May 2016
Features

Company Profile: Koepfer America, LLC

By: Molly J. Rogers

As the North American factory sales and technical support organization for high-end European gear machine and tool manufacturers, Koepfer America offers a line of solutions for...

The Benefits of Asymmetric Gears

By: Andreas Mehr

A newly developed asymmetric gear tooth generating-grinding method combines maximum productivity with superior quality.

Departments

Materials Matter: Wind Turbine Gear Repair

By: Mark Michaud

Due to the large installed base of wind turbines, demand for gearbox repairs has risen steadily in recent years. Isotropic superfinishing is an ideal process for repairing damaged...

Trend Talks: Training

By: Anna Claire Howard

Gear manufacturers and industry associations take on the responsibility of training the next generation of a qualified and skilled workforce.

Hot Seat: Deep Nitriding for Gear Applications...

By: Dr. Edward Rolinski

Plasma/ion nitriding meets demanding gear applications by offering increased load capacity of gears and increased fatigue strength of components as well as less complicated...

News

Nitriding Symposium Will Be Held on November 17-18 in Las Vegas

June 7, 2016

Nitrex Metal, along with United Process Controls, has recently announced that the 4th edition of Nitriding Symposium (NS4) will be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 17-18, 2016. Nitriding Symposium is a triennial event that attracts metallurgists, engineers, plant supervisors,...

UTC Aerospace Systems Expands Presence in Foley, Alabama

June 7, 2016

UTC Aerospace Systems recently announced that it is expanding its existing footprint in Foley, Alabama, by adding a new manufacturing and nacelle assembly facility that is estimated to bring 260 new jobs to Baldwin County. UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp.,...

GTI Spindle's North Carolina Facility Now Fully Operational

June 7, 2016

GTI Spindle Technology, headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire, has recently announced that its newly opened North Carolina facility is fully operational. The state-of-the-art facility is staffed with industry-leading technicians who are capable of repairing and rebuilding the highest precision...

Itamco Receives DMDII Applied R&D Award for Smart Manufacturing Project

June 7, 2016

Itamco, a manufacturer of precision-machined components and specializing in gears, is part of a team that received an Applied Research and Development award from the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII). The award-winning project is titled “Standards-Based Platform...

Oasis Alignment Services Standardizes Metrology Fleet with Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence 6DoF Solutions

June 7, 2016

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence recently announced that Oasis Alignment Services, LLC (Rochester, New Hampshire) has standardized its large metrology fleet on Leica Absolute AT960 laser trackers and Leica T-Probes. Oasis is a leading provider of 3D metrology, optical alignment, and mechanical...

AGMA Names Matthew Croson as New President

May 27, 2016

The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA), a member and market-driven organization that conducts programs and provides services to the gear industry, its suppliers, and customers, has named Matthew E. Croson as its next president. Croson has more than two decades of leadership and...

Forest City Gear Adds Continuous Generating Grinding Capability for High-Volume Gear Production

May 27, 2016

Forest City Gear has expanded its high-volume gear production capabilities with the addition of a Reishauer RZ 160 gear grinding machine and high-speed load/unload automation. The system is part of a new 8,500-square-foot facility that is located in close proximity to Forest City Gear’s main...

Parker Trutec Adds Fourth AFC-Holcroft UBQ Furnace

May 27, 2016

Parker Trutec, Inc. in Springfield, Ohio, recently added a fourth UBQ 36-48-36 universal batch integral quench furnace to an existing line. This furnace will be equipped for carburizing and be made CQI-9 compliant. The equipment was scheduled for installation in March 2016. Parker Trutec is a...

New Management Team at Bourn & Koch

May 27, 2016

Bourn & Koch, Inc. recently announced that Terry V. Derrico has been named president of the company. Joining him in senior management are Kerry Koch as CFO, Greg Champion as the vice president of sales and marketing, and Peter Mischler as the engineering manager. Derrico, who was most recently...

Mahr Federal Names Stuart Manser as Director of Sales of Precision Gages

May 27, 2016

Mahr Federal has named Stuart Manser as the director of sales of precision gages for North America. According to CEO Tony Picone, Manser will be responsible for planning and directing the sales team for the precision gages product line, defining sales territory, and hiring sales staff. He will work...

SGS Tool Company Joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

May 27, 2016

SGS Tool Company recently joined the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM). As a leading manufacturer of round solid carbide cutting tool technology for aerospace, metalworking, and automotive industries, SGS will participate in machining research activities at CCAM. “We are...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason Introduces 500CB Cutter Build Inspection Machine

May 27, 2016

Gleason Corporation recently introduced its latest innovation, the 500CB Cutter Build inspection machine. The 500CB delivers more accurate and highly automated build, truing, and inspection of all types of stick-blade bevel gear cutters.   The 500CB features automated closed-loop blade...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Modular System for Direct Workpiece Clamping Offered from Schunk

May 27, 2016

The new Vero-S WDB clamping technology modular system transfers the efficiency levels of the Schunk Vero-S quick-change pallet system specifically to machine directly clamped workpieces. By using clamping pillars with a modular structure, freely molded parts and other workpieces can be clamped...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Thinnest Parting-Off and Deep-Grooving Tools Now Available

May 27, 2016

When material savings are a requirement due to machining expensive materials, large batch productions, or both, it is essential to use the thinnest insert width possible. CoroCut® QD-dedicated parting-off and deep-grooving tools are now available in smaller insert widths with internal...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New SVF Series Grit Guard® Coolant Filter Is a Modular Solution for Abrasive Machining

May 27, 2016

Sunnen’s new SVF Series Grit Guard® coolant filter is a build-to-suit solution with progressively higher levels of filtration and chilling to meet process requirements in abrasive machining. Base Grit Guard models are available in 55- and 110-gallon capacities and are equipped with twin...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Radius Internal Cylindrical Grinding Machines Added to Studer Line

May 27, 2016

United Grinding has added three new radius internal cylindrical grinding machines to its line of Studer internal cylindrical grinding machines. The S121, S131, and S141 replace STUDER’s CT700 and CT900 models and extend part production capabilities by offering more advanced technology, a new...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Customized Enclosure for the Tigo SF Coordinate Measuring Machine

May 27, 2016

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence recently announced the release of a customized protective enclosure for the Tigo SF shop-floor coordinate measuring machine (CMM). The Tibox offers enhanced protection for systems operating in the most extreme workshop conditions, shielding against dust, airborne...