August 2016
Features

Company Profile: KHK USA

Offering one of the largest selections of metric-dimensioned power transmission gearing in North America as a distributor for Kohara Gear Industry, KHK USA services its customers...

A New Class of Industrial Gear Oil

By: David B. Gray, Rene Koschabek & Aidan Rose

A new class of industrial gear lubricants based on alternative synthetic materials has been developed to satisfy critical market performance expectations, ensure global supply...

Analysis and Optimization of Asymmetric Epicyclic...

By: Alexander Kapelevich

Following the Direct Gear Design approach to asymmetric epicyclic gear stages with singular and compound planet gears, methods of optimization of the tooth flank asymmetry factor...

Departments

Tooth Tips: Recruiting Millennials

By: Matt Mondek

When recruiting to fill a gear design position, you need to be able to understand and manage from the perspective of the millennials, as well as understand the generational...

Trend Talks: Cost Savings

By: Kenneth Carter

A good company is always looking for ways to save itself money, but a great company looks for ways to pass those savings on to its customers.

Hot Seat: Workforce Development

By: Stephen Kowalski

There are many reasons why we all need to invest more in human capital, especially in the heat treating industry.

News

Ipsen Offers App and Demonstration of Predictive Maintenance Software at FNA 2016

September 8, 2016

Ipsen will provide an in-depth look at its latest technologies and advancements during Furnaces North America (FNA) 2016. From cutting-edge predictive maintenance capabilities to advanced vacuum and atmosphere heat-treating systems, Ipsen will highlight real-life customer experiences and...

Alicona Demonstrates Automation, 3D Metrology, and Machine Tooling at IMTS 2016

September 7, 2016

Alicona, a supplier of automated measurement systems for the tooling industry, is expanding its range of production-integrated measurement solutions. At IMTS 2016, Booth #E-5833, the leader in high-resolution optical 3D metrology will demonstrate how new automation possibilities add to the concept...

Sandvik Introduces Sanmac 3G at IMTS 2016

September 7, 2016

Sandvik is launching Sanmac® 3G at IMTS 2016, offering a stainless steel material, which can significantly increase machining rates. To demonstrate this, the company will be running a Sound Challenge at its Booth #W-1228 to see if visitors can identify “the sound of higher...

Grob Systems Partners with FactoryWiz Monitoring To Utilize MTConnect

September 7, 2016

MTConnect partner, Refresh Your Memory Inc., developer of FactoryWiz™ Monitoring & DNC, will be demonstrating software technology that supports Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT) with partner Grob Systems in the South Hall Booth #8574 and RYM Booth #3363 in the East Hall at IMTS...

New Seco Highfeed Cutter Boosts Material Removal Rates

September 7, 2016

Seco Tools has expanded its solutions for achieving high performance and long tool life with the introduction of the Highfeed 6 — the latest addition to the Highfeed series of indexable-insert milling cutters. This new cutter features a design created specifically to boost material removal...

Kapp Technologies Takes Majority Ownership in Penta Gear Metrology, LLC

September 7, 2016

Kapp Technologies recently announced it has become majority partner in Penta Gear Metrology, LLC. Penta Gear Metrology LLC builds both functional and analytical gear measuring systems used in most gear manufacturing plants from automotive transmissions to industrial drives. The Dayton, Ohio,...

Hurco Introduces Double Column Bridge-Type Machine

August 31, 2016

Hurco will unveil the BX40i double-column (bridge-type) CNC machine at IMTS 2016. The stability of the double-column design and the overall weight of the machine (20,062 pounds) provide exceptional accuracy and outstanding surface finish capabilities. While designed specifically for the mold market...

Emag To Display Machine Tools at IMTS 2016

August 12, 2016

Emag, a leading supplier to the North American market, will be presenting machine tools and related manufacturing equipment at IMTS 2016 in Chicago, Illinois, September 12-17, Booth #N-6834, in the Gear Pavilion located in the North Hall. The company will present its family of turning centers,...

Zoller Features Products at IMTS 2016

August 12, 2016

Zoller presents its extensive product range, from tool presetting, measuring, inspection, and automation to software solutions at IMTS 2016 in the West Building, Booth #W-2022. Zoller is known for innovative solutions, and IMTS will give visitors the opportunity to see numerous innovations and...

New Norton Centerless Grinding Technology at IMTS 2016

August 12, 2016

Norton Saint-Gobain will feature Norton Century45™at IMTS, Booth #N-7051. The newly developed Norton Century45 centerless bond platform features an exclusive chemistry that greatly improves grain retention in the wheel. Better grain retention means wheels are constructed with more porosity...

