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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Exsys Skiving Head Expands Turning Machine Capabilities

March 15, 2017
Exsys Tool’s new 90-degree skiving drilling and milling head not only provides angled drilling and milling capabilities on turning centers, but it also enables the machines to perform gear skiving operations. The new head cuts gear patterns faster than conventional gear shaping or broaching...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Ipsen Expands Controls Retrofit Options with CompuCore for Any Brand of Vacuum Furnace

March 15, 2017
Ipsen is introducing a new, competitively priced option for controls retrofits in the form of CompuCore™. Available for installation on most brands of vacuum heat-treating systems, these newly enhanced controls reduce the potential for human error and maximize uptime, allowing users to...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Third Wave Systems announces upcoming Gear Machining Release

March 15, 2017
Third Wave Systems recently announced that the highly anticipated release of the new AdvantEdge Gear Machining v1.0 will be coming soon. As part of the new AdvantEdge Gear Machining release, the first version will include cylindrical hobbing and allow the user to: Simulate and analyze the...

Oerlikon Drive Systems Showcases Innovations March 7-11 at ConExpo-Con/Agg in Las Vegas

March 7, 2017
Oerlikon’s Drive Systems segment, including brands Oerlikon Fairfield and Oerlikon Graziano, is displaying its latest high-tech gear and drive solutions for construction and mobile machinery applications at the ConExpo-Con/Agg exhibition March 7-11, 2017, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in...

Linamar Chooses RomaxDesigner for Its Design and Development of Driveline Systems

March 7, 2017
Linamar Corporation, one of the world’s leading diversified manufacturers of precision powertrain and driveline components, uses RomaxDesigner in its design and development processes, creating innovative transmission and driveline systems for a wide range of product lines. An innovative...

Hendrick Motorsports Uses Hexagon’s Portable Technology for Under-the-Hood Optimization

March 7, 2017
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence recently announced its portable metrology solutions are instrumental in driving optimization under the hood at Hendrick Motorsports. The two companies formed a trailblazing technology partnership in early 2016 for collaborative technology development and...

Second Deburring Technology Expo is October 10-17 in Germany

March 7, 2017
The trade fair for deburring technology and precision surface finishing, DeburringEXPO, will be at the Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre on October 10-17, 2017. The presentations at the expert forum will be interpreted simultaneously at the event (German to English). Trade fair promoters, FairXperts GmbH...

A Forgings Company Brings Production In-House with Afc-Holcroft’s Heat Treatment Line

March 7, 2017
A European-based multinational supplier of forgings for the automotive industry has brought its heat treatment process in-house by investing in an AFC-Holcroft automated, non-atmosphere batch heat treatment line delivered to an American facility in the Midwest. The equipment will be used to process...

Sandvik Coromant Opens Project and Training Site at Don Schumacher Racing

February 27, 2017
Don Schumacher Racing and Sandvik Coromant recently announced the opening of a project and training site in Don Schumacher Racing’s headquarters in Brownsburg, Indiana. The site will be a collaborative hub with a focus on automotive engineering projects and customized trainings for Sandvik...

Samputensili Appoints Deniz Sari as New Gear Technology Manager

February 17, 2017
Samputensili announced the recent appointment of Dr. Ing. Deniz Sari to the newly created position of gear technology manager for Samputensili and its joint venture Star SU. According to the company, Deniz is a talented leader and industry expert who brings significant experience, knowledge, and...

Powder Metallurgy Machinability Seminar Program Available

February 17, 2017
Registration has opened for the Powder Metallurgy (PM) Machinability Seminar on April 4-5, 2017, at Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College, Pennsylvania. This seminar focuses on improving company operations in terms of higher-quality parts, reduced costs, and greater profits. The...

Erwin Junker Machinery Expands Capabilities with Showroom

February 17, 2017
Erwin Junker Machinery Inc. is inviting visitors to its showroom in Elgin, Illinois. The company is showcasing world-class grinding machines from Junker and Zema as well as industry-leading air filtration units from LTA Industrial Air Cleaning Systems Inc. Numerous Best Supplier awards distinguish...

Emuge Introduces Tool Reconditioning in U.S. Facility

February 17, 2017
Emuge Corp. has introduced tool grinding and reconditioning services based out of the company’s North American headquarters in West Boylston, Massachusetts. A clean, new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Emuge Corp. is now equipped with the latest technology in high-precision CNC...

