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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...

Paulo Adds Surface Treatment Capabilities

March 1, 2007
Paulo Products Company announces the addition of two surface treatments at its St. Louis, Missouri, facility. Paulo-St. Louis now has the capability to perform gas nitriding. Gas nitriding is carried out in a sealed retort with an ammonia atmosphere at temperatures at or near 1,000 degrees...

Bodine Announces Important Internal Promotions

March 1, 2007
Bodine Electric Company has announced important changes to its leadership team. The company has promoted Michael Gschwind to vice president of sales and marketing. Additionally, Edmund Glueck has been promoted to marketing and product development manager, and Terry Auchstetter has been promoted to...

INDEX Offers Single-Spindle CNC Bar Machine

March 1, 2007
With the new C65 CNC Single Spindle Bar Machine, INDEX continues a 90-year tradition of successful single-spindle bar automatics. The C65 can include a heavy-duty counter-spindle and Y-axis for extended machining flexibility and increased speed. According to Index, the new model offers new levels...

Ball and Roller Screw Assemblies from SKF

March 1, 2007
SKF® ball screws and roller screws are available in a variety of cost-effective types and designs to promote precise positioning in linear-actuation applications for the automotive, aerospace, injection molding, instrumentation, medical, and machine tool industries, among others. The extensive...

Tom Lang Retires from Kapp Technologies

February 1, 2007
Thomas J. Lang, vice president and general manager of Kapp Technologies for the past 15 years, retired from the company at the end of 2006 in order to pursue personal interests. Lang, who is 54, launched Kapp Technologies’ Boulder, Colorado, facility in 1991 and has been instrumental in the...

New Genesis 130TWG High Speed Threaded Wheel Grinder from Gleason

February 1, 2007
Gleason’s new Genesis™ 130TWG High Speed Threaded Wheel Grinder features a revolutionary new design that significantly reduces floor space requirements and greatly improves cycle times for the finishing of hard spur and helical gears with diameters as large as 130 mm. The 130TWG is the...

New Appointment at Reishauer

February 1, 2007
Reishauer has announced the appointment of Jeff Hocevar to the position of national sales manager for diamond and CBN tools. He previously held positions in customer service and sales engineering in the super abrasive division of the Greenlee Diamond Tool Company. He studied industrial engineering...

Makino Introduces G5 Grinder

February 1, 2007
Today’s capital equipment must be more flexible and capable than ever. With this in mind, Makino has introduced the G5 Grinder horizontal machining center, capable of grinding, drilling, boring, and milling all on the same machine. “The biggest advantage of a machine like the G5 is the...

Boeing Sets Records for Airplane Orders in 2006

February 1, 2007
The Boeing Company recorded 1,044 net commercial airplane orders during 2006, and for the second year in a row set a Boeing record for total orders in a single year. The 2006 total surpasses the previous Boeing record of 1,002 net orders in 2005. Gross orders in 2006, which exclude cancellations...

Two-Position VMC from STAMA America

February 1, 2007
STAMA America introduces System 8 Milling-Turning Centers with one (MT) or two (MT-TWIN) milling spindles and one or two turning spindle(s) for the complete machining of semi-finished and saw sections on one machining center. STAMA has merged its TWIN-Technology with its Milling-Turning Technology,...

New Fullcut Mill FCR Type from BIG Kaiser

February 1, 2007
BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling, Inc., introduces Fullcut Mill FCR Type, a new indexable insert endmill that tests conclude has five times greater DOC capability and lower cutting resistance than three competitor’s tools. The new FCR’s geometry expands capabilities in multi-functional...

GEARCALC Software Officially Release

February 1, 2007
Download a free demo copy to see for yourself. [www.gearcalc.com] GEARCALC is a software for sizing and rating cylindrical gears, which is intuitive and simple to use, yet very powerful in it’s application. Three parts offer sophisticated algorithms to the engineer to successfully accomplish...

