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Kapp Technologies Takes Majority Ownership in Penta Gear Metrology, LLC

September 7, 2016
Kapp Technologies recently announced it has become majority partner in Penta Gear Metrology, LLC. Penta Gear Metrology LLC builds both functional and analytical gear measuring systems used in most gear manufacturing plants from automotive transmissions to industrial drives. The Dayton, Ohio,...

Hurco Introduces Double Column Bridge-Type Machine

August 31, 2016
Hurco will unveil the BX40i double-column (bridge-type) CNC machine at IMTS 2016. The stability of the double-column design and the overall weight of the machine (20,062 pounds) provide exceptional accuracy and outstanding surface finish capabilities. While designed specifically for the mold market...

Emag To Display Machine Tools at IMTS 2016

August 12, 2016
Emag, a leading supplier to the North American market, will be presenting machine tools and related manufacturing equipment at IMTS 2016 in Chicago, Illinois, September 12-17, Booth #N-6834, in the Gear Pavilion located in the North Hall. The company will present its family of turning centers,...

Zoller Features Products at IMTS 2016

August 12, 2016
Zoller presents its extensive product range, from tool presetting, measuring, inspection, and automation to software solutions at IMTS 2016 in the West Building, Booth #W-2022. Zoller is known for innovative solutions, and IMTS will give visitors the opportunity to see numerous innovations and...

New Norton Centerless Grinding Technology at IMTS 2016

August 12, 2016
Norton Saint-Gobain will feature Norton Century45™at IMTS, Booth #N-7051. The newly developed Norton Century45 centerless bond platform features an exclusive chemistry that greatly improves grain retention in the wheel. Better grain retention means wheels are constructed with more porosity...

Röhm To Feature Workholding Technologies at IMTS 2016

August 12, 2016
Röhm Products of America will show its strength as a one-stop clamping-and-gripping supplier by presenting a wide range of workholding innovations in Booth #W-2528 at IMTS 2016. Among the products on display will be two of the company’s newest solutions that fulfill industry demands for...

Klingelnberg To Present Products and Services at IMTS 2016

August 12, 2016
Klingelnberg will present its versatile machine lineup in operation at Booth #N-6837 at IMTS 2016. This year’s focus will be “solutions for the automotive industry” and “solutions for small-batch gear manufacturers.” Every day, manufacturers in the automotive industry...

Sandvik Coromant Offers Connectivity to Customers at IMTS 2016

August 12, 2016
In an era of digital transformation in machining operations, Sandvik Coromant will reveal for the first time at IMTS 2016 new connectivity-based solutions designed to help manufacturers optimize their machining and decision-making process. The new solutions have been developed to improve every...

Star SU To Unveil Dry Grinding Technology and Cutting Tool Advancements at IMTS 2016

August 12, 2016
Star SU will showcase its product range of machine tool, cutting tool, and tool services at IMTS 2016. It will have two booths — one in the Gear Pavilion in the North Hall and another in the West Hall showcasing its cutting tool technology. In Booth #N-6924, visitors will see product...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason to Demonstrate New Solutions for Advanced Gear Production at IMTS 2016

August 12, 2016
Gleason will demonstrate brand-new solutions in advanced gear manufacturing technology in Booth #N-7000 at IMTS 2016 in Chicago, September 12-17, covering a wide array of processes for the complete production and inspection of all types of bevel and cylindrical gears. Technologies that will be...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Carbide-Roll Burnishing Tools to be Featured at IMTS 2016

August 12, 2016
By Elliott Tool Technologies, carbide-roll burnishing tools, which produce a mirror-like surface finish while eliminating secondary operations, machining setups, and operator labor and cost, will be featured at IMTS 2016, Booth #W-1292. These cost-effective, easy-to-use carbide rolls from Monaghan...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gehring Releases Lifehone L630 Modular Honing Machine

August 12, 2016
Gehring L.P. has released the Lifehone L630,  the newest in its line of modular honing machines for precision metal components. The Lifehone L630 offers a systematic approach to help ensure an efficient manufacturing process. Features include standard part applications that can be honed on the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Hardinge Announces Release of Two New VMCS

August 12, 2016
Hardinge Inc., a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions, recently announced the release of its newest vertical machining centers (VMCs), the Bridgeport V480 and V710. The Bridgeport V480 and V710 machines feature fast rapid rates, high axis and spindle...

Big Kaiser Brings Innovation to IMTS 2016, Booth #W-1600

August 9, 2016
Big Kaiser introduces the EWD EVO, a digital boring head designed with a single goal in mind — making the life of an operator as easy as possible. It will be synched with the new Big Kaiser smartphone and tablet app, which was developed to enhance user friendliness while assembling and...

Exsys Tool Introduces High-Precision pL Lehmann Line at IMTS 2016

August 9, 2016
Exsys Tool Inc. will spotlight its high-precision pL Lehmann rotary tables as well as the product line’s swissClamp modular clamping system at IMTS 2016. The company will also demonstrate several other productivity-enhancing Exsys technologies in Booths #W-2061 and #N-7223, including the...

Seco Tools Features Engineered Solutions at IMTS 2016

August 9, 2016
Seco Tools will spotlight its Engineered Solutions along with many other new tooling innovations at IMTS 2016, Booth #W-1564. The company will exhibit several examples of these real-world Engineered Solutions that have resulted from Seco’s design, engineering, and manufacturing...

Enshu To Introduce WE30Ve Vertical Machining Center at IMTS 2016

August 9, 2016
Enshu USA will introduce the WE30Ve Vertical Machining Center to the North American market at IMTS 2016, Booth #S-8592, on September 12-17, in Chicago, Illinois. With its evenly distributed rigid bridge structure and 12,000 rpm BT30 spindle, the WE30Ve is ideal for the high-speed, high-precision...

Trunnion Table Introduces New Stallion Hybrid Trunnions

August 9, 2016
The new Stallion Hybrid trunnions from TrunnionTable.com (Booth #W-2268, IMTS 2016) allow faceplates and chucks to be installed without removal of the trunnion table for faster part setups, increased productivity, and higher quality parts. The trunnions accommodate a...

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,...