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July 2013

FEATURES

Ambrell an Ameritherm Company

Collecting awards along the way for growth, community, and R&D, Ambrell has responded to the needs of the induction heating market since its inception.

Ambrell, an Ameritherm company, has been responding to the needs of the induction heating market since its inception. Started in 1986 in Scottsville, NY, Ameritherm began by licensing  technology from Cheltenham Induction Heating in the UK. Cheltenham offered solid-state transistorized technology for induction heating power supplies with operating frequencies in the 200 kHz range—higher than […]
Tim Byrd

The Future of Gear Bearing Technology

The high-load capacity of gear bearings can further reduce cost by enabling the use of less expensive, lower strength materials.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) has unveiled a mechanical architecture breakthrough by combining gear and bearing functions into a single unit that significantly improves gear drives across the board for electrical Applications, internal combustion, and turbine motors. The gear bearing design incorporates rifle-true anti-backlash, improved thrust bearing performance, and phase-tuning techniques for superior low-speed […]
John Vranish, Tim Byrd

Enhancing Control of Distortion Through One-Piece-Flow Heat Treatment

By applying the technology of Low Pressure Carburizing (LPC) and High Pressure Gas Quenching (HPGQ), the distortion caused by heat treatment can be significantly reduced.

Proper distortion control has become even more important than in previous days. Distorted gear components cause noise in the transmission and may even create problems during transmission assembly. Distortion has a strong cost impact, because distorted components often need to be hard-machined after heat treatment. Better control of distortion means: • Less cycle time per […]
Dr. Volker Heuer, Dr. Klaus Loeser, David Bolton, Dr. Thorsten Leist, ALD

AGMA’s Wealth of Resources

The American Gear Manufacturers Association offers a seemingly endless stream of academia and networking opportunities for its members.

The American Gear Manufacturers Association has a wealth of resources for its members. Talk to AGMA members across the country and you’ll find the association’s influence is far-reaching and multi-faceted. With members in over 32 nations and a history spanning more than 95 years, AGMA specializes in a wide array of products and services for […]
Tim Byrd

DEPARTMENTS

Sorting Through the Selection Process for Forging Processess

With an enormous assortment of material grades and wide variety of metalworking processes available, the selection process for the best combination can be challenging for any application.

The forging process, one of the oldest methods of metalworking, is often still the best suited for many part applications. Due to upgraded computer controlled production equipment, new raw material grades, and tooling advancements, the forging industry has grown to meet modern needs. There are several forging processes available, including impression or closed-die, cold forming, […]
Ashley Lukowicz

Pay Attention to the Teeth During Sequence of Operations

When laying out the sequence of operations, the teeth must run true with the diameters and faces that will be used for their actual mounting.

When the face width exceeds 24 inches, a minimum of three supporting ribs or webs is required. The rim thickness must provide full support for the tooth root. The gear arms are subject to complex stresses, and must transmit the torque between the hub and the rim. In addition, the arms have to resist any […]
William P. Crosher

Each part of the heat treat process requires the parts to be arranged for maximum productivity and quality

One of the many things I ask when evaluating a company’s heat treating requirements is how they plan on dealing with material handling. As I’ve said in previous columns, a furnace is an insulated box with a material handling system. What type of handling system they need depends on many considerations such as: •Is production […]
Jack Titus

Q&A with Brian Slone

President, Slone Gear International

I hear there are some exciting things in the works for Slone Gear International. We’re merging with a company that has laser machining and welding technology used in the medical industry. The main focus of Slone Gear International is gear and spline measurement. But because of our unique knowledge of the market, we’ve combined the […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

NEWS

Forest City Gear Launches State-of-the-Art Turning Facility, Wendy Young Elected to AGMA

Forest City Gear has begun operations in a new state-of-the-art facility designed to greatly improve lead times and quality for the production of precision gear blanks.   This new division of Forest City Gear, called Roscoe Works and dedicated solely to the production of precision turning, operates from its own highly productive new 8,500 sq. ft. […]
July 9, 2013

Mitsui Seiki to Exhibit at EMO Hannover 2013 and Participate in Machine Tool Roundtable

Mitsui Seiki’s latest metalworking machining technologies will be represented at EMO Hannover, September 16–21 in Hannover, Germany in Hall 27, Stand A68. According to the company, EMO Hannover will provide a platform to discuss some of its most recent developments for the European market, including the Vertex 550-5XB Blade Center, for the production of turbine […]
July 9, 2013

Sandvik Coromant Continues Dialogue on Industrial Trends

This June marked the world premiere of the second Sandvik Coromant trend film “A Look Ahead at Hyperspecialization and the Talent Mismatch.”In 2013, Sandvik Coromant launched a dialogue with the manufacturing industry focusing on macro trends affecting the future of manufacturing. This was supported by a trend report and a video highlighting the effects of […]
July 9, 2013

International Conference on Gears 2013

The International Conference on Gears 2013 in Germany is a broad platform for equipment manufacturers and producers and researchers of gear and transmission systems to present new solutions and their latest research results.Supported by national and international associations, the conference will show what the transmission and drive train industry can contribute to increase energy efficiency. […]
July 9, 2013

Southwest Florida Manufacturer Credits Partnership, Medical Industry for Growth

Polygon Solutions Inc. celebrated a new product announcement with a special factory tour and open house event June 10, 2013. Polygon is a U.S.-based manufacturer of rotary broach cutting tools, used by machinists to make precision metal products like bone screws and custom fasteners. Polygon continues to grow since opening in Fort Myers, FL, in […]
July 9, 2013

Sinterite Installs Customized Sintering Furnace with HyperCooler to Prominent P/M Parts Manufacturer

Sinterite, a Gasbarre Furnace Group Company, announces the recent commissioning of a 36 inch 9 zone Mesh Belt Sintering Furnace to a prominent P/M parts manufacturer located in Southeast Asia. The furnace is designed to the user’s specialized requirements for a proprietary sinter/heat treatment process and is equipped with three heating chambers to manage three […]
July 9, 2013

Seco Announces Online Expansion of EDGE Magazine

Seco has announced a substantial online expansion to EDGE, its magazine that features case studies, profiles, trend pieces, and technical advice columns aimed to engage, edify, and foster a sense of community among readers all over the world. It represents a sizable increase in content compared to the original web presence that launched in late […]
July 9, 2013

Another American High Frontier First: 3-D Manufacturing in Space

In preparation for a future where parts and tools can be printed on demand in space, NASA and Made in Space Inc. of Mountain View, Calif., have joined to launch equipment for the first 3-D microgravity printing experiment to the International Space Station. If successful, the 3-D Printing in Zero G Experiment (3-D Print) will […]
July 9, 2013

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: DMG/MORI SEIKI Releases Manufacturing Suite Post Processor

DMG/MORI SEKI is excited to announce the release of a Mori-APT toolpath-based post processor, available September 2013. The new post processor is a part of its simple, integrated and powerful suite of applications called Manufacturing Suite. This universal post processor will be available for all MORI SEIKI machines and will work with any CAM software […]
July 9, 2013

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Innovative Capabilities for SKF Insight Bearings

SKF Insight™ introduces a groundbreaking innovation in “smart” technologies specially developed for integration into new SKF bearings.  This unique technology enables SKF bearings to communicate their operating conditions continuously – with all the intelligence integrated inside the bearing, including self-power, sensors, cables, and data acquisition electronics.  This new integrated diagnostic technology can make condition monitoring […]
July 9, 2013

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