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Manufacturing Day Events Expected to Top 1,500 in 2014

September 15, 2014
More than 1,500 manufacturing events across the country are estimated to mark the third-annual Manufacturing Day taking place Friday, Oct. 3, according to event co-producers. Manufacturing Day is designed to introduce as many people as possible to the important role played by manufacturing both in...

Hypertherm Offering Free Workshops on Advanced Cutting Topics

September 15, 2014
Hypertherm, a U.S.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, is adding three new cities — Tulsa, Atlanta, and Houston — to its 2014 live training tour on advanced cutting topics. The workshops, valued at $250, are offered at no charge to people who cut metal and...

Meet the Next Generation of Universal Robots at IMTS

September 15, 2014
Visitors to Universal Robots’ booth E-4841 at IMTS 2014 get the opportunity to program a robot with safety features that adjust to the context it operates within. Esben Østergaard, CTO of Universal Robots, explains that the patented new safety concept is a logical development of the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Advanced CNC Systems from NUM Extend Competitive Edge

September 15, 2014
Advanced CNC systems from NUM are helping U.S. machine tool manufacturer Bourn & Koch, Inc. to extend its competitive edge in the market by using state-of-the art machine control software. Following a highly successful project to migrate control of powerful 7-axis horizontal gear hobbers to...

Manufacturing Technology Orders Rise in June

September 15, 2014
June U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $405.73 million, according to AMT   (Association for Manufacturing Technology). This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was up 12.6% from May, but down 2.1% when compared with the total of $414.26 million...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Bourn & Koch Add to Gear Shaper Offering

September 15, 2014
The Bourn & Koch Fellows HS2550-600 CNC Hydrostroke™ Gear Shaper is a true bridge type 100” gear shaper with a 0” center distance reach even when the outside diameter of the gear is 100”.  A 24” (600 mm) stroke length allows long face width capability with a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: GCH Tool Group Announces Release of Centerless Grinder Guide

September 15, 2014
GCH Tool Group, the world’s largest supplier of spare parts, components and assemblies for centerless, ID, OD, double disc and surface grinders, is pleased to announce the release of its centerless grinder guide. This 16-page, full-color guide presents an “at-a-glance” snapshot of...

KAPP NILES ZP 12, KX 260 TWIN, and RPG PM 750/1250

September 8, 2014
Two new Kapp Niles gear grinders and the latest portable gear inspection system from R&P Metrology GmbH will be introduced at IMTS 2014 (Chicago-Sept 8-13) in the KAPP NILES booth N-7036. The ZP 12 marries the best of the ZE and ZP series machines to offer a compact yet highly productive...

Polygon Solutions Expands Tooling Product Line

August 13, 2014
Polygon Solution Inc.’s new ‘Made in USA’ broach is a rotary broach with multiple text letters allowing machinists to stamp or mark their part in a lathe or milling machine without removing the part from the machine. The rotary broaching system is usually used for making hexagon,...

JUNKER Group Continues to Expand Product Diversity

August 13, 2014
JUNKER, ZEMA, and LTA exhibit their latest machines and equipment under the JUNKER Group umbrella during the IMTS in Chicago from September 8 - 13. The Brazilian grinding machine manufacturer ZEMA partners since May on a global basis with the German manufacturer of precision grinding machines....

SW North America, Inc. Opens Canton Technical Center

August 13, 2014
SW North America, Inc., a leading manufacturer of precision metalworking production machines, has opened its new North American sales and technical center to better serve and support its customers. The new Canton Technical Center is located at 40615 Koppernick Road, Canton, Mich....

New Standards For Industrial Maintenance and Mechatronics Technicians: Call for Input

August 13, 2014
The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), the precision manufacturing industry’s premier standards and workforce certification body, is pleased to present the first draft of National Skill Standards to support the development of a world-class industrial maintenance and...

Rohm Opens Subsidiary in Mexico to Support Growing Market

August 13, 2014
Röhm GMBH recently opened a new subsidiary in Mexico to quickly and effectively meet the sales, service, and support needs of its growing customer base in Mexico and Central America. The new Röhm Products Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V. is managed by Rodolfo Espeleta, who has 15 years of...

