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Boeing Announces Aviall Acquisition

July 1, 2006
The Boeing Company and Aviall, Inc., announce that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Boeing’s acquisition of Aviall in an all-cash merger for $48 per share, or $1.7 billion. Boeing will also assume approximately $350 million of net debt as part of the transaction. Aviall is...

China International Machine Components Industry Exhibition Set for Shanghai

July 1, 2006
From September 25-28, 2006, at the Shanghai International Exhibition Centre, the world of machine components will come together at Machine Components 2006; the trade fair for the entire spectrum of the industry. Under the canopy of Machine Components 2006 will also be two special events: namely...

New Genesis 130SV Shaving Machine from Gleason

June 1, 2006
Gleason’s new Genesis™ 130SV CNC Shaving Machine features a revolutionary new design that significantly reduces floor space requirements and greatly improves cycle times for the finishing of soft spur and helical gears with diameters as large as 130 mm. The 130SV Shaving Machine is the...

Drake's New MINI Thread Grinder Targets Small Parts Makers

June 1, 2006
With a work envelope of just 100mm x100mm, Drake’s new GS:TE-MINI Thread Grinder is aimed at higher volume, precision threaded parts manufacturers in the cutting tool, automotive, aerospace, and medical equipment industries. A recently shipped MINI with a Drake fast-cycling autoloader was...

KAPP Group to Showcase New Machines, Tools at IMTS 2006

June 1, 2006
The KAPP Group will highlight two machines and display a variety of CBN and DIA plated tools at this year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) September 6-13 in Chicago. The KAPP KX300P is a compact, affordable, and versatile machine occupying only 65 ft2 of floor space. It...

Briney to Demo Shrink-fit Toolholding System at Eastec

May 1, 2006
At Eastec Booth 3000, Briney Tooling Systems will demonstrate the capabilities of the powerful, affordable tabletop induction heating unit designed to shrink-fit H-6 tolerance high speed steel and carbide cutting tools from .125-1.00 in. (3 mm-25mm) diameter into V-flange and HSK Shrinker tool...

BIG Kaiser to Showcase Newest Precision Tooling at Eastec

May 1, 2006
BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling, Inc., will showcase a number of tooling product lines at Eastec 2006. Visit BIG Kaiser at Booth #3033 to find out what is new from Kaiser, BIG Daishowa, Speroni, Unilock, Sphinx, and more. At the show—to be held May 23-25 in West Springfield,...

New Digimatic Indicators from Mitutoyo

May 1, 2006
Mitutoyo America Corporation announces availability of two new Digimatic Indicators. Both the ID-N Slim Type and the ID-B Back Plunger Digimatic indicators are IP66-rated and set new world standards for performance in applications that require taking accurate digital indicator readings in harsh...

Toyoda Presents New Vertical Pallet Pool at Eastec

May 1, 2006
Toyoda Machinery will showcase a new pallet storage system at Eastec. The compact Vertical Pallet Pool (VPP) is an economical option for expanding storage and automating production on one machining center. It will be shown with an FH450S horizontal machining center. Also on display will be...

Weiler Offers New Abrasive Nylon Disc Brush for In-Machine Deburring

May 1, 2006
Weiler Corporation—the leading manufacturer of power and abrasive nylon brushes for the manufacturing industry—now offers the Burr-Rx™ line of abrasive nylon disc brushes specifically designed for in-machine deburring applications. These brushes can be implemented into CNC...

Free Shrink-Fit Unit Offer from LMT-Fette

April 1, 2006
LMT-Fette, Inc., is rewarding its frequent tooling and toolholder customers with the opportunity to receive a new Induction Shrink-Fit Unit free. For a 24-month period, customers can apply 5 percent of their LMT tooling and toolholder purchases toward the cost of a new Shrink-Fit Unit. During that...

New Genesis 130H CNC Vertical Hobbing Machine from Gleason

April 1, 2006
Gleason's new GenesisTM 130H CNC Vertical Hobbing Machine features a revolutionary new design that optimizes dry machining, significantly reduces floor space requirements, and greatly improves cycle times. The 130H Hobber is the first in a new family of gear production equipment from Gleason...

New Holding Concepts from Hydra-Lock

April 1, 2006
Conform-A-Chucks and Conform-A-Arbors are a revolutionary new concept in holding devices. Hydra-Lock Corporation has extended the practical use of hydraulically expanded chucks and arbors into applications previously considered beyond the limits of this proven holding system. Conceived, developed,...