New Light Metal Parts Machining Concept from Alfing

January 1, 2007
Alfing introduces its new AL-series multi-spindle five-axis machining center concept designed especially for machining complex, light metal parts in medium to high volumes. The AL 204 is the leading machine in the series, with four individually driven box spindles arranged for HSK 63 tooling with...

Makino Introduces V99 and V99L High-speed Vertical Machining Centers

January 1, 2007
Makino’s V99 and V99L vertical machining centers (VMC) are engineered to provide superb accuracy and high-speed performance previously unobtainable with large die/mold milling machines. These capabilities of the V99 and V99L help eliminate or reduce benchwork and post-production polishing on...

Charles S. Fischer Appointed VP of the AGMAs Technical Division

January 1, 2007
The American Gear Manufacturers Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Charles S. Fischer as vice president of the association’s Technical Division, effective March 1, 2007. Fischer joined the AGMA in 1994 after 19 years at Philadelphia Gear. As a senior engineer and assistant...

Leading Gear Rating Software Providers Join Forces

January 1, 2007
KISSsoft AG, the Swiss specialist in gear calculation software, and GEARTECH Software of the United States are pleased to announce the introduction of a new and updated version of GEARCALC, a user friendly gear design program originally released in 1986. GEARTECH Software has been providing rating...

ANCA Appoints Riddiford President

January 1, 2007
ANCA has appointed Russell Riddiford president of ANCA, Inc., the North American subsidiary of ANCA Pty Ltd, an Australian company headquartered in Melbourne, Victoria, that is a leading global designer and builder of high precision CNC grinding machines and software. The move was confirmed by the...

Special Announcement: AGMA Recruiting VP, Technical Division

December 1, 2006
The AGMA’s current Technical Division vice president will be retiring soon, and the association is accepting applications for the replacement. This position is the senior technical employee of the association and reports to the president. He/She is responsible for the management and operation...

Star Cutter Announces Acquisition of Northern Tool Sales & Service

December 1, 2006
Star Cutter Company has announced the acquisition by stock purchase of Northern Tool Sales & Service (NTSS) of Warren, Michigan, effective October 31, 2006. Northern Tool Sales & Service is a design and build manufacturer of innovative tooling concepts for special drills, reamers, step...

Advent Tool Introduces Indexable Involute Spline Milling Solution

December 1, 2006
After several years of in-house development, Advent Tool & Manufacturing has perfected a unique indexable form milling platform suitable for involute splines, spur gears, “V” shaped gears and various rack forms, among other applications. Utilizing their proven and patented standard...

Precision Grinding from Accura Technics

December 1, 2006
Accura Technics, Inc., announces advancements in precision grinding applicable to aerospace, automotive, bearing, and optics manufacturing. In capability tests, Accura’s Model 1210G CNC grinder produced .000010” (0.25 micron) roundness in ball bearing outer races and .000006”...

Paulo-St. Louis Upgrades to ISO/TS 16949:2002

December 1, 2006
The St. Louis, Missouri, facility of Paulo Products Company has successfully passed the upgrade audit and has been awarded accreditation to ISO/TS 16949:2002. Created by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF), ISO/TS 16949:2002 represents the technical standard requirements of the major...

SKF Acquires Precision Balancing & Analyzing

December 1, 2006
SKF USA, Inc., which is based in Kulpsville, Pennsylvania, has acquired Precision Balancing & Analyzing (PB&A), a spindle repair and upgrade company located in Mentor, Ohio. PB&A has annual sales of $7 million, 40 employees, and an additional facility in Atlanta, Georgia. The...

ExxonMobil Launches High-Performance Neat Cutting and Grinding Fluid Series

December 1, 2006
ExxonMobil has announced the introduction of Mobilmet® 760, a new active, neat cutting and grinding fluid series. Formulated with first-rate base oils and high-performance additives, the Mobilmet 760 series are the ideal lubricants for cutting stainless steel, titanium, nickel alloys, and tool...

