Gear Industry News 2015

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Mahr Acquires Engineering Synthesis Design Inc.
The Mahr Group recently acquired Engineering Synthesis Design Inc. (ESDI), headquartered (Tucson, AZ). Over the past two years, Mahr... (posted 2015-08-27)


Hans Grass Appointed Vice President of Star SU's Machine Tool Division
Star SU (Hoffman Estates, IL) has appointed Hans Grass as vice president of its machine tool division. Grass brings 43 years of expe... (posted 2015-08-24)


Darian Ditzler Returns to Luren Precision as Machine Tool Sales Manager
Luren Precision Chicago recently announce the return of Darian Ditzler as their machine tool sales manager. Ditzler started with Luren Pr... (posted 2015-08-21)


June U.S. Tech Orders Total $355.43 Million According to AMT
June U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $355.43 million according to The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT). This t... (posted 2015-08-10)


Kapp Reorganizes Itself Into Three New Market Divisions
The Kapp Group recently reorganized itself with the brands Kapp and Niles. “In order to focus even more on improving our custo... (posted 2015-08-04)


Heiko Machine Tools Chosen to Sell Cesar Galdabini Products
Heiko Machine Tools (Canton, MI) recently announced that it has been chosen by Cesar Galdabini SPA (Milan, Italy) as the sales and market... (posted 2015-08-03)


AMT Announces May Manufacturing Technology Orders Down 7.9 Percent from Last Year
May U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $336.98 million, according to AMT. This total, as reported by companies participating in... (posted 2015-07-30)


Riten Industries Now Capable of Repairing and Remanufacturing Tailstocks for Lathes and Grinders
Riten Industries recently announced the capability to repair and remanufacture tailstocks for lathes and grinders from all manufacturers.... (posted 2015-07-23)


Solar Atmospheres to Install Record-Sized Horizontal High Vacuum Furnace
Solar Atmospheres of Western Pennsylvania recently announced that it will be installing the largest horizontal high vacuum furnace ever c... (posted 2015-07-22)


Scott Shea Named New Chief Operating Officer of CRP Industries
CRP Industries Inc. recently named Scott Shea its new chief operating officer (COO). Daniel N. Schildge, CEO of CRP Industries Inc., note... (posted 2015-07-17)


Gary Hulihan Named EMCO Maier/Mecof President
EMCO Maier/EMCO Mecof Corporation (Novi, MI) recently named Gary Hulihan its new president, according to Dr. Stefan Hansch, EMCO Group CE... (posted 2015-07-16)


Absolute Machine Tools Now Selling Tongtai MT Series Lathes
Tongtai recently announced its newest MT Series Lathes that have been developed for improving cycle times and turning processes for the a... (posted 2015-07-14)


Broaching Machine Specialties to Supply Ekin Products in North America
Broaching Machine Specialties (BMS) recently announced a strategic partnership with Ekin of Bilbao, Spain.Ekin has been supplying machine... (posted 2015-07-10)


Abtex Announces Jason Saner as Corporate Vice President of Marketing and Sales
Abtex Corp. recently announced that Jason Saner has been promoted from Group Manager of the company’s Systems Group to corporate vi... (posted 2015-07-08)


Joel Radner Named Sales Manager of Seco's Round Tool Division
Seco Tools, LLC recently named Joel Radner sales manager for its round tools division in North America. Radner brings more than seven yea... (posted 2015-07-02)


Roger Jones Receives 2015 HTS George H. Bodeen Heat Treating Achievement Award
Roger Jones, corporate president of Solar Atmospheres, Inc., Souderton, PA, was recently named the recipient of the 2015 George H. Bodeen... (posted 2015-06-29)


True Gear & Spline Increases Grinding Capacity With New Niles ZP 12
True Gear& Spline Ltd. recently added CNC gear profile grinding to their machining capabilities with their newly installed Niles ZP 1... (posted 2015-06-26)


