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Lubrication and Tribology Courses Available at STLE Annual Meeting

April 3, 2008
Best lubrication practices can reduce costs by reducing energy use, extending the life of equipment, and helping to prevent equipment failures. Rocking, shaking, and frequently malfunctioning equipment are often indicators of less than ideal lubrication. Help your constituents by telling them about...

Ultrasonic Cleaning Models with Superior Features from ALMCO

April 3, 2008
An easy-to-operate, high-frequency ultrasonic cleaning machine with an agitated immersion feature that provides even greater cleaning power has been introduced by ALMCO, Inc., a leading manufacturer of metal parts washers and dryers. Two heavy-duty models of the new machine move a load of parts...

E-learning Initiative by The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF)

April 3, 2008
The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), a trade association for the international metal powder producing and consuming industries, has just announced the launch of its long-awaited e-learning program. The online courses on various aspects of powder metallurgy (PM), available through the Web...

Selas Heat Technology Completes Capital Projects

April 3, 2008
Selas Heat Technology Co. LLC has announced the completion of two major projects at its Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania, headquarters that were initiated to improve deliveries of many of the company’s high-demand thermal processing components. The first of these is a new kiln, completed in...

Sunnen to Show at EASTEC they will be demonstrated honing

April 2, 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. Designed for part diameters of 3-65 mm...

Rotary Broach News from Slater Tools

March 1, 2008
Growth in a variety of custom and specialty forms used in fasteners for the medical and aerospace industries is being supported by Slater Tools, Inc., through expansion of their hexalobular shaped rotary broaches. The contour of the hexalobular broach’s lobed recesses makes it a desirable...

Kapp Technologies Names New Manager of Manufacturing

March 1, 2008
Kapp Technologies has announced that Michael Ruppert has joined the company as manager of manufacturing. He will oversee a staff of over 25 shop technicians for the manufacturing of KAPP CBN plated tools and Coroning(R) Rings. Ruppert brings his experience working with Kapp Tools directly from...

Overton Gear Unveils Expanded Heat Treatment Facility

March 1, 2008
Overton Gear Corporation has completed a 10,000 square-foot expansion of its heat treating facility. New additions include two state-of-the-art carburizing furnaces that employ the latest U.S. and European technologies, along with an 84-inch quench press. This complements the company’s...

Drake Gear Grinder Makes Impact in Asia

March 1, 2008
Drake Manufacturing, a mid-sized U.S. machine tool builder, is steadily developing a reputation in Asia as a premier supplier of precision grinding equipment. Okamoto Corporation of Singapore produces an excellent line of surface, internal, cylindrical, and centerless grinders. But when Okamoto...

Philadelphia Gear Appoints New Sales Representative, Western Region

March 1, 2008
Philadelphia Gear, a full-service provider of gearing and power transmission solutions, has appointed Darren Keehn as sales representative for the Western Region of Canada, encompassing the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. In this role Keehn will be responsible for various business...

IMTS Announces Plans for a “Green” 2008 Exhibitor Kit

March 1, 2008
The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) announces plans to take its 2008 exhibitor kit to a greener state. The exhibitor kit will be provided on a memory stick that can be returned to show management for re-use for IMTS 2010. “We believe it is our responsibility to reduce...

Precision AGMA Quality Gears from Perry Tool & Research

March 1, 2008
Perry Tool & Research specializes in manufacturing high-quality gears up to 12 AGMA. These close-tolerance, precision gears are ideal for use in applications where a higher pitch is critical to produce a finer movement. AGMA gears are frequently used in electrical instrumentation, business...

Growth Leads to New Staff at Ipsen

March 1, 2008
Due to strong customer demand and a positive outlook, Ipsen, Inc., added 12 new hires to its North American team in the fourth quarter of 2007. The engineering and production departments were both expanded by four each while the remaining talent is assigned to quality control, purchasing, and...

Low-Noise Gear Modules from IMS Gear

March 1, 2008
IMS Gear Planetary Gears, Inc., has recently completed the development and introduction of a new line of low-noise gear modules for their range of planetary gear units. By capitalizing on the modular gear system, it has been able to expand on its existing product range adapting low-noise helical...

