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Upcoming Trade Fair for Deburring Technology

August 14, 2015
Which processes ensure efficient deburring with good process reliability? What new technologies are available for deburring and polishing? Which measures contribute to the reduced formation of burrs? Answers to these and many other questions are provided by DeburringEXPO. With its technical trade...

JUNKER receives Bosch Global Supplier Award

August 14, 2015
The Erwin Junker Maschinenfabrik GmbH has been honored with the “Bosch Global Supplier Award 2015” from Robert Bosch GmbH. Junker received the award in the Purchasing of Indirect Materials. In all, Bosch has given awards to 58 suppliers from 11 countries. This is the 14th time that the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New SH-4000 Introduces All-Digital Servo-Stroke Honing for Prototype to Production Volumes

August 14, 2015
Sunnen’s new SH-4000 power-stroked honing machine merges a Siemens touchscreen PLC and digital-servo drives with a patent-pending servo-hybrid tool feed system, extreme repeatability, and clear adjustable guard/light curtain for faster, operator-friendly setups. The SH-4000, which was...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: ROTA NCS Precision 3- and 6-Jaw Lathe Chuck

August 14, 2015
The ROTA NCS is a power lathe chuck with active pull-down action of the jaws. The chuck is suitable for external and internal clamping applications and is available as a 3- and 6-jaw chuck. In the 6-jaw chuck, the pendulum mechanism is integrated, which means the workpiece is centered between six...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Schunk Introduces the New Tendo Platinum Toolholder

August 14, 2015
Schunk recently introduced the Tendo Platinum toolholder — the new, most extensive lineup of precision toolholders with concentric clamping for ultimate tool performance. With this advanced technology toolholder, Schunk ensures durability, user friendliness, and precision for almost any...

KAPP NILES Shows the ZE 800 and R&P Metrologys PM 750/1250 Portable Measuring Machine at the Gear Expo

July 28, 2015
The NILES ZE 800, along with the world’s first portable gear measuring machine, demonstrate flexibility and expandability at the KAPP NILES booth #2222 during the 2015 Gear Expo.   The Kapp Niles ZE 800 Profile Gear Grinder and the PM 750/1250  portable gear inspection system from...

Largest Horizontal Vacuum Furnace Coming to Solar Atmospheres of Western Pennsylvania

July 16, 2015
Solar Atmospheres of Western Pennsylvania announced that it will be installing the largest horizontal high vacuum furnace ever constructed at their Hermitage facility.  The furnace will be engineered and manufactured by their sister company, Solar Manufacturing, Inc. The entire investment...

Sandvik Coromant Signs Partnership Agreement with Hanna Tools

July 16, 2015
Sandvik Coromant and Hanna Tools have signed a cooperation agreement to establish a partnership to strengthen the offer to the global automotive industry. This mutually beneficial partnership with Hanna Tools will allow Sandvik Coromant to further develop and strengthen its global position...

Junker Builds New Platform for Grinding of Large Crankshafts

July 16, 2015
JUNKER has built a new platform for cylindrical and non-cylindrical grinding of workpieces with a swing diameter of 470 mm and a part length capacity of up to 4,800 mm, initially applied for grinding of large crankshafts. Responding to customer inquiries about machines for grinding large...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Haas DT-1 Drill/Tap Center Now Available with 20K Spindle

July 16, 2015
The Haas DT-1 Drill/Tap center is now available with a 20,000-rpm inline direct-drive spindle, giving customers the ability to run higher feed rates for small tools and high-speed machining operations. The optional 20K spindle is ideal for applications that require high spindle speeds and that...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Precise Measurements Even in Extreme Temperatures

July 16, 2015
The ZEISS DuraMax HTG coordinate measuring machine, an enhancement to the standard model, is now even more insensitive to mechanical vibrations and temperature fluctuations. The enhanced Zeiss DuraMax HTG more than doubles the temperature range compared to the standard model. These properties make...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: United Tool Supply Company Continues to Deliver Quality with the Unite-A-Matic Gauge

July 16, 2015
The Unite-A-Matic™ dimension over ball/pin gauge was created to serve the diverse needs of the gear manufacturing industry. Since its creation, several advancements of the machine have been released and United Tool Supply Company continues to innovate today. The Unite-A-Matic checks...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: R&P METROLOGYs Portable Inspection systems solves problems

