2006 October
Features

The Electrolytic Edge for Fine Finishing

By: Donald G. Risko

Electrolytic machining is characterized by fast metal removal and the ability to focus on the edges or surfaces to be finished. Learn more about this fascinating process.

Departments

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

By: Terry McDonald

Local junior colleges may represent a valuable resource when it comes to obtaining safety training for your employees, along with a wealth of additional educational opportunities...

Tooth Tips: William Crosher

By: William P. Crosher

Gear capacities have improved dramatically over the years, so it's that much more important to learn about lubrication and especially heat dissipation.

News

SKF Acquires Precision Balancing & Analyzing

December 1, 2006

SKF USA, Inc., which is based in Kulpsville, Pennsylvania, has acquired Precision Balancing & Analyzing (PB&A), a spindle repair and upgrade company located in Mentor, Ohio. PB&A has annual sales of $7 million, 40 employees, and an additional facility in Atlanta, Georgia. The...

Kapp Technologies Names New Vice President of Sales

October 1, 2006

Bill Miller will oversee the sales and marketing departments as vice president of sales for the North American operations of the Kapp Group at Kapp Technologies in Boulder, Colorado, as of September 1, 2006. Miller, 51, worked from 1981 to 1995 with American Pfauter and was involved in the...

R.P. Revives Gould & Eberhardt Line

October 1, 2006

As the result of a recent order, R.P. Machine Enterprises, Inc.—which purchased Gould & Eberhardt in 2005—is pleased to announce that new G&E machines are entering the gear-manufacturing marketplace for the first time in six years. Three hobber/gashers have been ordered by a...

Philadelphia Gear Releases New White Paper on Acoustics

October 1, 2006

Officials of Philadelphia Gear announce the availability of a new white paper titled “Acoustic Properties of Industrial Machinery: Design techniques to minimize gear drive radiated noise.” The document is written to help manufacturers manage equipment-generated noise in the workplace....

Congressman Visits Cincinnati Machine

October 1, 2006

Cincinnati Machine recently hosted Congressman Geoff Davis at its Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Hebron, Kentucky. The purpose of the visit was to provide a manufacturing technology update and global industry overview. Cincinnati Machine—a pioneer and long time industry leader in...

Chick Announces Product Sponsorship of Richard Childress Racing

October 1, 2006

Chick Workholding Solutions has announced their product sponsorship of the Richard Childress Racing team. Chick and RCR joined together as teammates in their shared pursuit of speed, efficiency, and innovation. RCR holds an undisputed NASCAR legacy, and it continues this tradition by making quality...

Omegasonics Introduces Omega Pro X2

October 1, 2006

In a recent press release Omegasonics introduced the Omega Pro X2, a portable two-stage ultrasonic cleaning system. The new dual-stage washers are designed for customer applications demanding an immediate hot water rinse. The multi-stage console cleans a wide variety of precision parts and...

Boeing Selects Honeywell Engines for CSAR-X Program

October 1, 2006

The Boeing Company has selected Honeywell T55-GA-714A turbo shaft engines to power the HH-47 helicopter proposed for the U.S. Air Force Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR-X) program. “The Combat Search and Rescue program is an important initiative to flight crews and service people around the...

Bearing 2006 in Shanghai Next Month

October 1, 2006

Members of the bearing world will be heading toward the Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition Centre for Bearing 2006 on November 28 through December 1 to demonstrate their strengths and specialities to industrialists of different sectors. With an exhibition area of 35,000 square meters,...

Weiler Offers In-house Applications Lab with CNC Machining Center

October 1, 2006

Weiler Corporation—the leading manufacturer of power and abrasive nylon brushes for cleaning, finishing, and deburring applications—offers its customers an in-house application lab with CNC machining center. This service is aligned with Weiler’s “solution-providing”...