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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....

Klingelnberg Mexico Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary

January 19, 2016
The Klingelnberg subsidiary in Mexico, with individual technical service, sales services, spare parts supply and grinding service center, recently celebrated its 15-year success story. November 17, 2015, was a special day for the 17 employees of the Mexican subsidiary in Querétaro City and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Thread Chaser Insert Holder From Seco Offers Precision and Rigidity

January 19, 2016
Seco Tools developed its new thread chaser insert holder to bring high levels of precision and rigidity to threading operations that involve tough materials, including the hard, gummy, or high-chrome content used in the oil and gas industry. Such achievement is possible via a special carbide-pin...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Features Are Available in the KISSsoft Shaft Calculation

January 19, 2016
The shaft strength calculation method according to AGMA 6101-E08/6001-E08 is now available and includes both a static and dynamic proof. In the static proof, which takes peak loads into account, the nominal power is multiplied with a load factor. This load factor is defined depending on the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Emuge Launched Line of High-Perfomance Solid Carbide End Mills

January 19, 2016
Emuge Corp. recently announced the introduction of an extensive line of high-performance solid carbide end mills for applications ranging from universal milling to aerospace and high hardness machining. This new line further broadens the depth of Emuge’s rotary cutting tool portfolio in the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: GF Machining Solutions Introduces CUT E Series of Wire EDM

January 19, 2016
GF Machining Solutions has introduced the CUT E 350, the first machine in its new CUT E Series of high-performance and high-productivity wire EDMs. The CUT E Series incorporates a broad range of technologies to help manufacturers increase their flexibility and accelerate their time to market. The...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Eriez Offers Chip and Parts Conveyors in a Variety of Models and Slider Bed Widths

January 19, 2016
Permanent Magnetic Chip and Parts Conveyors from Eriez safely and reliably move and elevate ferrous materials such as chips, turnings, small parts, and stampings. These units are practically maintenance-free and innovatively designed to ensure the highest level of operator safety. Four frame sizes...

AGMAs Deadline for Abstracts Is Fast Approaching

December 21, 2015
The deadline to submit an abstract to be considered for presentation at the AGMA 2016 Fall Technical Meeting from October 2-4 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is Friday, January 15, 2016. If you would like to submit your abstract through the online portal, click here. You may use your existing...

Samputensili Introduces Dry Grinding of Gears

December 17, 2015
  Samputensili, one of the biggest producers of solutions for the gear manufacturing, has recently launched a world premiere at EMO Milan 2015, a ground-breaking concept that totally eliminates the need for cutting oils during the grinding of gears after heat treatment. The new...

Forest City Gear Names Duke Sims to New General Manager Position

December 16, 2015
Forest City Gear is pleased to announce the appointment of Duke Sims to the newly created role of general manager. Sims’ most recent position at Regal-Beloit was as the group vice president of the mechanical division overseeing seven different divisions related to gearing and mechanical...

Hewland Introduces Latest Bevel Grinding Capacity

December 16, 2015
With efficiency increasingly key to automotive applications the world-over, Hewland Engineering announced the installation of a state-of-the-art Klingelnberg Oerlikon G60 Spiral Bevel Gear Grinding Machine. Utilizing Klingelnberg’s advanced KIMOS closed-loop manufacturing system, the G60...

New Cloud-Based Simulation Applications Changing the Game for Manufacturing

December 16, 2015
Comet Solutions, Inc., the innovative provider of Simulation Applications (SimApps™) for simulation-driven design, announced the availability of Cloud-based SimApps. By capturing and embedding the experience of senior analysts, SimApps allow simulations to be run more easily, consistently,...

BCGear Develops Software Tool for Optimizing Gear Designs

December 16, 2015
A new software tool called BCG-MinWeight has been developed by BCGear & Engineering, Inc., a provider of design and manufacturing engineering services for the gear industry, located in Detroit, Michigan. BCG-MinWeight specifies basic parameters for gear designs in order to optimize for size and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Koepfer impresses customers with K160 Repowered CNC Gear Hobbing Machine

December 16, 2015
Koepfer America, LLC has completed the next step in its K-Repowered CNC re-control program with the first K160 Repowered CNC Gear Hobbing Machine, which was displayed at Gear Expo 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. New, potential customers were impressed with the quality of the machine as a cost-effective,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Heller Offers New 5-axis Machining Center with the CP 4000

December 16, 2015
The recently introduced CP 4000 series horizontal machining centers accomplish horizontal, vertical, and tilted turning with A and B axis with high dynamics and chip removal rates. Ideal for a wide range of applications, the 5-axis mill/turning center CP 4000, equipped with PCU 63...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Schunk's TENDOzero Provides Micron Precision

December 16, 2015
Micron precision is always a requirement for drilling, reaming, and line boring. Schunk now offers a hydraulic expansion toolholder with a run-out accuracy of 0.00 mm, which can be quickly adjusted. The TENDOzero is equipped with four lateral set-screws, which directly affect the tool shank, the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Emco Maier Introduces VT 400 Inverted Vertical Turning for Production

December 16, 2015
Emco Maier is expanding its successful line of compact heavy-duty inverted vertical turning machines for production with the Vertical VT 400, designed with integrated automation for complete machining of cast or forged chucking parts to 400 mm (15.75 in.) diameter. The VT 400 utilizes the machine...

