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Daetwyler Industries Introduces New Honing and Profile Gear Grinding System

April 12, 2016
Fässler by Daetwyler Industries engineered a new gear honing and profile gear grinding system specifically designed for the job shop and gear laboratory environment. The HGP-400 presents a small footprint with all CNC drives with a Siemens Sinumerik 840D Solution Line Control. The ability...

Gleason Doctoral Fellowships Established at Rochester Institute of Technology

April 12, 2016
Gleason Corporation and the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) recently announced the establishment of a doctoral fellowship program. The fellowships will be incorporated into RIT’s Ph.D. engineering program. Gleason has donated $300,000 in support...

Rohm Expands Service in Mexico with New Office in Monterrey

April 12, 2016
Röhm Products Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., the subsidiary of Röhm GmbH, celebrated the opening of its new office in Mexico with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on February 11. Located in Monterrey, the facility expands the company’s sales, service, and support capabilities to meet an...

Junker Group Awarded SGM Technology Prize

April 12, 2016
The Junker Group, a leading grinding and air filtration technology provider for automotive manufacturers, received the Leading Technology Award from SAIC General Motors Co., Ltd. (SGM). SGM presents this prestigious award to its best suppliers from around the world in a number of categories. The...

The Adams Company Invests in World-Class Shaft Turning Capabilities

April 12, 2016
The Adams Company, a custom gear and shaft manufacturing company located in Dubuque, Iowa, recently announced the delivery of a new Okuma LU4000 EX turning machine. This state-of-the-art shaft-turning machine will greatly increase the Adams Company’s capabilities and capacity in shaft...

Zoller Ensures Easy Inspection and Documentation of Cutting Tools

April 12, 2016
With a universal design, Pom inspection and measuring devices from Zoller can be positioned anywhere in the production, for instance, next to the incoming goods, in the inspection room, or directly at the CNC machine. The devices are compact and process-oriented and cover the complete tool range of...

KISSsoft Announces New Engineering Manager

April 12, 2016
Ty Warner, KISSsoft’s new engineering manager, will be responsible for customer support as well as engineering consulting at KISSsoft. Warner is a licensed professional engineer with 18 years of product development experience including drivetrains in consumer goods, off-road/agricultural...

Prometec GmbH Becomes Part of Sandvik Coromant

April 12, 2016
Sandvik Coromant recently strengthened its offering in digital manufacturing by the acquisition of the German company Prometec GmbH based in Aachen, Germany. Prometec is a leading supplier of advanced solutions for monitoring and control of machining processes in production machines. The company...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Santasalo Launches New Vertical-Mounted Gear Units For Agitation, Mixing, and Flotation Applications

April 12, 2016
Santasalo, a leading manufacturer of industrial gear units for process industries worldwide, has announced the launch of the AMF vertical-mounted gear unit series. The AMF series is purpose-built for the most demanding vertical applications with high external forces without the need for external...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Releases New Portable Display For Inductive Probes

April 12, 2016
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence recently announced the release of the new Tesa Twin-T10, a portable display for inductive probes offering ease of operation for its users, as well as a clear and immediate graphical display of data. The Tesa Twin-T10 is particularly suitable for straightness,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Emuge Introduces High-Precision Milling/Drilling Chucks

April 12, 2016
Emuge Corp., in partnership with Albrecht Precision Chucks, has introduced high-precision/performance Emuge FPC mill/drill chucks that provide unprecedented rigidity, vibration dampening, concentricity, machining speed, and tool life versus conventional chuck technologies for milling and drilling...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: U-tec Flexible Tool Adapter System Now Offered on Right-Angle Heads From Heimatec

April 12, 2016
Heimatec, a global leader in live tools, angle heads, and multi-spindle drill heads, recently announced the release of its U-tec® flexible adapter system on all right-angle heads in the company’s line. Models are available for the most popular lines of machine tools in the North American...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Schunk Releases New Vise For All Workpieces

April 12, 2016
The Schunk Kontec KSC 80 centric clamping vise is a multifaceted component that has optimal jaw support for I.D. and O.D. clamping. It can be easily adapted for conventional clamping, short clamping depths for five-sided machining, mould parts, plates, or saw cuts. The KSC 80 is known for high...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Seco Unveils Toolholders with Simultaneous Taper and Face Contact

April 12, 2016
Seco Tools, LLC — a leading provider of metalcutting solutions for milling, turning, holemaking, and toolholding — has added a new range of taper-face toolholders to meet machinists’ increasing needs for higher production and process reliability. These new options provide two...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Big Kaiser Releases Mega Perfect Grip Milling Chuck

April 12, 2016
Big Kaiser introduces the Mega Perfect Grip from Big Daishowa, a simple-to-handle, heavy-duty milling chuck for heat-resistant super alloys (HRSA) that eliminates end mill pullout under heavy torque loads. For manufacturers using milling chucks, pullout is a major issue, particularly when...

