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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: GF Machining Solutions Offers Faster SetUps with Clamping System

September 16, 2016
The System 3R Delphin Zero Point system from GF Machining Solutions provides an affordable clamping system for use during heavy milling operations on a variety of machine tools. With the Delphin system, manufacturers can increase their overall productivity by streamlining setups and reducing...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: HAAS Presents Compact All-Rounder for Precision Tools and Components

September 16, 2016
Haas Schleifmaschinen GmbH in Trossingen, Germany, manufactures universal grinding machines, which offer significant versatility for full-sequence production of complex precision tools and workpieces. At IMTS 2016, U.S. subsidiary Haas Multigrind LLC will present its new, compact all-rounder that...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Tooling offered from Heimatec

September 16, 2016
Heimatec Inc., a world leader in live tools and multi-spindle drill heads, recently announced immediate availability of live tooling for all popular models in the Hyundai, Miyano, and Nakamura turning center lines. “We’re carrying a substantial inventory of live tools for our...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Affolter launches Worm Screw Power Skiving Technology

September 16, 2016
Affolter Technologies SA, a technology leader in micro-gear hobbing centers for the watchmaking and micromechanical industries, launches a groundbreaking innovation: Worm Screw Power Skiving (WSPS). “This cutting-edge technology was developed by our engineering experts in an intensive...

AIMS Metrology Acquires Englewood-Based Tool and Die Shop

September 14, 2016
AIMS Metrology, an OEM for coordinate measuring machines, announced it has acquired Englewood, Ohio-based CMI Technologies. The recent purchase is one of several investments AIMS has made this year to better serve its customers. Headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, the company completed a second...

Vacuum Heat Treating for Space Exploration

September 14, 2016
Vacuum furnaces are highly flexible tools capable of providing numerous thermochemical conditions with various reactive gases at elevated temperatures and extreme pressures to alter the chemical or mechanical properties of materials. Conditions inside vacuum furnaces are equivalent to conditions...

Stenhøj and Ever Sharp Tools Form Broaching Machine Agreement

September 14, 2016
Stenhøj Hydraulik A/S of Barrit, Denmark, and Ever Sharp Tools of St. Clair, Michigan, recently reached an agreement to sell and support a full line of broaching machines in North America, including helical and hard broaching. Since its founding in 1917, Stenhøj has manufactured and...

Mahr Federal Debuts New MarShaft Scope 600 Plus 3D at IMTS 2016

September 14, 2016
Mahr will introduce the new MarShaft™ Scope 600 Plus 3D at IMTS 2016, Booth #E-5614, making its U.S. debut appearance. Also on display will be the MarGear GMX 400 and the MarSurf® CNC premium surface finish system. Combining optical and touch sensors in the same unit, the...

United Grinding Brings Industry-Leading Technology to IMTS 2016

September 14, 2016
At IMTS, United Grinding will showcase one of its most advanced surface and profile grinding systems paired with an advanced robot that can work side-by-side with humans. Also in Booth #N-6800, the company will debut several other new grinding systems, including an innovative ID machine with radius...

Omax Highlights Possibilities of Waterjet Technology at Fabtech 2016

September 14, 2016
Omax Corporation will provide a comprehensive and customized machining experience through real-world cutting demonstrations, live applications assistance, and interactive educational opportunities at the upcoming Fabtech 2016 show on November 16-18, in Las Vegas. In Booth #C27047, Omax will feature...

Ipsen Offers App and Demonstration of Predictive Maintenance Software at FNA 2016

September 8, 2016
Ipsen will provide an in-depth look at its latest technologies and advancements during Furnaces North America (FNA) 2016. From cutting-edge predictive maintenance capabilities to advanced vacuum and atmosphere heat-treating systems, Ipsen will highlight real-life customer experiences and...

Alicona Demonstrates Automation, 3D Metrology, and Machine Tooling at IMTS 2016

September 7, 2016
Alicona, a supplier of automated measurement systems for the tooling industry, is expanding its range of production-integrated measurement solutions. At IMTS 2016, Booth #E-5833, the leader in high-resolution optical 3D metrology will demonstrate how new automation possibilities add to the concept...

Sandvik Introduces Sanmac 3G at IMTS 2016

September 7, 2016
Sandvik is launching Sanmac® 3G at IMTS 2016, offering a stainless steel material, which can significantly increase machining rates. To demonstrate this, the company will be running a Sound Challenge at its Booth #W-1228 to see if visitors can identify “the sound of higher...

