Gear Industry News 2018

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Mitutoyo Releases 2019 Product Catalog
Mitutoyo America Corporation has released its 2019 Full Line Comprehensive Product Catalog US-1005. The catalog includes Mitutoyo’s... (posted 2018-12-26)

Weiler Abrasives Appoints New Director of Sales - West
Weiler Abrasives, a provider of abrasives, power brushes and maintenance products for surface conditioning, has announced the promotion... (posted 2018-12-21)

Siemens Lightworks Collaborates with Hackrod on Custom Car Design
Custom car pioneer Hackrod is using Lightworks’ visualization technology Slipstream, part of the Siemens PLM Software Digital Inn... (posted 2018-12-19)

Methods Machine Tools Appoints General Manager for Memphis Technology Center
Methods Machine Tools, Inc., North America's foremost supplier of leading-edge precision machine tools and automation, has announced ... (posted 2018-12-18)

GMTA Represents WEMA Glauchau GmbH
German Machine Tools of America (GMTA) is now the North American distributor of WEMA Glauchau GmbH. WEMA’s internal grinding m... (posted 2018-12-17)

Schunk Offers Symposium on Service Robots
From February 27 – 28, 2019, Schunk Expert Days on Service Robotics, the leading symposium for applied service robotics will take p... (posted 2018-12-14)

Heimatec Inc. Combines With Other Tooling Lines Under Platinum Tooling Technologies
Heimatec Inc., recently announced that it will become part of a new corporation, Platinum Tooling Technologies, Inc. The announcement was... (posted 2018-12-13)

Ingersoll Offers Live Seminars in 2019
Ingersoll Cutting Tools is offering seminars in 2019 to learn how cutting tools can work for you. These seminars will include informative... (posted 2018-12-10)

CTI Berlin Presents Young Drive Experts Award
Once again, three candidates qualified for the CTI Young Drive Experts Award at the 17th CTI Symposium: "Automotive Drivetrains | In... (posted 2018-12-06)

Coordinate Metrology Society Announces Call for Papers
The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) has announced it has formally issued a call for technical papers for the 35th annual Coordinate Me... (posted 2018-12-05)

Seco/Warwick Wins Innovation Award
In November, Seco/Warwick received the honorary badge for meritorious performance in the area of innovation. The badge award ceremony was... (posted 2018-12-03)

SMT Launches MASTA Workshops in North America
Due to popular demand, SMT is delighted to announce the launch of the 2019 MASTA training workshops in North America at the start of the ... (posted 2018-11-30)

Weiler Continues to Support Workshops for Warriors with Counter Display
Weiler Abrasives, a provider of abrasives, power brushes and maintenance products for surface conditioning, has announced additions to it... (posted 2018-11-29)

3M Develops Global Adhesive Solutions Lab
As more and more industries are moving towards automation, design engineers are being challenged to increase production efficiencies and ... (posted 2018-11-28)

Seco Tools Wins Supplier Award from Distributor Organization
Seco Tools was awarded Supplier of the Year at the 2018 gathering of the Affiliated Distributors Industrial Members, Suppliers and Servic... (posted 2018-11-27)

Automation Federation Updates Automation Competency Model
A review team of automation experts recently convened in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina to perform the third critical review of t... (posted 2018-11-23)

Emuge Breaks Ground on U.S. Manufacturing Expansion
Emuge Corp., a manufacturer of high performance taps, drills, end mills and other rotary tools, has recently broken ground to build a 22,... (posted 2018-11-20)

Precision Gear Inc. Acquires Arrow Gear to Establish Precision Arrow Gear Group
Precision Gear Inc. of College Point, NY is pleased to announce the acquisition of Arrow Gear Company of Downers Grove, Illinois. The Pur... (posted 2018-11-19)

Ricardo Invests in High Performance Transmission Manufacturing
Ricardo has committed a further £1.5m in state-of-the-art spiral bevel grinding capability from Klingelnberg, building on the inves... (posted 2018-11-15)

Index Significantly Expands North America Team
Index has announced the hiring of 15 new employees over the past five months, with 12 of those filling newly created positions. Represent... (posted 2018-11-14)

Dougherty Named Vice President of Sales at AFC-Holcroft
Tracy Dougherty has been named vice president of sales at AFC-Holcroft. The announcement was made by William Disler, president and CEO.Ac... (posted 2018-11-13)

