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Boeing Projects China as World’s Fastest-Growing Aviation Market

January 2, 2009
The Boeing Company has detailed its 2008 Current Market Outlook (CMO) for the China region, forecasting a market for 3,710 new airplanes worth about $390 billion over the next 20 years. “China will continue to be the fastest-growing aviation center in the world, requiring 41 percent of the...

PlastiComp Hires Industry Veteran

January 2, 2009
PlastiComp™ LLC, a leading technology company in the field of reinforced polymer composites, is pleased to announce that industry veteran Jim Clark has recently taken an active role in operations. His career includes quality control and production responsibilities in the synthetic fibers and...

Drill Edge-Prep Machine from Conicity

January 2, 2009
Conicity Technologies, LLC, has developed a new technology for removing grinding defects from the edges of drills. In the past drills have commonly been prepped by hand. Conicity’s DXM-50-EZ machine with CNC technology eliminates the variability and inconsistency in off-hand...

Precision Gearing with Standard Screw from Dynamic Automation

January 2, 2009
Dynamic Automation, Inc., announces the success of innovative precision gearing that works with a standard machine screw or long-length threaded rods and adapts to rotary or linear motion applications. According to design engineers at the McClellan Air Force Base this gear solved one of their...

New Aggressive Burr-Rx Brushes from Weiler

January 2, 2009
Introducing the ultimate in high aggression, compliant deburring tools: the newly enhanced Burr-Rx™ brush. The latest addition to Weiler’s Nylox® abrasive filament product line, Burr-Rx brushes now utilize advanced filament technology, resulting in maximum aggression. The black...

Cognis Products Help Boost Wind Turbine Efficiency

January 2, 2009
Today’s wind turbines have to withstand extreme mechanical stresses under very demanding conditions, especially with the latest trend of offshore locations, where wind speeds are much greater and maintenance work is even more challenging. At this year’s Husumwind trade show Cognis...

CANopen Drives from NUM

January 2, 2009
CNC vendor NUM has added a family of single- and dual-axis CANopen drives to its range. The new drives provide economic solutions for positioning requirements on machine tools, extending NUM’s high performance CNC control range in a way that helps customers to build machinery with highly...

Excel Producing Gearbox for Navy Warship Gun System

January 2, 2009
Excel Gear, Inc., of Roscoe, Illinois, has announced its transition from the prototype to the production stage on the first order of its 36:1 ratio gearboxes, specifically designed to assist positioning of the 78-ton gun turrets utilized in the Advanced Gun System (AGS) program. BAE Systems of...

New Super Dry III Hob from Mitsubishi

January 2, 2009
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has developed a new thin-film coating technology to be applied to the surface of precision cutting tools, which greatly extend tool life at ultra-high-speed cutting at more than 200 meters per minute (m/min) without use of cutting oil. The company has...

Schafer Gear Announces Promotion

December 3, 2008
Schafer Gear has appointed Robert Doshi as operations manager of its South Bend production facility. In this role his primary responsibility will be to monitor and improve operations in the following areas: production, quality, material flow, customer relations, and human resources. He had...

Toyoda Expands VMC Line

December 3, 2008
Following the introduction of its second generation of VMCs, Toyoda Machinery is excited to announce the product line’s expansion, which includes two new larger-footprint machines. The FV Series is designed for better performance and reliability, while the longer Y- and Z-travel of the new...

Tyrolit Announces New Positions in North America

December 3, 2008
Tyrolit, Inc., announces that Chip Storie has been hired as president and CEO of the North American division. He was named as the new CEO on August 15th, 2008. A Cincinnati native, he was previously employed by Cincinnati Machine, where he served as vice president and general manager of its...

Moventas Continues Investments in Wind Gear Production

December 3, 2008
The annual wind energy market has been growing globally at a rate of roughly 30 percent. Moventas, a supplier of wind turbine gears, plans to capture an even bigger share of the market. The company aims to triple its current production capacity by the beginning of 2011. The new investment program...

