August 2017
Features

Company Profile: Heiko Machine Tools LLC

By: Kenneth Carter

With a recent collaboration with a maker of cross wedge rolling machines, Heiko Machine Tools LLC is poised to offer its customers high-end equipment for the metal-forming...

The Bold New World of Chamfering and Deburring

By: Gottfried Klein

Chamfering and deburring are finally getting the respect they deserve, as manufacturers devise ingenious new ways to take the pain out of applying these important auxiliary...

Contact Ratio Optimization of Powder-Metal Gears

By: Alexander Kapelevich & Anders Flodin

Price and the ability to offer a much larger design window are making manufacturers look to powder metal gears as a solution for high-performance gears.

Gear Expo 2017: What Drives You

Join us at Gear Expo 2017, THE Drive Technology Show, where you’ll be introduced to exciting new products, technology and services tailored to the drive technology and power...

Departments

Hot Seat: Surface Engineering of Steels:...

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

Carburizing is a widely used, effective technique to increase surface hardness of steel used in gears, and achieve a compressive residual stress. There are several methods, and...

News

High-feed face mill speeds up productivity

September 1, 2017

Cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has unveiled a new, high-feed version of the CoroMill® 745 face milling cutter, featuring a 25-degree entering angle for additional productivity gains when milling steel and cast iron workpieces. The new, high-feed...

Seco widens disc mill cutter range with new innovations

August 31, 2017

Seco has further expanded the industry’s widest selection of disc milling inserts and cutter bodies to meet customer demands for reliable, high performing cutters. With that, the company has introduced the 335.14 small-diameter exchangeable head system, 335.16 cutter for T-slot operations and...

Forest City Gear expands small diameter, high precision ID/OD grinding capability

August 31, 2017

Forest City Gear has expanded its capabilities for the hard finishing of smaller diameter gears with particularly tight ID and length tolerances with the addition of a Usach 100-T4 ID/OD Grinder with 4-station turret. While the new Usach can accommodate parts with diameters as large as 450...

Jesse Garant Metrology Center Redefining Part Inspection

August 11, 2017

Jesse Garant Metrology Center announced that it has 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 better infrastructure, its enhanced capabilities solidify its position as...

Niagara Gear Adds In-House Machining Capabilities

August 11, 2017

Niagara Gear, a division of Gear Motions, Inc., recently completed the installation of its first machining cell. The in-house machining capabilities were added to reduce lead time and provide more flexibility and control to meet customer delivery requirements. The machining cell consists of two...

AIMS Metrology Achieves Accreditation For Calibration

August 11, 2017

AIMS Metrology, an OEM for coordinate measuring machines, has achieved ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation for calibration from the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board. ISO/IEC 17025:2005 covers testing and calibration performed using standard, non-standard, and laboratory-developed...

KISSsoft Events And Trade Fairs Set For Summer/Fall

August 11, 2017

KISSsoft AG has begun getting ready for upcoming events. KISSsoft says that nothing can replace personal contact, especially in its business of designing software for engineers and designers. Exchanging information at these events is also something it tries to do — staying true to the motto...

EMAG Group Welcomes Richardon;Offers New Solution For Machining Automotive Gears

August 11, 2017

Richardon has become EMAG Richardon Since May 1, Richardon has been a part of the EMAG Group, a move that will enable it to offer an even broader range of gearing solutions and supplementary technologies in the future. For more than 40 years, the name Richardon has stood for development and...

Fives Landis Corp. Opens New Technology Center In U.S.

August 11, 2017

Fives Landis Corp, a leading manufacturer of precision grinding solutions and grinding accessories, will open its new Technology Center in North America, at its headquarters in Hagerstown, Maryland, near Washington, D.C. At 6,000 square feet, the new R&D and demo facility will feature grinding...

Metal Injection Molding Conference Calls For Presentations

August 11, 2017

An official call for presentations has been announced for MIM2018: International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides, March 5–7, 2018. This international conference and tabletop exhibition is in Irvine, California, at the Hotel Irvine. Authors have until...

