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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...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Machine Tool Builders Exhibits at Gear Expo in Booth #1804

October 16, 2015
At Gear Expo, Machine Tool Builders (MTB) will display a P900 gear hobbing machine rebuilt with all mechanical linkages, gearing, and other driving mechanisms replaced with new modern servo drives and electronic controls via CNC. All guide ways have been refinished, seals and bearings replaced,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Ipsen MetalMaster Furnace Provides High Performance

October 16, 2015
Ipsen shipped a horizontal-loading MetalMaster® vacuum furnace with two-bar gas quenching to a commercial heat treating company in South Carolina. Ideal for aerospace brazing and other high vacuum applications, this vacuum furnace line performs distinctively well with thin section parts and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: KISSsoft Enhances Heating Calculation for Gearboxes

October 16, 2015
The efficiency calculation and thermal analysis according to ISO/TR 14179 (module KS2) has been extended with several useful functionalities. The power loss calculation has been implemented using the contact analysis of gears, which allows the user to consider the influence of micro...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: The New Genesis 400H Hobbing Machine for the Production of Mid-Sized Gears

October 16, 2015
The new Genesis® 400H gear hobbing machine for workpieces up to 400 mm in diameter and module 8 mm supplements Gleason’s successful line of Genesis hobbing machines in the medium-sized workpiece range. The 400H is designed for the manufacture of gears in truck, agriculture, and...

Cosen Saws Launches MechaLogix Cosen Predictive Computing

October 9, 2015
Cosen Saws, a leading global manufacturer of industrial band saws, has introduced MechaLogix Cosen Predictive Computing, a cloud-based system with an innovative feature that monitors the performance of a blade and accurately forecasts the number of remaining cutting hours left before a saw blade...

Polygon Solutions Inspires Future Manufacturers on Manufacturing Day

October 5, 2015
Polygon Solutions Inc. of Fort Myers, Florida, has once again participated in 2015’s Manufacturing Day and continues to draw in students to teach them more about manufacturing. Manufacturing Day focuses on exposing young people to the high-tech and well-paying jobs and dispelling the notion...

Fives Investments in Manufacturing Science Yield Multiple Patents

September 18, 2015
Fives Machining Systems Inc. highlights the intellectual horsepower behind heavy manufacturing with 10 recent patents. The patents cover new production technologies and enhancements, quality improvement technologies, and component life enhancements. The developments are concentrated in the fields...

Luren Precision Chicago Welcomes Back Ditzler

September 18, 2015
Luren Precision Chicago, the U.S. sales division of Luren Precision, recently announced the return of its Machine Tool sales manager, Darian Ditzler. Ditzler started with Luren Precision in January 2011 and has coordinated and attended many trade shows including multiple IMTS and Gear Expo shows....

Timken to Acquire Carlstar Belts Business

September 18, 2015
The Timken Company, the world leader in tapered roller bearings, recently announced that it has reached an agreement with American Industrial Partners to acquire the Carlstar Belts Business (Carlstar Belts), a leading North American manufacturer of belts used in industrial, commercial, and consumer...

New President and CEO at Sandvik

September 18, 2015
The Board of Sandvik and Olof Faxander, president and CEO, have agreed that as of August 10, Olof Faxander has left his current position and the company. Björn Rosengren will succeed Olof Faxander as of November 1, 2015. Faxander has been the president and CEO of Sandvik since...

Klingelnberg at Gear Expo 2015

September 18, 2015
Again this year, the “Who’s Who” of the gear industry will meet up at Gear Expo in Detroit, Michigan, for an exclusive professional exchange. In over 20 years, the trade show has evolved into an important industry forum and has been one of the 50 fastest growing trade show events...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Liebherr to Introduce Two New Gear Shaping Heads

September 18, 2015
Liebherr Gear Technology is introducing a smaller shaping head option, which facilitates electronically controlled machining of spur and helical gear teeth, at Gear Expo Booth #1809 for Platform 2 (LSE/LFS 200 to 500) and Platform 3 (LSE/LSF 600 to 1600) machines. “The smaller SKE 120...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: KAPP NILES Shows the ZE 800 and R&P Metrology’s PM 750/1250 Portable Measuring Machine at Gear Expo

