Gear Industry News 2017

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Ever Sharp Tools to Sell Klink Group Products to U.S. Market
Since January 2017, Ever Sharp Tools has agreed to sell and support a full line of broaching machines and specialty tools from the follow... (posted 2017-09-22)


Seco/Vacuum Reports Strong Start in North American Market
Seco/Vacuum Technologies, the newest company in the Seco/Warwick Group of companies, reported a strong initial entry into the North Ameri... (posted 2017-09-21)


Bob Errichello Retires; Rob Budny and Andy Milburn to Teach the AGMA Gear Faliure Analysis Course
After teaching the AGMA Gear Failure Analysis course for 27 years, Bob Errichello and Jane Muller of Geartech retired from instructing in... (posted 2017-09-08)


Ipsen Announces Organizational Changes
As Ipsen focuses on supporting the industry, they have announced that several strategic changes will be made in the company's organiz... (posted 2017-09-07)


Forest City Gear Welcomes Process Engineer
Forest City Gear has added Brian Gustafson to its growing team of process engineers, with responsibility for creating the routings, machi... (posted 2017-09-05)


WABCO Acquires Sheppard
WABCO Holdings Inc., a global supplier of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial ve... (posted 2017-08-29)


Ajax Tocco Magnethermic Promotes Donald Gibeaut to Manager, Tubular Products
Ajax Tocco Magnethermic (ATM) announced the promotion of Donald Gibeaut to Manager Tubular Products. Gibeaut has worked in the induction ... (posted 2017-08-25)


June USMTO Report Shows Orders up 6.5 Percent from May
June manufacturing technology orders climbed 6.5 percent over May, according to a report released by AMT - The Association for Manufactur... (posted 2017-08-24)


June CTMR Finds Cutting Tool Consumption Down 2.8 Percent from May, Up 6 Percent over June 2016
June U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $186.57 million according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT - The Association... (posted 2017-08-23)


Coordinate Metrology Society Holds Portable Measurement Technology Conference
The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) oversaw the 2017 Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC) in Snowbird, Utah, hosted hundreds... (posted 2017-08-18)


Felsomat Announces Appointment of Blake Consdorf to President/CEO
Felsomat USA, Inc. announces the appointment of Blake Consdorf to the joint position of president/CEO. Consdorf returned to Felsomat afte... (posted 2017-08-17)


Siemens Expands Technical Application Center in its Elk Grove Facility
With digitalization and the rapid changes in technology, training is more important than ever to keep employees’ skills up to date ... (posted 2017-08-16)


Ipsen Offers Credit Toward New Heat Treating Equipment
Ipsen believes that one of the most valuable things a company can do is invest in others. They are also committed to advancing the heat-t... (posted 2017-08-14)


Gadget Girls Visit Principal Manufacturing Corporation
On July 19th, 35 girls between the ages of 12 and 16 visited ICATT (Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training) company Principa... (posted 2017-08-10)


May USMTO Report Finds Orders up 3.1 Percent from April, 21.8 Percent over May 2016
The U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report for May 2017 showed gains for the month and year over year, according to AMT - The Associ... (posted 2017-08-04)


May CTMR Finds Cutting Tool Consumption Up 14 Percent from April, 15.5 Percent over May 2016
May U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $191.93 million according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT - The Association ... (posted 2017-08-03)


HBM Holdings Acquires Schafer Industries
HBM Holdings (HBM) has announced that it has acquired Schafer Industries (Schafer) of South Bend, Indiana.  Schafer is a leading pro... (posted 2017-08-02)


Richardon Joins EMAG Group
Since May 1, 2017, Richardon has been a part of the EMAG Group, a move which will enable it to offer an even broader range of gearing sol... (posted 2017-07-31)


APMI Announces 2017 Fellow Award Recipients
APMI International's most prestigious award recognizes APMI members for their significant contributions to the goals, purpose, and mi... (posted 2017-07-06)


