Gear Industry News 2016

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May U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Down from April and Last Year
May U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $165.68 million according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT - The Association ... (posted 2016-07-29)


Aichelin Group Acquires AFC-Holcroft
On July 12, 2016, the Austrian Aichelin Group acquired US-based Atmosphere Group, holding company of AFC-Holcroft. The two groups are a p... (posted 2016-07-28)


May USMTO Report Finds Order Decline Slowing
Manufacturing technology orders for May 2016 fell 18.2 percent compared to May 2015, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technolog... (posted 2016-07-26)


Ever Sharp Tools Begins Construction on New Michigan Facility
In 2016, Ever Sharp Tools made a $4 million investment to open and staff a new facility in Michigan. New machines and tools are being sol... (posted 2016-07-26)


April CTMR Report Finds Cutting Tool Consumption Down
April U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $173.64 million according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT - The Associatio... (posted 2016-07-25)


HxGN Live 2016 Focuses on Smart Manufacturing
The Manufacturing Intelligence Track at HxGN Live 2016 closed on Thursday, June 16 as attendees joined the final technical sessions after... (posted 2016-07-21)


GMTA Now Provides Samag Machining Centers to North America
Now available from German Machine Tools of America (GMTA), a full line of Samag machining centers, including multi-spindle, horizontal ma... (posted 2016-07-20)


Mitutoyo America Announces Opening of 35,500-Square-Foot Facility
Mitutoyo America Corporation announces the grand opening of the newly renovated M3 Solution Center in City of Industry, CA. This nea... (posted 2016-07-19)


AMT Reports April Manufacturing Technology Orders Down 16.6 Percent from 2015
Manufacturing technology orders for April 2016 were down 27.5 percent from the same month a year ago, according to the latest U.S. Manufa... (posted 2016-07-18)


IMTS 2016 Tooling and Workholding Pavilion to Showcase Advances in Accuracy and Efficiency
Innovative machinery from around the world will be on display at IMTS - The International Manufacturing Technology Show. Key to maximizin... (posted 2016-07-15)


Drake Manufacturing and TECNO.team Establish Sales Agreement for Europe
Drake Manufacturing Services Co., LLC and TECNO.team GmbH have formally established a sales agreement for Europe, specifically Austria, B... (posted 2016-07-14)


Bodycote Opens Georgia Heat Treatment Plant
Bodycote recently announced that its new heat treatment plant in Covington, GA is now open. The brand new 60,0002 ft facility, establishe... (posted 2016-07-01)


Geary Smith Appointed to GRI Board of Trustees, Elected Secretary of the Board
Geary Smith from Caterpillar has been appointed to the GRI Board of Trustees and has been elected to serve as Secretary of the Board.&nbs... (posted 2016-06-28)


Koepfer America Gear School 2016 Offers Courses on Gear Basics
Koepfer America recently completed Gear School 2016. This is known formally as the Fundamentals of Parallel Axis Gear Manufacturing semin... (posted 2016-06-24)


GMTA Appoints Dan Thomas Project Manager
German Machine Tools of America (GMTA) recently announced the appointment of Dan Thomas as project manager for this major supplier of var... (posted 2016-06-17)


Bodycote to Open San Luis Potosi Heat Treatment Plant
Bodycote announced that the company will open a new, state-of-the-art heat treatment plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Mexico is one of t... (posted 2016-06-15)


Koepfer America 2016 Gear Technology Tour Gives North American Manufacturers Glimpse into European Manufacturing
Following the 2014 tour, Koepfer America has sponsored a group of North American gear manufacturers for the 2016 Gear Technology Tour. Th... (posted 2016-06-14)


CTMR Reports Cutting Tool Consumption Up from February
March U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $184.08 million according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT - The Associatio... (posted 2016-06-13)


Solar Atmospheres and Solar Manufacturing Approach Finish Line for World’s Largest Vacuum Furnace
Solar Atmospheres of Western Pennsylvania and Solar Manufacturing, Inc. have been building the largest vacuum furnace in the world and ar... (posted 2016-06-10)


Bourn & Koch Offers Extensive Refurbishing Services, Machine Tool Lines
Bourn & Koch has been manufacturing new - and refurbishing legacy - machine tools in the USA for over forty years. The company's ... (posted 2016-06-09)


Methods Machine Tools, Inc. Announces Jerry Rex as New COO
Methods Machine Tools, Inc. announced the appointment of Jerry Rex as Chief Operating Officer of all Methods Machine Tools operations. Th... (posted 2016-06-08)


USMTO Reports Orders Up in March, but Still Recovering
The U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report (USMTO) for March 2016 showed that orders grew 36.9 percent compared to the previous mont... (posted 2016-05-18)


Hollingsworth Joins Kapp Technologies Sales Team
Kapp Technologies has announced that Shane Hollingsworth has joined their sales team. Hollingsworth will represent Kapp Niles customers i... (posted 2016-05-16)


