January 2018
Features

Fatigue Performance and Cleanliness of...

By: Joakim Fagerlund, MSc & Lily Kamjou, MSc

This investigation shows that steels with a higher cleanliness level reach a higher performance level as well, both in terms of increased loads and longer service life.

Advanced Thermal Processing for Enhanced Gear...

By: Boris Zhmud, Ph.D., FRSC, Johan Blomkvist, M.Sc. & Mikael Fallström, M.Sc.

TriboNite technology can help improve gear performance by combining the well-known advantages of nitriding with the superior tribological performance profile of solid lubricant...

Closed Loop Machining of Cylindrical Gears

By: Dr. Markus Brumm

Looking to raise the quality and accuracy of your gearing? Consider Closed Loop design and manufacturing, which has done away with the error-prone data transfer from the measuring...

Departments

Hot Seat: Oil Quenchants Understanding the...

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

This installment explores the chemistry of oil quenchants and the effects of additive packages on quenching performance, to be followed in February by a discussion of base oils.

Q&A with Will Terry

Product Manager of Special Purpose Machines | JTEKT Toyoda Americas Corporation

News

New Hexagon CMM series features customizable capabilities

February 7, 2018

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has announced the latest evolution of its Global S coordinate measuring machine (CMM) series, customizable for specific inspection work and changing manufacturing objectives. The new CMM platform features four capability packages focused on customer productivity...

Schunk magnetic switches for potentially explosive atmospheres

February 6, 2018

Schunk is now offering a freely programmable and universally applicable magnetic switch with ATEX certification for device group II, category 2 for monitoring gripping systems in potentially explosive areas. The MMS 22-PI1-EX has a freely programmable switching point and detects a magnet inside of...

JTEKT Toyoda Americas adds Stone Machinery

February 6, 2018

JTEKT Toyoda Americas Corporation is excited to expand its distribution network, having now partnered with new distributor Stone Machinery. The addition strengthens Toyoda customers’ access to premier service and sales throughout Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Western...

Forest City Gear earns certification

February 2, 2018

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...

CMS announces call for papers

February 2, 2018

The Coordinate Metrology Society’s (CMS) 34th annual Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC) will be July 23-27, 2018, in Reno, Nevada, and the group has issued a call for papers. The CMS is the eminent membership association for measurement professionals worldwide. For the first time,...

Sandvik announces 2018 training schedule

February 2, 2018

2018 is right around the corner, and it's time to prepare for the upcoming year. Mark your calendars for one of Sandvik’s many technical training offerings and keep an eye out for registration links. The Sandvik technical training courses are intended to educate production managers,...

Third Wave Systems sets conferences

February 2, 2018

Third Wave Systems is gearing up for the 2018 Users Conferences and already has a lineup of speakers to be excited about. Stay tuned for more presenters and Users Conference updates regarding workshops, networking events and more. Cologne, Germany The 2018 European Users Conference will return to...

Kollmorgen sets demos for IPPE 2018

February 2, 2018

Kollmorgen will feature newly launched products, live demos, and the latest research on hygienic machine design at Booth C1105 at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), January 30 – February 1, 2018, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Throughout the show,...

Motion Canada’s TechCan Services earns two SKF certifications

February 2, 2018

Motion Industries, Inc., a leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, recently announced that its Motion Canada TechCan Services in Edmonton, Alberta, has been authorized as an SKF Certified Rebuilder —...

Niigata announces new North American headquarters

February 2, 2018

Niigata, a world leader in horizontal machining centers, recently announced the opening of its North American headquarters, Niigata Machine Techno USA, Inc., in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Already well established in the U.S. since 1980, Niigata’s expansion further reinforces its commitment...

New Seco ceramic inserts, cutter bodies maximize HRSA machining

February 2, 2018

Seco Tools now offers Secomax™ CS300 ceramic inserts and cutter bodies to boost productivity in milling and turning operations with heavy interrupted cuts on nickel-based heat-resistant superalloys (HRSA). The new cutters increase productivity by up to eight times over standard carbide...

Hand tool manufacturer boosts production with compact tempering system

February 2, 2018

Seco/Warwick has partnered with a tool manufacturer in North America to custom design a pit-type tempering furnace system to increase production capacity. This system will be used for heat-treating power tool components and was specifically designed to fit into a limited footprint within the...

Aerospace supplier collaborates with Fives to advance titanium cutting

February 2, 2018

Acromil Corporation, a primary supplier of complex structural components and assemblies to the aerospace and defense industries, has ordered two advanced Cincinnati Wide-Range (WR)Titanium Profilers and a Giddings & Lewis Horizontal Boring Mill (HBM) from Fives as the start of a two-phase...

TWS’ AdvantEdge v7.4 now available

February 2, 2018

AdvantEdge v7.4 is now available from Third Wave Systems. The release includes time history data averaging, report improvements, milling Boolean robustness enhancements, job monitor improvements, and bug fixes. With users running larger and larger design of experiment simulation sets, data...

New GF Machining high-speed mill adds flexibility to graphite machine

February 2, 2018

To meet the extremely demanding mold and die machining needs of high-tech industries, GF Machining Solutions has unveiled the new Mikron HSM 500 Graphite high-speed mill. The system combines the features of a dedicated graphite machine with the flexibility of the company’s HSM 500 high-speed...

Hexagon expands flagship Leica Absolute Scanner range

February 2, 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...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Forest City Gear adds versatile grinder to line

February 2, 2018

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...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New range of Go/No-Go gages available from Slater Tools

February 2, 2018

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...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: JUNKER’s JUCAM 1S non-cylindrical grinding machine offers economical grinding of cam pieces

February 2, 2018

As increasingly stringent carbon emissions regulations are being imposed on the automotive industry, one solution to ensure compliance with these regulations is with variable engine timing using cam pieces. The JUCAM 1S from Junker specializes in the ultra-precise, efficient grinding of cam pieces....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Flex Grip: One closer, four work holding solutions

February 2, 2018

Lexair’s new Flex Grip closers are designed for versatility and efficiency, and they are proven to boost productivity for a variety of machining operations including 5-axis, rotary indexer, and stationary applications. The manual/hydraulic closers are clamped through a screw pump with a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Allied Motion introduces KinetiMax 42 EB brushless DC motor with integrated drive

February 2, 2018

Allied Motion Technologies introduces the KinetiMax 42 EB, a 42-mm diameter outer rotor, brushless DC motor with an integrated drive. Extremely compact, the KinetiMax 42 has a robust bearing system capable of handling high side loads. It has a minimum operating life of 20,000 hours. The KinetiMax...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: GF Machining Solutions’ new die sinking EDM ratchets up efficiency

February 2, 2018

GF Machining Solutions’ new FORM P 350 die sinking EDM machine features precision-enhancing design qualities along with several integrated technologies to enable shops to easily enhance productivity and profitability. A compact C-axis construction, fixed table, and cast-iron frame offer high...

Dazzling performance from diamond-coated inserts

February 1, 2018

In order to overcome the challenges of chip formation and evacuation when drilling non-ferrous metals, cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has unveiled its CoroDrill® 880 CVD diamond-coated insert grades, GCN124 and GCN134. The super-hard properties of the...