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New DEFORM-HT Heat Treating Simulation Software

September 1, 2005
The new DEFORM-HT heat treating simulation software provides quantitative information on critical process and part-specific variables that has previously been unobtainable before, even with shop trials. It is the first heat treating simulation package that can fully integrate its results with...

Specialty Greases For Demanding Applications from Jet Lube

September 1, 2005
From food grade applications to high temperature kilns, a complete line of EP greases is now available from Jet Lube. These are not standard automotive grade greases. Each grease is specifically formulated to extend the service life and maintenance intervals associated with the most demanding...

Philadelphia Gear Names Swearingen General Manager, Gulf Coast and Southern Regions

September 1, 2005
A full-service provider of gearing and power transmission solutions, Philadelphia Gear Corporation announces the promotion of Boyd Swearingen to general manager for the company's Gulf Coast and Southeast regions. As GM, Swearingen will oversee activities at Philadelphia Gear's Gulf Coast and...

Gleason Acquires M&M Precision Systems

August 1, 2005
Gleason Corporation has acquired M&M Precision Systems Corporation of West Carrolton, Ohio, a global leader in gear inspection and manufacturing process control systems for gears of all types. M&M's products and services are sold worldwide and include CNC gear inspection systems, most...

LMT-Fette Introduces Inch Versions of HSC Feed End Mill

August 1, 2005
Now available in inch as well as metric sizes, LMT-Fette's HSC FeedÅ continues to offer true high feed capability in a solid carbide end mill. It is designed for roughing and semi-finishing of hardened die & mold steels. With chip loads up to .031" per tooth and cutting speeds in...

New Standard Option Panels from Danfoss

August 1, 2005
Danfoss North America Motion Controls introduces a new compact standard enclosure for 125HP through 350HP VLT Series drives. These compact enclosures provide a complete control solution in nearly any industrial, HVAC, or water and wastewater application that utilizes variable frequency drives for...

Dow Announces New Sales Manager, Streamlined Distribution Network

August 1, 2005
Mike Lewis has been named North American sales manager for ANGUS Chemical Company--a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company--and Dow Biocides, succeeding Greg Jorjorian, who retired in May. Lewis assumes the sales manager responsibilities in addition to his current role as North...

Sunite(r) Alcrona from Samputensili for Tool Harness and Performance

August 1, 2005
Aluminum chromium nitride (AlCrN) is one of the best tool coating solutions on the market today. Including chromium in coating compounds allows much higher performance to be achieved under certain conditions than when titanium-based coatings are used. Samputensili--the Bologna company which...

ExxonMobil Introduces Improved System for Dispensing and Transporting Grease

August 1, 2005
Providing industrial companies and trucking fleets with a convenient way to handle, transport, and dispose of grease, ExxonMobil has announced the introduction of its GOLD (Grease One-Way Logistics and Distribution) System. At the heart of ExxonMobil's GOLD System is the protective Fluid-Bag Flexi...

OSU GearLab Presents Basic Gear Noise Short Course

August 1, 2005
The Basic Gear Noise Short Course has been offered for over 26 years and is considered extremely valuable for gear designers and noise specialists alike who encounter gear noise and transmission design problems. Attendees will learn how to design gears to minimize the major excitations of gear...

New Sunnen HPH Honing Tools Fit High-Production Applications

August 1, 2005
Sunnen Products Company's new generation High-Production Helix (HPH) Single Stroke Honing Tools offer fast stock removal, consistent bore geometry and can be designed to economically optimize specific high-production applications. Plated diamond HPH Single Stroke Honing Tools are manufactured...

CHIRON Announces New Quick Change Fixture for Auto Wheel Drilling

July 1, 2005
The WM (Wheel Machine) series of CNC vertical machining centers from CHIRON feature a new quick-change fixture. "It's a quick four-step process," says Zip Lancaster, wheel machine specialist. "Radial clamp arms and spring-loaded pins have replaced time-consuming screws. Now...

Raycar Adds Hofler Helix 700 CNC Gear Grinder with Onboard Gear Analyzer

July 1, 2005
In a recent press release Raycar Gear & Machine announced that it has added its second Hofler CNC Gear Grinder. This Hofler Helix 700 CNC Gear Grinder, along with the company's recently purchased Hofler Helix 400 CNC Gear Grinder, allows Raycar to better serve its customers. The 700 Gear...

