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FANUC America Opens New Robotics and Automation Facility
FANUC America held a grand opening celebration at its new 461,000 square-foot North Campus robotics and automation facility in Auburn Hil... (posted 2019-10-22)


Emuge Hosts Grand Opening of Expanded Manufacturing Facility
Emuge Corp. held a Grand Opening ceremony of its significantly expanded, custom-designed manufacturing facility on October 15, 2019. Mark... (posted 2019-10-21)


Hexagon to Host HxGN Live Smart Manufacturing Day
Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence division announced it will host HxGN LIVE Smart Manufacturing Day on Thursday, October 17 at its... (posted 2019-10-11)


Total Specialties USA Promotes Bagouet to Senior Vice President of Lubricants
Franck Bagouet, formerly the president of Total Canada, has been promoted to senior vice president – lubricants, Total Specialties ... (posted 2019-10-08)


Master Fluid Solutions Acquires Wilhelm Dietz GmbH
Master Fluid Solutions announces its acquisition of Wilhelm Dietz GmbH & Co. KG (WEDOLiT) based in Düsseldorf, GermanyMaster Flu... (posted 2019-10-07)


NIMS Launches First-Ever Industry Recognized CAM Credentials
The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) is now offering standardized Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) credentials, CAM Mi... (posted 2019-10-03)


Gear Motions Announces Personnel Changes
Gear Motions announces the promotion of Brittany McVea Dankiw to manufacturing engineer, and the new hire of Kris Gardner as customer ser... (posted 2019-10-02)


API Launches Laser Tracker Rental and Rent-to-Own Programs
API has announced the launch of its Laser Tracker rental program. The program allows manufacturers to gain access to API’s benchmar... (posted 2019-10-01)


Exact Laser Receives Metrology Services Recognition
Exact Laser Measurements, Inc. has been awarded ‘Top External Provider 2018’ by Valiant TMS in recognition of its metrology s... (posted 2019-09-26)


Scheuring Joins Solar Atmospheres as Plant Metallurgist
Solar Atmospheres announces the addition of Gregory Scheuring as plant metallurgist. Scheuring is a graduate of the University of Pittsbu... (posted 2019-09-24)


LMT and Liebherr Extend Agreement for ChamferCut-CG and ChamferCut-IG
LMT Tools and Liebherr-Verzahntechnik GmbH are collaborating to continue the success story of the patented ChamferCut method. On the very... (posted 2019-09-17)


Methods Announces Mark Wright as President and CEO
Methods Machine Tools, Inc. is pleased to announce that its board of directors has appointed Mark Wright as its president and chief execu... (posted 2019-09-17)


Mike McKernin Joins United Stars, Inc. as Gear Group Sales and Marketing Director
United Stars, Inc. recently announced the appointment of Michael McKernin as the gear group sales and marketing director. With 35 years i... (posted 2019-09-16)


KISSsoft Announces User Meeting 2019
The KISSsoft User Meeting 2019 takes place October 23-24 and will be held for the first time in English. We’d like to invite all ou... (posted 2019-09-13)


Open Mind Celebrates 25th Anniversary
Open Mind Technologies AG, a leading developer of CAD/CAM software solutions worldwide, announced it is celebrating its 25th company anni... (posted 2019-09-12)


Exact Metrology Attends CHS Career Expo
The Canton Area Chamber of Commerce, U of I Extension, Spoon River College and SIU School of Medicine recently hosted the Canton Career E... (posted 2019-09-10)


Hexagon Announces Two HxGN Events in September
Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence division recently announced it will host two HxGN LIVE events during September in the U.S. Midwe... (posted 2019-09-06)


Seco/Warwick Names Wozniak President of the Management Board
It has been a month since the supervisory board at the Seco/Warwick Group unanimously decided to entrust the function of president of the... (posted 2019-09-05)


Krone Establishes Digital Strategy with Siemens Platform
Siemens Digital Industries Software has announced that Maschinenfabrik Bernard Krone GmbH & Co. KG, a leading agricultural machinery ... (posted 2019-09-04)


