Gear Industry News 2020

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EXSYS Celebrates 25th Anniversary
EXSYS Tool Inc. celebrates its 25th anniversary this June. For a quarter-century, EXSYS has served as a supplier of CNC tooling and tool ... (posted 2020-04-03)

Gleason Expands Accredited Calibration Services
Gleason Metrology Systems’ Gear Calibration Lab now features an enhanced quality system and ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation, lower... (posted 2020-04-02)

KISSsoft Offers Software to Students
Nowadays, engineering studies should include the use of modern relevant software. For mechanical engineering students, these are mainly C... (posted 2020-04-01)

GMIS Goes Digital to Debate the Industrial Future
The Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit (GMIS), a joint initiative by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Energy a... (posted 2020-03-31)

TCI Precision Metals Offers Rapid Response Program for Blanks
In accordance with Governor Newsom’s executive order, N-33-20, TCI Precision Metals remains open and in full operation to help miti... (posted 2020-03-30)

Siemens Opens Additive Manufacturing Network to Healthcare Providers
In response to the ongoing global health crisis caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, Siemens is making its Additive Manufacturin... (posted 2020-03-27)

Hexagon Supports Working from Home with Smart Manufacturing Solution Portfolio
Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence division announced it is offering a range of free offline licensing and remote access options de... (posted 2020-03-26)

AFC-Holcroft Names Managing Director for European Operations
AFC-Holcroft, headquartered in Wixom, Michigan, USA, has named Marek Kedzierzynski their new managing director of European operations. Ke... (posted 2020-03-25)

AGMA Welcomes New Board Members
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) welcomes four new members to its board of directors. These directors will serve a thre... (posted 2020-03-24)

Sulzer Service Centers Keeps U.S. Mining Industry Moving
Mining companies invest huge sums into their equipment, which needs to deliver high output round the clock. Planned maintenance plays an ... (posted 2020-03-23)

AGMA Releases Standard for Wind Turbine Gearboxes
The AGMA Technical Division is pleased to announce the publication of the following new AGMA publication: ANSI/AGMA 6006-B20, Standard fo... (posted 2020-03-20)

United Grinding Partners with Dynamic Machine
United Grinding North America Inc. announced it has entered into a partnership with Dynamic Machine of Detroit, a Troy, Michigan-based CN... (posted 2020-03-18)

Weiler Appoints Director of National Accounts
Weiler Abrasives has announced the promotion of John Hobbs to director, national accounts. Since joining Weiler Abrasives in March 2... (posted 2020-03-16)

KISSsoft Launches New Website
With the launch of its new website, KISSsoft focuses its strategy on digitizing the customer section and presenting a clearly structured ... (posted 2020-03-13)

Amorphology Joins AGMA
Amorphology recently joined the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA). Amorphology applies advanced materials and manufacturing ... (posted 2020-03-12)

Solar Atmospheres Offers In-House Metallographic Testing
Solar Atmospheres now offers in-house metallographic testing, with the recent purchase of a Zeiss AxioVert A1 Inverted Materials Microsco... (posted 2020-03-11)

ASI Drives Acquired by ACCEDIA Group
ASI Drives, the trusted provider of transaxles and wheel drives for electric machines, is pleased to announce that it has been acquired b... (posted 2020-03-10)

Precision Cutting Technologies Announces Supermill Acquisition
Precision Cutting Technologies, Inc., has acquired Supermill LLC (“Supermill”).  Precision Cutting Technologies holds Al... (posted 2020-03-09)

USMTO Reports 32 Percent Decrease in Manufacturing Technology Orders
U.S. manufacturing technology orders decreased 32 percent in January from the previous month to $269 million, according to the latest U.S... (posted 2020-03-09)

MTConnect Members Elected to National Academy of Engineering
MTConnect Institute board of trustee members Stephan Biller, Ph.D., and Tom Kurfess, Ph.D., were elected in February to the National Acad... (posted 2020-03-06)

Walter Surface Technologies Acquires ArcOne
In its quest to become a global leader in the safety and productivity industry, Walter Surface Technologies recently announced the acqu... (posted 2020-03-06)

Kapp Niles Expands in Global Markets
The Kapp Niles Group opens new locations in India and Mexico to meet the constantly growing demands of the markets. Proximity to the cust... (posted 2020-03-05)

Index Names Iniram Precision Machine Tool as Northeast Distributor
Effective February 21, 2020, Index has named Iniram Precision Machine Tool as its distributor of record for Connecticut, Maine, Massachus... (posted 2020-03-04)

