March 2017
Features

Company Profile: Southern Gear & Machine, Inc.

By: Molly J. Rogers

Specializing in gears and gearbox assemblies for the aerospace and defense industries, Southern Gear is celebrating 60 years of success attributed to customer and employee...

Developing an Energy-Efficient Industrial Gear Oil

By: Shubhamita Basu, Daniel Wilkerson & James Vinci

Fluid evaluations were conducted using an efficiency rig instrumented with a production-scale worm gearbox. Testing was conducted under a wide range of speeds and loading, and...

Departments

Materials Matter: Additive Manufacturing:...

By: Justin Michaud

Additive manufacturing is a technology with a great deal of potential to affect the gear industry as well as manufacturing at large, but there are challenges for it to overcome if...

Hot Seat: Applications of Hardenability

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

A method is described to either calculate the hardness in a component given the quenchant used or to select a quenchant to achieve a desired hardness at the core or surface of a...

Q&A with Bridget Dubbert

Each issue, a Gear Solutions editor talks with members in the industry to learn more about them. Here, we sat down with Bridget Dubbert, along with sales managers John Asselmeier,...

News

Gleason Acquires KISSsoft AG

March 15, 2017

Gleason Corporation recently announced that it has acquired KISSsoft AG, located in Bubikon, Switzerland. KISSsoft is a leader in the development of design software for gears and power transmission systems, serving customers globally across a wide spectrum of industries. “We are excited...

AGMA Revises Membership Categories

March 15, 2017

The members of the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) recently voted 110 to 5 to approve a change to its bylaws regarding its membership categories. All gear manufacturers, regardless of where their businesses are primarily located, will be included in a single membership category,...

Machine Tool Builders Represents Diablo Furnaces LLC

March 15, 2017

Diablo Furnaces LLC is a new startup company manufacturing, retrofitting, upgrading, servicing, and supplying parts for atmosphere heat treating equipment. Operating under the name Diablo LLC, the infrastructure has been in place for 1.5 years working with Machine Tool Builders (MTB). Separately...

Klingelnberg Group Announces Joint Development of Machinery Project with Starrag Group

March 15, 2017

Klingelnberg, the leading mechanical engineering company in gearing technology and Starrag, the well-known manufacturer of precision machine tools, have announced a cooperation between the two companies concerning the development of powerful products for complete machining and a joint purchasing...

Hainbuch America Appoints New Northeast U.S. Regional Sales Manager

March 15, 2017

Hainbuch America recently announced that Brian Eaton has joined its team as regional sales manager for the Northeast region, covering the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware. ...

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Announces Partnership with Wichita State Innovation Campus

March 15, 2017

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence recently announced it has formed a technology partnership with Wichita State University. The company will lease 3,000 square feet of space near the university’s 3DExperience Center in the Experiential Engineering Building on WSU’s Innovation Campus....

International Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials Conference and Registration Is Open

March 15, 2017

The North American Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials has launched its 2017 program and registration for Powdermet 2017. The International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials will feature over 200 worldwide PM industry experts presenting on PM,...

Siemens Partners with U.S. Technical Schools for LEAP Initiative

March 15, 2017

Siemens recently announced the launch of a new workforce development program for secondary and technical schools across America called LEAP — the Lifelong Educational Advantage Program. Made available through Siemens Cooperates with Education, the effort is designed to give high school and...

Bodycote Site Earns Highest Aerospace Accreditation

March 15, 2017

Bodycote, a worldwide leading heat treating services provider, recently announced that its Chesterfield, U.K. Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) location earned, for the second time, the highest level of Nadcap accreditation following the most recent Nadcap audit. The official approval was awarded on...

New Base Oil from Evonik Keeps Wind Turbines Turning

March 15, 2017

Operators of wind-energy farms place steep demands on the gear oil for their wind turbines: long oil-drain intervals, sustained optimal viscosity of the oil over a wide temperature range, and maximum durability and long life for the gearbox. In Viscobase® 5-220, Evonik has developed a synthetic...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Exsys Skiving Head Expands Turning Machine Capabilities

March 15, 2017

Exsys Tool’s new 90-degree skiving drilling and milling head not only provides angled drilling and milling capabilities on turning centers, but it also enables the machines to perform gear skiving operations. The new head cuts gear patterns faster than conventional gear shaping or broaching...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Ipsen Expands Controls Retrofit Options with CompuCore for Any Brand of Vacuum Furnace

March 15, 2017

Ipsen is introducing a new, competitively priced option for controls retrofits in the form of CompuCore™. Available for installation on most brands of vacuum heat-treating systems, these newly enhanced controls reduce the potential for human error and maximize uptime, allowing users to...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Third Wave Systems announces upcoming Gear Machining Release

March 15, 2017

Third Wave Systems recently announced that the highly anticipated release of the new AdvantEdge Gear Machining v1.0 will be coming soon. As part of the new AdvantEdge Gear Machining release, the first version will include cylindrical hobbing and allow the user to: Simulate and analyze the...