February 2018

An Examination of High-Conformal Gearing

By: Dr. Stephen P. Radzevich Ph.D., Dr. (Eng) Sci.

This paper describes the differences between Novikov gearing and Wildhaber gearing, making a case for why the two systems should not be combined as ‘W-N gearing.’

Induction Gear Hardening

By: Dr. Valery Rudnev, FASM

Part 1: The practice and science of modern induction heat-treating has advanced in many areas over the last decade, including computer modeling, power supplies, failure analysis,...

Choosing a Planetary Gearhead

Motion projects featuring planetary gearheads excel in the areas 
of system response, inertia matching, speed matching, system stiffness, 
and system resolution.


Tooth Tips: What Are You Made Of?

By: Brian Dengel

Different materials make gears suitable for the desired application.
The key involves identifying the right recipe.

Hot Seat: Oil Quenchants – Understanding the...

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

This installment explores the chemistry of base oils, particularly as they affect quenching performance, to be followed in March by a discussion of quench oil oxidation.


New EMAG modular vertical hobbing machine VL 4 H- designed with the whole process in mind

March 8, 2018

Gears literally keep the world moving. They are found absolutely everywhere in many different types and shapes and made from an extremely wide range of materials — from the tiniest, most delicate gears used by watchmakers to gears 16 meters in diameter used in mines and the cement industry,...

New SKF SP Series miniature ball screws optimized for precise positioning, excellent repeatability, more

March 7, 2018

New SKF SP Series high-performance miniature ball screws from SKF Motion Technologies, Inc. have been optimized to deliver precise positioning, excellent repeatability, and smooth-running and quiet linear actuation. Their advanced internal ball recirculation system and thread design additionally...

Star Rapid partners with Guhring

March 7, 2018

Star Rapid, a global rapid prototyping, rapid tooling and low-volume manufacturer, recently announced its partnership with Guhring, a German manufacturer of carbide and PCD cutting tools such as drills, reamers, taps, and mills for the machining industry. Through this partnership, Star Rapid will...

AXYZ International offers CNC router expos

March 7, 2018

AXYZ International, a global leader in manufacturing CNC router and knife cutting systems, recently announced its first series of two-day CNC Router expos. During the expos, attendees will be able to view AXYZ's extensive line of CNC machines installed with the latest options and upgrades....

GF Machining Solutions' facility to have grand opening

March 7, 2018

GF Machining Solutions will unveil its new Aerospace and Energy Center of Competence during a grand opening event that will begin with an evening welcome reception at the Carolina Aviation Museum. The event starts at 6 p.m. April 24 and will continue with an open house at the Aerospace and Energy...

ABLE Machine Tool takes 5-axis CMM technology on the road

March 7, 2018

ABLE Machine Tool Sales Inc., the New England distributor for Dayton, Ohio-based AIMS Metrology’s Revolution Series coordinate measuring machines (CMM), is bringing the technology to its customers’ doorsteps. With lead times shrinking and the demand for parts with multiple features and...

GKN confirms plans for sale of Powder Metallurgy business

February 27, 2018

GKN plc has confirmed that it will look to divest GKN Powder Metallurgy, comprising GKN Sinter Metals and Hoeganaes, within the next 12-18 months as part of its new business strategy to transform the company, including the sale of non-core segments.  The new strategy announcement comes in...

AGMA is officially IACET accredited

February 16, 2018

The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has officially accredited the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA). Through a rigorous application process guided by the ANSI/IACET Standard, AGMA is now able to offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to students...

New year, new services added to Solar Atmospheres of Western PA

February 16, 2018

In a continuing quest to enhance customer service, Solar Atmospheres of Western PA has expanded its wings by adding another type of mechanical testing to its repertoire: tensile testing. Tensile tests are essential in determining and understanding the ultimate strengths of materials. Currently,...

DMG Mori USA appoints new president

February 16, 2018

DMG MORI USA has announced the appointment of James V. Nudo as the new president of the organization as of December 7, 2017. Nudo has been with the company for more than 14 years and has served as executive officer of DMG Mori USA and executive officer of the International Legal Department and...

Turbo Lab’s Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia sees another record year

February 16, 2018

The Turbomachinery Laboratory at Texas A&M University hosted another record-breaking Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia despite a three-month delay due to Hurricane Harvey. The 45th Turbomachinery and 33rd International Pump User’s Symposia (TPS 2017) was originally scheduled for...

Career opportunities at Forest City Gear

February 16, 2018

Forest City Gears, founded in 1955, has developed a reputation as a world-class manufacturer of fine and medium pitch custom gears. Its commitment to quality, innovation, and service is the reason it is trusted to produce gears for everything from tractors to aircraft, exam tables to prosthetic...

MIT launches MITx MicroMasters in principles of manufacturing

February 16, 2018

MIT announced the launch of the Institute’s third MITx MicroMasters program, in principles of manufacturing. The new program brings an advanced manufacturing curriculum to the MITx platform for the first time and enables learners worldwide to advance their careers by mastering the...

Motion Industries announces organizational changes

February 16, 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 three management changes, effective December 11, 2017. Tim Breen, Motion Industries president and CEO, announced the...

New Slater Tools website offers convenience, easy navigation

February 16, 2018

Slater Tools announces it has a new website with user-focused features that enhance the experience and offer convenience, especially for customers and repeat viewers. The completely rebuilt website resides at the same url address, www.slatertools.com. New corporate website from Slater Tools...

Hannover Messe USA to premier in Chicago in September

February 16, 2018

Hannover Messe is the world-renowned trade show brand synonymous with industrial innovation, key trends, and business leads. The event has made a name for itself as a global hotspot for Industry 4.0 technologies. CEOs of global corporations, managers of SMEs, and leaders of the world’s major...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Samag machining centers, deep drilling machines available in North America

February 16, 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...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Klingelnberg presents smart measuring technology at METAV

February 16, 2018

METAV, the International Exhibition for Metalworking Technologies, will mark its twentieth year as the innovation showground for manufacturing technology. Represented in the Quality Area Forum with the P 16 G Precision Measuring Center, Klingelnberg, along with other companies, will show that...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CRC press publishes ‘Gear Cutting Tools: Science and Engineering’

February 16, 2018

Dr. Stephen P. Radzevich is a professor of mechanical engineering and manufacturing engineering, and has extensive industrial experience. He has spent more than 40 years developing software, hardware, and other processes for gear design and optimization. He has authored numerous books and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: KISSsoft system design data interface saves time, offers efficiency

February 16, 2018

KISSsys is KISSsoft’s system add-on that enables you 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, KISSsys...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Schunk completes range of precision toolholders

February 16, 2018

The Tendo Platinum toolholder by Schunk is an advanced technology toolholder promising durablity, ease of use, and precision for almost any milling, drilling, and reaming application.  Tendo Platinum has improved brazing technology by using a unique brazing and hardening process all in the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sandvik Coromant software boosts five-axis machining centers

February 16, 2018

Cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has extended the functionality of its InvoMilling™ software. The latest version of this user-friendly CAD/CAM solution for fast and simple NC programming offers more possibilities when manufacturing gears on universal...


February 16, 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.   JM Performance Products, Inc. (JMPP: Fairport Harbor, Ohio), a leading manufacturing innovator of CNC mill...