Revelations Software from Bryant Grinder

December 1, 2006
Bryant® Grinder, a division of Vermont Machine Tool®, has released Revelations® software, a Microsoft Windows-based CNC control software that revolutionizes programming methods for machine tool operations and programming, making them more efficient, more flexible, and easier to operate....

Philadelphia Gear Offers One-Stop Shopping For Onsite Overhauls

December 1, 2006
Philadelphia Gear announces its new Onsite Technical Services (OTS) group, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As a complete onsite solution to gearbox-related issues, OTS allows U.S. consumers to significantly cut downtime caused by gear and transmission repairs. Removal, reinstallation,...

IMTS 2006 Attendance Surpasses 91,000

December 1, 2006
The Association For Manufacturing Technology has announced that IMTS 2006 completed an excellent eight-day event in Chicago. More than 91,000 attendees poured into the 26th machine tools exposition at Chicago’s McCormick Place September 6-13, 2006 from over 40 countries to explore innovative...

Methods to Distribute Hwacheon Machine Tools

December 1, 2006
Methods Machine Tools, Inc., is now authorized to distribute Hwacheon CNC machine tools, including vertical machining centers, turning centers, and vertical lathes, through its direct sales offices in the United States and Canada. The marketing partnership between Methods and Hwacheon Machinery...

New Vertical Machining Center from Fadal

December 1, 2006
Fadal Machining Centers has introduced a CNC vertical machining center designed for die/mold makers and parts producers who need a full-featured machine with low operating costs, but have minimal capital investment dollars to spend on it. The new Fadal 2216FX addresses critically-needed elements of...

Curtiss-Wright Awarded Contract for Future Combat System

December 1, 2006
Curtiss-Wright Corporation has announced that it has been awarded a contract from General Dynamics Land Systems. Curtiss-Wright will be the prime contractor and will share the work equally with teaming partner MOOG, Inc., to provide the Servo Motor Controllers (SMC) for the Future Combat System...

Kapp Technologies Names New Vice President of Sales

October 1, 2006
Bill Miller will oversee the sales and marketing departments as vice president of sales for the North American operations of the Kapp Group at Kapp Technologies in Boulder, Colorado, as of September 1, 2006. Miller, 51, worked from 1981 to 1995 with American Pfauter and was involved in the...

R.P. Revives Gould & Eberhardt Line

October 1, 2006
As the result of a recent order, R.P. Machine Enterprises, Inc.—which purchased Gould & Eberhardt in 2005—is pleased to announce that new G&E machines are entering the gear-manufacturing marketplace for the first time in six years. Three hobber/gashers have been ordered by a...

Philadelphia Gear Releases New White Paper on Acoustics

October 1, 2006
Officials of Philadelphia Gear announce the availability of a new white paper titled “Acoustic Properties of Industrial Machinery: Design techniques to minimize gear drive radiated noise.” The document is written to help manufacturers manage equipment-generated noise in the workplace....

Congressman Visits Cincinnati Machine

October 1, 2006
Cincinnati Machine recently hosted Congressman Geoff Davis at its Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Hebron, Kentucky. The purpose of the visit was to provide a manufacturing technology update and global industry overview. Cincinnati Machine—a pioneer and long time industry leader in...

Chick Announces Product Sponsorship of Richard Childress Racing

October 1, 2006
Chick Workholding Solutions has announced their product sponsorship of the Richard Childress Racing team. Chick and RCR joined together as teammates in their shared pursuit of speed, efficiency, and innovation. RCR holds an undisputed NASCAR legacy, and it continues this tradition by making quality...

Omegasonics Introduces Omega Pro X2

October 1, 2006
In a recent press release Omegasonics introduced the Omega Pro X2, a portable two-stage ultrasonic cleaning system. The new dual-stage washers are designed for customer applications demanding an immediate hot water rinse. The multi-stage console cleans a wide variety of precision parts and...