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Ken Nemec Joins Ever Sharp Tools

July 28, 2016
Ken Nemec Joins Ever Sharp Tools Ever Sharp Tools has announced a new president, Ken Nemec, aka “The Broachman.” Founded by the Chen family in 1990, Ever Sharp Tools is now one of the world’s largest specialty cutting tool and spline gage companies, with over 500 employees, and...

Suhner Introduces Machining Block Spindle for High-Speed Operations

July 27, 2016
Suhner Industrial Products Corp., Automation division, recently introduced the Suhner PowerMaster® BEX8, a high-speed machining block spindle capable of maintaining rigidity, precision, and reliable performance at extremely high-speed operations, up to 25,000 rpm. The BEX8 is a smaller version...

GKN Sinter Metals Wins Award at Powdermet 2016

July 15, 2016
Auburn Hills, Michigan-based GKN Sinter Metals recently won the grand prize in the automotive and transmission category at the Powdermet 2016 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials. The award was given for five components — a side gear, two pinion gears, a...

Bodycote To Open New Heat Treatment Facility in Mexico

July 15, 2016
Bodycote, a leading thermal processing services provider, recently announced that it will open a new state-of-the-art heat treatment plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Mexico is one of the largest automotive manufacturing countries in the western hemisphere with many of the world’s leading car...

Construction of the Largest Commercial Vacuum Furnace Is Nearing Completion

July 15, 2016
Solar Atmospheres of Western Pennsylvania and Solar Manufacturing Inc. have built the world’s largest vacuum furnace. The working hot zone of this high-vacuum (35" Varian diffusion pumps) furnace is 80" diameter by 48' long with a maximum operating temperature of 2400°F....

Joel Neidig of ITAMCO Receives AGMA Next Generation Award

July 15, 2016
Joel Neidig, an engineer and lead technology developer with Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies (ITAMCO), received the 2016 Next Generation Award from the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA). This award, presented annually since 2011, recognizes innovative work by an...

Successful Premiere for Bearing World

July 15, 2016
FVA (Forschungsvereinigung Antriebstechnik e.V.) — the German research association for drive technology — hosted Bearing World, the first international conference dedicated to bearings that took place on April 12-13 in Hanover, Germany, under the motto “Industrial Research and...

Hitachi Automotive Systems Presents Quality Excellence Award to C&U Americas

July 15, 2016
C&U Americas, LLC, the North American subsidiary of the C&U Group, which is one of the world’s top 10 bearing manufacturers and China’s largest bearing producer, was recently honored with the 2015 Quality Excellence Award by Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas Inc. The award was...

Bourn & Koch Celebrates 40 Years of Building American Machine Tools

July 15, 2016
Located in the heart of the Rockford, Illinois, industrial zone, Bourn & Koch has been manufacturing new machine tools and refurbishing its legacy in the United States for more than 40 years. The company’s production machine tool shop includes over two dozen American-made horizontal...

Mitutoyo Announces Grand Opening of Huntersville Facility

July 15, 2016
Mitutoyo America Corporation recently announced the relocation and grand opening of the M3 Solution Center in Huntersville, North Carolina. This new 7,700-square-foot facility is conveniently located for customers to schedule appointments for product demonstrations and to acquire assistance with...

Tecno Team GmbH Represent Drake Manufacturing Services in Europe

July 15, 2016
Drake Manufacturing Services Co., LLC and Tecno Team GmbH have formally established a sales agreement for Europe, specifically Austria, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Italy, Luxembourg, and Eastern Europe. This agreement provides sales, marketing, and service support related to all thread grinding...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: SKF Upgrades Spherical Roller Bearings for Vibratory Applications

July 15, 2016
Upgraded SKF Explorer spherical roller bearings for vibratory applications have been newly engineered to provide ideal performance and longer service life compared with conventional types. Typical applications include vibrating screens, compactors, road rollers, and similar end uses that are...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Kapp Niles To Exhibit Gear Grinding Solution and Unveil New Metrology Machine at IMTS

July 15, 2016
Kapp Niles will feature three machines at Booth N-7036 at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) on September 12–17 in Chicago. The KX 100 Dynamic gear center is uniquely designed for mass production of external planetary gears up to 125 mm. Its independent twin...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason Introduces 200GX and 260GX Threaded Wheel Grinding Machines

