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November 2011

FEATURES

Schunk USA

With a history of innovation going back nearly seven decades, this company continues to create leading-edge toolholding and workholding devices.

In chemistry, catalysts are known to accelerate activity in previously stable compounds. This can also occur in the business world, when the right person with the right idea enters the right environment, creating a powerful reaction. Such was the case when Heinz-Dieter Schunk joined the company his father had founded in 1945. “Friedrich Schunk had […]
Russ Willcutt

Ipsen, Inc.

A global entity, this company’s U.S. operations are playing an important role in the rebirth of American manufacturing, leading the way in thermal processing technologies.

It’s a story of incredible highs and heartbreaking lows, beginning in post-WWII America when a man set out to repair his wife’s pottery kiln. “Harold Ipsen was an engineer with a degree from Brown University,” according to Geoffrey Somary, president and CEO of Ipsen, Inc., “so when his wife asked him to fix her kiln […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

DEPARTMENTS

Q&A with Doug Fozo

Operations Manager, South Bend Gear, LLC

How did you come to join Schafer Gear Works, leading to your new role with South Bend Gear? It’s interesting, I’d gone to work as a manufacturing engineer for a company that made lawn and garden tractors straight out of college in 1985, and Schafer Gear supplied the loose gears for their transaxles. That was […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

NEWS

LIQUI MOLY supported All German Motorsports at the Baja 1000

Though only a test run, it was quite successful. The All German Motorsports’ new Jimco X6 SCORE trophy truck finished the legendary Baja 1000 twelfth in the Trophy Truck category and twentieth overall. This high performance engine was lubricated with oils from the German motor oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY.The AGM Jimco X6 SCORE […]
November 28, 2011

Ipsen Launches HybridCarb Gas Recycling Technology

Ipsen, Inc. announces the release of its new greener process gas system, HybridCarb®, an alternative to Endothermic and nitrogen/methanol generators for atmosphere furnaces. Rather than simply burning off excess gas, HybridCarb provides precise process gas control to conserve gas consumption. The process gas is then recycled, reconditioned and reused, increasing efficiency up to 90%, which […]
November 21, 2011

Klingelnberg‘s Mexico Site Moved to New Facility in Querétaro City

In August this year Klingelnberg‘s Mexico site was moved to a new facility inQuerétaro City. This investment is part of the company’s long-term strategy for this important market. At the new facility Klingelnberg will soon inaugurate its new Blade Grinding Center with a Grand Opening event. The new Blade Grinding Center will be part of […]
October 18, 2011

Klüber Introduces Specialty Lubricant for Elastomers and Plastics

Klüber Lubrication introduces Klübersynth MR 96-31, a special dynamically light grease, utilizing a polyalkylene glycol base oil and a unique mix of solid substances. The lubricant reduces vibration, dampens noise and enables smooth motion of many different plastic materials. It is also compatible with elastomers and plastics over a wide range of temperatures, -40°C to […]
October 18, 2011

Three Perfect Days: Budapest

According to fDi Magazine—a division of the Financial Times—Budapest, Hungry ranks third on their “European Cities and Regions of the Future” list. By economic development standards, that’s not too shabby for a city that for centuries was simply known for being the convergence of art, castle building, invasion, and rebellion. Budapest is the combination of […]
October 14, 2011

Sandvik Coromant to Feature New Gear Cutting Solutions at Gear Expo

Sandvik Coromant, the world’s leading producer of cutting tools for the metalworking industry, is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at the 2011 Gear Expo on November 1-3 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Located in booth #827, the company will showcase a number of its new gear tooling solutions and offers, ranging from roughing, semi-finishing […]
October 7, 2011

Gleason Acquires Business of K2 Plastics

Gleason Corporation has acquired the assets and business of K2 Plastics, Inc., a leading producer of precision plastic gears and other complex plastic parts. K2’s products are sold to a diverse set of markets including electronics, medical equipment, power and air tools, and others, using its “no weld-line technology” to achieve superior strength and accuracy […]
October 7, 2011

New Gear/Gearbox Optimization Software from Excel Gear

Excel-LentTM software from Excel Gear quickly determines optimum product parameters for various industries, helping save hundreds of engineering hours. An online demo is available, showing how easy it is to design a new gearbox. The most interesting section to design engineers will be “design.” With minimal input, the program will calculate the number of teeth […]
October 7, 2011

Cryogenic Machining Technology from MAG

MAG’s groundbreaking low-flow cryogenic titanium machining process has been approved by the government for use in production of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter. According to Lockheed Martin, when broadly applied this new technology could improve affordability and efficiency in the production of the F-35, which is approximately 25 percent titanium. MAG demonstrated […]
October 7, 2011

Emuge to Display Workholding Solutions at Gear Expo

At Gear Expo, Emuge Corp. will showcase their comprehensive line of clamping solutions. Emuge’s workholding division specializes in providing highly accurate almost maintenance-free customized solutions for applications from low volume job shops to high volume automotive production environments. “Our workholding group stays close to our customers to learn about their unique challenges and production environments. […]
October 7, 2011

Stor-Loc Introduces New MM10 Combination Cabinet

The MM10 combines multi-width and multi-height drawers into a single cabinet housing. The triple section design allows users to combine various height drawers in the left, middle, and right side of the unit, providing unlimited versatility. Its 9,500 square inches of drawer space are combined into a mobile workstation to store tools, parts, or other […]
October 7, 2011

New Employee at Schafer Gear Works

Melanie Wroblewski has joined Schafer Gear Works, Inc., as senior staff accountant. She will be responsible for corporate consolidations, general accounting, and financial analysis. Prior to joining Schafer Gear she was a senior accountant for Memorial Health Systems, Inc. She also has held accounting positions with AM General and National Steel Corporation. Wroblewski has a […]
October 7, 2011

Mahr Federal Celebrates Mahr’s 150th Anniversary

Mahr Federal employees took time out from their busy schedules to celebrate as their parent company Mahr celebrates its 150th birthday. Founded by Carl Mahr as a small family concern in Esslingen, Germany, on the Neckar River in 1861, the Mahr Group has grown to be a global leader in precision metrology. Celebrations at the […]
October 7, 2011

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