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R.P. Machine Named Five Star Machine Tool Retrofitter by GE Fanuc Automation

July 1, 2004
GE Fanuc Automation Americas, Inc., a unit of GE Infrastructure, has announced new Machine Tool Retrofit solutions, which help machine tool users leverage existing equipment assets to cost effectively improve productivity and quality, and increase competitiveness in today's challenging business...

Mitutoyo Announces New Coolant Proof Digimatic Calipers

July 1, 2004
The new IP66-rated Coolant Proof DigimaticTM Caliper from Mitutoyo America Corporation sets a new world standard for performance in applications that require taking accurate digital caliper readings in severe manufacturing environments. The Ingress Protection (IP) rating of 66 signifies that the...

ISO Assistance from Global QA

July 1, 2004
Finally a firm of ISO professionals has come up with a package that dispels the myths and confusion that surrounds the implementation of quality systems, while at the same time saving corporations tens of thousands of dollars on gaining ISO 9001:2000, AS9100, TS16949, ISO/IEC 17025, and 14000...

Ohio State Presents Basic and Advanced Gear Noise Short Courses

July 1, 2004
The Basic Gear Noise Short Course has been offered for more than 20 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...

LeCount Honored by the Vermont International Business Council

July 1, 2004
LeCount, Inc., a White River Junction tool manufacturer, has been named Exporter of the Year by the Vermont International Business Council (VBIC), a standing committee of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. LeCount expanding mandrels and hydraulic workholding tooling are purchased by gear...

Philadelphia Gear Completes ISO 9001:2000 Recertification

July 1, 2004
Philadelphia Gear Corporation has announced the completion of ISO-9001 (2000 Standard) recertification of its quality management systems standards. "Completing ISO recertification shows our commitment to the manufacturing, calibration, and design portions of our business," says Rod...

American Stress Technologies Launches CamScan 300

July 1, 2004
In a recent press release, American Stress Technologies, Inc., announced the new CamScan 300 stand, which allows users to check the grinding or heat treatment quality of camshafts quickly and easily. Simply load the camshaft onto the stand between centers, move the sensor under the lobe, start the...

Powder Metal Conference Focuses on Technology Improvements

June 1, 2004
The program for the 2004 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials, to be held June 13-17 in Chicago, includes more than 225 technical presentations covering improvement and trends in metal powders, powder metallurgy (P/M) processes, and new products. Authors from...

Brown & Sharpe's PRIMA CMM Ideal for Large Part Inspection

June 1, 2004
The DEA PRIMA direct computer control coordinate measuring machine, available from Brown & Sharpe, is designed to provide cost-effective flexible gaging for large workpieces. PRIMA is available in five models ranging in size from 2000 mm (78.7 in.) x 1200 mm (47.2 in.) x 1600 mm (63.0 in.) to...

New 3-Axis CNC Vertical Bore Grinder from Drake

June 1, 2004
Drake Manufacturing's new Model GS:I-V Vertical Bore Grinder was developed for high production bore grinding applications with families of parts, as well as small batch processing. The machine's vertical design minimizes floor space, simplifies manual or automatic loading, and is easily integrated...

Curtiss-Wright Acquires Everlube Products

June 1, 2004
In a recent press release Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced the acquisition of selected assets of the Everlube Products Division of Morgan Advanced Ceramics, Inc., for approximately $6.4 million. Everlube Products will operate as part of the Metal Treatment segment of Curtiss-Wright...

New Service Center GM at Philadelphia Gear

June 1, 2004
Philadelphia Gear Corporation, a full-service provider of gearing and power transmission solutions, announces the promotion of Richard Chrzanowski to the position of general manager of the company's Eastern Region Service Center, which is located in New Castle, Delaware. He will oversee the...

Newelco to Ship Four Billet Heating Machines

June 1, 2004
A part of Inductoheat (Europe) and the Inductotherm Group Company, Newelco has received another order for a large billet heater from a major automotive parts manufacturer in Brazil. The 9 T/hr. billet heater heats square and round billets with sizes up to 124 mm and 110 mm, respectively. In...