SMT Presents MASTA 9 Overview Webinar
SMT's next webinar will be presented by Dr. Tom Harvey, technical lead - software engineer/analyst at SMT, and will look at new funct... (posted 2018-11-08)

United Stars Acquires Precision Gears
United Stars, Inc. has announced it has acquired Precision Gears, Inc., a nearly 100-year old producer of custom gears for agriculture, f... (posted 2018-11-05)

Dillon Manufacturing Launches New Website
Dillon Manufacturing introduces their new website which combines expanded technical data, a comprehensive E-Catalogue, and videos to allo... (posted 2018-11-02)

Rohm Appoints New Sales Manager for Southeast Region
Röhm Products of America, a provider of high-quality clamping and gripping technology for the metalworking industry, offers further ... (posted 2018-11-01)

Klingelnberg Hosts Original Gear Seminars in Europe, Asia and the United States
In 2016, solutions provider Klingelnberg initiated its own international “Gear Seminar” series. Since then, the exclusive tra... (posted 2018-10-29)

Holroyd Opens a Rotor Manufacturing Cell in South Carolina
Holroyd Precision Rotors, the specialist helical screw and rotor manufacturing division of Precision Technologies Group (PTG), has opened... (posted 2018-10-26)

Industrial Robot Sales Double in Five Year Span
Sales of industrial robots increased 114% over the past five years – with a record 381,000 units shipped globally in 2017, accord... (posted 2018-10-24)

Walter Surface Technologies Announces Senior Level Appointments
Walter Surface Technologies recently announced two senior level appointments naming Marc-André Aubé to chief executive offi... (posted 2018-10-22)

Hexagon Keynote Speaker Discusses Connectivity and the Changing Workforce
Zachary Cobb, director of engineering and R&D in North America, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, was the keynote speaker at the ... (posted 2018-10-19)

Mitutoyo Offers Free Online Standards-Based Video Training, Certified Credentialing
The Mitutoyo Institute of Metrology now provides free online standards-based calibration video training with the opportunity to earn ce... (posted 2018-10-17)

Eldec LLC Launches New Website
In an effort to serve customers in the United States, Canada and Mexico better, Eldec LLC unveiled a new website for manufacturing prof... (posted 2018-10-16)

Kapp Technologies, Penta Gear and Koepfer America Announce Technical Sales Collaboration
Kapp Technologies L.P. (KTLP), Penta Gear Metrology LLC (PGM) and Koepfer America LLC (KA) have entered into an agreement for technical s... (posted 2018-10-12)

Seco Tools Announces New Manager of Engineering Services
Seco Tools has named Tyler Martin as its new manager of engineering services. Formerly the manager of technical services, Martin previo... (posted 2018-10-12)

Marposs Expands Software Capability with Blulink Acquisition
Marposs has announced the acquisition of Blulink (Reggio Emilia, Italy), a company specializing in quality control and process management... (posted 2018-10-09)

Dontyne Systems Honored for Best Practices by the UK Parliament
Dontyne Systems applies Industry 4.0 principles to rejuvenate ancient technology. In 2006, Dontyne Systems created the Gear Production Su... (posted 2018-10-04)

AGMA Presents Distinguished Service Award at Fall Technical Meeting
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) presented Terry Klaves, retiree from Milwaukee Gear/Regal, with the AGMA Distinguished... (posted 2018-10-02)

AMB 2018 Meets and Exceeds Expectations
The AMB 2018 trade fair closed its doors recently. "Exhibitors, visitors and, of course, Messe Stuttgart are very happy – the ... (posted 2018-10-01)

Gear Expo Becomes Motion + Power Technology Expo
The new Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPT Expo), formerly Gear Expo, has announced its inaugural event in October 2019. This unique t... (posted 2018-09-27)

Profilator GmbH Moves to New German Production Facility
GMTA recently announced that Profilator has moved to a modern production facility in Wuppertal-Vohwinkel, Germany. With adjoining offic... (posted 2018-09-25)

Siemens Acquires Lightwork Design
Siemens has entered into an agreement to acquire Sheffield, United Kingdom-based Lightwork Design, a computer software and technology l... (posted 2018-09-21)

Grinding Machines Increase Quality and Productivity at Nixon Gear
Two new grinding machines were recently added to production at Gear Motions’ Nixon Gear Division in Syracuse, NY.The Studer S121 is... (posted 2018-09-18)

