Gear Industry News 2016

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Seco/Warwick Receives Symbol of Innovation 2016 Award
Last year, Seco/Warwick was placed among the ten most innovative Polish companies. This year, Seco/Warwick confirmed again its strong pos... (posted 2016-12-09)

GKN Sinter Metals Starts Automotive Series Production with 3D Printing System
GKN Sinter Metals announced that the first additive manufacturing (AM) machine in the automotive industry to enable series production of ... (posted 2016-12-09)

Mazak to Open New Texas Facility
Mazak announced it will open a new second facility in Texas. Joining the company's existing Southwest Technology Center in Houston, t... (posted 2016-12-09)

Joe Gentile Named to PMPA Technical Board
Joe Gentile, Product Manager for Hangsterfer's Laboratories of Mantua, N.J. was named First Vice-Chair of the Technical Members Board... (posted 2016-12-07)

Kitagawa-NorthTech Names Ed Johannesen Senior Manager of Engineering and Quality
Kitagawa-NorthTech, Inc. has named Ed Johannesen as Senior Manager of Engineering and Quality. Johannesen will lead the design engineerin... (posted 2016-12-02)

AMT Partners with the National Institute for Metalworking Skills to Develop Manufacturing Apprenticeships
AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology is partnering with the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), which has be... (posted 2016-12-01)

Beth Ann Jones Named President of Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association
Beth Ann Jones, vice president and general counsel for Hangsterfer's Laboratories, was named President of the Independent Lubricant M... (posted 2016-11-30)

Mahr Federal Announces Expansion Plans in the Southeast
Mahr Federal Inc. has announced plans to expand its direct sales coverage for metrology systems products in the Southeast. Effective... (posted 2016-11-29)

Solar Atmospheres CEO Receives ASM Distinguished Life Membership Award
William R. Jones, CEO of Solar Atmospheres, was presented with an ASM Distinguished Life Membership Award in October 2016 at ASM's an... (posted 2016-11-25)

Klingelnberg Höfler Cylindrical Gear Machines Showcased at In-House Show
During a two-day in-house show on November 9 and 10 at the Ettlingen Oberweier (Germany) works, Klingelnberg presented its wide range of ... (posted 2016-11-23)

September U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Down 2.3 Percent from August
September U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $171.09 million according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT - The Associ... (posted 2016-11-18)

Hardinge Inc. Appoints Ryan Levenson to Board of Directors
The board of directors of Hardinge Inc. announced that it has appointed Ryan Levenson of Privet Fund Management LLC, to serve as a direct... (posted 2016-11-15)

Hardinge Inc. Announces Retirement of Board of Directors Chairman, John J. Perrotti
The board of directors of Hardinge Inc. announced that John J. Perrotti, chairman, has chosen to retire from the board effective October ... (posted 2016-11-09)

Hainbuch America Announces Jim McCraw as Applications Engineer
Hainbuch America has announced that Jim McCraw has joined their team as an Applications Engineer supporting their growing number of Regio... (posted 2016-11-08)

Solar Atmospheres Corporate President Receives 2016 M. Lance Miller Legend Award
Corporate President of Solar Atmospheres, Roger Jones has won the prestigious 2016 M. Lance Miller Legend Award from the Metal Treating I... (posted 2016-11-04)

Hainbuch America Announces Christian Yehle Regional Sales Manager for South Central Region
Hainbuch America has announced that Christian Yehle has rejoined their team as regional sales manager for the South Central Region, cover... (posted 2016-11-03)

LMC Workholding Announces Pat Klein as Vice President of Machine Tool Products
LMC Workholding announces Pat Klein as the new vice president of machine tool products. Klein has a diverse manufacturing sales backgroun... (posted 2016-10-31)

Solar Atmospheres Souderton Facility Awarded Nadcap 18-month Merit Status
Solar Atmospheres announces that it has been awarded Nadcap 18-month Merit Status for Heat Treating at the Souderton, PA facility. Solar... (posted 2016-10-27)

Klingelnberg Invests Six Million Euros in Hückeswagen Site
Klingelnberg has ambitious goals for its Hückeswagen site. The company has earmarked six million euros for investment in the buildin... (posted 2016-10-26)

Emuge Corp. Opens New Technology Center
Emuge Corp. announced the opening of a new technology center located at the company's North American headquarters in West Boylston, M... (posted 2016-10-25)

USMTO August Report Finds Year-to-Date Manufacturing Technology Orders Up 15.9 Percent
Manufacturing technology orders for August 2016 were up 15.9 percent compared to August 2015 and up 34.4 percent compared to July, accord... (posted 2016-10-24)

