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Reishauer Announces New Appointment

September 1, 2007
The Reishauer AG Board of Directors in Wallisellen, Switzerland, has appointed Michael Engesser (below in photo) as director of sales and member of the Executive Management Group effective February 1, 2007. Engesser first joined Reishauer Elgin, Illinois, in 1991 as a product engineer primarily...

Gleason Exhibits New Equipment at EMO Hanover

September 1, 2007
Gleason Corporation is a world leader in the development, manufacture, and sale of gear production machinery, tooling, and related equipment and services. The company’s products are used by customers in automotive, truck, wind energy, aircraft, agriculture, construction, power tool, and...

Dura-Bar Revamps and Expands Web Site

September 1, 2007
North America’s only producer of continuous cast iron bar stock, Dura-Bar recently completed a major revamp of its Web site, adding a number of online tools and information to better assist engineers, designers, and manufacturers. Now it is easier to see if time and money can be saved by...

Solar Manufacturing Adds New Employees

September 1, 2007
As the vacuum furnace manufacturer continues to expand, Solar Manufacturing has added two new hires to their growing roster of employees. Dave Walty and John Barron join the Eastern Pennsylvania-based company as the accounting manager and technical director, respectively. Walty has spent almost the...

MachineTools.com Announces Web Video Integration for Listing

August 1, 2007
MachineTools.com, a leading business-to-business online marketplace for the machine tool industry, now offers users the ability to upload and show videos of machines for sale. Sellers on MachineTools.com can now post videos demonstrating machine tool capabilities and features. Videos are loaded...

DNV Certifies Abundant Manufacturing to ISO 9001:2000

August 1, 2007
Det Norske Veritas Certification, Inc., is pleased to announce the ISO 9001:2000 certification of Abundant Manufacturing, Inc. It is one of a few companies to meet the new ISO 9001:2000 certification requirements. By achieving this certification, the company demonstrates its commitment to quality...

Mitsubishi Gear Center Hosts Technical Seminars

August 1, 2007
Owing to the success of Mitsubishi’s Gear Technology Center, it has decided to give back to the industry by providing a day packed with free informative technical seminars. Designed to benefit all customers ranging from beginners in the industry to the seasoned professional, these seminars...

KAPP RX 59 Uses High-Precision Grinding Process to Manufacture Rotors

August 1, 2007
Rotors used in air compressors can now be manufactured on KAPP grinding machines by using a high-precision grinding process that not only optimizes and enhances the production process, but also provides quality uniformity not attained before. On the KAPP RX 59 machine, the rotors are ground with...

Paulo Recognized in Quality Leaderships™s Top Five

August 1, 2007
Paulo Products Company is among the top five in over 800 participating companies in this year’s Quality Leadership 100, as published in Quality magazine. Companies were surveyed on criteria such as scrap and rework as a percentage of sales, rejected parts per million shipped, contribution of...

Heavy-Duty Model 300 CNC Gear Hobber from Koepfer

August 1, 2007
The heavy-duty Model 300 provides for a bigger part diameter, coarser diametral pitch, and bigger hob capacity than traditional Koepfer hobbing machines. The biggest advantage is that it is equally suited to handle both traditional Koepfer parts as well as new increased capacity workpieces. The...

Strategic Alliance with SME will Strengthen and Support Canadian Manufacturing

August 1, 2007
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) have developed an alliance to strengthen the competitive skills, knowledge, and innovation capabilities of the Canadian manufacturing community through joint efforts in membership development, event...

Burr-Rx Disc Brushes for In-Machine Deburring from Weiler

August 1, 2007
Weiler Corporation’s Burr-RxTM abrasive nylon disc brushes for in-machine deburring are more aggressive than conventional abrasive nylon brushes, allowing a faster feed rate that translates into getting the same job done in a shorter cycle time. Burr-Rx disc brushes also remove larger burrs...

Major Expansion for R.P. Machine

July 1, 2007
R.P. Machine Enterprises, Inc., has broken ground on a new 40,000 square-foot facility at its headquarters in Statesville, North Carolina. The additional space, outfitted with a heavy crane, will allow the company to bolster its current activities while pursuing encouraging new markets. ...

