December 2017
Features

Company Profile: First Gear Engineering &...

By: Kenneth Carter

First Gear Engineering & Technology continues its growth in gear manufacturing to many markets, including aerospace, medical, food, industrial fields, and contract gear...

Numerical Thermal 3D Modeling of Plastic Gearing

By: Dr. Donald R. Houser, Zachary Wright & Niranjan Raghuraman, MS

In this exercise, a numerical thermal 3D model is used to predict the surface and body temperature of spur and helical plastic gears.  

Fast, Flexible Bevel Gear Cutting

Companies interested in increasing capacity and agility to their precision gearing operations will be interested in the new Gleason bevel gear cutting, lapping, and testing...

Departments

Materials Matter: Enhanced Steel Performance...

By: Patrick Anderson & Mike Burnett

There are many benefits that can be gained from vacuum carburizing, but material selection is critical to producing a consistently high-quality carburized gear.

News

RöHM showcases clamping solutions that speed setups

January 9, 2018

Röhm Products of America demonstrated several types of chucks at the 2017 Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association event (STAFDA) that maximize productivity and make for fast and easy job setups. The company displayed its Extra and Supra keyless and Prima key-type drill chucks...

Samag machining centers now available in North America

January 9, 2018

Now available from German Machine Tools of America (GMTA), a full line of Samag multi-spindle machining centers is offered for the North American market. Samag, based in Saalfeld, Germany, with offices and service centers worldwide, engineers and builds a variety of multi-spindle machines, the MFZ...

JM Performance Products’ kits optimize productivity

January 9, 2018

CNC spindle maintenance is treated as a dirty, boring, and often overlooked job. A clean spindle is essential for proper taper contact between the spindle and v-flange toolholder. Build-up of chips, dust, and oil in the spindle can jeopardize taper contact and result in premature wear, repair...

Hexagon expands flagship Leica Absolute Scanner range

January 3, 2018

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, the leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist, recently announced the Leica Absolute Scanner LAS-XL, a new ultra-large scale portable laser scanner. Designed for industries and applications where both speed of measurement and metrology-level...

Penta Gear Metrology receives calibration accreditation

December 28, 2017

In October, A2LA labs accredited Penta Gear Metrology ISO17025 for technical competence in the field of calibration. Penta Gear President Marvin Nicholson said the company is excited to be able to offer these services for its North American customers. “We are hopeful this offers our...

Hexagon CMM technology part of new Fullerton College program

December 28, 2017

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence announced its portable and stationary coordinate measuring machine (CMM) technologies will be integrated into a new Metrology Program offered at Fullerton College, North Orange County, in Fullerton, California. Fullerton College is one of the largest and best...

Auction to feature complete state-of-the-art heat-treat line

December 28, 2017

Heat Treat Equipment, in conjunction with Robert Levy Associates, will conduct an auction to sell a complete state-of-the-art heat-treat line no longer required in the continuing operations of Autoliv-Nissin Brake Systems. Autoliv-Nissin, headquartered in Yokohama, focuses on the design,...

Romax Technology offers workshop on electrified powertrains

December 28, 2017

Gain a hands-on experience of a novel analysis design solution that helps motor and/or gear design engineers determine the efficiency and durability of integrated electrified powertrain systems more quickly. The successful design of integrated electric powertrains is built on three fundamental...

Ipsen USA shipments remain strong in third quarter 2017

December 28, 2017

The third quarter has proven to be yet another strong quarter for Ipsen USA with 14 vacuum furnaces shipped to seven states, as well as to Indonesia and Japan. This equipment will be used in support of the additive manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, and commercial heat-treating industries. The...

Klüber studies hydro lubricants as lubricants of the future

December 28, 2017

How would it be if maintenance of industrial gear units or automobile transmissions were to consist simply of topping up with mains water? If contaminations by lubricants could be eliminated without any problems using clear water? Not only would that render work in industrial plants safer and...

Obituary: Alan Lawley, distinguished PM industry professor

December 28, 2017

Alan Lawley, Emeritus Professor, Drexel University, died October 17 at the age of 84. A long-time friend and supporter of PM technology and the industry, Lawley made significant contributions to research and development in PM and particulate materials and guided the professional development of...

Schunk clamping vise for raw and finished part machining saves time

December 28, 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...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Emuge offers step drills for threading, circle segment cutters

December 28, 2017

Recognizing that most threaded holes require some type of chamfer, Emuge has developed a comprehensive carbide step drill offering of stocked cut and form thread drill diameters with varying step lengths. Customers can use a convenient on-line portal to select the correct drilling diameter for UNC,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Klüber Lubrication introduces specialty grease

December 28, 2017

Klüber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, introduces Hydrokapilla NBU 20 HFE US, designed for the lubrication of plain and rolling bearings, and chains. Hydrokapilla NBU 20 HFE US is designed for applications that experience high humidity and/or aggressive media....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: KISSsoft model creation

December 28, 2017

KISSsoft Release 03/2017 has a new function, the “Groups box,” which 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...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason Metrology Systems introduces new Gear Rolling System with Laser

December 28, 2017

The Gear Rolling System with Laser (GRSL) 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...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Schunk modular system is for direct workpiece clamping

December 28, 2017

The new Vero-S WDB clamping technology modular system transfers the efficiency levels of the Schunk Vero-S quick-change pallet system specifically to machine directly clamped workpieces. By using clamping pillars with a modular structure, freely molded parts and other workpieces can be clamped...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Seco re-engineers Perfomax® to further optimize drilling performance

December 28, 2017

With a re-engineered design, the Seco Perfomax indexable insert drill delivers higher drilling parameters and longer tool life as well as exceptional chip control and evacuation. The drill’s innovative features include new flute designs with special anti-friction surfaces, and laser-hardened...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sandvik’s high-feed side milling cutters address productivity

December 28, 2017

To enhance milling performance on ISO S materials, cutting tool, and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant is introducing a series of end mills featuring unique geometries and grades. The CoroMill® Plura HFS (High-feed Side Milling) ISO S cutters deliver reliable and productive results on...