Maynards To Auction Assets of Major Commercial Vehicle Systems Manufacturer

November 18, 2015
  The assets of a major manufacturer of drivetrain, mobility, braking, and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicles will be auctioned on December 3, 2015. The high-quality assets in this auction are available as a result of the closure of the Meritor facility in Heath, Ohio. Meritor has...

Forest City Gear Names Duke Sims to New General Manager Position

October 27, 2015
Forest City Gear is pleased to announce the appointment of Duke Sims to the newly created role of general manager. Sims’ most recent position at Regal-Beloit was as the group vice president of the mechanical division overseeing seven different divisions related to gearing and mechanical...

Mazak To Demo Adaptive Gear Machining Solutions at Gear Expo

October 16, 2015
At Gear Expo, Booth #1322, Mazak will use its Integrex i-100ST equipped with the latest Mazatrol SmoothX CNC to demonstrate how advanced multitasking machines can effectively perform today’s gear-making processes from hobbing to skiving to gashing. Mazak multitasking machines, including the...

Exsys To Show New Line of Precision Gear Solutions in Detroit

October 16, 2015
Exsys Tool, Inc. will showcase its new line of high-quality Eppinger gearboxes and custom gear-making services for a wide variety of industries at Gear Expo, Booth #1731. Exsys is the well-known North American supplier of high-precision, German-made Eppinger live and fixed toolholders as well as...

Contour Hardening Announces ISO/TS 16949:2009 Certification of Induction Heat Treating Facility

October 16, 2015
Contour Hardening, Inc. — the developer of patented Micropulse induction heat treating technology, a leading ISO-certified manufacturer of induction heat treating equipment and an ISO-/TS-certified tier-one induction heat treating process service provider — recently announced the ISO/TS...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Reishauer to Demonstrate the RZ 160 Gear Grinding Machine at Gear Expo

October 16, 2015
The inventor of continuous generating gear grinding, Reishauer AG of Wallisellen, Switzerland, will demonstrate the RZ 160 — the machine that sets the standard for gear grinding machines in this size range. This concept is based on the successful RZ 150 series with more than 600 machines...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Machine Tool Builders Exhibits at Gear Expo in Booth #1804

October 16, 2015
At Gear Expo, Machine Tool Builders (MTB) will display a P900 gear hobbing machine rebuilt with all mechanical linkages, gearing, and other driving mechanisms replaced with new modern servo drives and electronic controls via CNC. All guide ways have been refinished, seals and bearings replaced,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Ipsen MetalMaster Furnace Provides High Performance

October 16, 2015
Ipsen shipped a horizontal-loading MetalMaster® vacuum furnace with two-bar gas quenching to a commercial heat treating company in South Carolina. Ideal for aerospace brazing and other high vacuum applications, this vacuum furnace line performs distinctively well with thin section parts and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: KISSsoft Enhances Heating Calculation for Gearboxes

October 16, 2015
The efficiency calculation and thermal analysis according to ISO/TR 14179 (module KS2) has been extended with several useful functionalities. The power loss calculation has been implemented using the contact analysis of gears, which allows the user to consider the influence of micro...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: The New Genesis 400H Hobbing Machine for the Production of Mid-Sized Gears

October 16, 2015
The new Genesis® 400H gear hobbing machine for workpieces up to 400 mm in diameter and module 8 mm supplements Gleason’s successful line of Genesis hobbing machines in the medium-sized workpiece range. The 400H is designed for the manufacture of gears in truck, agriculture, and...

Cosen Saws Launches MechaLogix Cosen Predictive Computing

October 9, 2015
Cosen Saws, a leading global manufacturer of industrial band saws, has introduced MechaLogix Cosen Predictive Computing, a cloud-based system with an innovative feature that monitors the performance of a blade and accurately forecasts the number of remaining cutting hours left before a saw blade...

Polygon Solutions Inspires Future Manufacturers on Manufacturing Day

October 5, 2015
Polygon Solutions Inc. of Fort Myers, Florida, has once again participated in 2015’s Manufacturing Day and continues to draw in students to teach them more about manufacturing. Manufacturing Day focuses on exposing young people to the high-tech and well-paying jobs and dispelling the notion...

Fives Investments in Manufacturing Science Yield Multiple Patents

September 18, 2015
Fives Machining Systems Inc. highlights the intellectual horsepower behind heavy manufacturing with 10 recent patents. The patents cover new production technologies and enhancements, quality improvement technologies, and component life enhancements. The developments are concentrated in the fields...

Luren Precision Chicago Welcomes Back Ditzler

September 18, 2015
Luren Precision Chicago, the U.S. sales division of Luren Precision, recently announced the return of its Machine Tool sales manager, Darian Ditzler. Ditzler started with Luren Precision in January 2011 and has coordinated and attended many trade shows including multiple IMTS and Gear Expo shows....

Timken to Acquire Carlstar Belts Business

September 18, 2015
The Timken Company, the world leader in tapered roller bearings, recently announced that it has reached an agreement with American Industrial Partners to acquire the Carlstar Belts Business (Carlstar Belts), a leading North American manufacturer of belts used in industrial, commercial, and consumer...