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Micro Precision Joins Aerospace Supply Chain Program
In line with its policy of continually improving all aspects of its operations, Hemel Hempstead based Micro Precision has signed up to th... (posted 2012-12-21)


Rotek Receives ISO Certifications
Rotek Incorporated, a company involved in forging seamless rolled steel rings and the design, development and production of slewing beari... (posted 2012-12-13)


Sandvik Breaks Ground in New Jersey
Sandvik, and its tooling division, Sandvik Coromant, broke ground Friday, Dec. 3, 2012, on a location neighboring its current U.S. headqu... (posted 2012-12-06)


Norton Abrasives Announces Brand Standards Program
Norton Abrasives, a brand of Saint-Gobain Abrasives, has announced the introduction of a new global Norton brand standards program. The s... (posted 2012-12-03)


MTI Honors Solar Atmospheres Roger Jones
The Metal Treating Institute (MTI) recognized one of its long time volunteers, Roger  Jones, corporate president of Solar Atmosphere... (posted 2012-11-30)


Coord3 Opens Sales and Service Center
Global CMM manufacturer, Coord3 Metrology, opened a new North American Sales and Service Center in Wixom, Michigan. Elliott Mills, Coord3... (posted 2012-11-27)


Mitutoyo Appoints Three Vice Presidents
Mitutoyo America Corporation recently announced the appointment of three new vice presidents. Matt Dye will serve as the vice president o... (posted 2012-11-26)


DMG-Mori Seiki USA Marks Grand Opening of Mori Seiki Manufacturing
On Wednesday, November 7, Dr. Masahiko Mori, president of Mori Seiki Co., Ltd. and a member of the Supervisory Board of Gildemeister AG, ... (posted 2012-11-16)


Birchwood Casey Changes to Birchwood Technologies
Birchwood Casey Metal Finishes recently announced that it has changed its brand and logo to Birchwood Technologies. Mark Ruhland, vice pr... (posted 2012-11-15)


Morris Group Names Fonte Productivity Specialist
Morris Group, Inc. has announced the appointment of George J. Fonte to the position of productivity specialist for The Robert E. Morris C... (posted 2012-11-13)


Hwacheon Celebrates 60 Years
Hwacheon recently marked its 60th anniversary with the grand opening of its technology center and an open house. More than 2,000 people a... (posted 2012-11-12)


MTB Expands Manufacturing Facilities
Centrally located near Rockford in Northern Illinois, Machine Tool Builders (MTB), a remanufacturer and recontroller of gear-cutting and ... (posted 2012-11-09)


Inductoheat Appoints Maher VP of OEM Sales
Inductoheat, Inc. has appointed John B. Maher as the vice president of OEM sales. Maher has worked in industrial sales and management fo... (posted 2012-11-08)


GMTA Rolls Out New Website
German Machine Tools of America (the former American-Wera) has rolled out its new website which includes details on the name change, all ... (posted 2012-11-06)


Heller Celebrates 30 Years in the United States
In 2012, Heller Machine Tools is marking its 30th year of operations in the United States as a subsidiary of Gebr. Heller Maschinenfabrik... (posted 2012-11-03)


Waterjet Service Inc. Changes Name to WSI Waterjet Systems International
WSI Waterjet Systems International (formerly named Waterjet Service Inc.) , the globally established, recommended and trusted designer, m... (posted 2012-11-01)


Ipsen U Finishes Successful 2012
Ipsen’s instructional seminar, Ipsen U, wrapped up their last session for 2012 on October 18. Over the course of the past year, Ips... (posted 2012-10-31)


Gleason and SMT Form Strategic Partnership
Gleason Corporation and Smart Manufacturing Technology (SMT) have formed a global strategic partnership to provide gear manufacturers wor... (posted 2012-10-29)


Klingelnberg Awarded Documentation Prize
The Klingelnberg Group has received awards for the second year in succession for the quality of its operating instr... (posted 2012-10-26)


