March 2018
Features

Company Profile: JM Performance Products

By: Kenneth Carter

JM Performance Products has established itself as a model shop leader for manufacturing development and quality control of precision-turned parts.

CFD Simulation of Power Losses and Lubricant...

By: Franco Concli & Carlo Gorla

Growing interest in the energy efficiency of gearboxes has led to the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to calculate load-independent power losses as well as lubricant...

Induction Gear Hardening: Part 2

By: Dr. Valery Rudnev, FASM

The second in a two-part series, this installment addresses induction gear hardening by encircling the whole gear or sprocket with an induction coil, also known as ‘spin...

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EMAG to demonstrate machines at its annual Technology Days

April 9, 2018

EMAG LLC, a leader in vertical turning centers and other machining technologies, will demonstrate a variety of machines plus present informative sessions. Those sessions will include information on new machines, emerging production scenarios, and keynote discussions of innovative propulsion...

Longtime Grieve president Pat Calabrese dies

April 9, 2018

The entire Grieve Corporation family mourns the loss of its longtime president, P.J. “Pat” Calabrese, who died on February 17, 2018, in Lake Forest, Illinois, at the age of 90. Pat was the president of Grieve, a world leader in industrial ovens and furnaces, from 1958 until his...

Your AGMA/ABMA Annual Meeting Guide to packing

April 9, 2018

The Annual Meeting is only a couple weeks away and it is time to start picking out what you are going to bring. There are a lot of fun and different events happening this year, so here is a guide of suggestions to make things easier. Don't shy away from dressing for the theme at the events; it...

Mazak’s MPP System adds compact automation to the HCN-5000

March 28, 2018

The HCN-5000, Mazak’s world-class horizontal machining center, is now available with the company’s Multi-Pallet Pool (MPP) System, a basic automation solution in a compact footprint. Thanks to the innovative MPP System, shops that lack the floor space necessary to accommodate a...

Jergens Inc. expands custom fixture building design and manufacturing

March 16, 2018

Jergens Inc. is pleased to announce the expansion of its offering by adding custom design and build workholding to its existing Fixture-Pro®, multi-axis, and other workholding products. The addition of custom design and manufacturing capabilities will enhance Jergens’ time to market and...

Fox Business Network show spotlights United Tool Supply

March 16, 2018

The February 22 episode of Manufacturing Marvels on Fox Business Network featured gear inspection equipment manufacturer United Tool Supply. The second-generation family-owned company in Cincinnati, Ohio, is celebrating 45 years. Manufacturing Marvels® productions are designed to promote North...

Klingelnberg plans two-day workshop for April

March 16, 2018

On April 18-19, 2018, Klingelnberg will present a package of technical knowledge with live demonstrations and exciting talks, and present attendees with the opportunity to share experiences with its gearing specialists in a practical, focused setting. Klingelnberg encourages those who are...

Romax sets dates for innovation summit, user conference

March 16, 2018

Romax is proud to announce dates and locations for its eight global Innovation Summit and User Conferences in 2018. The theme of this year’s summit is “Multi-Physics Optimization of Electrified Drivelines.” One key challenge in designing these drivelines is in understanding the...

JTEKT Toyoda Americas announces Stone Machinery as Upper Midwest distributor

March 16, 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...

OSU offering Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Short Course in September

March 16, 2018

The Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Short Course will be offered this year on the Ohio State campus from September 17-20. It has been offered for more than 38 years and is considered extremely valuable for gear designers and noise specialists who encounter gear noise and transmission design problems....

Kapp promotes Johannes Hoehn to service manager

March 16, 2018

Kapp Technologies announces the promotion of Johannes Hoehn to service manager. In his new role, Hoehn will lead service and parts efforts to ensure and maintain customer satisfaction. Johannes Hoehn Hoehn joined the Kapp Niles group in 2000 as an industrial technician in Coburg, Germany. In...

