September 2016
Features

Company Profile: Dynamic Megabytes Inc.

By: Molly J. Rogers

Dynamic Megabytes develops cost-efficient, results-oriented software packages with customized solutions to suit the needs of its customers in the gear manufacturing and automotive...

Calculating the Risk of Micropitting Using ISO...

By: Dr.-Ing. Burkhard Pinnekamp & Dr.-Ing. Michael Heider

This paper describes the definition of micropitting, the actual calculation method, and its application to practical examples if and where micropitting has occurred. The examples...

Non-Contact Gear Defect Detection Is Now Possible

By: Brian Slone & Richard Warns

Combining the technical synergies of a laser company, a gear measurement company, and a software development company resulted in the development of an innovative product that is a...

Departments

Materials Matter: Scuffing

By: Martin McCormick

The risk of scuffing, a non-fatigue-based failure mode, can be reduced via isotropic superfinishing.

Trend Talks: Industry Standards

By: Kenneth Carter

It takes dozens of countries, hundreds of companies, and thousands of people to keep the world “standard.”

Hot Seat: Energy Efficiency

By: Stephen Kowalski

Examining your company’s energy consumption can reduce costs for you and your customers.

News

SMT Announces New Office in Japan

September 30, 2016

Smart Manufacturing Technology (SMT) recently announced the formation of Smart Manufacturing Technology Japan Ltd. (SMTJ), a subsidiary of SMT. The new office in Japan is the latest installment of the company’s expanding reach worldwide. SMTJ will support engineers from Japan’s leading...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Liebherr Demonstrates New Single Table Gear Grinding Machine At IMTS 2016

September 28, 2016

With a one-table design and a new-design grinding head, the new Liebherr LGG 280 gear grinding machine greatly reduces grinding times for twist-free profile and generating grinding of workpieces to 280 millimeters in diameter. Presented for the first time in North America in the Liebherr Booth...

Laser Design Demonstrates CyberGage360 3D Scanning Inspection System at IMTS 2016

September 16, 2016

Laser Design, Inc., a fully owned subsidiary of CyberOptics and premier provider of ultra-precise 3D scanning systems and services, will showcase its CyberGage360™, a metrology-grade, ultra-fast, one-button automated 3D scanning and inspection system at IMTS 2016 in Booth #E-5810 and will...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Siemens Introduces New Operator Panels for High-End CNC Applications

September 16, 2016

The Sinumerik blackline panels OP 015 black and OP 019 black are a new generation of operator panels for the Sinumerik 840D sl CNC system and offer new options for machine operation. The inductive sensor technology enables rapid interaction with the user interface even when the operator is wearing...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Methods Showcases 3D Printing and Automation AT IMTS 2016

September 16, 2016

Methods Machine Tools, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative precision machine tools, 3D printing technology, automation, and accessories, will demonstrate the latest developments in manufacturing technology in Booth #S-9119 at IMTS 2016 on September 12-17, 2016. From additive manufacturing (3D...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sumitomo Develops HF PCD Milling Cutter for High Efficiency Aluminum Cutting

September 16, 2016

Sumitomo Electric Carbide, Inc.’s new HF PCD milling cutter provides highly efficient cutting of aluminum and non-ferrous materials. For exceptional milling efficiency, the HF series features a high-density design (3 teeth per inch). In addition to productivity, the HF-series cutter is...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Mazak Will Demonstrate New Innovations on HCN-4000 at IMTS 2016

September 16, 2016

As a leader in machine tool technology, Mazak will showcase its popular HCN-4000 horizontal machining center with enhanced multitasking and automation at IMTS, Booth #S-8300. With new high-precision honing and orbital machining capabilities, the machine now provides multitasking, Done in One®...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: GF Machining Solutions Offers Faster SetUps with Clamping System

September 16, 2016

The System 3R Delphin Zero Point system from GF Machining Solutions provides an affordable clamping system for use during heavy milling operations on a variety of machine tools. With the Delphin system, manufacturers can increase their overall productivity by streamlining setups and reducing...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: HAAS Presents Compact All-Rounder for Precision Tools and Components

September 16, 2016

Haas Schleifmaschinen GmbH in Trossingen, Germany, manufactures universal grinding machines, which offer significant versatility for full-sequence production of complex precision tools and workpieces. At IMTS 2016, U.S. subsidiary Haas Multigrind LLC will present its new, compact all-rounder that...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Tooling offered from Heimatec

September 16, 2016

Heimatec Inc., a world leader in live tools and multi-spindle drill heads, recently announced immediate availability of live tooling for all popular models in the Hyundai, Miyano, and Nakamura turning center lines. “We’re carrying a substantial inventory of live tools for our...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Affolter launches Worm Screw Power Skiving Technology

September 16, 2016

Affolter Technologies SA, a technology leader in micro-gear hobbing centers for the watchmaking and micromechanical industries, launches a groundbreaking innovation: Worm Screw Power Skiving (WSPS). “This cutting-edge technology was developed by our engineering experts in an intensive...

AIMS Metrology Acquires Englewood-Based Tool and Die Shop

September 14, 2016

AIMS Metrology, an OEM for coordinate measuring machines, announced it has acquired Englewood, Ohio-based CMI Technologies. The recent purchase is one of several investments AIMS has made this year to better serve its customers. Headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, the company completed a second...

Vacuum Heat Treating for Space Exploration

September 14, 2016

Vacuum furnaces are highly flexible tools capable of providing numerous thermochemical conditions with various reactive gases at elevated temperatures and extreme pressures to alter the chemical or mechanical properties of materials. Conditions inside vacuum furnaces are equivalent to conditions...

Stenhøj and Ever Sharp Tools Form Broaching Machine Agreement

September 14, 2016

Stenhøj Hydraulik A/S of Barrit, Denmark, and Ever Sharp Tools of St. Clair, Michigan, recently reached an agreement to sell and support a full line of broaching machines in North America, including helical and hard broaching. Since its founding in 1917, Stenhøj has manufactured and...

Mahr Federal Debuts New MarShaft Scope 600 Plus 3D at IMTS 2016

September 14, 2016

Mahr will introduce the new MarShaft™ Scope 600 Plus 3D at IMTS 2016, Booth #E-5614, making its U.S. debut appearance. Also on display will be the MarGear GMX 400 and the MarSurf® CNC premium surface finish system. Combining optical and touch sensors in the same unit, the...

United Grinding Brings Industry-Leading Technology to IMTS 2016

September 14, 2016

At IMTS, United Grinding will showcase one of its most advanced surface and profile grinding systems paired with an advanced robot that can work side-by-side with humans. Also in Booth #N-6800, the company will debut several other new grinding systems, including an innovative ID machine with radius...

Omax Highlights Possibilities of Waterjet Technology at Fabtech 2016

September 14, 2016

Omax Corporation will provide a comprehensive and customized machining experience through real-world cutting demonstrations, live applications assistance, and interactive educational opportunities at the upcoming Fabtech 2016 show on November 16-18, in Las Vegas. In Booth #C27047, Omax will feature...