TDM Systems Realigns Strategy Towards Tool Lifecycle Management

August 13, 2014
TDM Systems will exhibit at IMTS 14 Booth No. E-3264, showing how the TDM 4.7 software package for tool lifecycle management makes life easier for machining companies. The package will also be presented in the Walter (W-1700) and Parlec (W-2300) booths. Managing director Peter Schneck said,...

United Grinding North America, Inc. Names Finance Arm

August 13, 2014
United Grinding North America, Inc. recently named National Machine Tool Financial Corporation (NMTFC) a financial service provider. Through this partnership, United Grinding customers in North America now have quick, easy access to a variety of highly competitive loan and lease options for...

Abtex Corp. Acquires Nihmble Technologies

August 13, 2014
Abtex Corp. has announced the acquisition of Nihmble Technologies, a Bloomfield, NY company specializing in the design and creation of robotic systems for manufacturing, systems integration, and process control. The acquisition means manufacturers will now be able to use robotics technology to...

Kluber Lubrication Obtains ISO 21469 Certification For Manufacturing Facilities

August 13, 2014
Kluber Lubrication has received the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) ISO 21469 certification at its Londonderry, New Hampshire facility. The certification from the NSF ensures food-grade lubricants from Klüber Lubrication are manufactured in a hygienic environment, using both best...

Elmo's Motion Control Experience Offers Free Online Remote Practice System (RPS)

August 13, 2014
Elmo’s Motion Control is now offering a free remote login access via the Internet for its unique EASII Experience - Remote Practice System (EASII-RPS), enabling anyone from anywhere around the globe to experience first-hand the advanced motion tools provided by Elmo’s EASII software...

Oerlikon Metco Well Positioned to Meet Global Market Demand for Advanced Ceramics

August 13, 2014
Oerlikon Metco announced increased manufacturing capacity for its advanced ceramics products to meet growing demand from the aerospace, power generation and other per-tinent industries. The company of the newly formed Oerlikon Surface Solutions Segment as announced on June 3 now provides more...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason to Demonstrate Advanced Machines, Tooling, and Global Customer Support Services At IMTS 2014

August 13, 2014
Gleason will cover a wide array of processes for the complete production and inspection of all types of bevel and cylindrical gears at this year’s IMTS. Visitors to Gleason Booth #N-7000 will be introduced to these products and technologies. Among the technologies exhibited at the show will...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Lexair Multi Mini Rhinobar Bar Feeder

August 13, 2014
Lexair’s new Multi Mini Rhinobar bar feeder makes multi-diameter bar stock processing faster and easier with a feedtube cartridge that automatically centers and feeds three sizes of small-diameter bar stock to Swiss-style CNC screw machines and sliding-head lathes. Cartridges are available in...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Geometric's CAMWorks: 'Quicker is Better' at IMTS 2014

August 13, 2014
Geometric will preview its latest release of CNC programming automation solution, CAMWorks 2015, in Booth E-3320, IMTS 2014 in Chicago, Illinois from September 8 – 13, 2014. In today’s environment, manufacturers need to be able to do more with less — less design time, program...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Enerpac Enhances Collet-Lok Family of Hydraulic Workholding

August 13, 2014
Enerpac has announced its upgraded Collet-Lok® family of hydraulic workholding with “Depressurized Holding Technology.™” Designed to protect against unintentional loss of clamping, Collet-Lok requires no hydraulics to maintain clamping force. Compared to traditional...

Machine Tool Giant Fadal Engineering Under New Ownership

July 29, 2014
Fadal Engineering, a Michigan-based company, and Merrill Technologies Group (MTG), a Michigan-based, family-owned manufacturer, have joined forces to launch a new Fadal CNC full-range product line. “Fadal will manufacture in Michigan and California, and sell globally through a distributor...

Rohm Opens Subsidiary in Mexico to Support Growing Market

July 17, 2014
Röhm GMBH, a leading global provider of high-quality clamping and gripping technology for the metalworking industry, recently opened a new subsidiary in Mexico to quickly and effectively meet the sales, service, and support needs of its growing customer base in Mexico and Central...

Kluber Introduces Extreme Temperature Lubrication

July 16, 2014
Klϋber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, has introduced Klübertemp GR AR 555, a multi-purpose lubricant offering exceptional corrosion protection and high evaporation stability. Developed for high-temperature applications and applications exposed to aggressive...

