2007 April

Workholding Made Simple

By: David A. Stokely

Overly complicated designs can sometimes prove detrimental, especially when it comes to workholding devices. The following describes how simplicity can lead to better outcomes.

Taking Hold with Hydraulics

By: Sean Cresent & Robert Laube

Hydra-Lock has a long history of manufacturing custom-designed hydraulic workholding and toolholding devices that are constantly evolving to meet its customer's needs.

A Novel Hob Design for Precision Involute Gears...

By: Dr. Stephen P. Radzevich Ph.D., Dr. (Eng) Sci.

The following paper outlines the development of a new precision gear hob design for machining involute gears on conventional gear-hobbing machines.


Terry McDonald: Site Safety

By: Terry McDonald

Springtime brings the possibility of natural disasters such as floods and tornadoes. Have you put your comprehensive disaster plan in place?

Tooth Tips: William Crosher

By: William P. Crosher

Progress in the design of globoidal worm drives is made with each passing year, but it's interesting to take a look back at its history and development over time.


Mahr Federal To Feature New Pocket Surf PS1 At EASTEC 2007

April 1, 2007

As part of its array of dimensional gaging products and metrology systems, Mahr Federal will feature its new Pocket Surf® PS1 portable surface finish gage at the EASTEC 2007 Exposition presented by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers May 22-24, 2007, at the Eastern State Exposition in West...

Conicity Technologies Named NCDMM Alliance Partner

April 1, 2007

Conicity Technologies, LLC, the leader in cutting edge preparation technology, has been named an alliance partner of the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM). According to NCDMM’s Alliance Partner Charter, “The objective of NCDMM is to support the Department...

Drake Ships Next-Generation Gear Grinder on Linear Motor Platform

April 1, 2007

Drake Manufacturing announces that it is ready to ship serial number one of a newly designed range of four-axis linear motor profile gear Grinders. The GS:G2-LM 200 was tooled to produce master gears. The GS:G2-LM gear grinders are currently available in two sizes: a smaller model handles workpiece...

Sunnen SV-1005 CDC Honing System now Air-Gage Equipped

April 1, 2007

Sunnen’s SV-1005 series vertical CNC honing system is now available with an integrated air gaging system to provide closed-loop control of tool size, along with downloadable SPC data. Matched with Sunnen's diamond-plated CGT Krossgrinding® tools or MMT TurboHone® multi-stone mandrel,...

Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers to Meet in May

April 1, 2007

The 2007 Annual Meeting of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, to be held on May 6-10, 2007, in the Philadelphia Marriott (downtown), will offer:• Ten education courses on basic to advanced lubrication topics • Over 400 technical sessions, from practical applications to...

Sharq Introduces New Gearmotor

April 1, 2007

Designed as direct drop-in replacements for many high volume OEM applications, the new Sharq 207 series parallel shaft gearmotors are the first in a family of 11 new gearmotor designs being introduced in 2007. American made and powered by 1/20 horsepower, UL and CSA recognized AC motors, the four...

Kapp Group to Show KX300P at Gear Expo 2007

April 1, 2007

The Kapp KX300P gear grinding center—with its full range of flexibility, including the ability to dress wide ranges of gears without changing dressing disks and (optional) ring-loader automation—will be displayed at Gear Expo in Detroit October 16-19, 2007. The KX300P offers both...

Gleason Acquires LeCount Assets

April 1, 2007

Gleason Corporation announces that it has acquired the assets and business of LeCount, Inc., of White River Junction, Vermont; a leading producer of expanding mandrels and other workholding equipment for inspection and machining applications including grinding, sharpening, and polishing....

OC Oerlikon Purchases Fairfield Parent Company Saurer AG

April 1, 2007

Fairfield Manufacturing Company, Inc.—headquartered in Lafayette, Indiana—announces that its parent company, Saurer AG of Switzerland, has been acquired by the OC Oerlikon Corporation AG of Pfäffikon, Switzerland. OC Oerlikon finalized the stock purchase and acquisition of Saurer...