February 2017
Features

Company Profile: Affolter Technologies SA

By: Molly J. Rogers

Building upon its almost 100-year history of making small gears and pinions for Swiss watchmakers, today the company is manufacturing technologically advanced high-precision gear...

Parametric Geometric Modeling of a Spur Gear...

By: Dr. Gonzalo Gonzalez Rey & Ing. Gerardo Brianza Gordillo

This study shows how the global equations tool and general calculation formulas in the SolidWorks application can be used to update a model just by modifying the spur gear number...

Intelligent Process Monitoring Is Advancing...

By: Jorge L. Pena-Mena

A real-time tool monitoring system for gear hobbing machines has been developed and implemented in manufacturing plants to accurately detect and track tool wear through data...

Influence of Contact Conditions on the Onset of...

By: Dr. Amir Kadiric & Pawel Rycerz

Experimental results, obtained on a triple-disc micropitting rig under conditions designed to isolate the effects of the slide-roll ratio and specific film thickness, show that...

Departments

Hot Seat: Hardenability

By: D. Scott MacKenzie, Ph.D., FASM

Factors that affect hardenability and the rate of austenite transformation — carbon content, grain size, and alloying elements — can be used to calculate hardenability...

Tooth Tips: Micropitting

By: Rick Miller

Calculating EHL film thickness is one way that can help evaluate the relative risk of micropitting related to lubrication, which plays an important role.

News

Oerlikon Drive Systems Showcases Innovations March 7-11 at ConExpo-Con/Agg in Las Vegas

March 7, 2017

Oerlikon’s Drive Systems segment, including brands Oerlikon Fairfield and Oerlikon Graziano, is displaying its latest high-tech gear and drive solutions for construction and mobile machinery applications at the ConExpo-Con/Agg exhibition March 7-11, 2017, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in...

Linamar Chooses RomaxDesigner for Its Design and Development of Driveline Systems

March 7, 2017

Linamar Corporation, one of the world’s leading diversified manufacturers of precision powertrain and driveline components, uses RomaxDesigner in its design and development processes, creating innovative transmission and driveline systems for a wide range of product lines. An innovative...

Hendrick Motorsports Uses Hexagon’s Portable Technology for Under-the-Hood Optimization

March 7, 2017

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence recently announced its portable metrology solutions are instrumental in driving optimization under the hood at Hendrick Motorsports. The two companies formed a trailblazing technology partnership in early 2016 for collaborative technology development and...

Second Deburring Technology Expo is October 10-17 in Germany

March 7, 2017

The trade fair for deburring technology and precision surface finishing, DeburringEXPO, will be at the Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre on October 10-17, 2017. The presentations at the expert forum will be interpreted simultaneously at the event (German to English). Trade fair promoters, FairXperts GmbH...

A Forgings Company Brings Production In-House with Afc-Holcroft’s Heat Treatment Line

March 7, 2017

A European-based multinational supplier of forgings for the automotive industry has brought its heat treatment process in-house by investing in an AFC-Holcroft automated, non-atmosphere batch heat treatment line delivered to an American facility in the Midwest. The equipment will be used to process...

Sandvik Coromant Opens Project and Training Site at Don Schumacher Racing

February 27, 2017

Don Schumacher Racing and Sandvik Coromant recently announced the opening of a project and training site in Don Schumacher Racing’s headquarters in Brownsburg, Indiana. The site will be a collaborative hub with a focus on automotive engineering projects and customized trainings for Sandvik...

Samputensili Appoints Deniz Sari as New Gear Technology Manager

February 17, 2017

Samputensili announced the recent appointment of Dr. Ing. Deniz Sari to the newly created position of gear technology manager for Samputensili and its joint venture Star SU. According to the company, Deniz is a talented leader and industry expert who brings significant experience, knowledge, and...

Powder Metallurgy Machinability Seminar Program Available

February 17, 2017

Registration has opened for the Powder Metallurgy (PM) Machinability Seminar on April 4-5, 2017, at Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College, Pennsylvania. This seminar focuses on improving company operations in terms of higher-quality parts, reduced costs, and greater profits. The...

Erwin Junker Machinery Expands Capabilities with Showroom

February 17, 2017

Erwin Junker Machinery Inc. is inviting visitors to its showroom in Elgin, Illinois. The company is showcasing world-class grinding machines from Junker and Zema as well as industry-leading air filtration units from LTA Industrial Air Cleaning Systems Inc. Numerous Best Supplier awards distinguish...

