October 2017
Features

Company Profile: Hainbuch America

By: Kenneth Carter

Hainbuch America has met the challenges faced in gear production with innovative designs and products that have kept it on the cutting edge of the industry.

Can Shop Floor Measurement Actually Replace...

By: Dr. Christof Gorgels

Klingelnberg has combined typical measurement tasks for axially symmetrical components on a single measuring machine for use in a measuring chamber as well as the shop floor.

An Experimental and Analytical Comparison of the...

By: Donald R. Houser, Ph.D., Samuel Shon, Kathy L. Hayrynen & Justin J. Lefevre

The following technical paper makes an experimental and analytical comparison of the noise generated by gears of austempered ductile iron and steel materials.

Departments

Tooth Tips: Pitch-Perfect Gear Design

By: Brian Dengel

Understanding the how and why of choosing the right pitch can make all the difference in the successful design of high-quality gears.

Hot Seat: The Effects of Microstructure and...

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

In order to truly understand the distortion that can occur during heat treatment, it’s important to understand the issues of prior microstructure and hardenability.

News

KISSsoft Release 03/2017 has a new function

November 17, 2017

The “Groups box,” a new function of KISSsoft Release 03/2017, lists a selection of predefined gear stages. These gear stages can be added to the model tree structure and combined in any way you like. Gear stages such as a Ravigneaux set or a Wolfrom set are also available to make it...

Gleason Metrology Systems introduces new Gear Rolling System with Laser

November 9, 2017

The GRSL Gear Rolling System with Laser revolutionizes gear measuring and sets a new standard for throughput where high speed, high volume testing is required. It provides both double flank roll testing as well as analytical index and involute measurement on all teeth during the same inspection...

SKF launches re-engineered mounted ball bearing units

November 7, 2017

SKF has launched a newly re-engineered product line of mounted ball bearing units with industry-standard inch series cast iron housings in several designs, high-performance SKF inch or metric insert bearings, and several shaft-locking methods. These mounted bearing units will suit a wide range of...

Seco Tools de Mexico to serve high-tech market

November 7, 2017

To further strengthen its customer support in Mexico, Seco recently opened a new facility in Querétaro. Led by Curtis Hassan, the new Seco Tools de Mexico will provide customers with access to the company’s full range of innovative tooling, training programs, and engineering...

Exsys Eppinger hypoid gearboxes provide versatility

November 7, 2017

EXSYS Tool, Inc. has further expanded its Eppinger gearbox offerings to include the HT-type hypoid gearboxes that feature compact, robust designs suitable for both specific and dynamic applications. The Eppinger HT-type hypoid gearboxes have Monobloc housings that distinguish this series with...

New GF machining solutions die sinker is market’s smallest

November 7, 2017

GF Machining Solutions’ new compact FORM E 350 machine is an ideal die sinking EDM solution for small shops. Even with the smallest footprint on the market, the machine still boasts several design and performance features that enhance a shop’s competitive advantage. A sturdy C-axis...

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence spotlights closed loop tube inspection system at FABTECH 2017

October 31, 2017

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence recently announced it will spotlight the advanced tube inspection system in Booth #A1032 at FABTECH 2017, November 6-9, at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois. The closed loop work cell features the innovative TubeShaper software and a portable ROMER Absolute Arm...

Kapp Niles to display grinding, measuring machines at Gear Expo

October 20, 2017

Find innovative gear grinding technology together with precision metrology systems – live at Gear Expo. It’s not two birds with one stone, but three machines at one trade show. Kapp Niles will display its latest grinding machine generation – the KNe3G – together with the...

Ovako to speak and exhibit at Gear Expo 2017

October 20, 2017

Ovako, a leading producer of engineering steel, will exhibit its high-fatigue-resistant engineering steels BQ-Steel® and IQ-Steel® at booth #1601 at Gear Expo. In addition to exhibiting, Jamie Price, president of Ovako North America, will speak on clean steel for gear design, and how and...

Schunk offers clamping vise for raw and finished part machining

October 20, 2017

The Schunk KONTEC KSC-F single-acting clamping vises with fixed jaw achieve high clamping forces at comparably low torque. Due to the 160-degree “Quick Clamp” force intensifier, workpieces are clamped in less than a second, and the vise is safely locked, making re-tightening with a...

Companies To Exhibit, Demo Products At Gear Expo

October 10, 2017

Gleason Corporation Booth 1411 Among the most noteworthy of the new technologies that Gleason is exhibiting is the versatile new Gleason 300GMSL Inspection System. In addition to conventional tactile probing, the 300GMSL also offers non-contact laser sensor scanning of tooth flanks to support...