Klingelnberg Receives Industry 4.0 Award

February 17, 2017
Ahead of the curve with Industry 4.0, machine builder Klingelnberg, a specialist in gear and transmission technology, manufactures large bevel gears in a cyber-physical system connecting the design processes to the production process in an end-to-end network. At the fourth annual Industry 4.0....

Seco/Warwick's CaseMaster Evolution Gains More Recognition with Customers

February 17, 2017
In 2016, Seco/Warwick’s CaseMaster Evolution was the preferred heat processing technology of vacuum case hardening for the most challenging industries, such as automotive, aerospace, machinery, wind energy, transmission, and commercial heat treat facilities, according to the company....

Drake Manufacturing Services Is Now Represented by Metek Machine Tool in the U.K.

February 17, 2017
Drake Manufacturing Services Co., LLC and Metek Machine Tool Ltd. have formally established a sales agreement for the United Kingdom and Ireland. This agreement provides sales and marketing support related to all precision thread grinding solutions offered by Drake. Drake is recognized globally as...

ITAMCO Attends Emerging Technology Event at the White House

February 17, 2017
ITAMCO, a manufacturer of precision-machined components, specializing in gears, attended an event at the White House hosted by the National Economic Council on December 21, 2016. The function was held in recognition of the progress made by ITAMCO and other U.S. manufacturers in the Manufacturing...

Siemens Announces Warranty Extension for Sinamics DCM DC Drive Products

February 17, 2017
Effective immediately, Siemens announced the standard 12-month warranty on newly purchased Sinamics DCM DC drive products, including DC converters, base drives, enclosure cabinets, and control modules, has been extended by two years, to a total of three years from date of manufacture.   This...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Liebherr Introduces New Gantry Robot System

February 17, 2017
The new LP 100 gantry robot system recently introduced by Liebherr-Verzahntechnik GmbH is ideal for handling smaller and lighter components, allowing users the option of configuring the gantry to deliver high-speed or high-load performance. This choice allows the LP 100 to be employed flexibly,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Oelheld Introduces AirForge 4028, the Whistle Clean Forging Lube

February 17, 2017
The clean lubrication revolution for every forging operation, AirForge 4028 is a newly developed protective lubricant for hot forging of steel and alloys. It delivers outstanding results when metal protection against oxidation, gas diffusion, and heat is required. The revolutionary AirForge 4028...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: KISSsoft Releases Enhanced Planet Carrier Definition

February 17, 2017
The consideration of the planetary carrier geometry with the parameterized approach (used for the deformation calculation and thus the calculation of the load distribution) has been met with great interest in the last KISSsoft release and has proved to be practical for the design process, as well...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Schunk Offers Extended Lengths with Its Universal Hydraulic Toolholder

February 17, 2017
With the Tendo E compact, Schunk has started a new era in tool clamping with this universal toolholder that is suitable for applications such as milling, drilling, and reaming. Schunk now offers new extended lengths in CAT 40 (4") and CAT 50 (6"). Both are great for long-reach...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Fastec Imaging Offers IL5 High-Speed Camera

February 17, 2017
Fastec Imaging’s IL5 High-Speed Camera enables you to view any gears, motors, and small and large rotating machinery or equipment moving at high speed and susceptible to vibration problems for performance analysis or troubleshooting using slow motion replay. With recording speeds of over 630...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Mazak VTC-805E Delivers Speed and Power

February 17, 2017
The new Mazak VTC-805E vertical traveling column machining center brings high versatility and productivity to shops that need to tackle long and/or heavy parts. The machine combines an increased Y-axis stroke, long bed/table size, high spindle speed and torque, and Mazak’s new SmoothG CNC...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Exact Metrology Uses CT Scanning for Metrology

February 17, 2017
The first industrial application of CT scanning for metrology in America involves aluminum casting. Josh Schradin, one of the 3D scanning specialists at Exact Metrology’s Cincinnati facility, recently completed a CT scanning project involving aluminum castings measuring approximately 12"...

Gleason Acquires KISSsoft AG

February 13, 2017
Gleason Corporation recently announced that it has acquired KISSsoft AG, located in Bubikon, Switzerland. KISSsoft is a leader in the development of design software for gears and power transmission systems, serving customers globally across a wide spectrum of industries. “We are excited...

