April 2016
Features

Company Profile: Drewco Workholding

Innovative design engineers, skilled machinists, 68 years of experience, and valued customer relationships are some of the advantages to working with Drewco Workholding.

An Experimental Evaluation of the Procedures of...

By: Dr. Donald R. Houser & Samuel Shon

Sample load distribution analyses and ISO predictions are presented for several experimental results from testing both FVA standard micropitting test gears and the AGMA tribology...

Taking the Wait out of Workholding To Speed Up...

By: Michael Hayes

A new gear lab workholding solution allows bevel gear manufacturers to reduce the time it takes to get fully functional, extremely accurate workholding for their gear testing and...

Departments

Trend Talks: Education

By: Anna Claire Howard

In an industry as established and evolving as gear manufacturing, education and workforce development remain at the core of its progress.

Hot Seat: Lean Manufacturing

By: Janusz Kowalewski

Digital technology such as the Internet of Things (loT) can be utilized to enhance gear manufacturing.

Q&A with Jaime Fischer

Each issue, a Gear Solutions editor talks with experienced leaders from companies across the industry to learn about their offerings, philosophy, technology, processes, and...

News

Auctions to Feature More Than 200 Late-Model CNC Machine Tools, Including CNC Gear Equipment

May 23, 2016

The Branford Group, a Global Industrial Auction Company, in conjunction with Machinery Network Auctions, Infinity Asset Solutions & HYPER AMS, will conduct a series of four webcast and online auctions to sell the assets of Royal Oak Boring located at 2340 Dove Street, Port Huron, Michigan, and...

Rush Machinery Offers Polycrystalline Tool Grinders

April 12, 2016

Rush offers the models FC-200D, FC-300D, FC-500D, and FC-200CNC polycrystalline tool grinders, which allow for economical manufacturing and regrinding of PCD, CVD, PCBN, carbide, and HSS tools. These machines grind angles and radii on standard and special turning and milling inserts,...

Italian-based Fidia Co. Moves North American Operations to New Facility in Rochester Hills, Michigan

April 12, 2016

Fidia S.p.A. located in Turin, Italy, has moved its North American operations from Troy, Michigan, to a new 14,000-square-foot headquarters facility in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Fidia designs and builds numerical controls and high-speed milling machine systems for the production of complex-shaped...

Toyoda Machinery USA To Host Walter Deep Hole Competence Builder

April 12, 2016

Toyoda Machinery and Walter Tools invite machine shop owners to the Walter Deep Hole Competence Builder Lunch & Learn event on May 19, 2016. The event at Toyoda’s Upper Midwest Tech Center in New Brighton, Minnesota, will allow shop owners to maximize machining expertise with the right...

Record Gas Quenching Speeds Achieved in Ipsen’s Argos Heat-Treating System

April 12, 2016

Ipsen’s global development team recently celebrated the first build and testing of the Argos heat-treating system. The Argos uses low-pressure carburizing (AvaC®) in combination with 20-bar nitrogen quenching to provide metallurgical properties never before seen in gas quenching systems...

Daetwyler Industries Introduces New Honing and Profile Gear Grinding System

April 12, 2016

Fässler by Daetwyler Industries engineered a new gear honing and profile gear grinding system specifically designed for the job shop and gear laboratory environment. The HGP-400 presents a small footprint with all CNC drives with a Siemens Sinumerik 840D Solution Line Control. The ability...

Gleason Doctoral Fellowships Established at Rochester Institute of Technology

April 12, 2016

Gleason Corporation and the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) recently announced the establishment of a doctoral fellowship program. The fellowships will be incorporated into RIT’s Ph.D. engineering program. Gleason has donated $300,000 in support...

Rohm Expands Service in Mexico with New Office in Monterrey

April 12, 2016

Röhm Products Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., the subsidiary of Röhm GmbH, celebrated the opening of its new office in Mexico with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on February 11. Located in Monterrey, the facility expands the company’s sales, service, and support capabilities to meet an...

