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April 2007

FEATURES

Company Profile: American Gear & Engineering, Inc.

Some gear manufacturing companies have built their reputation over the course of many generations, but this one has done so in little more than two decades.

In a perfect pairing of academic training and hands-on experience, two men came together 22 years ago and launched a company called American Gear & Engineering, Inc., in Westland, Michigan. “I had worked my way through school as a mechanic at a trucking company, and after I’d earned my degree in economics from Albion College […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

Workholding Made Simple

Overly complicated designs can sometimes prove detrimental, especially when it comes to workholding devices. The following describes how simplicity can lead to better outcomes.

In the past, generations lived from cradle to grave with little noticeable difference in lifestyle. Today, as you well know, we live in a spectacularly different world. If you buy the latest, fastest, and most powerful computer you can, in just a few years you will have trouble surfing the Web with it. Not that […]
David A. Stokely

Taking Hold with Hydraulics

Hydra-Lock has a long history of manufacturing custom-designed hydraulic workholding and toolholding devices that are constantly evolving to meet its customer’s needs.

For over 60 years Hydra-Lock Corporation has been the leader in hydraulic work and tool holding. We are the originators of hydraulic holding and have continuously developed new and innovative hydraulic holding concepts. It all started with our Class “A” style of arbors and chucks. This solid steel construction is the most rigid of our […]
Sean Cresent, Robert Laube

A Novel Hob Design for Precision Involute Gears Part I

The following paper outlines the development of a new precision gear hob design for machining involute gears on conventional gear-hobbing machines.

Abstract This paper is aimed at the development of a novel design of precision gear hob for the machining of involute gears on a conventional gear-hobbing machine. The reported research is based on the use of fundamental results obtained in analytical mechanics of gearing. For solving the problem, both the descriptive-geometry-based methods (further DGB-methods) together […]
Dr. Stephen P. Radzevich Ph.D., Dr. (Eng) Sci.

DEPARTMENTS

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

Springtime brings the possibility of natural disasters such as floods and tornadoes. Have you put your comprehensive disaster plan in place?

Well, it’s that time of year again… and no, I don’t mean April 15. Even though this is indeed that unfortunate time of year when we all must prepare and submit our tax statements—which, if you are like me, is not my favorite job in the world—it is also the time when we employers are […]
Terry McDonald

As progress in the design of globoidal worm drives continues, let’s check out history, development

Progress in the design of globoidal worm drives is made with each passing year, but it’s interesting to take a look back at its history and development over time.

ISO defines a globoidal worm drive as: “A gear whose flanks are capable of line contact with those of an enveloping worm, when meshed together with cross axes.” Last month we covered some of the various forms of cycloidal worm drives. However, in the United States the globoidal worm drive tended to be predominant. This […]
William P. Crosher

Q&A with Kevin Smith

Vice President, Abundant Manufacturing, Inc.

GS: Tell us about your background in gear manufacturing. KS: My father was a tool and die maker, so he had me in the machine shop at a young age. I graduated from Tennessee Tech University in 1991 with a degree in industrial technology and took a job in fabrication with the Lozier Corp. The […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

NEWS

Mahr Federal To Feature New Pocket Surf PS1 At EASTEC 2007

As part of its array of dimensional gaging products and metrology systems, Mahr Federal will feature its new Pocket Surf® PS1 portable surface finish gage at the EASTEC 2007 Exposition presented by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers May 22-24, 2007, at the Eastern State Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts. The company will occupy booth #3249. […]
April 1, 2007

Conicity Technologies Named NCDMM Alliance Partner

Conicity Technologies, LLC, the leader in cutting edge preparation technology, has been named an alliance partner of the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM). According to NCDMM’s Alliance Partner Charter, “The objective of NCDMM is to support the Department of Defense’s transformation to more cost-effective, sustainable, and maintainable use of high performance materials […]
April 1, 2007

Drake Ships Next-Generation Gear Grinder on Linear Motor Platform

Drake Manufacturing announces that it is ready to ship serial number one of a newly designed range of four-axis linear motor profile gear Grinders. The GS:G2-LM 200 was tooled to produce master gears. The GS:G2-LM gear grinders are currently available in two sizes: a smaller model handles workpiece diameters up to 200mm, and a larger […]
April 1, 2007

Sunnen SV-1005 CDC Honing System now Air-Gage Equipped

Sunnen’s SV-1005 series vertical CNC honing system is now available with an integrated air gaging system to provide closed-loop control of tool size, along with downloadable SPC data. Matched with Sunnen’s diamond-plated CGT Krossgrinding® tools or MMT TurboHone® multi-stone mandrel, the air-gage-equipped machine can automatically control hole size to accuracies of 0.25µm (0.000001") without operator […]
April 1, 2007

Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers to Meet in May

The 2007 Annual Meeting of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, to be held on May 6-10, 2007, in the Philadelphia Marriott (downtown), will offer:• Ten education courses on basic to advanced lubrication topics • Over 400 technical sessions, from practical applications to new research on lubrication subjects • Exams for CLS, OMA, or […]
April 1, 2007

Sharq Introduces New Gearmotor

Designed as direct drop-in replacements for many high volume OEM applications, the new Sharq 207 series parallel shaft gearmotors are the first in a family of 11 new gearmotor designs being introduced in 2007. American made and powered by 1/20 horsepower, UL and CSA recognized AC motors, the four standard models in the Sharq 207 […]
April 1, 2007

Kapp Group to Show KX300P at Gear Expo 2007

The Kapp KX300P gear grinding center—with its full range of flexibility, including the ability to dress wide ranges of gears without changing dressing disks and (optional) ring-loader automation—will be displayed at Gear Expo in Detroit October 16-19, 2007. The KX300P offers both discontinuous form grinding and continuous generating grinding processes with either dressable or electroplated […]
April 1, 2007

Gleason Acquires LeCount Assets

Gleason Corporation announces that it has acquired the assets and business of LeCount, Inc., of White River Junction, Vermont; a leading producer of expanding mandrels and other workholding equipment for inspection and machining applications including grinding, sharpening, and polishing. LeCount’s products are sold worldwide and consist of a line of expanding mandrels that are used […]
April 1, 2007

OC Oerlikon Purchases Fairfield Parent Company Saurer AG

Fairfield Manufacturing Company, Inc.—headquartered in Lafayette, Indiana—announces that its parent company, Saurer AG of Switzerland, has been acquired by the OC Oerlikon Corporation AG of Pfäffikon, Switzerland. OC Oerlikon finalized the stock purchase and acquisition of Saurer AG on January 1, 2007, and is currently implementing the steps for integration of the Saurer Group into […]
April 1, 2007

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