009
If you are interested in or work with grease on a regular basis, STLE’s 64th Annual Meeting & Exhibition—May 17-21, 2009, at Disney’s Colorado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida—­has a great program for you. Six technical papers will focus on grease, with...

Kleiss Gears Goes Micro

March 6, 2009
Kleiss Gears has announced that it is expanding its injection molding capabilities with the addition of a micro-injection molding machine. With the continuous miniaturization of products the market demand for ever smaller molded precision polymer gears has been steadily increasing, particularly...

MHI Develops ZI20A High-precision Gear Grinding Machine

March 6, 2009
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has developed the ZI20A, a new internally toothed ring gear grinding machine, which enables high-speed, high-precision processing of ring gears that applications include automobile transmission gears. The new machine achieves low-cost processing of...

Gleason Publishes New Bilingual Gear Encyclopedia

March 6, 2009
Gleason Corporation, the worldwide leader in gear technology, has released the first technical reference of its kind: the Gleason Gear Encyclopedia. Authored by Dr. Hermann J. Stadtfeld, vice president of research & development, the 462 page encyclopedia has been more than five years in the...

Mida Optical Twin Probe System from Marposs

January 30, 2009
A new system that enables the installation of both tool setting and part inspection probes onto machine tools using a single wireless interface unit will be presented by Marposs Corp. at WESTEC 2009 in booth 2519, March 30-April 2, in Los Angeles. The new Mida Optical Twin Probe System—which...

Apex to Auction Large-Capacity Gear Manufacturing Equipment

January 30, 2009
Apex Auctions, the global leader in machine tool auctions, has announced it will be offering for sale a unique selection of large-capacity gear manufacturing equipment in spring 2009. The machinery is currently in operation at The Reid Gear Company, which is closing due to the retirement of their...

Appointments Made at Schafer Gear

January 30, 2009
Schafer Gear has appointed Paresh Shah as vice president of engineering and business development. In this role he oversees all engineering-related functions. He also works with executives and sales representatives on business development. He had previously been Schafer’s engineering manager....

TYROLIT Announces Restructuring

January 30, 2009
Cincinnati Tyrolit, Inc., Tyrolit Wickman, Inc., and Cal State Abrasives have announced the formation of TYROLIT, L.L.C., now operating as one sales organization. The company will continue to dedicate itself to serving the shared markets with exceptional products and solutions in the areas of...

Mabry Castings Completes Kaizen Project

January 30, 2009
Mabry Castings LTD—a gray iron casting and ductile iron casting foundry located in Beaumont, Texas—has adopted lean manufacturing philosophies and principles as their main focus for facility improvements to increase overall competitiveness and offer enhanced customer service. To this...

Kapp Technologies Announces New Sales Representative

January 30, 2009
KAPP Technologies is pleased to announce that Dwight Smith of Cole Manufacturing Systems, Inc., has been awarded a contract to exclusively represent Kapp and Niles products in the northeastern region of the United States. Smith was previously teamed with Kapp Technologies from 2001 to 2006. He will...

Gleason Introduces the Genesis 160TWG Threaded Wheel Grinder

January 30, 2009
Faster, more-flexible hard finish grinding of cylindrical gears with diameters up to 160mm is now possible with the introduction of Gleason’s new Genesis® 160TWG Threaded Wheel Grinder. It features an exceptionally high speed cam-driven double grip loader that helps it cut floor-to-floor...

Major Capital Investments at Forest City Gear

January 30, 2009
Forest City Gear announces it has invested more than $6 million in the purchase of new capital equipment for the manufacture of gears during the last 18 months. According to CEO Fred Young this reinvestment of revenue was made for a variety of reasons, primarily to expand the company’s...

MPIF Announces Powder Injection Molding Events

January 2, 2009
The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), trade association for the international metal powder producing and consuming industries, and its affiliate APMI International announce PIM2009, an international conference on powder injection molding (PIM), to be held March 3–4, 2009 at the Royal...

WestWind Breaks Ground on Innovative Aircraft Facility

January 2, 2009
WestWind Technologies, Inc., has broken ground on its new Huntsville Aircraft Modification & Integration Center at the Huntsville International Airport in Alabama. Mayor Tommy Battle of Huntsville and Mayor Paul Finley of Madison joined airport officials, Redstone Arsenal military...

