Gear Industry News 2011

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Manufacturing Technology Demand Strong
The resurgence of manufacturing following the crash of 2008 is unprecedented. The most current U.S. manufacturing technology orders ... (posted 2011-12-28)

Kistler Opens New Technical Center
Kistler, a worldwide supplier of precision sensors, systems and instrumentation for engine, chassis and vehicle development, as well as v... (posted 2011-12-27)

Early Registration Available for Hexagon 2012
Hexagon 2012 brings together the latest technologies and user communities from Leica Geosystems, Novatel, Intergraph, and Hexagon Metrolo... (posted 2011-12-20)

Hole Specialists Add Equipment Before Expansion Project
Everything is bigger in Texas, and come February 2012, Tomball-based Hole Specialists will be bigger after it moves into a 25,800 sq. ft.... (posted 2011-12-16)

American Wera Represents MAE in North America
Effective October 1, 2011, an agreement was reached by American Wera, Inc. here and MAE Götzen GmbH of Erkrath, Germany for represen... (posted 2011-12-14)

ZF Services Honors Employees in Special Ceremony
26 ZF Services employees at the Schweinfurt location as well as two employees from Bremen can look back on a total of 530 years of comp... (posted 2011-12-13)

USMTO Reports Manufacturing Technology Consumption
October U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $463.32 million according to the Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) an... (posted 2011-12-12)

Mitutoyo America Corporation Announces New President
Shigeyuki Sasaki has been appointed the new president at Mitutoyo America Corporation, headquartered in Aurora, Illinois. Sasaki has serv... (posted 2011-12-09)

Gear Applications Discussed at Euro PM 2011
Gear applications have emerged as an important target for the PM structural parts sector and several of the leading PM groups have develo... (posted 2011-12-06)

Mazak Appoints New National Sales Manager
Mazak Optonics has appointed Al Bohlen to the newly established position of National Sales Manager. Bohlen brings to the position more th... (posted 2011-12-02)

Companies Join up for Electric Vehicle Transmission
Three Swedish companies have brought together their know-how in transmission design, materials and manufacturing to produce a transmissio... (posted 2011-11-29)

Micro Precision Gear Technology Increases Machine Capacity
Micro Precision Gear Technology of Hemel Hempstead is bucking the current trend of a flat market for U.K. manufacturing and increasing ca... (posted 2011-11-28)

Metalforming Companies Expect Business Conditions to Decline
According to the November 2011 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies predict a cont... (posted 2011-11-23)

Sandvik and Hofler Team Up in Schaumburg Productivity Center
The collaboration between Sandvik Coromant and Höfler Maschinenbau began in 2009. Since then it has developed into several joint act... (posted 2011-11-22)

BeaverMatic Welcomes Anderson and McDonald
Scott Anderson joins BeaverMatic Inc., as software engineer for its operator interface terminals and programmable logic controllers of at... (posted 2011-11-18)

Renishaw Honored with U.K. Business Award
Global engineering company Renishaw was honored with the Grant Thornton Mid-Cap Business of the Year award for FTSE-listed businesses at ... (posted 2011-11-16)

September Manufacturing Numbers Second Highest in 15 Years
September U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $606.56 million according to the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Assoc... (posted 2011-11-14)

Gearbox Express to Open Doors Early 2012
Three power transmission and wind energy veterans have banded together to create Gearbox Express, an independent business focusing on the... (posted 2011-11-07)

Klingelnberg Opens Blade Grinding Center in Mexico
In August 2011, Klingelnberg's Mexico site was moved to a new facility in Querétaro City. This investment is part of the compa... (posted 2011-10-27)

Sandvik Coromant Partners with CCAT
Sandvik Coromant has joined the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT). The nonprofit ... (posted 2011-10-26)

Hyundai Wia Opens New Jersey Facility
The new home of Hyundai Wia (HWMA) opened with a two-day grand opening celebration on September 12th and 13th. More than 200 major distri... (posted 2011-10-25)

Small Wind Sees Increase in Sales Revenue in 2010
America's small wind turbine industry saw substantial growth in 2010, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) reported recently, ... (posted 2011-10-24)

Klas Forsström Named Global President of Sandvik Coromant
On September 1, 2011 Klas Forsström took over the position of global president of Sandvik Coromant, a supplier of cutting tools... (posted 2011-10-21)

Metal Powder Group Elects Officers
Matthew Bulger, president and general manager, NetShape Technologies-MIM, Solon, Ohio, was elected president of the Metal Powder Ind... (posted 2011-10-20)