CastForge Celebrates Its Premiere In Stuttgart In 2018

October 10, 2017

Messe Stuttgart is expanding its product portfolio in the segment of industrial trade fairs with CastForge. The trade fair for castings and forgings and their processing celebrates its premiere in Stuttgart June 5-7, 2018. The concept for the new trade fair is tuned to the needs of industrial...

Gleason Expands In India With Advanced Manufacturing And Technology Facility

October 10, 2017

On August 17 and 18, Gleason hosted more than 150 customers and business partners for the grand opening of its new 65,000-square-foot facility in Aerospace Park, Devanahalli, Bangalore, India. The two-day event included a grand opening celebration including a ribbon- cutting ceremony and remarks by...

Forest City Gear Adds To Process Engineering Resources

October 10, 2017

Forest City Gear has added Brian Gustafson to its growing team of process engineers, with responsibility for creating the routings, machine instructions, and process drawings that are critical to the success of every precision gear-manufacturing project. Gustafson has 15 years of diversified...

Bourn & Koch Offers Handscraping Class

October 10, 2017

Bourn & Koch will once again host world-renowned expert Richard King to teach a class on the art of handscraping machine tools. The class will be March 12-16, 2018. This will mark Bourn & Koch’s third class with King, who has taught hundreds of machine tool builders the art of...

Ipsen Announces Organizational Changes To Promote Growth

October 10, 2017

As Ipsen focuses on supporting the industry, several strategic changes will be made in the company’s organizational structure to strengthen its position as the leading global provider of integrated heat-treatment solutions. “We are in an exciting period of growth for Ipsen, which has...

Seco/Warwick Shortlisted For Hidden Champion Title

October 10, 2017

‘Hidden Champion of the Year’ is a title granted to companies that effectively develop in the international environment. The elite of Hidden Champions constitute companies that have Polish roots, develop their services in various parts of the world, and have succeeded in business. These...

Solar Atmospheres Of Western PA Adds Climate-Controlled Room

October 10, 2017

After surviving one of the hottest and most humid summer seasons on record, Solar Atmospheres of Western PA decided to construct a climate-controlled environment for the daily operation of its brand-new, all-metal, hot-zoned vacuum furnace. The critical climate within this room is controlled using...

Solar Manufacturing Receives Patent

October 10, 2017

A new U.S. Patent, No. 9,702,627 B2, was awarded on July 11, 2017, to Solar Manufacturing, Inc. for an innovation in vacuum furnace hot zone design. This hot zone improvement centers on the configuration of heating element supports, providing for simpler, streamlined manufacture of the support...

Ovako Introduces Hybrid Steel®

October 10, 2017

At the Euromat 2017 congress, Ovako introduced Hybrid Steel, a new innovative steel family that challenges traditional steel categorizations. It offers properties of tool steel, maraging steel, and stainless steel, combined with the production economy of engineering steel. It is set to enable...

Tata Steel And Thyssenkrupp To Merge European Activities

October 10, 2017

Tata Steel and thyssenkrupp have signed a memorandum of understanding to combine their European steel activities in a 50/50 joint venture. Their aim is to create a leading European flat steel player to be positioned as quality and technology leader. The new entity is set to have pro-forma sales of...

Grieve Introduces 750°F Three-Zone Conveyor Oven

October 10, 2017

No. 865 is a 750°F (399°C), three-zone conveyor oven from Grieve, used for curing coatings at the customer’s test facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 30” W x 18’ D x 15” H. 90KW (30 KW per zone) are installed in Incoloy sheathed tubular heating...

FactoryWiz Partners With Kitamura On Anywhere Remote App

October 10, 2017

Refresh Your Memory, Inc. announced a partnership with Kitamura Machinery on a new IoT platform, Anywhere-Remote®, specifically for Kitamura Machines. It includes email status updates, machine monitoring software suites that range from basic plug-and-play packages to those that are customized...

Liebherr-Aerospace Participates At The 2017 Aerospace Congress

October 10, 2017

“Aeronautics and Astronautics — for the good of society” was the motto at the 66th Aerospace Congress in Munich, which was organized by the German Society for Aeronautics and Astronautics — Lilienthal-Oberth e.V. (DGLR). Representatives from the aerospace industry met...

