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Mitsui Seiki to Demo New 5X VMC at WESTEC 2006

February 1, 2006
Mitsui Seiki is showing its newest, precise, five-axis vertical CNC machining center at WESTEC 2006, March 27-30 in Los Angeles, in North-South Machinery's booth 3532. Specifications of the "Vertex 550-5X" include a compact footprint of about 7 feet wide by 11 feet long (2,000 mm x 3,300...

ANCA Announces New Office in Brasil

February 1, 2006
Effective November 2005 ANCA do Brasil, Sorocaba, Brasil--a branch of ANCA USA--provides factory sales and service in South America for all ANCA tool and cutter grinding machines and accessories, according to Russell Riddiford, ANCA vice president. The new branch will include a machine...

Philadelphia Gear's Houston Facility Completes ISO-9002 Certification

February 1, 2006
Philadelphia Gear announces the completion of ISO-9002 (2000 Standard) certification of its new Houston Gulf Coast Regional Service Center's quality management systems standards. In the past 18 months, all five of PGC's regional service centers throughout the country have undergone NQA audits,...

FKI Logistex EASY pick GoKart Improves Accuracy and Efficiency

February 1, 2006
FKI Logistex®, a global leader in integrated material handling solutions, introduces the EASYpick® GoKartTM mobile picking cart. The GoKart provides an ideal solution for the long and unproductive walks necessary to pick low-velocity items from distant break-pack picking areas. EASYpick...

2006 Fastening Technology and Bolted Joint Design Seminar Dates Announced

February 1, 2006
Seminars For Engineers USA, a division of Sensor Products LLC USA, announces in association with Clemson Edupro, Inc., its 2006 Fastening Technology and Bolted Joint Design seminar schedule. Focusing on proper tightening methods, selecting optimal fasteners for design, calculating safety factors...

New CoolantLoop Model from SmartSkim

February 1, 2006
Universal Separators, Inc., introduces a new model of its highly successful CoolantLoopTM coolant recycling system for small machine shops and cellular manufacturing. The CoolantLoop is a proven fluid management process for plants with individual coolant sumps. Incorporating the award-winning,...

Sunnen Introduces New SV-10 Vertical Honing Machine

January 1, 2006
Sunnen's new SV-10 vertical honing machine combines the latest technology with the consistency and dependability of Sunnen's legendary CV-616. With two motors--one for the spindle and one for the stroker--the SV-10 has the capability to run traditional tools, as well as Sunnen's new DH-series...

Sigma Pool Concentrating Cylindrical Gear Grinding Activities

January 1, 2006
In order to secure market leadership and extend the quality of the OPAL/SIGMA OPAL series, the Sigma Pool partners have decided to merge all activities in the field of cylindrical gear grinding under the auspices of Liebherr-Verzahntechnik GmbH in Kempten, Germany. For many years Liebherr...

Philadelphia Gear Opens New Regional Facility in Houston, Announces Appointment

January 1, 2006
Philadelphia Gear Corporation, a full-service provider of gearing and power transmission solutions, has announced the opening of its new Gulf Coast Regional Service Center in Houston, Texas. Philadelphia Gear had served the U.S. Gulf Coast for over 20 years from its original Houston location. The...

Makino Holds Die/Mold Technology Expo

January 1, 2006
The "Built for Die/Mold" Technology Expo held at the Makino Die/Mold Technologies Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan, was a huge success. Over 450 people were in attendance from October 4-6, 2005. The Expo brought together various leaders of the die/mold industry under one roof to address...

Dynamic Five-Axis Fixture Offset by Mitsui Seiki

January 1, 2006
Mitsui Seiki USA announces the availability of an advanced dynamic five-axis fixture offset function on its Fanuc controlled five-axis CNC machining centers. This feature allows tremendous versatility and reduced part changeover for high precision four- and five-axis simultaneous machining, in...

BIG Kaiser Introduces Sphinx Quadro Plus Drill Line Addition

January 1, 2006
BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling, Inc., introduces the newest addition to its high-performance Sphinx Quadro Plus drill line. With its specially-designed point geometry, Quadro 15 PLUS is ideal for cutting steel, cast iron, and other non-ferrous materials. The sophisticated engineering behind the...

Curtiss-Wright Receives F-35 JSF Contracts

January 1, 2006
Curtiss-Wright Corporation--through its Motion Control segment, Curtiss Wright Controls Inc.--has received contracts from Lockheed Martin Corporation for the Joint Strike Fighter program with an initial value of $2.2 million for the System Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase and a potential...

Industry Week's SMART/MFG 2005 Conference Visits Bison

January 1, 2006
Industry Week's SMART\MFG 2005 three day conference kicked off with an on-site tour of Bison Gear and Engineering. Hosted by Senior Vice President of Operations George Thomas, over 30 manufacturing colleagues were given an in depth behind the scenes look at Bison's proven plant strategies and lean...

