Gear Industry News 2021

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Last Call for E-Motive by FVA Papers April 30, 2021
E-Motive by FVA takes place online September 21-23, 2021. Please submit your abstract by April 30, 2021. Share your knowledge and benefit... (posted 2021-04-19)

Cyient Launches Series of Industry 4.0 Solutions at Hannover Messe 2021
Cyient, a global engineering and digital technology solutions company, announced the launch of its INTELLICYIENT suite of Industry 4.0 so... (posted 2021-04-16)

Solar Atmospheres Offers Technical Article on Eutectic Compositions
Solar Atmospheres recently released a technical article that explains reactions that can occur during a vacuum processing cycle and diffe... (posted 2021-04-15)

Mitchell Joins Verisurf as Business Development Manager
Verisurf Software has appointed Tara Mitchell to the position of business development manager for the Americas. She will work closely wit... (posted 2021-04-14)

AGMA Announces New Publications
The AGMA Technical Division recently announced the following publications: ANSI/AGMA 6000-C20, Specification for Measurement of Line... (posted 2021-04-13)

Seco Tools Partners with Fusion Coolant Systems
In an effort to become more sustainable in its machining practices, Seco Tools has partnered with Fusion Coolant Systems (Fusion), which ... (posted 2021-04-12)

ECM Welcomes Technical Sales Engineer for Crystal Growth Market (Cyberstar)
ECM USA is pleased to announce the addition of Gordon Banish, technical sales engineer for the North, Central and South American thermal ... (posted 2021-04-09)

Starrett Appoints VandeHei as Director of Sales, Metrology Systems
The L.S. Starrett Company has announced the appointment of Jim VandeHei as director of sales, Starrett Metrology Systems. In this newly c... (posted 2021-04-08)

AGMA Foundation Scholarship Applications are due July 1, 2021
COVID-19 fundraising setbacks have not stopped the AGMA Foundation’s support of the gear industry workforce. Scholarships of up to ... (posted 2021-04-07)

DVS Technology Group Completes Executive Board Reshuffle
As of April 1, 2021, DVS Technology Group/DVS Technology AG will initially appoint Dr. Christoph Müller-Mederer to the executive boa... (posted 2021-04-06)

Gear Motions Welcomes Director of Business Development
Gear Motions welcomes Mike Toper as director of business development. In this new position, Toper will be responsible for strategic busin... (posted 2021-04-05)

Kitagawa NorthTech Offers Chucks 101 Webinar
Kitagawa Northtech will hold its free Chucks 101 webinar on April 13, 2021 from 10:00 - 11:00 CST. This is a great educational presentati... (posted 2021-04-05)

Bonfiglioli Wins Innovation 4.0 Award for IoTwins Project
The A&T (Automation & Testing) 2021 Fair in Torino recently presented Bonfiglioli Riduttori with an Innovation 4.0 award for its ... (posted 2021-03-30)

AGMA Offers Emerging Technology Webinar Series
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) is now offering emerging technology webinars starting in April. The webinar series wil... (posted 2021-03-29)

Solar Atmospheres of Western Pennsylvania Continues Expansion
Solar Atmospheres of Western PA recently took occupancy of a brand new 15,000 square foot “connector” building. This building... (posted 2021-03-26)

Associations Launch 4th Annual National Metalworking Reshoring Award
Four leading manufacturing associations have announced the 4th National Metalworking Reshoring Award competition. Companies that have suc... (posted 2021-03-25)

Deutsche Messe Joins Mobility Test Field Consortium
Deutsche Messe AG becomes a partner in the Test Field Lower Saxony consortium with the 5G exhibition center. This makes it part of a grou... (posted 2021-03-24)

AGMA Welcomes New Board Members
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) announced Greg Schulte, president of Bonfiglioli USA as the new AGMA chair of the boar... (posted 2021-03-23)

ISO Announces Publication of New Standards
ISO Central recently announced the publication of the following new standards:  ISO 4156-1:2021(E), Straight cylindrical involu... (posted 2021-03-22)

Star Cutter Announces New VP of Operations
Star Cutter Company has promoted Mike Billiel from corporate operations manager to vice president of operations. In this position, Billie... (posted 2021-03-19)

Amorphology Opens West Coast Demonstration Center with Starrag Bumotec 7-Axis Machining Center
Amorphology and Starrag Bumotec are teaming up to establish the only U.S. West Coast laboratory where customers of both companies can obs... (posted 2021-03-18)

Juan Cruz Joins ECM USA as Senior Project Manager
Many in the heat treat community may recognize one of the newer faces to join the ECM USA Team – Juan Cruz, of Saltillo Coahuila Me... (posted 2021-03-18)

Bonfiglioli Acquires Sampingranaggi
Bonfiglioli S.p.A. has acquired Sampingranaggi.The acquisition includes the assets of the Italian and Chinese Sampingranaggi companies (B... (posted 2021-03-17)