Mazak Releases Schedule For Free, Interactive Webinar Series

October 10, 2017

Mazak Corporation is dedicated to providing a range of resources to keep customers in front of the latest manufacturing advancements and to offer tips on how to best use technology to their advantage. With that, the company has expanded its Discover Technology Webinar Series with the introduction...

Trumpf Opens Smart Factory In Chicago

October 10, 2017

Leading machine tool manufacturer and Industry 4.0 pioneer Trumpf has opened a new technology center in Chicago. It is the first smart factory for Industry 4.0 solutions designed for digitally connected production processes throughout. Investments for the facility, which covers more than 50,000...

UPC Acquires Atmosphere Engineering

October 10, 2017

United Process Controls (UPC), a leading global provider of process controls, flow controls and automation solutions, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Atmosphere Engineering Company (Atmosphere Engineering), a USA-based, family-owned and operated business led by brothers Jason and Eric...

Romax Hosts BGA Gear Noise And Transmission Measurement Course

October 10, 2017

The BGA’s Gear Noise and Transmission Measurement course was once again held at the Romax Technology Center, in Nottingham, on September 20. The course was hosted by Dr. Michael Platten, Romax Technology’s resident expert in dynamics and NVH, and examined the basic causes of gear noise...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Junker Grinding Machine Offers Alternative To Turning

October 10, 2017

When manufacturing small components with a diameter between 2 mm and 20 mm, the Grindstar grinding machine from Junker offers an economical alternative to turning. From batch sizes of 200,000, short cycle times and a long workpiece service life can drive down costs per workpiece by up to 25...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Dillon Jaw-Forming Ring Grips Entire Workpiece, Maximizes Jaw Life

October 10, 2017

The Dillon jaw-forming ring is an easy-to-use tool that provides a more uniform grip on the workpiece, thereby maximizing jaw life for cutting and forming operations. Mounted in direct contact with the top jaw, the Dillon jaw-forming ring preloads the chucking system. Lessening the amount of jaw...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sandvik’s New Tool Holders Offer Firm Grip On Progress

October 10, 2017

Cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has unveiled a new range of CoroTurn® Prime multi-task and axial type tool holders to help machine shops implement the new PrimeTurning™ methodology, which enables turning in all directions. The introductions allow users to...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Tapping Out The Benefits For Aerospace Manufacturers

October 10, 2017

In response to strong demand for reliable machining solutions in the aerospace industry, cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has launched new tapping and thread milling tools for ISO S materials (titanium and nickel-based alloys). The products have been purpose-designed to...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Seco Expands High-Performance Line Of Holders And Chucks

October 10, 2017

Seco continues to evolve and develop tooling solutions that exceed the demands of the metal-cutting industry. Two of the company’s latest examples are its EPB 5831 Slim Hydraulic Chucks and ER-to-Combimaster™ holders — two tooling systems that set new standards in precision and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Rota-S Flex From Schunk Maximizes Potential Of Milling, Turning Machines

October 10, 2017

The Rota-S Flex is a highly flexible manual chuck for machining a wide variety of workpieces on milling and turning machines. It has all the same beneficial features as the tested and proven Rota-S Plus in addition to extended guideways, transforming it into a large, versatile, lightweight...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Schunk’s Tribos-SVL Extensions Ease Access

October 10, 2017

The slim design of Schunk’s Tribos-SVL toolholder extensions allows precise and smooth machining of workpiece areas that are difficult to access. In spite of the slim design, the extension is robust and permits a run-out accuracy of less than 0.003 mm. The Tribos-SVL can be combined with a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Klüber Lubrication Offers Low-Noise Rolling Bearing Grease

October 10, 2017

Klϋber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, introduces Klüberquiet BQ 72-72, a low-noise rolling bearing grease for long-term lubrication. The low-noise characteristic of this grease makes it suitable for applications that include rolling bearings in electric...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: HLC 150 H: The Perfect Gear-Cutting Solution For Multiple Workpieces

October 10, 2017

The HLC 150 H horizontal gear-cutting machine by EMAG Koepfer is the perfect complete solution for workpieces up to module 3 with a maximum length of 500 mm. It not only features all relevant gear-cutting technologies such as gear hobbing, skiving, screw milling, and worm skiving, it also includes...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Extends Laser Tracker Offer

October 10, 2017

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence recently announced the launch of the Leica Absolute Tracker AT960-SR, a lower-budget addition to the popular AT960 range of laser trackers. Only available as part of a bundle offer with one of Hexagon’s leading laser scanner products, the AT960-SR is...