Niagara Gear Completes First Machining Cell
Niagara Gear, a division of Gear Motions, Inc., recently completed the installation of its first machining cell. The in-house machining c... (posted 2017-06-29)


Machine Tool Builders Launches Diablo Furnaces Heat Treating Company
Machine Tools Builders has launched a spinoff company to build a new line of heat treating furnaces to better service their customers. Th... (posted 2017-06-27)


MPIF Announces Award-Winning Powder Metal Parts
The winners in the 2017 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards competition, sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation ... (posted 2017-06-27)


April CTMR Report Finds Cutting Tool Consumption Down from March, Up from 2016
April U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $168.03 million according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT - The Associatio... (posted 2017-06-15)


AGMA Announces Two New Member-Driven Committees
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) announced two new member-driven committees:  Emerging Technology and Industry Voi... (posted 2017-06-14)


Solar Atmospheres Announces Personnel Changes
William and Myrtle Jones, primary owners of the Solar Atmospheres family of companies, have announced a few organization changes within t... (posted 2017-06-13)


Solar Atmospheres Souderton Receives MedAccred Accreditation for Third Consecutive Year
Solar Atmospheres announced that it has been reaccredited with the MedAccred certification for heat treating at the Souderton, PA facilit... (posted 2017-06-09)


Mahr Federal Changes Name to Mahr Inc.
Mahr Federal has changed its name to Mahr Inc. and will immediately begin transitioning to the new company name in all legal, product and... (posted 2017-06-06)


MetalTek International Announces Safety Milestone
MetalTek International has announced that its Wisconsin Centrifugal Division has surpassed two million man hours without a lost time inci... (posted 2017-06-05)


Star Cutter Company Celebrates 90 Years
Star Cutter Company is celebrating its 90th Anniversary throughout 2017 by reflecting on its past and looking towards the future. Founde... (posted 2017-06-02)


Reshoring Initiative Announces First National Reshoring Award
The Reshoring Initiative, in conjunction with the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), invites companies that have successfully resh... (posted 2017-05-26)


Oerlikon Presents Paper at CTI Symposium USA 2017
High-performance transmission specialist Oerlikon Graziano, brand of Oerlikon Drive Systems Segment, presented its range of hybrid transm... (posted 2017-05-23)


Nadine Crauwels Appointed President of Sandvik Coromant
Nadine Crauwels has been appointed as the new President of Sandvik Coromant, and will be responsible for continuing to develop the compan... (posted 2017-05-22)


Reshoring Initiative Reports Reshoring Outnumbered Offshoring in 2016
For the first time in decades, more manufacturing jobs are returning to the United States than are going offshore. The combined reshoring... (posted 2017-05-19)


Mazak Promotes Christopher Papke to Southwest Regional General Manager
Mazak Corporation drew from the ranks of its highly capable and experienced management team and promoted Christopher Papke to the positio... (posted 2017-05-18)


Oerlikon Drive Systems India Gets Certified as Great Place to Work
Oerlikon Drive Systems India has been certified by Great Place to Work Institute - a global authority in building, sustaining and recogni... (posted 2017-05-17)


March CTMR Finds Cutting Tool Consumption up 14.3 Percent from February
March U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $200.05 million according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT - The Associatio... (posted 2017-05-17)


Bodycote Hot Isostatic Pressing Location Earns Highest Level of Nadcap Accreditation
Bodycote has announced that its Camas, Washington Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) location earned the highest level of Nadcap accreditation ... (posted 2017-05-16)


Reshoring Initiative Partners with Return One Million Jobs for Reshoring Campaign
Return One Million Jobs (ROMJ) was created to raise $20 million to bring one million manufacturing jobs to the U.S. from offshore. The pr... (posted 2017-05-15)


REM Surface Engineering Appoints Justin Michaud as CEO
REM Surface Engineering has announced the appointment of Justin Michaud as CEO. He assumed responsibilities on January 1, 2017 and will s... (posted 2017-05-12)


