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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...

Boeing Selects Honeywell Engines for CSAR-X Program

October 1, 2006
The Boeing Company has selected Honeywell T55-GA-714A turbo shaft engines to power the HH-47 helicopter proposed for the U.S. Air Force Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR-X) program. “The Combat Search and Rescue program is an important initiative to flight crews and service people around the...

Bearing 2006 in Shanghai Next Month

October 1, 2006
Members of the bearing world will be heading toward the Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition Centre for Bearing 2006 on November 28 through December 1 to demonstrate their strengths and specialities to industrialists of different sectors. With an exhibition area of 35,000 square meters,...

Weiler Offers In-house Applications Lab with CNC Machining Center

October 1, 2006
Weiler Corporation—the leading manufacturer of power and abrasive nylon brushes for cleaning, finishing, and deburring applications—offers its customers an in-house application lab with CNC machining center. This service is aligned with Weiler’s “solution-providing”...

SKF Acquires Precision Balancing & Analyzing

October 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...

Conicity Offers Radial Edge Preparation for CBN Tools

September 1, 2006
Conicity Technologies, the world leader in cutting edge preparation technology, is now offering a radial edge preparation advantage for cubic boron nitride (CBN) tools. Conicity’s unique Engineered Micro-Geometry™ (EMG) process provides a superior alternative for removing defects on CBN...

Overton Gear and Klingelnberg Announce Alliance

September 1, 2006
Klingelnberg GmbH of Germany and Overton Gear and Tool Corporation of the United States have formed a strategic alliance for the manufacture and supply of high quality large spiral bevel gears for the worldwide market. Through this cooperation customers can anticipate greater availability of...

Adjustment-Free Rotary Broaching Tool Holder from Slater

September 1, 2006
Slater Tools, Inc., announces the release of a new adjustment-free rotary broaching tool holder designed for Swiss-type machines. These tools are increasingly popular due to their use in aerospace and medical applications, such as orthopedic bone screws and other micro-fastener products....

Media Solutions Announces the Launch of Gear Solutions China Magazine

September 1, 2006
Media Solutions, Inc.—publisher of Gear Solutions magazine—is poised to launch its latest offering, Gear Solutions China magazine. Sponsored by the China Gear Manufacturers Association (CGMA), the magazine will be produced quarterly and sent via e-mail directly to members at all levels...

New Display Technology at IMTS 2006

September 1, 2006
Thousands of attendees pouring into IMTS—the International Manufacturing Technology Show at Chicago’s McCormick Place September 6–13, 2006—will get a novel opportunity to explore an award-winning, interactive display. HypoSurface™, the world’s first digital...

Philadelphia Gear Introduces Continuous Oil Rescue Equipment (CORE)

September 1, 2006
Philadelphia Gear Corporation announces the availability of a new ferrous metal filtration product called CORE to aid in continuous gearbox maintenance. According to President Carl Rapp, the company has exclusive marketing rights for the new product at power plants throughout the United States. The...

NUM Software on Display at IMTS

September 1, 2006
NUM offers a family of cost-effective control systems well suited to address all aspects of gear manufacturing. Configured with a state of the art CNC, motors/drives, and user-friendly software, these ìoff the shelf solutionsî can be used in new machines or to re-control existing...

MJC Engineering to Debut SP-7260 CNC Spin Machine at IMTS

September 1, 2006
MJC Engineering and Technology, Inc.—a leading manufacturer of custom-built CNC metal spinning equipment—will exhibit its new highly advanced SP-7260 CNC spin machine at IMTS booth #B-6030. The SP-7260 features a teach-in joystick and MJC’s advanced “SpinCAD”™...

$2.6 Trillion Market for New Commercial Airplanes Projected by Boeing

September 1, 2006
Boeing forecasts a $2.6-trillion market for new commercial airplanes over the next 20 years. Strong market demand for new airplanes will lead to a world fleet with significantly improved environmental performance. These new airplanes will accommodate a forecasted 4.9-percent annual increase in...

Renishaw to Launch New CMM Scanner

September 1, 2006
Inventor of touch-trigger probing, Renishaw again revolutionizes part inspection with Renscan5™ ultra-high-speed, five-axis part scanning. Receiving national roll-out at IMTS, the new system uses breakthrough technologies to jump coordinate measuring machine (CMM) scanning speeds by 10-20...

