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New Vertical CNC Honing System from Sunnen

October 1, 2007
Sunnen’s new SV-310 vertical CNC honing system combines a wide choice of tooling options, large work envelope, and 762mm/30" stroke for bore sizing of small and medium-size gas/diesel engine blocks, large gears, air compressors, aerospace parts, refrigeration compressors, and similar...

Boeing Projects $70 Billion Market for Russia and the CIS

October 1, 2007
Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) will require 1,060 new airplanes worth about $70 billion over the next 20 years, according to The Boeing Company’s updated annual forecast for the commercial airplane market. The complete forecast, known as the "Boeing Current...

Philadelphia Gear Releases New White Paper on Cooling Tower Drives

October 1, 2007
Officials of Philadelphia Gear announce the availability of a new white paper entitled "The Cooling Tower Gear Drive Dilemma: Why Applying Commodity Products to an Engineered Solution Can Cause Premature Failure." The document, available at no cost from the company, provides insight to...

World's Largest Isothermal Forging Press Being Built

October 1, 2007
Doug Currie, president of Erie Press Systems, reports that production of the world’s largest Isothermal Forging Press is underway for Ladish Co., Inc., of Cudahy, Wisconsin. The unique design of the press, rated at 12,500 tons, will allow it to forge larger–diameter, close tolerance...

SKF Spherical Roller Bearings Accommodate Heavy Radial and Axial Loads

October 1, 2007
SKF® spherical roller bearings offer a self-aligning capability to compensate for misalignment between shaft and housing or shaft deflection without increasing friction or reducing bearing life. An optimized internal design further enables these bearings to accommodate heavy radial loads and...

Trico Streamliner Grease Dispensers Save Time and Money

October 1, 2007
Trico’s new line of Streamliner grease dispensers are cost effective and a reliable alternative to manual lubrication. These units are designed for applications where it is essential to have a precise amount of grease delivered to critical machine parts. Streamliner grease dispensers save...

Highly Configurable Single-Axis Actuators from Misumi

October 1, 2007
Misumi USA, Inc., announces the introduction of its single-axis actuators, available in 208 configured styles and a standard manufacturing time of 11 working days from receipt of order. These new actuators are compatible with most servo motors and are designed to provide precision linear motion in...

Overton Gear Unveils New Look, Web Site, Capabilities

October 1, 2007
Overton Gear Corporation has recently completed a high–tech makeover of its brand to better reflect its state–of–the–art facilities, high–tech processes, and global capabilities. The makeover includes a shortened name, a new logo, and an updated Web site. "The...

Gleason Introduces Opti™Cut Gear Cutting Tools

October 1, 2007
Gleason Corporation has announced the introduction of Opti–Cut™, a new family of cutting tools for gashing, shaping, and hobbing of gears. Employing the latest in replaceable, indexable insert technology, the new line is targeted for larger gears, particularly for the wind energy,...

Machines Available from Bourn & Koch, Star SU

October 1, 2007
Star SU is offering a pre-owned Samputensili RI372 CNC external and internal gear grinder. The high precision machine was originally delivered to a U.S. customer in 2001 for producing high precision finish ground gears. The U.S. customer is replacing it with a new grinder from Star SU. Machine...

Parlec, Inc., and Mahr GmbH Announce Partnership

October 1, 2007
Parlec, Inc., headquartered in Fairport, New York, and Mahr GmbH, which is headquartered in Göttingen, Germany, have announced a bilateral partnership agreement to market and sell each company’s tool measurement and inspection products. Products covered under the agreement are...

Disc Brushes from Weiler for In-Machine CNC Deburring

October 1, 2007
Weiler Corporation, the leading manufacturer of power and abrasive nylon brushes for the manufacturing industry, offers a line of Nylox® Disc brushes for in-machine deburring of flat parts. Easily adapted to automated equipment such as CNC machining centers, Weiler’s Nylox brushes are...

AMT Unveils IMTS 2008 Logo and Theme

October 1, 2007
AMT—The Association For Manufacturing Technology—announces a new theme and logo for IMTS 2008. The theme, "Connecting Global Technology," is meaningful as IMTS brings together the worldwide manufacturing community to showcase the latest innovative technologies in metalworking...

TRS2 Broken Tool Detection System from Renishaw

October 1, 2007
Renishaw halves the hardware and applies unique tool recognition electronics in the new, second–generation TRS2 broken tool detection system, making precise laser checking affordable and practical for all kinds of machine tools. Industry–first "one box" design combines the...

FANUC Robotics America Celebrates 25 Years

September 1, 2007
FANUC Robotics America, Inc.—the leading supplier of robotic automation in the Americas—recently celebrated its 25th anniversary during an employee event at the company’s 375,000 square-foot headquarters and Customer Technology Center in Rochester Hills, Michigan. “The...

Philadelphia Gear Extends Network of Uniform Service Centers

September 1, 2007
Officials of Philadelphia Gear Corporation have announced that its Birmingham Regional Service Center has achieved a major milestone with the installation of its 1.5 meter Höfler grinder. Birmingham is the fifth Philadelphia Gear Company site to obtain such operational gear cutting capability....

New High-Performance Gearmotor from Bodine Electric

September 1, 2007
Bodine Electric Company announced it has developed an extra-rugged line of variable speed AC inverter-duty and permanent magnet DC gearmotors, the type CG gearmotor. While some competitors build gearheads and motors of this frame-size as separate components, the CG gearhead was developed...

Drake Improves Gear Checking Ability

September 1, 2007
The challenge with manufacturing highly accurate gear and thread grinding machines is measuring the parts they produce. The grinding machines built by Drake are so accurate the parts were getting beyond the company’s ability to measure during customer run-offs. That’s when they decided...

Makino's Die Mold Expo to Feature Speakers, Demonstrations, and Exhibitors

September 1, 2007
Makino’s 2007 Die Mold Expo will be held September 25-27, 2007 at the Auburn Hills, Michigan, Tech Center. The biannual Expo has become a major event for tool, die, and mold makers interested in cutting-edge technologies and techniques to improve their competitiveness. The first day of the...

FKI Logistex Opens North American Technology & Education Center

September 1, 2007
A global leader in integrated material handling solutions, FKI Logistex® announces the grand opening of the new, multimillion-dollar FKI Logistex Technology & Education Center (TEC) in Cincinnati, Ohio. The 31,000 square-foot training and demonstration center offers FKI Logistex customers...

ALMCO Offers New Literature on End-Discharge Vibratory Machines

September 1, 2007
New literature that presents the exceptional versatility and competitive features of the company’s broad line of end-discharge vibratory machines is now available from ALMCO, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of automated equipment for metal parts deburring and finishing. The...

New Cincinnati U5-1500 from MAG

September 1, 2007
Machining of big parts joins the “Lean” revolution with a new platform of five-axis MAG Cincinnati U5 Universal Machining Centers. Five-sided/full five-axis contouring and automatic interchangeable head capability on the U5-1500 deliver faster processing to reduce WIP (work in process)...

REM Chosen as Major Aerospace Superfinishing Supplier

September 1, 2007
REM has announced that it has become a certified supplier to all of the major aerospace companies in the United States. This status has been obtained due to REM’s distinct patented ISF (Isotropic Superfinish) process. “Manufacturers of gas turbine engines, helicopters, APUs, and...

News from Inductoheat

September 1, 2007
Inductoheat, Inc., announces that it has shipped five IROSS induction line frequency systems to a leading supplier of engine crankshaft vibration dampers. These units are designed with automated walking beams for induction bonding of vibration dampers. The systems produce up to 125 pieces per hour,...

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...