July 16, 2015
The PM 750/1250 is a flexible measuring solution for large components on production machines or on the shop floor. Fully CNC controlled, this three axis measuring column is capable of gear inspection, form and profile measurements as well as 3-D/prismatic measurements. The system accuracy is in...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Mitutoyo America Releases Ultra-High Accuracy CNC Coordinate Measuring Machine

July 16, 2015
Mitutoyo America Corporation recently announced the release of the latest LEGEX ultra-high accuracy CNC coordinate measuring machine (CMM). The ultra-accurate LEGEX 4 surpasses conventional CMM performance to deliver world-leading accuracy in length measurement of E0,MPE = (0.28+L/1000)...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Nikon Metrology

July 16, 2015
To measure is to know, and with superior Nikon optics and maximum resolution to 0.0005 mm (0.00002 in.) on both X- and Y-axes, the new H14L optical comparator helps users know precisely what they’re measuring. With a high-contrast, coaxial through-the-lens surface illumination system, the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Real-Time Monitoring System for Metrology Environments

July 16, 2015
Hexagon Metrology recently unveiled MMS PULSE, a monitoring system that offers real-time insights into external and environmental factors impacting upon metrology environments. Designed to ensure data integrity while also improving safety and security in modern shop-floor inspection conditions,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: MyTec's New Line of Arbors and Chucks Provide Solutions for Incurred High Forces

July 16, 2015
MyTec Hydraclamp expansion tools are the optimal connecting link between workpiece and machine. Mytec has recently introduced its new line of mechanical arbors and chucks with accuracy down to .0004” plus high expansion rates up to .010” or greater in a stainless steel construction....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Ti-Coating announces its Hyperlox coating for finish machining in stainless steel and other materials with difficult properties

July 16, 2015
Ti-Coating has announced its new PVD coating Hyperlox for indexable and solid carbide tooling. The Altin-based coating provides excellent machining characteristics and extends tool life for a variety of applications including turning, threading and milling. Ideal for finishing, the wear-resistant...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Drewco Creates a Line of Expandable Pedestal Fixtures to Increase Gear Production Efficiency

July 16, 2015
Drewco Workholding, experts in workholding for 68 years, presents a customized line of expandable pedestal fixtures. Applicable for grinding, hobbing, or milling gears, the line provides an ideal system for companies who want or need the flexibility to address a wide variety of gear sizes...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Bevel Gear Lapping Technology from Gleason Offers Greater Control and Real-Time Data Collection

June 15, 2015
Gleason Corporation announced SmartLAP™, a revolutionary technology for lapping bevel gear sets, with unprecedented productivity, control and data collection.   This patent-pending technology redefines the limits of the gear lapping process, offering better quality and higher...

MTB has Expanded on its Offerings to the Gear Industry

June 11, 2015
MTB is a manufacturer, remanufacturer and recontroller of gear-cutting and grinding equipment, and has expanded its offerings to providing equipment builds, service and support of atmosphere heat treatment equipment. Recent personnel recently hired to support this include Rick Clayssen, Burk...

Timken Opens State-of-the-Art Gear Drive Manufacturing Facility in Houston

June 11, 2015
The Timken Company recently announced the opening of a new, 27,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art gear drive manufacturing facility in Houston. An integral part of the Timken Power Systems group, the new plant will significantly improve production efficiencies in the manufacture of Philadelphia...

ZF Completes Acquisition of TRW Automotive

June 11, 2015
ZF Friedrichshafen AG, a global leader in driveline and chassis technology, and TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW) announced today that the companies have completed the transaction under which ZF has successfully acquired TRW. TRW will be incorporated into ZF as a new division called Active...

Coolant-Thru Tooling From Heimatec

May 14, 2015
Heimatec, a world leader in live tools, angle and multi-spindle drill heads, today announces immediate availability of its newest development, a coolant-thru feature on all the company’s current line items.   Coolant-thru technology is often the answer for faster, cleaner cutting on...

Bryan Barlow Named Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Delta Family of Companies

May 14, 2015
Delta Research Corporation hired Bryan Barlow, as vice president sales and marketing. Barlow will oversee the sales and marketing activities for the Delta Family of Companies, which includes Delta Research, Delta Gear, and Delta Inspection. Barlow brings over 30 years of successful Aerospace and...

Chemtura Announces New Extreme Pressure, Micropitting-Resistant Synthetic Gear Oil Series

May 14, 2015
Chemtura Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the ANDEROLĀ® 5000 PLUS EP Synthetic Gear Oil product series, which is designed for gear applications requiring high micropitting resistance and protection under extreme conditions. Exceeding the most stringent gear box OEM and heavy...

