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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...

Itamco Receives DMDII Applied R&D Award for Smart Manufacturing Project

June 7, 2016
Itamco, a manufacturer of precision-machined components and specializing in gears, is part of a team that received an Applied Research and Development award from the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII). The award-winning project is titled “Standards-Based Platform...

Oasis Alignment Services Standardizes Metrology Fleet with Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence 6DoF Solutions

June 7, 2016
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence recently announced that Oasis Alignment Services, LLC (Rochester, New Hampshire) has standardized its large metrology fleet on Leica Absolute AT960 laser trackers and Leica T-Probes. Oasis is a leading provider of 3D metrology, optical alignment, and mechanical...

AGMA Names Matthew Croson as New President

May 27, 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...

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

May 27, 2016
Forest City Gear has expanded its high-volume gear production capabilities with the addition of a Reishauer RZ 160 gear grinding machine and high-speed load/unload automation. The system is part of a new 8,500-square-foot facility that is located in close proximity to Forest City Gear’s main...

Parker Trutec Adds Fourth AFC-Holcroft UBQ Furnace

May 27, 2016
Parker Trutec, Inc. in Springfield, Ohio, recently added a fourth UBQ 36-48-36 universal batch integral quench furnace to an existing line. This furnace will be equipped for carburizing and be made CQI-9 compliant. The equipment was scheduled for installation in March 2016. Parker Trutec is a...

New Management Team at Bourn & Koch

May 27, 2016
Bourn & Koch, Inc. recently announced that Terry V. Derrico has been named president of the company. Joining him in senior management are Kerry Koch as CFO, Greg Champion as the vice president of sales and marketing, and Peter Mischler as the engineering manager. Derrico, who was most recently...

Mahr Federal Names Stuart Manser as Director of Sales of Precision Gages

May 27, 2016
Mahr Federal has named Stuart Manser as the director of sales of precision gages for North America. According to CEO Tony Picone, Manser will be responsible for planning and directing the sales team for the precision gages product line, defining sales territory, and hiring sales staff. He will work...

SGS Tool Company Joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

May 27, 2016
SGS Tool Company recently joined the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM). As a leading manufacturer of round solid carbide cutting tool technology for aerospace, metalworking, and automotive industries, SGS will participate in machining research activities at CCAM. “We are...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason Introduces 500CB Cutter Build Inspection Machine

May 27, 2016
Gleason Corporation recently introduced 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...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Modular System for Direct Workpiece Clamping Offered from Schunk

May 27, 2016
The new Vero-S WDB clamping technology modular system transfers the efficiency levels of the Schunk Vero-S quick-change pallet system specifically to machine directly clamped workpieces. By using clamping pillars with a modular structure, freely molded parts and other workpieces can be clamped...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Thinnest Parting-Off and Deep-Grooving Tools Now Available

May 27, 2016
When material savings are a requirement due to machining expensive materials, large batch productions, or both, it is essential to use the thinnest insert width possible. CoroCut® QD-dedicated parting-off and deep-grooving tools are now available in smaller insert widths with internal...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New SVF Series Grit Guard® Coolant Filter Is a Modular Solution for Abrasive Machining

May 27, 2016
Sunnen’s new SVF Series Grit Guard® coolant filter is a build-to-suit solution with progressively higher levels of filtration and chilling to meet process requirements in abrasive machining. Base Grit Guard models are available in 55- and 110-gallon capacities and are equipped with twin...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Radius Internal Cylindrical Grinding Machines Added to Studer Line

May 27, 2016
United Grinding has added three new radius internal cylindrical grinding machines to its line of Studer internal cylindrical grinding machines. The S121, S131, and S141 replace STUDER’s CT700 and CT900 models and extend part production capabilities by offering more advanced technology, a new...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Customized Enclosure for the Tigo SF Coordinate Measuring Machine

May 27, 2016
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence recently announced the release of a customized protective enclosure for the Tigo SF shop-floor coordinate measuring machine (CMM). The Tibox offers enhanced protection for systems operating in the most extreme workshop conditions, shielding against dust, airborne...

Auctions to Feature More Than 200 Late-Model CNC Machine Tools, Including CNC Gear Equipment

May 23, 2016
The Branford Group, a Global Industrial Auction Company, in conjunction with Machinery Network Auctions, Infinity Asset Solutions & HYPER AMS, will conduct a series of four webcast and online auctions to sell the assets of Royal Oak Boring located at 2340 Dove Street, Port Huron, Michigan, and...

Rush Machinery Offers Polycrystalline Tool Grinders

April 12, 2016
Rush offers the models FC-200D, FC-300D, FC-500D, and FC-200CNC polycrystalline tool grinders, which allow for economical manufacturing and regrinding of PCD, CVD, PCBN, carbide, and HSS tools. These machines grind angles and radii on standard and special turning and milling inserts,...

Italian-based Fidia Co. Moves North American Operations to New Facility in Rochester Hills, Michigan

April 12, 2016
Fidia S.p.A. located in Turin, Italy, has moved its North American operations from Troy, Michigan, to a new 14,000-square-foot headquarters facility in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Fidia designs and builds numerical controls and high-speed milling machine systems for the production of complex-shaped...

Toyoda Machinery USA To Host Walter Deep Hole Competence Builder

April 12, 2016
Toyoda Machinery and Walter Tools invite machine shop owners to the Walter Deep Hole Competence Builder Lunch & Learn event on May 19, 2016. The event at Toyoda’s Upper Midwest Tech Center in New Brighton, Minnesota, will allow shop owners to maximize machining expertise with the right...

Record Gas Quenching Speeds Achieved in Ipsen’s Argos Heat-Treating System

April 12, 2016
Ipsen’s global development team recently celebrated the first build and testing of the Argos heat-treating system. The Argos uses low-pressure carburizing (AvaC®) in combination with 20-bar nitrogen quenching to provide metallurgical properties never before seen in gas quenching systems...

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...