Bodine Announces New Inverter Duty Motors and Gearmotors

July 1, 2005
Bodine Electric Company announces the development of the new Pacesetter(tm) family of AC inverter duty motors, gearmotors, and AC variable speed controls. These products consist of all new motor and gearhead combinations for maximum output power in the smallest package. Applications for the new...

Koepfer Joins EMAG Group

July 1, 2005
In a recent press release Raycar Gear & Machine announced that it has added its second Hofler CNC Gear Grinder. This Hofler Helix 700 CNC Gear Grinder, along with the company's recently purchased Hofler Helix 400 CNC Gear Grinder, allows Raycar to better serve its customers. The 700 Gear...

ExxonMobil Introduces Improved System for Dispensing and Transporting Grease

July 1, 2005
Providing industrial companies and trucking fleets with a convenient way to handle, transport, and dispose of grease, ExxonMobil has announced the introduction of its GOLD (Grease One-Way Logistics and Distribution) System. At the heart of ExxonMobil's GOLD System is the protective Fluid-Bag Flexi...

New Sunnen HPH Honing Tools Fit High-Production Applications

July 1, 2005
Sunnen Products Company's new generation High-Production Helix (HPH) Single Stroke Honing" Tools offer fast stock removal, consistent bore geometry and can be designed to economically optimize specific high-production applications. Plated diamond HPH Single Stroke Honing Tools are...

Danfoss Provides Geared Motor Solutions for Harsh Environments

June 1, 2005
Danfoss Bauer's three-phase BS Series worm geared motors come as a standard two-stage design for improved efficiency. These robust gearmotors offer a variety of installation options, including foot or flange with single or double output shaft, shaft mounting with hollow shaft in keyed, or shrink...

New TesaStar Probes from Brown & Sharpe

June 1, 2005
TesaStarÆ Touch Trigger Probes from Brown & Sharpe Tesa feature an adjustable measuring force to prevent inadvertent triggering when a long stylus is used. Probe trigger force can be easily adjusted using the hexagonal wrench supplied with it. Clockwise rotation increases the trigger...

Bourn & Koch and Star SU Announce Agreement

June 1, 2005
Timothy E. Helle, president of Bourn & Koch, Inc., Brad Lawton, president of Star Cutter Co., and David W. Goodfellow, president of Star SU LLC have announced that a mutual agreement between Bourn & Koch and Star SU has been reached for the consolidation of sales activities of each...

New Saw Series from Cosen

June 1, 2005
Cosen Saws U.S.A. is proud to announce a new series of sawing machines to the U.S. market: the CTS Series. CTS machines are a carbide-tipped circular sawing system. The machines are available in three sizes: KD-65, KD-100, KD-150 or 2.56", 3.93", and 5.90" round capacities...

Star SU Welcomes New Gear Tool Project Engineer

June 1, 2005
Mark Ritchie has joined Star SU LLC as gear tool project engineer. He comes to Star SU from Gleason Cutting Tools, where he held a similar position during the past six years working in Rockford, Illinois. Prior to that position Ritchie worked for Atwood Mobile Products for four years. Ritchie...

New Ergo-Tranz T2 Transporter/Lift from ErgotecH

June 1, 2005
ErgotecH, Inc., has announced the introduction of the Ergo-Tranz T2 Transporter that offers smart functionality at a breakthrough price of only $2,495. The T2 is a lightweight, maneuverable, battery-powered transporter that allows an operator--regardless of their size and strength--to move and...

Inductoheat Provides Axle Shaft Hardening with VSM-95

June 1, 2005
The Inductoheat VSM-95Å vertical scanning machine is tooled up to process axle shafts. A major Midwest automotive supplier selected the VSM-95 based on the machine's rugged design and flexibility afforded with its advanced PLC based controls. The VSM-95, with options supplied, is able to...

INTEGRAmotor from Bodine

June 1, 2005
Bodine Electric Company introduces the INTEGRAmotor, which combines a Brushless DC motor and speed control into one compact package. The INTEGRAmotor is designed to reduce wiring and panel space, minimize EMI, and reduce assembly time and cost. Typical applications include office equipment,...

Memoriam: Bennie L. Boxx

May 1, 2005
We would like to extend our sympathy and best wishes to the family and friends of Bennie Boxx, founder of B&R Machine and Gear Corporation, who passed away on January 2, 2005. The following is a tribute written by the Boxx family. Bennie L. Boxx, founder of B&R Machine and Gear...

