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Liebherr Gear Technology Partners with Koepfer America for Wenzel GearTec Products

March 13, 2014
Liebherr Gear Technology, Inc. has added Koepfer America, LLC, South Elgin, IL, to its sales and support team for the Wenzel GearTec products covering Indiana, Illinois and Iowa  and the U.S. east coast region. Liebherr Gear Technology is Wenzel’s exclusive GearTec product line sales...

Four Outstanding NTMA Women Honored At 2014 STEP Awards

March 13, 2014
The National Tooling and Machining Association is proud to announce that four of its members were among the 160 recipients of the Manufacturing Institute’s 2014 STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Awards.  The award is given each year to women in the manufacturing...

FMS Corporation's John F. Sweet elected president of the Powder Metallurgy Parts Association

March 13, 2014
John F. Sweet, PMT, president of FMS Corporation, Powder Metal Division, was recently elected president of the Powder Metallurgy Parts Association (PMPA). The PMPA is an association of approximately 50 top powder metal (PM) component manufacturers in North America. PMPA member companies combine to...

Mazak Hosts Valve Manufacturers Association's Annual Workshop and Tour

March 13, 2014
From April 30 to May 2, Mazak Corporation will host a portion of the Valve Manufacturers Association’s (VMA) annual “Manufacturers Workshop and Tour” at its North American headquarters in Florence, Ky. The event is open to VMA members and will include a tour of Mazak’s...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: EMAG: The VLC 200 H Vertical Hobbing Machine

March 13, 2014
Not just a supplier of machines for the high-quality gear production, KOEPFER, a subsidiary of EMAG, is also a competent partner for anything to do with the gear.  For decades now they have invested heavily in industry developments. A product of close collaboration within the EMAG Group, the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Kluber Lubrication Introduces Synthetic Rolling and Plain Bearing Greases

March 13, 2014
Klüber Lubrication has introduced Isoflex Topas Nb 52 and Isoflex Topas Nb 152, two rolling and plain bearing greases based on a synthetic hydrocarbon oil and a barium complex soap. The products are ideally suited for amusement industry applications, such as roller coaster wheel bearings, in...

Gear Motions Inc. Acquires Niagara Gear in Buffalo, NY

February 14, 2014
Gear Motions Inc. has acquired Niagara Gear Corp. in Buffalo, NY. Niagara Gear manufactures precision ground spur, helical, and pump gears for a large and diverse global customer base. “Niagara Gear has a strong presence in markets we have not traditionally served, such as the military and...

German Machine Tools of America News

February 14, 2014
GMTA (German Machine Tools of America) represents various German metalworking machine builders, including Profilator, Pittler, Praewema, and WMZ. These machines are sold to the North American market by GMTA primarily for gear and spline production, as well as other power transmission applications....

Sandvik Coromant Teams with Star SU for Gear Milling

February 14, 2014
Sandvik Coromant, a leading producer of cutting tools for the metal cutting industry, has teamed up with Star SU on an extended basis. Beginning as an authorized OEM agent, and now a national channel partner with Sandvik Coromant for Gear Milling tools, Star SU is a top industry provider of gear...

Gilman Precision Adds New England Tooling to Provide Sales Support

February 14, 2014
Gilman Precision has added New England Tooling as the exclusive representative to cover portions of northeastern territory. New England Tooling will be promoting Gilman Precision products and services by providing marketing and sales support to areas in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New...

Ipsen Orders Reflect Aerospace Industry Trends

February 14, 2014
According to Nasdaq, several new emerging markets, as well as developed nations, are boosting defense spending and generating business for U.S. Aerospace and Defense companies, even as the U.S. Aerospace and Defense sector battles budget cuts and spending constraints. An improving global economy,...

Mazak Broadens Reach in Northern Texas

February 14, 2014
As part of its commitment to U.S. manufacturing, Mazak Corporation will broaden its sales, service, and applications support in Northern Texas as InterTech Machine Tool Sales president Bernie Lopez retires from the industry as Mazak’s long-time distributor in the Dallas/Fort Worth...

Slone Gear International, Inc. Named Rookie Business of the Year for Dayton, Ohio

February 14, 2014
The Dayton Business Journal named Slone Gear as their choice for Rookie Business of the Year at their annual 2013 awards program. The prestigious black-tie gala honors companies and business leaders across the Miami Valley who have outperformed their competition. Slone Gear edged out the other...