Boeing Selects Two 7E7 Dreamliner Engine Partners

June 1, 2004
In a press release dated April 6, 2004, Boeing announced that it has selected two engine types, the General Electric GENX and Rolls-Royce Trent 1000, for its all-new Boeing 7E7 Dreamliner, an airplane that will provide the world's airlines with exceptional efficiency and environmental performance....

Balzers Launches BALINIT ALCRONA

May 1, 2004
A revolutionary tool coating has just opened a completely new productivity dimension in milling and hobbing operations: BALINIT® ALCRONA is the first product of the G6 coating generation developed by Balzers. So far, titanium-based coatings such as TiAlN, AlTiN or TiCN have defined the...

AGMA, ASM, GRI Address Advanced Surface Engineering for Gears

May 1, 2004
Last March ASM International, the Gear Research Institute, and the American Gear Manufacturers Association sponsored the highly successful "Symposium on Advanced Surface Engineering for Gears." The one-day event was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel near the Detroit Metro Airport and...

New Gleason-Hurth ZH 200 Gear Honing Machine

May 1, 2004
The critical finish machining of the tooth flanks of hardened gears now can be performed much more efficiently, economically, and to higher quality standards with the introduction of Gleason's new ZH 200 Gear Honing Machine, the company has announced. The new ZH 200 joins the popular and...

AGMA School for Gear Manufacturing

May 1, 2004
AGMA's Gear Manufacturing Technology Course, conducted by the Gear Consulting Group LLC, is scheduled for the Chicago area this spring. The three-day course will be hosted by Star SU at their Hoffman Estates facility June 7-8. This class is aimed at all levels of gear manufacturing personnel, from...

Brown & Sharpe Announces TESASCOPE

May 1, 2004
The TESASCOPE® optical comparator from Brown & Sharpe is designed to measure complex round parts such as gears, watch components, and fuel injector system parts in the metrology lab and on the shop floor. The TESASCOPE advanced measuring system includes horizontal or vertical fiber optic...

KAPP Offers CBN Wheels to Entire Gear and Form Grinding Industry

May 1, 2004
The first company to develop CBN-plated grinding wheels for gear and form grinding, KAPP Technologies is now offering CBN-plated wheels to be used with or without a KAPP form-grinding machine. "We are excited to be able to supply CBN-plated grinding wheels to the entire gear and form grinding...

Royal Purple Completes New Manufacturing Facility

May 1, 2004
High-performance lubricant manufacturer Royal Purple has completed construction of its new state-of-the art production facility in Porter, Texas. The 125,000 square-foot plant, located on 28 acres, was built to handle the rapidly growing demand for Royal Purple products. This new facility enables...

Royal Purple Completes New Manufacturing Facility

May 1, 2004
Bodycote Thermal Processing, Inc., is pleased to announce that their Canton, Michigan, facility has received special recognition from BorgWarner Cooling Systems Division. The Bodycote plant supplies specialist induction hardening services for various components to BorgWarner, which recently...

Mitutoyo Introduces First IP-66 Protected Digital Caliper

April 1, 2004
In a recent press release, the Mitutoyo America Corporation, of Aurora, Illinois, announced that it has introduced the world's first IP-66 rated digital caliper for use in extremely harsh environments where coolants and moisture are prevalent in the manufacturing process. The IP-66 rating is the...

Michigan Automatic Turning Lowers Spline Costs

April 1, 2004
For a number of manufacturers, Michigan Automatic Turning has been able to reduce spline manufacturing costs by converting hobbed splines into rolled splines. This process reduces the spline manufacturing time by tenfold. Rolled splines not only offer a tremendous costs savings, they are also...

Magnom Magnetic Filter Technology by Fluid Conditioning Systems

April 1, 2004
The filtering of contaminants is subject to many problems, not least consumable and environmental costs. And filtering to sub-micron level increases these costs considerably. Or, to be precise, this was the case before MagnomTM, which was designed for the grueling Formula One environment. Using...

Process Equipment Launches ND430 Next Dimension Gear Measurement System

April 1, 2004
For more than 50 years, Process Equipment Company has been designing and building special machines. The ND430 Next Dimension® Gear Measurement System is the latest development, moving Process Equipment toward its vision of "nurturing ideas that continually improve the productivity of our...

