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New Management Team at Bourn & Koch

May 27, 2016
Bourn & Koch, Inc. recently announced that Terry V. Derrico has been named president of the company. Joining him in senior management are Kerry Koch as CFO, Greg Champion as the vice president of sales and marketing, and Peter Mischler as the engineering manager. Derrico, who was most recently...

Mahr Federal Names Stuart Manser as Director of Sales of Precision Gages

May 27, 2016
Mahr Federal has named Stuart Manser as the director of sales of precision gages for North America. According to CEO Tony Picone, Manser will be responsible for planning and directing the sales team for the precision gages product line, defining sales territory, and hiring sales staff. He will work...

SGS Tool Company Joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

May 27, 2016
SGS Tool Company recently joined the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM). As a leading manufacturer of round solid carbide cutting tool technology for aerospace, metalworking, and automotive industries, SGS will participate in machining research activities at CCAM. “We are...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason Introduces 500CB Cutter Build Inspection Machine

May 27, 2016
Gleason Corporation recently introduced its latest innovation, the 500CB Cutter Build inspection machine. The 500CB delivers more accurate and highly automated build, truing, and inspection of all types of stick-blade bevel gear cutters.   The 500CB features automated closed-loop blade...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Modular System for Direct Workpiece Clamping Offered from Schunk

May 27, 2016
The new Vero-S WDB clamping technology modular system transfers the efficiency levels of the Schunk Vero-S quick-change pallet system specifically to machine directly clamped workpieces. By using clamping pillars with a modular structure, freely molded parts and other workpieces can be clamped...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Thinnest Parting-Off and Deep-Grooving Tools Now Available

May 27, 2016
When material savings are a requirement due to machining expensive materials, large batch productions, or both, it is essential to use the thinnest insert width possible. CoroCut® QD-dedicated parting-off and deep-grooving tools are now available in smaller insert widths with internal...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New SVF Series Grit Guard® Coolant Filter Is a Modular Solution for Abrasive Machining

May 27, 2016
Sunnen’s new SVF Series Grit Guard® coolant filter is a build-to-suit solution with progressively higher levels of filtration and chilling to meet process requirements in abrasive machining. Base Grit Guard models are available in 55- and 110-gallon capacities and are equipped with twin...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Radius Internal Cylindrical Grinding Machines Added to Studer Line

May 27, 2016
United Grinding has added three new radius internal cylindrical grinding machines to its line of Studer internal cylindrical grinding machines. The S121, S131, and S141 replace STUDER’s CT700 and CT900 models and extend part production capabilities by offering more advanced technology, a new...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Customized Enclosure for the Tigo SF Coordinate Measuring Machine

May 27, 2016
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence recently announced the release of a customized protective enclosure for the Tigo SF shop-floor coordinate measuring machine (CMM). The Tibox offers enhanced protection for systems operating in the most extreme workshop conditions, shielding against dust, airborne...

Auctions to Feature More Than 200 Late-Model CNC Machine Tools, Including CNC Gear Equipment

May 23, 2016
The Branford Group, a Global Industrial Auction Company, in conjunction with Machinery Network Auctions, Infinity Asset Solutions & HYPER AMS, will conduct a series of four webcast and online auctions to sell the assets of Royal Oak Boring located at 2340 Dove Street, Port Huron, Michigan, and...

Rush Machinery Offers Polycrystalline Tool Grinders

April 12, 2016
Rush offers the models FC-200D, FC-300D, FC-500D, and FC-200CNC polycrystalline tool grinders, which allow for economical manufacturing and regrinding of PCD, CVD, PCBN, carbide, and HSS tools. These machines grind angles and radii on standard and special turning and milling inserts,...

Italian-based Fidia Co. Moves North American Operations to New Facility in Rochester Hills, Michigan

April 12, 2016
Fidia S.p.A. located in Turin, Italy, has moved its North American operations from Troy, Michigan, to a new 14,000-square-foot headquarters facility in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Fidia designs and builds numerical controls and high-speed milling machine systems for the production of complex-shaped...

Toyoda Machinery USA To Host Walter Deep Hole Competence Builder

April 12, 2016
Toyoda Machinery and Walter Tools invite machine shop owners to the Walter Deep Hole Competence Builder Lunch & Learn event on May 19, 2016. The event at Toyoda’s Upper Midwest Tech Center in New Brighton, Minnesota, will allow shop owners to maximize machining expertise with the right...