Sandvik Coromant Signs Research Agreement with PARC to Develop Digital Manufacturing Technology
Sandvik Coromant is strengthening its digital manufacturing capabilities by signing a strategic research agreement with PARC, a Xerox com... (posted 2017-05-11)


Toyoda Americas Opens Great Lakes Technical Center
JTEKT Toyoda Americas celebrated the grand unveiling of their Great Lakes Technical Center April 19 and 20. Nestled at the heart of the U... (posted 2017-05-10)


Mazak Announces Preci Facility Grand Opening
Mazak customers in Mexico will soon benefit from enhanced levels of localized customer service and support with the grand opening of the ... (posted 2017-05-09)


Kitagawa NorthTech Hires Shaun Thomas as Senior Manager of Engineering & Manufacturing
Kitagawa NorthTech, Inc. announced that Shaun Thomas has joined the company as Senior Manager of Engineering & Manufacturing. In his ... (posted 2017-05-08)


ANCA Confirms Appointment of Graeme Billings as Board Chairman
ANCA has announced its board has confirmed the appointment of an independent, non-executive chairman for the ANCA group board. Pat Bolan... (posted 2017-05-05)


Kapp Niles Founds Metrology Division
Kapp Niles has announced the expansion of its product portfolio by adding high-end metrology solutions. The new-found division Kapp Niles... (posted 2017-05-04)


Solar Atmospheres Facility Awarded Rolls Royce Approval
Solar Atmospheres of Western PA (SAWPA) announces that it has been awarded Rolls Royce Approval. They are extremely pleased Rolls Royce h... (posted 2017-05-03)


Seco/Warwick Awarded Production Company of the Year Title
Seco/Warwick has won a Production Company of the Year title in the Leaders of the Manufacturing World Competition. The title given to Se... (posted 2017-05-02)


USMTO February Report Finds Orders up 19.6 Percent from January
U.S. manufacturing technology orders increased more than expected in February, up 19.6 percent from January, according to the latest U.S.... (posted 2017-04-27)


LMC Workholding Receives Governor's Century Business Award to Honor 100 Years of Business
LMC Workholding received the Governor's Century Business Award honoring its 100 years in business and was one of eight Indiana compan... (posted 2017-04-21)


February CTMR Finds Cutting Tool Consumption up 1.1 Percent from January
February U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $174.98 million according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT - The Associa... (posted 2017-04-20)


Bodycote Nogent Location First French Facility to Receive MedAccred Accreditation
Bodycote announced that its Nogent location is the first facility in France to earn PRI's MedAccred accreditation, underlining the hi... (posted 2017-04-19)


Seco Tools Hires Olivier Branget, Promotes Aaron Eller
Seco Tools, LLC continues to fortify its service and support team with the addition of Olivier Branget to its North American Applications... (posted 2017-04-18)


Kitagawa NorthTech Opens Mexico Facility
Kitagawa NorthTech, Inc. has announced that they will officially open their new facility, Kitagawa NorthTech Mexico, located in Queretaro... (posted 2017-04-17)


AGMA Welcomes New Board Members
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) recently announced the election of Jim Bregi, president of Doppler Gear as the new AGM... (posted 2017-04-12)


Kapp Technologies Announces Personnel Changes
Michael Ruppert joined the Kapp Group in Germany in 2005 and moved to the Boulder, Colorado operation in 2007 to run the tool manufacturi... (posted 2017-04-11)


January USMTO Report Finds Manufacturing Technology Orders Down 40.7 Percent from December
U.S. manufacturing technology orders declined in January, dropping 40.7 percent compared to December and 11.4 percent compared to January... (posted 2017-04-05)


Seco Tools Promotes Thomas Funke to Component Engineered Tooling Manager
Seco Tools, LLC recently promoted Thomas Funke to Component Engineered Tooling (CET) Manager to drive the expansion and enhancement of th... (posted 2017-04-04)