Samputensili Acquires Gear Shaving Machine Technology Company Sicmat
Samputensili recently announced the acquisition of Sicmat S.p.A., a company specializing in gear shaving machine technology.Due to the sy... (posted 2015-06-26)


Stadtfeld Receives 'Distinguished Inventor of the Year Award'
Dr. Hermann J. Stadtfeld, vice president of bevel gear technology and R&D at Gleason Corporation, and a frequent, contributor to Gear... (posted 2015-06-23)


Gleason's Gear Solutions Forum to Include Over 40 Demonstrations on Products and Technologies
Gleason Corporation will host the Gear Solutions Forum (GSF) at its worldwide headquarters in Rochester, NY on Sept. 23-24. This year als... (posted 2015-06-16)


ANCA Opens New European Headquarters in Germany
CNC tool and cutter grinder manufacturer ANCA recently opened its new European headquarters in Weinheim, Germany. ANCA’s new custom... (posted 2015-06-15)


Junker Delivers 500th Grinding Machine to Volkswagen Group
Grinding machine manufacturer Junker recently celebrated a milestone as the Volkswagen Group recently purchased their 500th Junker grindi... (posted 2015-06-10)


Houghton International Announces Senior Leadership Appointments to Support Global Businesses
Houghton International Inc. recently announced changes in organizational leadership that will improve the management and alignment of its... (posted 2015-06-05)


Solar Atmospheres, Southeast Opens Its Doors
Solar Atmospheres, Southeast recently announced it has officially opened its doors for business. Solar bought its first furnace for the n... (posted 2015-06-03)


Machine Tool Builders Expands its Offerings to the Gear Industry
Machine Tool Builders (MTB), a remanufacturer and recontroller of gear-cutting and grinding equipment, was recently appointed as exclusiv... (posted 2015-06-01)


Büsselmann Named Head of Sales of Jenoptik's Lasers Business Unit
Klaus Büsselmann was recently named the head of sales in the Lasers business unit of the Jenoptik’s lasers and material proces... (posted 2015-05-29)


Mitutoyo America Corporation Announces New East Coast M3 Solution Center
Mitutoyo America Corporation recently announced the opening of a new M3 Solution Center in New England. Located in Marlborough, MA, the n... (posted 2015-05-28)


Seco Implements Organizational Changes, Announces Key Promotions
Seco Tools, LLC, the North American subsidiary of Sweden’s Seco Tools AB, recently announced organizational changes and employee pr... (posted 2015-05-19)


INDEX Invests in Leitz CMM
INDEX Corporation recently took delivery of a Leitz CMM (coordinate measuring machine) Model PMM XI for its metrology lab. The machine wi... (posted 2015-05-18)


ALD-Holcroft to Provide SyncroTherm Heat Treating System to Woodward
ALD-Holcroft (Wixom, MI) recently entered into an agreement with Woodward, Inc. (Fort Collins, CO) to provide a fully-integrated SyncroTh... (posted 2015-05-15)


U.S. Cutting Tool Y/Y Consumption Up 4.6% in March
March U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $197.6 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and The Association For ... (posted 2015-05-14)


Hewland Engineering Expands Grinding Capabilities
Hewland Engineering recently announced a multi-million pound investment in state-of-the-art spiral bevel grinding capability, due to arri... (posted 2015-05-13)


Solar Atmospheres Receives 1st MedAccred Accreditation
Solar Atmospheres, Inc. recently announced that it has become the first company to receive MedAccred accreditation. Medical prime co... (posted 2015-05-12)


Ipsen Awarded U.S. Patent on Sealing Mechanism for a Vacuum Heat-Treating Furnace
Ipsen was recently awarded U.S. Patent No. 20,100,196,836 A1 for the development of a new shaft seal. Chief Engineer Craig Moller, Chief ... (posted 2015-05-11)


Solar Atmospheres Adds New Furnace
In response to increasing large furnace capacity demand, Solar Atmospheres (California) recently added additional large furnace capacity ... (posted 2015-05-04)