Schafer Precision Machining Receives ISO Certification
Schafer Precision Machining in Fort Wayne, a division of Schafer Gear Works, recently received ISO 9001:2008 certification for the manufa... (posted 2011-10-19)

Manufacturing Survey Describes State of Skilled Workers Gap
American manufacturing companies cannot fill as many as 600,000 skilled positions – even as unemployment number... (posted 2011-10-18)

AFC-Holcroft Delivers UBQ Furnace in Three Weeks
A large manufacturing company located in the Midwestern region of the United States, has purchased an AFC-Holcroft "Built for Stock&... (posted 2011-10-14)

NTMA & PMA Support Currency Legislation
The National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) issued the following statement o... (posted 2011-10-13)

GKI Celebrates 40th Anniversary
GKI Incorporated, a Crystal Lake, Illinois manufacturing company, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The company specializes in metal c... (posted 2011-10-12)

IMTS 2012: A Look Ahead
The Emerging Technology Center (ETC) at IMTS has always featured the latest in eye-catching, jaw-dropping, and thought-provoking technolo... (posted 2011-10-07)

imX: A Formula for Manufacturing Success
From September 12-14, the Las Vegas Convention Center looked nothing like your typical technology exhibition. The Interactive Manufacturi... (posted 2011-10-05)

ZF Opens First U.S. Plant for Wind Turbine Gearboxes
ZF Friedrichshafen AG has opened a plant for the production of wind turbine gearboxes in Gainesville near Atlanta, Georgia. As of 2012, t... (posted 2011-10-04)

Seco/Warwick Expands Sales Staff
Seco/Warwick Corporation has announced Bill St. Thomas has been added to Seco/Warwick's Vacuum Team sales staff as a regional sales m... (posted 2011-10-03)

MAG Named New Partner in MIT Program
MAG IAS joins manufacturing leaders as the newest partner in MIT's prestigious Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) graduate program, ... (posted 2011-09-30)

Koepfer to Represent Drake in North America
Drake Manufacturing Services Co. and Koepfer America, LLC have formally established a new sales agreement for North America. This agreeme... (posted 2011-09-28)

Governors Ask Administration for More Wind Energy Deployment
A coalition of 24 governors from both major parties and each region of the country has asked the administration to take a series of steps... (posted 2011-09-23)

Gleason and Heller Form Strategic Alliance
Gleason Corporation (Rochester, New York) and Gebr. Heller Maschinenfabrik GmbH (Nürtingen, Germany) recently announced the for... (posted 2011-09-20)

PMA to Host Inaugural Women in Manufacturing Symposium
More than 150 women executives, managers and supervisors will gather in Cleveland, Ohio, on October 25-26, 2011 for the first annual Wome... (posted 2011-09-16)

Jaworek Joins Seco/Warwick Thermal Team
Seco/Warwick Corporation recently announced that Katanya Jaworek has been added to Seco/Warwick's Thermal Team sales staff as a sales... (posted 2011-09-13)

Congressman Levin Discusses Defense Job Creation with Supreme Gear
On August 25, 2011, Michigan Congressman Sander Levin, State Representative Marilyn Lane and Assistant Macomb County Executive, Dr. Alber... (posted 2011-09-12)

Gleason Acquires K2 Plastics
Gleason Corporation has announced it has acquired the assets and business of K2 Plastics, Inc., of Bergen, New York, a producer of precis... (posted 2011-09-07)

Reishauer Announces Corporate Changes
Reishauer AG, Wallisellen, Switzerland recently announced changes to their North American organization. As of September 1, 2011 Michael E... (posted 2011-09-01)

Wroblewski Joins Schafer Gear Works
Melanie Wroblewski has joined Schafer Gear Works, Inc. as senior staff accountant in the company's South Bend office. Wroblewski will... (posted 2011-09-01)

Kapp Offers Rocky Mountain Gear Education
The Kapp Group is hosting its Rocky Mountain Gear Finishing School from October 4-6 at the Westin Westminster Resort in Westminster, Colo... (posted 2011-08-31)

R&R Represents Riten Industries
Based in Westville, New Jersey, R and R Associates has been selling and servicing major cutting tool and workholding product lines s... (posted 2011-08-30)

Metal Powder Conference Seeks Technical Papers
The program committee for the 2012 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials (PowderMet2012) has issued a... (posted 2011-08-25)