Weiler Abrasives Launches New Website
Weiler Abrasives has launched a new website designed to improve user experience and provide access to purchase product through select dis... (posted 2019-09-03)


LK Metrology Celebrates First Anniversary as an Independent Company
At the Control 2019 exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany, British coordinate measuring machine (CMM) manufacturer LK Metrology celebrated its... (posted 2019-08-30)


Sunnen Products Company Expands with new Monterrey, Mexico Plant
Sunnen Products Company is expanding its global production footprint, opening a manufacturing facility in Monterrey Mexico to complement ... (posted 2019-08-29)


L.S. Starrett Company Releases Made in America Tribute
The L.S. Starrett Company has recently released an engaging special-edition brochure that heralds the company’s history and commitm... (posted 2019-08-27)


Adam Gimpert Discusses Helios Name Change
Helios Gear Products Business Manager Adam Gimpert recently discussed the name-change from Koepfer America to Helios in an industry Q&... (posted 2019-08-26)


Thyssenkrupp Materials Services Introduces Digital Supply Chain Technologies
Thyssenkrupp Materials Services is continuing its digitalization offensive with the introduction of a flexible IT infrastructure for smar... (posted 2019-08-20)


U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption up in June
June 2019 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $198.9 million according to the United States. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT &nd... (posted 2019-08-19)


Metal Additive Manufacturing Conference Seeks Technical Papers
The program committee for the Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy Conference (AMPM2020) has issued a “Call for Papers &am... (posted 2019-08-16)


GMTA Partner BvL Hosts Technology Days
GMTA, (German Machine Tools of America) recently attended a technology days event held by their partner, BvL, a market leader in parts cl... (posted 2019-08-13)


Seco/Warwick Offers Heat Treatment 4.0 Seminar
Seco/Warwick will offer a Heat Treatment 4.0 Seminar September 10-12, 2019 in the heart of the Karkonosze Mountains in the Gołębiewski ... (posted 2019-08-12)


Victrex Awarded Automotive Standard for Manufacture of Gears
Victrex has achieved a new milestone for its automotive offerings. Its gear design and manufacturing facility in Grantsburg, USA, has rec... (posted 2019-08-09)


Quaker Chemical and Houghton International Combine to form Quaker Houghton
Quaker Chemical Corporation and Houghton International have combined to create Quaker Houghton, the global leader in industrial process f... (posted 2019-08-07)


Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence Division Selects New Canadian Headquarters
Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division recently announced it has selected the Greater Toronto Area for the site of its new C... (posted 2019-08-05)


Mahr Opens Customer Center in Wixom, Michigan
Mahr Inc., a global manufacturer of precision measurement equipment and solutions, recently celebrated the grand opening of its new Midwe... (posted 2019-08-02)


KISSsoft Sharing Knowledge in Second Half of 2019
In the second half of 2019, KISSsoft will offer numerous opportunities to deepen your knowledge of the company's products and technol... (posted 2019-08-01)


Affolter Group Celebrates 100th Anniversary
In 1919, Louis Affolter, the second child of the watchmakers Samuel and Marie-Louise Affolter, founded his own company and started to pro... (posted 2019-07-31)


Gleason Expands Development and Production Center in Munich
Gleason-Hurth Tooling GmbH, Munich, Germany, with its 160 employees, develops and manufactures tools and workholding systems for cylindri... (posted 2019-07-29)


Helios Announces Charlotte Gear School
Helios Gear Products announces the 2019 Regional Gear School that will be co-presented by the Kapp Niles company. This school will be hel... (posted 2019-07-26)


Solar Manufacturing Provides Furnace to Georgia Southern University
Solar Manufacturing recently shipped a horizontal front-loading vacuum furnace to Georgia Southern University (GSU) in Statesboro, GA.&nb... (posted 2019-07-25)