Grob Systems Partners with FactoryWiz Monitoring To Utilize MTConnect

September 7, 2016
MTConnect partner, Refresh Your Memory Inc., developer of FactoryWiz™ Monitoring & DNC, will be demonstrating software technology that supports Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT) with partner Grob Systems in the South Hall Booth #8574 and RYM Booth #3363 in the East Hall at IMTS...

New Seco Highfeed Cutter Boosts Material Removal Rates

September 7, 2016
Seco Tools has expanded its solutions for achieving high performance and long tool life with the introduction of the Highfeed 6 — the latest addition to the Highfeed series of indexable-insert milling cutters. This new cutter features a design created specifically to boost material removal...

Kapp Technologies Takes Majority Ownership in Penta Gear Metrology, LLC

September 7, 2016
Kapp Technologies recently announced it has become majority partner in Penta Gear Metrology, LLC. Penta Gear Metrology LLC builds both functional and analytical gear measuring systems used in most gear manufacturing plants from automotive transmissions to industrial drives. The Dayton, Ohio,...

Hurco Introduces Double Column Bridge-Type Machine

August 31, 2016
Hurco will unveil the BX40i double-column (bridge-type) CNC machine at IMTS 2016. The stability of the double-column design and the overall weight of the machine (20,062 pounds) provide exceptional accuracy and outstanding surface finish capabilities. While designed specifically for the mold market...

Emag To Display Machine Tools at IMTS 2016

August 12, 2016
Emag, a leading supplier to the North American market, will be presenting machine tools and related manufacturing equipment at IMTS 2016 in Chicago, Illinois, September 12-17, Booth #N-6834, in the Gear Pavilion located in the North Hall. The company will present its family of turning centers,...

Zoller Features Products at IMTS 2016

August 12, 2016
Zoller presents its extensive product range, from tool presetting, measuring, inspection, and automation to software solutions at IMTS 2016 in the West Building, Booth #W-2022. Zoller is known for innovative solutions, and IMTS will give visitors the opportunity to see numerous innovations and...

New Norton Centerless Grinding Technology at IMTS 2016

August 12, 2016
Norton Saint-Gobain will feature Norton Century45™at IMTS, Booth #N-7051. The newly developed Norton Century45 centerless bond platform features an exclusive chemistry that greatly improves grain retention in the wheel. Better grain retention means wheels are constructed with more porosity...

Röhm To Feature Workholding Technologies at IMTS 2016

August 12, 2016
Röhm Products of America will show its strength as a one-stop clamping-and-gripping supplier by presenting a wide range of workholding innovations in Booth #W-2528 at IMTS 2016. Among the products on display will be two of the company’s newest solutions that fulfill industry demands for...

Klingelnberg To Present Products and Services at IMTS 2016

August 12, 2016
Klingelnberg will present its versatile machine lineup in operation at Booth #N-6837 at IMTS 2016. This year’s focus will be “solutions for the automotive industry” and “solutions for small-batch gear manufacturers.” Every day, manufacturers in the automotive industry...

Sandvik Coromant Offers Connectivity to Customers at IMTS 2016

August 12, 2016
In an era of digital transformation in machining operations, Sandvik Coromant will reveal for the first time at IMTS 2016 new connectivity-based solutions designed to help manufacturers optimize their machining and decision-making process. The new solutions have been developed to improve every...

Star SU To Unveil Dry Grinding Technology and Cutting Tool Advancements at IMTS 2016

August 12, 2016
Star SU will showcase its product range of machine tool, cutting tool, and tool services at IMTS 2016. It will have two booths — one in the Gear Pavilion in the North Hall and another in the West Hall showcasing its cutting tool technology. In Booth #N-6924, visitors will see product...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason to Demonstrate New Solutions for Advanced Gear Production at IMTS 2016

August 12, 2016
Gleason will demonstrate brand-new solutions in advanced gear manufacturing technology in Booth #N-7000 at IMTS 2016 in Chicago, September 12-17, covering a wide array of processes for the complete production and inspection of all types of bevel and cylindrical gears. Technologies that will be...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Carbide-Roll Burnishing Tools to be Featured at IMTS 2016