September 18, 2015
The Kapp Niles ZE 800 Profile Gear Grinder and the PM 750/1250 portable gear inspection system from R&P Metrology GmbH will be demonstrated in the Kapp Niles Booth #2222 at AGMA‘s Gear Expo in Detroit, Michigan on October 20-22. The ZE 800 offers a compact yet highly productive solution...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Walter Cut Grooving Tool Delivers Improved Chip Control, Excellent Surface Finish, and Improved Tool Life

September 18, 2015
Walter has introduced the Walter Cut G1011-P, a new grooving tool that can enhance surface quality, extend tool life, and improve process reliability. Available in shank versions of 0.750 and 1.00 in. (also 20 and 25 mm), this internally cooled tool features precision coolant delivered to both the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Emuge Introduces Complete Line of New High-Penetration-Rate Carbide Drills

September 18, 2015
The Emuge Corporation recently announced the North American debut of an extensive line of high-performance solid carbide drills to further enhance its broad range of taps and threading tools. The new Emuge EF Series Drills are the result of extensive research and development and incorporate special...

Gleason Unveils New Gear Production, Workholding, and Inspection Solutions at Gear Expo 2015

August 14, 2015
Gleason will introduce advanced machines, tooling, and global customer support services covering a wide array of processes for the complete production and inspection of all types of bevel and cylindrical gears at Gear Expo 2015, October 20-22 at the Cobo Center in Detroit. On display at booth #1017...

Upcoming Trade Fair for Deburring Technology

August 14, 2015
Which processes ensure efficient deburring with good process reliability? What new technologies are available for deburring and polishing? Which measures contribute to the reduced formation of burrs? Answers to these and many other questions are provided by DeburringEXPO. With its technical trade...

JUNKER receives Bosch Global Supplier Award

August 14, 2015
The Erwin Junker Maschinenfabrik GmbH has been honored with the “Bosch Global Supplier Award 2015” from Robert Bosch GmbH. Junker received the award in the Purchasing of Indirect Materials. In all, Bosch has given awards to 58 suppliers from 11 countries. This is the 14th time that the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New SH-4000 Introduces All-Digital Servo-Stroke Honing for Prototype to Production Volumes

August 14, 2015
Sunnen’s new SH-4000 power-stroked honing machine merges a Siemens touchscreen PLC and digital-servo drives with a patent-pending servo-hybrid tool feed system, extreme repeatability, and clear adjustable guard/light curtain for faster, operator-friendly setups. The SH-4000, which was...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: ROTA NCS Precision 3- and 6-Jaw Lathe Chuck

August 14, 2015
The ROTA NCS is a power lathe chuck with active pull-down action of the jaws. The chuck is suitable for external and internal clamping applications and is available as a 3- and 6-jaw chuck. In the 6-jaw chuck, the pendulum mechanism is integrated, which means the workpiece is centered between six...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Schunk Introduces the New Tendo Platinum Toolholder

August 14, 2015
Schunk recently introduced the Tendo Platinum toolholder — the new, most extensive lineup of precision toolholders with concentric clamping for ultimate tool performance. With this advanced technology toolholder, Schunk ensures durability, user friendliness, and precision for almost any...

KAPP NILES Shows the ZE 800 and R&P Metrologys PM 750/1250 Portable Measuring Machine at the Gear Expo

July 28, 2015
The NILES ZE 800, along with the world’s first portable gear measuring machine, demonstrate flexibility and expandability at the KAPP NILES booth #2222 during the 2015 Gear Expo.   The Kapp Niles ZE 800 Profile Gear Grinder and the PM 750/1250  portable gear inspection system from...

Largest Horizontal Vacuum Furnace Coming to Solar Atmospheres of Western Pennsylvania

July 16, 2015
Solar Atmospheres of Western Pennsylvania announced that it will be installing the largest horizontal high vacuum furnace ever constructed at their Hermitage facility.  The furnace will be engineered and manufactured by their sister company, Solar Manufacturing, Inc. The entire investment...

Sandvik Coromant Signs Partnership Agreement with Hanna Tools

July 16, 2015
Sandvik Coromant and Hanna Tools have signed a cooperation agreement to establish a partnership to strengthen the offer to the global automotive industry. This mutually beneficial partnership with Hanna Tools will allow Sandvik Coromant to further develop and strengthen its global position...

