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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...

WENZEL Group Entering the World of Gear Metrology

December 1, 2003
In a press release dated October 8, 2003, Wenzel Pr”zision GmbH, Wiesthal, announced that it is continuing its expansion course by founding WENZEL GearTec GmbH. With this subsidiary--which is 100-percent owned by WENZEL--the company wants to establish itself in the market of gear metrology....

Heat-Treat Courses from Pye

December 1, 2003
Pye Metallurgical Consulting has announced its heat treatment course schedule for 2004:Course 1Practical Carburizing and Carbo Nitriding Mon. 1/26 - Wed. 1/28 Venue: Meadville, PennsylvaniaCourse 2Practical Nitriding and Ferritic NitroCarburizing Mon. 3/29 - Wed. 3/31 Venue: Meadville,...

Trogetec Offers Five Innovative Designs

December 1, 2003
Trochoidal Gear Technologies, Inc., offers five types of custom designs for HCSPs of micro-precision fabrication in stainless steel, specialty metals, and other materials, for use in medical--new generation blood-pumps and LVADs, left-ventricular-assist-device for heart patients--and for special...

Aero Gear Expands its Gear Finishing Capabilities

December 1, 2003
In a recent press release, Aero Gear, Inc., announced that it has installed a Kapp VUG-432 gear grinder at its Windsor, Connecticut, plant. This machine provides the capability for both internal and external gear grinding using CBN wheels. The company--which has been involved in the manufacture of...

FARO Debuts Advantage Line of Measurement Products

November 1, 2003
On September 4, 2003, FARO Technologies, Inc., announced that it has fortified its position as the market-share leader in the portable coordinate measurement machine (CMM) field with its latest product line: the Advantage Series. The Advantage FaroArm and the FARO Advantage Tracker will be the...

Philadelphia Gear Offers Replacement Parts Price Quotes Online

November 1, 2003
In a press release dated September 4, 2003, Philadelphia Gear Corporation--a full-service provider of gearing and power transmission solutions located in Norristown, Pennsylvania--announced the online availability of price quoting for replacement parts through the company's Web site. Philadelphia...

Dana Corp. Announces New Lightweight Spicer Tag Axle

November 1, 2003
The Dana Corporation's Commercial Vehicle Systems Division has introduced a new patent-pending tag axle specifically designed for 6x2 vehicle configurations requiring reduced weight in a variety of heavy-duty truck applications. Weighing in at only 255 lbs., the Dana Spicer® tag axle features...

New Line of Hoists from Ace Engineering

November 1, 2003
Ace World Companies has announced that its revolutionary Eliminator Class series hoists are now in full production. As with all heavy-duty Ace World Companies hoists, The Eliminator class hoists have reducer cases that split along the center-line of the shafts to facilitate easy repair and reduced...

Balzers Celebrates 25th Anniversary

November 1, 2003
A quarter of a century has passed since Balzers launched its revolutionary tool coating technology: revolutionary because very hard, adherent coatings could be applied at temperatures below 900 degrees F, which is suitable for high speed and common tool steels. Today, Balzers is a global market...

Bourn & Koch's NEW 100H Series II Hobbing Machine

October 1, 2003
The 100H Series II Hobbing Machine incorporates the design and features of the Bourn & Koch 200H/400H Series II Hobbing Machines. Standard features include six CNC controlled axis; radial in-feed, axial feed, hob shift, hob spindle, work spindle, and hob swivel. New features include 6" of...

Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Completes First AESA Flight

October 1, 2003
In a press release dated August 13, 2003, it was announced that the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet program moved closer to equipping the fleet with the latest in radar technology on July 30 at Naval Air Systems Command China Lake, California, when a test aircraft carrying the APG-79 Active...

Arrow Introduces New Technology for Design of High-Precision Spur and Helical Gearing

October 1, 2003
Arrow Gear Company, a global provider of high precision gearing, today 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 system provides a dramatic...

