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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Flange Couplings Deliver Higher Torque Capacity

March 16, 2015
Ringfeder Power Transmission is now offering its new RfN 5571 series of flange couplings for heavy duty applications. These couplings offer easy installation and have higher torque capacity than standard press fits. Equipped with Ringfeder shrink discs, the RfN 5571 flange couplings can be...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America Launches New Custom Equation Solver App for iOS

March 16, 2015
Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America, U.S.A. headquarters for Sumitomo's Power Transmission and Control Group, is proud to introduce PT Equate, a custom equation solver. The new equation solver mobile app, available exclusively for Apple iOS, offers users the capability to create their own...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Tool Management To Go

March 16, 2015
ZOLLER has just launched three new apps for each of its TMS Tool Management Solutions software packages to give users access to their tool data at any time from any location. Master data, graphics, warehouse information, and more can be accessed remotely, warehouse inventory, and tool service lives...

Mitutoyo Announces Capital Leasing Program For Measuring Equipment

March 13, 2015
Titutoyo America Corporation is now offering customers a capital leasing program as an alternative to purchase. The program, which features a variety of lease options, customized financing solutions and flexible terms (12-84 months), is available for purchases over $20,000 for measuring equipment...

Heat Treating Industry Veteran Ed Kubel Joins Thermal Processing

March 13, 2015
As part of its mission to serve the global gear manufacturing community, Media Solutions, Inc., a full-service marketing and media company and publisher of Gear Solutions magazine, is pleased to announce that heat treating industry veteran Ed Kubel, Jr. has joined its editorial staff. Kubel will...

BeaverMatic Supplies A New Carbottom Furnace To An International Power Generation Company

March 13, 2015
An existing customer purchased its second BeaverMatic carbottom furnace. The furnace is an essential duplicate of a furnace manufactured several years ago but was redesigned to operate in Asia. It will be used for stress relieving components ultimately used in the power generation industry. The...

Solar Atmospheres Vacuum Heat Treats Ti Manifold for Orion Spacecraft

February 12, 2015
On Friday, December 5, 2014, NASA’s new spacecraft Orion launched successfully from Cape Canaveral and completed its first test flight.  One of the tricky parts of launching humans into space is deciding what to do if something goes wrong while riding on top of a controlled explosion for...

Motion Industries Announces Agreement to Acquire Miller Bearings Inc.

February 12, 2015
Motion Industries, Inc. a completely owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, has entered into a definitive agreement whereby Motion Industries has agreed to acquire Miller Bearings, Inc., headquartered in Orlando, Florida in the first quarter of 2015.   Miller Bearings is one of the...

Gearbox Holdings CEO David Coolidge Appointed to AASA Board of Governors

February 12, 2015
The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) has elected Gearbox Holdings CEO, David Coolidge, to a three-year term on its Board of Governors. Coolidge re-joins the AASA with several years of experience, having served as Chairman of the Board in 2011. “I am honoured to once...

Climate-KIC Accelerator in Germany Opens for New Start-ups

February 12, 2015
Climate-KIC’s centre in Germany are calling for new applications to their clean-tech incubation program. Start-ups with a business idea tackling climate change can apply for the Climate-KIC Accelerator until 16 February 2015. The Climate-KIC Accelerator supports entrepreneurs to...

Gleason Helps Gudel AG Fulfill Ambitious Requirements

February 12, 2015
The new Gleason 100PS Power Skiving Machine: first results are in with an installation at Güdel AG, Langenthal, Switzerland, a leading worldwide manufacturer of machinery and factory equipment, with particularly strong manufacturing and process automation capabilities. Güdel and...

Ipsen Announces New Vice President of Sales, Patrick McKenna

February 12, 2015
Ipsen USA is pleased to welcome the newest member of the Ipsen Team, Patrick McKenna as Vice President of Sales. He is replacing Art Tsubaki, who is now Managing Director of Ipsen Japan. Reporting to Geoffrey Somary, CEO of Ipsen USA and COO of Ipsen Group, McKenna is responsible for all new...

U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Down 18.9% in November

February 12, 2015
November U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $156.9 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report (CTMR) collaboration, was down 18.9%...