AMT and AMTDA Explore Product-Service Integration
The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) and the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association (AMTDA) have announce... (posted 2011-08-24)

Romax Awarded GL Gearbox Design Assessment
Romax Technology has been awarded the GL Renewables (GL) A-Design Assessment for its new range of WT2000 licensed 2 MW gearboxes. Achievi... (posted 2011-08-17)

Manufacturing Technology Orders Up from June 2010
June U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $459.39 million according to The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) an... (posted 2011-08-11)

Fozo Named Operations Manager at South Bend Gear
Doug Fozo has been named operations manager for South Bend Gear, a new joint venture of Schafer Gear Works, Inc. with headquarters in Sou... (posted 2011-08-09)

EMAG to Highlight New Technology at EMO Hannover
The EMAG Group is spreading its products over three booths, demonstrating their whole range of multifunctional, future-orientated machini... (posted 2011-08-08)

Ingersoll Announces Construction of New Facility
Ingersoll Cutting Tools is proud to announce the start of construction on a new facility at its Rockford campus. Following months of... (posted 2011-08-03)

Romax Technology's European Summit Offers Product Consultation
Romax Technology, a provider of bearing, gearbox and driveline systems using high performance software simulation technology, a... (posted 2011-07-28)

TechAmerica Applauds Illinois Governor Pat Quinn
TechAmerica recently applauded Illinois Governor Pat Quinn for signing Senate Bill 107, the Technology Development Act (TDA II), leg... (posted 2011-07-26)

Congressman Peters Attends EMAG Technology Days
Michigan Congressman Gary Peters attended EMAG Technology Days in May to view the industries latest technologies.  He received a tou... (posted 2011-07-20)

AFC-Holcroft Opens Asian Office, Names Director
AFC-Holcroft has opened a new regional office in Asia and has named Janusz Kowalewski as the managing director of Asian Operations. Kowal... (posted 2011-07-19)

MAG Plans Cryogenic Cooling Technology Lab at imX
MAG delivers on the promise of imX Learning Labs by providing the first in-depth look at the capabilities of its patented new cryogenic t... (posted 2011-07-11)

Errichello Leads Diverse Gear Expo Lineup
Robert Errichello from Geartech will present "How to Organize and Manage a Failure Investigation," at Gear Expo 2011 in Cincinn... (posted 2011-06-29)

Minera Re-Sizes Metso's Equipment for Mining Project
Minera Panama S.A. has revised the original 2008 purchase of Metso grinding mills for the Cobre Panama project and has confirmed the resi... (posted 2011-06-22)

Gleason Announces Changes to European Sales Team
Gleason Corporation today announced changes to their European Sales organization. Ralf Nierlein has been appointed vice president, sales ... (posted 2011-06-17)

Solar Completes AS9100 Certification
Solar Atmospheres of California (SCA) is proud to announce the successful completion of the AS9100 / ISO 9001:2008 certification - the pr... (posted 2011-06-15)

Star SU Adds Engineering and Sales Staff
Grady Knight has joined Star SU as a project engineer for the machine tool division. He will work closely on large projects with vice pre... (posted 2011-06-08)

Trevor Jones Promoted to Principal Engineer
Trevor Jones has been promoted to principal engineer at Solar Atmospheres, Inc. Jones started with Solar as a part time employee in ... (posted 2011-06-07)

Seco Tools Joins Mazak VIP Program
Mazak has announced it has certified Seco Tools, a provider of metalcutting solutions for milling, turning, holemaking and toolholding, a... (posted 2011-06-03)

MSI Appoints Vice President
Machinery Systems Inc. (MSI) recently announced the appointment of Eric Hilliard to the position of vice president of the company's I... (posted 2011-06-01)

Vestas Turbine Tests Commercial Viability in the Far North
In the far northern reaches of Canada, sometimes referred to as the land of ice and snow, stands one of Vestas' northern-most located... (posted 2011-06-01)

Edwards Joins Solar Atmospheres
Laura Edwards recently joined Solar Atmospheres as marketing manager. Her focus is on providing strategic directions for all of Solar'... (posted 2011-05-31)

Timken Agrees to Purchase Philadelphia Gear
The Timken Company, located in Canton, Ohio, has announced plans to purchase Philadelphia Gear Corp. for $200 million. Based in King... (posted 2011-05-27)

ASI Celebrates 25th Anniversary
ASI Technologies, founded in 1986, is celebrating 25 years of gear drive production. The  U.S. manufacturer of custom made batt... (posted 2011-05-25)