Belzer Joins NTMA Executive Team
NTMA board of directors chairman Roger Atkins announced that John Belzer, president, TCI Precision Metals, Gardena, California has agreed... (posted 2012-10-25)


Renishaw Named Best U.K. Electronic and Electrical Plant
Renishaw's assembly facility at Woodchester in Gloucestershire has been named as the U.K.'s Best Electronics & Electrical Pla... (posted 2012-10-22)


Dayton Progress Celebrates National Manufacturing Day
Dayton Progress Corporation participated in National Manufacturing Day on October 5th by opening its doors and hosting educational open h... (posted 2012-10-18)


Okuma Presents Job Shop Productivity Open House
CNC machine tool manufacturer Okuma America Corporation and distributor Morris Midwest are hosting an event that will focus on machine to... (posted 2012-10-17)


Solar Atmospheres Awarded 2012 Commercial Heat Treater of the Year
Solar Atmospheres of Western PA (SAWPA) was awarded the 2012 Commercial Heat Treater of the Year Award by the Metal Treating Institute in... (posted 2012-10-15)


The Manufacturing Institute Partners with PMPA on Machine Training Program
The Manufacturing Institute has partnered with the Precision Machined Products Association, Right Skills Now, a fast-track machining trai... (posted 2012-10-11)


MetalTek Announces Three New Business Units
MetalTek International, a Wisconsin‐based manufacturer and integrator of quality high‐alloycomponents, announced a reorganiza... (posted 2012-10-09)


David Brown Bharat Forge Opens First Gearbox Center
David Brown Bharat Forge, the Indian joint venture between leading global gearing expert David Brown and Bharat Forge, a global leader in... (posted 2012-10-05)


PTG Appoints Group Business Development Director
Precision Technologies Group (PTG), the U.K.-based specialists in high-precision machine tool and component design, build and supply, hav... (posted 2012-10-02)


Ajax Rolled Ring Opens New Manufacturing Facility
Ajax Rolled Ring & Machine is bringing new jobs to York County, South Carolina as it opens a new manufacturing facility at its York l... (posted 2012-09-28)


Hunter Automated Machinery Makes Donation to Foundry Educational Foundation
Hunter Automated Machinery recently announced a donation to the Foundry Educational Foundation ... (posted 2012-09-25)


U.S. Bank and Star SU Announce Financing Program
U.S. Bank Equipment Finance-Manufacturing Vendor Services Group and Star SU LLC announced a new agreement that will support customers in ... (posted 2012-09-06)


108,000 Hours and Counting
They sit attentively in packed classrooms, hang on every PowerPoint slide, and clamor for more. It's not behavior typical of on-the-j... (posted 2012-08-21)


PMA Business Conditions Improve
According to the August 2012 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies expect a slight ... (posted 2012-08-20)


Manufacturing Technology Orders Up in 2012
June U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $462.95 million according to the Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT). This t... (posted 2012-08-16)


Bagley Joins Mazak Corporation
To meet the demands of its rapidly expanding market in the American Northeast, Mazak Corporation has hired a new account manager, Andrew ... (posted 2012-08-15)


PMA Introduce Series of Programs Highlighting Servo Press Technology
The Precision Metalforming Association's (PMA) flagship publication, MetalForming magazine, announces a series of new technical progr... (posted 2012-08-09)


American Wera Renamed German Machine Tools of America
American Wera is now officially renamed German Machine Tools Of America (GMTA) and continues to represent various top-quality German meta... (posted 2012-08-07)


Cleveland Gear Celebrates 100 Years
Cleveland Gear Co., a pioneering force behind worm gear manufacturing in the United States, is celebrating 100 years of continuous manufa... (posted 2012-08-01)


Paul Morrisson Joins South Bend Gear
Paul Morrisson has joined South Bend Gear, LLC as operations manager of the recently built manufacturing plant producing gears for heavy-... (posted 2012-07-31)