Record Gas Quenching Speeds Achieved in Ipsen’s Argos Heat-Treating System

April 12, 2016
Ipsen’s global development team recently celebrated the first build and testing of the Argos heat-treating system. The Argos uses low-pressure carburizing (AvaC®) in combination with 20-bar nitrogen quenching to provide metallurgical properties never before seen in gas quenching systems...

Daetwyler Industries Introduces New Honing and Profile Gear Grinding System

April 12, 2016
Fässler by Daetwyler Industries engineered a new gear honing and profile gear grinding system specifically designed for the job shop and gear laboratory environment. The HGP-400 presents a small footprint with all CNC drives with a Siemens Sinumerik 840D Solution Line Control. The ability...

Gleason Doctoral Fellowships Established at Rochester Institute of Technology

April 12, 2016
Gleason Corporation and the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) recently announced the establishment of a doctoral fellowship program. The fellowships will be incorporated into RIT’s Ph.D. engineering program. Gleason has donated $300,000 in support...

Rohm Expands Service in Mexico with New Office in Monterrey

April 12, 2016
Röhm Products Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., the subsidiary of Röhm GmbH, celebrated the opening of its new office in Mexico with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on February 11. Located in Monterrey, the facility expands the company’s sales, service, and support capabilities to meet an...

Junker Group Awarded SGM Technology Prize

April 12, 2016
The Junker Group, a leading grinding and air filtration technology provider for automotive manufacturers, received the Leading Technology Award from SAIC General Motors Co., Ltd. (SGM). SGM presents this prestigious award to its best suppliers from around the world in a number of categories. The...

The Adams Company Invests in World-Class Shaft Turning Capabilities

April 12, 2016
The Adams Company, a custom gear and shaft manufacturing company located in Dubuque, Iowa, recently announced the delivery of a new Okuma LU4000 EX turning machine. This state-of-the-art shaft-turning machine will greatly increase the Adams Company’s capabilities and capacity in shaft...

Zoller Ensures Easy Inspection and Documentation of Cutting Tools

April 12, 2016
With a universal design, Pom inspection and measuring devices from Zoller can be positioned anywhere in the production, for instance, next to the incoming goods, in the inspection room, or directly at the CNC machine. The devices are compact and process-oriented and cover the complete tool range of...

KISSsoft Announces New Engineering Manager

April 12, 2016
Ty Warner, KISSsoft’s new engineering manager, will be responsible for customer support as well as engineering consulting at KISSsoft. Warner is a licensed professional engineer with 18 years of product development experience including drivetrains in consumer goods, off-road/agricultural...

Prometec GmbH Becomes Part of Sandvik Coromant

April 12, 2016
Sandvik Coromant recently strengthened its offering in digital manufacturing by the acquisition of the German company Prometec GmbH based in Aachen, Germany. Prometec is a leading supplier of advanced solutions for monitoring and control of machining processes in production machines. The company...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Santasalo Launches New Vertical-Mounted Gear Units For Agitation, Mixing, and Flotation Applications

April 12, 2016
Santasalo, a leading manufacturer of industrial gear units for process industries worldwide, has announced the launch of the AMF vertical-mounted gear unit series. The AMF series is purpose-built for the most demanding vertical applications with high external forces without the need for external...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Releases New Portable Display For Inductive Probes

April 12, 2016
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence recently announced the release of the new Tesa Twin-T10, a portable display for inductive probes offering ease of operation for its users, as well as a clear and immediate graphical display of data. The Tesa Twin-T10 is particularly suitable for straightness,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Emuge Introduces High-Precision Milling/Drilling Chucks

April 12, 2016
Emuge Corp., in partnership with Albrecht Precision Chucks, has introduced high-precision/performance Emuge FPC mill/drill chucks that provide unprecedented rigidity, vibration dampening, concentricity, machining speed, and tool life versus conventional chuck technologies for milling and drilling...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: U-tec Flexible Tool Adapter System Now Offered on Right-Angle Heads From Heimatec

April 12, 2016
Heimatec, a global leader in live tools, angle heads, and multi-spindle drill heads, recently announced the release of its U-tec® flexible adapter system on all right-angle heads in the company’s line. Models are available for the most popular lines of machine tools in the North American...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Schunk Releases New Vise For All Workpieces