Elgeti Engineering Becomes Strategic Testing Partner of Aetna Bearing

February 6, 2017
Aetna Bearing Company, headquartered in Franklin Park, Illinois, entered a strategic partnership with Elgeti Engineering GmbH to be its dedicated bearing and system testing solution provider. Aetna Bearing, founded in 1916, looks to continue advancing its engineering and support capabilities to...

Ipsen To Offer One-Day, Maintenance-Focused Seminars in South Carolina and Ohio

February 6, 2017
With 2016’s successful conclusion of customer seminars in California, Texas, and Connecticut, Ipsen will begin 2017 by continuing to provide one-day expert-taught classes throughout the U.S. Ipsen’s next available seminars will occur on Wednesday, February 22, in Greenville, South...

Moventas Announces Increase in Gear Manufacturing Capacity

February 6, 2017
Moventas is expanding its wind gearbox assembly and testing capacity at its manufacturing locations in Jyväskylä, Finland. The investment includes expansion of component manufacturing, serial production facilities, and new 6 MW testing facilities. The investment expands existing gear...

Dana Completes Purchase of Brevini Power-Transmission and Fluid Power Businesses

February 6, 2017
Dana Incorporated announced that it has completed the acquisition of the power-transmission and fluid power businesses of Brevini Group, S.p.A. The combination of Brevini into Dana’s business creates opportunities for profitable growth. Customers of both companies will benefit from two...

Seco/Vacuum Technologies Appoints New VP of Sales

February 6, 2017
Seco Vacuum Technologies, LLC announced the appointment of William (Bill) Warwick to vice president of sales. Warwick will be responsible for sales of capital equipment, spare parts, and aftermarket services throughout North America. Warwick joins a team of technical specialists selling and...

Machine Tool Builders Represents Diablo Furnaces LLC

February 2, 2017
Diablo Furnaces LLC is a new startup company manufacturing, retrofitting, upgrading, servicing, and supplying parts for atmosphere heat treating equipment. Operating under the name Diablo LLC, the infrastructure has been in place for 1 1/2 years working with Machine Tool Builders (MTB). Separately...

AGMA Foundation Releases 2017 Scholarship Guidelines

January 31, 2017
The AGMA Foundation 2017 Scholarship Guidelines are available on the AGMA and AGMA Foundation websites (www.agma.org and www.agmafoundation.org). The AGMA Foundation Scholarship Program is open to students who are interested in a career in the gear industry and/or a career in power transmission as...

Forest City Gear Adds Continuous Generating Grinding Capability for High-Volume Gear Production

January 17, 2017
Forest City Gear has expanded its high-volume gear production capabilities with the addition of a Reishauer RZ 160 gear grinding machine and Felsomat FRC 600 high-speed load/unload automation. The system is part of a new 8,500-square-foot facility in close proximity to Forest City Gear’s main...

GMTA Names Scott Knoy as Vice President

January 17, 2017
Walter Friedrich, president of GMTA (German Machine Tools of America) recently announced the promotion of Scott Knoy to vice president for the company. Knoy joined GMTA on July 1, 2005, back when the company was known as American Wera. Since then, Knoy has played a large role in the growth of the...

Sandvik Coromant Becomes DMG MORI Premium Partner

January 17, 2017
Cutting tool and tooling systems specialist Sandvik Coromant has signed an agreement to become a premium partner of leading machine tool manufacturer DMG MORI. The deal, which makes Sandvik Coromant the only tooling manufacturer to be named as a DMG MORI premium partner, will further strengthen the...

Wenzel's Manufacturing Day Sparked Students' Interest in Metrology

January 17, 2017
Wenzel America, a leader in providing metrology and automotive styling solutions, provided another first: the first company to sponsor a Manufacturing Day for 2016. Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to shine the spotlight on 21st century manufacturing and inspire the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Koepfer America Introduces MZ 500 D-drive CNC Gear Hobbing Machine

January 17, 2017
The Monnier + Zahner (MZ) 500 D-drive gear hobbing machine offers CNC technology in a compact footprint for top-quality fine- and ultra-fine pitch gear manufacturing. Introduced by Koepfer America at IMTS 2016, the 500 D-drive is the latest in precision machine design from the Swiss company,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Evaluations in the KISSsoft Contact Analysis

January 17, 2017
The contact analysis is used for further noise and strength optimization. Based on the determination of tooth stiffness according to Weber/Banaschek, the local contact is calculated considering the tooth bending. The shaft deformations and tooth corrections are also included, which allows a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE:Rohm Power-Operated Chucks Deliver Secure Holding for Gear Grinding