Gleason Introduces Bevel and Cylindrical Gear Tester

March 1, 2008
Gleason has introduced the 360T Universal Gear Tester, the only product of its kind capable of completely automatic roll testing of spiral, hypoid, and cylindrical gearsets of virtually any configuration and shaft angle. The 360T—equipped for either fixed 90° gears or with a...

Bodine Electric Company Expands Mechatronics Motion Control

March 1, 2008
Mechatronics, or combining electronic and mechanical devices into one integrated system, has become increasingly common. Complexity and economics are behind this trend: one recent survey of engineers showed that 71 percent of their designs include microprocessors, sensors, actuators, circuit...

SKF Certified Electric Motor Rebuilders

February 1, 2008
SKF® certified rebuilders have been uniquely equipped to provide electric motor repair services supported by highly specialized training, technology, and engineering support. Their expertise in delivering quality SKF certified motor rebuilds can help prevent recurring motor failures, extend...

Low-Temperature PVD Coatings from Oerlikon Balzers

February 1, 2008
Oerlikon Balzers has introduced BALINIT® ARCTIC, a new low-temperature line of PVD coatings for molds and components. An innovative arc technology allows BALINIT ARCTIC Coatings to be applied at 200°C (390°F), substantially lower than standard PVD coatings that are applied between...

MAG Fadal Introduces FX Series of VMCs with Infimatic Control

February 1, 2008
Vertical machining center producer MAG Fadal has announced that their FX series of machines will be available with the new Infimatic Freedom NC200TM, a digital control designed specifically for metal-cutting machine tool applications, with three highly-intuitive navigation choices. The control is...

New Catalogs of Mechanical Components from Misumi

February 1, 2008
Misumi USA, Inc., announces the immediate availability of its 2008 metric and inch catalogs of mechanical components. The metric and inch catalogs feature over 3,000 pages filled with 500,000 fixed and configurable mechanical components and other products for enhanced factory automation. Plus these...

New MarCator 1081 from Mahr Federal

February 1, 2008
For those who need the basics in a digital indicator, the new MarCator 1081 Digital Indicator from Mahr Federal offers an excellent price/performance ratio. With a measuring range of 0.5 in. (12.5 mm) and resolution to 0.00005 in. (0.001 mm), the gage features a high contrast LCD display with 10...

Methods Machine Tools Fills Newly-Created Position

February 1, 2008
Methods Machine Tools has hired James J. “Jamie” Hanson as director of corporate development. In this newly created position he will be responsible for critically evaluating every aspect of Methods’ business—from current operating procedures to supply chain...

Danfoss Drives Offers New FCD QDrive

February 1, 2008
Danfoss Drives introduces the FCD QDrive—a complete IP66/NEMA 4X enclosed decentral drive solution engineered for wall or rail mounting in any position, or atop the motor itself when ordered without a circuit breaker or output contactor. Because FCD QDrives require no cabinet space, they are...

Weiler Provides Automated Deburring Educational Brochure

February 1, 2008
Weiler Corporation’s 12-page educational brochure is an informative guide to automated deburring with brushes. The implementation of wire brushes and Nylox® abrasive nylon filament brushes in automated deburring environments has become increasingly common in recent years. This guide will...

SEW-EURODRIVE Cited for Operational Excellence

February 1, 2008
A commitment to manufacturing practices that support productivity, empower people, and protect the environment has earned the SEW-EURODRIVE plant in Lyman, South Carolina, a 2007 Top Plant award for operational excellence from Plant Engineering magazine. The SEW facility was one of three plants to...

Media Solutions Announces Promotion

January 1, 2008
Media Solutions, Inc., is pleased to announce the promotion of Russ Willcutt to executive editor. Formerly managing editor of Gear Solutions magazine and Gear Solutions China, he will now serve as editor of those publications while overseeing all editorial aspects of the company’s growing...