Engis Names Gilmore President
Engis Corporation, a supplier of diamond abrasives and superfinishing machinery and systems, has named Sean Gilmore as its new president.... (posted 2016-05-09)


Solar Atmospheres Selected to Heat Treat Drill for Venus Expedition
Honeybee Robotics, with three locations in the USA, received NASA funding awards to contribute to developing future planetary exploration... (posted 2016-04-29)


February Cutting Tool Consumption Up from January, Down from Last Year
February U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $173.38 million according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT - The Associa... (posted 2016-04-20)


USMTO February 2016 Reports Orders Down, but Some Market Conditions Improving
The U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report (USMTO) for February 2016 showed that orders were down 5.1 percent compared to the previo... (posted 2016-04-19)


Bohler-Uddeholm Opens New Joint Service Center with Eifeler
Bohler-Uddeholm has announced that the new joint Bohler-Uddeholm Service Center and Eifeler Coatings Technology PVD Coating Center are op... (posted 2016-04-18)


Solar Atmospheres First Company to Receive MedAccred Reaccreditation
Solar Atmospheres, Inc. announced today that it has become the first company to receive MedAccred critical process reaccreditation. Furth... (posted 2016-04-15)


Maynards to Auction Surplus Equipment from Abundant Manufacturing, Inc.
Plans are now gearing up for an auction of surplus assets from Abundant Manufacturing, Inc. and RP Machine Enterprises, Inc. This top qua... (posted 2016-04-14)


Bourn & Koch Appoints New Management Team
Bourn & Koch, Inc. has announced that Terry V. Derrico has been named president of the company effective October 21st, 2015. Also joi... (posted 2016-04-12)


Solar Atmospheres Announces Expansion of California Facility
Solar Atmospheres of California, Inc. (SCA) has announced the expansion of its Fontana facility, located 40 miles east of Los Angeles. Th... (posted 2016-04-11)


Mahr Federal MarSolutions Engineered Metrology Team Assists Customers in Choosing Gaging Solutions
Mahr Federal has established a special team within its Engineered Products Division to augment custom gage development directly with cust... (posted 2016-04-07)


Exsys Tool Opens New Facility in Mexico
Exsys Tool, Inc. has opened a larger, all-inclusive facility in Monterrey, Mexico. The new Exsys Mexico S DE R.L. DE C.V combines a previ... (posted 2016-04-06)


Rajkot Exhibition Promotes Machine Tool Technology
The 6th Rajkot Machine Tool Show is scheduled for November 23-26 in Gujarat, India. The show is focused on the promotion and development ... (posted 2016-04-05)


Kyocera Acquires SGS Tool Company
Kyocera Corporation announced that it has completed a share purchase agreement regarding the U.S.-based solid tool manufacturing and sale... (posted 2016-04-05)


Mahr Announces Stuart Manser as Director of Sales, Precision Gages for North America
Mahr Federal has named Stuart Manser as Director of Sales, Precision Gages for North America. Reporting directly to Mahr Federal CEO Tony... (posted 2016-04-04)


Delta College Receives CNC Equipment Entrustments
Delta College recently received several large entrustments of equipment from leading manufacturers, allowing them to upgrade their CNC fa... (posted 2016-03-31)


LMC Workholding Celebrates 100th Anniversary
LMC Workholding is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016, having provided quality products, services and solutions to the workholding... (posted 2016-03-30)


AMT Reports January Cutting Tool Consumption Still Down
January U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $153.14 million according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT - The Associat... (posted 2016-03-28)


Rollomatic Inc. Appoints Daniel Franklin as Team Leader of Applications and Service
Rollomatic Inc., a subsidiary of Rollomatic Holding Switzerland, has announced the appointment of Daniel Franklin as the new Service/Appl... (posted 2016-03-23)


Mazak to Construct New Inabe City Factory
Building upon its "Rock Solid" business foundation and international leadership in the machine tool industry, Yamazaki Mazak ha... (posted 2016-03-17)


Rosler Preservation Line Breaks Ground in San Diego
A groundbreaking ceremony recently took place in San Diego, CA to announce the start of construction for a Rosler Preservation Line being... (posted 2016-03-11)


Federal Broach Announces New Coating Facility and Capabilities
Federal Broach has completed installation of a new state-of-the-art coating facility. Federal Broach supplies full gear cutting tool serv... (posted 2016-03-09)


Koepfer America Hires David Harroun as Sales Manager
Koepfer America welcomes the addition of David Harroun in the position of sales manager. Harroun will strengthen the company’s sale... (posted 2016-03-08)


Emuge Appoints Dan Doiron to Project Manager of Milling
Emuge Corp. has announced the appointment of Mr. Dan Doiron to the position of Project Manager, Milling. In his new position Doiron will ... (posted 2016-03-04)