New Ultra-Precise Gear Measuring Machine

October 1, 2003
Ogasawara Precision Laboratory Ltd., of Japan, has announced the development of a new ultra-precise gear measuring machine. As a leader in manufacturing highly precise fine-pitch gear tools and metrology products, Ogasawara has raised the level of quality in the industry. The ability to...

Trochoidal Gears from Trogetec

October 1, 2003
Trogetec, Inc. (Trochoidal Gear Technologies), of Riverton, Wyoming, offers epitrochoidal stock spur gears in miniature to large sizes. Innovative and cost-effective, two-tooth spur gears operate in an internal gearmesh engagement with two to three cylindrical teeth of four-roller (four-pin)...

Machine Tool Builders to Provide Ingersoll Support

October 1, 2003
Since the recent closure of the Ingersoll Milling Machine Company, Machine Tool Builders has been aggressively pursuing the company's former employees and resources. As a result, the company has secured a number of key individuals in numerous locations around the country in order to assist former...

AGMA Introduces Career Center

October 1, 2003
AGMA is pleased to announce its new AGMA Career Center, designed to connect companies with the largest and most-qualified audience of gearing professionals. This unique opportunity to connect with the gear industry's best employers will prove to be ideal for both employer and employee. For job...

Philadelphia Gearžs Birmingham Facility at Full Capacity

October 1, 2003
In a press release dated July 30, 2003, Philadelphia Gear Corporation--a full-service provider of gearing and power transmission solutions--announced the upgrading of its Southeast Service Center to include grinding and gear checking capabilities. The facility, located in Birmingham, Alabama, now...

Boeing Awarded F-15E Mission Training Center Contract

September 1, 2003
In a press release dated August 4, 2003, it was announced that the U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a $285-million contract to establish and operate four F-15E Mission Training Centers. The long-term services contract will run from August 2003 through 2016. Establishment of the F-15E Mission...

Gleason Cutting Tools Offers New Literature

September 1, 2003
Gleason Cutting Tools has announced the availability of new literature on a variety of products and services: Expanded CBN Wheel Line and Advanced Plating Facility--A new technical sales brochure is now available describing Gleason's greatly expanded production capacity for high precision CBN...

Royal Purple Develops Innovative Technology for New Coupling Grease

September 1, 2003
High-performance lubricant manufacturer Royal Purple of Porter, Texas, announces that it has developed a new industrial coupling grease. The new product is a lithium complex, high film-strength grease that provides superior resistance to oil separation from the high centrifugal forces generated by...

Hyatt Introduces New Line of Stainless Steel Pre-Cut Shims

September 1, 2003
In a press release dated July 2003, Hyatt Industries Limited, of Vancouver, British Columbia, announced their new line of precision stainless steel shims. Hyatt Stainless Steel Pre-Cut Shims are used under the feet of motors and rotating equipment to help achieve accurate vertical alignment for...

GM Introduces 2004 Industrial Engine Lineup

September 1, 2003
In a press release dated July 25, 2003, GM announced its 2004 lineup of improved industrial engines. Key improvements are the addition of a 5.0-liter displacement engine, a 25 percent power increase at 1800 rpm for the Vortec 8100, and a higher output variation of the 3.0-liter natural gas...

ArvinMeritor Receives VERT Approval for Particulate Matter Reduction

September 1, 2003
In a press release dated July 30, 2003, ArvinMeritor's Commercial Vehicle Systems business announced that its active diesel particulate filter regeneration system, the Thermal Regenerator, in combination with a Corning DuraTrapTM RC wall flow particulate filter, has received approval for use with...

GTS is New Source for Gear Cutting Tools

September 1, 2003
Great Lakes Gear Technologies of Canton, Michigan, and Fhusa SA of Barcelona, Spain, have announced the formation of a new company, Gear Tooling Solutions LLC, to market, sell, and provide technical support for the extensive line of Fhusa gear cutting tools within the North American gear...