LMT-Fette Introduces New Tangential Thread Rolling Heads

May 1, 2005
LMT-Fette Tangential Thread Rolling Heads come pre-synchronized for efficient setup with no roll timing. Because symmetrical roller repositioning is performed with a central setting screw, and away from the rolling system, operators can expect a staggering 75 percent reduction in setup time. The...

New Gleason PHOENIX® II 600HC Bevel Gear Cutting Machine

May 1, 2005
Gleason's new PHOENIX® II 600HC CNC Bevel Gear Cutting Machine features a breakthrough monolithic column design that optimizes dry machining, significantly reduces floor space requirements, and greatly improves cycle times. Based on the highly successful Gleason PHOENIX® II 275HC, but...

CHIRON Series 12K VMCs Offer Fast, Accurate Precision Machining

May 1, 2005
The Series 12K vertical machining centers from CHIRON America, Inc., are designed for high performance, high productivity precision machining operations. The modular system design of the Series 12K allows it to be configured as a single spindle (FZ 12K) or dual spindle (DZ 12K) machining center....

New BobCAD-CAM V20

May 1, 2005
The new BobCAD-CAM V20 CAD-CAM system provides manufacturers with the right approach to shop floor CNC programming the easy and affordable way. Version 20 has an easy to use and understand interface, provides powerful CAD design capabilities that wouldn't be found in any other system priced in the...

Brown & Sharpe Introduces "Fastest in Class" Micro-Hite CMMs

May 1, 2005
Brown & Sharpe Inc., a Hexagon Metrology Company, has introduced a new line of its Micro-Hite 3D series (small air bearing coordinate measurement machines) equipped with TESASTAR probes and PC-DMIS software. The Micro-Hite range is a complete system solution from Hexagon Metrology, designed...

FriCSo Announces Revolutionary Friction and Wear Reduction Technology

May 1, 2005
FriCSo, Ltd., has announced a new and revolutionary technology that enables near-frictionless motion of machines, engines, transmission systems, turbines, pumps, bearings, dies, molds, and other systems. The new technology addresses extreme tribological conditions such as poor lubrication, high...

New In-Process Functional Gear Inspection Systems from M&M Precision

May 1, 2005
M&M Precision has introduced a new line of in-process inspection equipment for functional gear inspection. The systems are designed around a completely modular design concept, which allows for ease of integration to customer-specific applications. The new product family is available in three...

INDEX to Demonstrate New Equipment at PMTS Show

April 1, 2005
INDEX Corporation will demonstrate its innovative MS52 six-spindle CNC Bar/Chucker with 52mm/2-inch bar capacity and 100mm/4-inch chuck capacity machine at the Precision Machining Technology Show (PMTS) in Columbus, Ohio, May 3-5, booth #700. The machine on exhibit is configured as a chucker...

GBI Cincinnati and TechSolve Join Forces at Eastec

April 1, 2005
International machine tool distributor GBI Cincinnati and the machining part cost reduction experts TechSolve have announced that they are combining their expertise to provide a practical machining demonstration at Eastec 2005, which will be held May 24-26 in West Springfield, Massachusetts....

Sunnen SV-200 Vertical Honing System Features Precision Stroking

April 1, 2005
The SV-200 Vertical Honing System, from St. Louis-based Sunnen Products Company, features a new tool stroking system that delivers exceptional control and higher accuracy in bore size and finish. Sunnen's new stroker design for the SV-200 delivers a consistent crosshatch pattern throughout the...

Hexagon Metrology and Brown & Sharpe Announce New North American Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility

April 1, 2005
Hexagon Metrology North America and parent company Hexagon AB of Sweden have announced their recent acceptance of an offer by the state of Connecticut to support the relocation of Hexagon Metrology and Brown & Sharpe's North American headquarters to North Stonington, Connecticut. The...

New Sales Manager named at Bijur Lubrication Group

April 1, 2005
Bijur® Lubrication Group, a leading global manufacturer of centralized lubrication systems and components, has announced the appointment of Lee McGillivray as North America sales manager. McGillivray will be responsible for all sales-related functions in the United States, Canadan and Mexico...

