Archives November 2010


November 2010


Kleiss Gears, Inc.

With an approach that’s equal parts curiosity, expertise, and the willingness to outwork the competition, this company has become a leading source for polymer gearing.

On the Kleiss Gears Web site you’ll find a statement not often encountered in the business world. In a brief history of the company it says of Rod Kleiss, its president, that “He founded Kleiss Gears in 1988 to produce the best polymer gear products in the world and advance the science of polymer gearing […]
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Emerson Bearing Co.

More than a supplier of ball and roller bearings, this company provides its customers with invaluable resources for overcoming their manufacturing challenges.

When Emerson Bearing was established more than 50 years ago in Boston, Massachusetts, where it’s still headquartered, it was a wholesale arm of Action Bearing. “My father, Justin Katz, co-founded Action Bearing with Edward Green in 1957,” according to Steven Katz, the current president of both companies, “and since we were such a big importer […]
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Q&A: Jeannine Kunz

Director of Marketing & Professional Development, Society of Manufacturing Engineers

SME has recently acquired Tooling U. Could you give us a little background? I’d be glad to. Tooling U has its roots in manufacturing since it was founded by Jergens, Inc., which is a family-owned company based in Cleveland, Ohio, that specializes in workholding, specialty fasteners, and lifting solutions. Some years ago they realized it […]
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Sulzer Creates One-Stop Coatings Shop

Racing, automotive, and engineering companies now have the convenience of getting all their coating solutions from a single supplier thanks to Sulzer’s new broadened product portfolio. The company’s extended offering follows its takeover of Bekaert’s DLC coating activities, which have now been fully integrated. The acquisition has established Sulzer as a one-stop shop for every […]
October 6, 2010

Oliver Gear Earns ISO 9001-2008 Registration

Sam Haines, president of Gear Motions, joins Mike Barron, vice president/GM, and some Oliver Gear employee/owners upon their recent, successful ISO 9001-2008 Registration in the accompanying photo. Also shown in is Mark Bechteler, manager of corporate quality and continuous improvement, who led the yearlong effort to rewrite the company’s Quality Manual to sync up with […]
October 6, 2010

Verisurf Software and Nikon Metrology Announce Global OEM Agreement

Nikon Metrology and Verisurf Software have made it possible for manufacturers to drive all Nikon portable metrology devices from Verisurf’s common software platform. Supported Nikon metrology devices include Laser Radar, K-Series optical CMMs configured with scanners and probes, MCA II articulated arm configured with scanners and probes, and the iGPS.“Verisurf is proud to partner with […]
September 8, 2010

Solar Atmospheres Launches New Web Site

Over the past year Solar Atmospheres has developed a new Web site focused on reinforcing its leadership position in the vacuum heat treating industry and further demonstrating its unique capabilities and services in vacuum heat treating, vacuum brazing, vacuum carburizing, ion nitriding, vacuum gas nitriding, annealing, sintering, and many other areas. With the changes in […]
July 7, 2010

Consumable Product Catalog from Lincoln Electric

Lincoln Electric has introduced its first-ever annual 2010 Consumable Product Catalog. This book includes the company’s full line of legacy welding consumables, as well as new products introduced in the last year to help customers increase productivity and improve weld quality. Similar to the 2010 Equipment Catalog, the new consumable catalog will have an online […]
June 7, 2010