April 2017
Features

Company Profile: Rochester Gear Inc.

By: Molly J. Rogers

With new owners taking over the business in 2007 and implementing strategic changes such as new equipment investments and achieving ISO accreditation, Rochester Gear has the...

The Whirling Process in a Company that Produces...

By: Dr. Massimiliano Turci & Dr. Giampaolo Giacomozzi

Whirling is a fast method of producing worms: a toolholder ring, carrying a series of profiled carbide cutters, is set eccentric to the workpiece axis and rotates at a high speed....

Understanding the Basic Principles of Power...

By: Nicklas Bylund, Ph.D.

General guidelines and simple mathematics, including ways to calculate spindle speeds, are presented to assist manufacturing engineers and decision-makers in determining if power...

A Look at Expanding Mandrels for Gear Workholding

By: Timothy Zenoski

Expanding mandrels that hold gears between centers are used in the gear manufacturing process, most commonly in gear inspection, where high precision and range of expansion are...

Departments

Materials Matter: Steel Cleanness and Why...

By: Dr. Peter C. Glaws

Highly loaded components benefit from clean steels, but careful measurement — from steel processing to final quality — beyond conventional methods is required to...

News

Toyoda Offers Gear Skiving Lunch 'N' Learn Series

May 4, 2017

With Toyoda’s GS300H and GS700H gear skiving centers that integrate multiple gear processes into one machine, the company is offering a series of two-hour gear-skiving seminars at Toyoda’s facilities: May 10 in Arlington Heights, Illinois; June 7 in New Brighton, Minnesota; June 21 in...

MarCom Professional Metrology Software Available Free From Mahr

May 4, 2017

Mahr Federal offers its MarCom Professional metrology software version 5.2 as a free download from Mahr.com. MarCom 5.2 is a full-featured metrology software interface that enables direct transfer of measured values into MS Excel, SPC software, or text file and can manage signals from up to 32...

Sandvik Coromant and PARC Partner to Advance Digital Manufacturing

May 4, 2017

Sandvik Coromant is strengthening its capabilities in digital manufacturing by signing a strategic research agreement with PARC, a Xerox company and world-renowned innovation center. PARC will provide Sandvik Coromant with a footprint in Silicon Valley and expert resources for research and...

Third Wave Systems Offers International Users Conference May 16-18 in Indianapolis

May 4, 2017

Space is filling up for the Third Wave Systems (TWS) International Users Conference at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Indianapolis. During the conference, TWS offers workshops, breakout sessions, and industry presentations to bring solutions for improving machining processes. The conference is open...

Hwacheon Introduces High-Speed, High-Precision Hi-M G1 Vertical Machining Center for Graphite

May 4, 2017

Hwacheon Machinery America Inc.’s new Hi-M G1 vertical machining center is specially designed to cut graphite. Its quick and precise performance makes it an ideal choice for dry-cutting graphite electrode material used in die mold work. The rigid, yet compact structure with a design based on...

DMG Mori’s Chicago Innovation Days Is May 15-18

April 28, 2017

It’s not too late to register for Chicago Innovation Days, “Shape Your Future Production with Industry 4.0,” on May 15-18 from 9 am to 5 p.m. at DMG Mori in Chicago. Highlights include over 30 machines in action, including its 5-axis universal machining center, DMC 80 FDS DuoBlock...

Schunk Opens Service and Technology Center in Texas

April 21, 2017

Schunk recently held an official grand opening of its new service and technology center in Houston, Texas. Manufacturers in Houston will benefit from having this new Tec-Center local to them, which offers: Factory-trained service technicians on-site with over 30 years experience in...

Kapp Technologies Announces Personnel Changes

April 21, 2017

Michael Ruppert has been promoted to vice president and general manager, and Bill Miller has been promoted to vice president of sales and service, effective April 1, 2017, after Jim Buschy retired March 31, 2017. Ruppert joined the Kapp Group in Germany in 2005 and moved to the operation in...

Linamar Chooses RomaxDesigner for Its Design and Development of Driveline Systems

April 21, 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...

ASME 2017 Power Transmission and Gearing Conference August 6-9

April 21, 2017

The Power Transmission and Gearing (PTG) Committee of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Design Engineering division, invites participants to the ASME 2017 Power Transmission and Gearing Conference. The conference is in conjunction with the ASME International Design Engineering Technical...

