July 2010

Analyzing Bearing Failure

By: Steven Katz

No one wants to experience bearing failure, but close study of all the factors involved will allow you to help avoid the associated costs and downtime in the future.

Insights Into Ultrasonic Cleaning

By: Ed Sullivan

As is the case with any manufacturing process, choosing the right ultrasonic cleaning method can mean the difference between wasting time and making money.

Heat Treat Processes for Gears

By: Nicholas Bugliarello, Biji George, Don Giessel, Dan McCurdy, Ron Perkins, Steve Richardson & Craig Zimmerman

Different heat treating processes' as well as the materials being treated, impart particular qualities in your gears. Allow Bodycote to provide a deeper understanding of your...


Terry McDonald: Site Safety

By: Terry McDonald

One key to implementing a successful safety program is to make sure that it's as convenient as possible for everyone involved, including those who enforce it!

Tooth Tips: William Crosher

By: William P. Crosher

What is the true definition of "surface finish," and how can the extremes of roughness be minimized? A deeper understanding of this concept will help overcome...


Conference Spotlights Precision Measurement/Inspection

July 7, 2010

The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) announces that the organization has chosen 25 technical white papers to be presented at its annual Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC) from July 12-16, 2010, at the Grand Sierra Resort located in Reno, Nevada. White paper submissions were received...

New Appointments at Excel Gear

July 7, 2010

Excel Gear, Inc., announces the appointment of Denis Bermingham as the manager of manufacturing engineering and special projects and William “Bill” Powers as the company’s marketing manager. Both appointments were made by company president N.K. “Chinn” Chinnusamy, who...

New Release of RomaxDesigner for Transmission Design

July 7, 2010

Design engineers are increasingly presented with more challenging scenarios, especially given automotive industry trends towards more efficient, quieter, and higher performing vehicles. The need for confidence in simulation technology has never been greater. With Romax’s latest release of...

Okuma Tech Center and Hartwig Host SME Chapter

July 7, 2010

The Houston chapter of the Society for Manufacturing Engineering (SME) held their monthly meeting and enjoyed a facility tour last May at the Okuma Tech Center. SME members and guests attended a presentation by Hartwig, Inc. Team leader Gary Frick and Bryan Newman, THINC product specialist, gave a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New NBV Vertical Machining Center from MAG

July 6, 2010

The new NBV vertical machining center is as noteworthy for what it doesn’t have as what it has. Eliminating all hydraulics, this compact VMC is flush with modular application flexibility, including configurations for three-, four-, and five-axis contouring or five-axis mill/turn work,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Multifunction Gear Shaving Machine from SICMAT

July 5, 2010

Designed for finishing high quality gears for various markets, the Raso 200 CNC shaving machine from SICMAT shaves gears with diameters ranging from 6 to 200 mm and module from 0,8 to 5 mm. Thanks to its lathe-like structure, the Raso 200 provides performance levels and stiffness comparable to...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: High Precision Tooling Adapters from EXSYS

July 4, 2010

EXSYS Tool, Inc., will be showcasing a variety of its high precision tooling adapters at IMTS booth #W-1474. The company’s PRECI-FLEX is the first tooling system on the market with a single base holder and multiple tooling adapters that utilizes the ER collet pocket, making lathe tooling...


July 3, 2010

FANUC CNC America will display advanced CNC control innovations at IMTS 2010 booth #S-8919. The 30i-B Series Control is an upgrade from the 30i-A Series, offering newly enhanced features and functions with advancements in operability and maintainability. The 0i-D/0i-D Mate Control offers newly...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Bevel Gear Grinding Wheels from Gleason

July 2, 2010

Gleason Corporation has broadened its line of bevel gear manufacturing solutions with a new line of high performance grinding wheels for bevel gear applications. The new wheels have been developed to Gleason standards, using the latest, most advanced abrasive materials and wheel designs, enabling...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: General Purpose, High Performance Tap from Emuge

July 2, 2010

Emuge Corp. introduces the MultiTAP™, the industry’s first high performance tap designed to cut a wide range of materials including carbon steel, steel alloys, stainless steel, aluminum, cast iron, copper, brass, and bronze. MultiTAP is also uniquely designed to produce threads within...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: NTG Tool and Cutter Grinder from Star Cutter

July 2, 2010

Armed with NUMROTOplus software, the NTG tool and cutter grinder from Star Cutter is designed for manufacturing and reconditioning end mills, drills, step drills, taps, and form cutters quickly and precisely. NTG’s three-station wheel and manifold changer switches grinding wheels in 10-15...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New High-Feed Cutter from Ingersoll

July 2, 2010

The new Power-Feed+Mini high feed cutter from Ingersoll Cutting Tools features high-speed geometry with a double-sided, four-edge insert. This innovative insert was engineered specifically for high-speed machining to deliver economy, strength, and performance. The robust insert has an exceptionally...