Green Unikleen by IPAX Cleanogel

April 1, 2004
Ipax is a pioneer in bringing to the industrial market environmentally safe water-based products which substitute as solvents in parts cleaning applications. Ipax is the only North American company awarded both the U.S. Green Seal and the "Enviromental Choice" Eco-Logo, which is a...

KOMET Introduces Toolholders for Precision Edge Cutting

April 1, 2004
Located in Schaumburg, Illinois, KOMET of America has introduced a series of toolholders that enable precise, eccentric adjustment of the cutting edge radii on tools with fixed insert seating. These toolholders feature KOMET's ABS® connection. Easy to adjust, these holders--by means of an...

Balzers Presents a New Generation of PVD Coatings

April 1, 2004
The first TiN coated twist drills by Balzers appeared on the market in 1980. Since then, PVD coatings contribute to the continuous performance improvement of tools in metal and plastic processing. Titanium compounds (TiN, TiCN, TiAlN, AlTiN, etc.) have almost exclusively determined industry...

AGMA Repeats Wind Turbine Seminar

April 1, 2004
Due to high demand, the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are co-hosting a repeat performance of "An Introduction to ANSI/AGMA/AWEA 6006-A03: Design and Specification of Gearboxes for Wind Turbines." While speakers are...

Kapp Technologies Launches KX300P

March 1, 2004
In a recent press release, Kapp Technologies announced the U.S. launch of its new gear grinding machine, the KX300P, which features the flexibility and versatility of two different grinding processes and two different tool concepts for each process. The KX300P was showcased in Europe at EMO Milan,...

FARO Gage Earns Euromold Gold Award

March 1, 2004
In a recent press release, FARO Technologies, Inc.--the global market-share leader in the portable coordinate measurement machine (CMM) field--announced that it has earned a prestigious European engineering honor: The Euromold Gold Award. The accolade is presented to the most innovative...

SPE Launches Online Consultants Directory

March 1, 2004
The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) has announced the launch of the SPE E&P Consultants Directory, which is a searchable database of consultants in the upstream oil and gas industry. Available at [www.spe.org/consultant], this free online service puts users in contact with individuals or...

China's Machine Components 2003 Deemed a Success

March 1, 2004
More than 750 global exhibitors and 81,000 visitors helped make Machine Components 2003 a major success. Organized jointly by the China Bearing Industry Association, the China General Machine Components Industry Association, the China National Machine Components Corp., and Business &...

Curtiss-Wright Acquires Novatronics, Inc.

March 1, 2004
The Curtiss-Wright Corporation has announced the acquisition of Novatronics, Inc. The company will operate as a business unit of Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc., a subsidiary of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. Novatronics designs and manufactures electric motors and position sensors (both linear and...

Philadelphia Gear Reorganizes Service Center Management Team

March 1, 2004
As a full-service provider of gearing and power transmission solutions, Philadelphia Gear has announced the reorganization of its service center management team to include proven service-oriented leadership in two of its regional maintenance facilities. Tony Tartaglio has been named general...

New Gleason-Pfauter P-90 Horizontal Hobbing Machine

February 1, 2004
Gleason Corporation is building on the proven performance and worldwide success of its P-60 horizontal hobbing machine with the introduction of the P-90, a horizontal hobber with a similar design but twice the cutter drive output and 20 percent more capacity than the popular P-60. Like the P-60,...

Inductoheat Announces Personnel Changes

February 1, 2004
Inductoheat, Inc., of Madison Heights, Michigan, welcomes Florie Schwartz as their new aftermarket account manager. Schwartz's responsibilities include customer relations, spare part sales, and contributing to the growth of the recently renovated coil department, which focuses on new coil build,...

Bodycote's Chicago Lab Receives GE Aircraft Engine Approval

February 1, 2004
In a recent press release, Bodycote Materials Testing (BMT) announced that its Chicago laboratory has received "Special Process Certification" as an approved "Metallic Testing Laboratory" for the General Electric Aircraft Engine group. This approval compliments the Chicago...

