October 2016
Features

Company Profile: Redin Production Machine

By: Molly J. Rogers

From an innovative machine builder in the 1940s to a leader in deburring machines, Redin Production Machine looks toward continued opportunities to provide its customers with...

An Introduction to Shot Peening for Increasing...

By: Richard E. Brooks

As a repeatable process that follows specifications and procedures in order to improve resistance to fatigue and stress corrosion cracking, shot peening has valuable benefits for...

Departments

Materials Matter: Lambda Ratio

By: Justin Michaud

Surface roughness must be accurately characterized in order for the lambda ratio to be a completely effective tool.

Hot Seat: Purchasing Tips

By: Jim Grann

When buying a heat-treating system, there are some essential questions that everyone should ask.

Q&A with Matt Panosh

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

Fullerton Offers Tooling for 5ME Cryogenic Systems

October 28, 2016

Fullerton Tool Company is now an authorized manufacturer and distributor of 5ME’s BlueZoneTM cryogenic tooling, after the two companies finalized an agreement that includes sales and support for carbide end mills and drills designed for use with 5ME’s cryogenic machining...

World's Largest Commercial Vacuum Furnace Completes Successful First Run

October 13, 2016

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA, a premier heat treating service, launched into operation its newest and largest vacuum furnace. In its inaugural cycle, the 48-foot furnace successfully vacuum heat-treated nickel alloy components while preserving the crucial elements of brightness and cleanliness....

Samag Invests in Cleaning System from BvL that Uses 20 Percent Less Energy

October 13, 2016

Saalfelder Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH (Samag) in Germany produces crankshaft bearing caps for a large German automotive manufacturer. For the cleaning of these components, the company not only requires a cleaning system with the highest cleanliness results and a short cycle time, but particularly also...

New National Engineering Trade Show Announced for the Latest in Simulation, Testing, and Thermal Engineering

October 13, 2016

GSE Media Ltd, the U.K.-based creator of innovative niche engineering events, has announced a national trade exhibition to be held in Cincinnati at the Duke Energy Convention Center on May 17-18, 2017. The event will combine three successful trade shows that have proved highly popular in the U.K....

Dana To Build New Gear Manufacturing Facility in Europe

October 13, 2016

In support of secured new business, Dana Incorporated recently announced that it plans to construct a state-of-the-art gear manufacturing facility in Europe. The establishment of this Spicer® gear factory in Győr, Hungary, will serve as a significant enabler to further satisfy the regional...

Wenzel America's Drew Shemenski Promoted to President of Wenzel America

October 13, 2016

Wenzel America recently announced the promotion of Drew Shemenski to president of Wenzel America. Having spent the last two years as Wenzel’s regional sales manager — Midwest region, Shemenski succeeds Andy Woodward, who has been promoted to Wenzel’s group marketing...

Mahr Federal Sponsors Illini Motorsports, a University of Illinois Student Organization

October 13, 2016

Mahr Federal announced it will provide a Silver Level sponsorship to Illini Motorsports, a University of Illinois-sponsored student organization. As part of the sponsorship, the company will donate a range of gaging equipment including digital gages, micrometers, calipers, and a Digimar 814 SR...

Allied Machine Announces Purchase of Majority Interest in Wohlhaupter

October 13, 2016

Allied Machine & Engineering Corp., a leading manufacturer of holemaking and finishing tooling systems, recently announced it has purchased a majority of the shares of Wohlhaupter GmbH of Frickenhausen, Germany, Wohlhaupter USA, and Wohlhaupter India. Known worldwide as a manufacturer of...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason Introduces P90CD and P90iC Horizontal Hobbing Machines

October 13, 2016

Gleason Corporation has introduced the P90CD and P90iC horizontal hobbing machines. Now, two new machines from the P-Series enhance the current model line to provide optimized solutions for specific applications that require high productivity and efficiency. Based on the well-known P90 hobbing...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: KISSsoft Announces New Release

October 13, 2016

A range of additional user-defined customization options are now available in the KISSsoft release 03/2016. With the new release, users can create a software interface and define their own variables. The KUI – KISSsoft User Interface – can be used to tailor the input window to suit the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Schutte Introduces 325linear 5-Axis CNC Grinder with Extended X-Y Axis Paths

October 13, 2016

Schütte recently announced the introduction of its new 325linear machine, a 5-axis CNC grinder with extended X- and Y-axis movement, plus two auxiliary slides for workpiece clamping and improved grinding wheel guidance over the entire machining envelope. Micro tools, gun drills, hob cutters,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sandvik Coromant Unveils CoroPlus

October 13, 2016

Cutting tool and tooling systems specialist, Sandvik Coromant, has unveiled its CoroPlus™ suite of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions aimed at helping manufacturers prepare for Industry 4.0. The concept is designed specifically to improve the control of productivity and costs...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Preco Announces New Laser System

October 13, 2016

Preco Inc. recently announced the Lightning Bolt 2000 laser system for processing of highly accurate micro features on metallic, ceramic, and polymer materials. The system is customizable to accommodate a wide range of IR, Green, and UV wave lengths and nanosecond, picosecond, and femtosecond...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: GTI Predictive Technology Announced Linear Signature Analysis

October 13, 2016

Headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire, GTI Predictive Technology recently unveiled its new Linear Signature Analysis (LSA) service. GTI has perfected its wireless VibePro vibration technology to collect vibration data in ball screws and to detect issues such as: • Preload •...

Star SU LLC and Neher Group Form Agreement To Sell PCD Tooling in North America

October 7, 2016

Star SU LLC and Neher DIA GmbH & Co. KG have entered a joint venture partnership that appoints Star SU to sell Neher’s PCD tooling portfolio in North America. The addition of Neher’s comprehensive line of diamond tools, including finish reamers, combination tools, and PCD/CBN...

Bodycote Acquires Nitrex Metal Technologies

October 7, 2016

Bodycote, one of the world’s leading thermal processing services provider, recently announced that it has acquired Nitrex Metal Technologies. Nitrex Metal Technologies specializes in precision gas nitriding and ferritic nitrocarburizing in both batch and continuous forms. Continuous gas...

SKF Centralizes Bearing Production with Solid Oil and Introduces Enhanced Formulas

October 7, 2016

SKF has centralized the production of bearings with Solid Oil to promote timely delivery throughout North America and has introduced enhanced formulas to benefit more applications across industries. These bearings are filled with an oil-saturated polymer matrix, which creates a consistent lubricant...

Siemens Announces Servo Drive System for Demanding Geared Motor Applications

October 7, 2016

Siemens has expanded its extensive drive portfolio for servo applications to include the Simotics S-1FG1 servo geared motors, which are designed for use with the Sinamics S120 drive system. Sinamics S120 drives and Simotics S-1FG1 servo geared motors are an integral component of Siemens Totally...

Emuge Opens New Cutting Tool Technology Center

October 7, 2016

Emuge Corp. announced the opening of a new technology center located at the company’s North American headquarters in West Boylston, Massachusetts. The center, designed to be a full-service resource for manufacturers to apply cutting tool application strategies, is equipped with the latest...