Maynards To Auction Surplus Assets of Major Industrial Gear Manufacturer

April 1, 2016
Plans are gearing up for an auction of surplus assets from Abundant Manufacturing, Inc. (AMI) and RP Machine Enterprises, Inc. This top-quality selection of gear equipment will be hitting the auction block on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. For more than a decade, AMI has been supplying innovative...

AGMA Names Matthew Croson as New President

March 31, 2016
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA), a member and market-driven organization that conducts programs and provides services to the gear industry, its suppliers, and customers, has named Matthew E. Croson as its next president. Croson has more than two decades of leadership and...

Scholarship Opportunity for Disabled Vets

March 24, 2016
  The AGMA Foundation awards scholarships to outstanding engineering students at the associate/technical, undergraduate, and graduate levels. Six undergraduate and graduate students received $5,000 in AGMA Foundation scholarships in September 2015. The foundation recently expanded its...

Martin Sprocket & Gear Inc. Opens Pittsburgh Manufacturing Branch

March 10, 2016
Martin Sprocket & Gear, Inc., a leading manufacturer of power transmission parts and material handling systems, expands its U.S. service offering and inventory availability in the Northeast with the recent opening of a new Pittsburgh manufacturing branch in Zelienople, Pennsylvania. As one of...

Gear Motions Names New Vice President of Buffalo Operations

March 10, 2016
Gear Motions, a leading precision gear manufacturer, has named Paul Andruszko as vice president of its Buffalo, New York, operations, which includes its Oliver/Pro-Gear and Niagara Gear divisions. Andruszko has more than three decades of experience in the gear industry and most recently served as...

Gleason Announces Availability of Global Services App for Mobile Devices

March 10, 2016
Gleason Corporation unveiled its new Global Services app, providing its customers a direct interface to the Gleason Global Services network from any location in the world. This innovative service may be downloaded for free via the App Store (Apple iOS) or Google Play (Android). It is also...

NTB Collaborates with Siemens, Sandvik Coromant, Iscar, and Kennametal To Make GTC Data Exchange Format Available to the Public

March 10, 2016
NTB Interstate University of Technology Buchs, an institute that specializes in engineering informatics, recently announced a new website, gtc-tools.com, which provides information to the public on the Generic Tool Catalog (GTC) cutting tool data exchange format. The GTC data exchange format was...

Liebherr Group Generates Record Sales in the 2015 Business Year

March 10, 2016
Provisional figures show total sales revenue of €9,248 million for the Liebherr Group in 2015. That is the highest revenue that the company has ever achieved in its history. Year-on-year, it represents an increase of €425 million or 4.8 percent. Last year, Liebherr generated growth both...

"Smart" Drive Brings Sustainable Progress to Construction and Agricultural Machinery

March 10, 2016
More than ever, intelligent and sustainable drive solutions that help reduce fuel consumption and thereby ensure environmentally friendly and efficient operation are in demand today in the field of construction and agricultural machinery. For these special challenges, flexibility is needed,...

Surface Finishing and Abrasives App Helps Metalworking Professionals Work Better

March 10, 2016
Walter Surface Technologies, the global industry leader in surface treatment technologies, recently announced the launch of the new Walter Abrasives Selector app available for all iOS and Android smartphones. The free app is designed to help metalworking professionals select the optimum abrasive...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Rasoma Machine Tools Now Available In North America From GMTA

March 10, 2016
Provided by German Machine Tools of America (GMTA), Rasoma machining centers, used primarily for gear-making, are now offered to the GMTA customer base in automotive powertrain, off-highway, and other high-performance markets. The full line of Rasoma machining centers includes vertical turning...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Expanded Contour Machining Cycle for Sinumerik CNCs Facilitates 4-Axis Turing