PECo Names Lay new Director of Sales & Marketing

December 3, 2008
Process Equipment Company (PECo) Metrology Systems Division announces the hire of a new director of sales & marketing, Jeffrey L. Lay, who will lead the Next Dimension gear measurement systems sales efforts. “Jeff, will be a tremendous asset to PECo due to his sales experience within the...

ALMCO Joins Kleentec to Provide Finishing, Cleaning Equipment

December 3, 2008
Two companies whose high-quality product lines address the metal parts deburring, finishing, and cleaning equipment requirements of industrial users worldwide have been joined under the same corporate name: ALMCO KleenTec, Inc. The formerly independent firms carrying those names are owned by...

ABB Announces Automation & Power World '09 Conference & Exhibit.

December 3, 2008
ABB has combined its two popular North American customer conferences into one single, unique event. ABB Automation & Power World will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida, March 24-26, 2009. The new event merges the established ABB Automation World and ABB Power...

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Unveils New Gear Cutting Machines

December 3, 2008
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), unveiled two newly developed “dry-cut” type gear cutting machines at the 24th Japan International Machine Tool Fair, which took place at Tokyo Big Sight recently. The SE15A, which can process workpieces up to 150 millimeters in outside diameter,...

New Technologies at Lovejoy Sintered Solutions

December 3, 2008
Lovejoy, Inc.—the international leader in the power transmission marketplace—is pleased to announce several new advances in its Lovejoy Sintered Solutions (LSS) powder metal division. The new technologies include two new presses, a new “green machining” process, and two...

New President at Nixon Gear

December 3, 2008
Nixon Gear—a subsidiary of Gear Motions, Inc., with headquarters in Syracuse, New York—announces the appointment of Dean Burrows as its new president. Nixon Gear is an industry-leading gear manufacturer and supplier specializing in precision ground spur and helical gearing services....

Overton Gear Acquires Chicago Gear

December 3, 2008
Overton Gear Corporation is pleased to announce the purchase of Chicago Gear - D.O. James Corporation. The combination of these two companies will result in one of the largest full-service gear and gearbox suppliers in the world.Chicago Gear - D.O. James is a combination of two gear companies that...

AGMA Fall Technical Meeting 2009: Call for Papers

December 3, 2008
Planning is already underway for the 2009 Fall Technical Meeting, to be held September 13-15 in Indianapolis. The timing of next year's FTM will present a unique opportunity as it will be held in conjunction with both the AGMA Gear Expo and ASM's Heat Treating Society Conference and Exposition....

New Centrifuge Recycling System from ALMCO

October 3, 2008
A unique, self-cleaning centrifuge system that automatically separates fine particulate from water-based solutions in most metal parts deburring equipment has been developed by ALMCO and is now available from the Minnesota manufacturer. The revolutionary system, which can be purchased with new...

Boeing Recognized as NASA’s Large Business Contractor of the Year

September 29, 2008
The Boeing Company has been recognized by NASA as the Kennedy Space Center’s 2008 Large Business Contractor of the Year for providing quality service and support on the Checkout, Assembly, and Payload Processing Services (CAPPS) program. NASA said Boeing was recognized for the company's...

Schafer Gear Adds Two to Rockford Team

September 29, 2008
Schafer Gear Works has appointed Kevin Piefer as quality manager and Carl Wedig as manufacturing engineering manager. Both men will work in the Rockford production facility. One of Piefer’s primary responsibilities is the development and implementation of quality procedures to meet ISO...

IEMCA Partners with York Technical College

September 29, 2008
IEMCA recently partnered with York Technical College’s Institute of Manufacturing Productivity (IMP) in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Students are trained on state-of-the-art machining centers and other high-tech machining systems. IEMCA is providing the college with a Prodigy 551 bar feeder,...

Gas-Fired Belt Conveyor Oven from Grieve

September 29, 2008
The No. 956 is a gas-fired, 800ºF (~427ºC) belt conveyor oven from Grieve, currently used for preheating steel parts at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions measure 30”W x 108”D x 39”H. 400,000 BTU/HR are installed in a modulating natural gas burner to...

Kitamura Machining Centers Ideal for Lights-Out Manufacturing

September 29, 2008
Kitamura Machinery—the premier manufacturer of precision horizontal, vertical and five-axis machining centers—recently featured two models that incorporate flexible manufacturing systems at IMTS 2008 in Chicago. Visitors were able to view the Mycenter-HX400iF horizontal with 12-station...