Metal Powder Society Names Fellows
APMI International, professional society for the powder metallurgy (PM) industry, has named William R. Gasbarre, marketing/sales director... (posted 2011-05-23)

MAG Acquires Forest Line Industries
MAG reinforces its global technology position in metal cutting and composites processing by acquiring the French company, Forest Lin... (posted 2011-05-20)

Forest City Gear Appoints Sales Reps
Forest City Gear recently announced the appointment of new sales representatives and additional territories for several existing ... (posted 2011-05-19)

Congressman Roskam Visits Overton Chicago Gear
Overton Chicago Gear (OCG) had the pleasure to greet their Illinois representative recently.  Congressman Peter Roskam, 6th District... (posted 2011-05-16)

St-Pierre Joins Nordex USA, Inc.
Nordex USA, Inc. recently announced the appointment of Dany St-Pierre to vice president sales. A respected leader in the wind indust... (posted 2011-05-06)

AGMA Announces New Appointments
AGMA is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Mondek of Cotta Transmission as chairman of the board for 2011-2013 and the appoint... (posted 2011-05-05)

Mohr Appointed President DMG/Mori Seiki USA
Mark Mohr has been appointed to the role of president of DMG/Mori Seiki USA. Headquartered in Hoffman Estates, IL, Mohr will oversee oper... (posted 2011-04-28)

Sandvik Offers Pitch-Perfect Threading Event
Sandvik Coromant, a producer of cutting tools for the metal cutting industry, has announced that it will be holding a "Pitch-Perfect... (posted 2011-04-22)

Mazak Appoints New Service Manager
Mazak Corporation has appointed Steve Mackay to the position of service manager at Mazak Corporation Canada in Cambridge,Ontario. Mackay ... (posted 2011-04-13)

Gleason Announces New Website
Gleason Corporation recently announced that it has launched a new website that reflects Gleason's mission to be the Total Gear Soluti... (posted 2011-04-07)

Schafer Gear Announces Joint Venture with Somaschini
Schafer Gear Works, Inc. and Somaschini S.p.A. of Italy, recently announced a joint venture to produce gears for engines for the heavy-du... (posted 2011-04-05)

Nevada Heat Treating Invests in New Equipment
Nevada Heat Treating has recently placed orders for two new advanced heat treating furnaces. This represents a capital investment of appr... (posted 2011-04-04)

AMB Sets Bar High for 2012 Trade Show
More visitors, an increasingly international character, a top-quality accompanying program; AMB 2012 has set its sights high. When it ope... (posted 2011-04-01)

ABA-PGT Awarded ISO TS 16949 Automotive Certification
ABA-PGT Inc., a producer of high precision tooling and precision-molded plastic gears, has been awarded the ISO TS 16949 Automotive Certi... (posted 2011-03-29)

DMG/Mori Seiki Innovation Days Return to Chicago
DMG/Mori Seiki USA has announced the annual Innovation Days event will take place at the company's headquarters and Chicago Technical... (posted 2011-03-28)

Engis Plans Illinois Expansion
Engis Corporation, a leading provider of complete superabrasive finishing solutions for lapping, honing, polishing and grinding, rec... (posted 2011-03-18)

AMT Elects 2011-2012 Officers and Directors
The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) recently elected its 2011-2012 officers and directors at its 2011 Annual Meeting in Ch... (posted 2011-03-16)

Aerobraze Promotes Hetzer to Director of Manufacturing
Aerobraze Engineered Technologies, a division of Wall Colmonoy, recently announced that Joe Hetzer has been promoted to general manager f... (posted 2011-03-14)

SME Seeks Manufacturing Technologies
"Innovations That Could Change the Way You Manufacture" is an SME member-driven program, which showcases new and emerging techn... (posted 2011-03-11)

PTG Heavy Industries Secures Lathe Order
PTG Heavy Industries has designed and manufactured two Binns and Berry lathes for producing the critical components for the world's l... (posted 2011-03-07)

Solar Atmospheres and Solar Manufacturing Release Reference Manual
In a joint effort, Solar Atmospheres and Solar Manufacturing recently produced an updated booklet titled Critical Melting Points and Refe... (posted 2011-03-03)

Manufacturing Summer Camps Entice America's Youth
Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs (NBT) and the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) have partnered togeth... (posted 2011-03-02)

Interactive Manufacturing Experience Charts New Course for U.S. Manufacturing
From some of the United States' largest industrial technology innovators to the heads of small machine shops and providers of workhol... (posted 2011-02-28)