New Five-Axis Rotary Table from Makino

April 1, 2006
The dynamic 1-Series horizontal machining centers (HMCs) from Makino are now available with a five-axis rotary table (5XR) designated option. This 5XR option is ideal for manufacturing applications that require maximum throughput and reliability. The versatile 5XR control specification is...

Drake Introduces Larger Capacity Universal Thread Grinder

April 1, 2006
Since its introduction at IMTS 2004, Drake's GS:T-LM Linear Motor thread grinders have been configured to grind external threads up to 150mm diameter. Now a larger universal version, the GS:T-LM2, is available with a work envelope of 350mm diameter with lengths up to 2 meters. It can be equipped...

BIG Kaiser Offers New Integral Shank Boring Heads

April 1, 2006
BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling, Inc., introduces a new integral-shank design for the popular EW2-50XL precision boring head. The new boring heads will be available for CAT40, BT40, HSK-A63, and Capto C6 size spindles and provide a shorter tool than the modular shank/boring head combination. In the...

IMTS 2008 Shifts to New Time Schedule

April 1, 2006
The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) has announced that beginning in 2008 it will adjust the schedule of IMTS--the International Manufacturing Technology Show--held every even numbered year in Chicago. IMTS 2008 will become a six-day event, opening Monday, September 8, and running...

English Seminar in Switzerland by KISSsoft

April 1, 2006
Seminars to be held May 8-11 in Rapperswil, near Zurich, will be of great relevance to every person interested in machine design and calculations using KISSsoft, as well as for clients who have recently started to use KISSsoft. The gear calculation seminar is extended over two days, and Dr....

Fairfield Manufacturing Purchased by Saurer AG

March 1, 2006
Fairfield Manufacturing Company, Inc., announces that it has been purchased by Saurer AG. Based in Switzerland, Saurer is a global leader in textile machinery and power transmission solutions with over $1.8 billion in annual revenues and 8,800 employees worldwide. Fairfield will become part of...

New "Intelligent Can" for Smart Fluid Delivery

March 1, 2006
Institution Solutions, Inc., has been chosen as the exclusive distributor of iCanÅ brand industrial fluid containers for North America. iCan is a family of fully sealing, heavy duty plastic containers that offer users a better way to store, identify, and dispense industrial fluids....

AGMA Regional Gear School Dates

March 1, 2006
The AGMA School for Gear Manufacturing Technologyãpresented by the Gear Consulting Group of Richland, Michigan will be hosted by SU America at their Hoffman Estates, Illinois, facility June 5-7 and will be hosted by Liebherr America at their Saline, Michigan, facility August 7-9. The three...

Philadelphia Gear Announces Promotion

March 1, 2006
Philadelphia Gear Corporation, a full-service provider of gearing and power transmission solutions, announces the promotion of Nels Mitchel to general manager for the company's Midwest Regional Service Center. As GM, Mitchel oversees activities at Philadelphia Gear's Mokena, Illinois, facility,...

New Secondary Deburring Model from OTEC

March 1, 2006
To meet stringent industry demands for smooth surfaces of workpieces subject to mechanical stress in miniaturized assemblies, OTEC Precision Finish, Inc., is introducing a new type of centrifugal disc finishing machine to the U.S. market. Applying tribology, the study of friction, lubrication, and...

See Toyoda's Newest Technology at Westec

March 1, 2006
Toyoda Machinery is gearing up for Westec. The booth will showcase the newest machines and latest technology in grinding and horizontal machining. Products on display will include Toyoda's GE4 and SelectG grinders and FH550S horizontal machining center. SelectG is an economical universal grinder...

Briney Introduces Special Toolholders at Westec

March 1, 2006
CNC tool holders with customer-specific features or details to meet a growing need for special toolholders will be introduced at Westec Booth 2245. Briney special tools can incorporate such special details as unusual gauge lengths, pilot diameters, ID diameters, taper styles, and other nonstandard...

Loctite Adhesive for Bonding Galvanized Steel and Other Substrates

February 1, 2006
Henkel Corporation has introduced LoctiteÆ H8600TM SpeedbonderTM, a structural adhesive designed for superior bond strength on difficult to bond galvanized steel. The product also offers excellent results bonding steel, aluminum, stainless steel, polycarbonate, fiber reinforced plastic (FRP)...

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...