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April 2013

FEATURES

Carbide Tool Services

A leader in the niche indexable tool repair industry, Carbide Tool Services has progressed just as consistently as the cutting tools industry.

Carbide Tool Services, Inc. was incorporated in 1988 by Norman Nat. Nat had extensive experience in carbide indexable tool market, representing major carbide product manufacturers. When the company began, indexable carbide insert tools were quite basic, mainly single-pocket tool holders, boring bars, indexable milling cutters, and the occasional indexable double pocket drill. As the carbide […]
Tim Byrd

Workholding: A Vital Component of Gear Manufacturing

Machining quality gears begins with the right workholding solution. Gear workholding is, however, almost as complex as gears themselves, and often less understood.

Never assume gripping a gear is easy. Gear workholding is possibly the most complex workholding challenge we face because of the complexities of the gear forms themselves coupled with the frequent need for tight tolerances. Done right, however, it can enhance the accuracy of the manufacturing process and thus the quality of the finished workpiece. […]
Chris Brown

Contemporary Gear Pre-Machining Solutions

The optimization of each process can be achieved by the integration of different processes. This shows a high potential for the reduction of the lead time, as well as an increased level of workpiece quality.

Depending on annual production volumes, batch sizes, and workpiece geometry, several gear manufacturing technologies are used for industrial gear production. The one most applied is the hobbing process, followed by broaching, shaping, sintering, and rolling processes. Up-and-coming gear manufacturing processes are power skiving, forging, precision blanking, and cold forging [1]. Due to improvements in the […]
Claus Kobialka, Dr.-Ing.

The Best of Both Worlds in Gear Manufacturing: High Flexibility with High Productivity

A gear-milling method in which the tool path, instead of the tool shape, determines the gear.

Sophisticated yet simple, providing full flexibility combined with high productivity, InvoMilling is the latest development when both efficiency and production versatility are needed for gear-wheel manufacturing. This is how one gear-making company describes itself: “Many of the gear wheels we manufacture are done to specified customer requirements, where a customer may want a specific wheel, […]
Christer Richt, Aaron Habeck

DEPARTMENTS

Powder Metal Gears, Part VII

In this sixth article, manufacturing of PM gears will be discussed, along with different cost scenarios.

So far, five powder metal gear related topics have been covered: effects of porosity, noise and NVH, micro design and robustness, macro design and its related effects, and densification technology. In this sixth article, manufacturing of PM gears will be discussed, along with different cost scenarios borrowed with kind permission from a presentation by Dr. […]
Anders Flodin

The spiral tooth form, as with the helical gear, provides a smoother and higher load-carrying action.

Spiral Bevel Gears:  An analogy can be drawn between a spur and helical gear and the straight and spiral bevel gear. The pitch surfaces and the conjugate tooth action are the same for both gear types. The spiral tooth form, as with the helical gear, provides a smoother and higher load-carrying action. When high power […]
William P. Crosher

Machining – more specifically, the tools that make removing metal possible

Decades ago there was only one option: High-speed tool steels such as molybdenum types M2, M4, M50, and the tungsten series T15 for example. The best heat treating process for these special tool steels was, at one time, molten salt, because of the precise time required for successful hardening. Due to the large quantity of […]
Jack Titus

Q&A with Justin Gordon

General Manager, Fairlane Products

Tell our readers a little bit about the workholding products Fairlane provides. We manufacture serrated grippers and other workholding components—the contact points that hold onto a gear or workpieces during machining. Of those contact points, we have a number of different materials, depending on the surface finish or hardness of the work piece, from an […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

NEWS

Gleason Cutting Tools Corporation Recognized as a John Deere Partner-Level Supplier

Gleason Corporation has announced that its Gleason Cutting Tools Corporation facility in Rockford, Illinois has earned Partner-level status in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. This status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating.  Suppliers who participate in Deere & Company’s Achieving Excellence program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories including quality, cost […]
April 4, 2013

Mitsubishi to Feature Range of Machining Technologies at EASTEC

MC Machinery will have a complement of metalcutting machines on hand at the upcoming EASTEC Eastern States Exposition, to be held May 14 to 16 in West Springfield, MA. These machines are representative of the high quality EDM, milling center, and waterjet technologies available from MC Machinery’s wide range of industry-leading offerings.On display will be […]
April 4, 2013

Kapp Technologies Named North American Distributor for R&P Metrology of Aschaffenburg, Germany

KAPP Technologies has announced it will be the distributor of R&P Metrology GmbH for North America. Founded by Hans Rauth and Chris Pumm, R&P Metrology designs and builds gear metrology equipment, concentrating on medium and large parallel axis gears, bevel gears, tools, shafts, bearing rings, and 3D parts. The range starts at approximately 1.0 meter […]
April 4, 2013

American Firm Timken Acquires Interlube

Plymouth-based Interlube Systems, Ltd has been acquired by American company Timken for an undisclosed sum. From its headquarters on St. Modwen Road in the Parkway Industrial Estate, Interlube employs 90 people and turned over around $13 million.The company, which makes and markets automated lubrication delivery systems and related components for use in commercial vehicles, construction, […]
April 4, 2013

Discover More With Mazak

The Discover More With Mazak–Southeast event will focus on part manufacturing solutions, specifically for those shops working in the aerospace, automotive, medical, and other key regional industries. The two-day event is scheduled for April 30 – May 1 at the Mazak Southeast Regional Headquarters and Technology Center in Suwanee, Georgia, and will run daily from […]
April 4, 2013