Linamar Acquires Famer Group
Linamar Corporation recently announced it has completed its acquisition of the assets of the Famer Group, a privately-owned French manufa... (posted 2011-02-25)

PMAEF Issues Awards to Metalforming Industry
The PMA Educational Foundation (PMAEF) has received a grant from The Hitachi Foundation to launch a new project searching for and profili... (posted 2011-02-22)

PMA Anticipates Continued Improvement
According to the February 2011 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies anticipate con... (posted 2011-02-16)

American Broach to Establish R&D Center
American Broach & Machine Company will establish a new research and development center in the Ann Arbor region. Today, the ... (posted 2011-02-15)

Manufacturing Technology Consumption up 85 percent in 2010
December U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $446.76 million, according to The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AM... (posted 2011-02-14)

VCST Installs AFC-Holcroft UBQ Furnace
VCST Industrial Products, headquartered in Belgium, has purchased another AFC-Holcroft Universal Batch Quench (UBQ) furnace for installat... (posted 2011-02-11)

2011 CMSC Call for Papers
The Coordinate Measurement Society continues their Call for Papers for the 2011 CMSC. Abstract submissions will be peer-reviewed by the C... (posted 2011-02-10)

AMT Applauds Bloom Appointment
The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) applauds President Obama's creation of a new post overseeing manufacturing policy.... (posted 2011-02-09)

Wenzel America Upgrades Website
Wenzel America, the U.S. branch of German measuring equipment manufacturer Wenzel Group, has expanded the resources and capabilities avai... (posted 2011-02-09)

Chevalier Focuses on Heavy Duty Machining
Chevalier Machinery has a new sales direction for 2011 focusing on selling large capacity and heavy duty machining and there are som... (posted 2011-02-07)

Seco Tools Launches Aerospace Website
Seco Tools has launched a new website dedicated to supporting aerospace manufacturers. The website hosts a wealth of information pertinen... (posted 2011-02-04)

C & B Awarded Allison Transmission Order
C & B Machinery has been awarded an order by Allison Transmission to build a "Flexible" double disc grinding cell for its C... (posted 2011-02-03)

PGT Expands Machine Tool Range
Incorporating the brands of Holroyd, Binns & Berry, Crawford Swift, PTG Heavy Industries and Precision Components, PTG has establishe... (posted 2011-01-31)

Madeira Appointed VP of Heat Treating
Inductoheat, Inc., located in Madison Heights, Michigan, has recently appointed Robert Madeira as the vice president of Heat Treatin... (posted 2011-01-28)

Gleason Expands Advanced Coatings Facility
Gleason Corporation has announced a new investment to expand the Advanced Coatings Facility at its Gleason Cutting Tools Corporation (GCT... (posted 2011-01-27)

PMA Elects New Leaders
The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) recently announced the election of Augusto Gil (pictured right) to the position of Metal Spi... (posted 2011-01-26)

ERIKS Acquires Diamond Gear Company
ERIKS U.K. has acquired the activities of the Diamond Gear Company (DGC), Ltd., located in Houston, Texas. DGC is a manufacturer of ... (posted 2011-01-14)

Romi Celebrates Machine Milestone
Industrias Romi SA, the Brazilian parent company of Romi Machine Tools in Erlanger, KY, has reached a milestone in its 80-year history by... (posted 2011-01-13)

Solar Ships High Performance Furnace
Solar Manufacturing recently shipped a high performance vacuum furnace to be used by a major aircraft engine manufacturer. The furna... (posted 2011-01-12)

Four Associations Chart Course for U.S. Manufacturing
Four leading associations of small- and medium-sized manufacturing companies recently announced that they are combining resources to host... (posted 2011-01-10)

Seco Tools Acquires NC Industries and Diamond Tool Coating
Seco Tools has signed an agreement to acquire the American companies NC Industries (NCI) and Diamond Tool Coating (DTC). NCI is a produce... (posted 2011-01-10)

Gallin Joins Chevalier Machinery
Chevalier Machinery in Santa Fe Springs, California has hired a new director of marketing. Marc Gallin joined the team in December 2010, ... (posted 2011-01-06)

DMG and Mori Seiki Announce Collaboration in Mexico
DMG Mexico S.A. de C.V and Mori Seiki Mexico S.A. de C.V. (a member of MORI SEIKI Co. Ltd., Japan) announce a new business collaboration ... (posted 2011-01-03)