July 15, 2016
Gleason Corporation recently introduced the 200GX and 260GX threaded wheel grinding machines, its latest addition to the Genesis® series. The twin spindle concept combines maximum productivity with minimum idle and setup times.  The fast and easy software-guided setup of the machine...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Lucifer Delivers Red Devil Box Furnace for Heat Treating Small Loads

July 15, 2016
Lucifer Furnaces, a manufacturer of industrial heat treating furnaces and ovens, recently delivered a bench-style box furnace for batch heat treating small loads of low-carbon steel. Model RD7-KHE24 with 7 KW power heats to 2200°F with easy-to-replace wire wound heating elements in removable...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Samag Machine Tools Are Now Available in North America from GMTA

July 15, 2016
Now available from German Machine Tools of America (GMTA), a full line of Samag machining centers, including multi-spindle, horizontal machining centers, deep hole drilling machines, and combination milling/drilling machines is offered for the North American market.    Samag —...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Siemens Offers Simple Setup of Automated Cells

July 15, 2016
With the Sinumerik 828 CNC family, Siemens is now offering a simple solution for connecting robots to machine tools, which has become an integral part of automated production cell setup.   Different types of robots designed by different manufacturers can now be connected to CNC machines...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Schunk Offers the World’s Smallest and Strongest Clamping System

July 15, 2016
For the production of small precision components, such as in the medical technology or mold-making industries, Schunk has expanded its line of modules for efficient workpiece clamping. With a height of only 20 mm, the Vero-S NSE mini pneumatic quick-change module is extremely thin, making it...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Niagara Cutter Sets New Benchmark in Solid-Carbide Thread Mills

July 15, 2016
Niagara Cutter has launched a new portfolio of solid-carbide thread mills that bring strength and process reliability to a broad range of general purpose machining applications. Overall, the portfolio comprises thread mills for the cost-effective, highly accurate production of Unified,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason Introduces 500CB Cutter Build Inspection Machine

July 15, 2016
Gleason Corporation introduces its latest innovation, the 500CB Cutter Build inspection machine. The 500CB delivers more accurate and highly automated build, truing, and inspection of all types of stick-blade bevel gear cutters. The 500CB features automated closed-loop blade positioning,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Marposs Introduces Ultra-Precision Mida Diamond Probing Line

July 15, 2016
Marposs offers a new Mida Diamond line of high-precision machine tool touch probes and tool setters. The Mida Diamond line has been developed to assist in controlling the entire production process in all its phases: from workpiece setup and inspection, to tool pre-setting and control. The...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Alicona Releases MicroGear Measurement Module

July 15, 2016
Global supplier of optical 3D surface management solutions, Alicona has released a new MicroGear measurement module aimed specifically for the measurement of micro gears up to 5 mm diameter. Developed in conjunction with German gear and spline specialist Frenco and using Alicona’s...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: KISSsys Simplifies Modeling

July 15, 2016
In the latest release from KISSsoft, modeling in the KISSsys has been radically simplified. Now, for example, when elements are added, the part geometries are prefilled with default values. At the same time, the shafts are positioned intelligently to suit the gearing types involved, such as...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Mahr Federal Offers Integrated Wireless Data Transmission with Digital Calipers and Indicators

July 15, 2016
Mahr Federal wireless data transmission capability is now integrated within its families of MarCal digital calipers and MarCator digital indicators using proven wireless technology. Both MarCal digital calipers and MarCator digital indicators send data to a small i-stick receiver, resembling a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Releases PC-DMIS Upgrade

July 15, 2016
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence recently launched PC-DMIS 2016, the latest edition of a leading measurement software. This release introduces new tools and technologies to help metrology equipment users collect, evaluate, manage, and present actionable manufacturing information in more...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Nikon Metrology Introduces New HN-C3030 3-D Measuring System

July 15, 2016
Nikon Metrology has introduced the HN-C3030, a new non-contact measuring system for high-speed, 3D measurement of gears, impellers, hobs, turbine blades, and other complex components in single-figure micron accuracy. Featuring an advanced laser scanner, the HN-C3030 represents a major step...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Mitutoyo Releases Renewed IP67 Coolant-proof Calipers

July 15, 2016
Mitutoyo America Corporation recently announced the renewal of its 500 Series IP67 Absolute Digimatic coolant-proof calipers. Product highlights include: Incorporates Mitutoyo’s Absolute measurement system, so there’s no need to reset the origin. The automatic power on/off...