DMG/Mori Seiki USA to Host its Biggest In-House Event Yet

Manufacturing businesses across all industries won’t want to miss one of the most important machining events of the year: Innovation Days 2013, held at the DMG / Mori Seiki USA headquarters outside of Chicago, May 7-10. This event is set to be the machine-tool maker’s biggest U.S. open-house event yet.The show will feature more machines, […]
April 4, 2013

AA Gear & Manufacturing Welcomes Ross Wegryn-Jones as Account Manager

AA Gear & Manufacturing is pleased to welcome Ross Wegryn-Jones to their team as account manager. Reporting to Aaron Remsing, AA gear sales manager, Wegryn-Jones will be responsible for marketing and support of established accounts and development of new business for AA Gear & Manufacturing in the United States and Canada. Residing in the Lansing, […]
April 4, 2013

Jamie Jones Promoted To Vice President of Operations Of Solar Atmospheres Of Eastern PA; Dorran Schultz Named New Project Engineer

Solar Atmospheres of Eastern PA recently named Jamie Jones as its new vice president of operations. Jones has been with the company for 19 years in a variety of departments and served as General Manager of Operations for the past seven years. In his new role, Jones will oversee the day-to-day operations of both the […]
April 4, 2013

Ron Person Joins Klüber Lubrication North America L.P.

Klüber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, announces that Ron Person has joined its North American operations as director of business development for oil and gas. In his new role, Person will be responsible for further developing application-specific support and customer service initiatives designed to better position Klüber Lubrication as a leading specialty lubricant […]
April 4, 2013

Midwestern Champions of Manufacturing Celebrate 25th Anniversary

Shelton Machinery, a family-owned distributor and total solutions partner for the manufacturing industries of Indiana and Kentucky, celebrated 25 years of success on February 22. Established by Jim Shelton in 1988, Shelton Machinery represents large international companies such as Mazak Corporation, Hyd-Mech and Zagar Inc. from its state-of-the-art facility in Fishers, Ind. Today, the company […]
April 4, 2013

Methods Machine Tools Wins Top 2012 FEELER Sales Award

Methods Machine Tools, Inc., (www.methodsmachine.com) a leading supplier of innovative precision machine tools, has received an award for highest sales of FEELER machines in 2012 at FEELER’S annual awards banquet that was held in Taichung, Taiwan, where 600 attendees gathered on January 28.The award is presented by FEELER to the importer, distributor or agent in […]
April 4, 2013

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Economical New Production CNC Tool and Cutter Grinder

The new, affordable ANCA MX5 CNC tool and cutter grinder will be demonstrated at EASTEC Booth 1152.  Designed with the volume end-mill producer in mind, the MX5 also has the flexibility to produce mixed batches.  Providing all the rigidity, stability and accuracy characteristics of other ANCA machines, the MX 5 delivers at a lower price. […]
April 4, 2013

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Emuge Introduces New Extensive Thread Gage Line

Emuge Corp., the leader in thread cutting technology, has introduced a comprehensive line of precision fixed limit thread gages consisting of GO/NO-GO plug gages that are manufactured to ANSI/ASME B1.2 (Unified Inch) and ANSI/ASME B1.16M (Metric M) standards. A Certificate of Accuracy is available for each gage in the new thread gage program.“Our new Thread […]
April 4, 2013

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: VFS HEQ (Horizontal External Quench) and HIQ (Horizontal Internal Quench) Series from Ipsen

Ipsen believes in upholding standards, and that is just what they’ve done with the VFS HEQ (Horizontal External Quench) and HIQ (Horizontal Internal Quench) series. The VFS brand is still strong, and has maintained its loyal customer base. VFS provides consistent performance and reliability, while staying committed to supplying maintenance-friendly designs.Customers around the country have […]
April 4, 2013

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: S41 CNC Universal Cylindrical Grinder: Extreme Speed, Accuracy, and Cost-Effectiveness

United Grinding Technologies (UGT) announces the new Studer S41 CNC universal cylindrical grinder, featuring outstanding technology, and cost-effectiveness. The machine grinds with superior precision and at extreme metal removal rates.  In addition, the longitudinal and cross slide, as well as the swivel axis for the wheelhead, feature electric direct drives, which move to the working […]
April 4, 2013

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: BIG Kaiser Brings Flexible Workholding to 5-axis Machine Tables

BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling, Inc. has strengthened and expanded its Unilock line of 5-axis workholding product offerings. These multi-axis workholding products are designed to provide flexibility and functionality for 5-axis machining and 5-sided machining via multiple part transfers. These solutions are also for machines with retrofit 4th/5th axis tables, and can help maximize benefits so […]
April 4, 2013

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Walter Surface Technologies Launches ZIP ONE: World’s Highest Performance Extra Thin 1mm Cut-Off Wheel

Walter Surface Technologies (WST), a world leader in surface treatment technologies, is pleased to announce ZIP ONE, the highest performance extra thin cut-off wheel on the market. “Many of our clients have been asking us for a thinner version of our current leading cutting wheels. Our engineers and product developers have succeeded in making a […]
April 4, 2013

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: VT-650 Vertical CNC Lathe from Hwacheon Machine Tools at EASTEC 2013

Hwacheon Machinery will be demonstrating at EASTEC Booth 1034 with its new distributor INIRAM Precision Machinery its The VT-650 with a maximum cutting diameter of 31.44” and 1500-rpm (optional 2000-rpm) spindle drive is designed for high productivity, high accuracy machining and integration into factory automation systems. The VT-650 lathe accommodates work to 31.50” max diameter, […]
April 4, 2013

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