April 12, 2016
The Schunk Kontec KSC 80 centric clamping vise is a multifaceted component that has optimal jaw support for I.D. and O.D. clamping. It can be easily adapted for conventional clamping, short clamping depths for five-sided machining, mould parts, plates, or saw cuts. The KSC 80 is known for high...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Seco Unveils Toolholders with Simultaneous Taper and Face Contact

April 12, 2016
Seco Tools, LLC — a leading provider of metalcutting solutions for milling, turning, holemaking, and toolholding — has added a new range of taper-face toolholders to meet machinists’ increasing needs for higher production and process reliability. These new options provide two...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Big Kaiser Releases Mega Perfect Grip Milling Chuck

April 12, 2016
Big Kaiser introduces the Mega Perfect Grip from Big Daishowa, a simple-to-handle, heavy-duty milling chuck for heat-resistant super alloys (HRSA) that eliminates end mill pullout under heavy torque loads. For manufacturers using milling chucks, pullout is a major issue, particularly when...

Maynards To Auction Surplus Assets of Major Industrial Gear Manufacturer

April 1, 2016
Plans are gearing up for an auction of surplus assets from Abundant Manufacturing, Inc. (AMI) and RP Machine Enterprises, Inc. This top-quality selection of gear equipment will be hitting the auction block on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. For more than a decade, AMI has been supplying innovative...

AGMA Names Matthew Croson as New President

March 31, 2016
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA), a member and market-driven organization that conducts programs and provides services to the gear industry, its suppliers, and customers, has named Matthew E. Croson as its next president. Croson has more than two decades of leadership and...

Scholarship Opportunity for Disabled Vets

March 24, 2016
  The AGMA Foundation awards scholarships to outstanding engineering students at the associate/technical, undergraduate, and graduate levels. Six undergraduate and graduate students received $5,000 in AGMA Foundation scholarships in September 2015. The foundation recently expanded its...

Martin Sprocket & Gear Inc. Opens Pittsburgh Manufacturing Branch

March 10, 2016
Martin Sprocket & Gear, Inc., a leading manufacturer of power transmission parts and material handling systems, expands its U.S. service offering and inventory availability in the Northeast with the recent opening of a new Pittsburgh manufacturing branch in Zelienople, Pennsylvania. As one of...

Gear Motions Names New Vice President of Buffalo Operations

March 10, 2016
Gear Motions, a leading precision gear manufacturer, has named Paul Andruszko as vice president of its Buffalo, New York, operations, which includes its Oliver/Pro-Gear and Niagara Gear divisions. Andruszko has more than three decades of experience in the gear industry and most recently served as...

Gleason Announces Availability of Global Services App for Mobile Devices

March 10, 2016
Gleason Corporation unveiled its new Global Services app, providing its customers a direct interface to the Gleason Global Services network from any location in the world. This innovative service may be downloaded for free via the App Store (Apple iOS) or Google Play (Android). It is also...

NTB Collaborates with Siemens, Sandvik Coromant, Iscar, and Kennametal To Make GTC Data Exchange Format Available to the Public

March 10, 2016
NTB Interstate University of Technology Buchs, an institute that specializes in engineering informatics, recently announced a new website, gtc-tools.com, which provides information to the public on the Generic Tool Catalog (GTC) cutting tool data exchange format. The GTC data exchange format was...

Liebherr Group Generates Record Sales in the 2015 Business Year

March 10, 2016
Provisional figures show total sales revenue of €9,248 million for the Liebherr Group in 2015. That is the highest revenue that the company has ever achieved in its history. Year-on-year, it represents an increase of €425 million or 4.8 percent. Last year, Liebherr generated growth both...

"Smart" Drive Brings Sustainable Progress to Construction and Agricultural Machinery

March 10, 2016
More than ever, intelligent and sustainable drive solutions that help reduce fuel consumption and thereby ensure environmentally friendly and efficient operation are in demand today in the field of construction and agricultural machinery. For these special challenges, flexibility is needed,...