Gleason and Rochester Institute of Technology Announce New Doctoral Fellowship Program
Gleason Corporation and the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) have announced the establishme... (posted 2016-02-24)


Solar Manufacturing Announces John Oakes as Sales Representative for Northeastern U.S.
Solar Manufacturing has announced the appointment of John Oakes as their new sales representative for the Northeast U.S. region. Mr. Oake... (posted 2016-02-23)


USMTO Shows December Orders Up, Year’s Totals Down
The U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report (USMTO) for December 2015 showed that order values grew 20.4 percent compared to the prio... (posted 2016-02-22)


NTB, Siemens, Sandvik Coromant, Iscar and Kennametal Announce New Website for Learning About the GTC
NTB Interstate University of Technology Buchs today announced a new website, gtc-tools.com, which provides information to the public on t... (posted 2016-02-19)


AMG Subsidiary ALD Vacuum Technologies Acquires ALD-Holcroft
AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. has announced that ALD Vacuum Technologies has acquired the remaining 50 percent share of thei... (posted 2016-02-18)


IHEA Announces Induction Division
The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) is excited to announce the launch of its Induction Division which represents a very i... (posted 2016-02-12)


Global Automotive Gear Market Continues to Grow
Asia-Pacific accounted for the largest share of the global automotive gears market in 2015. The region generates high demand for veh... (posted 2016-02-08)


Tata Steel Reports Depressed Indian Market
Indian steel demand remained subdued post monsoon quarter due to sluggish uptick across key steel consuming sectors like construction, ge... (posted 2016-02-08)


Attendee Registration Opens for 2016 Coordinate Metrology Society Conference
The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS), the eminent membership association for 3D measurement professionals, has announced its online att... (posted 2016-02-03)


NIMS Awards Record Number of Credentials to Students and Workers in 2015
NIMS recently announced that it awarded a record number of credentials last year to individuals seeking to enter into or advance in jobs ... (posted 2016-02-01)


Sandvik Coromant Announces Sean Holt as New President of Americas Market
Sandvik Coromant has announced Sean Holt as the new President of the Americas market area, effective January 1, 2016. An experienced exec... (posted 2016-01-28)


Benteler Partners with Foerster on NDT System
Foerster completes delivery on biggest order in 65-year corporate history. Benteler, who chose to partner with Foerster in the past, deci... (posted 2016-01-27)


Okuma Welcomes New Team Members
Okuma America Corporation recently announced the addition of three new team members, Brad Fitzpatrick, Jeff  Hampton, and Lee Johnst... (posted 2016-01-26)


Bodycote Launches Interactive History of Metallurgy
Bodycote, announces the launch of their Interactive History of Metallurgy after taking a look back at the long history of metal processin... (posted 2016-01-25)


Cutting Tool Consumption Down in November
November U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $153.7 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The A... (posted 2016-01-22)


Mahr Hires Director of Marketing and Customer Service
Mahr Federal has named veteran communications professional J. Robin Palermo as Director of Marketing and Customer Service. Headquartered ... (posted 2016-01-21)


Seco Adds to Executive and Management Teams
On track for continued business growth, Seco has appointed new members to its executive and management teams. David Mrdjenovic is the com... (posted 2016-01-20)


Bodycote Announces Opening of Two Heat Treatment Plants in Southeast US
Bodycote has announced that the company will open two new heat treatment plants in Southeastern USA.In Covington, GA, a new plant will op... (posted 2016-01-19)


Ajax Tocco Ships Induction Heating Dryer System to China
Ajax Tocco Magnethermic recently shipped a 1,900 kW/100,000 hz induction heating dryer system to a steel strip galvanizing producer in Ch... (posted 2016-01-18)


USMTO Reports Order Values Up, but Unit Sales Down
The U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report (USMTO) showed that order values grew 2.2 percent in November 2015 compared to the previo... (posted 2016-01-15)


Precision Technologies Group Launches Program with Alliance Business School to Give MSc Students Global Perspective
Precision Technologies Group (PTG) has partnered with The University of Manchester's Alliance Business School to help equip MSc stude... (posted 2016-01-12)


Solar Promotes Engelhard to Vice President of Corporate Quality
Roger Jones, corporate president, Solar Atmospheres is pleased to announce the promotion of Ed Engelhard as the vice president of co... (posted 2016-01-08)


Hwacheon Machinery America Appoints Robert Nedler as Managing Director
Hwacheon Machinery America has appointed Robert Nedler to the position of Managing Director, in charge of sales, service and general oper... (posted 2016-01-06)


Gleason Acquires Hurth Infer Gear Cutting Tool Service
Gleason Corporation announced today that it has acquired the gear cutting tools business from Hurth Infer Indústria de Máqu... (posted 2016-01-05)


AFC-Holcroft Assigns Southern Thermal Systems to Sales in Southern United States
AFC-Holcroft has named sales representative company Southern Thermal Systems to a territory covering Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexi... (posted 2016-01-04)