Gear Industry News 2020

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IMTS Offers Resources to Rebuild the Supply Chain
For the manufacturing industry, “We’re all in this together” means rebuilding fragile supply chains and rethinking part... (posted 2020-06-02)

Xometry Offers Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing
3D printing is a powerful tool for generating custom parts, often with complex geometries, and serves industries from aerospace and defen... (posted 2020-06-01)

Punch Powertrain Names Chief Technology Officer
Punch Powertrain, an independent supplier of innovative and clean powertrains for leading automotive manufacturers worldwide, has named G... (posted 2020-05-29)

MTB Appoints Hans Grass as new CEO
Machine Tool Builders, Inc. (MTB) proudly announces the appointment of Hans Grass as the company’s CEO. Grass brings a wealth of kn... (posted 2020-05-28)

KISSsoft Expands Application Areas for Software Tools
The KISSsoft calculation program and its KISSsys system add-on are applicable in a wide range of fields. The software is well known for i... (posted 2020-05-27)

API Launches Virtual Showroom
In addition to their recent development of global studios for Live Web Demonstrations, API has launched a full online Virtual Showroom to... (posted 2020-05-27)

ATG Promotes Fruehwald to Lead GPT Brands
Apex Tool Group (ATG), a manufacturer and supplier of high-performance hand and power tools, tool storage, drill chucks, chain and electr... (posted 2020-05-26)

Exact Metrology Offers Free Training Videos
Exact Metrology, a comprehensive metrology service provider, is offering free training videos on the company’s YouTube channel. Dur... (posted 2020-05-22)

Castrol Offers "Back on Track" Promotion for Coolants
To help customers get their operations back up to full speed after a full or partial shutdown, Castrol is offering substantial savings to... (posted 2020-05-21)

Big Kaiser to Host Virtual Breakfast and Learn Event
Big Kaiser Precision Tooling will host its annual Breakfast & Learn event – virtually – on May 28 at 10:00 am CST. Tour B... (posted 2020-05-20)

Gleason Home Trainer Series Offers Free Education Opportunities
The Gleason Home Trainer Webinar series supports and informs customers and clients about gear manufacturing technology trends and solutio... (posted 2020-05-19)

Blaser Swisslube Offers Live Webinars and Metalworking Fluid Tips
Blaser Swisslube is close to its customers in these difficult times with regular live webinars to help the machining world refresh their ... (posted 2020-05-18)

Elementum 3D Achieves ISO 9001 Certification
Elementum 3D, a developer and supplier of metal additive manufacturing (AM) materials, has announced that it has achieved ISO 9001:2015 c... (posted 2020-05-15)

Nitrex Unveils New Brand Identity
Nitrex, a Novacap portfolio company and the leading global provider of fully integrated heat-treating solutions and technologies, has unv... (posted 2020-05-15)

AMT Reports on Status of Manufacturing Technology Orders
U.S. manufacturing technology orders increased 8% in March from the previous month to $301.2 million, according to the latest U.S. Manufa... (posted 2020-05-14)

Ipsen USA Announces New Director of Human Resources
Ipsen is pleased to announce the hiring of Janet Nanni, PHR, SHRM-CP, as its new director of human resources. Nanni stepped into this rol... (posted 2020-05-13)

Marposs Announces New Website for Artis Monitoring Solutions
Marposs has introduced a new website featuring Artis, the world’s biggest supplier of monitoring systems and adaptive control solut... (posted 2020-05-12)

Bodycote to Open New Illinois Heat Treatment Facility
Bodycote will open a new state of the art facility in Elgin, Illinois, USA.The new purpose built facility has been designed as a replacem... (posted 2020-05-11)

SMT Webinar Series: Troubleshooting Your MASTA model
Sometimes MASTA models won’t run and users are tasked with the job of figuring out why. Join SMT for the fourth webinar of 2020. Th... (posted 2020-05-08)

DTR USA Corp. Moves to New Location
DTR USA Corp. is moving to a new office located at 1261 Wiley Road, Unit K, Schaumburg, IL 60173. The new address will be effective Monda... (posted 2020-05-07)

Gear Motions Pledges to Keep People Safe and Factories Running
In coordination with the Manufacturers Association of Central New York (MACNY), Gear Motions has joined a group of CNY manufacturing comp... (posted 2020-05-06)