Surface Finishing and Abrasives App Helps Metalworking Professionals Work Better

March 10, 2016
Walter Surface Technologies, the global industry leader in surface treatment technologies, recently announced the launch of the new Walter Abrasives Selector app available for all iOS and Android smartphones. The free app is designed to help metalworking professionals select the optimum abrasive...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Rasoma Machine Tools Now Available In North America From GMTA

March 10, 2016
Provided by German Machine Tools of America (GMTA), Rasoma machining centers, used primarily for gear-making, are now offered to the GMTA customer base in automotive powertrain, off-highway, and other high-performance markets. The full line of Rasoma machining centers includes vertical turning...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Expanded Contour Machining Cycle for Sinumerik CNCs Facilitates 4-Axis Turing

March 10, 2016
The expanded contour machining cycle for Siemens Sinumerik CNC controls now facilitates 4-axis turning on lathes. Two turning tools, opposite one another, machine the workpiece simultaneously, enabling the machining time to be significantly reduced. In addition, the two turning tools, opposite one...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Kluber Lubrication Introduces High-Temperature Oil For Sliding Chain Systems

March 10, 2016
Klüber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, recently introduced Klübersynth CHZ 2-225, a fully synthetic high-temperature oil developed for sliding chain systems in biaxial high-speed film stenters where oven temperatures may be higher than 200°C. The use of...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Schunk Announces New Toolholder for Demanding Precision Machining

March 10, 2016
Schunk is expanding its program for high-performance hydraulic expansion toolholders with the Tendo Aviation. This toolholder specifically focuses on demanding applications, which usually occur in the aerospace industry. Tendo Aviation combines the strength of hydraulic expansion technology with...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Briney Tooling Systems Expands Precision Test Bar Offering

March 10, 2016
Excessive tool wear and tool breakage on machine tools is primarily caused by spindle runout. For every .0001-inch of total indicator runout (TIR) that can be reduced, tool life can be increased as much as 10 percent. That’s why regular inspection of the machine tool spindle with a precision...

Fowler High Precision Unveils the Addition of New Mobile Tech Centers

February 16, 2016
Fowler High Precision announced the addition of new mobile tech centers (MTCs) and 3D mobile tech vans, which will travel across the United States, equipped with the newest, most popular, and technologically advanced products in measurement and inspection. These leading-edge mobile showrooms allow...

Bodycote Launches Interactive History of Metallurgy

February 16, 2016
Bodycote, a leading thermal processing services provider, announced the launch of its “Interactive History of Metallurgy” after taking a look back at the long history of metal processing and heat treatment. With more than 200 high-quality images and numerous videos, Bodycote pays...

Gleason Acquires Gear-Cutting Tool Business from Hurth Infer in Brazil

February 16, 2016
Gleason Corporation announced that it has acquired the gear-cutting tools business from Hurth Infer Indústria de Máquinas e Ferramentas Ltda. (Hurth Infer), located in Sorocaba, Brazil. The gear-cutting tools business, newly named as Gleason Indústria de Ferramentas Ltda.,...

Ipsen Provides Expert-Taught Trainings Throughout 2016

February 16, 2016
With any industry, staying up-to-date on new methods and industry innovations is a key contributor to success. Ipsen is preparing to host another series of Ipsen U classes throughout 2016 with remaining courses available April 5-7, August 2-4, and October 11-13. A class will also be offered in June...

Emuge Corp. Donates Hundreds of Cutting Tools to Quinsigamond Community College

February 16, 2016
Gail Carberry, president of QCC, and Bob Hellinger, president of Emuge Corp Emuge Corp. has recently donated hundreds of high-performance taps, end mills, and other rotary cutting tools to Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) of Worcester, Massachusetts. The tool donation, valued at more than...

New Promotions at Solar Atmospheres

February 16, 2016
Ed Engelhard Promoted to Vice President of Corporate Quality of Solar Atmospheres Roger Jones, corporate president of Solar Atmospheres, recently announced the promotion of Ed Engelhard as the vice president of corporate quality. Engelhard has been with the company for over three years, serving...

Transor Publishes a New Corporate Brochure

February 16, 2016
Transor Filter USA has released a new corporate brochure. The eight-page brochure provides a brief overview of the company’s 40-plus year history, an explanation of the benefits of their One Micron Filtration capability (OMF), a quick summary of the various market segments served, and a...

GF Machining Solutions Partners with Community College of Denver

February 16, 2016
As U.S. manufacturing continues to struggle for skilled labor, GF Machining Solutions and Community College of Denver (CCD) collaborated to add 5-axis training to the college’s machine technologies program. This curriculum expansion, which recently drew the attention of the Obama...