CTI Symposium USA Issues Call For Papers For 2018 Spring Meeting

August 11, 2017

The International CTI Symposia Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives in USA, Germany, and China are the premier industry meetings for the transmission and drive community to learn and discuss strategies and technologies suitable for the challenges of future mobility. This year, the meetings...

Advanced Manufacturing Event Set For November 13-14 In Mexico

August 11, 2017

Advanced Manufacturing meetings Baja California is hosting an international business convention for advanced manufacturing in Tijuana, Mexico, November 13-14, 2017. Primarily aimed at the aerospace, automotive, and medical devices sectors, organizers have lined up the following topics: mechanical...

Ajax Tocco Completes Twin-Bead Weld Preheat System

August 11, 2017

Ajax Tocco Magnethermic has completed the installation of a twin bead weld preheat system for SAW (submerged arc weld) process at a manufacturer of high capacity heavy-duty forklift trucks. This is the second installation at this facility for Ajax Tocco. The first install was single bead preheat...

500-Degree F Top-Loading Oven From Grieve

August 11, 2017

No. 844 is a 500°F (260°C), top loading oven from Grieve, used for drying water from racks of piston rings at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 48 x 48” x 36”. 40 KW are installed in Incoloy-sheathed tubular heating elements, while a 4,200...

Powder Metallurgy Industry Roadmap Updated

August 11, 2017

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), with the aid of powder metallurgy (PM) industry leaders, has released an updated version of the “PM Industry Roadmap.” Due to significant technological advancements over the past five years, the “2017 PM Industry Roadmap”...

Sampingranaggi Cylindrical Gears Are Preferred For High-Precision, Silent-Power Transmission

August 11, 2017

Cylindrical gears by Sampingranaggi have become the preferred solution when it comes to high–precision and silent-power transmission. The company’s experience in the grinding process has grown with...

Diamond Heat Treat Purchases Titan Vacuum Furnace For IGT And Aerospace

August 11, 2017

With a focus on pursuing additional market sectors, including IGT and aerospace, Diamond Heat Treat purchased a Titan® H6 vacuum furnace with 6-bar gas quenching to expand its capabilities. It will also rely on Ipsen to provide local, hands-on support for installation, start-up...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Seco Expands Line Of Parting-Off Blades To Fit VDI Turrets

August 11, 2017

Seco Tools’ line of 150.10JETI family of parting-off blades and square-shank blocks now includes a new VDI block design. Adapters directly hold the 150.10-JETI parting-off blades onto the VDI turret, and offer streamlined delivery of high-pressure coolant to the cutting zone without the use...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Haas Multigrind’s New Tool Magazine Aims To Reduce Production Time

August 11, 2017

Haas Multigrind’s new tool magazine with space for 70 grinding wheels turns a high-tech grinding center into an autonomous, self-equipping production system. All Haas Multigrind grinding centers are available with an automatic wheel changer.  This feature enables Haas customers to...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sandvik Coromant Presents New CoroMill Plura Routers

August 11, 2017

New CoroMill® Plura routers unveiled by Sandvik Coromant offer optimized milling and slotting operations in composite materials such as CFRP (carbon-fiber reinforced plastic) and GFRP (glass-fiber reinforced plastic). Production engineers, machine shop managers, and operators can...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: ROTA NCR Precision 6-Jaw Compensation Chuck

August 11, 2017

The clamping of thin-walled and easily deformed components can be difficult. Schunk offers the 6-jaw Rota NCR from its lineup for this challenging clamping scenario with standard chuck diameters ranging from Ø165 to Ø1200 millimeters for large workpieces. The 6-jaw NCR chuck’s...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Luneta Introduces Multiport Adapter For Lubricant Monitoring

August 11, 2017

Luneta, which develops advanced machinery lubricant inspection technology for machine condition monitoring and reliability, announces the launch of the Hub. The Hub is a multiport adapter which allows easy installation of oil level sight glasses, bottom sediment and water (BS&W) bowls, drain...