March 10, 2016
The expanded contour machining cycle for Siemens Sinumerik CNC controls now facilitates 4-axis turning on lathes. Two turning tools, opposite one another, machine the workpiece simultaneously, enabling the machining time to be significantly reduced. In addition, the two turning tools, opposite one...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Kluber Lubrication Introduces High-Temperature Oil For Sliding Chain Systems

March 10, 2016
Klüber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, recently introduced Klübersynth CHZ 2-225, a fully synthetic high-temperature oil developed for sliding chain systems in biaxial high-speed film stenters where oven temperatures may be higher than 200°C. The use of...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Schunk Announces New Toolholder for Demanding Precision Machining

March 10, 2016
Schunk is expanding its program for high-performance hydraulic expansion toolholders with the Tendo Aviation. This toolholder specifically focuses on demanding applications, which usually occur in the aerospace industry. Tendo Aviation combines the strength of hydraulic expansion technology with...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Briney Tooling Systems Expands Precision Test Bar Offering

March 10, 2016
Excessive tool wear and tool breakage on machine tools is primarily caused by spindle runout. For every .0001-inch of total indicator runout (TIR) that can be reduced, tool life can be increased as much as 10 percent. That’s why regular inspection of the machine tool spindle with a precision...

Fowler High Precision Unveils the Addition of New Mobile Tech Centers

February 16, 2016
Fowler High Precision announced the addition of new mobile tech centers (MTCs) and 3D mobile tech vans, which will travel across the United States, equipped with the newest, most popular, and technologically advanced products in measurement and inspection. These leading-edge mobile showrooms allow...

Bodycote Launches Interactive History of Metallurgy

February 16, 2016
Bodycote, a leading thermal processing services provider, announced the launch of its “Interactive History of Metallurgy” after taking a look back at the long history of metal processing and heat treatment. With more than 200 high-quality images and numerous videos, Bodycote pays...

Gleason Acquires Gear-Cutting Tool Business from Hurth Infer in Brazil

February 16, 2016
Gleason Corporation announced that it has acquired the gear-cutting tools business from Hurth Infer Indústria de Máquinas e Ferramentas Ltda. (Hurth Infer), located in Sorocaba, Brazil. The gear-cutting tools business, newly named as Gleason Indústria de Ferramentas Ltda.,...

Ipsen Provides Expert-Taught Trainings Throughout 2016

February 16, 2016
With any industry, staying up-to-date on new methods and industry innovations is a key contributor to success. Ipsen is preparing to host another series of Ipsen U classes throughout 2016 with remaining courses available April 5-7, August 2-4, and October 11-13. A class will also be offered in June...

Emuge Corp. Donates Hundreds of Cutting Tools to Quinsigamond Community College

February 16, 2016
Gail Carberry, president of QCC, and Bob Hellinger, president of Emuge Corp Emuge Corp. has recently donated hundreds of high-performance taps, end mills, and other rotary cutting tools to Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) of Worcester, Massachusetts. The tool donation, valued at more than...

New Promotions at Solar Atmospheres

February 16, 2016
Ed Engelhard Promoted to Vice President of Corporate Quality of Solar Atmospheres Roger Jones, corporate president of Solar Atmospheres, recently announced the promotion of Ed Engelhard as the vice president of corporate quality. Engelhard has been with the company for over three years, serving...

Transor Publishes a New Corporate Brochure

February 16, 2016
Transor Filter USA has released a new corporate brochure. The eight-page brochure provides a brief overview of the company’s 40-plus year history, an explanation of the benefits of their One Micron Filtration capability (OMF), a quick summary of the various market segments served, and a...

GF Machining Solutions Partners with Community College of Denver

February 16, 2016
As U.S. manufacturing continues to struggle for skilled labor, GF Machining Solutions and Community College of Denver (CCD) collaborated to add 5-axis training to the college’s machine technologies program. This curriculum expansion, which recently drew the attention of the Obama...

