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Archives January 2005


January 2005


Gear Manufactuing, Inc.

A classic entrepreneurial success story, GMI has experienced substantial growth nearly every year it’s been in business, and it’s just broken another record in 2004.

It’s a fairly common story among entrepreneurs: After spending a certain number of years learning the trade, a time comes when you’re ready to leave the nest and test your own wings. What sets such stories apart is the outcome — whether you’re able to take flight, or end up plunging to the ground in […]
Gary Smith

Deburring, Defined

The DEBURRING process allows parts to perform as they were designed to, eliminating unwanted elements that hinder their productivity.

Gear deburring is a process that has changed substantially over the past 10 years. There have been advancements in the types of tools used for deburring operations and the development of “wet” machines, automatic load and unload, automatic part transfer and turnover, and vision systems for part identification, etc. Three types of tools are used […]
Mike Magee

Grinding Guidelines for Superior Surfaces

Take a quick course on the process and materials used in gear grinding and learn how they can impart important properties to your products.

During the past year the gear industry has seen growth in hard machining, a trend which is expected to continue to progress, possibly passing the levels of 2000. Gear grinding has extended the life cycle of many high-performance gears by assisting manufacturers in accurately predicting end of life cycles as well as predictive maintenance requirements. […]
Steve Kandjelic

Inside Splines

Any device that transfers rotary motion from one point to another probably relies on a spline, so it’s a good bet that we use them on a near-daily basis. Read on to learn more…

What is a spline? According to the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (fourth edition, 2000), a spline is defined as: Noun: 1a. Any of a series of projections on a shaft that fit into slots on a corresponding shaft, enabling both to rotate together. b. The groove or slot for such a projection. […]
Dan Seger


Terry McDonald: Site Safety

Cold and flu season is upon us, so make a point of encouraging employees

I hope that everyone had a very safe and happy holiday season, and that you were finally able to finish off all of the leftovers. Well, here it is again, the start of another year. And what do we have to look forward to? A summer vacation, or maybe an extended winter holiday on the […]
Terry McDonald

Tooth Tips: Gear Accuracy Charts Pt. 2

Understanding gear accuracy charts can be difficult, so here is the second

Gear Accuracy Charts — Part 2 As noted in my last Tooth Tips column, AGMA has made significant changes in the accuracy classification system. ANSI/AGMA 2015-1-A01 is a replacement for ANSI/AGMA 2000-A88 and ANSI/AGMA ISO 1328-1. It is a complete revision in order to be more compatible with ISO. The accuracy grade numbering system has […]
Andy Milburn P.E.

The Electrochemical Process for Gear Deburring

The race for technological advancement in all aspects of manufacturing and finishing has resulted in an additional process for gear manufacturers and engineers to consider.Everyone is aware of the world economy forcing rapid evolution in manufacturing and secondary finishing processes to yield better quality, faster turnaround, and superior products. The chemical industry has made rapid […]
Brett Watkins

Q&A with Jim Richards

President and founder, James Engineering

So how did you get into the deburring business? It’s actually a pretty interesting story. I started a company in 1980, making marking and code-dating machines for the pharmaceutical and food industry, but I was also doing a bit of custom machine designing and building on the side. I had a client that built formula-one […]
Gear Solutions Magazine


Vermont Machine Tool Certified as Five Star Machine Tool Retrofitter by GE Fanuc

Vermont Machine Tool, Inc., has announced its certification in GE Fanuc’s new Five Star Machine Tool Retrofit Program. The program certifies a retrofit provider’s technical and project-management capabilities, matches retrofit projects with qualified best-in-class providers, and helps to ensure that machine-tool users can maximize the productivity and efficiency benefits of existing-equipment retrofits. "Certification in the […]
January 1, 2005

New Technology from Leistritz

Leistritz, best known for its whirling technology, is first to develop an innovative solution to machining difficult internal threads. The process–called internal whirling, which will be described in an in-depth article to appear in the March 2005 issue of Gear Solutions magazine–was originally developed for the ball screw industry, and it is featured in the […]
January 1, 2005

Star SU to Distribute Hainbuch Welge, LeCount Products

Star SU, LLC, of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, and Hainbuch Welge Corporation of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, have announced a mutual agreement for the sales and distribution of Hainbuch workholding tooling related to the manufacture of gears. Star SU will promote, sell, and distribute Hainbuch Welge products throughout North America through its extensive direct sales team and selected […]
January 1, 2005

Induction Hardening Available from Penna Flame

Penna Flame Industries of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, announces the addition of induction hardening to its list of surface-hardening capabilities. Along with induction hardening, the company now offers single-tooth contour gear hardening, insuring the longevity of gears tooth by tooth. The contour induction hardening process improves the strength and wear of gear teeth with the least amount […]
January 1, 2005

Curtiss-Wright Acquires Government Marine Business Unit Division of Flowserve

Curtiss-Wright Corporation has completed the acquisition of the Government Marine Business Unit (GMBU) division of Flowserve Corporation for approximately $28 million in cash. GMBU will operate as a business unit of the Flow Control segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. With 2003 sales of approximately $26 million, GMBU is a leading designer and manufacturer of highly engineered, […]
January 1, 2005

Czech-Made Machine Tools from Havlik

Havlik Machine Tools, Inc., is a joint venture between Havlik International Machinery and Berbeck Equipment Technologies Ltd. It was created in January 2003 as an importer and distributor of machine tools manufactured in the Czech and Slovak Republics. Between them the two companies have more than 150 combined years of machine tool experience, and they […]
January 1, 2005

ATS Lands $17 Million Auto-Parts Order

ATS Automation Tooling Systems, Inc., has secured an automation systems order worth $17 million Canadian–and $14 million in U.S. currency–from a major North American Tier I automotive customer. The order is for a state-of-the-art automated manufacturing system and will include seven ATS Superbots(TM) and a number of ATS high-speed component feeders. The system will be […]
January 1, 2005

New 777 Freighter Expands Boeing’s Cargo Leadership Role

Boeing is expanding its popular 777 commercial airplane family by offering a cargo model that will be the world’s largest and most capable twin-engine freighter. Due to enter service in the fourth quarter of 2008, the new Boeing 777 Freighter is based on the technologically advanced 777-200LR (Longer Range), the world’s longest-range commercial airplane. The […]
January 1, 2005