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November 2018

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Tooling Profile: Euro-Tech Corporation

Euro-Tech Corporation has been offering quality spline gaging, hydraulic expansion arbors and chucks, as well as custom engineered solutions for a quarter of a century.

Euro-Tech Corporation prides itself as having a limited number of highly–engineered solutions in the fields of profile gaging and workholding. Those high-end solutions often translate into working with its customers from the beginning of a challenge, essentially starting from scratch more often than not. “Our philosophy is not to have a book or catalog of […]
Kenneth Carter

Services Profile: Excel Gear Inc.

Excel Gear Inc. has been involved in machine tool design, gearbox design and manufacturing, wind-turbine gearboxes, gear manufacturing, and more almost three decades.

The gear industry has been slowly changing over the last 10 years, and Excel Gear has worked hard to change with it, offering ground tooth gearing as well as working with complex military projects. “We hob gears up to two meters in diameter, and we tooth grind to a meter and half,” said Dan Herr, […]
Kenneth Carter

Machines Profile: Reishauer

Worldwide, Reishauer gear grinding machines play a major role in the manufacturing process of grinding gears used in automobiles, aircraft, and construction/agricultural machinery.

Since its founding in 1788, Reishauer has moved from manufacturing precision thread cutting tools to being a market leader in precision gear grinding machines. “Automobiles, aircraft, and construction/agricultural machinery all require high-accuracy gears for their transmissions,” said Walter Graf, marketing manager with Reishauer. “Worldwide, Reishauer gear grinding machines play a major role in the manufacturing […]
Kenneth Carter

DEPARTMENTS

Q&A with Curtis Criswell

Director of Operations | United Tool Supply

What do you do with United Tool Supply? As director of operations, I am involved in virtually every aspect of the business. This includes sales, marketing, production management, and most importantly, customer relations. We have an excellent crew that I can count on to make my job look easy. What’s a typical day like for […]
Gear Solutions staff

NEWS

Buy one precision boring kit; gift one to your favorite school

This holiday season you can give your favorite manufacturing skills training program a free high-precision boring head kit from Big Kaiser. Now through the end of December, when you buy one boring kit, Big Kaiser will donate an identical kit to an educational institution of your choice. The SERIES 112 BORING KIT is a ready-to-go […]
December 6, 2018

CMSC 2019 marks 35 years of education, advances in metrology

The Coordinate Metrology Society® (CMS) has formally issued a call for technical papers for the 35th annual Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC) July 22-26, in Orlando, Florida. The CMSC provides an inclusive knowledge platform for subject matter experts from the portable and traditional Coordinate Measurement Machine (CMM) communities. Author practitioners are encouraged to submit abstracts covering technological advancements, […]
December 6, 2018

New Jergens self-centering vises prevent lift for multi-axis machining

Jergens Inc. has introduced a new range of vises for multi-axis machining productivity. The self-centering vises feature a low-profile design for access. Available in 75mm and 130mm with a number of mounting options, the self-centering vises are designed to feature allow for a greater part (machining) access. Part of the Fixture Pro® line of modular […]
December 6, 2018

Greber offers wide range of live and dead centers

Greber AG, a Swiss company manufacturing high precision work-holding and work-driving tools, has established itself as a main supplier of dead and live centers. Greber is a main supplier of the centers to many European and U.S. machine builders. It has the highest quality machining standards and many years of experience in assembling precision tools and […]
December 6, 2018

Mazak acquires MegaStir to advance HYBRID technology

Mazak Corporation has announced its acquisition of MegaStir, a supplier of friction stir welding (FSW) tools and technology located in Provo, Utah. With the acquisition, Mazak continues to expand and build upon its HYBRID Multi-Tasking Machine Technology. The new Mazak MegaStir will provide further system advancements and evolve into an FSW technology center. A resident […]
December 6, 2018

Exact Metrology exhibits at Power-Gen International

Exact Metrology will exhibit at this year’s Power-Gen International in Orlando, Florida, December 4- 6, 2018. Celebrating 30 years, Power-Gen focuses on all forms of power generation and brings together key suppliers and service providers with influential decision makers in the international power generation sector. At this show, Exact Metrology’s objective is to connect with […]
November 28, 2018

New Gearing Solutions® website details roller gear technology

Gearing Solutions’® new intuitive and user-friendly website presents the company’s unique roller-gear technology featuring Nu LobeTM gears for more torque in less space. The compact designs allow the use of aluminum housings, which yield considerable weight savings of up to 50 percent over traditional cast iron housings. Increased torque and reduced weight provide more power […]
November 6, 2018

Allied Motion’s EPS series offers electric steer-by-wire solutions

Allied Motion Technologies has introduced the electric power steering (EPS) series for steer-by-wire warehouse vehicles, autonomous AGVs, and similar material transport vehicles. The EPS series is a compact, fully-integrated motor, gearbox, controller, and optional output pinion. It is available in three frame sizes and 16 models to cover virtually any electric steering requirement in applications […]
November 6, 2018

Liebherr introduces new gear grinding machine

Based on its LGG 280 generating grinding machine, Liebherr recently presented the larger LGG 400 M model at IMTS in Chicago. The new Liebherr LGG 400 M was developed with an eye toward aerospace and job shop customers. It fits into the same footprint as the smaller LGG 280, but is well-suited to machining long […]
November 6, 2018

Additive Manufacturing Conference breaks records

The 2018 Additive Manufacturing Conference broke the attendance record for the event. The continued growth reflects the expansion of additive technology into production. AMC18 spanned two days at IMTS, North America’s largest machining technology trade show. The event attracted more than 650 attendees, featured 24 speakers from additive manufacturing service bureaus, OEMS, research labs, and […]
November 6, 2018

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA commissions car bottom furnace

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA successfully commissioned a new 20-foot-long car bottom furnace that has a total load capacity of up to 30,000 pounds. The Class 2 furnace, built by John Becker’s Heat Treat Equipment Inc. in Canton, Michigan, was installed and fully tested for the first time in Hermitage, Pennsylvania. The 60-inch by 240-inch […]
November 6, 2018

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