New Lean-Design XL-80 Laser Calibration System from Renishaw

July 1, 2007
Renishaw advances technology leadership in laser interferometer calibration with introduction of a new “lean-design” XL-80 system. The all-new design allows a 4X faster slew rate, 10X higher dynamic data capture rate, and industry’s best total system accuracy in a smaller,...

RBC Bearings Completes Acquisition of Phoenix Bearings Limited

July 1, 2007
RBC Bearings, Inc.—a leading international manufacturer of highly-engineered precision plain, roller, and ball bearings for the industrial, defense, and aerospace industries—announces that it has acquired Phoenix Bearings Limited for approximately $4.3 million in cash. Phoenix, located...

Ohio State Gearlab to Host Upcoming Courses

July 1, 2007
The Ohio State University’s Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Research Laboratory will host two short courses in September: Basic Gear Noise Short Course, September 12-14, 2007, The Ohio State University. Cost, $1,550: The Basic Gear Noise Short Course has been offered for over 28 years and is...

Boeing Joins Billion Dollar Roundtable

July 1, 2007
Boeing has become one of the newest members of the Billion Dollar Roundtable, an organization that brings together major corporations that make meaningful and measurable contributions to the economic growth of woman-owned and minority-owned companies. Don McKneely and Sharon Patterson, roundtable...

Curtiss-Wright Acquires Scientech, LLC

July 1, 2007
Curtiss-Wright Corporation announces that it has acquired the assets of Scientech, LLC, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, for approximately $57.8 million. Scientech is a global provider of commercial nuclear power instrumentation, electrical components, specialty hardware, process control systems, and...

Drakes™ New MINI¯ External Thread Grinder Targets Small Parts Makers

July 1, 2007
With a work envelope of just 100mm x 100mm, Drake’s new GS:TEM “MINI” 3-Axis Thread Grinder is aimed at higher volume, precision threaded parts manufacturers in the cutting tool, automotive, aerospace, and medical equipment industries. Drake recently shipped its first...

Bison Gear Marks Two Anniversaries

July 1, 2007
Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. is celebrating two important anniversaries this year. Twenty years ago CEO Ron Bullock purchased Bison Gear and has worked to consistently expand its size, scope, and mission to become a world-class gearmotor, electric motor, and gear reducer manufacturer. Since...

ABA-PGT Expands Sales Applications Engineering Team

July 1, 2007
ABA-PGT, a world-class injection molder and mold builder specializing in plastic gears and critical-to-function precision motion transfer components, is pleased to announce that Richard R. Kuhr has joined their sales and applications engineering team. Kuhr brings over 30 years of gear design and...

Reishauer Gear Grinding Technology on Display at Gear Expo

June 1, 2007
Reishauer Corporation will exhibit a high performance hard gear grinding machine at Gear Expo booth 670. The RZ150 High-Performance Gear Grinding Machine utilizes the continuous generating method which incorporates many new technology features such as two direct drive work spindles, acoustic...

Gleason Opens Machine Manufacturing Operation in Suzhou, China

June 1, 2007
Gleason Corporation has announced the grand opening and dedication of Gleason Gear Technology (Suzhou), Co., Ltd., in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. The dedication of the facility was attended by approximately 100 people representing customers, suppliers, trade associations, and local government...

Koepfer Offers Newly Designed Lambert-Wahli W100 CNC

June 1, 2007
The Lambert-Wahli W100 is an eight-axis CNC fine pitch hobbing machine that has been designed for small motor applications, watch making, and micro-technical industries. The simple automation and electronic synchronized high-speed direct drives create great time savings in setup and changeover. The...

Philadelphia Gear Corporation Extends Reach to Latin America

June 1, 2007
Philadelphia Gear Corporation is increasing its international presence. Company officials promoted Jorge Flores to regional sales manager for the Latin American region, including Mexico, Central, and South America. With more than 30 years experience, Flores has distinguished himself as a strong...

Bison Gear & Engineering Announces Skilled Workforce Initiative

June 1, 2007
Bison Gear—a manufacturing company with 220 employees—is working with colleagues to implement a solution which remedies the shortage of qualified entry-level workers in manufacturing. Manufacturing leaders, educational institutions, and economic and workplace organizations have come...