Liebherr, Wenzel Announce Sales and Service Agreement for NAFTA
Liebherr Verzahntechnik GmbH,(LVT)  Kempten, Germany, announced today that Liebherr Gear Technology, (LGT) Saline, MI, will be the s... (posted 2018-09-12)

Gear Motions Announces New Director of Operations and Corporate Controller
Gear Motions announces long-time employee Dan Bartelli has been promoted to director of operations of Nixon Gear, and Anna Pastore has be... (posted 2018-08-30)

Asymmetric Gearing by Alex Kapelevich Now Available
Asymmetric Gearing (Hardcover; 271 pp.; CRC Press) by Dr. Alex Kapelevich, is now available for online purchase-at both CRC Press ($149.9... (posted 2018-08-17)

Sandvik Coromant Center to Open in Germany
Sandvik Coromant will open a center in Renningen, Germany that will include a showroom, training facilities, and a design and project off... (posted 2018-08-10)

Rohm Appoints Illinois and Wisconsin Sales Manager
To further support its Midwestern customers, clamping and gripping provider Röhm Products of America has announced that George Burle... (posted 2018-08-09)

Methods Machine Tools Names Director of Financial Services
Methods Machine Tools, Inc., North America's foremost supplier of leading-edge precision machine tools and automation, has announced ... (posted 2018-08-08)

Walter Surface Technologies Acquires Blackstone Supply Agreement from Sundisc Abrasives
Walter Surface Technologies recently announced the acquisition of the Fastenal Blackstone supply agreement and all related inventory from... (posted 2018-08-07)

Bourn & Koch Expands Distributor Network
Bourn & Koch is expanding their distributor network for these brands across the U.S. and into Canada. The company is happy to announc... (posted 2018-08-06)

ANCA Unveils Art of Toolmaking Competition
This year, besides showcasing its latest technology, ANCA is set to celebrate the art of toolmaking. The perfect tool requires a combin... (posted 2018-08-03)

DAE-IL Selects Murray, Kentucky for First U.S. Manufacturing Operation
DAE-IL Corp., a manufacturer of powertrain parts, will invest $50 million and create 120 full-time jobs through the location of its first... (posted 2018-08-02)

Meritor Acquires AA Gear & Manufacturing
Meritor, Inc. has recently acquired substantially all of the assets of AA Gear & Manufacturing, Inc. (“AAG”) and its subs... (posted 2018-08-01)

Ricardo Delivers Transmissions for Japan Super Formula Series
Japan’s Super Formula series – formerly known as Formula Nippon – is the top level of competitive single-seater racing ... (posted 2018-07-26)

Schunk Announces New Midwest Sales Director
Schunk has announced the promotion of Matt Steele to director of sales for tooling and workholding. In his new role Steele will work clos... (posted 2018-07-25)

Bourn & Koch Promotes Joe Goral to Business Unit Manager for Grinding Machine Tools
Bourn & Koch, Inc. is pleased to announce that Joe Goral Sr. has accepted a new position within the company as business unit manage... (posted 2018-07-20)

Bourn & Koch Welcomes National Sales Manager for Gear Manufacturing Machinery
Bourn & Koch, Inc. of Rockford, IL, is pleased to report that Rob Swiss has recently joined the company as the national sales manag... (posted 2018-07-19)

Mike Decola Chairs 100th Anniversary PGA Championship
Schafer Industries, headquartered in South Bend, Ind., proudly announces that the chief executive officer (CEO) of HBM Holdings Mike DeCo... (posted 2018-07-18)

Gleason Opens Sales and Service Company in South Korea
Gleason Corporation is pleased to announce the opening of Gleason Sales (Korea), its new sales and service operation in Seoul, South Ko... (posted 2018-07-17)

SKF and Romax Collaborate on Driveline Simulation Conference
For decades, SKF and Romax Technology have been developing and implementing powerful software for product development and customer-spec... (posted 2018-07-09)

Solar Manufacturing Breaks Ground on Sellersville Manufacturing Facility
Solar Manufacturing, Inc. began a new chapter in its history recently with a groundbreaking ceremony for a new manufacturing facility a... (posted 2018-07-06)

Mobility Matters at IMTS 2018
IMTS 2018 will bring people and automation closer together — literally — with exhibits highlighting the benefits of collabora... (posted 2018-06-28)

GWJ Technology Celebrates 15 Years of eAssistant Software
GWJ Technology GmbH from Braunschweig, Germany, is marking the 15th anniversary of its web-based calculation software eAssistant - the ... (posted 2018-06-27)