Surplus Tooling Available from ToolingTrader.Com

January 2, 2009
The newly launched e-commerce Web site ToolingTrader.com is a one-stop source for brand new bargain priced cutting tools from top names. Drawing from the surplus stock of leading manufacturers and distributors, the site offers a wide range of tooling from categories including turning/boring,...

Boeing Projects China as World’s Fastest-Growing Aviation Market

January 2, 2009
The Boeing Company has detailed its 2008 Current Market Outlook (CMO) for the China region, forecasting a market for 3,710 new airplanes worth about $390 billion over the next 20 years. “China will continue to be the fastest-growing aviation center in the world, requiring 41 percent of the...

PlastiComp Hires Industry Veteran

January 2, 2009
PlastiComp™ LLC, a leading technology company in the field of reinforced polymer composites, is pleased to announce that industry veteran Jim Clark has recently taken an active role in operations. His career includes quality control and production responsibilities in the synthetic fibers and...

Drill Edge-Prep Machine from Conicity

January 2, 2009
Conicity Technologies, LLC, has developed a new technology for removing grinding defects from the edges of drills. In the past drills have commonly been prepped by hand. Conicity’s DXM-50-EZ machine with CNC technology eliminates the variability and inconsistency in off-hand...

Precision Gearing with Standard Screw from Dynamic Automation

January 2, 2009
Dynamic Automation, Inc., announces the success of innovative precision gearing that works with a standard machine screw or long-length threaded rods and adapts to rotary or linear motion applications. According to design engineers at the McClellan Air Force Base this gear solved one of their...

New Aggressive Burr-Rx Brushes from Weiler

January 2, 2009
Introducing the ultimate in high aggression, compliant deburring tools: the newly enhanced Burr-Rx™ brush. The latest addition to Weiler’s Nylox® abrasive filament product line, Burr-Rx brushes now utilize advanced filament technology, resulting in maximum aggression. The black...

Cognis Products Help Boost Wind Turbine Efficiency

January 2, 2009
Today’s wind turbines have to withstand extreme mechanical stresses under very demanding conditions, especially with the latest trend of offshore locations, where wind speeds are much greater and maintenance work is even more challenging. At this year’s Husumwind trade show Cognis...

CANopen Drives from NUM

January 2, 2009
CNC vendor NUM has added a family of single- and dual-axis CANopen drives to its range. The new drives provide economic solutions for positioning requirements on machine tools, extending NUM’s high performance CNC control range in a way that helps customers to build machinery with highly...

Excel Producing Gearbox for Navy Warship Gun System

January 2, 2009
Excel Gear, Inc., of Roscoe, Illinois, has announced its transition from the prototype to the production stage on the first order of its 36:1 ratio gearboxes, specifically designed to assist positioning of the 78-ton gun turrets utilized in the Advanced Gun System (AGS) program. BAE Systems of...

New Super Dry III Hob from Mitsubishi

January 2, 2009
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has developed a new thin-film coating technology to be applied to the surface of precision cutting tools, which greatly extend tool life at ultra-high-speed cutting at more than 200 meters per minute (m/min) without use of cutting oil. The company has...

Schafer Gear Announces Promotion

December 3, 2008
Schafer Gear has appointed Robert Doshi as operations manager of its South Bend production facility. In this role his primary responsibility will be to monitor and improve operations in the following areas: production, quality, material flow, customer relations, and human resources. He had...

Toyoda Expands VMC Line

December 3, 2008
Following the introduction of its second generation of VMCs, Toyoda Machinery is excited to announce the product line’s expansion, which includes two new larger-footprint machines. The FV Series is designed for better performance and reliability, while the longer Y- and Z-travel of the new...

Tyrolit Announces New Positions in North America

December 3, 2008
Tyrolit, Inc., announces that Chip Storie has been hired as president and CEO of the North American division. He was named as the new CEO on August 15th, 2008. A Cincinnati native, he was previously employed by Cincinnati Machine, where he served as vice president and general manager of its...

Moventas Continues Investments in Wind Gear Production

December 3, 2008
The annual wind energy market has been growing globally at a rate of roughly 30 percent. Moventas, a supplier of wind turbine gears, plans to capture an even bigger share of the market. The company aims to triple its current production capacity by the beginning of 2011. The new investment program...

