November 2017

Machines Profile: Reishauer

By: Kenneth Carter

Worldwide, Reishauer gear grinding machines play a major role in the manufacturing process of grinding gears used in automobiles, aircraft, and construction/agricultural...

Services Profile: American Gear & Engineering

By: Kenneth Carter

With a full-service gear machining facility and a variety of in-house capabilities, American Gear & Engineering strives to make sure customer satisfaction is its No.1...

Tooling Profile: Third Wave Systems

By: Kenneth Carter

Third Wave Systems is dedicated to providing validated, physics-based software solutions to help the machining industry achieve product and process improvements.


Q&A with Brian Dengel

Each issue, Gear Solutions talks with company leaders in the industry, so they can share their knowledge, successful processes, and participation in industry association events.


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

December 14, 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 mm...

Forest City Gear earns women’s business enterprise certification

December 14, 2017

Forest City Gear has successfully met the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s standards for certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise. WBENC National WBE Certification validates that the business is owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman or women. To...

Two software solutions — one system design data interface

December 11, 2017

KISSsys is KISSsoft‘s system add-on that enables businesses to model complete gear units and drive trains. KISSsoft calculates the service life and strength of the different machine elements, and transfers the results to KISSsys, where they are displayed in clear overviews. To achieve this,...

Proactive monitoring made simple: The Bowl

December 11, 2017

Luneta, the leading developer of advanced machinery lubricant inspection technology for machine condition monitoring and reliability, announces the release of its newest product: the Bowl. The new Bowl from Luneta serves as both a sight glass and BS&W bowl. (Courtesy: Luneta) The ultimate...

New range of Go/No-Go gages available

December 11, 2017

Slater Tools introduces its new and comprehensive product line of Go/No-Go gage sets for customer-specific applications. The full range of gages are designed and engineered precisely to inspect parts for machining process variations such as form size, twist, and tool wear. Ideal for use with...

Webinars set for AdvantEdge v7.4

December 5, 2017

Join Third Wave Systems for a new features webinar that will cover all of the new enhancements in AdvantEdge v7.4. Registration is required. •          December 6, 2017  | 7:30 a.m. CST  |  Register...

Perfection Industrial to auction Overton Chicago Gear surplus

November 30, 2017

Surplus to the ongoing operations of Overton Chicago Gear will be auctioned on December 13, 2017, at 1 p.m. CST. Equipment includes gear grinders, hobbers, bevel and herringbone gear generators, shapers, CNC lathes, and tool room equipment. Featured: Pfauter, Liebherr, Barber Colman, and Lorenz...

Koepfer America offers new TM 200 R3 gear deburring machine

November 29, 2017

As automation continues to transform the manufacturing industry, gear deburring often remains an operation performed by hand. This burdens gear manufacturers in several ways. First, quality control remains a challenge because each technician’s skill impacts the final product. Second, as other...