UTC Aerospace Systems Recognized as Gold Supplier by the Defense Logistics Agency

February 12, 2015
United Technologies Corp.’s Aerospace Systems has been recognized as a Gold Tier supplier for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) as part of the Department of Defense’s Superior Supplier Incentive Program (SSIP). The Gold Tier includes the DLA’s highest performing suppliers for...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: LEHVOSS develops high-performance compounds for automotive gear wheels

February 12, 2015
Plastic gearing in the automotive industry is increasingly subjected to demanding applications having higher loads and operating temperatures. Lehvoss North America has responded by developing thermoplastic compounds that make it possible to produce gear wheels that are more resilient when compared...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: SMT releases MASTA 6 CAE transmission software solution

February 12, 2015
SMT (Smart Manufacturing Technology) is pleased to announce the release of its highly anticipated edition of CAE software, MASTA 6. MASTA is for transmission and driveline design, analysis, simulation and manufacture. Its modular structure makes it tailorable to the responsibilities of its user...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Jergens offers maximum machine travel with new top tooling solutions

February 12, 2015
Jergens Inc. introduces two of its latest top tooling solutions. Among the new products first displayed at IMTS 2014 is a 130 mm low profile vise to effectively extend the work area for multi-axis applications. Part of the industry-leading Fixture Pro™ family, this vise permits increased Z...

Gleason Enhances GMS® Series of Analytical Gear Inspection Systems with the New 175 GMS

January 15, 2015
Gleason Corporation announces the introduction of the 175GMS Analytical Gear Inspection System, with faster complete inspection of automotive, aerospace and other smaller gears, as well as gear cutting tools and non-gear parts. The latest addition to the GMS Series with models available for...

GMTA News of Note

January 15, 2015
GMTA has formed an alliance with Star SU LLC in Hoffman Estates, Illinois to manufacture Scudding® tools for the North American market.  Scudding® is the radical improvement on traditional power skiving technology for gear production, long proven in the market to be faster, more...

R&P Metrology Delivers RPG 3500DS to German Customer

January 15, 2015
R&P Metrology GmbH announced the successful completion of acceptance trials of a new RPG 3500DS at their Aschaffenburg, Germany, facility. The machine, a four axis (+1) generative gear inspection systems capable of measuring parts of up to 3,500mm (4000mm optionally) in outside diameter, was...

New Hobbing Machine LCH 180 Two from Liebherr

January 15, 2015
Liebherr has developed a gear-hobbing machine that applies a multi-cut strategy, including press deburring. Continual loading and press deburring occur in parallel during machining time. Separate machine operations take place ton two machine tables, each able to swivel 180° and easily...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Redex Gears Revolutionise the Versatility of Vertical Lathes

January 15, 2015
Redex announces the release of a new drive solution for rotary tables of multi-axis milling machines. The high-speed versions of its DRP, KRP and KRPX ranges complement the features of its MSR range of drives.     Both of these one-of-a-kind solutions provide added value to...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: When Every Second Counts

January 15, 2015
The Liebherr LC 100 is designed to machine small, mass-produced components – conventional automatic gearbox applications, such as planetary and sun gears. The fast swivel loader assures short chip-to-chip times and high productivity. Set-up flexibility is enhanced by exchangeable quick-change...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Integrated Contouring Head Enables Multi-Tasking MEGA 800 HMCs to Take on More Work, More Variety

January 15, 2015
Fives introduced a new integrated contouring head for its Cincinnati 6-axis MEGA 800 HMC through the sale of a two-machine cell that includes first use of the head on this machine size. The new cell takes on 30 to 50 percent more work, including what is currently processed on boring mills. The...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New STUDER S141 Goes Long for Internal Cylindrical Grinding

January 15, 2015
United Grinding recently introduced the new STUDER S141 universal I.D. cylindrical grinding machine that combines cutting edge and proven technologies with optimal ergonomics and ease of use, while delivering dependability, quality, and precision. The S141 features two big sliding doors and is...

Gleason Introduces High-Speed Gear Shaper

December 17, 2014
Gleason Introduces High-Speed Gear Shaper Gleason Corporation announces the introduction of the 100S Gear Shaping Machine, featuring a class-leading stroke rate of up to 3,000 strokes per minute. The 100S is ideally suited to small face widths gears, including spur and helical gears, both...

SUHNER Introduces a New and Re-Designed Version of its BEX15 Machining Unit, Capable of a Spindle Speed Increase from 18,000rpm to 23,000rpm

December 17, 2014
Chip producing machining operations with modern tools today demand progressively higher cutting speeds, specifically for metals with high cutting speed rates or small diameter hole drilling applications. The SUHNER machining unit type BEX15, proven in thousands of installations, now provides new...

Transmission Manufacturing with Steel Turning Grades GC4325 and GC4315

December 17, 2014
With new technological developments, emerging on the automotive horizon, manufacturers are faced with extremely high demands in terms of quality, security and productivity. The new Sandvik Coromant grades GC4315 and GC4325 with Inveio™ are designed to support the automotive industry with...