SMT Announces Partnership with Enginsoft SpA
SMT are pleased to announce a partnership with Enginsoft SpA, securing an important distribution contract for Italy, France and Sweden.On... (posted 2021-03-16)

Chiron Group Names New CEO
Carsten Liske became chief executive officer of Chiron Group SE effective March 1, 2021, rounding out the senior management team at the m... (posted 2021-03-15)

Frank Trujillo Joins Solar Atmospheres of California as Director of Sales
Solar Atmospheres is pleased to announce the addition of Frank Trujillo as director of sales at Solar Atmospheres of California (SCA).&nb... (posted 2021-03-11)

MSHS Group Accelerates Marine and Energy Solutions
Positioned to expand both its geographic reach and service capacity, the MSHS Group announced a partnership with MPE to accelerate a stra... (posted 2021-03-10)

Manufacturing in America Virtual Event Takes Place May 4-6
Manufacturing in America (MiA Connect) takes place virtually May 4-6, 2021. Join Siemens and Electro-Matic to learn the latest manufactur... (posted 2021-03-09)

SMT Offers FE in MASTA Webinar
SMT's next Online Training Workshop discusses importing external components to MASTA models as FE. Complex components such as housing... (posted 2021-03-05)

Atlanta Gear Works Expands Engineering Department
Atlanta Gear Works has grown its engineering department by hiring mechanical engineer John B. Conway, BME, MBA, MSF. Conway is the third ... (posted 2021-03-04)

Tribute Software Announces Organizational Changes
Tribute Software provides integrated ERP software solutions and is under the Volaris and Constellation family of companies.The company re... (posted 2021-03-03)

FANUC and Rockwell Automation Form Coalition to Address Manufacturing Skills Gap
FANUC America and Rockwell Automation officially formed a coalition to kick off accelerated work and learn apprenticeship programs design... (posted 2021-03-01)

Verisurf Appoints Baer Regional Sales Manager
Verisurf Software has appointed Milton ‘Milt’ Baer to the position of regional sales manager, North East. In his new role, Ba... (posted 2021-02-26)

APMI International Names 2021 Fellow
APMI International's most prestigious award recognizes APMI members for their significant contributions to the goals, purpose, and mi... (posted 2021-02-25)

Nakamura to Replace Kawaguchi at Mitsubishi Machine Tool Division
After nearly six years, Atsuhiro Kawaguchi, general manager of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc.’s Machine Tool Division, w... (posted 2021-02-24)

Marposs Announces Interactive Virtual Showroom for E-Mobility Solutions
Marposs has launched a new virtual and interactive showroom that highlights its solutions for the gauging, inspection and testing of comp... (posted 2021-02-24)

Buehler Continues Etching Webinar Series
Buehler is presenting a series of one-hour webinars on etch selection and microstructural identification for different metals groups. The... (posted 2021-02-23)

VELO3D Appoints Jon Porter to Lead Expansion of Commercial Operations Throughout Europe
As California-based metal additive manufacturing (AM) leader VELO3D continues on its accelerated growth path, the company has announced t... (posted 2021-02-22)

EMAG Group Acquires Samputensili Machine Tools and Samputensili CLC
The acquisition of Samputensili Machine Tools and Samputensili CLC by the EMAG Group - including the 87 employees across two sites near B... (posted 2021-02-19)

Liebherr Presents Performance Days in March
With Performance Days (March 9-11, 2021), Liebherr created an event that is synonymous with innovation, technology and networking. Liebhe... (posted 2021-02-18)

Regal to Combine with Rexnord's PMC Segment
Regal Beloit Corporation and Rexnord Corporation have announced that they have reached a definitive agreement whereby Rexnord will separa... (posted 2021-02-17)

Star Cutter Announces New Service Manager
Star Cutter Company has promoted Bradley Cooper to service manager at its Elk Rapids, Mich., location, responsible for the Star brand CNC... (posted 2021-02-16)

Big Kaiser Presents Fifth Annual Donation to National Robotics League
Customers of Big Kaiser helped to raise $6,275 to benefit the National Robotics League (NRL) – the fifth annual contribution to the... (posted 2021-02-15)

Solar Atmospheres of California Commissions Solar + Energy Storage System
In response to the challenges of California’s energy market, Solar Atmospheres of California (SCA) has installed and recently commi... (posted 2021-02-11)

KISSsoft 2021 Training Overview
KISSsoft's 2021 training overview with classes in English includes introductory courses, advanced courses as well as trainings on spe... (posted 2021-02-10)

Nidec to Acquire Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool Co., Ltd.
Nidec Corporation will acquire Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool Co., Ltd. Nidec has been actively engaged in manufacture, sa... (posted 2021-02-09)

