Archives June 2004


June 2004


Company Profile: Standard Steel Specialty Co.

SSS has the history, the experience, the products, and the management team to meet any of the challenges they may encounter on the road to success.

At the age of 79, most people–if they’re still around at all–have adopted a fairly sedentary lifestyle. They’ve retired to the fairways and their front porches, maybe doing a little gardening, but their days of professional growth are mostly a thing of the past. That’s not the case with well-run companies, however, and especially not […]
Russ Willcutt

A New Design for Dry Hobbing Gears

Improved cutting efficiency, lower running costs, and environmentally sound operations are just a few of the advantages provided by Mitsubishi’s new machine design.

In recent years, environmental safety requirements have been raised around the world, and many companies are seeking to acquire ISO14000 certification to meet international environmental standards. As part of this effort, coolant-free metal cutting methods are being devised and implemented in factories, and not only to improve the working environment, but also to protect the […]
Hirofumi Kage

Reducing Distortion in Heat-Treated Gears

There is a long list of factors to consider when heat treating gears. Here is an in-depth examination of those variables that will help you minimize distortion during the process.

Power transmission gear manufacturing for critical industrial applications (Figure 1) requires an understanding of many factors, including both heat treat process-related variables (pretreatment, load arrangement, process selection and technique, quench considerations, and equipment design) and the various component-related variables that influence distortion (material chemistry, hardenability, part geometry, design considerations, and steel quality). Factors That Influence […]
Daniel H. Herring, Gerald D. Lindell

Dealers Deliver More than Machines

You may think that a relationship with a used-machinery dealer involves little more than a transaction, but there are many value-added services that can sweeten the deal.

We don’t usually associate the word “advantage” with the concept of “working through” someone else when it comes to purchasing equipment. Instead, we instinctively attach impressions like “additional costs,” or “delays,” or even “used car dealer”–the worst slight of all!–to such a relationship. But the fact is that we’re buyers, too, so we share the […]
Steve Molloy


Terry McDonald: Site Safety

The most comprehensive safety program can be undermined by employee apathy. Here’s a timely reminder of the importance of promoting safe practices.

What is the single most important issue that affects all of us who are involved in this industry? Is it the work environment, or dealing with sharp cutting tools? Or maybe it’s weight issues during the loading and unloading process. Could it be pinch points in the machinery, or maybe coolant issues? Whether a shop […]
Terry McDonald

Tooth Tips: Donald R. McVittie P.E.

Gear pitting builds over time and can eventually lead to failure, but if you know what to look for—and how to respond—you can avoid unnecessary downtime.

A favorite gear engineer's saying is "if the input shaft turns and the output shaft doesn't, the gear drive has failed." That "definition" implies that something is broken, probably gear teeth. We'd usually like to make a repair before things get that bad. In previous columns, we've talked about abrasive wear and pitting due to […]
Donald R. McVittie P.E.

Q&A with Ray Jaeger

President, CNC Machinery Sales, Inc.

How long has your company been in business? I spent 34 years working for a division of Allied Signal, and when they had the big layoffs in 1991 and so many of my coworkers lost their jobs, I decided that I didn’t want to go through anything like that again, so I left my position […]
Gear Solutions Magazine


Powder Metal Conference Focuses on Technology Improvements

The program for the 2004 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials, to be held June 13-17 in Chicago, includes more than 225 technical presentations covering improvement and trends in metal powders, powder metallurgy (P/M) processes, and new products. Authors from 29 countries will cover developments in cemented tungsten carbides, cermets, nanomaterials, P.M ferrous […]
June 1, 2004

Brown & Sharpe’s PRIMA CMM Ideal for Large Part Inspection

The DEA PRIMA direct computer control coordinate measuring machine, available from Brown & Sharpe, is designed to provide cost-effective flexible gaging for large workpieces. PRIMA is available in five models ranging in size from 2000 mm (78.7 in.) x 1200 mm (47.2 in.) x 1600 mm (63.0 in.) to 4000 mm (157.5 in.) x 1600 […]
June 1, 2004

New 3-Axis CNC Vertical Bore Grinder from Drake

Drake Manufacturing’s new Model GS:I-V Vertical Bore Grinder was developed for high production bore grinding applications with families of parts, as well as small batch processing. The machine’s vertical design minimizes floor space, simplifies manual or automatic loading, and is easily integrated into a manufacturing cell environment since its footprint is only 48" wide x […]
June 1, 2004

Curtiss-Wright Acquires Everlube Products

In a recent press release Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced the acquisition of selected assets of the Everlube Products Division of Morgan Advanced Ceramics, Inc., for approximately $6.4 million. Everlube Products will operate as part of the Metal Treatment segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. Everlube Products is a pioneer and leader in manufacturing solid film lubricant (SFL) and […]
June 1, 2004

New Service Center GM at Philadelphia Gear

Philadelphia Gear Corporation, a full-service provider of gearing and power transmission solutions, announces the promotion of Richard Chrzanowski to the position of general manager of the company’s Eastern Region Service Center, which is located in New Castle, Delaware. He will oversee the implementation of Philadelphia Gear’s aftermarket suite of services for its customer base, extending […]
June 1, 2004

Newelco to Ship Four Billet Heating Machines

A part of Inductoheat (Europe) and the Inductotherm Group Company, Newelco has received another order for a large billet heater from a major automotive parts manufacturer in Brazil. The 9 T/hr. billet heater heats square and round billets with sizes up to 124 mm and 110 mm, respectively. In addition, Newelco supplied an automatic coil […]
June 1, 2004

Boeing Selects Two 7E7 Dreamliner Engine Partners

In a press release dated April 6, 2004, Boeing announced that it has selected two engine types, the General Electric GENX and Rolls-Royce Trent 1000, for its all-new Boeing 7E7 Dreamliner, an airplane that will provide the world’s airlines with exceptional efficiency and environmental performance. Boeing’s decision follows months of collaboration with the leading manufacturers […]
June 1, 2004