Junker Builds New Platform for Grinding of Large Crankshafts

July 16, 2015
JUNKER has built a new platform for cylindrical and non-cylindrical grinding of workpieces with a swing diameter of 470 mm and a part length capacity of up to 4,800 mm, initially applied for grinding of large crankshafts. Responding to customer inquiries about machines for grinding large...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Haas DT-1 Drill/Tap Center Now Available with 20K Spindle

July 16, 2015
The Haas DT-1 Drill/Tap center is now available with a 20,000-rpm inline direct-drive spindle, giving customers the ability to run higher feed rates for small tools and high-speed machining operations. The optional 20K spindle is ideal for applications that require high spindle speeds and that...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Precise Measurements Even in Extreme Temperatures

July 16, 2015
The ZEISS DuraMax HTG coordinate measuring machine, an enhancement to the standard model, is now even more insensitive to mechanical vibrations and temperature fluctuations. The enhanced Zeiss DuraMax HTG more than doubles the temperature range compared to the standard model. These properties make...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: United Tool Supply Company Continues to Deliver Quality with the Unite-A-Matic Gauge

July 16, 2015
The Unite-A-Matic™ dimension over ball/pin gauge was created to serve the diverse needs of the gear manufacturing industry. Since its creation, several advancements of the machine have been released and United Tool Supply Company continues to innovate today. The Unite-A-Matic checks...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: R&P METROLOGYs Portable Inspection systems solves problems

July 16, 2015
The PM 750/1250 is a flexible measuring solution for large components on production machines or on the shop floor. Fully CNC controlled, this three axis measuring column is capable of gear inspection, form and profile measurements as well as 3-D/prismatic measurements. The system accuracy is in...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Mitutoyo America Releases Ultra-High Accuracy CNC Coordinate Measuring Machine

July 16, 2015
Mitutoyo America Corporation recently announced the release of the latest LEGEX ultra-high accuracy CNC coordinate measuring machine (CMM). The ultra-accurate LEGEX 4 surpasses conventional CMM performance to deliver world-leading accuracy in length measurement of E0,MPE = (0.28+L/1000)...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Nikon Metrology

July 16, 2015
To measure is to know, and with superior Nikon optics and maximum resolution to 0.0005 mm (0.00002 in.) on both X- and Y-axes, the new H14L optical comparator helps users know precisely what they’re measuring. With a high-contrast, coaxial through-the-lens surface illumination system, the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Real-Time Monitoring System for Metrology Environments

July 16, 2015
Hexagon Metrology recently unveiled MMS PULSE, a monitoring system that offers real-time insights into external and environmental factors impacting upon metrology environments. Designed to ensure data integrity while also improving safety and security in modern shop-floor inspection conditions,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: MyTec's New Line of Arbors and Chucks Provide Solutions for Incurred High Forces

July 16, 2015
MyTec Hydraclamp expansion tools are the optimal connecting link between workpiece and machine. Mytec has recently introduced its new line of mechanical arbors and chucks with accuracy down to .0004” plus high expansion rates up to .010” or greater in a stainless steel construction....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Ti-Coating announces its Hyperlox coating for finish machining in stainless steel and other materials with difficult properties

July 16, 2015
Ti-Coating has announced its new PVD coating Hyperlox for indexable and solid carbide tooling. The Altin-based coating provides excellent machining characteristics and extends tool life for a variety of applications including turning, threading and milling. Ideal for finishing, the wear-resistant...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Drewco Creates a Line of Expandable Pedestal Fixtures to Increase Gear Production Efficiency

July 16, 2015
Drewco Workholding, experts in workholding for 68 years, presents a customized line of expandable pedestal fixtures. Applicable for grinding, hobbing, or milling gears, the line provides an ideal system for companies who want or need the flexibility to address a wide variety of gear sizes...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Bevel Gear Lapping Technology from Gleason Offers Greater Control and Real-Time Data Collection

June 15, 2015
Gleason Corporation announced SmartLAP™, a revolutionary technology for lapping bevel gear sets, with unprecedented productivity, control and data collection.   This patent-pending technology redefines the limits of the gear lapping process, offering better quality and higher...

MTB has Expanded on its Offerings to the Gear Industry

June 11, 2015
MTB is a manufacturer, remanufacturer and recontroller of gear-cutting and grinding equipment, and has expanded its offerings to providing equipment builds, service and support of atmosphere heat treatment equipment. Recent personnel recently hired to support this include Rick Clayssen, Burk...