Schafer Industries Acquires Assets of Custom Gear and Machine Inc.

July 7, 2016
Schafer Industries Inc. through its wholly owned subsidiary, Schafer Gear Works Rockford, LLC, has acquired the assets and business of Custom Gear and Machine Inc. of Roscoe, Illinois, effective July 1, 2016. The acquisition was announced jointly by Bipin Doshi, president of Schafer Industries, and...

Third Edition Recently Released of Dudley's Handbook of Practical Gear Design and Manufacture

July 7, 2016
The third edition of "Dudley's Handbook of Practical Gear Design and Manufacture" by Stephen P. Radzevich is now available through CRC Press. The book, focused on gear design and gear production, is a revised, updated, and enlarged version of the earlier published book by Darle W....

Motion Industries Breaks Ground for Expanded Distribution Center Near Dallas

July 7, 2016
Motion Industries Inc., a leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, recently announced the building of a new, expanded distribution center (DC) near Dallas in Grand Prairie, Texas. The facility is scheduled to...

SKF Shaft Alignment Tool Performs with App To Enable Precise Machinery Alignment

July 7, 2016
The new SKF Shaft Alignment Tool TKSA 51 performs with a dedicated, easily downloaded app to enable precise alignment of shafts in rotating machinery across industries. The tool — the first instrument of its kind designed for intuitive shaft alignments using tablets and smartphones —...

Richard Piselli Launches New Gear Business, Piselli Enterprises

July 1, 2016
Piselli Enterprises based in Statesville, North Carolina, has recently been launched to serve the gear industry for high-quality new and used gears and associated manufacturing machine equipment. Founder Richard Piselli plans to utilize his 25 years of expertise and knowledge in supplying...

Index Introduces New Turn-Mill with Bevel Gear Capability

June 22, 2016
The new Index G220 turn-mill center includes a motorized five-axis 18,000-rpm (max.) milling spindle and a tool turret with Y-axis, providing maximum machining flexibility for turning and milling complex parts in a single setup from bar stock up to 90 mm diameter, chuck diameter 210 mm. Distance...

Liebherr To Demonstrate New Single Table Gear Grinding Machine

June 22, 2016
With a one-table design and a new-design grinding head, the new Liebherr LGG 280 gear grinding machine greatly reduces grinding times for twist-free profile and generating grinding of workpieces to 280 mm diameter. Presented for the first time in North America in the Liebherr Booth N-6930 at IMTS,...

Liebherr Provides a Broad Range of Gear Cutting Tools

June 22, 2016
The division designs, develops, and produces top-quality gear cutting tools at facilities in Ettlingen, Germany, and Turin, Italy. Gear cutting tool services include solution proposals and custom designs for specific client requirements. Given the degree of specialization, tool sales are structured...

Shane Hollingsworth Joins Kapp Technologies Sales Team

June 17, 2016
Kapp Technologies has recently announced that Shane Hollingsworth has joined its sales team. Hollingsworth will represent Kapp Niles customers in the U.S., east of the Rocky Mountains, focusing on companies in the aerospace, energy, mining, construction, and agriculture...

Des-Case Presented President Obama’s “E” Award for Exporting Excellence

June 17, 2016
Des-Case Corporation, a global manufacturer of specialty filtration products that improve process equipment reliability and extend lubricant life, was recently given the nation’s top award honoring export excellence among American companies.   The “E” Award is the highest...

Zizzo Joins Schafer Industries as Global Sourcing Manager

June 17, 2016
Nick Zizzo has joined Schafer Industries as global sourcing manager. He will oversee the procurement function at all company locations as well as collaborate with suppliers for business development, supply cost optimization, and leveraging corporate purchasing. Zizzo comes to Schafer Industries...