Sunnen and ANS Collaborate on Friction and Wear Reduction Technology
Sunnen Products Company and Sweden’s Applied Nano Surfaces (ANS) have entered into a joint market development agreement to advance ... (posted 2019-07-24)


API Acquires Exact Laser Measurements
Automated Precision, Inc (API) has announced the acquisition of Exact Laser Measurements, a leading provider of portable metrology servic... (posted 2019-07-22)


Mahr Opens Midwest Regional Customer Center in Wixom, Michigan
Mahr Inc., a global manufacturer of precision measurement equipment and solutions, recently announced plans for the grand opening of its ... (posted 2019-07-19)


Solar Atmospheres Hosts Tour for Lehigh University
On July 11th, Solar Atmospheres hosted 28 high school students enrolled in the Summer Engineering Institute (SEI) at Lehigh University. T... (posted 2019-07-18)


Gleason Releases Latest Practical Gear Engineering Textbook
Gleason has released a new edition of Practical Gear Engineering, a technical publication designed to benefit both gear engineering exper... (posted 2019-07-16)


3DCompare Offers On-Demand Manufacturing Platform
3DCompare, a leading on-demand manufacturing platform, is announcing the result of a successful investment seed round of funding from an ... (posted 2019-07-05)


Bourn & Koch's Parent Company, Alleghany Capital, Acquires CID Performance Tooling
Bourn & Koch, an American manufacturer of new precision machine tools, has announced that its parent company, Alleghany Capital Corpo... (posted 2019-07-03)


Exact Metrology Hosts Open House
Exact Metrology recently hosted its annual open house in Cincinnati, Ohio. Many old clients, as well as new ones, were on hand to learn a... (posted 2019-07-03)


Forest City Gear Adds Process Engineer to 'Cut Teeth Only' Operations Team
Forest City Gear has added Joe Konetski as process engineer to its ‘Cut Teeth Only’ operations team, a resource dedicated to ... (posted 2019-06-26)


Symmco Announces New Director of Sales
Symmco Inc. recently announced Matt Gritzer as the new director of sales. While working at Symmco for over 15 years, Gritzer has see... (posted 2019-06-26)


Ipsen Expands Sales Engineering Team
Ipsen USA recently embarked on an initiative to double the number of Regional Sales Engineers (RSEs) by year-end. Ipsen’s RSEs enga... (posted 2019-06-24)


Octans Aircraft Collaborates with Siemens Digital Industries Software
Having more security, reliability and availability of its products has led Octans Aircraft, a Brazilian manufacturer of small aircraft, t... (posted 2019-06-20)


EBTEC Completes Major Move and Expansion
EBTEC’s new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is an AS9100 Rev. D certified, 83,500 square-foot facility located in East Wind... (posted 2019-06-13)


TCI Provides Blanks for CNC Skills Championship
TCI Precision Metals will provide custom Machine-Ready Blanks to the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), in support of t... (posted 2019-06-12)


Heidenhain Opens CNC Controls Training Center in Chicago
Heidenhain has recently opened its TNC-CNC Academy. This expanded CNC controls training center in the Chicago area is available for users... (posted 2019-06-11)


TE Connectivity Promotes Kladder to Sales Director
TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has appointed Melissa Kladder to the position of director of sales, Ame... (posted 2019-06-07)


Exact Metrology Hosts Open House
Exact Metrology will host an Open House at their Brookfield, Wisconsin location on Thursday, June 6, 2019, from 9 am to 3 pm central stan... (posted 2019-06-04)


Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision & AI Conference Call for Speakers
The Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision & AI Conference (CRAV.ai) takes place Nov. 12-13 in San Jose, California. The Association f... (posted 2019-06-04)


Höganäs Replaces H.C. Starck Brand
As of 1 June, Höganäs Group of Sweden and H.C. Starck Surface Technology & Ceramic Powders (STC) act under the same brand a... (posted 2019-06-03)


EMAG Wins Axia Best Managed Companies Award
Strategic vision, capacity to innovate, sustainable management culture and good corporate governance—the “Axia Best Managed C... (posted 2019-05-31)