Oerlikon Graziano Participates in Student Initiative
Oerlikon Graziano is the protagonist of the #NEETandiamoavincere project where eight young people will start a learning and training path... (posted 2018-06-26)

Gleason-Pfauter Welcomes Children's Technology Club
The Technical Club “TeClub” visited Gleason-Pfauter Maschinenfabrik in Ludwigsburg, Germany and learned about the building ... (posted 2018-06-22)

ITAMCO Receives Funding for Innovative Research Program
ITAMCO—a manufacturer of precision-machined components, specializing in gears—is part of a team that has received research ... (posted 2018-06-20)

Ricardo Delivers 100th Transmission for BMW M6 GT3
The BMW M6 GT3 made its first race outing at the 2016 24 Hours of Daytona and has since appeared at all of the top worldwide GT series,... (posted 2018-06-12)

Hexagon to Hold MSC Software Conference during HxGN Live
The 2018 MSC Software Global Users' Conference will be held at HxGN LIVE, Hexagon's premier cross-industry technology conferenc... (posted 2018-06-08)

Methods Machine Tools Celebrates 60th Anniversary
Methods Machine Tools, Inc. is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Founded in November of 1958, with three employees and a few refurbishe... (posted 2018-06-07)

Elgin Community College Joins ICATT Apprenticeship Program
The Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training (ICATT) Apprenticeship Program is proud to announce its newest Network College,... (posted 2018-06-06)

Star SU Announces Rubino as Operations Manager
Star SU of Hoffman Estates, IL recently announced the appointment of Riccardo Rubino as its new operations manager for the Americas. &... (posted 2018-06-05)

Zoller Inaugurates New North American Headquarters
Zoller Inc. inaugurated its new North American Headquarters on May 18th, 2018 in the presence of the Zoller family, esteemed architect ... (posted 2018-06-04)

Highlights from the 2018 AGMA/ABMA Annual Meeting
More than 300 executives gathered in late April to connect and network with peers at the 2018 AGMA/ABMA Annual Meeting in Naples, Flori... (posted 2018-05-23)

Engineering Student Finds Leadership Opportunities at College of DuPage
COD student Josie Suter has gained industry experience and leadership opportunities through the engineering program at College of DuPag... (posted 2018-05-18)

Gear Testing at Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation Delivers Timely, Efficient Results
Experimental proof of load carrying capacity, excitation behavior or efficiency is obligatory in the development process of most transm... (posted 2018-05-07)

Forest City Gear Adds Director of Sales
Forest City Gear has hired Erik J. Spurling as director of sales to oversee the activities of the company’s network of direct and... (posted 2018-04-16)

Windpower 2018 Celebrates Success in Midwest
Wind energy is breaking records in the Midwest. Wind provided 60 percent of the region’s electric needs earlier this month. America... (posted 2018-04-05)

Holroyd Precision Apprentice Receives Advanced Engineering Apprentice of the Year Award from Rochdale Training
Rochdale-based Holroyd Precision Rotors had cause to celebrate when one of its apprentices secured a top honor at Rochdale Training's... (posted 2018-04-04)

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA Receives MedAccred Heat Treating Accreditation
Solar Atmospheres of Western PA announced that it has received the prestigious MedAccred Heat Treating accreditation. Becoming only the e... (posted 2018-04-03)

Mahr Inc. Promotes Don Foisy to Director of Operations
Mahr Inc. announced that Don Foisy has been promoted to Director of Operations to support continued company growth. In his new position, ... (posted 2018-04-02)

SMT Opens Office in Milton Keynes
SMT recently announced the opening of the Milton Keynes office, the U.K.'s home of motorsport. The office will serve additional sales... (posted 2018-03-15)

Klingelnberg Wins Two iF Design Awards
The Höfler Speed Viper cylindrical gear generating grinding machine and the Klingelnberg P 65 precision measuring center are the fir... (posted 2018-03-14)

Applied Process to Build New Heat Treatment Plant in Arkansas
Applied Process, Inc. will expand with a new multi-million-dollar heat treatment plant in Fort Smith, Ark. The 51,000-square-foot plant w... (posted 2018-03-13)

ASF Metrology to Acquire Nikon's CMM Business
Nikon Metrology announced today that ASF Metrology intends to acquire Nikon Metrology's coordinate measuring machines (CMM) business.... (posted 2018-03-08)