FARO Begins Operations in China

August 1, 2003
In a press release dated May 19, 2003, FARO Technologies, Inc., announced that FARO China--its direct sales, service, support, and marketing headquarters in Shanghai--is soon expected to be operational. The company is currently organizing a sales representative office, with other departments to...

Gleason Wins Prestigious Supplier Recognition Award

August 1, 2003
Gleason Corporation announced that it was one of only seven American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) suppliers to receive its prestigious Supplier Recognition Award at AAM's 10th Annual Supplier Day, held June 3 at AAM's Guanajuato Gear & Axle facility in Guanajuato, Mexico. "Gleason is...

Bison Expands Inverter Duty Lineup

August 1, 2003
An expanded lineup of variable speed, constant torque AC gearmotors has been added to the Bison line, announced by Matt Hanson, Vice-President, Marketing at Bison Gear and Engineering, St. Charles, IL. The new configurations augment the extensive Bison line of fractional horsepower gearmotors,...

Process Equipment Develops Automatic Spline Gaging & Assembly

August 1, 2003
Process Equipment Company, a builder of special machines located in Tipp City, Ohio, and developers of the Next Dimension Gear Measurement System, announced they have recently integrated robots, spline gaging, and assembly. Process Equipment has become a North American Distribution Partner with...

GTS is New Source for Gear Cutting Tools

August 1, 2003
Great Lakes Gear Technologies of Canton, Michigan, and Fhusa SA of Barcelona, Spain, have announced the formation of a new company, Gear Tooling Solutions LLC, to market, sell, and provide technical support for the extensive line of Fhusa gear cutting tools within the North American gear...

D.C. Morrison Introduces New Blind Hole Keyway Cutter

August 1, 2003
The blind hole keyway cutting machine, new from the D.C. Morrison Company, has opened the field for smaller keys in many applications. It is designed to cut keyways up to 3/8" wide, metric up to 10mm wide, with special sizes made on request. Tooling is available in high-speed steel or cobalt,...

AGMA Gear Manufacturing Technology Course

August 1, 2003
The Gear Consulting Group (GCG) and the Gleason Corporation will bring the American Gear Manufacturers Association "Gear Manufacturing Technology Course" to the Detroit area this fall. The three-day course will be presented by GCG at the Gleason Technical Support Center in Wixom,...

American Stress Technologies Launches New Inspection System

August 1, 2003
American Stress Technologies, Inc., of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has introduced the new CamScan 100 Inspection System. This off-line audit inspection system monitors residual stress from manufacturing processes and detects grinding damage and some heat-treatment qualities. The system was designed...

Tyrolit and Bosch Develop Tool-Free Disc Change

July 1, 2003
Tyrolit and the German electronics group Bosch have achieved a technological breakthrough in angle grinding. In a three-year collaboration, the two companies have developed the first SDS quick-clamping system for angle grinders found worldwide. The new technology has been patented, which leads to...

Improved Automotive Conveyer Drives from Philadelphia Gear

July 1, 2003
Philadelphia Gear Corporation, a full-service provider of gearing and power transmission solutions, announces product improvements to its durable and reliable line of automotive conveyor line gear drives. Bulls-eye sight flow indicators have been added to both the 55 and 155 CDR conveyor units....

New Arm Control/Laser Tracker Combo from FARO

July 1, 2003
FARO Technologies, Inc., has released two of its top-selling portable coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) in a single package. The FARO Combo Package unites the company's Platinum FaroArm Control Station®--the original and only long-reach (four to 12 feet), "six degree of freedom"...

Smooth, Silent Cycloidal Speed Reducers Available from Transcyko

July 1, 2003
Transcyko® cycloidal speed reducers are smooth, silent, operate without vibration, and can absorb extremely high shock loads in excess of 500 percent. The reducers also come with a two-year warranty. Transcyko cycloidal speed reducers are available in a wide range and combination of sizes,...