Gleason Acquires Distech Systems, Inc.

July 14, 2014
Gleason Corporation has announced that it has acquired Distech Systems Inc., located in Rochester, NY.  Distech is a leader in the design and manufacture of factory automation systems, serving a variety of customers in the automotive and other industries. Daniel J. Schwab, president of...

EMAG USA Celebrates 20 Years with Technology Days to Showcase Manufacturing Systems for Precision Metal Components

July 14, 2014
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, EMAG USA invited manufacturers and vendors to its open house Technology Days, held at the company’s Farmington Hills, Michigan headquarters. Throughout the two-day event, manufacturing decision-makers attended technology seminars held by EMAG’s...

Siemens Showcases Family of CNC at IMTS, Booth E-5010

July 14, 2014
From the job-shop to the retrofit operation, Siemens continues to push the envelope on CNC technology. With the introduction of the 808 at IMTS in 2012, they took a bold step into the job shop world, as this basic CNC brings the power, flexibility, and reliable performance of Siemens technology to...

Three Products from DMP CryoSystems

July 14, 2014
DMP CryoSystems is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of cryogenic treatment equipment and accessories. The design intent focuses on providing dependable production throughput. Combining tempers and freezers in one machine removes multiple handling operations. Fully programmable...

Hard Gear Finishing and Polish Grinding on Exhibit at IMTS

July 14, 2014
Reishauer Corporation will feature the latest gear grinding technology at IMTS, September 8-13, 2014 in the Gear Grinding Pavilion, Booth N-7040 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The RZ260 features Reishauer’s unique continuous generating gear grinding and is based on the extremely successful...

JRM International, Inc. Forms Partnership with Stroh Diamantwerkzeuge

July 1, 2014
JRM International, Inc. is pleased to announce they have formed a partnership with Stroh Diamantwerkzeuge to supply diamond tooling to the North American gear industry. Stroh, located in Bruchkӧbel, Germany, has been producing high quality diamond tooling for more than 50 years. With facilities...

Seco to Highlight New Tools Developed Around Modern Materials at IMTS 2014

July 1, 2014
At IMTS 2014 in booth W-1564, Seco Tools, LLC will unveil several new milling, turning, threading and tool holding products that were developed with material advancements in mind, including a square shoulder cutter that enhances side-milling operations, a multi-edge system that meets the...

The Gear Works Honored as Midsize Manufacturer of the Year by Seattle Business Magazine

June 10, 2014
Seattle Business magazine honored 19 top manufacturers in Washington State at its Washington Manufacturing Awards at the Seattle Design Center. The event was attended by 280 members of the region’s manufacturing community. The Gear Works was awarded Manufacturer of the Year in the Midsize...

GMTA News of Note

June 10, 2014
• Effective immediately for North America, GMTA (German Machine Tools of America) now represents two additional lines of quality German machines.  Agreements have been finalized for GMTA to handle the Rosink line of parts washers plus the Arnold line of laser welding machines. According...

U.S. Patent Office Publishes Solar Manufacturing Patent Application

June 10, 2014
The management of Solar Manufacturing Inc. and affiliate company Solar Atmospheres Inc. has announced that Solar Manufacturing inventors Robert J. Wilson and Robert F. Daley were notified by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that their Patent Application, Publication No. US2014/0042678 A1, for a...

Seco to Spotlight Solutions for Composite Machining at THE BIG M

June 10, 2014
At THE BIG M manufacturing convergence event, taking place June 9–12 in Detroit, Mich., Seco Tools, LLC will showcase innovative milling and drilling tools and techniques that bring increased cutting performance to the machining of composite-based components in booth 330. Among the...

EMAG Showcases Complete Portfolio of Technologies at IMTS 2014

June 10, 2014
At IMTS 2014, EMAG will feature Manufacturing Systems for Precision Metal Components. Multiple machines from its new modular standard VL and VT product families will be on display. These Modular Standard Machines offer a system approach that is advantageous to establishing a highly efficient...

Parker Industries and Star-SU, LLC

June 10, 2014
Effective June 2, 2014, product inquiries, quotes, and resulting orders formerly handled by Parker Industries will be directed and managed by Star SU, LLC. Additionally, Bruce Cowley will join Star SU as regional sales manager covering Southern Ohio, Eastern Kentucky, and all of West Virginia, and...