TGS Names Chanley Chambers as Global Sales Director

December 17, 2014
Total Grinding Solutions (TGS), a worldwide manufacturer of centerless grinders, announced it has hired Chanley Chambers as global sales director. Chambers brings over 20 years of leadership experience with several multinational grinding machine manufacturers. In his new role, Chambers will...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Koepfer America Introduces CLC Horizontal Gear Hobbing Machines

December 17, 2014
Koepfer America, L.L.C., introduces the CLC “H” series of heavy duty horizontal gear hobbing machines to the North American gear manufacturing market. These machines offer a competitive and fully customizable solution for high-precision, CNC horizontal gear hobbing. The CLC 260-H is...

ITAMCO Donates Coordinate Measuring Machine to High School Program

October 16, 2014
Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies (ITAMCO) has donated a Zeiss Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) to the Precision Tool Manufacturing Training Program for high school students.  The donation was announced at the 2014 International Technology Manufacturing show in Chicago. The new...

U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Down 1.1 Percent in July

October 16, 2014
July U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $170 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute and AMT — The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report (CTMR) collaboration, was down 1.1 percent from...

Mazak Launches New Global Websites for Enhanced User Experience

October 16, 2014
Japan-based Yamazaki Mazak Corporation and its global subsidiaries — leaders in the manufacture of highly productive machine tools, CNC technology and automation solutions — recently launched a new global online initiative comprised of fully responsive, multi-language websites to...

SPI and Tooling U-SME Launch PlasticsU to Provide Online Machinery Training for Production Workers

October 16, 2014
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association and Tooling U-SME, a leader in providing workforce development and training to the manufacturing industry, announced Monday the launch of a new online training program aimed at closing the manufacturing skills gap in the plastics industry. Administered...

GKN Driveline to Expand Facility in Newton, NC

October 16, 2014
GKN Driveline announced it will expand its Newton, N.C., facility in Catawba County. The company plans to create more than 200 new jobs in North Carolina by the end of 2018 and invest more than $100 million in the location. The project is made possible in part by an award from the state Job...

Super Abrasive Machining Innovations Adds Charles G. Drago to Senior Management Team

October 16, 2014
Super Abrasive Machining Innovations LLC (SAMI) is pleased to announce the recent recruitment of Charles G. (Chuck) Drago, MSBA, CM&AA as chief financial officer. Chuck comes to SAMI with 39 years of business experience including 25 years in C-level operations and financial positions with...

AGMA seeking experts for new technical standards Project

October 16, 2014
The AGMA Helical Gear Rating Committee has started a new project to update the Information Sheet AGMA 925-A03, “Effect of Lubrication on Gear Surface Distress.” Currently, AGMA 925 gives methods for calculating elastohydrodynamic lubrication (EHL) film thickness and predicting the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Quantum leap in the measurement of hobs

October 16, 2014
Gear cutting is a challenging task. Only perfectly made and re-sharpened tools can guarantee correct workpieces, short setup times and thus low downtimes of the expensive gear cutting machines. Full documentation and logging are a fundamental requirement. The measurement and inspection of hobs...

Siemens debuts new operator panels for high-end CNC applications

October 15, 2014
The Sinumerik blackline panels OP 015 black and OP 019 black are a new generation of operator panels for the Sinumerik 840D sl CNC system and offer new options for machine operation. The inductive sensor technology enables rapid interaction with the user interface even when the operator is wearing...

EMAG'S PMD 2 grinds down cost of crankshaft production

October 2, 2014
International competition in the automotive industry continues to increase along with the technological demands on vehicles, and, with them, so do the costs. But increasing prices in the face of stiff competition in the market is no longer easily defensible.  According to a McKinsey study, the...

Dr.-Ing E. H. Bernhard Kapp, German Machine Tool Industry Leader, Dies at 93

September 15, 2014
Dr. -Ing. E. H. Bernhard Kapp, a passionate entrepenuer and founder of the Kapp Group, passed away on July 13, 2014 at the age of 93. His inventiveness and leadership spanned 50 years in the machine tool industry. Following five years in the military and completing his studies, Dr. Kapp started...

Brevini Gear Systems Hires New Director of Sales

September 15, 2014
Chad Torn has joined Brevini Gear Systems as director of sales. In this role, Torn will be responsible for developing the strategic sales channels and growing the business. Torn brings a wealth of experience and a passion for building relationships. The company believes he will be a great asset,...

Take a Virtual Field Trip with Sandvik at IMTS

September 15, 2014
Developed by educators and manufacturing industry experts, “Technology Applied” is a virtual field trip that connects academic courses to development of important products. The interactive web broadcast, from IMTS September 8th-13th in Chicago, will show students why math and science...

AMT's Emerging Technology Center to Feature 3-D-Printed Electric Car at IMTS

September 15, 2014
AMT’s Emerging Technology Center (ETC) is on track to “wow” IMTS 2014 visitors. “At IMTS 2004, we created the Emerging Technology Center to present manufacturing ‘technologies of the future’ from leading universities and government research labs,” said...

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...