Mitutoyo America Corporation Announces Personnel Changes
Mitutoyo America Corporation (MAC) has announced organizational changes. For the past 10 years, Shigeyuki Sasaki has provided leader... (posted 2017-03-31)


CTMR January Report Finds Cutting Tool Consumption up 8.7 Percent
January U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $173.05 million according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT - The Associat... (posted 2017-03-30)


Siemens Commits to American Manufacturing and Workforce Development
Siemens Joe Kaeser, president and CEO of Siemens AG, bolstered Siemens' strong commitment to strengthening American manufacturing dur... (posted 2017-03-30)


Röhm GmbH Appoints Damiano Casafina Head of Sales and Marketing Worldwide
Röhm GmbH, parent company of Röhm Products of America, appointed Damiano Casafina as the new head of sales and marketing worldw... (posted 2017-03-29)


Ajax Tocco Magnethermic Announces Three New Members of Aftermarket Sales Team
Ajax Tocco Magnethermic has added three members to their aftermarket sales team. They welcome Emil Weatherbee as an aftermarket sales eng... (posted 2017-03-13)


Powder Coating Institute Announces Board of Directors and Executive Officers for 2017
Effective January 1, 2017, the Powder Coating Institute has recognized its current Board of Directors and Executive Officers.  PCI i... (posted 2017-03-10)


Coordinate Metrology Society Overhauls Website for Portable Metrologists
The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) recently announced the unveiling of its brand refresh and new website. The new website serves as a... (posted 2017-03-09)


Siemens Announces Lifelong Educational Advantage Program for Workforce Development in Secondary and Technical Schools
Siemens announced the launch of a new workforce development program for secondary and technical schools across America called LEAP - the ... (posted 2017-03-08)


MPIF Redesigns PickPM Website
The Metal Powder Industries Federation's (MPIF) Industry Development Board (IDB) has completed a redesign of the PickPM.com website. ... (posted 2017-03-07)


Siemens Announces Limited-Time Offer for Users of Machine Tools with Sinumerik CNCs
Siemens has announced a limited-time offer, effective until May 31, 2017. Under this program, users of any machine tool with Sinumerik CN... (posted 2017-03-06)


Hainbuch America Hires Brian Eaton as Regional Sales Manager for Northeastern U.S.
Hainbuch America has announced that Brian Eaton has joined their team as regional sales manager for the northeast region, covering the st... (posted 2017-03-03)


Hexagon Optimizes Driving at Hendrick Motorsports
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence recently announced that its portable metrology solutions are instrumental in driving optimization unde... (posted 2017-02-28)


Bodycote Chesterfield Location Receives Nadcap Reaccreditation
Bodycote announced that its Chesterfield, UK Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) location earned, for the second time, the highest level of Nadc... (posted 2017-02-27)


PTG CEO Dr. Tony Bannan Appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Dr. Tony Bannan, 52, chief executive officer of Rochdale‐based Precision Technologies Group (PTG), received the OBE from HRH The Pr... (posted 2017-02-24)


Solar Atmospheres Southeast Added to Boeing Approved Processor Listing
After completing an intensive three-day audit, Solar Atmospheres Southeast is pleased to announce its addition to the Boeing approved pro... (posted 2017-02-23)


ANCA Machine Tools Promotes Keith Grillot to Sales Manager for U.S. and Canada
ANCA Machine Tools (AMT) has named Keith Grillot sales manager for its U.S. and Canadian markets, according to Russell Riddiford, ANCA pr... (posted 2017-02-22)


Klingelnberg and Starrag Team Up to Develop New Gear Machining Products
Klingelnberg and Starrag have announced that they are going to cooperate on the development of powerful products for complete machining a... (posted 2017-02-21)


Gleason Acquires KISSsoft AG
Gleason Corporation has announced that it has acquired KISSsoft AG, located in Bubikon, Switzerland. KISSsoft is a leader in the developm... (posted 2017-02-16)