Liebherr-Verzahntechnik GmbH Acquires Wenzel GearTec GmbH
Liebherr-Verzahntechnik GmbH, whose range of products covers gear technology and the area of automation systems, has purchased all the sh... (posted 2019-05-28)


Jergens Appoints Marvar National Sales Manager for Workholding Solutions Group
Jergens, Inc. announces that Ken Marvar assumed the role of national sales manager, Jergens Workholding Solutions Group. “In his ne... (posted 2019-05-24)


CMSC Welcomes Former Astronaut Dr. Bonnie Dunbar
The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) has announced former NASA astronaut, engineer, and educator Dr. Bonnie Dunbar will be their featur... (posted 2019-05-23)


Ricardo Presents Technical Papers During CTI Symposium
With diverse commercial applications ranging from defence to mining, farming and forestry, as well as innumerable leisure pursuits, the g... (posted 2019-05-22)


Bill Gornicki Appointed CEO of Machine Tool Builders and Diablo Furnaces
Machine Tool Builders has announced the appointment of Bill Gornicki as chief executive officer (CEO) of both Machine Tool Builders (MTB)... (posted 2019-05-20)


Hexagon Breaks Ground on New Center of Excellence in Greater Detroit
Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division recently announced it has broken ground on the construction of a new expansion projec... (posted 2019-05-09)


Exact Participates in Career Fairs at Various Universities
Exact Metrology was present at two career events, one at Northern Kentucky University and the other at Cincinnati State University. In Fe... (posted 2019-05-07)


Hexagon to Host MSC Software Global User's Conference during HxGN Live
Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced the 2019 MSC Software Global User’s Conference will be held at Hx... (posted 2019-05-02)


Forest City Gear Launches Advanced Turning and Milling Facility for Gear Blank Production
Forest City Gear has expanded its turning and milling operations with a state-of-the-art facility designed to greatly improve lead times ... (posted 2019-04-30)


Helios Announces New Technical Leadership
Helios Gear Products has announced that Dennis Hillary has taken the new leadership position of senior service engineer for the company&r... (posted 2019-04-29)


Open Mind and Grob Systems Announce Joint 5-Axis Machining Seminar
Open Mind Technologies USA, a developer of CAD/CAM software solutions worldwide, has announced a joint 5-Axis Machining Technology Semina... (posted 2019-04-26)


Hannover Fairs USA Announces Digital Industry USA 2019
Hannover Fairs USA and Deutsche Messe, the organizers of the world’s largest manufacturing show Hannover Messe and its North Americ... (posted 2019-04-25)


AMT Reports on Latest Manufacturing Technology Orders
Manufacturing technology orders totaled $337.2 million in February 2019 accounting for a 15 percent decline from January and a seven perc... (posted 2019-04-22)


Weiler Abrasives Recognized for "Leading a Warriors Charge" Campaign
Weiler Abrasives, a provider of abrasives, power brushes and maintenance products for surface conditioning received the People's Choi... (posted 2019-04-17)


AGMA Announces Additive Manufacturing Publication for Gear Making
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) announced the publication of an emerging technology document, Additive Manufacturing T... (posted 2019-04-16)


Seco Tools Names Director of Customer Experience
To maximize customer engagement and satisfaction, Seco Tools has named Bill Barcelona as director of customer experience. In this new rol... (posted 2019-04-15)


AGMA and Richard J. Daley College Partner on National Training Center in Chicago
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) signed a partnership agreement with Richard J. Daley College, one of the City Colleges... (posted 2019-04-12)


Hexagon to Host Second Annual Production Software Users' Group Meeting at HxGN Live
Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence recently announced it will host the second annual Production Software Users’ Group meeti... (posted 2019-04-09)


Atlanta Gear Works Welcomes New Vice President of Field Services
Atlanta Gear Works has named Bill Hoose to fill its newly created position of vice president of field services. It is the second newly ... (posted 2019-04-02)