Walter Announces New Channel Development Team

February 14, 2014
As part of an overall restructuring of its sales organization, Walter USA, LLC has announced the creation of a Channel Development Team. The team will be led by Bob Trent and will be comprised of four specialists focused on the various sales channels in which Walter goes to market. The team will...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Performance-Based Gear Metrology by Dr. Bill Mark

February 14, 2014
Performance-Based Gear Metrology is a mathematically rigorous explanation of how manufacturing deviations and damage on the working surfaces of gear teeth cause transmission-error contributions to vibration excitations. Some gear-tooth working-surface manufacturing deviations of significant...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason Unveils New Gear Inspection Solution at IPTEX 2014

February 14, 2014
Gleason will introduce its latest Analytical Gear Inspection System, the 300GMS, along with advanced tooling and global customer support services at IPTEX this year, taking place at the Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai, India February 27–March 1. On display in Booth P3 will be the Gleason...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: R&P Metrology Announces CMM Capabilities For Portable Gear Inspection

February 14, 2014
R&P Metrology GmbH announced new measurement capabilities for the RPG PM 750/1250 Portable Gear Metrology machines. When the system is used with the available docking station, it is capable of a full range of 3D prismatic metrology. The RPG PM 750/1250 Portable Gear Metrology system now can...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: EXSYS Introduces PRECI-FLEX Compensating Clutch for Okuma Machines

February 14, 2014
EXSYS Tool, Inc.’s new Preci-Flex Compensating Clutch system for Okuma CNC turning centers enables users to “float” away misalignment between turret drive motors and toolholders, leading to smoother operation, better surface finishes and longer tool life. The Preci-Flex...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Röhm Chucking System Delivers Quick-change Capability

February 14, 2014
The DURO-NCSE Flex power chuck from Röhm Products of America provides a quick and simple way to change out jaws and clamping tools. Especially beneficial to those shops needing frequent clamping tool changes, the power chuck system allows them to switch from mandrels to collet chucks to...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Solar Manufacturing Delivers Custom Designed Vacuum Furnace to Major Specialized Coating Services Company

February 14, 2014
Solar Manufacturing recently delivered and successfully started-up a uniquely designed vacuum furnace required by a major specialized coating services company. Working with the customer on specific concerns of their cobalt and nickel based coating processes, Solar Manufacturing engineers provided...

Mazak Southwest Event to Showcase Innovations in Oil and Gas Part Production

January 17, 2014
Mazak invites oil and gas and other large part manufacturers to its Discover More With Mazak event taking place Jan. 15 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST at the company’s Southwest Technology Center in Houston, Texas. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience the latest and most...

Seco/Warwick Engineers Overcome Low Temperature Challenge in Vacuum Furnace for U.S.-Based Global Manufacturer

January 17, 2014
Seco/Warwick Corp. recently delivered a vacuum furnace to a U.S.-based global industrial manufacturer that has overcome the issue of tight temperature uniformity in a vacuum at low temperatures. The furnace will operate at 800° F and maintain a +/- 10° F temperature uniformity with...

Gleason Aquiring IMS Koepfer Cutting Tools Gmbh

January 17, 2014
Gleason Corporation announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire IMS Koepfer Cutting Tools GmbH of Eisenbach, Germany from IMS Gear GmbH and Koepfer Verzahnungsmaschinen GmbH. IMS Koepfer Cutting Tools is a producer of high-quality gear cutting tools and related products and services....

DMG Mori USA Opens DMG Mori Sales for New Direct Operations

January 17, 2014
DMG Mori USA will conclude its relationship with Maruka, a distributor of DMG Mori machines in six states. The separation was effective January 1st, 2014. While the two companies will sustain an international relationship, each will pursue other opportunities within the United States. DMG Mori...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason Surface Finish Measurement Retrofit Package For Analytical Gear Inspection Systems

January 17, 2014
Gleason Corporation’s GMM and GMS® Series of Analytical Gear Inspection Systems currently in service can be easily updated with a new Gleason field retrofit package to give them an advanced surface finish measurement capability as part of their normal gear inspection...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Geometric Provides End-to-End Seamless Integration with CAMWorks