SDP/SI Expands Machining Capacity with New Engineering and Manufacturing Facility

April 21, 2017

Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument (SDP/SI), a leader in comprehensive motion control and power transmission solutions, is operating in a brand-new world-class facility designed to greatly improve efficiencies and lead times. The 96,000-square-foot facility is located at 250 Duffy Avenue in...

Hofmann Products Now Available through Rotec Tools

April 21, 2017

With strong technical expertise and extensive knowledge in rotary table projects, Rotec Tools has announced that it has joined with Hofmann, a high-precision rotary table manufacturer in Germany. Hofmann is well-known in Europe for engineering and manufacturing high-quality rotary products and...

BWO Vector Control Enhances Koepfer CNC Hobbing Machines

April 21, 2017

The Vector control on all new Koepfer horizontal hobbing machines ushers in a new era of its user-friendly control concept: Optimized functionality using a minimum number of control elements Adjustable apps instead of a fixed menu structure 50-percent larger control interface...

Turbomachinery Laboratory Call for Papers

April 21, 2017

The Turbomachinery Laboratory at Texas A&M University, host of the Asia Turbomachinery & Pump Symposium (ATPS) in Singapore, has officially opened the call for papers for ATPS 2018. Abstracts are due by June 4, 2017. Stationed in the fastest growing market for energy, oil and gas, and...

Mitutoyo America Announces Organizational Changes

April 21, 2017

As Shigeyuki Sasaki enters his 40th year with Mitutoyo Corporation, he will be joining the team in Germany to support Mitutoyo European operations. Sasaki has assumed an advisory role within Mitutoyo Europe. For the past 10 years, Sasaki has provided leadership as vice president, executive vice...

Mazak To Host Technology and Education Event for Midwest Shops

April 21, 2017

Mazak will host its annual Discover More With Mazak™ Event at its Midwest Technology Center in Schaumburg, Illinois, May 2-4. In addition to real-world part cutting demonstrations of its innovative machine tools, including Mazak’s HCN-5000/50 horizontal machining center, Quick Turn...

Rohm GmbH Names New Global Head of Sales and Marketing

April 21, 2017

Röhm GmbH, parent company of Röhm Products of America, appointed Damiano Casafina as the new head of sales and marketing worldwide, effective February 2017. As chief sales officer (CSO) and chief marketing officer (CMO), he also serves as a member of the company’s executive...

Kadia Further Refines LH Honing Spindles

April 21, 2017

Every micrometer counts when it comes to honing of high-precision components, such as those required for injection systems or hydraulic applications. In order to meet these high-quality requirements, the honing machines manufacturer Kadia Produktion GmbH + Co. in Nürtingen uses a direct drive...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: United Tool Supply Releases Gear Inspection Model 2020

April 21, 2017

United Tool Supply, manufacturer of industry-leading Unite-A-Matic™ precision gauges, recently released a new Model 2020, which complements its existing product line with the ability to check internal splines within a range of 20 mm to 75 mm. This product meets a longtime need for the gear...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Honing Machine from GMTA Optimizes Gear Finishing

April 21, 2017

Available from German Machine Tools of America (GMTA), the Präwema SynchroFine 205 HS gear honing machine features direct-driven, digitally controlled spindles for the tool and the workpiece, enabling precise, rigid synchronization. The Präwema honing gear finishing process produces...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Dillon Full Grip Jaws Featured at PMTS

April 21, 2017

Dillon Manufacturing full grip jaws — available from 6 inches to 24 inches in diameter, with heights of 2, 4, and 6 inches, and metric sizes from 140 millimeters to 630 millimeters in diameter — completely grip workpieces and hold them firmly in place to maintain repetitive accuracy...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Index Develops New Multi-Spindle CNC Machine

April 21, 2017

Index has developed a new generation of its successful multi-spindle automatic lathe series, this time with eight CNC spindles, two back-working spindles for rear-end machining, deploying up to 18 CNC slides (X and Z) and additional Y axes if required. The machine is ideal for high-volume precision...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sinumerik Gives Performance Boost for CNC Hardware

April 21, 2017

For the high-end machine tool market, Siemens introduces version 4.7 of the Sinumerik Operate software, featuring new, more powerful CPUs and 15- and 19-inch “Blackline” panels in widescreen format for the Sinumerik 840D sl CNC. The new 7x0.3B PN processors are Profinet-compatible NCUs...