Gear Research Institute Introduces New Leadership Team
GRI recently introduced its new leadership team, including Jack Masseth as president. Masseth has been on GRI's board for a number of... (posted 2015-05-01)


AMT Reports Manufacturing Technology Orders Down in February
February U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $304.74 million according to The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT). Th... (posted 2015-04-27)


Klingelnberg Partners With Sandvik Coromant for Tool Concept Project
Klingelnberg GmbH and Sandvik Coromant  have come together to work on a new tool concept for the Klingelnberg Zyklo-Palloid gear cut... (posted 2015-04-23)


Holroyd Precision Receives a Queen's Award for Enterprise
Rochdale-based Holroyd Precision Ltd was recently named a winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the UK’s highest accola... (posted 2015-04-22)


Jeff Stoesser Named Riten's Western Regional Sales Manager
Jeff Stoesser recently joined Riten Industries to manage sales activity in the western U.S. for the company's line of workholding pro... (posted 2015-04-21)


FPM Heat Treating Receives Nadcap Accreditation
FPM Heat Treating in Elk Grove Village, IL announced that it has received an additional Nadcap Scope of Accreditation for carburizing, c... (posted 2015-04-20)


Paulo Selects AFC-Holcroft Equipment for Production Expansion
Paulo, a commercial heat treater headquartered in St. Louis, MO, USA, recently purchased two new Universal Batch Quench (UBQ) furnaces fr... (posted 2015-04-16)


Aichelin-USA Installs Integral Quench Furnace Cell
Aichelin-USA recently announced the installation of a new multi-chamber Integral Quench hardening furnace cell.  The recently commis... (posted 2015-04-15)


Walter Surface Technologies Appoints Michael Christodoulou President and COO
Walter Surface Technologies recently announced that Michael Christodoulou has been appointed as president and chief operating officer of ... (posted 2015-04-14)


OSG USA, Inc. Promotes Jones to Vice President- Sales
OSG USA, Inc. recently announced the promotion of Rick Jones to Vice President- Sales. Jones joined the OSG sales team as a District Mana... (posted 2015-04-13)


Meghan Summers-West Named President of CNC Software
Meghan Summers-West was recently appointed president of CNC Software, Inc., the developer of Mastercam CAD/CAM programming... (posted 2015-04-10)


Kitagawa NorthTech Hires David Hawking as National Sales and Marketing Manager for North America
Kitagawa NorthTech recently announced the hiring of David Hawking in the company’s newly created post of national sales and marketi... (posted 2015-04-09)


Doug Glenn Appointed Seco/Warwick's Director of Sales and Marketing for North America
Seco/Warwick Corporation recently announced the appointment of Doug Glenn as the North American director of sales and marketing.“Do... (posted 2015-04-06)


Robert Errichello Wins Edmond E. Bisson Award
Robert Errichello was recently announced as the winner of the 2015 Edmond E. Bisson Award, bestowed annually by the Society of Tribologis... (posted 2015-04-02)


AMT Announces Elected Officers for Directors for 2015-2016
The Association For Manufacturing Technology recently elected its 2015-2016 officers and directors. The 2015-2016 board year begins April... (posted 2015-03-31)


Hydraulic Institute Appoints Michael B. Michaud Executive Director
The Hydraulic Institute recently announced the appointment of Michael B. Michaud as the Institute’s next executive director, effect... (posted 2015-03-25)


Junker Acquires Majority Share in Brazilian Grinding Machine Manufacturer
The Junker Group recently added Brazilian grinding machine manufacturer ZEMA to its corporate group. ZEMA was founded back in 1953, has m... (posted 2015-03-19)


Gleason Launches New Manufacturing Facility in India
Gleason Corporation recently announced that it broke ground for a new manufacturing facility in the Bengalaru Aerospace Park Industrial A... (posted 2015-03-17)