Kitagawa North-Tech Hires Edward Borsos as Regional Sales Manager
Kitagawa North-Tech, Inc. has announced Edward Borsos has joined the company as Regional Sales Manager. Borsos has over 30 years of machi... (posted 2018-03-07)

Solar Atmospheres of California Completes Facility Expansion
Solar Atmospheres of California (SCA) has announced the completion of its most recent facility expansion. The new expansion allows SCA to... (posted 2018-02-13)

ANCA Invests in Renewable Energy to Power Headquarters
ANCA is one of the first businesses to team up with Australia’s fastest growing business power retailer, Flow Power, to buy power... (posted 2018-02-12)

Whittemore Expands Midwest Territory to Include Kansas and Missouri
The Whittemore Co. (Chicago, IL) recently announced they have expanded their territory coverage to include the states of Kansas and Misso... (posted 2018-02-07)

Rohm Offers Comprehensive Chuck Repair and Rebuild Services
To better serve its customers, Röhm Products of America has made significant investments in its ability to offer comprehensive chuck... (posted 2018-02-01)

November USMTO Reports Continued Gains, 19 Percent Improvement Over Nov. 2016
Orders for manufacturing technology climbed year over year and year to date in November 2017 according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing T... (posted 2018-01-31)

Gear Motions Announces Retirement of Samuel R. Haines
Samuel R. Haines has retired from his position as CFO of Gear Motions, Inc. effective at the end of 2017, following 44 years of... (posted 2018-01-30)

SMT Hosts MASTA Software Overview Webinar
SMT recently announced the company will be hosting its first live and interactive MASTA webinar on January 30th at 1 pm (GMT). This first... (posted 2018-01-29)

Pferd Inc. Appoints John Hibbard as Regional Sales Manager
Pferd Inc., a global manufacturer of abrasives, brushes and power tools, has announced the appointment of John Hibbard as the new Regiona... (posted 2018-01-29)

Oerlikon Graziano Awarded for Youth Orientation Initiatives
Oerlikon Graziano has been awarded with a CSR award, delivered every year to companies that contribute to the orientation of young people... (posted 2018-01-25)

Kapp Announces Service Manager Promotion
Kapp Technologies recently announced the promotion of Johannes Hoehn to service manager. In his new role, Hoehn will lead service and par... (posted 2018-01-24)

Croson Re-Elected to NAM Association Council
AGMA President Matt Croson was elected to the National Association of Manufacturer’s (NAM) Council of Manufacturing Associations (C... (posted 2018-01-23)

Senator Gillibrand Visits Gear Motions' Niagara Gear Facility
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand paid a visit to Gear Motions’ Niagara Gear facility in Buffalo, NY on Monday, January 8. After tour... (posted 2018-01-18)

CTI Symposia Germany and China Call for Papers
Worldwide, the automotive industry is undergoing a major technological transformation. A rollout of electric cars and commercial veh... (posted 2018-01-16)

DMDII Opens Floor to Manufacturers and Academic Institutions
The Digital Manufacturing Design and Innovation Institute (DMDII) announced that it is opening its floor to manufacturers and academic in... (posted 2018-01-15)

Johnson Electric Expands in Canada
Johnson Electric, Hong Kong, parent company of Stackpole International, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, will invest $351 million in the dev... (posted 2018-01-12)

Solar Atmospheres Adds Tensile Testing to List of Services
In a continuing quest to enhance customer service, Solar Atmospheres of Western PA has expanded its wings by adding another type of mecha... (posted 2018-01-11)

AGMA Officially IACET Accredited
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) has been officially accredited by the International Association for Continuing Educati... (posted 2018-01-10)

DMG Mori USA Appoints James Nudo as President
DMG Mori USA has announced the appointment of James V. Nudo as the new president of their organization. Nudo has been with DMG Mori for o... (posted 2018-01-05)

Penta Gear Receives ISO17025 Accreditation for Technical Competence in Calibration
In October, A2LA labs accredited Penta Gear Metrology ISO17025 for technical competence in the field of calibration. Penta Gear President... (posted 2018-01-04)

Gear Motions Begins Partnership with Southeast Industrial Solutions
Gear Motions has announced a new partnership with Southeast Industrial Solutions. SEIS is a professional manufacturers' representati... (posted 2018-01-03)

Cleaning Technologies Group Releases Planning for New Cleaning Equipment Guide for Free
Cleaning Technologies Group is excited to announce the release of their new guide, "Planning for New Cleaning Equipment." The a... (posted 2018-01-02)