Rohm Products of America Adds Five U.S. Regional Sales Managers

June 17, 2016
Röhm Products of America, a leading provider of high-quality clamping and gripping technology, recently expanded its customer sales and support team with the addition of five regional sales managers. This move is intended to increase visibility and support for the company’s workholding...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Index Develops Bevel Gear Process for Turn-Mill Centers

June 17, 2016
Index has developed a bevel gear hobbing package, which consists of a specially designed control cycle and four Index cutter heads with module-dependent inserts. Equipped with these features, the Index R200 and Index R300 turn-mill centers become gear-cutting machines on which spiral bevel gears...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Schneeberger Introduces New Aries NGP Tool Grinder Series

June 17, 2016
The new Aries NGP — Schneeberger’s latest addition to its extensive machine offerings — was created in response to the industry’s need for an affordable tool grinder with the power of larger machines. The Aries NGP offers approximately 10 Hp duty-rated power with a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: SMT Releases Masta 7 for Gearbox and Driveline Design, Analysis, and Simulation

June 17, 2016
Smart Manufacturing Technology (SMT) recently unveiled its Masta 7 CAE software with brand-new features and improvements. The release marks SMT’s continued success in providing transmission engineers with the best software tools that are designed around them. New features available in Masta...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: KISSsoft Utilizes Latest Data from SKF’s Rolling Bearings Catalogue

June 17, 2016
The new version of KISSsoft now contains the latest data from the Rolling Bearings catalogue. By cooperation between SKF and KISSsoft, all future releases of KISSsoft will include an updated bearing database from SKF. The previous KISSsoft database contained 4,000 SKF bearings; the new release...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Big Kaiser Introduces High-Precision Face Grooving System

June 17, 2016
Big Kaiser recently announced the release of new insert holders for face grooving. The new accessories are specifically designed to fit the Big Kaiser large-diameter Series 318 and Series 319 SW twin-cutter boring heads for ultimate system flexibility. The new face grooving system can be used as...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sandvik Coromant Introduces the First Double-Sided, Multi-Edge Milling Concept with Positive Cutting Action

June 17, 2016
Offering high productivity and a low cost per edge, the CoroMill® 745 has a double-sided, multi-edge design that is ideal for large batch productions. With its tilted insert positioning system and sharp cutting edges, this milling cutter offers a light cutting action at low power...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Doimak Delivers Two REN-T Spline and Gear Grinding Machines

June 17, 2016
Doimak has recently tested and delivered ready for production two REN-T grinding machines for the machining of cycloid, helical, and spur gears with exceptional accuracy results achieved during run-off tests. In addition to the remarkable accuracy and machine performance, the newest model Doimak...

Gleason Introduces 200GX/260GX Threaded Wheel Grinding Machines

June 16, 2016
Gleason Corporation recently introduced the 200GX and 260GX threaded wheel grinding machines, its latest addition to the Genesis® series. The twin spindle concept combines maximum productivity with minimum idle and setup times.  The fast and easy software-guided setup of the machine allows...

GMTA Names Dan Thomas As New Project Manager

June 16, 2016
German Machine Tools of America (GMTA) — a major supplier of various machine tools, lasers, and parts washers to the North American automotive, off-highway, heavy equipment, and other power transmission markets — recently announced the appointment of Dan Thomas as project...

Kapp Niles To Demonstrate Mass Production Gear Grinding Solution and Unveil New Metrology Machine at IMTS

June 16, 2016
Kapp Niles will feature three machines at Booth N-7036 at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) on September 12–17 in Chicago. The KX 100 Dynamic gear center is uniquely designed for mass production of external planetary gears up to 125 mm. Its independent twin...

Nitriding Symposium Will Be Held on November 17-18 in Las Vegas

June 7, 2016
Nitrex Metal, along with United Process Controls, has recently announced that the 4th edition of Nitriding Symposium (NS4) will be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 17-18, 2016. Nitriding Symposium is a triennial event that attracts metallurgists, engineers, plant supervisors,...

UTC Aerospace Systems Expands Presence in Foley, Alabama

June 7, 2016
UTC Aerospace Systems recently announced that it is expanding its existing footprint in Foley, Alabama, by adding a new manufacturing and nacelle assembly facility that is estimated to bring 260 new jobs to Baldwin County. UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp.,...

GTI Spindle's North Carolina Facility Now Fully Operational

June 7, 2016
GTI Spindle Technology, headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire, has recently announced that its newly opened North Carolina facility is fully operational. The state-of-the-art facility is staffed with industry-leading technicians who are capable of repairing and rebuilding the highest precision...