Preco Names New Head of Metals Market

September 29, 2008
David Krattley has joined the team at Preco, Inc., as vice president of sales for the metals market within the laser equipment division. He is a veteran in the laser industry with over 19 years of experience in the industrial laser market. His career started at LMI—currently Preco—and...

New Regional Sales Manager at Worldwide Superabrasives

September 29, 2008
Worldwide Superabrasives, a global supplier of high quality diamond and cBN grinding products, is pleased to announce that Dan Herzog has joined the company as regional sales manager, taking responsibility for customers in the U.S. Midwest region. He brings some 40 years of experience in the...

Wasino Becomes Amada Wasino America, Inc.

September 29, 2008
Wasino Corp. USA is now Amada Wasino America, Inc. As part of the Amada Group, this change brings dynamic manufacturing resources and a high standard in customer service to the industry. “Amada Wasino will provide our customers with even more advanced technical solutions and a complete...

ZPS America Formed to Market Multispindle CNC Machines

September 29, 2008
ZPS, a company of the Milan-based TAJMAC Group, has formed a new venture, ZPS America, LLC, to support and sell directly its line of multispindle CNC machines, branded Mori-Say, in North America. Olaf Tessarzyk will be the managing partner in this company, which will be a unit of TAJMAC Group. ZPS...

New Director of Global Sales at Sunnen

September 29, 2008
Tom Dustman, a 29-year veteran of Sunnen Products Company, has been named director of global sales for the St. Louis-based leader in precision bore machining technology. Prior to this promotion he was was Sunnen’s global manager-premier accounts.Throughout his career at Sunnen Dustman has...

New FANUC RoboDrill eco VMC from Methods Machine Tools

September 29, 2008
The new heavy-duty FANUC RoboDrill eco™ vertical machining center from Methods Machine Tools offers high-speed milling, drilling, tapping, deburring, and chamfering. Named for its economical price and ecological spindle that returns energy to the machine in the intervals between cutting, the...

Rotary Fixture from KwikTurn

September 29, 2008
The KwikTurn rotary fixture is ideal for marking around cylindrical or multi-sided parts. The modular construction features a base with an adjustable headstock and tailstock. The KwikTurn is the only cylindrical attachment that can accommodate large and miniature products. A hand operated chuck...

United Stars Acquires GearTec

September 29, 2008
United Stars, Inc., announces the acquisition of GearTec, Inc., a 115 year-old company based in Willoughby, Ohio. The company began as the gear-making shop of a Cleveland manufacturer, which was later purchased by the management team and incorporated in 1997 as an independent company.GearTec...

New Gear Deburring Machine from OLS

September 29, 2008
Featuring a compact (52 in. x 47 in.) platform design, a range of interchangeable tooling options, and user-specified control and power options, the new OLS Model 1100 deburring machine from McNeil Industries offers users an exceptionally flexible, configurable solution for deburring a wide range...

New Die Forming Tools Service from U.S. Union Tool

September 29, 2008
U.S. Union Tool, Inc.—a wholly owned subsidiary of Union Tool Co, Japan, a leading manufacturer of cutting tools and equipment—announces a new range of rack and round dies for cold forming rolled parts such as worm drives, lead screws, and splines which are now becoming available in...

AGMA Presents Popular Gearbox: CSI Course

September 29, 2008
Determining the cause of a failure in a gearbox is a bit of a mystery. What caused the failure: the bearings, a gear, the lubrication, or a shaft problem? Where do you start, and how can you tell? You’ll find answers during “Gearbox CSI: Forensic Analysis of Gear & Bearing...

Forest City Gear Achieves ISO 13485 Medical Certification

September 29, 2008
Forest City Gear has announced it is one of the first gear manufacturers to successfully complete the achievement of ISO 13485, the process quality management certification for manufacturing medical devices. CEO Fred Young and President Wendy Young—along with Patrick Keeley, quality manager,...

