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Liebherr Group Generates Record Sales in the 2015 Business Year

March 10, 2016
Provisional figures show total sales revenue of €9,248 million for the Liebherr Group in 2015. That is the highest revenue that the company has ever achieved in its history. Year-on-year, it represents an increase of €425 million or 4.8 percent. Last year, Liebherr generated growth both...

"Smart" Drive Brings Sustainable Progress to Construction and Agricultural Machinery

March 10, 2016
More than ever, intelligent and sustainable drive solutions that help reduce fuel consumption and thereby ensure environmentally friendly and efficient operation are in demand today in the field of construction and agricultural machinery. For these special challenges, flexibility is needed,...

Surface Finishing and Abrasives App Helps Metalworking Professionals Work Better

March 10, 2016
Walter Surface Technologies, the global industry leader in surface treatment technologies, recently announced the launch of the new Walter Abrasives Selector app available for all iOS and Android smartphones. The free app is designed to help metalworking professionals select the optimum abrasive...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Rasoma Machine Tools Now Available In North America From GMTA

March 10, 2016
Provided by German Machine Tools of America (GMTA), Rasoma machining centers, used primarily for gear-making, are now offered to the GMTA customer base in automotive powertrain, off-highway, and other high-performance markets. The full line of Rasoma machining centers includes vertical turning...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Expanded Contour Machining Cycle for Sinumerik CNCs Facilitates 4-Axis Turing

March 10, 2016
The expanded contour machining cycle for Siemens Sinumerik CNC controls now facilitates 4-axis turning on lathes. Two turning tools, opposite one another, machine the workpiece simultaneously, enabling the machining time to be significantly reduced. In addition, the two turning tools, opposite one...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Kluber Lubrication Introduces High-Temperature Oil For Sliding Chain Systems

March 10, 2016
Klüber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, recently introduced Klübersynth CHZ 2-225, a fully synthetic high-temperature oil developed for sliding chain systems in biaxial high-speed film stenters where oven temperatures may be higher than 200°C. The use of...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Schunk Announces New Toolholder for Demanding Precision Machining

March 10, 2016
Schunk is expanding its program for high-performance hydraulic expansion toolholders with the Tendo Aviation. This toolholder specifically focuses on demanding applications, which usually occur in the aerospace industry. Tendo Aviation combines the strength of hydraulic expansion technology with...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Briney Tooling Systems Expands Precision Test Bar Offering

March 10, 2016
Excessive tool wear and tool breakage on machine tools is primarily caused by spindle runout. For every .0001-inch of total indicator runout (TIR) that can be reduced, tool life can be increased as much as 10 percent. That’s why regular inspection of the machine tool spindle with a precision...

Fowler High Precision Unveils the Addition of New Mobile Tech Centers

February 16, 2016
Fowler High Precision announced the addition of new mobile tech centers (MTCs) and 3D mobile tech vans, which will travel across the United States, equipped with the newest, most popular, and technologically advanced products in measurement and inspection. These leading-edge mobile showrooms allow...

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...