3DEO Posts Triple Digit Growth by Democratizing Manufacturing
3DEO started as a 3D printing company with its revolutionary metal 3D printing technology, Intelligent Layering, at the core. But in orde... (posted 2020-05-05)

Eaton Collaborates with Thogus on Face Shield Design and Production
The global COVID-19 crisis is placing unprecedented demands on government and healthcare organizations, driving a critical need for front... (posted 2020-05-04)

VELO3D Funding Paves the Way for Product Expansion
VELO3D has announced that it has raised $28 million in a Series D funding round. New investors Piva and TNSC joined the round, along with... (posted 2020-04-30)

Klingelnberg Launches Webinar Series
Knowledge of current topics in the gear industry – that's what machine manufacturer Klingelnberg is now offering in a series of... (posted 2020-04-29)

Gleason Offers Free Gear Inspection Online Events with Control@Home Series
While the Control Show in Stuttgart/Germany was cancelled due to COVID-19, metrology goes on. See how Gleason's latest inspection pro... (posted 2020-04-28)

AGMA Offers External Spur and Helical Gear Mesh Contact Analysis Course Online
This online seminar will calculate and demonstrate the effect that shaft bending, torsional windup and tooth deflections have on loaded t... (posted 2020-04-27)

SKF and SMT Collaborate on Software for Transmission Systems
By combining SKF and SMT’s technical analysis and optimization capabilities, engineers can now have a seamless experience when desi... (posted 2020-04-24)

Solar Manufacturing Joins Forces with MetalPro Resources
Solar Manufacturing is pleased to announce that MetalPro Resources will assume the role of sales representative for the states of Ohio, I... (posted 2020-04-23)

LK Metrology Reaches Out to Medical Manufacturers with CMM Assistance Program
Brian Samson, North American managing director for LK Metrology is announcing a special CMM Assistance Program they have developed to sup... (posted 2020-04-22)

Ovako Improves Sustainability Strategy
Sustainability is part of Ovako's DNA. It is integrated into everything the company does. Ovako's steel production is based on re... (posted 2020-04-21)

Blaser Examines Coolant Options During Extended Production Stops
The machines may not be running, but you need to monitor and maintain your metalworking fluid anyway. A production stop, triggered by a v... (posted 2020-04-20)

Mobile Industrial Robots Adds Five Certified System Integrators to Global Network
Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) recently announced the signing of five certified system integrators (CSI) in both North and South America.... (posted 2020-04-17)

Big Kaiser Adds Sales Engineer in Eastern United States
Big Kaiser Precision Tooling has hired Kevin Spring for the position of sales engineer. He is responsible for support and sales in Easter... (posted 2020-04-16)

A3 Offers Webinar on 3D Bin-Picking
With automation comes many challenges: ROI, reliability and downtime, cycle time, etc. In this A3 webinar, users will explore the ways 3D... (posted 2020-04-15)

MPIF Opens Registration for Basic PM Short Course
The powder metallurgy (PM) industry’s leading short course returns to State College, Pennsylvania, this August to bring together ne... (posted 2020-04-14)

MC Machinery Announces Partnership with Km Industrial Machinery
MC Machinery Systems recently announced that Km Industrial Machinery, Inc. is the new Michigan dealer for its EDM/Machining Division.&nbs... (posted 2020-04-13)

Industry Employees Receive Preference for AGMA Foundation Scholarship Awards
The Covid-19 crisis will not stop the 2020 AGMA Foundation scholarship awards. The Foundation will award scholarships of up to $2,500 to ... (posted 2020-04-10)

GWJ Technology Supports Virtual Teaching
With its web-based software eAssistant, GWJ Technology ideally supports the digitization in teaching and education.It has always be impor... (posted 2020-04-09)

Kapp Niles Acquires Metrotek GmbH Software Rights for Specific Machines
Kapp Niles Metrology GmbH has acquired rights to use Metrotek's software. The employees at the Karlsruhe location were successfully i... (posted 2020-04-08)

Klingelnberg Nominated a Second Time for Best of Industry Award
Initiated by the trade magazine MM Maschinenmarkt, the highly visible “Best of Industry” platform showcases the year’s ... (posted 2020-04-07)

OrderFox Opens Up Digital CNC Marketplace Platform
The coronavirus shutdown is an extreme situation for the entire economy and is hitting the CNC industry hard. Although there is huge unce... (posted 2020-04-06)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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