Warren Joins Machine Tool Builders as Director of Sales and Marketing
Machine Tool Builders Inc. (MTB), recently announced and welcomed K.C. Warren as the company’s new director of sales and marketing.... (posted 2019-04-01)


Exact Metrology Represents GOM CT in the United States
Exact Metrology recently announced that they’ve become a distributor of the GOM CT scanner in the U.S. The announcement was made by... (posted 2019-03-29)


Hexagon and Ericcson Partner to Showcase Connected Factory Solutions
Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced plans to demonstrate a path to 5G with a connected sensor solution in... (posted 2019-03-27)


Rockwell Automation Webinar Addresses Workforce Skills Gap Challenge
Manufacturing roles are changing more profoundly than ever, requiring new skills needed to deploy technology on the plant floor. It's... (posted 2019-03-22)


Robert F. Handschuh Ends 35-Year Career at NASA Glenn Research Center
Dr. Robert F. Handschuh has retired from NASA, concluding a more than 35-year distinguished career as the Chief of the Rotating and Drive... (posted 2019-03-20)


Modern Heat Treat Expands Production Capability with AFC Holcroft Equipment
In support of its continued growth, Modern Heat Treat, a commercial heat treating operation located in Richland Hills, Texas (USA), has a... (posted 2019-03-18)


Quality Assurance Manager Joins Forest City Gear
Forest City Gear has hired Bob McClain as quality assurance manager to oversee the activities of the company’s world-class qualit... (posted 2019-03-15)


Dale Bridgewater Joins MTB as Shop, Service and Engineering Manager
Machine Tool Builders, Inc. is pleased to announce that Dale Bridgewater has recently joined Machine Tool Builders, Inc. as the shop, ser... (posted 2019-03-14)


AAT and DMG MORI USA Announce Partnership for On-Machine Measuring Software
Applied Automation Technologies, Inc. (AAT) and DMG MORI USA recently announced a partnership for on-machine measuring software.AAT and D... (posted 2019-03-12)


Posi Lock Puller Opens European Warehouse and Showroom in Brussels
Posi Lock Puller, Inc., recently announced the opening of its European warehouse and showroom in Brussels, Belgium.“Posi Lock has b... (posted 2019-03-07)


TDM Systems Announces North American Smart Manufacturing Initiative
TDM Systems Inc. has announced a new smart manufacturing initiative in North America. A team of TDM experts will spearhead the initi... (posted 2019-03-05)


Ipsen Strengthens Customer Service Group with New Manager
Ipsen USA is pleased to announce the promotion of Matt Clinite from Midwest regional sales owner to Ipsen customer service sales manager,... (posted 2019-03-04)


Brelie Gear Announces New Plant in Wisconsin
Brelie Gear Co, Inc. has announced plans to build a new 36,800 sq. ft. facility on a recently purchased 4.3 acre site in Waukesha, WI.&... (posted 2019-03-01)


Dana Completes Purchase of Oerlikon Group's Drive Systems Segment
Dana Incorporated has completed the acquisition of the Drive Systems segment of the Oerlikon Group, including the Graziano and Fairfield ... (posted 2019-03-01)


Gleason to Acquire Faessler Honing Business from Daetwyler Group
Gleason Corporation has announced the signing of a definitive agreement with Daetwyler Industries AG and MDC Max Daetwyler AG to acquire ... (posted 2019-02-27)


Solar Manufacturing Preps for Opening of New Building in 2019
Anticipation is growing, as Solar Manufacturing’s new facility is beginning to take shape. With the exterior of the building now fu... (posted 2019-02-26)


DVS Tooling Inaugurates Modern Company Building in Germany
,In May 2015 Sandro Schäfer stood on a stage in his new function as managing director and ceremoniously opened the 300 m² pro... (posted 2019-02-19)


Walter Announces New Vice President of U.S. Sales
Walter Surface Technologies (“Walter”) has announced a new senior level appointment naming Jeff Tisdell vice-president of U... (posted 2019-02-14)