Emuge Introduces Tool Reconditioning in U.S. Facility

February 17, 2017

Emuge Corp. has introduced tool grinding and reconditioning services based out of the company’s North American headquarters in West Boylston, Massachusetts. A clean, new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Emuge Corp. is now equipped with the latest technology in high-precision CNC...

Klingelnberg Receives Industry 4.0 Award

February 17, 2017

Ahead of the curve with Industry 4.0, machine builder Klingelnberg, a specialist in gear and transmission technology, manufactures large bevel gears in a cyber-physical system connecting the design processes to the production process in an end-to-end network. At the fourth annual Industry 4.0....

Seco/Warwick's CaseMaster Evolution Gains More Recognition with Customers

February 17, 2017

In 2016, Seco/Warwick’s CaseMaster Evolution was the preferred heat processing technology of vacuum case hardening for the most challenging industries, such as automotive, aerospace, machinery, wind energy, transmission, and commercial heat treat facilities, according to the company....

Drake Manufacturing Services Is Now Represented by Metek Machine Tool in the U.K.

February 17, 2017

Drake Manufacturing Services Co., LLC and Metek Machine Tool Ltd. have formally established a sales agreement for the United Kingdom and Ireland. This agreement provides sales and marketing support related to all precision thread grinding solutions offered by Drake. Drake is recognized globally as...

ITAMCO Attends Emerging Technology Event at the White House

February 17, 2017

ITAMCO, a manufacturer of precision-machined components, specializing in gears, attended an event at the White House hosted by the National Economic Council on December 21, 2016. The function was held in recognition of the progress made by ITAMCO and other U.S. manufacturers in the Manufacturing...

Siemens Announces Warranty Extension for Sinamics DCM DC Drive Products

February 17, 2017

Effective immediately, Siemens announced the standard 12-month warranty on newly purchased Sinamics DCM DC drive products, including DC converters, base drives, enclosure cabinets, and control modules, has been extended by two years, to a total of three years from date of manufacture.   This...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Liebherr Introduces New Gantry Robot System

February 17, 2017

The new LP 100 gantry robot system recently introduced by Liebherr-Verzahntechnik GmbH is ideal for handling smaller and lighter components, allowing users the option of configuring the gantry to deliver high-speed or high-load performance. This choice allows the LP 100 to be employed flexibly,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Oelheld Introduces AirForge 4028, the Whistle Clean Forging Lube

February 17, 2017

The clean lubrication revolution for every forging operation, AirForge 4028 is a newly developed protective lubricant for hot forging of steel and alloys. It delivers outstanding results when metal protection against oxidation, gas diffusion, and heat is required. The revolutionary AirForge 4028...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: KISSsoft Releases Enhanced Planet Carrier Definition

February 17, 2017

The consideration of the planetary carrier geometry with the parameterized approach (used for the deformation calculation and thus the calculation of the load distribution) has been met with great interest in the last KISSsoft release and has proved to be practical for the design process, as well...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Schunk Offers Extended Lengths with Its Universal Hydraulic Toolholder

February 17, 2017

With the Tendo E compact, Schunk has started a new era in tool clamping with this universal toolholder that is suitable for applications such as milling, drilling, and reaming. Schunk now offers new extended lengths in CAT 40 (4") and CAT 50 (6"). Both are great for long-reach...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Fastec Imaging Offers IL5 High-Speed Camera

February 17, 2017

Fastec Imaging’s IL5 High-Speed Camera enables you to view any gears, motors, and small and large rotating machinery or equipment moving at high speed and susceptible to vibration problems for performance analysis or troubleshooting using slow motion replay. With recording speeds of over 630...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Mazak VTC-805E Delivers Speed and Power

February 17, 2017

The new Mazak VTC-805E vertical traveling column machining center brings high versatility and productivity to shops that need to tackle long and/or heavy parts. The machine combines an increased Y-axis stroke, long bed/table size, high spindle speed and torque, and Mazak’s new SmoothG CNC...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Exact Metrology Uses CT Scanning for Metrology

February 17, 2017

The first industrial application of CT scanning for metrology in America involves aluminum casting. Josh Schradin, one of the 3D scanning specialists at Exact Metrology’s Cincinnati facility, recently completed a CT scanning project involving aluminum castings measuring approximately 12"...