Romi Increases C420 Combination Lathe Lineup

September 5, 2008
Romi’s new low cost C420 combination lathes can now be ordered in three different configurations. A new B-Model gives customers added flexibility in choosing the package that best suits their machining needs. The following models are available:A-Model: A2-5 Spindle; hand wheels; manual...

HH Horizontal Honing System Series from Barnes

September 5, 2008
The Barnes HH line of horizontal spindle bore-honing machines is normally used to process the cavities of rod or barrel shaped components. Considering the rigid structural box beam base design, combined with the easy-access open-face configuration, the HH series equipment is well-suited to hone...

Compact World Radio Transmission Probing System from Marposs

September 5, 2008
Marposs Corp. introduces its new Mida WRS System at IMTS 2008 booth #D-4514. WRS is the new Marposs touch probing system with radio transmission for worldwide use. The applied transmission frequency band is 2.4 GHz, permitting this single system to be used in applications in most parts of the...

New Five-Sided Machining Center from Bohle

September 5, 2008
Bohle Machine Tools, Inc., is introducing to North America the SHW UniSpeed 5 travelling column machining center at IMTS 2008 booth #A-8462. Very fast and very capable, the UniSpeed can complete many parts in a single setup with five-sided machining.A universal CNC machining center with turning...

Klüber Celebrates Anniversary, Upgrades Online Shopping Cart

September 5, 2008
Klüber Lubrication North America L.P., a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, celebrated 25 years in business in the United States and Canada this summer. Since being founded in 1982 in New Hampshire, the North American subsidiary has enjoyed steady growth year after year. ...

MAG Shows Reliable, Integratable, Scaleable Machine Control at IMTS

September 5, 2008
Goodbye to problematic disk-drives on PC-based machine tool control. Infimatic pioneers advanced solid-state design and industry’s most scaleable control architecture with the Freedom NC™200 machine control system. Clean-sheet engineering has created a control that sets new standards in...

Mahr Federal Introduces GMX 400 Universal Gear Tester

September 5, 2008
Mahr Federal has introduced a new Class 1 Universal Gear Tester that provides fast, accurate analysis for a wide range of gear and gear tool applications on gears with ODs up to 400 mm (15.75 in). Part of the Mahr Federal GMX Series, and incorporating a four-axis Power PC controller with automatic...

New Sales Manager of Forging Products at Erie Press Systems

September 5, 2008
Anders Vesterholm has been named sales manager of forge and custom hydraulic presses for Erie Press Systems. The announcement was made by Doug Currie, president of the company.Vesterholm will be responsible for domestic and international sales of application-based forging machinery and custom...

Gear Deburring Information Available from Weiler

September 5, 2008
Weiler Corporation offers a six-page technical brochure on gear deburring with power brushes. The brochure explains the importance of deburring gears in order to improve the quality and performance of power transmission components, describing brushing as an effective way to deburr gears since...

Larger INTEGRAmotor from Bodine

September 5, 2008
Bodine Electric Company announces the addition of a new 34B-frame, 24V brushless DC motor to its standard INTEGRAmotor product line. The new product combines a PWM speed control, a brushless DC motor and an optical encoder into one innovative drive solution. The 34B/FV provides 1/4 hp (187 watts)...

Combination Airflow Gas-Fired Walk-In Oven from Grieve

September 5, 2008
The Grieve No. 1000 is a gas-fired, 500ºF (~260ºC) walk-in oven specially modified for overhead crane loading at the customer’s facility in the performance of general heat processing operations. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 81”W x 14’D x 12’H. 600,000...

Frenco to be Represented at IMTS

September 5, 2008
Two years ago, Frenco—the gear and spline specialist from Altdorf, Germany—successfully took on the double flank gear rolling inspection line from Hommel-Etamic. Frenco is therefore in a position to not only maintain and calibrate Hommel double flank gear rolling testers ZWG8305 and...

New Reducer Gearbox Family from Baldor

September 5, 2008
Baldor’s new reducer gearbox family for heavy-duty material handling applications, the Dodge MagnaGear XTR, allows system builders to achieve substantial weight and space savings. Available in either parallel shaft or right angle drive configurations, all the larger sizes of the gearbox...