July 2017
Features

Pre-Nitriding: A Means of Significantly...

By: Thomas Hart

Pre-nitriding is a technology that addresses grain growth and creates a finer grain structure in the carburized case at higher temperatures. Case studies show how carburizing...

Comparison of Tooth Interior Fatigue Fracture...

By: Baydu Al, Dr. Paul Langlois & Dr. Rupesh Patel

A comparison of tooth interior fatigue fracture load capacity with the predicted bending and pitting fatigue capacities, as calculated according to standards. Effects of several...

Company Profile: ASI Drives Inc.

By: Molly J. Rogers

ASI continues to expand its testing, engineering, and manufacturing capabilities through cost-effective design and manufacturing of increasingly sophisticated electromechanical...

Turning to Rolling Bearings for Industrial...

By: Rachel Braddick

Understanding the pros and cons of bearing types for industrial gearboxes and monitoring bearings once in service can help contribute to successful application outcomes.

Departments

Materials Matter: Power Density; Why Steel...

By: Dr. Peter C. Glaws

The recent development of cleaner air-melted steel provides design engineers the opportunity to embrace the power-density concept for their component applications.

News

PowRgrip® Toolholding Collet System at WESTEC 2017

August 7, 2017

REGO-FIX will showcase the benefits of its powRgrip® Toolholding Collet system at this year’s WESTEC show. Visitors to booth #2840 will experience the system’s ability to generate extremely high clamping forces equal to and, in most instances, higher than shrink-fit holders. In...

New Seco Face Milling Cutter Body Doubles Tool Life

July 27, 2017

The new R220.88 face milling cutter family from Seco features inserts with eight cutting edges and optimized geometries that provide excellent tool life and reduced cutting forces. The cutter body’s 88-degree lead angle allows for large depths of cut with smaller insert sizes, as compared to...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Laser Scanning Revolutionizes Gear Inspection

July 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 mm. In addition, the new...

Jesse Garant Metrology Center Expands Its Service-Based Part Inspection

July 25, 2017

Jesse Garant Metrology Center (U.S. and Canada) recently expanded its operations to accommodate the growing demand for high volume part inspection for pre-production and production validation. With investments in new equipment and improved infrastructure, including state-of-the-art industrial...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CBN Ranks High For Internal Gears

July 25, 2017

For about two years, Liebherr has been using single-, double-, and triple-ribbed CBN profile grinding discs with great success. "Our users are very satisfied with the results," said Janus Siegfried, head of tool production and technology in the Ettlingen plant. Together with diamond,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Workholding For Faster Bevel Gear Development

July 25, 2017

Bevel gear manufacturers now can greatly reduce the time it takes to get fully functional, extremely accurate workholding for their gear testing and development efforts, with Gleason's new Flex-Spand™ (gears) and Flexgrip™ (pinions) workholding solutions. Without sacrificing...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Square Pole Technology Boosts Productivity In Flat Grinding

July 25, 2017

Schunk Magnos parallel pole, square pole, and radial pole plates ensure reliable workpiece clamping, quick workpiece changes, and particularly efficient processes in grinding applications. 200 percent increased productivity Among other things, Schunk Magnos square pole grinding plates boost...

Schunk Hydraulic Expansion Arbor Offers Many Benefits

July 25, 2017

With more than 75,000 implemented, customer-specific solutions, Schunk has been developing and manufacturing hydraulic expansion arbors for high-precision applications in milling, hobbing, turning, grinding, assembly, inspection, and balancing for more than 35 years. With Schunk, you'll profit...

Gearbox Manufacturer Ups Production With 1.8-Million Pound Machining Center

July 24, 2017

Renold Gears has installed a 1.8-million pound, state-of-the-art, Burkhardt + Weber machining center at its factory in Rochdale to increase production of gear cases in the mid- to large-gear unit market.  The new, high-precision machining center supplied by leading machine tool supplier Geo...

Heimatec Precision Tools Rolls Out New Website

July 24, 2017

Heimatec, a market leader in live tooling for the North American machine tool industry, announced the rollout of its new website. The new site offers an in-depth look at the company's extensive lines of standard and machine brand tooling, including the new Tecnicrafts line of collets and guide...

Bonfiglioli USA President Named To AGMA Board of Directors

July 20, 2017

Bonfiglioli USA, a subsidiary of Bonfiglioli Riduttori S.p.A., recently announced the election of President Greg Schulte to the Board of Directors for the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA). Schulte was elected to a three-year term by AGMA Corporate Members, effective April 3,...

Gear Dynamics And Gear Noise Short Course On Ohio State Campus

July 20, 2017

The four-day Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Short Course is scheduled for the Ohio State campus (at the Fawcett Center) September 18-21. Over the years, the courses have provided attendees with a solid background in the fundamentals, while yielding insights into the practical side, such as how...

New Generation Of Gear Hobbing Machines

July 20, 2017

The newly developed LC 280 α gear-hobbing machine provides Liebherr quality with maximum flexibility and short delivery times. The new development relies on tried-and-tested know-how — at the same time including many improved components. In recent years the gear market has been...