MSI Sells Machinery and Tooling Supply to DXP

June 10, 2014
Machinery Systems Inc. (MSI) has announced the sale of its Machinery Tooling & Supply company to DXP Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXPE).  Headquartered in Houston, Texas, DXP Enterprises is a publicly traded industrial distributor of technical products and services for MRO (maintenance,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Gear Grinding Wheel From Burka-Kosmos

June 10, 2014
The MIRA ICE product line of gear grinding wheels was developed in order to meet the requirements of profile grinding larger gears. A new approach in the development of this grinding wheel enables results to be achieved in terms of economic efficiency and cool grinding that were previously unheard...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: ROHM Offers New Version of F-senso Measuring Device

June 10, 2014
A new version of the F-senso spindle pull-in force measuring device from RÖHM Products of America is engineered for use with clamping systems for smaller tool shanks including HSK A 25, A 32 and A 40 and steep taper SK [CAT/BT] 30. Initially introduced for shank sizes from HSK 50 – HSK...

Gleason Acquires Distech Systems Inc.

June 9, 2014
Gleason Corporation today announced that it has acquired Distech Systems Inc., located in Rochester, NY.  Distech is a leader in the design and manufacture of factory automation systems, serving a variety of customers in the automotive and other industries.  Daniel J. Schwab, President...

Geometric to Preview CAMWorks at IMTS 14

June 9, 2014
Geometric’s CAMWorks® Infuses a Sense of Urgency With ‘Quicker Is Better’ at IMTS 2014   Geometric will preview its latest release of CNC programming automation solution, CAMWorks® 2015, in Booth E-3320, IMTS 2014 in Chicago, Illinois from September 8 - 13,...

Corvette Stingray and Silverado Win 2014 North American Car and Truck of The Year

June 9, 2014
Ingenuity has its rewards. Announced on January 13, 2014, at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, the all-new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Chevrolet Silverado have earned the titles of 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year, respectively. This marks only the...

NASA's Orion Spacecraft is Ready to Feel the Heat

June 9, 2014
  Engineers completed installing the heat shield on NASA’s Orion spacecraft ahead of its first trip to space in December. The...

Fred Haas Appointed as Technical Sales Representative at Machine Tool Builders

June 9, 2014
As of May 27, 2014…Machine Tool Builders (aka MTB) appointed Fred Haas to the position of Technical Sales Representative to support customers with rebuilds, recontrols parts and service. Fred comes to Machine Tool Builders with over 20 years of hands-on experience in operations and...

Methods Machine Tools to Host "Metal Storm 2014"

May 15, 2014
June 11–12 Methods Machine Tools, Inc. announced they are hosting Metal Storm 2014, a major open house event that will take place June 11-12, 2014 from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. each day at the company’s headquarters and corporate technology center at 71 Union Avenue in Sudbury,...

Gleason Gear Solutions Forum Attracts Visitors from 30 Countries

May 15, 2014
Gleason Corporation has announced the completion of the Gear Solutions Forum at its Gleason-Pfauter facility in Ludwigsburg Germany. Gleason hosted approximately 600 visitors from 30 countries over a three day period with a comprehensive display of the latest technologies in gear production and a...

News of Note for German Machine Tools of America (GMTA)

May 15, 2014
• GMTA has announced the addition of Stefan Kloos as product manager. Stefan will handle the Pittler vertical turning lathes and WMZ centerdrive lathes. He will be based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, North American Headquarters for GMTA. • German Language and International Careers (LIC)...

Seco to Showcase Advanced Milling Solutions at AmeriMold 2014

May 15, 2014
At AmeriMold 2014, June 11 and 12 in Novi, Mich., Seco Tools, LLC will showcase a wide variety of high-performance cutting tool solutions for high feed, square shoulder, face and copy milling applications in booth 716. Applications engineers will also be available to discuss productivity-boosting...

Ipsen Builds Large Vertical Vacuum Furnace for Precision Metal Forming (PMF) Industries, Inc.

May 15, 2014
PMF Industries in Pennsylvania has selected Ipsen to manufacture a vertical MetalMaster vacuum heat treatment system. PMF will use this furnace to manufacture stainless steel, flow-formed products for the aerospace industry. This particular MetalMaster vacuum furnace has a 48” x 84”...