January 17, 2014
Geometric, a leader in developing advanced manufacturing software, has launched the 2014 version of its leading intuitive solids-based CNC programming solution, CAMWorks. With the addition of true G-code simulation, CAMWorks is the most complete CAD/CAM solution fully integrated end-to-end solution...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Methods Machine Tools Introduces Single Spindle, Single Turret Multitasking Turning Center

January 17, 2014
Methods Machine Tools, Inc. has introduced the Nakamura-Tome AS-200 High Performance Multitasking Turning Center featuring a single spindle/single turret in a heavy duty and compact machine for exceptional value. The standard package is well equipped with a powerful milling drive, together with a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: EXSYS Tool, Inc. Releases World‘s Smallest Capto Interface

January 17, 2014
EXSYS Tool, Inc. recently introduced the Eppinger Capto base holder, referring to it as the world’s smallest Capto interface with the fastest tool changeover times for enhancing efficiency and productivity in CNC turning operations.   When compared to traditional designs, the compact...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason 300GMS Analytical Gear Inspection System

January 17, 2014
Gleason Corporation has introduced the latest addition to the highly successful GMS line, the 300GMS Analytical Gear Inspection System. The 300GMS enables faster complete inspection of automotive, aerospace and other smaller gears, as well as gear cutting tools and non-gear parts. The latest...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sumitomo's GND Grooving Toolholders Reduce Vibration

December 11, 2013
New GND Grooving Tool Holders from Sumitomo Electric Carbide, Inc. are engineered to reduced chatter and eliminate vibration. Featuring high rigidity bodies and single-piece special steel construction, the GND produces less chatter and eliminates vibration. GND tool holders also deliver steady...

Gleason Announces Power Skiving Solutions

December 10, 2013
Gleason Corporation has announced their complete set of power skiving solutions, providing an economical process suited for the production of internal gears, and for all gears with interfering contours and features. By combining machine, cutting tool, and power skiving process expertise, Gleason...

Klingelnberg Receives Two Of Tekom's Renowned Documentation Awards

December 10, 2013
Klingelnberg once again received two awards for its outstanding operating instruction quality at the ceremony for the renowned tekom documentation award on November 7th, 2013, in Wiesbaden, Germany. The European professional association for technical communication, tekom (Gesellschaft für...

Solar Atmospheres Update

December 10, 2013
• William R. Jones, CEO of Solar Atmospheres, Inc. received the Heritage Award at the Metal Treating Institute (MTI) Fall Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 12th. This prestigious award is given in recognition of the individual’s lifetime commitment to the betterment of the...

R&P Metrology Announces New Capabilities For Portable Gear Inspection

December 10, 2013
R&P Metrology GmbH announced their new measurement capabilities for the RPG PM 750/1250 Portable Gear Metrology machines. Now, users are able to accurately check spur and helical gears of unlimited size without the need for a rotary table. According to Hans Rauth, president of R&P...

Kluberbio Gear and Stern Tube Lubricants from Kluber Lubrication Receive European Ecolabel Approval

December 10, 2013
Klüber Lubrication has announced that its Klüberbio EG 2 gear oil for thrusters and Klüberbio RM 2 stern tube oil now carry the European Ecolabel, signifying compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP). The EU...

Röhm Names Matthew Mayer CEO of North American Division

December 10, 2013
Röhm GmbH, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-quality clamping and gripping technology, recently appointed Matthew Mayer to the position of chief executive officer for its North American division, Röhm Products of America. The Germany-based company selected Mayer for...

ASM International Celebrates 100 Years of History

December 10, 2013
ASM International commemorated its 100th anniversary with a celebratory gala on Oct. 27 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Nearly 400 guests, including ASM members, past-presidents, dignitaries and valued partners from around the world, came together to celebrate the society’s impact on material...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason Corporation Presents 300GMS Gear Inspection Systems

December 10, 2013
Gleason Corporation has introduced the latest addition to the highly-successful GMS line, the 300GMS Analytical Gear Inspection System. The 300GMS enables faster complete inspection of automotive, aerospace, and other smaller gears, as well as gear cutting tools and non-gear parts. The latest...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Nexen Expands Line of High-Torque Servo Motor Brakes

December 10, 2013
Nexen Group, Inc. has launched an expansion of their Eclipse® line to offer more than 140 variations of spring-engaged, air-released servo motor brakes for a wider range of servo motors. Eclipse brakes offer four times the torque of internal servo motor brakes, and offer at least 20-50% more...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Walter Introduces New Product Code Online Search Tool