FMS Wins PM Award
FMS Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, won the grand prize in the lawn & garden/off-highway category for a PM steel gear race used ... (posted 2012-07-26)


AFC-Holcroft Supplies Mesh Belt Furnaces to Tier One Supplier
AFC-Holcroft has received an order for supply of a new Mesh Belt stress relieving furnace, to be installed in Europe. The belt type recir... (posted 2012-07-19)


Gleason Opens New China Facility
Gleason Corporation today announced the grand opening and dedication of a new world class manufacturing facility in Suzhou Industrial Par... (posted 2012-07-18)


Klingelnberg to Acquire Hofler GmbH
Klingelnberg GmbH, the German subsidiary of the Switzerland based Klingelnberg AG, intends to acquire the activities of Höfler ... (posted 2012-07-12)


Mike Chester Wins 2012 Winzeler Award
Winzeler Gear, in coordination with the Tooling and Manufacturing Association (TMA), has named IMS Companies Vice Chairman Mike Ches... (posted 2012-07-10)


Automotive Supplier Purchases AFC-Holcroft Walking Beam Furnace
A Tier One automotive supplier located in the Eastern Central region of the United States has purchased a new Walking Beam Furnace with &... (posted 2012-07-02)


Polygon Solutions Joins SRMA
Polygon Solutions Inc. is announcing that it is joining the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association. One purpose of the Southwest Re... (posted 2012-06-29)


Byers Named President of STLE
Jerry Byers, manager of research and development for Cimcool Fluid Technology, is the new president of the Society of Tribologists a... (posted 2012-06-27)


McClain Joins Schafer Gear
Matthew McClain has joined Schafer Gear Works, Inc., as corporate controller in the company's South Bend office. McClain will be taki... (posted 2012-06-25)


Parillo Joins Star SU as Director of Marketing
Mark Parillo has been appointed director of marketing at Star SU, LLC. In his new position, Parillo will be responsible for the developme... (posted 2012-06-22)


Sandvik Appoints Key Marketing Position
Sandvik Coromant is pleased to announce the appointment of Ester Codina as the company's new marketing and communications manager, ma... (posted 2012-06-20)


Sunnen Receives Global Pioneer Award
Sunnen Products Company has received the 2012 Global Pioneer Award from the St. Louis Regional International Partnership (SLRIP). The awa... (posted 2012-06-15)


Drake Promotes Palumbo to Mechanical Engineering Manager
Drake Manufacturing Services Co., a Warren, Ohio, precision machine tool builder, has recently promoted Jill Palumbo to mechanical engine... (posted 2012-06-14)


Okuma Celebrates Successful Start to 2012
Okuma America Corporation, a builder of CNC machine tools and their distributor, Hartwig Inc., held an employee appreciation cookout on S... (posted 2012-06-11)


Mazak Expands National Technology Center
Following the recent expansion of the National Parts Center at its Florence, Kentucky, manufacturing campus, Mazak Corporation announced ... (posted 2012-06-08)


Dixon Joins Kapp Technologies
Kapp Technologies of Boulder, Colorado recently welcomed Eric Dixon to its applications engineering department. Dixon graduated from the ... (posted 2012-06-06)


REM Sales Appoints Regional Sales Manager
REM Sales LLC, the exclusive North American importer of high-precision Tsugami machine tools and division of Morris Group, Inc., has anno... (posted 2012-06-05)


Halford Appointed Mayfran President
Jeremy Halford was recently appointed president, Americas, of Mayfran International, Inc. He will be located at the company's headqua... (posted 2012-06-01)


Romax Technology Continues to Expand
Romax Technology has recently signed an agreement to move into new premises at the University of Nottingham's Innovation Park (UNIP).... (posted 2012-05-24)


PMA Releases Business Conditions Report
According to the May 2012 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies expect a softening ... (posted 2012-05-21)