KISSsoft announces 2018 training schedule

March 16, 2018

The training schedule for 2018 is now available, with the objective to provide the best training opportunities in order to deepen and broaden user knowledge. The concept has not changed: There are introductory and advanced courses, KISSsys courses, and special trainings. Trainings in English...

ASF Metrology intends to acquire the CMM business from Nikon Metrology

March 16, 2018

Nikon Metrology announced that ASF Metrology intends to acquire Nikon Metrology’s coordinate measuring machines (CMM) business. The closing of the transaction is expected to take place in about 2 months. Nikon Metrology’s CMM activities, with offices in Belgium, France, Germany, the...

Gear Motions announces retirement of CFO Haines

March 16, 2018

Samuel R. Haines retired from his position as CFO of Gear Motions, Inc. effective the end of 2017, following 44 years of service. In 1973, Haines was in graduate school and in search of a thesis topic to complete his MBA at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. His father was in need of a...

RÖHM appoints new regional sales managers

March 16, 2018

RÖHM Products of America, a leading provider of high-quality clamping and gripping technology for the metalworking industry, has appointed three new regional sales managers to support growing sales of the company’s chucks, centers, vises, tool clamping, and automation systems as well as...

Three Motion Industries service centers become Rexnord certified

March 16, 2018

Motion Industries, Inc., a leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, is pleased to announce that its service centers in Charleston, West Virginia; Pensacola, Florida; and Salt Lake City, Utah; have become...

Mazak appoints new GM to oversee Northeast region

March 16, 2018

Mazak Corporation has named Jim Rutan as the new general manager for the Northeast region. Rutan, formerly the manager of the Mazak sales office in Allentown, Pennsylvania, will now ensure that customers throughout the Northeast receive sales, service, and applications support to help them better...

Emuge Technology Center available to manufacturers

March 16, 2018

Emuge’s Technology Center is a resource for metalworking facilities throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Technology Center is designed to make leading edge advancements in machining techniques and tool designs. Exploring new technology and tooling designs is the best way for progressive...

IFHTSE elects Dr. Scott MacKenzie as vice president

March 16, 2018

At the executive council meeting of the International Federation of Heat Treating and Surface Engineering (IFHTSE), D. Scott MacKenzie, PhD., Research Scientist – Metallurgy, Houghton International, Inc., Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, was elected to serve as vice president for a two-year term....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: EMAG at GrindTec 2018: High-precision results for small components

March 16, 2018

Cost pressure and increasing quality requirements are influencing the automotive sector more than ever before. And yet complex processes such as out-of-round grinding are coming to the fore. How can these sophisticated grinding processes be carried out more efficiently? The EMAG Group will be...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Kadia presents compact high-end honing machines

March 16, 2018

Manufacturing companies that produce highly precise bores in small- to medium-batch sizes often hesitate to invest in their own precision honing machine. The rate of utilization is simply too low. Such manufacturers might use a simpler machine that is less costly but often does not work precisely...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Divide and conquer with Sandvik’s latest parting-off tools

March 16, 2018

Cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has unveiled a new blade for its CoroCut® QD parting-off system, which, in combination with new process methodology, substantially improves the tool’s stability by realigning the resultant cutting force. Among numerous benefits...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: BrightLine Weld for powertrain applications

March 16, 2018

BrightLine Weld, Trumpf’s latest innovation for laser welding, will significantly improve process quality for many laser welding applications. Specifically, applications for powertrain manufacturing will see great benefits as a result of BrightLine Weld, which allows for a virtually...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Gleason segmented collets improve workholding

March 16, 2018

Gleason has introduced a new segmented collet for its workholding that delivers significant improvements for the clamping of both cylindrical and bevel gear bores from as small as 20 mm in diameter up to 100 mm in diameter. The single-angle style collet addresses the need for exceptionally...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: KISSsoft plastic materials manager gets update

March 16, 2018

It is often the case that plastics manufacturers don’t provide data that is relevant for calculations when they supply their products. Fortunately, you can now use the new Plastics Manager in the KISSsoft Release 03/2017 to generate plastic material files from the service life measurement...