December 10, 2013
With the launch of its new website, Walter has provided a new virtual tool titled Product Code Search, an online search function for Walter tools which uses the name or order number of the tools as the search criteria. Users planning machining tasks can call up all of the available tool drawings...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Geometric Launches CAMWorks 2014

December 10, 2013
Geometric has launched the 2014 version of its intuitive solids-based CNC programming solution, CAMWorks. With the addition of true G-code simulation, CAMWorks is a complete CAD/CAM solution, fully-integrated end-to-end from the initial part design to creating a CNC program to full machine...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason Presents Phoenix 280G Bevel Gear Grinding Machine

December 10, 2013
The new Phoenix 280G Bevel Gear Grinding Machine establishes a new benchmark for bevel gear grinding for gears up to 280mm in diameter with a design that’s reliable, highly-productive, and easy to operate and maintain. There are no rails, wires, or pipes in the work chamber to collect SWARF,...

Gear Solutions Names Stor-Loc Toolbox Winners at Gear Expo 2013

October 15, 2013
Gear Solutions and Stor-Loc are pleased to announce that three Gear Expo 2013 attendees were the lucky winners of a heavy-duty toolbox. The toolboxes were given away as part of a daily drawing at Gear Solutions’ booth at the bi-annual event, held September 19–21 at the Indiana...

Jonathan Markley Appointed Managing Director of Seco/Warwick Corporation

October 15, 2013
Jonathan Markley has been appointed to the position of managing director of Seco/Warwick Corporation in Meadville, Penn. As managing director, Markley is responsible for Seco/Warwick’s day-to-day operating activities, including revenue and sales growth, expense, cost and margin control,...

Methods Machine Tools Appoints Fernando R. Garcia as General Manager, West Coast Operations

October 15, 2013
Methods Machine Tools, Inc. has announced the appointment of Fernando R. Garcia as general manager, west coast operations, to head up all Methods operations in California, Oregon, and Washington. The key appointment of Garcia, a known machine tool industry veteran of more than 20 years, buttresses...

Mazak Certifies SIM Technologies as Newest VIP Partner

October 15, 2013
Mazak Corporation has named SIM Technologies Corporation, an engineering services firm specializing in software development for the manufacturing and distribution industries, to its exclusive Value Inspired Partner (VIP) technology program. Through this partnership, SIM Technologies and Mazak...

Complete Heat Treating Concludes Acquisition of Wisconsin Steel Assets

October 15, 2013
Complete Heat Treating, LLC announced the completion of its acquisition of all assets and equipment of the former Wisconsin Steel Industries, Inc.  Complete co-owners Jake and TJ Dolhun made the announcement from the company headquarters. The purchase of Wisconsin Steel was made by Complete in...

Seco Tools Announces Fall Event Schedule

October 15, 2013
This fall Seco will spotlight its latest cutting tool solutions paired with applications expertise for all manufacturing industry segments, from aerospace to power generation, at several trade shows and industry events throughout North America. The event schedule is as follows: • Oct....

Walter Wins Innovation Award at EMO 2013

October 15, 2013
Walter AG, parent company of Walter USA, together with machine tool manufacturer Starrag AG, has won the MM Award for Innovation for having the most innovative exhibit at EMO 2013 in the milling category with its production-scale machining of turbine blades with CO2 based cryogenic...

KISSsoft AG News

October 15, 2013
Fine Sizing for Worm Wheels and Crossed Helical Gears For the calculation of worm wheels and crossed helical gears, fine sizing modules are now available (module ZD5 and ZE6). The KISSsoft fine sizing is applied to gear optimizations of all kinds—from static strength to noise...

Membership News Announced by CSIA

October 15, 2013
The Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) announces the following companies recently joined the association or became recertified. New integrator members include: • ARKK Engineering, Oak Park, Mich., U.S. • BTB Solutions LLC, Ridgefield, Wash., U.S. • Fosdick &...

REGO-FIX to Showcase Advanced Tooling at SOUTH-TEC 2013

October 15, 2013
Toolholding innovation will take center stage in the REGO-FIX booth 330 at SOUTH-TEC 2013, scheduled for Oct. 29 – 31 in Greenville, S.C. The company will present its new low-cost retrofit solution for the internal cooling of driven tools as well as showcase advanced tooling systems that...