Mahr and MWF Roland Friedrich Join Forces
On Jan. 1, MWF Roland Friedrich GmbH in Grossostheim, Germany, was added to the Mahr Group. MFW offers custom measurement and testing sol... (posted 2015-03-16)


Drake Manufacturing Recognized with Nexteer Supplier Award
Drake Manufacturing Services Co., LLC, was recently recognized during an awards presentation at the Nexteer 2014 Indirect Supplier Confer... (posted 2015-03-12)


U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Totals $181.9 million for January
January U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $181.9 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and The Association fo... (posted 2015-03-11)


Manufacturing Tech Orders Total $506.89 Million in December
December U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $506.89 million according to The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT). Th... (posted 2015-03-05)


Drake Manufacturing Receives Weatherhead 100 Award
Drake Manufacturing Services Co., LLC, a Warren, Ohio, precision CNC manufacturing systems builder, was recently honored as a first-time ... (posted 2015-03-03)


Star SU China Begins Operations
On March 1, 2015 the new joint-venture Star SU International Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. begam operating under the Star SU China brand na... (posted 2015-03-02)


U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Up 7.2% in December
December U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $168.2 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT (The Associat... (posted 2015-02-23)


Star SU Names Rick Falgiatano as Vice President of Cutting Tool Sales
Star SU (Hoffman Estates, IL) recently appointed Rick Falgiatano as vice president of sales for its cutting tool division. Rick brings 3... (posted 2015-02-11)


Paul Andruszko Promoted to General Manager of Gear Motions Niagara
Gear Motions, a leading precision gear manufacturer, has promoted Paul Andruszko to general manager of its Niagara Gear division. The div... (posted 2015-02-09)


Marposs Acquires FL Tool Holders
Marposs S.p.A. (Bologna, Italy) recently announced the acquisition of FL Tool Holders LLC of Livonia, Michigan, a manufacturer of precisi... (posted 2015-02-06)


William M. Davies Career and Technical High School Renews Machine Technology Program Accreditation
Keeping up with industry standards, William M. Davies Career and Technical High School has renewed the accreditation of its Machine ... (posted 2015-02-05)


BIG Kaiser Celebrates 25 Years of North American Operations
BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling recently celebrated 25 years of North American operations in 2015. Incorporated in the spring of 1990 under ... (posted 2015-02-04)


Cutting Tool Consumption Down 18.9% in November, According to U.S. Cutting Tool Institute
November U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $156.9 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and The Association F... (posted 2015-02-03)


Koepfer Sponsors 'Italian Gear Tech Tour'
Koepfer America sponsored a group of North American gear manufacturers on a technology-focused “Italian Gear Tech Tour.” The ... (posted 2015-01-29)


EOS and MTU Form Strategic Partnership
EOS, the global technology and quality leader for high-end additive manufacturing (AM) solutions, and MTU Aero Engines, Germany's lea... (posted 2015-01-28)


Artur Pajak named VP of EFD Induction Group
EFD Induction Group, a maker of induction-based industrial heating solutions, recently announced the appointment of Artur Pająk... (posted 2015-01-26)


Ipsen Announces Patrick McKenna as New Vice President of Sales
Ipsen USA recently announced Patrick McKenna as vice president of sales, rreplacing Art Tsubaki, who is now managing director of Ipsen Ja... (posted 2015-01-22)


Seco Tools’ Carbide Recycling Program Continues to Expand
Seco Tools, LLC recently reported that it collected 15 percent more used carbide in 2014 than the previous year for its North American Ca... (posted 2015-01-22)


Tooling U-SME’s Competency Framework Now Available
Tooling U-SME, a company specializing in manufacturing training and development, recently launched a new industry resource – Toolin... (posted 2015-01-12)


Solar Atmosphere's Launch Abort System Aids 'Orion' Launch
On Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, NASA’s new spacecraft Orion launched successfully from Cape Canaveral and completed its first test flight.... (posted 2015-01-09)