FARO Introduces Industry's First Fully Integrated 3-D Laser ScanArm

February 1, 2004
In a recent press release, FARO Technologies, Inc.--the market-share leader in the portable coordinate measurement machine (CMM) field--introduced the industry's first ever seven-axis contact/non-contact measurement device with a fully integrated laser scanner: The FARO Laser ScanArm. "Fully...

Curtiss-Wright Secures New Agreement for $23.6 Million

February 1, 2004
The Curtiss-Wright Corporation has announced that it has secured a memorandum of agreement valued at $23.6 million at current projected aircraft production rates from The Boeing Company. The period of production is planned from 2004 through 2009. The agreement is the second F/A-22 program award...

ATS Acquires Technology License for Innovative Robotics

February 1, 2004
In a recent press release, ATS Automation Tooling Systems, Inc., announced that it has acquired a perpetual technology license from, and a small equity stake in, Innovative Robotics Systems Inc., (IRSI)--a privately held, California-based specialty robot supplier, primarily to the semiconductor...

SME Offers Two Education Events for the Gear Industry

January 1, 2004
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is pleased to announce two multi-speaker educational clinics presenting the latest trends, developments, and cutting edge innovations, as well as basic fundamentals information for the heat treating and gears industries.Heat Treating and Hardening Gears...

Clarke Gear Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

January 1, 2004
Since 1954, the Clarke Gear Company (Clarke Engineering, Inc.) has been a leader in the production of gears for aerospace and commercial applications--including performance products and industrial and medical devices--and has even landed the "Outstanding Supplier Service" award from one...

Balzers Announces New President

January 1, 2004
In a recent press release dated November 18, 2003, Balzers, Inc.--the global leader in PVD coating technology--announced that Kent Connell has been appointed president of the company effective January 1, 2004. Coming from ESEC, a sister company within the Unaxis Corporation, Connell joins Balzers...

Fairfield Announces New President

January 1, 2004
Fairfield Manufacturing Company, Inc., announces the appointment of Gary J. Lehman as President and CEO, effective immediately. Lehman joins Fairfield Manufacturing after serving as managing director and cofounder of the Cannelton Group, a consulting firm specializing in strategic and operational...

United Gear & Assembly Increases Nitriding Capacity with New Furnace

January 1, 2004
Fairfield Manufacturing Company, Inc., announces the appointment of Gary J. Lehman To meet increased volume requirements, United Gear & Assembly (UGA) has purchased an additional nitriding pit furnace. The new 6,000-lb. capacity furnace is due to be operational in the first quarter of 2004. It...

mG miniGears Facilities Awarded ISO/TS 16949:2000 Certification

January 1, 2004
In a press release dated November 24, 2003, mG miniGears S.p.A. (Padova, Italy) and its subsidiary in the United States, mG miniGears North America (Virginia Beach, Virginia), announced that, after undergoing ISO/TS 16949:2000 Quality System audits in October, both facilities have been awarded...

Arrow Gear Introduces New Computer Modeling Technology

January 1, 2004
In a recent press release, the Arrow Gear Company--a global provider of high-precision gearing--announced the introduction of a computer modeling system for use in the design of spur and helical gears. Promising to be the next generation of production technique for precision gearing, Arrow's...

Eltool's Coolant Driven Keyseat Cutter Eliminates Secondary Operations

December 1, 2003
Modern CNC machining centers and lathes can now perform almost any common machining operation efficiently. One of the last holdouts has been keyways and splines--always an expensive secondary broaching or shaping operation. Eltool's Coolant Driven Keyseat Cutter now allows this operation to be...

GEAR EXPO 2003 Provides Exhibitors with Quality Leads

December 1, 2003
Executives from every facet of the gear industry attended GEAR EXPO 2003--the only international trade show devoted exclusively to the gear industry--which was held October 5-8, 2003, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Ohio. AGMA Vice President and Show Manager Kurt Medert says that...

Raycar Acquires Hofler Helix 400 Gear Grinder with Onboard Analyzer

December 1, 2003
In a recent press release, Raycar Gear & Machine announced that it has purchased a Hofler Helix 400 gear grinder with an onboard gear analyzer. This modern, full-axis CNC gear grinder has increased the company's capacity to grind practically any tooth profile, including crown, taper, tip...