January 17, 2017
Röhm Products of America now offers a powered external clamping chuck for gear surface face grinding. The KZF-S collet chuck is especially well-suited for clamping gears/workpieces that have an external plane or gear teeth geometries accessible from the outside. Additionally, the chuck allows...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: GTI Unveils Upgraded Wired iPad Vibration Analyzer System

January 17, 2017
GTI Predictive Technology, headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire, has announced a new version of its classic wired iPad Vibration Analyzer. The new version is equipped with an upgraded DAQ box that accepts input from any standard accelerometer. A great deal of engineering went into this...

Erwin Junker Machinery Expands Capabilities with Showroom

January 11, 2017
Erwin Junker Machinery Inc. is inviting visitors to its showroom in Elgin, Illinois.  The company is showcasing world-class grinding machines from JUNKER and Zema as well as industry-leading air filtration units from LTA Industrial Air Cleaning Systems Inc. Numerous Best Supplier awards...

Klingelnberg Adopts Industry 4.0 Through Compatibility Among Systems

January 9, 2017
Unlike a number of companies in other industries, machine manufacturer Klingelnberg is banking on compatibility, not a self-contained solution, in its quest to adopt Industry 4.0. According to the company, it’s not about networking in-house machinery alone. It’s about integrating a...

ITAMCO Attends White House Event

January 9, 2017
ITAMCO, a manufacturer of precision-machined components, specializing in gears, attended an event at the White House hosted by the National Economic Council on December 21, 2016. The function was held in recognition of the progress made by ITAMCO and other U.S. manufacturers in the Manufacturing...

Emuge and Mastercam Establish Partnership

January 9, 2017
Emuge Corp., a manufacturer of high-performance taps, drills, end mills, and other rotary tools, announced it has established a partnership with CNC Software, Inc., developers of the manufacturing industry’s well-known Mastercam® CAD/CAM software. Emuge and Mastercam are planning training...

Index Develops New G200 Turn-Mill Center

January 9, 2017
Index has developed a new generation of its turn-mill center G200, a compact machine offering higher performance in the same footprint as the earlier generation. The redesign resulted in an increase of the maximum turning length to 660 mm, a higher performance milling spindle, and expanded live...

Samputensili Appoints Deniz Sari as New Gear Technology Manager

January 3, 2017
Samputensili announced the recent appointment of Dr. Ing. Deniz Sari to the newly created position of gear technology manager for Samputensili and its joint venture Star SU. According to the company, Deniz is a talented leader and industry expert who brings significant experience, knowledge, and...

Gear Motions Relaunches Pro-Gear Division and Offers Gear Grind Only Service

December 15, 2016
The Pro-Gear division of Gear Motions Inc. is being relaunched as a gear grind only division. Pro-Gear will focus exclusively on providing high-precision, high-quality gear grinding services with quick turnaround time and low tooling cost. This service will appeal to gear manufacturers that need...

Klingelnberg Debuts New Cylindrical Gear Machining Technology at In-House Event

December 15, 2016
At a two-day in-house event on November 9-10 at the Ettlingen Oberweier (Germany) Works, gear industry experts from Europe, Asia, and the United States had the opportunity to take a close look at the Höfler cylindrical gear machines of the system provider Klingelnberg. The company’s...

Koepfer America Teams with TecnoMacchine To Offer CNC Deburring and Chamfering Solutions

December 15, 2016
Koepfer America has expanded its robust line of gear manufacturing solutions by partnering with TecnoMacchine of San Salvo, Italy. TecnoMacchine manufactures CNC deburring and chamfering machines, and the company offers several options for flexible automation. Consequently, North American gear...

Wickert's Hardening System Receives Prestigious 2016 Innovation Award

December 15, 2016
Wickert Hydraulic Presses of Landau, Germany — a global manufacturer of fixture hardening systems for heat treated and high-tolerance parts that require forming and hardening — was recently honored by the Ministry of Economics (RLP, Germany) with an Innovation Award of 2016. Left:...

Mahr Federal Inc. Announces Expansion Plans in the Southeast

December 15, 2016
Mahr Federal Inc. has recently announced plans to expand its direct sales coverage for metrology system products in the Southeast. Effective immediately, Mahr metrology system products will be sold directly by the Mahr Federal Inc. sales team in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North...