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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Liebherr Introduces Compact, Flexible Gear Shaping Machine

December 15, 2016
Liebherr-Verzahntechnik GmbH has expanded its machine portfolio for small workpieces with the small-footprint (Platform 1) LS 180 F shaping machine equipped with an electronically operated, movable cutter head slide. The machine can shape smaller gears in different axial positions with only short...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: KISSsoft Release Determines Misalignment of Bevel Gears

December 15, 2016
The relative position of the pinion and the ring gear is critical in determining the wear patterns of bevel gears. To determine the bevel gear misalignment, the displacements of the shafts can be directly determined in KISSsoft Release 03/2016 by linking the shaft files to the bevel contact...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Methods Introduces Innovative, Compact KIWA Horizontal Machining Center

December 15, 2016
Methods Machine Tools, Inc., a leading supplier of high-performance machine tools and automation solutions, recently announced the addition of the KIWA-Japan Triple H40 horizontal machining center with a column traverse structure to its KIWA line. One of the most unique design features of the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: AIMS Pairs Renishaw 5-Axis Scanning Technology with the Industry's First Linear-Motor Driven CMM

December 15, 2016
When it comes to coordinating measuring machines, manufacturers want less downtime and lower cost of ownership. In response to customer feedback, OEM AIMS Metrology has designed and introduced the industry’s first linear motor-driven CMM with 5-axis measurement capabilities. AIMS’...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gear Break-In Lubricity And Rust Protection Achieved With Tru Temp Black Oxide

December 15, 2016
Gear component manufacturers can easily achieve break-in lubricity, robust corrosion protection, and galling resistance on critical components. Birchwood Technologies’ Tru Temp® low temp black oxide process meets demanding finishing requirements while creating a non-dimensional finish,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Ipsen's MetalMaster Furnaces Shipped to Customers Worldwide

December 15, 2016
Ipsen has recently shipped five MetalMaster® vacuum furnaces to companies in locations around the world: Washington, South Carolina, Mexico, and China. Comprised of both horizontal- and vertical-loading systems, these shipments will be used to process parts for the commercial heat treating and...

Forest City Gear Adds Continuous Generating Grinding Capability for High-Volume Gear Production

December 13, 2016
Forest City Gear has expanded its high-volume gear production capabilities with the addition of a Reishauer RZ 160 gear grinding machine and Felsomat FRC 600 high-speed load/unload automation. The system is part of a new 8,500-square-foot facility located in close proximity to Forest City...

Des-Case Launches Redesigned Product That Improves Contamination Monitoring

December 7, 2016
Des-Case Corporation recently launched an entirely redesigned oil sight glass (OSG) that pushes the boundaries of what oil sight glasses can do. The new sight glass — a clear cylinder that can be installed in the drain port of the oil reservoir of pumps, gearboxes, bearing housings, and other...

Koepfer America Announces 2017 Gear School Dates

December 7, 2016
The seminar “Fundamentals of Parallel Axis Gear Manufacturing” on May 23–25, 2017, is designed for entry-level gear manufacturing personnel. Attendees include manufacturing management, industrial engineers, supervisors, set-up personnel, operators, and quality control. It’s...

Mazak to Open New Technical Center in Texas

December 7, 2016
Mazak announced the opening of a second facility in Texas. Joining the company’s Southwest Technology Center in Houston, the new Mazak Dallas Technical Center will serve the Northern Texas region. To celebrate the expansion, Mazak is hosting an Open House on February 1, 2017, which will...

Hainbuch America Adds to Growing Team

November 29, 2016
Hainbuch America recently announced two additions to the company — Jim McCraw joins Hainbuch America as an applications engineer supporting the company’s growing number of regional sales managers across the U.S. and Canada, and Christian Yehle rejoins the team as regional sales manager...

AGMA Board Adopts Strategic Plan Including New Vision and Objectives

November 29, 2016
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) will enter its 101st year with a new vision, mission, and four supporting strategic objectives for the next five years to drive value for its members. AGMA’s Board of Directors adopted the new vision, “AGMA and its members drive power...

AGMA Adds Two New Courses to Its 2017 Education Offerings

November 11, 2016
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) announced that it will offer two new courses to the 2017 education catalog. The courses are "Fundamentals of Gear Design and Analysis" and "Steels for Gear Applications." "Fundamentals of Gear Design and Analysis"...