Industrial Internet Consortium Publishes Industrial Internet Reference Architecture v1.8
The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), the global, member-driven organization that promotes the accelerated growth of the Industrial I... (posted 2017-02-16)


KISSsoft 03/2017 Beta Version is Available for Testing
The KISSsoft 03/2017 Beta Version has now been released for a test run. The final release will be available April 24th, 2017 - just in ti... (posted 2017-02-15)


Hexagon Manufacturing Joins CCAM as Affiliate Member
The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has joined CCAM at the sffil... (posted 2017-02-14)


Hainbuch Adds Regional Sales Manager for Central States Region
Hainbuch America has announced that Steven Cvetan has joined their team as regional sales manager for the Central States Region, covering... (posted 2017-02-13)


MPIF Appoints New Executive Director and CEO
The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) and APMI International (APMI) have selected industry veteran James P. Adams to succeed C. J... (posted 2017-02-08)


Drake Mfg Establishes Sales Agreement with Metek Machine Tool for UK Deal
Drake Manufacturing Services Co., LLC and Metek Machine Tool Ltd. have formally established a sales agreement for the United Kingdom and ... (posted 2017-02-07)


Kitagawa NorthTech Names Kevin Bennett Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Kitagawa NorthTech, Inc. has named Kevin Bennett Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In his new post for the company, Bennett will be ... (posted 2017-02-06)


Best Carbide Cutting Tools Joins Ceratizit Group
Best Carbide Cutting Tools, LLC has joined global carbide specialist, Ceratizit Group. Through this partnership, Best Carbide will have a... (posted 2017-02-03)


Seco/Warwick Relocates Operations to Production, Assembly and Test Equipment Facility in India
To better serve its customer base in India, Seco/Warwick has relocated its operations to a new production, assembly and test equipment fa... (posted 2017-02-02)


November CTMR Finds Cutting Tool Consumption Down Slightly
November U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $168.69 million according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT - The Associa... (posted 2017-01-31)


Seco/Vacuum Technologies Appoints Vice President of Sales
Seco Vacuum Technologies, LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of William (Bill) Warwick to the position of vice president &... (posted 2017-01-27)


USMTO Report Finds Orders Down Slightly in November
Manufacturing technology orders declined slightly in November 2016, dropping 2.4 percent compared to October, according to the latest U.S... (posted 2017-01-25)


DMDII Opens Online Digital Manufacturing Courses
Enrollment has opened for the first three online courses of a 10-course “101” series focused on harnessing data to make Ameri... (posted 2017-01-24)


LMI Aerospace Appoints Jay Inman President of Engineering Services, Keith Schrader Vice President of Operations
LMI Aerospace Inc. has appointed Jay Inman as president of engineering services, a role he had been serving on an interim basis since Sep... (posted 2017-01-20)


Hubbard-Hall Increases Heat Treat Salts Capacity
Hubbard-Hall has announced additional capacity for heat treat salts and corresponding services, effective immediately. "As a result ... (posted 2017-01-19)


Emuge Introduces U.S. Tool Reconditioning Services
Emuge Corp. has introduced tool grinding and reconditioning services based out of the company’s North American headquarters in West... (posted 2017-01-18)


SVT Provides Vacuum Furnaces in North America
Seco/Warwick recently announced the creation of Seco/Vacuum Technologies LLC (SVT), a new company designed to provide standard and custom... (posted 2017-01-13)


ITAMCO Attends White House Event
ITAMCO attended an event at the White House hosted by the National Economic Council on Wednesday, December 21. The function was held in r... (posted 2017-01-09)


Nikon Metrology Partners with Bradford Instrument & Gage
Nikon Metrology is pleased to announce their new partnership with leading metrology and manufacturing technology distributor, Bradford In... (posted 2017-01-04)


Samputensili Appoints Gear Technology Manager
Samputensili recently announced the recent appointment of Dr. Ing. Deniz Sari to the newly created position of gear technology manager fo... (posted 2017-01-03)