Shop Air Conservation System Available from Edmunds

December 1, 2005
With rising utility costs, many manufacturers are seeking ways to cut energy consumption, which includes the use of compressed air. To conserve this particular glutton of energy use, Edmunds Gages has developed Auto-AirT, an automatic air valve that switches on and off during air gaging...

January Software Training Class by KISSsoft

December 1, 2005
KISSsoft, USA, LLC, has scheduled a KISSsoft Software Training class to be held January 10-11, 2006, at the MicroTek Oakbrook Training Facility in Downers Grove, Illinois. The price for this two-day training class will be $1,250 per person. Each person will be supplied with a computer and training...

Boeing, Ford, and Northwestern University to Launch Technology R&D Alliance

December 1, 2005
The Boeing Company, Ford Motor Company, and Northwestern University have announced their intent to form an alliance to conduct nanotechnology research on projects of mutual interest and potential benefit to the companies' current and future products. The agreement was announced at the dedication...

Tusk Introduces Teflon and Ceramic Plane Bearings for Food and Pharma Processing

December 1, 2005
Tusk Direct, Inc., has introduced a new line of ceramic- and Teflon-lined plane bearings designed as drop-in replacements for ball bearings in linear motion applications in harsh environments and to meet the special requirements of the food and pharmaceutical processing industries. They are...

Drake Announces Reciprocal Service Agreement with Saikuni of Japan

December 1, 2005
Drake Manufacturing has reached an agreement with Saikuni Manufacturing of Japan to service its line of rack milling machines in the United States. Saikuni will provide field service in Japan for Drake's new line of linear motor thread grinders. Saikuni has machine installations in several U.S....

Inductoheat Announces INDUCTOFORGE(TM) System

December 1, 2005
The Inductotherm Group's Forging Team (Alpha 1, IHS, Newelco, and Radyne) has developed a new concept in induction billet heating systems for forging. The INDUCTOFORGE modular design concept utilizes standard product concepts to reduce costs while at the same time providing unheard of flexibility...

Trenton Forging Completes Re-certification to ISO/TS 16949:2002

December 1, 2005
Trenton Forging Company, the first forging company to achieve QS-9000 in early 1996, has finalized re-certification to the new industry standard ISO/TS 16949:2002. Trenton Forging makes product for a wide variety of industries including automotive, truck, construction, mining, and others. TS 16949...

Onset Unveils Modular Data Logging System

November 1, 2005
Onset Computer Corporation--a world leader in battery-powered data loggers--has launched the HOBO FlexSmart logger, a new modular, reconfigurable data logging system. Designed in conjunction with Architectural Energy Corporation, a national leader in building energy efficiency products and...

New Robotic Machining Cell from Programming Plus

November 1, 2005
Programming Plus Inc. (PPI), a leading value added reseller of complex milling processes, has introduced the PPI Robotic Machining CellÅ (RMC). The RMC system is a new technology designed to revolutionize large format five-axis machining. Utilizing the speed, accuracy, and flexibility of...

Six Axis Swiss-type Turning Center from Tornos, New Distributor Named

November 1, 2005
Tornos Technologies' new DECO 20s Swiss-type machine is targeted to automotive, electronics, connector, medical, and general manufacturing companies producing parts that are moderately complex and up to 20 mm in diameter. According to the company, the DECO 20s is a "mirror image"...

MDSI Expands Customer Support

November 1, 2005
Manufacturing Data Systems, Inc., of Ann Arbor, Michigan, has a new service partner, S3SM, which is dedicated to providing installation, technical service, applications engineering, and support for MDSI controls customers. The announcement was made by Michael Tarr, MDSI global sales director. ...

New MC-15 Kine Roller from Kinefac

November 1, 2005
Kinefac Corporation introduces a new-concept vertical rolling axis, two cylindrical die thread and form rolling machine to meet the needs of the global fastener manufacturing industry. In this powerful 25 ton (214Kn) compact machine the rolling axis is fixed and the two dies move uniformly toward...

Protect People and Equipment with Horton Wire Form Products

November 1, 2005
Whether you need to protect valuable employees from potential machinery-related hazards or costly equipment from damage caused by debris, a Horton wire form product will accomplish the task, providing a shield without obstructing airflow. Horton engineering support services work with you to design...

Inductoheat Announces New Technology, Expanded Services

November 1, 2005
Inductoheat, Inc., is the world's first induction heating manufacturer to offer three distinct and separate technologies for heat treating gears: variable frequency, single frequency and, most recently, simultaneous dual frequency (SDF). Inductoheat introduces its SDF induction gear heating...