New Online Video Provides Snapshot of FMA

June 1, 2007
The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), has developed a three-minute online informational video that highlights the association’s mission and member benefits. “In today’s visual world, oftentimes seeing is believing,” says Gerald Shankel,...

United Gear & Assembly Names New Director of Sales and Marketing

June 1, 2007
Paul Kaufer joined the United Gear & Assembly (UGA) staff in early 2007 as director of sales and marketing. He brings with him strong big business know-how, excellent communications skills, and the ability to plan, lead, and execute strategies for growth. Kaufer has held top positions with Toro...

KAPP Group Shows the KX300P Machine at the Gear Expo 2007

June 1, 2007
Gear grinding center featuring two grnding processes, two tool concepts, on board balancing and gear inspection, will showcase at the Gear Expo 2007. The KAPP KX300P gear grinding center, with its full range of flexibility including the ability to dress wide ranges of gears without changing...

New Rockwell Hardness Tester from Newage Testing Instruments

June 1, 2007
Newage Testing Instruments, Inc., has developed a new Rockwell hardness tester for automatically performing hardness traverse sequences on larger and unmounted test samples with reduced labor costs and operator influence. A major advantage of the Rockwell test compared to other test methods is that...

Gear Motions Names Executive Vice President

May 1, 2007
Sam Haines, president of the Gear Motions Companies—Oliver Gear in Buffalo and Nixon Gear in Syracuse, New York—announces the appointment of Barbara Stone to the position of executive vice president of Gear Motions, Inc. Haines says Stone’s extensive manufacturing and financial...

Schiess Brighton, CITIC Partner on Huge Gear Hobbing Machine

May 1, 2007
Schiess Brighton GmbH—the newly formed company that specializes in the design and construction of very large vertical lathes, horizontal boring mills, and gantry mills—has concluded an agreement with CITIC Heavy Machinery Corp. to design and build a gear hobber that will produce gears...

Haas Automation Asia Opens New Facility in Shanghai

May 1, 2007
Haas Automation Asia is pleased to announce the official opening of its brand-new 72,300-square-foot China Headquarters and showroom in Shanghai. The move comes just three years after the company first opened its Asian operations in the city’s Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone. In that time...

AMT Partners with Ethnometrics to Measure Purchase Experience at IMTS 2008

May 1, 2007
The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) announces its partnership with Ethnometrics to measure the “purchase experience” at IMTS 2008 in September 2008. IMTS is the largest show to apply this type of research to the trade show experience. “Purchase experience”...

Philadelphia Gear Offers Continuous Oil Rescue Equipment in Two Sizes

May 1, 2007
Officials of Philadelphia Gear Corporation have announced the availability of two versions of the company’s proprietary CORE, or Continuous Oil Rescue Equipment. Launched as an alternative to traditional barrier filtration techniques, the CORE models filter metallic particles as small as one...

Cincinnati Incorporated Opens Dedicated facility for PM Press Reconditioning

May 1, 2007
Cincinnati Incorporated has opened a dedicated facility offering PM press reconditioning for all Cincinnati® PM equipment. The new 38,000 square-foot facility features deep pits and 50-ton cranes to handle even the biggest jobs. A well-organized, documented process developed by Cincinnati...

New AC Motor Capabilities Brochure from Bison Gear

May 1, 2007
Made in the U.S.A., and custom designed for industrial and commercial duty OEM applications, Bison Gear & Engineering Corp.’s new line of AC motors is detailed in an informative, six-page capabilities brochure. The brochure includes outline drawings for three versions each of the new 34...

New Test System from Optimol Instruments

May 1, 2007
Optimol Instruments has introduced the newest generation of the SRV test, the SRV® 4 test system. This leading system platform offers dual motion by integrating oscillation and rotation movement into one instrument for evaluating friction and wear. Even the most complex tribologic environment...

Catalog Details BIG Kaiser's™ Unilock Clamping System

May 1, 2007
Specifications for the Unilock Clamping System are now available in a 24-page color catalog from BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling, Inc. The catalog details how Unilock can help reduce set up time and part processing time. Unilock’s simple clamping concept provides a comprehensive system to...