Inductotherm Announces Personnel Changes

April 1, 2005
Inductotherm Group--headquartered in Rancocas, New Jersey--has appointed Douglas R. Brown as president of its forging division. Brown is based out of Inductoheat, Inc., the group's Madison Heights, Michigan, office. His new responsibilities include the global sales, marketing, and manufacture of...

Preco Laser Systems Makes New Appointments

April 1, 2005
Preco Laser Systems, LLC, a leader in materials processing, has named D. Mark Douglass, Ph.D., as senior applications development engineer. The expansion of Preco Laser Systems' (PLS) Laser Application's Lab further strengthens the company's ability to meet the needs of its customers. Douglass's...

Detroit Precision Hommel to Demonstrate at Quality Expo

April 1, 2005
The leader in optical shaft measurementã Detroit Precision Hommelãwill demonstrate its Opticline noncontact CNC shaft gaging system at Quality Expo, to be held April 19-21 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. The system measures form, dimensional, and...

Gleason Corporation Names New Executive Officers

March 1, 2005
In a press release dated January 17, 2005, the board of directors of Gleason Corporation announced the resignation of President and Chief Executive Officer David J. Burns, who is leaving the company to pursue other interests and opportunities. "David was a fine steward of the company as CEO....

Machine Tool Organizations Announce Rise in Sales

March 1, 2005
November U.S. machine tool consumption totaled $275.20 million, according to AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association, and AMT, the Association for Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTC program (outlined below), was up 18.3...

Boeing Announces Major Orders from Continental, Air Europa

March 1, 2005
Boeing and Continental Airlines have announced major steps in support of the airline's growth, including its plans to purchase 10 7E7 Dreamliner airplanes. The companies signed an agreement calling for delivery of the 7E7-8s beginning in 2009. The 7E7 order is valued at approximately $1.3 billion...

Briney to Show New Shrink-Fit System at WESTEC

March 1, 2005
At SME's WESTEC--April 4-7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center--Briney Tooling Systems will demonstrate the capabilities of a powerful new affordable tabletop induction heating unit designed to shrink-fit H-6 tolerance high speed steel and carbide cutting tools from .125-1.00 in. (3mm-25mm)...

Materials Science & Technology 2005 Event Announced

March 1, 2005
ASM International and four other world-class materials societies are working together to create the only event spanning the entire spectrum of materials science and engineering: Materials Science & Technology 2005 (MS&T '05). MS&T '05 will be held Sept. 25-28 at the Lawrence Convention...

DIANAMIC Announces Reishauer Distribution Agreement

March 1, 2005
Based in Troy, Michigan, DIANAMIC Abrasive Products, Inc., has been named exclusive aftermarket distributor of the diamond and cBN dressing tools and wheels manufactured by Reishauer AG. Reishauer AG has been a leading manufacturer of gear grinding machines for the past 200 years. Its diamond and...

Hollow Shaft Gearmotors from Bodine

March 1, 2005
Bodine Electric has developed a new selection of hollow shaft right angle AC, DC, and BLDC gearmotors. The hollow shaft designs optimize mountings, saving on assembly labor and reducing the number of component parts. Today engineers face mounting pressure to decrease size, component count,...

LMT-Fette Announces New Series of Single-Blade Reamers

March 1, 2005
The new SBR series of single-blade reamers from LMT-Fette features fine radial adjustment for superior hole accuracy and compensation after regrinding. The SBR features optimized two-point cutter clamping, ensuring precise support for cutting inserts and allowing for superior repeatability....

Bodine Motor Contest Marks Company's 100th Year

February 1, 2005
In celebration of Bodine Electric Company's 100th anniversary, the company has announced a contest designed to find the oldest Bodine motor or gearmotor. There are three ways to win: 1) $1,000 for the oldest Bodine product still doing its job; 2) $1,000 for the oldest Bodine product...

AGMA Announces First 2005 Gear School

February 1, 2005
The American Gear Manufacturers Association has announced its first regional gear school for 2005. The School for Gear Manufacturing Technology will be presented by Gear Consulting Group March 14-16 in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Star SU will host the course at its headquarters. The three-day...

SME Enhances Rapid Prototyping Resources

February 1, 2005
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) announces the creation of a 3D Data Capture/Reverse Engineering technical groupãone of seven in its Rapid Technologies and Additive Manufacturing Technical Community. Todd Grimm, president of T.A. Grimm & Associates, Inc., has been named...