May 2017
Features

Review of Microstructure and Properties of...

By: Giri Rajendran & Jason Hassen

A review of the microstructure and properties of tin bronze, manganese bronze, and aluminum bronze material that make them suitable for specific worm gear applications is...

Introducing a New Machine Concept for...

By: Dr.-Ing. Deniz Sari, Dr.-Ing. Klaus Peiffer & Ing. Enrico Landi

A breakthrough design has been developed to optimize stiffness, stability, and speed of the gear generating grinding machine, reducing non-productive time in the process.

Case Study: How Advanced Gearbox Testing Drove...

By: Chris Lake

Demands for higher loads, complex geometries, flexibility for change, and predictable materials are moving the transmission test stand industry away from fabrications to lost foam...

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Star Cutter Company Celebrates 90th Anniversary

June 7, 2017

Star Cutter Company is celebrating its 90th anniversary throughout 2017 by reflecting on its past and looking toward the future. The company is a leader in the cutting tool industry with over 500 employees in six manufacturing facilities within five manufacturing divisions. Each manufacturing...

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Augments Tooling Management and Shop-Floor Network Solution

June 7, 2017

Hexagon AB has completed the acquisition of FASys Industrie-EDV-Systeme GmbH, a German system integration specialist and provider of software and hardware solutions for production-oriented tasks. FASys has an established working relationship with the Hexagon-owned CAD/CAM specialist Vero Software,...

Kyzen To Co-Host Clean and Green Seminar

June 7, 2017

Kyzen will co-host a VOC compliance seminar exclusive to the metal parts manufacturing industry on June 13-14, 2017, at co-host CJI Process Systems Inc. in Santa Fe Springs, California. The Clean and Green Seminar will provide attendees with an in-depth review of the latest changes in solvent...

ATI Industrial Automation’s 2017 Technology Fair Is August 10 in Michigan

June 7, 2017

The one-day event at ATI Industrial Automation’s facility in Orion Township, Michigan, will focus on applications advancing automation, providing attendees the opportunity to learn more about ATI’s products and hear from industry-leading experts. The event will feature educational...

Can-Eng Furnaces Receives Contract from Automotive Suspension Component Manufacturer

June 7, 2017

For a leading North American manufacturer of forged aluminum suspension components, the furnace system will be integrated into a completely automated forging cell expansion, with a controls and part tracking system, for heating aluminum billets prior to forging of automotive suspension components....

Exsys Showcases Customizable Technologies at WMTS 2017

May 31, 2017

Exsys Tool Inc. will highlight innovative tooling, rotary table, and gear-making solutions in booth 224 at the 2017 Western Manufacturing Technology Show on June 6-8 at the Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Visitors will view the benefits of the Preci-Flex tooling system,...

John Burch Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Bison Gear & Engineering

May 25, 2017

The board of directors of Bison Gear & Engineering recently announced the appointment of John Burch as chief executive officer effective May 1, 2017. Burch succeeds Marcus J.S. Bours, who served as interim CEO since June 2016. The board expressed its appreciation for Bours’ service...

International VDI Congress "Drivetrain for Vehicles" Is July 5-6 in Bonn

May 25, 2017

At the international VDI Congress “Drivetrain for Vehicles” on July 5-6, 2017, the Congress will place its focus on innovations and novelties in the field of transmission development as well as the electrification of the powertrain and the challenges that are inherent with the design of...

Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Short Course at Ohio State September 18-21

May 25, 2017

The upcoming four-day Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Short Course on the Ohio State campus (at the Fawcett Center) is September 18-21, 2017. Over the years, these courses have been extremely successful since they provide the attendees with a solid background in the fundamentals, while yielding...

ALD Receives Contract for Third SyncroTherm System Slated for the North American Aerospace Industry

May 25, 2017

ALD Vacuum Systems Inc. in Wixom, Michigan, has received a purchase order from a North American-based aerospace manufacturer for a SyncroTherm® brand, fully integrated vacuum heat-treating system. This system will primarily perform low-pressure carburizing (LPC) and is the direct replacement...

Kapp Niles Announces New Metrology Division

May 25, 2017

Kapp Niles recently announced the expansion of its product portfolio by adding high-end metrology solutions. The newly found division, Kapp Niles Metrology GmbH, based in Aschaffenburg, Germany, leverages the wealth of experience and technology of R&P Metrology GmbH whose employees and...