ABLE Machine Tool Sales Tech Center Grand Opening

May 1, 2007
ABLE Machine Tool Sales will be holding an Open House at its newly expanded Tech Center and showroom on Tuesday, May 22, through Thursday, May 24, 2007. ABLE’s expanded facility includes a new, fully equipped showroom and demonstration area, as well as an integration bay for machine...

Mahr Federal To Feature New Pocket Surf PS1 At EASTEC 2007

April 1, 2007
As part of its array of dimensional gaging products and metrology systems, Mahr Federal will feature its new Pocket Surf® PS1 portable surface finish gage at the EASTEC 2007 Exposition presented by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers May 22-24, 2007, at the Eastern State Exposition in West...

Conicity Technologies Named NCDMM Alliance Partner

April 1, 2007
Conicity Technologies, LLC, the leader in cutting edge preparation technology, has been named an alliance partner of the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM). According to NCDMM’s Alliance Partner Charter, “The objective of NCDMM is to support the Department...

Drake Ships Next-Generation Gear Grinder on Linear Motor Platform

April 1, 2007
Drake Manufacturing announces that it is ready to ship serial number one of a newly designed range of four-axis linear motor profile gear Grinders. The GS:G2-LM 200 was tooled to produce master gears. The GS:G2-LM gear grinders are currently available in two sizes: a smaller model handles workpiece...

Sunnen SV-1005 CDC Honing System now Air-Gage Equipped

April 1, 2007
Sunnen’s SV-1005 series vertical CNC honing system is now available with an integrated air gaging system to provide closed-loop control of tool size, along with downloadable SPC data. Matched with Sunnen's diamond-plated CGT Krossgrinding® tools or MMT TurboHone® multi-stone mandrel,...

Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers to Meet in May

April 1, 2007
The 2007 Annual Meeting of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, to be held on May 6-10, 2007, in the Philadelphia Marriott (downtown), will offer:• Ten education courses on basic to advanced lubrication topics • Over 400 technical sessions, from practical applications to...

Sharq Introduces New Gearmotor

April 1, 2007
Designed as direct drop-in replacements for many high volume OEM applications, the new Sharq 207 series parallel shaft gearmotors are the first in a family of 11 new gearmotor designs being introduced in 2007. American made and powered by 1/20 horsepower, UL and CSA recognized AC motors, the four...

Kapp Group to Show KX300P at Gear Expo 2007

April 1, 2007
The Kapp KX300P gear grinding center—with its full range of flexibility, including the ability to dress wide ranges of gears without changing dressing disks and (optional) ring-loader automation—will be displayed at Gear Expo in Detroit October 16-19, 2007. The KX300P offers both...

Gleason Acquires LeCount Assets

April 1, 2007
Gleason Corporation announces that it has acquired the assets and business of LeCount, Inc., of White River Junction, Vermont; a leading producer of expanding mandrels and other workholding equipment for inspection and machining applications including grinding, sharpening, and polishing....

OC Oerlikon Purchases Fairfield Parent Company Saurer AG

April 1, 2007
Fairfield Manufacturing Company, Inc.—headquartered in Lafayette, Indiana—announces that its parent company, Saurer AG of Switzerland, has been acquired by the OC Oerlikon Corporation AG of Pfäffikon, Switzerland. OC Oerlikon finalized the stock purchase and acquisition of Saurer...

Gleason Corporation News

March 1, 2007
Gleason’s latest addition to its line of advanced, highly productive grinding machines is the 300TWG Threaded Wheel Grinding Machine, designed to deliver the industry’s fastest floor-to-floor times for grinding of cylindrical gears up with a diameter up to 300mm. The new 300TWG uses...

Bison Gear Appoints New President

March 1, 2007
Bison Gear & Engineering Corp., a leading manufacturer of fractional horsepower gearmotors and electric motors, has announced the appointment of Martin Swarbrick as president and chief operating officer. Most recently Swarbrick was vice president and director of business excellence for...

New Tool Presetting Systems from BIG Kaiser

March 1, 2007
BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling, Inc., introduces the new STP-35 Basic and STP-35 EzVision System. The system matches the superior accuracy and T.I.R. of the STP-34, and has an extended z-axis height to accommodate tools up to 20 inches in length. The system has display resolution of .001mm...