Archives January 2018


January 2018


Bevel Gears (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Bevel Gears (India) Pvt. Ltd. has designed and manufactured bevel gears and bevel gearboxes for more than 40 years.

Bevel Gears (India) Pvt. Ltd. considers itself a “niche within a niche” when it comes to making and supplying bevel gears. “Our niche is bevel gears,” said Mushtaq Jamal, vice president of engineering and business development with Bevel Gears (India). “We manufacture straight, spiral, hypoids, and high ratio hypoids.” That niche within a niche comes […]
Kenneth Carter

Closed Loop Machining of Cylindrical Gears

Looking to raise the quality and accuracy of your gearing? Consider Closed Loop design and manufacturing, which has done away with the error-prone data transfer from the measuring sheet.

Leonhard Euler’s 1760 invention of making cylindrical gears with an involute profile was the beginning of a success story. As a tooth profile, the involute has many advantages that are still being used by engineers to design high-performance transmissions that even function under high loads and the consequential deformation of the shaft bearing system. However, […]
Dr. Markus Brumm

Fatigue Performance and Cleanliness of Carburizing Steels for Gears

This investigation shows that steels with a higher cleanliness level reach a higher performance level as well, both in terms of increased loads and longer service life.

The cleanliness of steels used for gears is of great importance when looking to improve their life or increase loads. In this paper, carburizing steels with the same basic chemical composition, but with a varying cleanliness level, are compared in regards to cleanliness and performance. Steel cleanliness can be described as size and frequency of […]
Joakim Fagerlund, MSc, Lily Kamjou, MSc

Extending gear life in demanding applications

Specialized PVD coatings increase the surface hardness and durability of gears, thereby increasing their lifespan under high-load conditions.

Although gears and other precision components are generally made of hardened steel or metal alloys, those used in high load applications still can fail due to excessive wear, surface fatigue, pitting, galling, and corrosion. This is exacerbated in applications with metal-to-metal interaction, repetitive friction at high speeds or where little to no lubrication is present. […]
Jeff Elliot

Advanced Thermal Processing for Enhanced Gear Tribology

TriboNite technology can help improve gear performance by combining the well-known advantages of nitriding with the superior tribological performance profile of solid lubricant coatings.

By Boris Zhmud, Johan Blomkvist, and Mikael Fallström

Abstract Vast empirical knowledge accumulated over centuries, in conjunction with recent advances in the areas of material science, tribology, and big data analysis, have allowed significant progress in gear design. Still, gears sometimes fail. Gear tooth flanks are most vulnerable to damage under tribological stress. Gear material, machining, and finishing methods, lubricant, and end use […]
Boris Zhmud, Ph.D., FRSC, Mikael Fallström, M.Sc.


Q&A with Will Terry

Product manager of Special Purpose Machines for JTEKT Toyoda Americas Corporation

What’s a typical day like as JTEKT Toyoda Americas Corporation’s product manager of special purpose machines — and the leading expert on the award-winning Gear Skiving Horizontal Machining Centers? Let’s start by explaining what a special purpose machine is. Special purpose machines are not necessarily industry-specific, like automotive grinders, but instead are machines designed with […]
Kenneth Carter

Oil Quenchants: Understanding the Chemistry (Part I)

This installment explores the chemistry of oil quenchants and the effects of additive packages on quenching performance, to be followed in February by a discussion of base oils.

Oil quenchants have been used extensively to harden steel in excess of 100 years. There are a wide variety of commercially available quenchants on the market, from nearly as many different producers. This column explores how the chemistry of the base oil and additive package affects quenching performance. A discussion of the mechanism of oil […]
D. Scott MacKenzie, Ph.D., FASM

Making the best selection

There are different types of gears to choose from depending on the orientation of the application.

In today’s online dating world, you are asked several pointed questions in order to determine your perfect match. Just like human relationships, gears work best when they are properly matched. In order to find the proper style of gear for an application, the first consideration needs to be what gear type will fit with the […]
Brian Dengel

Machinability and the Cost of Manufacturing Gears

Taking material modifications into consideration can play an important role in reducing overall machining costs. Here are some helpful tips.

When it comes to material-associated gear manufacturing costs, machining and gear-tooth cutting costs stand out as primary contributors. The gear blank and tooth machining costs are further dependent upon the machine tool/machining methods used and the associated cutting insert/tool. The interaction between the tools and the base material determines the life or number of parts […]
Mike Burnett


GF Machining Solutions’ new die sinking EDM ratchets up efficiency

GF Machining Solutions’ new FORM P 350 die sinking EDM machine features precision-enhancing design qualities along with several integrated technologies to enable shops to easily enhance productivity and profitability. A compact C-axis construction, fixed table, and cast-iron frame offer high stability and force reduction to help maintain a precise spark gap between the part and […]
January 15, 2018

Allied Motion introduces KinetiMax 42 EB brushless DC motor with integrated drive

Allied Motion Technologies introduces the KinetiMax 42 EB, a 42-mm diameter outer rotor, brushless DC motor with an integrated drive. Extremely compact, the KinetiMax 42 has a robust bearing system capable of handling high side loads. It has a minimum operating life of 20,000 hours. The KinetiMax has an integrated speed control loop with speed […]
January 15, 2018

Flex Grip: One closer, four work holding solutions

Lexair’s new Flex Grip closers are designed for versatility and efficiency, and they are proven to boost productivity for a variety of machining operations including 5-axis, rotary indexer, and stationary applications. The manual/hydraulic closers are clamped through a screw pump with a spring return opening. A parts stop disk is inserted and removed from the […]
January 15, 2018

JUNKER’s JUCAM 1S non-cylindrical grinding machine offers economical grinding of cam pieces