CMM-Manager Adds New Capability to Older CMMs

November 1, 2005
CMM-Manager(tm) software from Integrated Quality, Inc., upgrades the performance and productivity of older coordinate measurement machines (CMMs) by providing advanced measurement, operator interface, and programming functions normally found only on newer and more expensive CMM systems. Working...

Gear Solutions Applies for BPA Worldwide Membership

October 1, 2005
Gear Solutions magazine has applied for business publication membership in BPA Worldwide. Gear Solutions is published by Media Solutions, Inc. BPA Worldwide will track circulation for Gear Solutions based on business/distribution, demographics, and geographic coverage. The magazine will have 12...

New Coolant from T&L Specialty Company

October 1, 2005
A growing number of machine shops and industrial metalworking facilities are enjoying a more-efficient and pleasant workplace environment after introducing a new, uniquely biostable coolant into their operations. Shur CoolÆ 4055, recently developed by T&L Specialty Company, is a...

New Twin Spindle VMCs from CHIRON

October 1, 2005
The latest twin spindle VMC in CHIRON America's line-up is the DZ15WM IWW, featuring an 800mm trunnion bridge plate with a swing circle of 450mm. Other recently introduced twins include the DZ 15 KW MAGNUM IWW high speed vertical machining center with an envelope of 15.75" x 15.75" x...

New CINCOM L-720 Lathe from Marubeni Citizen-Cincom

October 1, 2005
Marubeni Citizen-Cincom, Inc., is proud to introduce CINCOM L-720, the fastest and most efficient seven-axis L20 series Swiss type lathe ever developed by Citizen. The new CINCOM L-20 series lathe must be seen to appreciate its speed and tooling flexibility. Its productivity is dramatically...

New Industrial Gear Oil Range from Shell

October 1, 2005
Shell lubricants companies have launched a revitalized range of mineral and synthetic industrial gear oils for the U.S. market. Shell Omala, Shell Omala HD, and Shell Tivela S gear oils have been specially formulated to help prolong gear life and reduce unscheduled downtime, which can help...

Boeing to Contribute $1 Million to American Red Cross for Hurricane Relief

October 1, 2005
The Boeing Company has announced that it will donate $1 million to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts and will match employee and retiree contributions to that organization through the company's Employees Community Fund. The match is dollar-for-dollar for employees and 50...

LMT-Fette Invests in U.S. Market

October 1, 2005
The Leitz Metalworking Technologies Group (LMT), one of the finest providers of high end tooling solutions and services for the metalworking industry in Europe, is taking its next step in the U.S. market. Enhanced local engineering, production, service, and new management will ensure customized,...

New Tool Measurement System from ANCA Works Inside Grinder

October 1, 2005
Users can rapidly measure the shape, profile, and outer diameter of a cutting tool while it is clamped in the grinding machine, and then compare measurements to ideal tool geometry with ANCA's new iView system. The benefit is that discrepancies can then be addressed immediately without the need to...

Gleason Celebrates 140-Year Anniversary

September 1, 2005
This year The Gleason Works celebrates its 140th anniversary. William Gleason founded the company in 1865 to manufacture a general line of metal working tools and machines, with special emphasis on engine lathes and planers. In 1874, he invented the first bevel gear planer. This development proved...

New Lynx Turning Center from Daewoo

September 1, 2005
The new Lynx 220 packs speed and power in an economical O.D. turning center. Three models are available: the 220A with a 6.5" chuck, the 220C with an 8.25" chuck, and a 220LC with an 8.25" chuck and elongated bed. All are powered by a 20 Hp motor that provides the muscle to power...

Drake Adds Auto-Load Option to its New Line of Thread Grinders

September 1, 2005
Drake's GS:TE-LM thread grinders can now be ordered with a sophisticated robot load/unload system that provides maximum throughput for high volume production of ground threads. The auto load system consists of an infeed conveyor, robot with dual grippers, and an exit conveyor. The infeed conveyor...

New Single-Spindle CNC Bar Machine from INDEX

September 1, 2005
INDEX Corporation introduces its C65 CNC Single Spindle Bar Machine, continuing a 90-year tradition of building successful single-spindle bar automatics featuring a heavy-duty counter-spindle and Y-axis for extended machining flexibility and increased speed. With optional 42mm (1 5/8 inch), or...

Sunnen SV-1000 Masters Small-Bore Honing Tasks

September 1, 2005
The SV-1000 Vertical Honing System from St. Louis-based Sunnen Products Company delivers precision honing performance to medium- to high-volume small bore applications, 3 mm to 65 mm (.120" to 2.56"). The SV-1000 features a new tool stroking system that delivers more control and higher...

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...