August 12, 2016
By Elliott Tool Technologies, carbide-roll burnishing tools, which produce a mirror-like surface finish while eliminating secondary operations, machining setups, and operator labor and cost, will be featured at IMTS 2016, Booth #W-1292. These cost-effective, easy-to-use carbide rolls from Monaghan...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gehring Releases Lifehone L630 Modular Honing Machine

August 12, 2016
Gehring L.P. has released the Lifehone L630,  the newest in its line of modular honing machines for precision metal components. The Lifehone L630 offers a systematic approach to help ensure an efficient manufacturing process. Features include standard part applications that can be honed on the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Hardinge Announces Release of Two New VMCS

August 12, 2016
Hardinge Inc., a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions, recently announced the release of its newest vertical machining centers (VMCs), the Bridgeport V480 and V710. The Bridgeport V480 and V710 machines feature fast rapid rates, high axis and spindle...

Big Kaiser Brings Innovation to IMTS 2016, Booth #W-1600

August 9, 2016
Big Kaiser introduces the EWD EVO, a digital boring head designed with a single goal in mind — making the life of an operator as easy as possible. It will be synched with the new Big Kaiser smartphone and tablet app, which was developed to enhance user friendliness while assembling and...

Exsys Tool Introduces High-Precision pL Lehmann Line at IMTS 2016

August 9, 2016
Exsys Tool Inc. will spotlight its high-precision pL Lehmann rotary tables as well as the product line’s swissClamp modular clamping system at IMTS 2016. The company will also demonstrate several other productivity-enhancing Exsys technologies in Booths #W-2061 and #N-7223, including the...

Seco Tools Features Engineered Solutions at IMTS 2016

August 9, 2016
Seco Tools will spotlight its Engineered Solutions along with many other new tooling innovations at IMTS 2016, Booth #W-1564. The company will exhibit several examples of these real-world Engineered Solutions that have resulted from Seco’s design, engineering, and manufacturing...

Enshu To Introduce WE30Ve Vertical Machining Center at IMTS 2016

August 9, 2016
Enshu USA will introduce the WE30Ve Vertical Machining Center to the North American market at IMTS 2016, Booth #S-8592, on September 12-17, in Chicago, Illinois. With its evenly distributed rigid bridge structure and 12,000 rpm BT30 spindle, the WE30Ve is ideal for the high-speed, high-precision...

Trunnion Table Introduces New Stallion Hybrid Trunnions

August 9, 2016
The new Stallion Hybrid trunnions from TrunnionTable.com (Booth #W-2268, IMTS 2016) allow faceplates and chucks to be installed without removal of the trunnion table for faster part setups, increased productivity, and higher quality parts. The trunnions accommodate a...

Ken Nemec Joins Ever Sharp Tools

July 28, 2016
Ken Nemec Joins Ever Sharp Tools Ever Sharp Tools has announced a new president, Ken Nemec, aka “The Broachman.” Founded by the Chen family in 1990, Ever Sharp Tools is now one of the world’s largest specialty cutting tool and spline gage companies, with over 500 employees, and...

Suhner Introduces Machining Block Spindle for High-Speed Operations

July 27, 2016
Suhner Industrial Products Corp., Automation division, recently introduced the Suhner PowerMaster® BEX8, a high-speed machining block spindle capable of maintaining rigidity, precision, and reliable performance at extremely high-speed operations, up to 25,000 rpm. The BEX8 is a smaller version...

GKN Sinter Metals Wins Award at Powdermet 2016

July 15, 2016
Auburn Hills, Michigan-based GKN Sinter Metals recently won the grand prize in the automotive and transmission category at the Powdermet 2016 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials. The award was given for five components — a side gear, two pinion gears, a...

Bodycote To Open New Heat Treatment Facility in Mexico

July 15, 2016
Bodycote, a leading thermal processing services provider, recently announced that it will open a new state-of-the-art heat treatment plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Mexico is one of the largest automotive manufacturing countries in the western hemisphere with many of the world’s leading car...

Construction of the Largest Commercial Vacuum Furnace Is Nearing Completion

July 15, 2016
Solar Atmospheres of Western Pennsylvania and Solar Manufacturing Inc. have built the world’s largest vacuum furnace. The working hot zone of this high-vacuum (35" Varian diffusion pumps) furnace is 80" diameter by 48' long with a maximum operating temperature of 2400°F....