Hardinge Group To Partner With Prosper Machine Tools

July 20, 2017

The Hardinge Group recently introduced its Prosper Machine Tools as their exclusive Hardinge and Bridgeport dealer in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Prosper Machine Tools will take on responsibilities for sales, service, support, and repair parts fulfillment for the full line of Hardinge Brand CNC...

2017 Marks 90th Anniversary For Star Cutter Company

July 20, 2017

Star Cutter Company is celebrating its 90th Anniversary in 2017 by reflecting on its past and looking toward the future. Founded in 1927 by Howard B. Lawton and Frank Burgess, Star Cutter Company is a fourth-generation family-owned business and one of the oldest Michigan-based manufacturing...

Connecting GMS®Metrology with GX Hard Finishing

July 20, 2017

Gleason's GX Event Series is traveling the world to introduce the powerful new capabilities of the Genesis®200GX and 260GX Threaded Wheel Grinding Machines and the benefits of the Gleason Closed Loop System. "In contrast to a trade show, this kind of event enables us to demonstrate...

Gleason Introduces Its 300GMSL Multi-Sensor Inspection Machine

July 20, 2017

Gleason Corporation introduces its latest innovation in gear-inspection technology with the 300GMSL Multi-Sensor Inspection Machine, providing the capabilities of four instruments on one platform. Designed for manufacturers of automotive, aircraft and other like-sized gears, the 300GMSL offers a...

FMS Wins Powder Metal Parts Award

July 20, 2017

The grand prize in the Hand Tools/Recreation Category went to FMS Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, for a 30-tooth drive sprocket fabricated from sinter-hardened steel with a proprietary machining additive, made for Polaris Industries, Inc. The part goes into a motorcycle where it is driven by...

Hard Scudding Shapes New Horizons In Gear Production And Performance

July 20, 2017

Just a few years ago, the concept of Scudding left the traditional skiving method in the dust, so to speak, for internal gear production used primarily in the powertrain buildup. This process, five- to 10-times faster than gear shaping, formed the surface of the workpiece through several, small...

EMAG Presents World-Class Machining Quality For Geared Components

July 20, 2017

At Gear Expo 2017, October 24-26. at Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, EMAG USA will feature manufacturing systems for precision metal components with a special focus on its efficient and diverse solutions for gear manufacturing. The modular VL Series for chucked components...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Rasoma Machine Tools Available In North America

July 20, 2017

German Machine Tools of America (GMTA) now offers a full line of Rasoma machining centers, including vertical turning centers, 4-axis shaft turning centers, end machining, double spindle, and various special purpose machining centers, such as cross-hole drilling in crankshafts, with full...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CNC Gear Cutting Added To 2D CNC's Portfolio

July 20, 2017

2D CNC Machinery has added S&T Dynamics' range of gear cutting machinery and related automation equipment to its portfolio of metal cutting CNC machining centers, cell-and-system technology. S&T Dynamics is a manufacturer of automotive and military powertrain, axles, and transmissions...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: How Gear Shops Raise Productivity with CLC Machines

July 20, 2017

CLC knows gear manufacturers and what they need, and the company has been serving the gearing industry for decades. Now, because the machine builder has plenty of practical, hands-on experience, CLC puts an approach to machine tools into action. CLC's machine models for hobbing, shaping, and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Nord Introduces Single-Stage Gear Unit

July 20, 2017

Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) from a wide range of industries need to address a variety of customer needs — from safely processing food, to heavy-duty pumping of wastewater, to high-performance conveying in distribution centers, and more. Nord Drivesystems is helping OEMs better...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: ChamferCut Process Ensures Maximum Chamfer Quality And Reproducibility

July 20, 2017

Liebherr has optimized chamfering with the ChamferCut technology and opened it up for completely new applications. The chamfering process can now be performed during the machining process, which represents a huge customer benefit. The established method is based on tried-and-tested Liebherr machine...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: GMTA Represents The Profilator Line

July 20, 2017

GMTA in Ann Arbor, Michigan, represents the Profilator line of gear pointing, rounding, cutting, Scudding®, Hard Scudding®, deburring, and polygon machine tools for North America. The company provides full-application engineering, machine building, installation, commissioning, and all...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Ransohoff Introduces The Leandrum CF Washer

July 20, 2017

Ransohoff, a division of Cleaning Technologies Group LLC, has introduced its LeanDrum CF Washer. This new platform provides an energy efficient, reliable solution for high-volume cleaning needs, along with an innovated design for cold-forming applications. The LeanDrum CF features a robust,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Everything From A Single Source With Skiving3

July 20, 2017

Gear skiving according to the Liebherr concept has proved itself. Specialists from Kempten, Ettlingen, and Collegno offer competences from a single source in a full-service package. "For successful gear skiving, users need more than just a good machine," said Dr.-Ing. Oliver Winkel, head...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: ZEISS Solutions Optimize The Measuring Process, Providing Increased Process Reliability In Manufacturing

July 19, 2017

Due to their high level of precision, measurements performed with coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) will be a key part of the Smart Factory. "Networked intelligent systems that enable the results to be correlated in real time, calculated and visualized: These will become even more...