ANCA Delivers Customer-Focused Website
ANCA recently unveiled a new website packed with intuitive features to provide an improved user experience. The website is the door ... (posted 2019-02-12)


Victrex Invests in Injection and Compression Molding Technology with Surface Generation
An innovative and differentiated tooling design and processing technology called PtFS (Production to Functional Specification), from U.K.... (posted 2019-02-08)


Klingelnberg Honors Employees for Years of Service
At the start of each year, Klingelnberg’s executive management recognizes colleagues who have worked at the company for 25, 40 or 5... (posted 2019-02-07)


AGMA and NFPA Announce MPT Conference at Motion + Power Technology Expo
The new Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPT Expo), formerly Gear Expo, will offer a new opportunity for attendees to learn from industry ... (posted 2019-02-07)


Index Hires Midwest Regional Sales Manager
Index has announced the hiring of Mark Smith as its regional sales manager for the Midwest. Smith’s territory includes Indiana, Ken... (posted 2019-02-04)


API Focuses on Smart Factory Metrology
Automated Precision, Inc. has announced a global rebranding. The company name has been changed to API in recognition of its name abbrevia... (posted 2019-02-01)


Hexagon Expands Footprint in Western Canada
Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced it has expanded its footprint into western Canada with a new office in ... (posted 2019-01-31)


Mahr Celebrates 2018 Expansion and Product Launches
Mahr Inc. closed a record year of success in 2018—including adding multiple key hires, opening new facilities across the United Sta... (posted 2019-01-30)


RIA and Pittsburgh Robotics Network Establish Partnership
The Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s trade organization, recently announced a strategic partnership with Pittsb... (posted 2019-01-29)


Bodycote Invests in North American Heat Treat Facility
Bodycote is pleased to announce plans to open a new heat treating facility in Elgin, Illinois. The new facility will include advanced hea... (posted 2019-01-28)


Drake Manufacturing Launches New Website
Drake Manufacturing is proud to announce the launch of a new website with updated features and improved navigation. The new site will ser... (posted 2019-01-23)


GWJ Technology Offers Calculation Workshop for Formula Student Teams
At the end of October 2018, GWJ Technology, a provider of software solutions for gear and gearboxes, organized a workshop for the second ... (posted 2019-01-22)


Helios Gear Products Represents Yunil Machine Tools in North America
Helios Gear Products, LLC (formerly Koepfer America, LLC) proudly announces its new long-term representation agreement with YG Tech Co., ... (posted 2019-01-21)


AGMA Promotes Blassingame to Vice President, Education Services
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) is pleased to announce the promotion of Casandra Blassingame to vice president, educat... (posted 2019-01-18)


WABCO Signs Transmission Agreement with Daimler
WABCO Holdings Inc., a supplier of braking control systems and other advanced technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connec... (posted 2019-01-17)


Mazak Announces Kentucky Manufacturing Investment
Mazak Corporation has announced it will invest $8.5 million in new manufacturing technology for its Florence, Kentucky, Mazak iSmart Fact... (posted 2019-01-16)


Modelon and Siemens PLM Software Enhance System Simulation Capabilities Through Partnership
Siemens PLM Software and Modelon recently announced a partnership to use Modelon’s OPTIMICA Compiler Toolkit as the default Model... (posted 2019-01-10)


Gear Motions Installs Laser Marking Machine at Nixon Gear Division
Gear Motions is the proud owner of a new fiber laser marking machine which was recently installed at its Nixon Gear Division in Syracuse.... (posted 2019-01-08)


Klingelnberg Presents 2019 Training Programs
Klingelnberg will continue to support customers in 2019 with comprehensive training and continuing education courses. For over ten years,... (posted 2019-01-07)


Mazak Set to Open Technical Center in San Francisco
With its sights set on further strengthening customer support, especially for those in the high-tech industries, Mazak Corporation has an... (posted 2019-01-02)