Drake Upgrades Gear Grinders to Linear Motor Platform

September 1, 2006
Drake is expanding the linear motor drive technology, already successful on its thread grinders, to its line of GS:G2 profile gear grinders. Linear motors provide improved positioning accuracy and reliability.At IMTS booth # B-7407 visitors will be able to view a full size model of the work table...

Chick Extends Invitation to Help Design CNC Vise

September 1, 2006
Chick Workholding Solutions, Inc., a leader in workholding innovation, has officially invited the CNC machining marketplace to become a part of history in creating the future of CNC workholding. Chick plans to implement a program that allows the consumer to contribute to the design of a new CNC...

DMTG to Show Broad Product Line at IMTS

September 1, 2006
Dalian Machine Tool Group (DMTG), China’s largest machine tool builder, will introduce a broad line of productive, highly economical CNC lathes and vertical and horizontal machining centers at IMTS. DMTG machines on display will include CNC lathes designed for high rigidity, efficiency and...

DMTG Rolls Out Broad Product Line at IMTS

August 1, 2006
Dalian Machine Tool Group (DMTG) will introduce a broad line of productive, highly economical CNC lathes and vertical and horizontal machining centers at IMTS. DMTG machines on display from its rapidly growing array of products include CNC lathes designed for high rigidity, efficiency and...

New Grinding/Machining Center from INDEX

August 1, 2006
At IMTS Booth A-8358 INDEX will introduce its new V160 vertical grinding and machining center which incorporates ID/OD grinding, auto loading, and rough machining (hard turning) with automatic in-machine wheel dressing and in-process gauging, permitting the production of high precision parts...

New Products from Kinefac

August 1, 2006
Kinefac introduces its new Robo Roller flexible, quick changeover, automated production system for rolling threads, knurls, worms and other forms on bolts, shafts, and similar parts integrating a Fanuc robot with the new KinefacÆ MC-15 FI [CNC] Kine-Roller®. This enables the Robo-Roller...

Mitutoyo America Honored with Ford's 2005 World Excellence Award

August 1, 2006
Mitutoyo America Corporation announced it has received a Ford Motor Company World Excellence Award. The award was one of sixty World Excellence Awards presented to Fordís top global suppliers for their performance in 2005. Tsuyoshi Yamamura, president, Mitutoyo America Corp., accepted the...

Philadelphia Gear Names Zirkle New Turnkey Project Manager

August 1, 2006
Officials of Philadelphia Gear Corporation—a full-service provider of gearing and power transmission solutions—have announced the hiring of Charles L. Zirkle as the company’s new on-site technical services project manager. Zirkle comes to Philadelphia Gear after 34 years in...

Cylindrical Roller Bearings for Wind Turbine Gearboxes New from SKF

August 1, 2006
New SKF® high–capacity cylindrical roller bearings for wind turbine gearboxes have been uniquely engineered to promote longer gearbox service life and optimized performance. Their innovative cage design and other special features offer enhanced reliability compared with conventional...

Expanded Range of Servo Reducers from ATLANTA Drive Systems

August 1, 2006
ATLANTA Drive Systems, Inc., will introduce their expanded range of Servo Worm Reducers, now offering four levels of precision to meet any application requirements, in Booth B-6351 during IMTS 2006. Building on the popular High-Precision (HP) Servo-Worm Reducer product, Atlanta has added a High...

Alfing Introduces Light Metal Parts Machining Concept

August 1, 2006
At IMTS Booth A-8462, Alfing will premier 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...

Bore-Rx Internal Deburring Brushes from Weiler

August 1, 2006
Weiler Corporation, the leading manufacturer of power and abrasive nylon brushes for the manufacturing industry, will be exhibiting the Bore-Rx™ line of internal deburring brushes at IMTS booth #B-7226. Designed to increase productivity of in-machine deburring in CNC machining centers, the...

New Technology for Bevel and Cylindrical Gear Production from Gleason

July 1, 2006
Gleason will introduce and demonstrate several new technologies at IMTS ’06 (booth # B-6902) designed to speed throughput and take cost out of gear production. Significant among the new products on display will be: • Gleason’s new Genesis™ 130H CNC Vertical Hobbing Machine,...

Ohio State's Gear Lab to Hold Courses

July 1, 2006
Upcoming courses presented by The Ohio State University’s Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Research Laboratory include the following: • Basic Gear Noise Short Course, September 13-15, 2006 (cost: $1,450). The Basic Gear Noise Short Course has been offered for over 27 years and is considered...