Junker Group Awarded SGM Technology Prize

April 12, 2016

The Junker Group, a leading grinding and air filtration technology provider for automotive manufacturers, received the Leading Technology Award from SAIC General Motors Co., Ltd. (SGM). SGM presents this prestigious award to its best suppliers from around the world in a number of categories. The...

The Adams Company Invests in World-Class Shaft Turning Capabilities

April 12, 2016

The Adams Company, a custom gear and shaft manufacturing company located in Dubuque, Iowa, recently announced the delivery of a new Okuma LU4000 EX turning machine. This state-of-the-art shaft-turning machine will greatly increase the Adams Company’s capabilities and capacity in shaft...

Zoller Ensures Easy Inspection and Documentation of Cutting Tools

April 12, 2016

With a universal design, Pom inspection and measuring devices from Zoller can be positioned anywhere in the production, for instance, next to the incoming goods, in the inspection room, or directly at the CNC machine. The devices are compact and process-oriented and cover the complete tool range of...

KISSsoft Announces New Engineering Manager

April 12, 2016

Ty Warner, KISSsoft’s new engineering manager, will be responsible for customer support as well as engineering consulting at KISSsoft. Warner is a licensed professional engineer with 18 years of product development experience including drivetrains in consumer goods, off-road/agricultural...

Prometec GmbH Becomes Part of Sandvik Coromant

April 12, 2016

Sandvik Coromant recently strengthened its offering in digital manufacturing by the acquisition of the German company Prometec GmbH based in Aachen, Germany. Prometec is a leading supplier of advanced solutions for monitoring and control of machining processes in production machines. The company...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Santasalo Launches New Vertical-Mounted Gear Units For Agitation, Mixing, and Flotation Applications

April 12, 2016

Santasalo, a leading manufacturer of industrial gear units for process industries worldwide, has announced the launch of the AMF vertical-mounted gear unit series. The AMF series is purpose-built for the most demanding vertical applications with high external forces without the need for external...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Releases New Portable Display For Inductive Probes

April 12, 2016

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence recently announced the release of the new Tesa Twin-T10, a portable display for inductive probes offering ease of operation for its users, as well as a clear and immediate graphical display of data. The Tesa Twin-T10 is particularly suitable for straightness,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Emuge Introduces High-Precision Milling/Drilling Chucks

April 12, 2016

Emuge Corp., in partnership with Albrecht Precision Chucks, has introduced high-precision/performance Emuge FPC mill/drill chucks that provide unprecedented rigidity, vibration dampening, concentricity, machining speed, and tool life versus conventional chuck technologies for milling and drilling...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: U-tec Flexible Tool Adapter System Now Offered on Right-Angle Heads From Heimatec

April 12, 2016

Heimatec, a global leader in live tools, angle heads, and multi-spindle drill heads, recently announced the release of its U-tec® flexible adapter system on all right-angle heads in the company’s line. Models are available for the most popular lines of machine tools in the North American...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Schunk Releases New Vise For All Workpieces

April 12, 2016

The Schunk Kontec KSC 80 centric clamping vise is a multifaceted component that has optimal jaw support for I.D. and O.D. clamping. It can be easily adapted for conventional clamping, short clamping depths for five-sided machining, mould parts, plates, or saw cuts. The KSC 80 is known for high...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Seco Unveils Toolholders with Simultaneous Taper and Face Contact

April 12, 2016

Seco Tools, LLC — a leading provider of metalcutting solutions for milling, turning, holemaking, and toolholding — has added a new range of taper-face toolholders to meet machinists’ increasing needs for higher production and process reliability. These new options provide two...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Big Kaiser Releases Mega Perfect Grip Milling Chuck

April 12, 2016

Big Kaiser introduces the Mega Perfect Grip from Big Daishowa, a simple-to-handle, heavy-duty milling chuck for heat-resistant super alloys (HRSA) that eliminates end mill pullout under heavy torque loads. For manufacturers using milling chucks, pullout is a major issue, particularly when...