Röhm To Feature Workholding Technologies at IMTS 2016

August 12, 2016

Röhm Products of America will show its strength as a one-stop clamping-and-gripping supplier by presenting a wide range of workholding innovations in Booth #W-2528 at IMTS 2016. Among the products on display will be two of the company’s newest solutions that fulfill industry demands for...

Klingelnberg To Present Products and Services at IMTS 2016

August 12, 2016

Klingelnberg will present its versatile machine lineup in operation at Booth #N-6837 at IMTS 2016. This year’s focus will be “solutions for the automotive industry” and “solutions for small-batch gear manufacturers.” Every day, manufacturers in the automotive industry...

Sandvik Coromant Offers Connectivity to Customers at IMTS 2016

August 12, 2016

In an era of digital transformation in machining operations, Sandvik Coromant will reveal for the first time at IMTS 2016 new connectivity-based solutions designed to help manufacturers optimize their machining and decision-making process. The new solutions have been developed to improve every...

Star SU To Unveil Dry Grinding Technology and Cutting Tool Advancements at IMTS 2016

August 12, 2016

Star SU will showcase its product range of machine tool, cutting tool, and tool services at IMTS 2016. It will have two booths — one in the Gear Pavilion in the North Hall and another in the West Hall showcasing its cutting tool technology. In Booth #N-6924, visitors will see product...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason to Demonstrate New Solutions for Advanced Gear Production at IMTS 2016

August 12, 2016

Gleason will demonstrate brand-new solutions in advanced gear manufacturing technology in Booth #N-7000 at IMTS 2016 in Chicago, September 12-17, covering a wide array of processes for the complete production and inspection of all types of bevel and cylindrical gears. Technologies that will be...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Carbide-Roll Burnishing Tools to be Featured at IMTS 2016

August 12, 2016

By Elliott Tool Technologies, carbide-roll burnishing tools, which produce a mirror-like surface finish while eliminating secondary operations, machining setups, and operator labor and cost, will be featured at IMTS 2016, Booth #W-1292. These cost-effective, easy-to-use carbide rolls from Monaghan...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gehring Releases Lifehone L630 Modular Honing Machine

August 12, 2016

Gehring L.P. has released the Lifehone L630,  the newest in its line of modular honing machines for precision metal components. The Lifehone L630 offers a systematic approach to help ensure an efficient manufacturing process. Features include standard part applications that can be honed on the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Hardinge Announces Release of Two New VMCS

August 12, 2016

Hardinge Inc., a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions, recently announced the release of its newest vertical machining centers (VMCs), the Bridgeport V480 and V710. The Bridgeport V480 and V710 machines feature fast rapid rates, high axis and spindle...

Big Kaiser Brings Innovation to IMTS 2016, Booth #W-1600

August 9, 2016

Big Kaiser introduces the EWD EVO, a digital boring head designed with a single goal in mind — making the life of an operator as easy as possible. It will be synched with the new Big Kaiser smartphone and tablet app, which was developed to enhance user friendliness while assembling and...

Exsys Tool Introduces High-Precision pL Lehmann Line at IMTS 2016

August 9, 2016

Exsys Tool Inc. will spotlight its high-precision pL Lehmann rotary tables as well as the product line’s swissClamp modular clamping system at IMTS 2016. The company will also demonstrate several other productivity-enhancing Exsys technologies in Booths #W-2061 and #N-7223, including the...

Seco Tools Features Engineered Solutions at IMTS 2016

August 9, 2016

Seco Tools will spotlight its Engineered Solutions along with many other new tooling innovations at IMTS 2016, Booth #W-1564. The company will exhibit several examples of these real-world Engineered Solutions that have resulted from Seco’s design, engineering, and manufacturing...

Enshu To Introduce WE30Ve Vertical Machining Center at IMTS 2016

August 9, 2016

Enshu USA will introduce the WE30Ve Vertical Machining Center to the North American market at IMTS 2016, Booth #S-8592, on September 12-17, in Chicago, Illinois. With its evenly distributed rigid bridge structure and 12,000 rpm BT30 spindle, the WE30Ve is ideal for the high-speed, high-precision...

Trunnion Table Introduces New Stallion Hybrid Trunnions

August 9, 2016

The new Stallion Hybrid trunnions from TrunnionTable.com (Booth #W-2268, IMTS 2016) allow faceplates and chucks to be installed without removal of the trunnion table for faster part setups, increased productivity, and higher quality parts. The trunnions accommodate a...