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September 2011

FEATURES

Company Profile: Ingersoll Cutting Tools

This company has been designing custom metal cutting products for more than a century, and it offers an extensive lineup of cutting tools for machining gears.

Gear manufacturing is a world unto itself. It has its own language, technologies, and challenges, so it stands to reason that the cutting tools it requires would be highly specialized as well. When seeking expertise in the field of metal removal tooling, there’s one number that gear manufacturers should keep in mind: 1889. “That’s the […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

Contour Hardening Bevel, Hypoid, and Pinion Gears

TSH technology is an advanced induction hardening process that was specifically developed to reduce overall cost and to replace thermo-chemical heat treating processes.

Traditional gear heat treatment involves gas carburizing in batch or continuous furnaces for an extended time, and then oil quenching. The gears are typically low temperature furnace tempered for a minimum of one hour at temperature. After carburization the carbon contents of the case region are typically within the range of 0.7-1.0 percent C. Surface […]
Valery Rudnev, Bob Binoniemi, Sergey Nikitin, Anatloy Kuznetsov, Semyon Brayman

Designing Asymmetric Gears

Harnessing Direct Gear Design for asymmetric gears results in low weight-to-output torque ratio and reduced levels of noise and vibration.

In propulsion gear transmissions, the tooth load on one flank is significantly higher and is applied for longer periods of time than for the opposite one. An asymmetric tooth shape reflects this functional difference. The design intent of asymmetric gear teeth is to improve performance of the primary drive profiles at the expense of the […]
Alexander Kapelevich

Magnetic Filtration Technology

The lubricants used to protect gearboxes, especially in high-demand industries such as wind, can become filled with ferrous particulates. The answer? Magnetic filtration.

Wind power is the world’s fastest-growing source of renewable energy that is capable over time of significantly reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. Growth is fuelled by technological advancements in design and production allowing large-scale energy production at a competitive cost per kWh. The design and quality of the turbine components will affect its ability […]
Roger Simonson

Increasing Grinding Capabilities

Thanks to Reishauer, a new technology is enabling manufacturers to take the lead in expanding market segments, increasing both flexibility and capabilities.

As the owner of Michigan Automatic Turning—which specializes in manufacturing gears and shafts, primarily for off-road and agricultural machinery—Peter Lazic had come to rely on Ann Arbor Gear for its high-end grinding capabilities. When he found out they were planning to close their doors three years ago, he immediately picked up the phone and made […]
Dennis Richmond

DEPARTMENTS

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

When management doesn't play by the same rules as everyone else they are undermining the very system that was set in place to increase long-term productivity.

What is the most difficult task that a safety professional faces in their position? I am sure that I could ask 100 different safety professionals this question and get at least 105 different answers, mostly based on the last situation they had to resolve. But what I am really talking about is the most difficult […]
Terry McDonald

The casting process, Part 2: Die casting, vacuum casting, and the various properties of nonferrous casting

Die casting is a large production method for castings that weigh less than 100 pounds. The two most popular methods are gravity-die and pressure-die. The molds and machinery are expensive items: gravity-die production requires a minimum of 500 pieces, while pressure-die requires 2,000 or more. Gravity-die castings are superior to sand and pressure-die castings both […]
William P. Crosher

Heat treaters of old were onto something heating and cooling in steps to reduce distortion. But salt processing may save the day!

Maybe our grandfathers had it right after all when it comes to controlling distortion in heat treating. Before there was X-ray defraction, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), and microscopes, heat treaters of old knew that the way to reduce distortion in steel was to heat and cool in steps. And the most critical item they heat […]
Jack Titus

Q&A with Edward Youdell

President and CEO The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International

Congratulations on being named the new president and CEO of FMA. Tell us a little about your background. Thank you. First of all I’d like to say that I’m humbled and honored to be named to this position. I’ve worked closely with Jerry Shankel over the years as the association’s group publisher, and I will […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

NEWS

New Ingersoll Cutting Tools Distribution and Technical Center

Ingersoll Cutting Tools is proud to announce the start of construction on a new facility at its Rockford campus. Following months of planning, one of the Midwest’s oldest architectural firms, Tyson and Billy Architects, P.C., was selected to design the building. Rockford’s own Sjostrom & Sons—a design/build contractor—will oversee the construction. The new building has […]
September 8, 2011

FABTECH 2011 Expected to be Largest Ever

With more than three months to go before North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event opens its doors, FABTECH 2011 is already expected to be the largest ever. Returning to Chicago’s McCormick Place Nov. 14-17, 2011, the event will offer four full days of activities and provide its projected 32,000 attendees with […]
September 8, 2011

Fisher-Barton Opens New Materials Research Lab

The Fisher-Barton Group, a world-leading diversified industrial manufacturer, hosted the grand opening of its new $2-million state of the art materials research laboratory August 2. The new lab houses a full range of the most up to date instruments for the microscopic, chemical, and mechanical analysis of metals and other materials.“Our new materials research lab […]
September 8, 2011

New Solutions Resource Guide from Weiler

Weiler Corporation has published its updated, comprehensive Solutions Resource Guide. From deburring and grinding to cleaning and finishing, this new guide provides cost-effective solutions to meet all your specific needs. Designed for ease of use, this catalog is an excellent reference tool, and the color-coded sections make it easy to find the four major product […]
September 8, 2011