Miner Joins Machine Tool Builders
Machine Tool Builders recently appointed Anne Miner (aka Anne Hardy-Miner) to the position of sales and marketing manager for United Stat... (posted 2012-05-18)


Manufacturing Technology Orders Hint at Expansion
March U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $495.97 million according to the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT). ... (posted 2012-05-15)


Sandvik and Höfler Get Into Gear
While Sandvik Coromant's tooling and machining solutions encompass a wide variety of metalworking industries, the focal point was rec... (posted 2012-05-11)


In Memoriam: Richard E. Breidenstein
Dennis Richmond, vice president at Reishauer, recently commented on the passing of Richard E. Breidenstein: "The gear manufacturing ... (posted 2012-05-10)


Mitutoyo Announces Solution Center Opening
Mitutoyo America Corporation is pleased to announce the opening of the first M3 Solution Center in the south central United States region... (posted 2012-05-09)


Alabran, Hughes Take New Roles at Seco Warwick
Dan Alabran, formerly the team leader for Aftermarket Services and Short Cycle Manufacturing projects, will take over as the vacuum furna... (posted 2012-05-07)


Surgeons of Steel Visit Sandvik Coromant
Sandvik Coromant, a producer of tools for the metal cutting industry, recently hosted 30 eighth graders from the Rockford, Illinois Eisen... (posted 2012-05-04)


EMAG Announces Agreement with Oakland Community College
EMAG recently announced its receipt of a five-year, $200,000 agreement with Oakland Community College (OCC), through the Michigan New Job... (posted 2012-05-03)


EMCO Announces New President
EMCO Maier Corporation, Novi, Michigan, part of the EMCO Group, Hallein, Austria, has named Philipp Hauser its new president, effective A... (posted 2012-04-30)


Sandvik Supports SkillsUSA National Championships
Sandvik Coromant has joined the list of supporting partners at the 48th Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, which... (posted 2012-04-27)


IIT Honors Joe Arvin as Outstanding Leader in Industry
On Friday, April 27, IIT's Industrial Technology and Management (INTM) Program will honor Mr. Joseph L. Arvin as its 2012 "Outst... (posted 2012-04-26)


Mitsubishi Acquires Federal Broach
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has signed an agreement with Federal Broach Holdings, LLC and its shareholders to acquire all of ... (posted 2012-04-26)


Mazak Appoints Bates Midwest Regional Manager
Mazak Corporation recently named Kevin Bates the new general manager for its Midwest operations. Bates will use his 15 years of managemen... (posted 2012-04-19)


Sandvik Opens Productivity Center
Sandvik Coromant officially unveiled its new California productivity center at a VIP event and ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, April 2... (posted 2012-04-18)


Seco Announces Metal Cutting Schedule
Advancements in technology continuously redefine the manufacturing industry, and Seco understands its metal cutting partners need every a... (posted 2012-04-12)


Biebel Joins Morris Great Lakes
Morris Great Lakes, a division of Morris Group, Inc., has announced the appointment of Randy Biebel to the position of productivity speci... (posted 2012-04-11)


California Brazing Awarded Accreditation
California Brazing recently announced their official accreditation to the AS9100 Rev. C international aerospace quality standard. Th... (posted 2012-04-09)


Romax to Present Gear Whine Paper at VDI
Romax Technology will present a technical paper, jointly written with Hyundai Motor Company, at the international VDI Transmissions in Ve... (posted 2012-04-05)


Mazak Announces Midwest Open House
As part of its ongoing commitment to American manufacturing, Mazak will host a special three-day Discover More with a Mazak open house at... (posted 2012-04-03)


Schafer Gear Welcomes Basham and Miller
Jeffery Basham has joined Schafer Gear Works, Inc., as advanced manufacturing engineer in the company's South Bend office. Basha... (posted 2012-03-30)


Kurt Workholding Launches Expanded Website
Kurt Workholding has announced the launch of its newly enhanced and expanded website. The site makes it easier to download 2-D drawings a... (posted 2012-03-28)