Interpower Induction USA Announces the Promotion of Fred Specht to VP Sales of North America

May 14, 2015
Gary Gariglio, president and founder of Interpower Induction, Almont, Michigan, pleased to announce the promotion of Fred Specht to vice president of sales of North America. Interpower Induction is a major manufacturer of induction heating systems, power supplies, water-cooling systems, induction...

KISSsoft Releases New 03/2015

May 14, 2015
The Industrial Fair in Hanover opens its doors on April 13, 2015. At the same time, the new version of KISSsoft 03/2015 will be released with a number of innovations that have been implemented. The following highlights are available amongst others: • Risk assessment of flank fracture for...

Somaschini Announces it will Double the Investment in the US

May 14, 2015
Somaschini S.p.A., headquartered in Trescore Balneario (Bergamo) Italy announces it will double the investment in Somaschini North America LLC, the group company based in South Bend (Indiana) in 2011 in order to produce gears for the North American heavy duty truck industry. This investment...

Okuma's How-To Video Series Demonstrates Procedures to Download and Install Machine Tool Apps

May 14, 2015
Machine tool apps are entering manufacturing environments, and they’re proving to be a fast track for achieving productivity gains. To help users get started with machine tool apps, Okuma America Corporation has released a series of how-to videos showing step-by-step procedures for...

JUNKER Acquires Majority Share in Brazilian Grinding Machine Manufacturer

May 14, 2015
The JUNKER Group is growing. From now on, the Brazilian grinding machine manufacturer ZEMA is part of the corporate group. ZEMA was founded in 1953 and has more than 80 employees. It manufactures CNC grinding machines with conventional grinding wheels mainly for the Brazilian market — until...

Schafer Gear Works Appoints Operations Manager

May 14, 2015
Bipin Doshi, president of Schafer Industries, announced the appointment of Paresh Shah as operations manager of Schafer Gear Works’ Gear Unit in South Bend, Indiana. Schafer Gear Works has plants in South Bend as well as in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Rockford, Illinois.  The...

Timken Selected for Fifth Time as One of World's Most Ethical Companies

May 14, 2015
The Timken Company has been recognized for the fifth time by the Ethisphere Institute as being among the world’s most ethical companies. Timken is among more than 130 organizations selected as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company. The designation recognizes organizations that foster a...

KLINGELNBERG debuts P 16 for small component measurement

May 14, 2015
Klingelnberg, a leading manufacturer of precision measuring centers, scheduled the debut of its P 16 — a new solution for efficient measurement of small components — at the Control trade show in Stuttgart, Germany this month. The P 16 joins the Klingelnberg lineup as a “younger...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Lucifer Furnaces Delivers Heat Treat System to Vermont Custom Gage LLC

May 14, 2015
Vermont Custom Gage LLC., a subsidiary of Vermont Precision Tools Inc., in Swanton Vermont, selected Lucifer Furnaces to create manufacturing capability with the addition of an air recirculating oven, a salt bath pot furnace and a quench tank. The new equipment will be used in the production of...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Trouble-Free Groove Milling from Sandvik Coromant

May 14, 2015
The new CoroMill QD groove milling concept from Sandvik Coromant features internal coolant and dedicated insert geometries for milling with high process security. The main challenge in groove milling is often chip evacuation. Chip issues often harm production efficiency, lower component quality or...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason Introduces Gear Inspection Systems for the Production Floor

May 14, 2015
Gleason Corporation will introduce its latest gear metrology innovation at the upcoming Control Show in Stuttgart, Germany, May 5-8, 2015.  The 300GMS®P Analytical Gear Inspection System is designed to operate in production environments while yielding reliable measurement results, with...

Gleason Launches New Manufacturing Facility in India

April 15, 2015
Gleason Corporation announced on Monday, March 16, that it has broken ground for a new manufacturing facility in the Bengalaru Aerospace Park Industrial Area located in Bangalore, India to accommodate Gleason’s expanding product offerings and capabilities in India.  Gleason has long had...

Calculation of the Face Load Factor

April 15, 2015
In the KHβ calculation, the manufacturing allowances are now considered using the combinations of (+/-) signs of fma and fhb (module ZA35). Furthermore, the gap as well as load distribution are shown for all combinations of (+/-) fma and (+/-) fhb in graphs; they are also listed in the report....

Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines worth $300m selected by Turkish Airlines

April 15, 2015
Rolls-Royce has been selected by Turkish Airlines to supply Trent 700 engines and long-term TotalCare® service support, worth $300m, to power four Airbus A330 freighter aircraft. The airline already operates 11 A330ceo passenger and five A330 freighter aircraft powered by the Trent...

New White Paper from Okuma Details the Benefits of Hand Scraping

April 15, 2015
Hand scraping maintains high levels of CNC machining accuracy and reduces wear and tear, resulting in a long, stable and productive life for the machine, as detailed in Okuma’s new white paper. This manual process ensures that tight tolerances are consistently maintained and that precision...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: 5th Axis Introduces New V75100 Self-Centering 5 Axis Vise

April 15, 2015
5th Axis Inc., a company that offers innovative workholding solutions for 3, 4 and 5 axis machines, announced the introduction of its newest V75100 self-centering 5 axis vise.  Designed to be the smallest self-centering vise in the 5th Axis product line, the V75100 offers maximum rigidity and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Hewland Engineering Expand Grinding Capabilities

April 15, 2015
In recognition of the ever-growing demand for efficiency in motorsport and EV transmissions, Hewland Engineering is delighted to announce a multi-million pound investment in state-of-the-art spiral bevel grinding capability due to arrive in the fall of 2015. The new Klingelnberg Oerlikon G60 Spiral...

Delta Research Corporation hires Bryan Barlow, as Vice President Sales & Marketing

April 15, 2015
Livonia, Michigan, USA, April 7th 2015, Delta Research Corporation hires Bryan Barlow, as Vice President Sales & Marketing. Barlow will oversee the sales and marketing activities for the Delta Family of Companies which include Delta Research, Delta Gear and Delta Inspection. Barlow brings over...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Honing Machine Optimizes Gear Finishing

March 16, 2015
Available from German Machine Tools of America, the Präwema SynchroFine 205 HS gear honing machine features direct-driven, digitally controlled spindles for the tool and the workpiece, enabling precise, rigid synchronization. Now available from German Machine Tools of America (GMTA), the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Flange Couplings Deliver Higher Torque Capacity

March 16, 2015
Ringfeder Power Transmission is now offering its new RfN 5571 series of flange couplings for heavy duty applications. These couplings offer easy installation and have higher torque capacity than standard press fits. Equipped with Ringfeder shrink discs, the RfN 5571 flange couplings can be...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America Launches New Custom Equation Solver App for iOS

March 16, 2015
Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America, U.S.A. headquarters for Sumitomo's Power Transmission and Control Group, is proud to introduce PT Equate, a custom equation solver. The new equation solver mobile app, available exclusively for Apple iOS, offers users the capability to create their own...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Tool Management To Go

March 16, 2015
ZOLLER has just launched three new apps for each of its TMS Tool Management Solutions software packages to give users access to their tool data at any time from any location. Master data, graphics, warehouse information, and more can be accessed remotely, warehouse inventory, and tool service lives...

Mitutoyo Announces Capital Leasing Program For Measuring Equipment

March 13, 2015
Titutoyo America Corporation is now offering customers a capital leasing program as an alternative to purchase. The program, which features a variety of lease options, customized financing solutions and flexible terms (12-84 months), is available for purchases over $20,000 for measuring equipment...

Heat Treating Industry Veteran Ed Kubel Joins Thermal Processing

March 13, 2015
As part of its mission to serve the global gear manufacturing community, Media Solutions, Inc., a full-service marketing and media company and publisher of Gear Solutions magazine, is pleased to announce that heat treating industry veteran Ed Kubel, Jr. has joined its editorial staff. Kubel will...

BeaverMatic Supplies A New Carbottom Furnace To An International Power Generation Company

March 13, 2015
An existing customer purchased its second BeaverMatic carbottom furnace. The furnace is an essential duplicate of a furnace manufactured several years ago but was redesigned to operate in Asia. It will be used for stress relieving components ultimately used in the power generation industry. The...

Solar Atmospheres Vacuum Heat Treats Ti Manifold for Orion Spacecraft

February 12, 2015
On Friday, December 5, 2014, NASA’s new spacecraft Orion launched successfully from Cape Canaveral and completed its first test flight.  One of the tricky parts of launching humans into space is deciding what to do if something goes wrong while riding on top of a controlled explosion for...