CTMR Finds Cutting Tool YTD Consumption Down 9.9 Percent in July
July U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $146.95 million according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT - The Association... (posted 2016-10-21)

SECO-Warwick Shortlisted for Hidden Champions 2016
SECO/Warwick has been shortlisted for the title of Hidden Champions of HSBC Bank. HSBC Holding is the world's largest financial holdi... (posted 2016-10-20)

Solar Atmospheres Establishes Vacuum Pump Service Center
Within the Solar Atmospheres group of companies are over one hundred mechanical vacuum roughing pumps and mechanical holding pumps. ... (posted 2016-10-19)

Star SU and Neher Group Enter Joint Venture
Star SU LLC and Neher DIA GmbH & Co. KG have entered a joint venture partnership that appoints Star SU to sell Neher’s PCD tool... (posted 2016-10-07)

Wenzel America Promotes Drew Shemenski to President
Wenzel America has announced the promotion of Drew Shemenski to position of President of Wenzel America. Having spent the last two years ... (posted 2016-10-07)

Hexagon AB Acquires Apodius GmbH
Hexagon AB announced the acquisition of Apodius GmbH, a start-up specializing in measurement solutions for fiber composite components. B... (posted 2016-10-06)

GMTA Celebrates 25th Anniversary
German Machine Tools of America (GMTA) celebrated the company's 25th anniversary during the IMTS (International Manufacturing & T... (posted 2016-09-27)

Bodycote Acquires Nitrex Metal Technologies and Relocates Texas Facility
Bodycote has acquired Nitrex Metal Technologies. Nitrex Metal Technologies specializes in precision gas nitriding and ferritic nitrocarbu... (posted 2016-09-23)

Swiss Clamping Chuck Specialist Maprox Welcomes New CEO
As a planned successor, Adrian Zwirner took over from the long-time owner Max Maurer as CEO of Maprox Gmbh effective September 1, 2016.Zw... (posted 2016-09-19)

Mitutoyo Acquires Majority Stake in TAG Optics
Following the establishment of a technology and product-centric alliance between Mitutoyo Corporation of Japan and TAG Optics Inc., Mitut... (posted 2016-09-09)

Kapp Technologies Takes Majority Ownership in Penta Gear Metrology
Kapp Technologies announces it has become majority partner in Penta Gear Metrology, LLC. Penta Gear Metrology LLC builds both functi... (posted 2016-09-08)

Hexagon Receives Innovation in Manufacturing Award
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence North America has announced it has been awarded the 2016 Innovation in Manufacturing award by Providen... (posted 2016-09-02)

Drake Manufacturing and Sanwa Seiki Establish Sales Agreement for Japan
Drake Manufacturing Services Co., LLC and Sanwa Seiki Co., Ltd. have formally established a sales agreement for Japan and for other desig... (posted 2016-08-18)

Improving Process Heating System Performance: A Sourcebook for Industry, Third Edition Available for Download
Improving Process Heating System Performance: A Sourcebook for Industry, 3rd Edition is now available for download. This Sourcebook is pa... (posted 2016-08-17)

June CTMR Finds Cutting Tool Consumption Up from May
June U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $175.35 million according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT - The Association... (posted 2016-08-12)

LMC Workholding to Showcase New Global Partner, Rotomotors
LMC Workholding is introducing its newest global partner, Rotomors of Turin, Italy, at IMTS. LMC will be showing a new 2.2-meter automati... (posted 2016-08-09)

Holroyd Precision Receives $6.2 Million Order from Return Customer
Having already invested in 12 Holroyd Precision machines over recent years, one of North America's leading air compressor specialists... (posted 2016-08-05)

Solar Atmospheres of California Awarded Nadcap 24-Month Merit Status for Heat Treating
Solar Atmospheres of California announced that it has been awarded Nadcap 24-month Merit status for Heat Treating. Achieving 24-month mer... (posted 2016-08-04)

Ajax TOCCO Appoints General Manager of Aftermarket Sales
Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic welcomes Joe Hawkins as General Manager of Aftermarket Sales. Hawkins brings over 20 years of induction melting a... (posted 2016-08-03)

Oelheld Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Facility
Many guests, including Philipp Storr, president of Oelheld, dignitaries of the village of West Dundee and representatives from Opus, Oelh... (posted 2016-08-02)

Ipsen Adds Janusz Kowalewski as Director of Business Development for ARGOS
Ipsen is pleased to announce that Janusz Kowalewski joined the Ipsen Team as Director of Business Development for ARGOS. Kowalewski holds... (posted 2016-08-01)

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 Establish Sales Agreement for Europe
Drake Manufacturing Services Co., LLC and 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,, 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)