PECo Names Lay new Director of Sales & Marketing

December 3, 2008
Process Equipment Company (PECo) Metrology Systems Division announces the hire of a new director of sales & marketing, Jeffrey L. Lay, who will lead the Next Dimension gear measurement systems sales efforts. “Jeff, will be a tremendous asset to PECo due to his sales experience within the...

ALMCO Joins Kleentec to Provide Finishing, Cleaning Equipment

December 3, 2008
Two companies whose high-quality product lines address the metal parts deburring, finishing, and cleaning equipment requirements of industrial users worldwide have been joined under the same corporate name: ALMCO KleenTec, Inc. The formerly independent firms carrying those names are owned by...

ABB Announces Automation & Power World '09 Conference & Exhibit.

December 3, 2008
ABB has combined its two popular North American customer conferences into one single, unique event. ABB Automation & Power World will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida, March 24-26, 2009. The new event merges the established ABB Automation World and ABB Power...

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Unveils New Gear Cutting Machines

December 3, 2008
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), unveiled two newly developed “dry-cut” type gear cutting machines at the 24th Japan International Machine Tool Fair, which took place at Tokyo Big Sight recently. The SE15A, which can process workpieces up to 150 millimeters in outside diameter,...

New Technologies at Lovejoy Sintered Solutions

December 3, 2008
Lovejoy, Inc.—the international leader in the power transmission marketplace—is pleased to announce several new advances in its Lovejoy Sintered Solutions (LSS) powder metal division. The new technologies include two new presses, a new “green machining” process, and two...

New President at Nixon Gear

December 3, 2008
Nixon Gear—a subsidiary of Gear Motions, Inc., with headquarters in Syracuse, New York—announces the appointment of Dean Burrows as its new president. Nixon Gear is an industry-leading gear manufacturer and supplier specializing in precision ground spur and helical gearing services....

Overton Gear Acquires Chicago Gear

December 3, 2008
Overton Gear Corporation is pleased to announce the purchase of Chicago Gear - D.O. James Corporation. The combination of these two companies will result in one of the largest full-service gear and gearbox suppliers in the world.Chicago Gear - D.O. James is a combination of two gear companies that...

AGMA Fall Technical Meeting 2009: Call for Papers

December 3, 2008
Planning is already underway for the 2009 Fall Technical Meeting, to be held September 13-15 in Indianapolis. The timing of next year's FTM will present a unique opportunity as it will be held in conjunction with both the AGMA Gear Expo and ASM's Heat Treating Society Conference and Exposition....

New Centrifuge Recycling System from ALMCO

October 3, 2008
A unique, self-cleaning centrifuge system that automatically separates fine particulate from water-based solutions in most metal parts deburring equipment has been developed by ALMCO and is now available from the Minnesota manufacturer. The revolutionary system, which can be purchased with new...

Boeing Recognized as NASA’s Large Business Contractor of the Year

September 29, 2008
The Boeing Company has been recognized by NASA as the Kennedy Space Center’s 2008 Large Business Contractor of the Year for providing quality service and support on the Checkout, Assembly, and Payload Processing Services (CAPPS) program. NASA said Boeing was recognized for the company's...

Schafer Gear Adds Two to Rockford Team

September 29, 2008
Schafer Gear Works has appointed Kevin Piefer as quality manager and Carl Wedig as manufacturing engineering manager. Both men will work in the Rockford production facility. One of Piefer’s primary responsibilities is the development and implementation of quality procedures to meet ISO...

IEMCA Partners with York Technical College

September 29, 2008
IEMCA recently partnered with York Technical College’s Institute of Manufacturing Productivity (IMP) in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Students are trained on state-of-the-art machining centers and other high-tech machining systems. IEMCA is providing the college with a Prodigy 551 bar feeder,...

Gas-Fired Belt Conveyor Oven from Grieve

September 29, 2008
The No. 956 is a gas-fired, 800ºF (~427ºC) belt conveyor oven from Grieve, currently used for preheating steel parts at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions measure 30”W x 108”D x 39”H. 400,000 BTU/HR are installed in a modulating natural gas burner to...

Kitamura Machining Centers Ideal for Lights-Out Manufacturing

September 29, 2008
Kitamura Machinery—the premier manufacturer of precision horizontal, vertical and five-axis machining centers—recently featured two models that incorporate flexible manufacturing systems at IMTS 2008 in Chicago. Visitors were able to view the Mycenter-HX400iF horizontal with 12-station...

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...