Curtiss-Wright Acquires IMR Test Labs

Curtiss-Wright Acquires IMR Test LabsCurtiss-Wright Corporation announces that it has acquired the assets of IMR Test Labs (IMR), a leading provider of mechanical and metallurgical testing services for the aerospace, power generation and medical markets. IMR had sales of approximately $14 million in 2010. This business will become part of Curtiss-Wright’s Metal Treatment segment.“This acquisition […]
September 8, 2011

TCI Precision Metals Expands Capabilities

TCI Precision Metals announces the installation of its new horizontal machining center, the heavy duty, high precision Hyundai-Kia KBN135. The machine is a four-axis horizontal boring mill designed to handle large part requirements quickly and efficiently, with precision. “Our customers rely on us to deliver a wide range of custom machine-ready blanks and complete machining […]
September 8, 2011

Sandvik Expands Sustainable Manufacturing Program

Sandvik Coromant announces the expansion of its service offer to include a new concept supporting sustainable manufacturing. The company currently supports customers with advanced machining techniques and tools to help decrease machine tool power consumption during metal cutting.The program was originally developed in an effort to help Japanese-based companies reduce their electricity consumption by 15 […]
September 8, 2011

New Languages on Thomson Web Site

Thomson Industries, Inc., announces that its Web site is available in new languages. Already available in English, German, and Chinese, the site is now fully translated and functional in Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish (Latin America), Swedish, Turkish, and French. Visitors can easily change the language of choice with the “Select Your Language” button […]
September 8, 2011

Forest City Gear Expands Blanking Department

Forest City Gear has acquired three Haas turning centers to improve the throughput at its gear-making facility. The company has made this investment, according to President Wendy Young, because “we needed to better control our throughput and reduce the time to start up jobs. We were experiencing delays from some outside vendors and we saw […]
September 8, 2011

GDF SUEZ Energy Resources Helps Streamline Lufkin Industries

GDF SUEZ Energy Resources announces the completion of an energy efficiency and sustainability project at Lufkin Industries that will reduce the manufacturer’s annual energy consumption by nearly 18 percent and decrease annual CO2 emissions by more than 16 million pounds. The initiative underscores GDF SUEZ Energy Resources’ commitment to helping companies find responsible solutions to […]
September 8, 2011

Romax Technology Announces European Summit 2011

Romax Technology is the world leader in the analysis of bearing, gearbox, and driveline systems using high performance software simulation technology. The Romax European Summit 2011 will appeal to seasoned Romax Designer or Romax Wind users across all industry sectors, and to managers or prospective users wishing to gain an understanding of industry advances in […]
September 8, 2011

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Course Pitch Hobs from Gleason

In response to unprecedented global demand for large cylindrical gears, Gleason Cutting Tools Corporation has invested in an advanced Coarse Pitch Hob Production Cell to reduce delivery time to as little as six weeks on a full range of  large roughing and finishing hobs. The new Hob Cell, in combination with Lean Manufacturing methods, speeds […]
September 8, 2011

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Seco Tools to Unveil New Solutions at CMTS

Seco Tools will introduce new turning insert grades and chipbreaker inserts within its exclusive DuratomicTM coating product line at the 2011 Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show. The company will occupy booth 2726 at the event, which takes place October 17-20 at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto. Two new insert grades appearing at the show are […]
September 8, 2011

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: AMSAW Carbide Saws from Advanced Machine & Engineering

Advanced Machine & Engineering Co. (AME) announces the AMSAW® line of carbide saws. Carbide saws can cut 3.75 times the number of square inches that HSS saws can cut, and 8.33 times more than band saws. The AMSAW line is specifically designed to use carbide blades to improve the production of ferrous and non-ferrous material, […]
September 8, 2011

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: REGO PLUS Dual Contact Toolholders from REGO-FIX

REGO-FIX will highlight its REGO PLUS line of dual contact toolholders that are compatible with all BIG PLUS spindles and licensed by BIG Daishowa inside booth 706 at SOUTH-TEC 2011, taking place October 11-13 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The REGO PLUS product series includes a full line of ER system […]
September 8, 2011

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Quick-Change Clamping Units from Sandvik

With the new quick-change clamping units from Sandvik Coromant you can maximize the amount of actual machining time on your machine. The clamping units utilize Sandvik Coromant’s quick-change tooling system, Coromant Capto®, which has been proven to dramatically reduce downtime with setup and tool changing efficiency. These new products are equipped to channel high-pressure coolant […]
September 8, 2011

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Advance EDM Solution from Mitsubishi

MC Machinery Systems, Inc., introduces its newest FA30V Advance wire EDM for large-part manufacturers with the tallest workpiece capacity in the industry. The FA30V Advance uses a new inserted AT design and 16.5 inches of Z-axis travel, a maximum Z height of 26.5 inches can be achieved. The machine delivers another full inch of travel […]
September 8, 2011

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New DryLube Bearings from SKF

SKF DryLube Bearings eliminate any need for grease relubrication and are designed to perform reliably and virtually maintenance-free over a wide temperature range. These next-generation high-temperature bearings especially suit hostile and extreme temperature applications, including equipment used in the metal and steelmaking and food and beverage industries, among others. SKF DryLube Bearings are filled with […]
September 8, 2011

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New DryLube Bearings from SKF

SKF DryLube Bearings eliminate any need for grease relubrication and are designed to perform reliably and virtually maintenance-free over a wide temperature range. These next-generation high-temperature bearings especially suit hostile and extreme temperature applications, including equipment used in the metal and steelmaking and food and beverage industries, among others. SKF DryLube Bearings are filled with […]
September 8, 2011

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