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA Awarded Rolls Royce Approval

May 25, 2017

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA (SAWPA) recently announced it was awarded Rolls Royce Approval. The adherence to strict specification requirements, process execution, and a daily commitment to quality processing are evident among all employees at Solar. “The successful certification of our...

Advanced Heat Treat Corp. Announces New President

May 25, 2017

Advanced Heat Treat Corp. (AHT) recently announced the appointment of Mikel Woods as president. Woods previously served as senior vice president and has been with AHT since 2005. Gary Sharp will be stepping down as president but will remain active in the company and will continue to serve as CEO...

The Hardinge Machine Technology Show Is June 6-8 In Elmira, New York

May 25, 2017

The Hardinge Group is hosting its Hardinge Machine Technology Show (HMTS), June 6-8, 2017, at its Elmira, New York, headquarters. This show will feature products from the full Hardinge Group portfolio including turning, milling, grinding, and workholding. See live cutting demos, new technology from...

Ipsen USA Provides Comprehensive Support for Heat-Treating Systems Shipped Around the World

May 25, 2017

Focused on providing advanced equipment and comprehensive support to industries around the world, Ipsen USA recently shipped eight vacuum heat-treating systems to customers in Costa Rica, India, Germany, and the United States. This equipment will be used to support the additive manufacturing,...

Toyoda Wins 2017 Automotive News PACE Award

May 25, 2017

JTEKT Toyoda Americas Corporation was named a 2017 Automotive News PACE Award winner at an awards ceremony April 3 in Detroit, Michigan. The prestigious award recognizes automotive suppliers for superior innovation, technological advancement, and business performance. Toyoda was recognized for its...

Seco/Warwick Wins "Production Company of the Year" in the "Leaders of the Manufacturing World" Competition

May 25, 2017

The title given to Seco/Warwick is recognition of a company’s expertise, innovative technologies, and solutions in the manufacturing sector while achieving significant growth dynamics. “Seco/Warwick is not afraid to reach for IT solutions from the world’s top shelf, which...

Big Kaiser Launches World's Smallest Hydraulic Chuck for HSK-E25 Machine Spindles

May 25, 2017

Big Kaiser announced the introduction of the world’s smallest hydraulic chuck for HSK-E25 machine spindles, thus completing its extensive range of Big Kaiser Super Slim hydraulic chucks. The Super Slim type of hydraulic chucks (HDC) are the ideal toolholders for precision finishing processes...

New Version of KISSsoft 03/2017 Is Available

May 25, 2017

On April 24, 2017, the new version of KISSsoft 03/2017 was released with a number of innovations. The following highlights are available: Reliability evaluation of gear units on system level. Simplified modeling using predefined gear stages in KISSsys. Calculation of root...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason's 300GMSL Inspection System Now Includes Laser Scanning Integration

May 25, 2017

The versatile platform of Gleason’s 300GMSL inspection system provides the classic tactile probing methods for inspecting conventional gear data on spur and helical cylindrical gears as well as straight, spiral, and hypoid bevel gears with a diameter of up to 300 millimeters. In addition, the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Junker Offers Simultaneous Grinding With Three Grinding Wheels

May 25, 2017

With its various sizes and numerous grinding spindle versions, the Jumat series offers versatility, and the engineers at Junker have once again expanded their portfolio with the new Jumat 6S 18-20-18. The simultaneous use of three grinding wheels guarantees maximum quality by utilizing a single...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Liebherr Offers Technology for Internal Gear Tooth Profile Grinding

May 25, 2017

Based on its OPAL (observation, parametrization, analysis by Liebherr) grinding technology, Liebherr offers a new internal gear tooth profile grinding technology involving a belt drive spindle, which can be fitted to the standard GH 4.0 grinding head as well as to the new GH 5.0 and GH 6.0 grinding...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Klingelnberg Unveils Its P 16 G At Control 2017

May 25, 2017

Klingelnberg celebrated its premiere of the new P 16 G: a measuring center for round components developed specifically for use on the production floor. The P 16 G is designed around measurement tasks outside of gears. Whether turning blanks, ground workpieces, circular blades, spacers for circular...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sandvik Coromant Unveils All-Directional Turning Concept

May 25, 2017

Cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has unveiled a revolutionary new turning concept that offers improved machining flexibility and the potential for significant productivity gains. The company’s PrimeTurning™ methodology and supporting tools provide...