Joel Neidig of ITAMCO Receives AGMA Next Generation Award

July 15, 2016
Joel Neidig, an engineer and lead technology developer with Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies (ITAMCO), received the 2016 Next Generation Award from the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA). This award, presented annually since 2011, recognizes innovative work by an...

Successful Premiere for Bearing World

July 15, 2016
FVA (Forschungsvereinigung Antriebstechnik e.V.) — the German research association for drive technology — hosted Bearing World, the first international conference dedicated to bearings that took place on April 12-13 in Hanover, Germany, under the motto “Industrial Research and...

Hitachi Automotive Systems Presents Quality Excellence Award to C&U Americas

July 15, 2016
C&U Americas, LLC, the North American subsidiary of the C&U Group, which is one of the world’s top 10 bearing manufacturers and China’s largest bearing producer, was recently honored with the 2015 Quality Excellence Award by Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas Inc. The award was...

Bourn & Koch Celebrates 40 Years of Building American Machine Tools

July 15, 2016
Located in the heart of the Rockford, Illinois, industrial zone, Bourn & Koch has been manufacturing new machine tools and refurbishing its legacy in the United States for more than 40 years. The company’s production machine tool shop includes over two dozen American-made horizontal...

Mitutoyo Announces Grand Opening of Huntersville Facility

July 15, 2016
Mitutoyo America Corporation recently announced the relocation and grand opening of the M3 Solution Center in Huntersville, North Carolina. This new 7,700-square-foot facility is conveniently located for customers to schedule appointments for product demonstrations and to acquire assistance with...

Tecno Team GmbH Represent Drake Manufacturing Services in Europe

July 15, 2016
Drake Manufacturing Services Co., LLC and Tecno Team GmbH have formally established a sales agreement for Europe, specifically Austria, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Italy, Luxembourg, and Eastern Europe. This agreement provides sales, marketing, and service support related to all thread grinding...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: SKF Upgrades Spherical Roller Bearings for Vibratory Applications

July 15, 2016
Upgraded SKF Explorer spherical roller bearings for vibratory applications have been newly engineered to provide ideal performance and longer service life compared with conventional types. Typical applications include vibrating screens, compactors, road rollers, and similar end uses that are...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Kapp Niles To Exhibit Gear Grinding Solution and Unveil New Metrology Machine at IMTS

July 15, 2016
Kapp Niles will feature three machines at Booth N-7036 at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) on September 12–17 in Chicago. The KX 100 Dynamic gear center is uniquely designed for mass production of external planetary gears up to 125 mm. Its independent twin...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason Introduces 200GX and 260GX Threaded Wheel Grinding Machines

July 15, 2016
Gleason Corporation recently introduced the 200GX and 260GX threaded wheel grinding machines, its latest addition to the Genesis® series. The twin spindle concept combines maximum productivity with minimum idle and setup times.  The fast and easy software-guided setup of the machine...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Lucifer Delivers Red Devil Box Furnace for Heat Treating Small Loads

July 15, 2016
Lucifer Furnaces, a manufacturer of industrial heat treating furnaces and ovens, recently delivered a bench-style box furnace for batch heat treating small loads of low-carbon steel. Model RD7-KHE24 with 7 KW power heats to 2200°F with easy-to-replace wire wound heating elements in removable...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Samag Machine Tools Are Now Available in North America from GMTA

July 15, 2016
Now available from German Machine Tools of America (GMTA), a full line of Samag machining centers, including multi-spindle, horizontal machining centers, deep hole drilling machines, and combination milling/drilling machines is offered for the North American market.    Samag —...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Siemens Offers Simple Setup of Automated Cells

July 15, 2016
With the Sinumerik 828 CNC family, Siemens is now offering a simple solution for connecting robots to machine tools, which has become an integral part of automated production cell setup.   Different types of robots designed by different manufacturers can now be connected to CNC machines...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Schunk Offers the World’s Smallest and Strongest Clamping System

July 15, 2016
For the production of small precision components, such as in the medical technology or mold-making industries, Schunk has expanded its line of modules for efficient workpiece clamping. With a height of only 20 mm, the Vero-S NSE mini pneumatic quick-change module is extremely thin, making it...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Niagara Cutter Sets New Benchmark in Solid-Carbide Thread Mills

July 15, 2016
Niagara Cutter has launched a new portfolio of solid-carbide thread mills that bring strength and process reliability to a broad range of general purpose machining applications. Overall, the portfolio comprises thread mills for the cost-effective, highly accurate production of Unified,...