Gleason Introduces 300GMSL Multi-Sensor Inspection Machine

November 11, 2016
Gleason Corporation introduces its latest innovation in gear inspection technology with the 300GMSL Multi-Sensor Inspection Machine, providing the capabilities of four instruments on one platform. Designed for manufacturers of automotive, aircraft, and other like-sized gears, the 300GMSL offers a...

Liebherr Develops New Vision System for Smarter, Faster Bin Picking

November 7, 2016
A new vision system from Liebherr-Verzahntechnik GmbH that’s based on the triangulation method improves bin picking by ensuring greater accuracy, better component recognition, and faster handling. The smart removal of workpieces from a random arrangement, or “bin picking,” is a...

Klingelnberg To Invest Six Million Euros in Hückeswagen Site

November 7, 2016
Klingelnberg has earmarked 6 million euros for investment in the building infrastructure as well as cutting-edge production technology at the Hückeswagen site. Measures will include expanding and modernizing the shop floors and bringing Klingelnberg's machine fleet up to state-of-the-art...

Ajax Tocco Supplies Bright Annealing Induction Furnace

November 7, 2016
Ajax Tocco Magnethermic shipped a bright annealing induction furnace to a major stainless steel tube manufacturer in the northeast U.S. The bright annealing system progressively heats the stainless steel tube to high temperatures in an atmosphere of inert gases and then anneals the tube in a...

MC Machinery Announces New Laser Automation Specialist

November 7, 2016
MC Machinery Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp., has recently hired Jason LeGrand as a laser automation specialist. In this newly created position, LeGrand will work within the sales arm of MC Machinery and organize product offerings and sales tools as an automation expert....

Sandvik Offers New App for Manufacturing Operations

November 7, 2016
Sandvik Coromant, a supplier of cutting tools, tooling solutions, and know-how to the metalworking industry, is grouping its online offerings within the company’s new Ifind app — giving purchasers, engineers, and machine operators a user-friendly option for the best possible support for...

Fullerton Offers Tooling for 5ME Cryogenic Systems

October 28, 2016
Fullerton Tool Company is now an authorized manufacturer and distributor of 5ME’s BlueZoneTM cryogenic tooling, after the two companies finalized an agreement that includes sales and support for carbide end mills and drills designed for use with 5ME’s cryogenic machining...

World's Largest Commercial Vacuum Furnace Completes Successful First Run

October 13, 2016
Solar Atmospheres of Western PA, a premier heat treating service, launched into operation its newest and largest vacuum furnace. In its inaugural cycle, the 48-foot furnace successfully vacuum heat-treated nickel alloy components while preserving the crucial elements of brightness and cleanliness....

Samag Invests in Cleaning System from BvL that Uses 20 Percent Less Energy

October 13, 2016
Saalfelder Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH (Samag) in Germany produces crankshaft bearing caps for a large German automotive manufacturer. For the cleaning of these components, the company not only requires a cleaning system with the highest cleanliness results and a short cycle time, but particularly also...

New National Engineering Trade Show Announced for the Latest in Simulation, Testing, and Thermal Engineering

October 13, 2016
GSE Media Ltd, the U.K.-based creator of innovative niche engineering events, has announced a national trade exhibition to be held in Cincinnati at the Duke Energy Convention Center on May 17-18, 2017. The event will combine three successful trade shows that have proved highly popular in the U.K....

Dana To Build New Gear Manufacturing Facility in Europe

October 13, 2016
In support of secured new business, Dana Incorporated recently announced that it plans to construct a state-of-the-art gear manufacturing facility in Europe. The establishment of this Spicer® gear factory in Győr, Hungary, will serve as a significant enabler to further satisfy the regional...

Wenzel America's Drew Shemenski Promoted to President of Wenzel America

October 13, 2016
Wenzel America recently announced the promotion of Drew Shemenski to president of Wenzel America. Having spent the last two years as Wenzel’s regional sales manager — Midwest region, Shemenski succeeds Andy Woodward, who has been promoted to Wenzel’s group marketing...

Mahr Federal Sponsors Illini Motorsports, a University of Illinois Student Organization

October 13, 2016
Mahr Federal announced it will provide a Silver Level sponsorship to Illini Motorsports, a University of Illinois-sponsored student organization. As part of the sponsorship, the company will donate a range of gaging equipment including digital gages, micrometers, calipers, and a Digimar 814 SR...