SMT Offers Model Building in MASTA Online Training Workshop
This workshop will give attendees an overview of the modelling capabilities available when using MASTA, ranging from rapid concept genera... (posted 2021-02-08)

Buehler Webinar Series: Etching 101 The Fundamentals
This webinar will cover the core principles of etching for microstructural analysis in metallography, including:Fundamental principles of... (posted 2021-02-05)

Hemphill Assumes Presidency of SAE International
Schaeffler Vice President and Chief Technical Officer Jeff Hemphill is the new president of SAE International for 2021. Hemphill, whose o... (posted 2021-02-04)

Bodycote Announces Further Expansion in North America
Bodycote is pleased to announce the opening of a new facility in Syracuse, New York.The new Syracuse facility is the second new facility ... (posted 2021-02-03)

Klingelnberg Offers First Electromobility Webinar of 2021
Klingelnberg bundles its technological expertise and presents innovative manufacturing solutions for the components of the electromobilit... (posted 2021-02-02)

GWJ Technology Online Gear Workshop Brings in 70+ Participants
At the end of October 2020, GWJ Technology GmbH, calculation specialist from Braunschweig, Germany, held once again the workshop "Ge... (posted 2021-02-01)

Non-Automotive Robots Surpass Automotive Orders in 2020
For the first time, yearly orders of robots from non-automotive sectors surpassed automotive robot orders, as sales of robotic units in N... (posted 2021-01-29)

Solar Atmospheres South Carolina Facility Awarded GE Aviation Approval
Solar Atmospheres Greenville, SC facility is pleased to announce it has been awarded GE Aviation approval. With this approval, now all So... (posted 2021-01-28)

Kordel Selects EMAG for Finish Machining of Bevel Gears
Solutions for the demanding production of transmission components - this statement sums up the demanding task required of Kordel, headqua... (posted 2021-01-27)

AGMA Offers Online Course on Involute Spline Design and Rating
This virtual course will take place March 25, 2021 from 9:00 - 5:00 pm ET. It will address both geometry and rating of involute splines o... (posted 2021-01-26)

QuesTek Awarded Material Development Funding for Energy Applications
QuesTek Innovations LLC recently announced that it was awarded $1.2 Million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advance... (posted 2021-01-25)

Helios Gear School Adapts to Changing Global Demands
Helios Gear Products has taught its Fundamentals of Parallel Axis Gear Manufacturing seminar (“Gear School”) for over 30 year... (posted 2021-01-22)

AWEA Merges Into American Clean Power Association
Renewable energy is already operating at scale and is on track to triple its reach in the U.S. over the next 30 years. The American Clean... (posted 2021-01-21)

ITW to Acquire MTS Systems Test and Simulation Business
Illinois Tool Works Inc. and Amphenol Corporation recently announced that they have entered into an agreement under which ITW will acquir... (posted 2021-01-20)

SMT Announces Latest MASTA Webinar
SMT will host a one hour overview of the new features from the upcoming release of its flagship transmission development software. Rangin... (posted 2021-01-19)

MPIF Announces Distinguished Service Recipients
The Metal Powder Industries Federation's (MPIF) Awards Committee has announced the recipients of the 2021 MPIF Distinguished Service ... (posted 2021-01-18)

Buehler Kicks Off 2021 Webinar Series with Principles of Metallography
Join Buehler on Wednesday, January 27, 2020 at 12:00 pm Central for "What is Metallography? The Core Principles and More." ... (posted 2021-01-15)

MIM 2021 Releases Virtual Program
The program for the virtual MIM2021: International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides, the only internation... (posted 2021-01-12)

Siemens Offers Webinar on Completing the Digital Twin
Join Siemens for the third 60-minute guided session in the three-part series for how to Get Started with Virtual Commissioning. With a fu... (posted 2021-01-11)

Verisurf Partners with Open X to Close Skills Gap
Verisurf Software has partnered with Open X, an interactive learning platform, to provide comprehensive education courses to those lookin... (posted 2021-01-08)

Kitagawa NorthTech Names New COO
Kitagawa NorthTech, Inc. has named Shawn Luschei chief operating officer (COO) for North American headquarters and operations. The promot... (posted 2021-01-06)

Walter Surface Technologies Acquires Drillco and Triumph Twist Drill
Walter Surface Technologies has announced the acquisition of two companies, Drillco, a quality brand offering premium cutting tools, and ... (posted 2021-01-05)

Inductotherm Offers Comprehensive List of Aftermarket Parts
Inductotherm offers a comprehensive list of spare parts for its customer base. Spare Parts and consumables are available for all generati... (posted 2021-01-04)

SDP/SI Examines Robotics Impact on STEM Education
Traditionally, school curricula focused on the ability to read, write, and communicate. As science and technology have advanced, “l... (posted 2021-01-04)