SMT Presents Cylindrical Gear Rating in MASTA Webinar
SMT will present its second webinar of 2020 on March 5th. This webinar will look at ISO 6336:2019 Cylindrical Gear Rating in MASTA. This ... (posted 2020-03-03)

Helios Announces Service Engineer
Michael Weas has filled a new position of applications engineer at Helios Gear Products. In this role, Weas supports gear manufacturers i... (posted 2020-03-03)

CMS Announces Registration is Open for Annual Conference
The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) has announced registration is open for their 36th annual Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (... (posted 2020-03-02)

Buehler Announces 2020 Hardness Webinar Series
Buehler, an ITW Company, recently announced its 2020 Hardness Webinar Series. The first Webinar in the series will be conducted in Englis... (posted 2020-02-28)

ABI Research Names Siemens a Leader in Manufacturing Simulation Software
Industry experts at ABI Research, a global tech market advisory firm, recently named Siemens a leader in manufacturing simulation softwar... (posted 2020-02-27)

Paul Carlson Named CEO of Tolomatic, Inc.
Paul Carlson has been named president and chief executive officer of Tolomatic, Inc.  Carlson has more than 30 years of manufacturin... (posted 2020-02-25)

Big Kaiser Presents 4th Annual Donation to NRL
Customers and partners of Big Kaiser Precision Tooling teamed up to generate a $7,283 donation to benefit the National Robotics League (N... (posted 2020-02-24)

AGMA Releases Publication on Face Gears
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) Technical Division is pleased to announce the publication of AGMA 916-A19, Face Gears ... (posted 2020-02-21)

ECM Technologies Welcomes Bill Gornicki as Director of Sales
ECM Technologies recently announced the appointment of Bill Gornicki as director of sales at ECM USA, Inc. in Pleasant Prairie, WI. Previ... (posted 2020-02-20)

Dassault Systemes and Xometry Partner on Instant Part Production in Design Environment
Dassault Systèmes and Xometry recently announced their partnership to provide customers with a seamless, integrated way to produce... (posted 2020-02-19)

MC Machinery Welcomes Regional Sales Representative
MC Machinery is excited to announce Mark Kauffman has joined the team as a regional sales representative for Southern California, Nevada,... (posted 2020-02-18)

AGMA/ABMA Trade Webinar Series Registration Now Open
Webinar: Surviving the Trade Hurricane: Overview of Key U.S. Trade Issues and Prospects for 2020 and BeyondDate: March 6, 2020Time: 1:00 ... (posted 2020-02-17)

A3 Reports a Slight Increase in 2019 North American Robotic Orders
The Robotic Industries Association (RIA), part of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), recently announced 2019 North American r... (posted 2020-02-14)

AGMA Releases Newly Affirmed Publications
The AGMA Technical Division is pleased to announce that ANSI has approved the reaffirmation of the following standards.ANSI/AGMA 6033-C08... (posted 2020-02-13)

MC Machinery Welcomes Regional Sales Representative
MC Machinery is pleased to welcome Shannon Morris as a regional sales representative for North/Central Texas and a portion of East Texas.... (posted 2020-02-12)

Hamai Appoints G Technologies for North American Sales Distribution
Hamai Co., Ltd. is proud to announce the appointment of new sales representation in North America. The appointment is effective January 1... (posted 2020-02-11)

ANSI Approves Reaffirmation of Four AGMA Standards
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) Technical Division is pleased to announce that the American National Standards Institu... (posted 2020-02-10)

Siemens Mindsphere Named IoT Software Leader
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has the potential to significantly improve global productivity and growth, with Accenture esti... (posted 2020-02-07)

Buehler Celebrates Wilson Hardness 100-Year Anniversary
Buehler, an ITW Company, celebrates the 100-year anniversary of its Wilson hardness brand which was originally known as the Wilson Mechan... (posted 2020-02-07)

CMS Forms Board of Directors
The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) has announced it has formed a board of directors comprised of seven industry and business professi... (posted 2020-02-06)

Dana Opens Gearbox Repair and Service Center in Slidell, Louisiana
Dana Incorporated has announced that it has opened the doors to a nearly 32,000 square-foot (3,000 square-meter) facility in Slidell, Lou... (posted 2020-02-05)

Winshuttle Examines ERP Users in Latest Manufacturing Report
The majority of manufacturers are under pressure to launch more products, faster than ever, and cite automating manual processes as the b... (posted 2020-02-03)