Allied Machine Announces Purchase of Majority Interest in Wohlhaupter

October 13, 2016
Allied Machine & Engineering Corp., a leading manufacturer of holemaking and finishing tooling systems, recently announced it has purchased a majority of the shares of Wohlhaupter GmbH of Frickenhausen, Germany, Wohlhaupter USA, and Wohlhaupter India. Known worldwide as a manufacturer of...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason Introduces P90CD and P90iC Horizontal Hobbing Machines

October 13, 2016
Gleason Corporation has introduced the P90CD and P90iC horizontal hobbing machines. Now, two new machines from the P-Series enhance the current model line to provide optimized solutions for specific applications that require high productivity and efficiency. Based on the well-known P90 hobbing...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: KISSsoft Announces New Release

October 13, 2016
A range of additional user-defined customization options are now available in the KISSsoft release 03/2016. With the new release, users can create a software interface and define their own variables. The KUI – KISSsoft User Interface – can be used to tailor the input window to suit the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Schutte Introduces 325linear 5-Axis CNC Grinder with Extended X-Y Axis Paths

October 13, 2016
Schütte recently announced the introduction of its new 325linear machine, a 5-axis CNC grinder with extended X- and Y-axis movement, plus two auxiliary slides for workpiece clamping and improved grinding wheel guidance over the entire machining envelope. Micro tools, gun drills, hob cutters,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sandvik Coromant Unveils CoroPlus

October 13, 2016
Cutting tool and tooling systems specialist, Sandvik Coromant, has unveiled its CoroPlus™ suite of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions aimed at helping manufacturers prepare for Industry 4.0. The concept is designed specifically to improve the control of productivity and costs...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Preco Announces New Laser System

October 13, 2016
Preco Inc. recently announced the Lightning Bolt 2000 laser system for processing of highly accurate micro features on metallic, ceramic, and polymer materials. The system is customizable to accommodate a wide range of IR, Green, and UV wave lengths and nanosecond, picosecond, and femtosecond...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: GTI Predictive Technology Announced Linear Signature Analysis

October 13, 2016
Headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire, GTI Predictive Technology recently unveiled its new Linear Signature Analysis (LSA) service. GTI has perfected its wireless VibePro vibration technology to collect vibration data in ball screws and to detect issues such as: • Preload •...

Star SU LLC and Neher Group Form Agreement To Sell PCD Tooling in North America

October 7, 2016
Star SU LLC and Neher DIA GmbH & Co. KG have entered a joint venture partnership that appoints Star SU to sell Neher’s PCD tooling portfolio in North America. The addition of Neher’s comprehensive line of diamond tools, including finish reamers, combination tools, and PCD/CBN...

Bodycote Acquires Nitrex Metal Technologies

October 7, 2016
Bodycote, one of the world’s leading thermal processing services provider, recently announced that it has acquired Nitrex Metal Technologies. Nitrex Metal Technologies specializes in precision gas nitriding and ferritic nitrocarburizing in both batch and continuous forms. Continuous gas...

SKF Centralizes Bearing Production with Solid Oil and Introduces Enhanced Formulas

October 7, 2016
SKF has centralized the production of bearings with Solid Oil to promote timely delivery throughout North America and has introduced enhanced formulas to benefit more applications across industries. These bearings are filled with an oil-saturated polymer matrix, which creates a consistent lubricant...

Siemens Announces Servo Drive System for Demanding Geared Motor Applications

October 7, 2016
Siemens has expanded its extensive drive portfolio for servo applications to include the Simotics S-1FG1 servo geared motors, which are designed for use with the Sinamics S120 drive system. Sinamics S120 drives and Simotics S-1FG1 servo geared motors are an integral component of Siemens Totally...

Emuge Opens New Cutting Tool Technology Center

October 7, 2016
Emuge Corp. announced the opening of a new technology center located at the company’s North American headquarters in West Boylston, Massachusetts. The center, designed to be a full-service resource for manufacturers to apply cutting tool application strategies, is equipped with the latest...

SMT Announces New Office in Japan

September 30, 2016
Smart Manufacturing Technology (SMT) recently announced the formation of Smart Manufacturing Technology Japan Ltd. (SMTJ), a subsidiary of SMT. The new office in Japan is the latest installment of the company’s expanding reach worldwide. SMTJ will support engineers from Japan’s leading...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Liebherr Demonstrates New Single Table Gear Grinding Machine At IMTS 2016

September 28, 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 millimeters in diameter. Presented for the first time in North America in the Liebherr Booth...