Gear Solutions Congratulates Winners of GEAR EXPO Raffle

January 1, 2008
Hundreds of GEAR EXPO 2007 attendees signed up for a chance to win Nike golf clubs in Detroit last October. The winners of a Nike Sumo driver were Doug Fellman of Engineered Abrasives; Ken Keller of Engineered Tools Corporation; and Thomas Beach of Peening Technologies. Todd Sakai of YMT...

CORE Filters Available on Philadelphia Gear Web Site

January 1, 2008
Officials of Philadelphia Gear Corporation have announced the online availability of the company’s proprietary Continuous Oil Rescue Equipment, or CORE. Launched as an alternative to traditional barrier filtration techniques, the CORE is available in two models and filters metallic particles...

Niagara Gear Announces Plant Expansion

January 1, 2008
Niagara Gear Corporation has announced an 8,000 square-foot expansion that features an upgraded Gear Cutting Center, new manufacturing-engineering offices, and an expanded Gear Grinding Department. The recently completed expansion brings Niagara Gear’s total plant size to over 30,000 square...

Bodine Expands Inverter Duty Gearmotor Selection

January 1, 2008
Bodine Electric Company announces that it has expanded the Pacesetter™ family of AC inverter duty, three-phase gearmotors and motors. Inverter duty gearmotors are now available with Bodine’s newest gearheads: the types 3RD, HG, and CG. Typical applications for these gearmotors include...

FMA Elects New Chairman, Directors

January 1, 2008
Steve Heim, president of Brenco Industries, British Columbia, Canada, was elected to a one-year term as board chairman of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), at the group’s recent annual meeting. Also, R. Bruce Benedict, Edwin Herbert Stanley, and Al Zelt...

Street Crane Announces New Appointment

January 1, 2008
One of the most respected people in the North American crane industry, Dick Davidson. is to spearhead Street Crane Company’s sales drive in the United States and Canada. The largest independent crane maker in the U.K., Street has invested heavily in developing a new generation of advanced...

Encore Group Joins Ranks of Dura-Bar Distributors

January 1, 2008
Dura-Bar, the only North American producer of continuous cast iron bar stock, announces that it has expanded its Western U.S. and Canadian distribution network by adding the Encore Group Limited of Edmonton, Alberta. The Encore Group—which consists of Encore Metals and Team Tube in...

Advanced Heat Treat Opens New Facility

January 1, 2008
Advanced Heat Treat Corp. is growing to better service its customer base. In order to meet customer needs, AHT has expanded its resources by opening a fourth full service UltraGlow® facility in Cullman, Alabama. The new facility will include one of the world’s largest vacuum ion nitriding...

New Dimensional Metrology Catalog From Mahr Federal

January 1, 2008
Mahr Federal has issued a new catalog covering the full range of the company’s dimensional metrology instruments. At over 530 pages, and printed in full color, the catalog provides complete specification and ordering information on the company’s precision gages; metrology systems; and...

Sunnen to Demonstrate New Machine at WESTEC

January 1, 2008
Sunnen’s new SV-1015 series vertical CNC honing system with integrated air gaging system will be demonstrated at WESTEC booth No. 2916. The event will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center March 31-April 3, 2008. Matched with Sunnen’s diamond-plated CGT Krossgrinding® tools...

Makino Announces Webinar Schedule

January 1, 2008
Makino has released its 2008 first quarter webinar schedule, kicking off the new year with topics such as EDM for Aerospace and Automated Five-Axis Machining. “Machinists today need an arsenal of knowledge to tackle difficult and complex parts,” says Mark Rentschler, Makino’s...

SKF Specialty Coatings for Bearings

January 1, 2008
Specialty coatings for SKF rolling bearings offer solutions to resist wear or to insulate against stray electric currents. Most bearing types can be coated to promote longer bearing life and increased machinery uptime. Promoting wear resistance, a patented NoWear®...

Cutting Tool Edge Preparation

January 1, 2008
Conicity Technologies, the world leader in cutting tool edge preparation technology, has an informative, user–friendly Web site, listed below. The site contains a wealth of informative material including an introduction to edge preparation, case studies, lab evaluations, an edge prep image...