AGMA Releases Publication on Cylindrical Involute Gearing
The AGMA Technical Division recently announced the release of ANSI/AGMA 2002-D19, Tooth Thickness and Backlash Measurement of Cylindrical... (posted 2020-01-31)

Liebherr Celebrates 50 Years in the United States
Liebherr in the United States is celebrating 50 years of success as a leading manufacturer in North America this year. With its 50th anni... (posted 2020-01-30)

Weiler Abrasives Partners with Pacesetter Sales & Associates
Weiler Abrasives, a leading provider of abrasives, power brushes and maintenance products for surface conditioning, announced that effect... (posted 2020-01-30)

SMT Offers Cylindrical Gear Microgeometry Webinar
Join SMT for the company's first webinar of 2020. This webinar will look at Cylindrical Gear Microgeometry in MASTA, covering a range... (posted 2020-01-29)

LK Metrology Launches New CMM Measurement Services Department
Located in their new North American Tech Center, LK Metrology has built a new CMM measurement services department for performing contract... (posted 2020-01-28)

Big Kaiser Announces Personnel Changes
Big Kaiser Precision Tooling is pleased to announce a promotion and multiple new hires that will continue to bolster customer support and... (posted 2020-01-27)

Mahr Reports Continued Expansion in 2019
Mahr Inc. closed a year of continued expansion in 2019—including new hires, opening customer centers across the United States, and ... (posted 2020-01-24)

IMS Companies, LLC Announces New President
IMS Companies, LLC is pleased to announce the promotion of Steve Tokarz to president, effective January 1, 2020.  A graduate of Nort... (posted 2020-01-22)

EMAG Systems Provides Complete Turnkey Solutions from Single Source
The production of comprehensive manufacturing solutions from a single source is the main requirement for many mechanical engineering prod... (posted 2020-01-21)

AGMA Releases Publication on Lubrication of Industrial Gear Drives
The AGMA Technical Division recently announced the release of AGMA ISO 18792-A19, Lubrication of industrial gear drives. Gear lubric... (posted 2020-01-20)

Grupo Mess Named Exclusive Buehler Distributor for Metallographic and Hardness Equipment in Mexico
Buehler, an ITW Company announces a partnership with Grupo Mess, a leading Mexico supplier of scientific equipment and services specializ... (posted 2020-01-20)

Timken Expands Manufacturing Capability of Southeast Regional Gear Repair Facility
The Timken Company has announced that renovations are complete and new services operational at the Philadelphia Gear Southeast Regional g... (posted 2020-01-17)

Manufacturing Technology Industry Optimistic About 2020 Despite Decrease in November Orders
U.S. manufacturing technology orders fell 15 percent in November from the previous month to $320 million, according to the latest U.S. Ma... (posted 2020-01-16)

Solar Atmospheres Awarded Gulfstream Approval
Solar Atmospheres of Western Pennsylvania is proud to announce their recent Gulfstream approval for material process specifications GAMPS... (posted 2020-01-15)

Nitrex Acquires G-M Enterprises
On January 8, 2020, Nitrex, a lead provider of fully integrated heat-treating solutions and technologies globally, acquired G-M Enterpris... (posted 2020-01-14)

ECM Promotes Vincent Esteve to ECM USA Business Development Manager
ECM Technologies announces the promotion of Vincent Esteve to business development manager at the ECM USA, Inc. subsidiary in Pleasant Pr... (posted 2020-01-13)

Sumitomo Acquires Luftex Gears
Sumitomo Machinery Corp. of America (SMA), one of the nation’s leading industrial gearbox manufacturers, is pleased to announce the... (posted 2020-01-10)

Metal Exchange Corporation Announces Growth Strategy
Metal Exchange Corporation is pleased to announce that Vijay Natarajan, global business manager, has been promoted to executive vice pres... (posted 2020-01-09)

Walter Acquires Merlin Tool Company
Walter has reached an agreement to acquire the privately owned U.S. based company Melin Tool Company, a manufacturer of solid carbide and... (posted 2020-01-08)

A3 Webinar Examines Automated System Purchases
A3 will present the webinar "How to Purchase an Automated System," on January 9, 2019 from 12:00 - 1:00 ET. This webinar will h... (posted 2020-01-06)

MTConnect Institute Releases Latest Standard
The MTConnect Institute, standard development organization for MTConnect, announces the release of Version 1.5.0 of the MTConnect standar... (posted 2020-01-03)