As increasingly stringent carbon emissions regulations are being imposed on the automotive industry, one solution to ensure compliance with these regulations is with variable engine timing using cam pieces. The JUCAM 1S from Junker specializes in the ultra-precise, efficient grinding of cam pieces. With its leading-edge technology and minimal downtimes, this machine maximizes economical production. […]
January 15, 2018

New range of Go/No-Go gages available from Slater Tools

Slater Tools introduces its new and comprehensive product line of Go/No-Go gage sets for customer-specific applications. The full range of gages are designed and engineered precisely to inspect parts for machining process variations such as form size, twist, and tool wear. Ideal for use with Slater Tools rotary broaches, these gages are held to extremely […]
January 15, 2018

Forest City Gear adds versatile grinder to line

Forest City Gear has expanded its capabilities for the hard finishing of smaller diameter gears with particularly tight ID and length tolerances with the addition of a Usach 100-T4 ID/OD grinder with 4-station turret. While the new Usach can accommodate parts with diameters as large as 450 mm (17.71”), its ability to deliver exceptional grinding […]
January 15, 2018

Hexagon expands flagship Leica Absolute Scanner range

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, the leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist, recently announced the Leica Absolute Scanner LAS-XL, a new ultra-large scale portable laser scanner. Designed for industries and applications where both speed of measurement and metrology-level accuracy are indispensable, the expanded measurement field and point acquisition rate of the LAS-XL means large parts and surfaces […]
January 15, 2018

New GF Machining high-speed mill adds flexibility to graphite machine

To meet the extremely demanding mold and die machining needs of high-tech industries, GF Machining Solutions has unveiled the new Mikron HSM 500 Graphite high-speed mill. The system combines the features of a dedicated graphite machine with the flexibility of the company’s HSM 500 high-speed milling platform. Clad in black paint to denote its specialty, […]
January 15, 2018

TWS’ AdvantEdge v7.4 now available

AdvantEdge v7.4 is now available from Third Wave Systems. The release includes time history data averaging, report improvements, milling Boolean robustness enhancements, job monitor improvements, and bug fixes. With users running larger and larger design of experiment simulation sets, data extraction has become more important. The time history data averaging feature enables users to quickly […]
January 15, 2018

Aerospace supplier collaborates with Fives to advance titanium cutting

Acromil Corporation, a primary supplier of complex structural components and assemblies to the aerospace and defense industries, has ordered two advanced Cincinnati Wide-Range (WR)Titanium Profilers and a Giddings & Lewis Horizontal Boring Mill (HBM) from Fives as the start of a two-phase expansion. Acromil and Fives will also collaborate to establish a world-class hard metals […]
January 15, 2018

Hand tool manufacturer boosts production with compact tempering system

Seco/Warwick has partnered with a tool manufacturer in North America to custom design a pit-type tempering furnace system to increase production capacity. This system will be used for heat-treating power tool components and was specifically designed to fit into a limited footprint within the existing facility layout. “At Seco/Warwick, we understand that ‘one size fits […]
January 15, 2018

New Seco ceramic inserts, cutter bodies maximize HRSA machining

Seco Tools now offers Secomax™ CS300 ceramic inserts and cutter bodies to boost productivity in milling and turning operations with heavy interrupted cuts on nickel-based heat-resistant superalloys (HRSA). The new cutters increase productivity by up to eight times over standard carbide milling and are ideal for machining a wide range of components for aerospace and […]
January 15, 2018

Niigata announces new North American headquarters

Niigata, a world leader in horizontal machining centers, recently announced the opening of its North American headquarters, Niigata Machine Techno USA, Inc., in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Already well established in the U.S. since 1980, Niigata’s expansion further reinforces its commitment to the market. Centrally located in the Midwest, the headquarters supports North American manufacturing […]
January 15, 2018

Motion Canada’s TechCan Services earns two SKF certifications

Motion Industries, Inc., a leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, recently announced that its Motion Canada TechCan Services in Edmonton, Alberta, has been authorized as an SKF Certified Rebuilder — Gearboxes, as well as an SKF Certified Rebuilder — Conveyor Pulleys. SKF associates […]
January 15, 2018

Kollmorgen sets demos for IPPE 2018

Kollmorgen will feature newly launched products, live demos, and the latest research on hygienic machine design at Booth C1105 at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), January 30 – February 1, 2018, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Throughout the show, Kollmorgen will demonstrate its AKMHTM Hygienic Servo Motor. Recognized for exceptional […]
January 15, 2018

Third Wave Systems sets conferences

Third Wave Systems is gearing up for the 2018 Users Conferences and already has a lineup of speakers to be excited about. Stay tuned for more presenters and Users Conference updates regarding workshops, networking events and more. Cologne, Germany The 2018 European Users Conference will return to Germany February 26-28 to host presenters who are […]
January 15, 2018

Sandvik announces 2018 training schedule

2018 is right around the corner, and it’s time to prepare for the upcoming year. Mark your calendars for one of Sandvik’s many technical training offerings and keep an eye out for registration links. The Sandvik technical training courses are intended to educate production managers, engineers, and machine operators on the most up-to-date techniques in […]
January 15, 2018

CMS announces call for papers

The Coordinate Metrology Society’s (CMS) 34th annual Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC) will be July 23-27, 2018, in Reno, Nevada, and the group has issued a call for papers. The CMS is the eminent membership association for measurement professionals worldwide. For the first time, the organization is opening its call for papers to the Coordinate […]
January 15, 2018

Forest City Gear earns certification

Forest City Gear has successfully met the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s standards for certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise. WBENC National WBE Certification validates that the business is owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman or women. To achieve WBE Certification, women-owned businesses complete a rigorous documentation and site visit process. WBE Certification […]
January 15, 2018