OSG Sponsors the Human-Powered Submarine Team at the University of Michigan and the Mini-Baja Racing Team at Purdue University Calumet

February 16, 2016
OSG USA, Inc. recently announced its sponsorship of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Mini-Baja Racing Team at Purdue University Calumet and the Human-Powered Submarine Team at the University of Michigan. OSG donated over $30,000 in new tooling to the teams to support their manufacturing...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Signalysis Announces Latest Release of SigQC Software

February 16, 2016
Signalysis, Inc., the leading provider of end-of-line production test systems for automotive, medical, home appliance, and related industries, recently announced the latest release of its leading SigQC™ software. SigQC analyzes components, subassemblies, and products to pinpoint NVH (noise,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Santasalo Showcases Multi-Segmented Girth Gear at the 2016 SME Annual Conference & Expo

February 16, 2016
Santasalo will present its multi-segmented girth gear at the 2016 SME exhibition in Phoenix, Arizona, on February 21-24. As pioneers of the original multi-segmented girth gear concept, Santasalo is dedicated to ensuring continued success of this exceptional technology, which offers optimal...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Walter Surface Technologies Expands its Portfolio of Finishing Discs with the Enduro-Flex 2-in-1 Turbo

February 16, 2016
Walter Surface Technologies, the global industry leader in surface treatment technologies, recently introduced Enduro-Flex 2-in-1 Turbo, the latest addition to the company’s industry-leading Enduro-Flex branded portfolio of finishing flap discs. This latest product innovation incorporates...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Mahr Federal Introduces the MarSurf UD 130 Entry Level High-Precision Roughness and Contour Measuring System

February 16, 2016
Improved successor to MarSurf® UD 120 offers nanometer range measurements, high measuring and positioning speeds, and automatic probe arm recognition. Mahr Federal has introduced a new “entry level” surface finish and contour measuring system that can generate both surface and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Special Briney Grinding Wheel Arbor Designed for Use on Grinder Used for Surgical Grafting

February 16, 2016
Briney Tooling Systems is known for their custom and special toolholder design and build capabilities. They have a special design team in place that works daily with customers to design and build the special tools needed for a wide array of applications that many times other toolholder...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: DSM Supplies Stanyl PA 46 for Low-Friction Timing System Parts on Petrol Engines

February 16, 2016
Royal DSM — a global science-based company active in health, nutrition, and materials — announced that a special lubricated grade of its Stanyl® polyamide 46 has been chosen for low-friction slide shoes within the timing system on a new generation of energy-efficient turbocharged...

Yefim Kotlyar Joins Machine Tool Builders as Applications Engineering Manager

January 19, 2016
Machine Tool Builders, Inc. (MTB) recently announced that Yefim Kotlyar has joined the company as the applications engineering manager. Kotlyar comes to MTB with a long history in the gear manufacturing business, having worked for both machine tool OEMs and gear manufacturing and design companies....

Radzevich Releases New Book on High-Conformal Gearing

January 19, 2016
“High-Conformal Gearing: Kinematics and Geometry” by Stephen P. Radzevich focuses on the design and generation of conformal and high-conformal gearings and can aid mechanical, automotive, and robotics engineers specializing in gear design with successfully transmitting a rotation....

Gleason Renames Distech Systems Business To Operate as Gleason Automation Systems

January 19, 2016
Gleason Corporation recently announced a new name and operating structure for Distech Systems effective January 1. The automation business will be named Gleason Automation Systems and will operate as a division of The Gleason Works. Acquired in May 2014, Gleason Automation Systems is a leader in...

Houghton International Partners with SMS Group To Provide Rolling Equipment and Fluids

January 19, 2016
Houghton International, a global leader in metalworking fluids and services, and SMS group recently announced an exclusive partnership to develop and distribute rolling oils for metal production. SMS group is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of ferrous and non-ferrous plants and mill...

U.S. Patent Office Issues Solar Manufacturing 20 Bar Furnace Patent

January 19, 2016
Solar Manufacturing recently announced the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has officially issued a patent for the new 20 bar super quench vacuum furnace as Patent number 9,187,799. The official patent is available to the public at USPTO.gov. One major advantage of the new design...

ABB Robotics Receives the Global Powertrain Manufacturing Excellence Award from the Ford Motor Company

January 19, 2016
The Global Powertrain Manufacturing Excellence award from the Ford Motor Company was presented to ABB Robotics at the Ford Powertrain Manufacturing global supplier summit in Dearborn, Michigan, on October 28, 2015. The award recognized ABB’s Flexible Cylinder Head Assembly (FCHA) system for...

Des-Case Acquires OilMiser Product Line

January 19, 2016
Des-Case Corporation, a manufacturer of specialty filtration products that improve process equipment reliability and extend lubricant life for companies around the world, recently announced its acquisition of JLM Systems Limited, most popularly known in the industry for their OilMiser products....