Laser Design Demonstrates CyberGage360 3D Scanning Inspection System at IMTS 2016

September 16, 2016
Laser Design, Inc., a fully owned subsidiary of CyberOptics and premier provider of ultra-precise 3D scanning systems and services, will showcase its CyberGage360™, a metrology-grade, ultra-fast, one-button automated 3D scanning and inspection system at IMTS 2016 in Booth #E-5810 and will...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Siemens Introduces New Operator Panels for High-End CNC Applications

September 16, 2016
The Sinumerik blackline panels OP 015 black and OP 019 black are a new generation of operator panels for the Sinumerik 840D sl CNC system and offer new options for machine operation. The inductive sensor technology enables rapid interaction with the user interface even when the operator is wearing...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Methods Showcases 3D Printing and Automation AT IMTS 2016

September 16, 2016
Methods Machine Tools, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative precision machine tools, 3D printing technology, automation, and accessories, will demonstrate the latest developments in manufacturing technology in Booth #S-9119 at IMTS 2016 on September 12-17, 2016. From additive manufacturing (3D...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sumitomo Develops HF PCD Milling Cutter for High Efficiency Aluminum Cutting

September 16, 2016
Sumitomo Electric Carbide, Inc.’s new HF PCD milling cutter provides highly efficient cutting of aluminum and non-ferrous materials. For exceptional milling efficiency, the HF series features a high-density design (3 teeth per inch). In addition to productivity, the HF-series cutter is...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Mazak Will Demonstrate New Innovations on HCN-4000 at IMTS 2016

September 16, 2016
As a leader in machine tool technology, Mazak will showcase its popular HCN-4000 horizontal machining center with enhanced multitasking and automation at IMTS, Booth #S-8300. With new high-precision honing and orbital machining capabilities, the machine now provides multitasking, Done in One®...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: GF Machining Solutions Offers Faster SetUps with Clamping System

September 16, 2016
The System 3R Delphin Zero Point system from GF Machining Solutions provides an affordable clamping system for use during heavy milling operations on a variety of machine tools. With the Delphin system, manufacturers can increase their overall productivity by streamlining setups and reducing...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: HAAS Presents Compact All-Rounder for Precision Tools and Components

September 16, 2016
Haas Schleifmaschinen GmbH in Trossingen, Germany, manufactures universal grinding machines, which offer significant versatility for full-sequence production of complex precision tools and workpieces. At IMTS 2016, U.S. subsidiary Haas Multigrind LLC will present its new, compact all-rounder that...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Tooling offered from Heimatec

September 16, 2016
Heimatec Inc., a world leader in live tools and multi-spindle drill heads, recently announced immediate availability of live tooling for all popular models in the Hyundai, Miyano, and Nakamura turning center lines. “We’re carrying a substantial inventory of live tools for our...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Affolter launches Worm Screw Power Skiving Technology

September 16, 2016
Affolter Technologies SA, a technology leader in micro-gear hobbing centers for the watchmaking and micromechanical industries, launches a groundbreaking innovation: Worm Screw Power Skiving (WSPS). “This cutting-edge technology was developed by our engineering experts in an intensive...

AIMS Metrology Acquires Englewood-Based Tool and Die Shop

September 14, 2016
AIMS Metrology, an OEM for coordinate measuring machines, announced it has acquired Englewood, Ohio-based CMI Technologies. The recent purchase is one of several investments AIMS has made this year to better serve its customers. Headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, the company completed a second...

Vacuum Heat Treating for Space Exploration

September 14, 2016
Vacuum furnaces are highly flexible tools capable of providing numerous thermochemical conditions with various reactive gases at elevated temperatures and extreme pressures to alter the chemical or mechanical properties of materials. Conditions inside vacuum furnaces are equivalent to conditions...

Stenhøj and Ever Sharp Tools Form Broaching Machine Agreement

September 14, 2016
Stenhøj Hydraulik A/S of Barrit, Denmark, and Ever Sharp Tools of St. Clair, Michigan, recently reached an agreement to sell and support a full line of broaching machines in North America, including helical and hard broaching. Since its founding in 1917, Stenhøj has manufactured and...