Flanged Linear Ball Bushings from Misumi

January 1, 2008
Misumi USA, Inc., offers round, square, and compact flange style, single or double linear ball bushings for a variety of industrial applications. These products are available standard in 52100 bearing steel (with or without electroless nickel plated surface) or 440C stainless steel cylinder and...

New KAPP KX 500 FLEX Gear Center from KAPP

December 1, 2007
The KAPP Group has introduced the KX 500 FLEX Gear Center, an efficient and economic machine built on a shared modular platform, offering application-specific production solutions that can be configured using process technologies such as continuous generating grinding, discontinuous profile...

New Company Launched by Advent Tool & Manufacturing

December 1, 2007
Advent Tool & Manufacturing announces the creation of a new company; TMFM, LLC, an Advent Tool affiliate formed to specialize in spline, form, and custom milling tools. Due to recent progress with new and innovative designs—including their recently patented spline form milling...

ANCA Appoints New CEO

December 1, 2007
Australia–based CNC grinder manufacturer ANCA has appointed Jeroen Schmits as its new CEO. He will be responsible to ANCA’s Board of Directors for all global business operations and will relocate from the United States to ANCA’s head office in Melbourne, Australia. Schmits began...

Announcements from Bison Gear & Engineering

December 1, 2007
Bison Gear & Engineering Corporation has been selected by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity as a recipient of the Business Leadership Award. The award was presented at the Illinois Workforce Development Conference in October. Bison was chosen for this award because of the...

MPIF Opens International Design Competition

December 1, 2007
The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has opened the 2008 International PM Design Excellence Awards Competition. The competition recognizes outstanding achievements in the commercial production of powder metallurgy (PM) components. Entries in each category (automotive, aerospace, lawn &...

Spindle Deburring Literature Available from ALMCO

December 1, 2007
A new high–production spindle–finishing machine for deburring small gears and machined parts is described in literature now available from ALMCO, Inc. The Model S2–30, requiring just 15 square feet of floor space, finishes up to 480 pieces per hour with extreme uniformity and...

Renishaw Offers Wide Range of Inspection Styli

December 1, 2007
Inventor of the touch trigger probe, Renishaw brings highest precision to part measurement, starting right at the touch with a comprehensive range of CMM and machine tool styli meeting every measurement challenge. Maximum stylus rigidity and tip sphericity are vital to probe measurement accuracy....

Koepfer Launches New KFS250 Large-Capacity CNC Hob Sharpening Machine

October 1, 2007
Due to demand for a larger capacity, heavy-duty CNC hob sharpening machine, Koepfer has developed the new KFS250 based off its popular KFS100 series. Like the current KFS100, the KFS250 series has a high-speed direct drive grinding spindle and the ability to sharpen to AGMA “AAA”...

Drake Demonstrates Gear-making Expertise at GEAR EXPO

October 1, 2007
Drake Manufacturing Services invites customers and friends to their booth #468 at GEAR EXPO October 7-10 at Cobo Center in Detroit. Manufacturers are encouraged to discuss their unique gear production challenges with Drake application engineers who will be on hand to offer solutions using a variety...

Koepfer Launches New KFS250 Large-Capacity CNC Hob Sharpening Machine

October 1, 2007
Due to demand for a larger capacity, heavy-duty CNC hob sharpening machine, Koepfer has developed the new KFS250 based off its popular KFS100 series. Like the current KFS100, the KFS250 series has a high-speed direct drive grinding spindle and the ability to sharpen to AGMA “AAA”...

SME Launches Really Simply Syndication (RSS) Online Resource

October 1, 2007
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) announces the launch of society-related news in Really Simple Syndication (RSS) on its Web site. RSS is a labor-saving tool which allows Web users to tune into information sources that interest them and makes it possible for them to keep up with their...

M62 Gear Measurement System by Marposs at GEAR EXPO

October 1, 2007
Marposs will present its advanced M62 Turret-type OBD Gauge at GEAR EXPO 2007 in booth #316. The M62 turret-type gauge allows measurements of major diameter, minor diameter, and over-the-ball diameter (OBD) to be completed using a single gauge. Only one mastering of the gauge is required for a part...