AGMA Partners with IHS for Gear Market Report
AGMA, in partnership with the economic forecasting firm IHS Global Insight, are providing a forecasting subscription service called Th... (posted 2012-03-26)


Meador Joins Riten Industries
Mark Meador has joined Riten Industries to manage sales activity in the western U.S. for the company's line of workholding products. ... (posted 2012-03-19)


Sandvik Coromant Announces Structure Changes
Sandvik Coromant has announced a new regionalized business structure that will improve efficiency, growth and ... (posted 2012-03-08)


AMB Preps for Growth in Global Wind
By 2020, the German government wants to generate 30 percent of electricity in Germany from renewable energies. The trade association for ... (posted 2012-03-06)


Barbara Schulz Named CEO Ipsen India
Ipsen announces the following executive transition plan for Ipsen India, which will become effective April 1, 2012. Subash Maggu will mov... (posted 2012-03-01)


David Brown Awarded Grant for Offshore Wind
A gear engineering and manufacturing company has been confirmed as the first successful bidder to develop next generation offshore wind ... (posted 2012-02-28)


ASM Trustee Visits Local Chapters
Bob Hill, president of Solar Atmospheres of Western Pennsylvania, will continue his term as a trustee on the ASM International's Boar... (posted 2012-02-22)


PMA Predicts Business to Improve
According to the February 2012 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies predict a spik... (posted 2012-02-20)


Schafer Gear Honored with Economic Award
Schafer Gear Works was recently honored with the Economic Impact Award from the Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County, Indiana.  ... (posted 2012-02-16)


Gear Motions Acquires Pro-Gear Co.
Gear Motions Inc. has acquired Pro-Gear Co. Inc., in Buffalo, New York. Pro-Gear is a gear manufacturer for original equipment manufactur... (posted 2012-02-13)


Seco Doubles Recycling Goal in 2011
Seco has released the annual results of its North American Carbide Recycling Program, revealing that the company collected and processed ... (posted 2012-02-08)


Regal Beloit Acquires Milwaukee Gear Company
Regal Beloit Corporation recently announced that it has acquired Milwaukee Gear Company, a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of highly enginee... (posted 2012-02-06)


Gleason Forms Strategic Alliance with Manutec
Gleason Corporation and Manutec VaWe Robotersystem GmbH (Fürth, Germany) have announced the formation of a strategic alliance to ser... (posted 2012-02-03)


David Brown Acquires Unigear Industries
David Brown recently announced it has acquired Montreal based industrial gear manufacturer Unigear Industries Inc. Unigear is a privately... (posted 2012-02-03)


Seco Warwick Signs Agreement with Expanite
Seco/Warwick Group, a worldwide industrial furnace and heat treatment equipment supplier and Expanite A/S, a ThinkTank technology company... (posted 2012-02-02)


Ticona Offers Plastic Gear Webinar
Ticona Engineering Polymers will present "High-Precision Molded Plastic Gear Transmissions", an American Gear Manufacturing Ass... (posted 2012-01-26)


G&N Rubicon Gear Unveils New Communication Program
G&N Rubicon Gear, a contract manufacturer of high-precision gears, shafts and assemblies, has revamped its branding and introduced a ... (posted 2012-01-23)


Renishaw Appoints Regional Sales Manager
Renishaw announces the appointment of Sheila Schermerhorn as regional sales manager for the Southwest region, covering Texas and Louisian... (posted 2012-01-20)


Martin Kapp Named CECIMO President
The CECIMO Fall General Assembly which met in November 2011 in Zurich elected Martin Kapp as new president of CECIMO for a period of two ... (posted 2012-01-17)


Verisurf Expands Into New Corporate Headquarters
Verisurf Software, Inc. a supplier of advanced 3-D measurement solutions to manufacturers worldwide recently announced record annual reve... (posted 2012-01-13)