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September 2003

FEATURES

Company Profile: R.P. Machine Enterprises, Inc.

With global connections, and acres of warehouse space, Rich Piselli has all the gear machinery that his customers need—and if he doesn’t, he’ll find it.

If Rich Piselli were to write a book on running a successful business, it would probably be titled Trust, with chapters such as “Keep Your Word,” and “Stay Focused,” and “Don’t Waste People’s Time.” The conclusion? That would be on the importance of building and maintaining a good reputation. “In this business, all you really […]
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Company Profile: Fairfield Manufacturing, Inc.

A Glimpse into the Future of Grinding and Honing Gears.

When David E. Ross and his associates incorporated Fairfield Manufacturing Company as an offshoot of their existing company in November of 1919, what they couldn’t foresee was that their little venture would eventually become a world-class producer of gears and power transmission products. The Ross family had founded Ross Gear and Tool Company in 1906, […]
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PRE-EXPO: A Quick Take on Columbus

From motorcycles to manatees, take advantage of all this special city has to offer.

So you’ve spent the day at Gear Expo, meeting with old friends and making some new ones, and you’re ready to get out on the town and see what else Columbus has to offer. Plenty, as it turns out, with a wealth of restaurants, bars, sporting venues, museums, and other attractions that are sure to […]
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Nachi’s Dry-Cutting Philosophy

The Nachi-Fujikoshi Corporation, and the Nachi Machining Technology Company, are hot on the trail of eliminating coolants from the tool-cutting process.

As with all manufacturing processes, the focus remains on piece cost and workpiece quality. Piece cost is primarily composed of the combined components of raw materials, the initial tool cost, tool sharpening and recoat, and the price of coolant, coolant disposal, machine cycle time, equipment depreciation, and general labor. As can be concluded, the cutting […]
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DEPARTMENTS

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

Open communication and constant attention to the details—however small they may seem—are the first steps toward achieving workplace safety.

What is safety? According to my Funk & Wagnall's, safety is "freedom from danger or injury." Wouldn't it be great if we could achieve this in our workplace? In reality, it seems that all we can hope for is to improve our chances by eliminating most of the dangers we encounter. I define safety as […]
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Q&A with Chip Brettell

A conversation with the founder and president of LeCount, Inc.

Could you tell me a little about your background and how you came into this industry? As a teenager, I worked summers at a company called Tool Tech Corporation (TTC), which was a small machine shop. I saw what they were building, in terms of tooling, and I became interested in becoming an engineer. I […]
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NEWS

Bourn & Koch’s NEW 100H Series II Hobbing Machine

The 100H Series II Hobbing Machine incorporates the design and features of the Bourn & Koch 200H/400H Series II Hobbing Machines. Standard features include six CNC controlled axis; radial in-feed, axial feed, hob shift, hob spindle, work spindle, and hob swivel. New features include 6" of hob shift, standard Num 1050 CNC controller with Num […]
October 1, 2003

Boeing Awarded F-15E Mission Training Center Contract

In a press release dated August 4, 2003, it was announced that the U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a $285-million contract to establish and operate four F-15E Mission Training Centers. The long-term services contract will run from August 2003 through 2016. Establishment of the F-15E Mission Training Centers is the next step in the […]
September 1, 2003

Gleason Cutting Tools Offers New Literature

Gleason Cutting Tools has announced the availability of new literature on a variety of products and services: Expanded CBN Wheel Line and Advanced Plating Facility–A new technical sales brochure is now available describing Gleason’s greatly expanded production capacity for high precision CBN plated wheels used for external and internal, straight and helical, and parallel and […]
September 1, 2003

Royal Purple Develops Innovative Technology for New Coupling Grease

High-performance lubricant manufacturer Royal Purple of Porter, Texas, announces that it has developed a new industrial coupling grease. The new product is a lithium complex, high film-strength grease that provides superior resistance to oil separation from the high centrifugal forces generated by couplings. It is formulated with high-viscosity synthetic oils and tacky, synthetic polymers, plus […]
September 1, 2003

Hyatt Introduces New Line of Stainless Steel Pre-Cut Shims

In a press release dated July 2003, Hyatt Industries Limited, of Vancouver, British Columbia, announced their new line of precision stainless steel shims. Hyatt Stainless Steel Pre-Cut Shims are used under the feet of motors and rotating equipment to help achieve accurate vertical alignment for shaft centerlines. They are manufactured in thousandths of an inch […]
September 1, 2003

GM Introduces 2004 Industrial Engine Lineup

In a press release dated July 25, 2003, GM announced its 2004 lineup of improved industrial engines. Key improvements are the addition of a 5.0-liter displacement engine, a 25 percent power increase at 1800 rpm for the Vortec 8100, and a higher output variation of the 3.0-liter natural gas generator engine. "We continue to refine […]
September 1, 2003

ArvinMeritor Receives VERT Approval for Particulate Matter Reduction

In a press release dated July 30, 2003, ArvinMeritor’s Commercial Vehicle Systems business announced that its active diesel particulate filter regeneration system, the Thermal Regenerator, in combination with a Corning DuraTrapTM RC wall flow particulate filter, has received approval for use with European commercial vehicle applications. The approval came from VERT (Verminderung der Emissionen von […]
September 1, 2003

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