Archives December 2006


December 2006


Company Profile: P&G Machine & Supply Co., Inc.

Times change, as do markets, and only those companies nimble enough to shift their stance in response will stay in business for six decades-as this one has.

If you visit P&G Machine & Supply’s Web site, you’ll see a picture of a filling station that once stood beside Old Shell Road—a major thoroughfare in Mobile, Alabama. “That was my grandfather’s place, and it’s where my father and his partner started this company,” says Paul Gerhardt, the current president. “They were welders, and […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

The Methadology of Modified Crowning

An industry leader, Klingelnberg puts theory to the test in explaining the benefits of modified crowning in spur and bevel gears.

Is there anything that can still be considered new in bevel gear tooth theory? Most experts in the transmission layout industry would probably find the question interesting, but not crucial. The thing that really matters in the calculation and design of axle transmissions is the quest for more clever bridging of the gap between the […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

Tips for Tougher Molded Plastic Gears

Plastics are quickly becoming a contender for some power gearing applications, and the lessons learned in development will apply to other engineering design challenges.

Molded plastic gearing is rapidly becoming a real contender in moderate power gearing applications. Custom gear design, precision molding equipment, and new formulations of engineering thermoplastics are offering real breakthroughs in performance. With proper processing, material control, and precision inspection, molded gears can lead the way for improved performance at lower cost with plastics. Molded […]
Rod Kleiss

The ABCs of CBN Grinding

An understanding of factors such as bond type, grit size, and concentration will help you choose the proper CBN wheel for grinding sharper edges on your cutting tools.

As with all work, there’s a right tool for every job. In manufacturing, successful machining depends on sharp, well-maintained cutting tools that not only ensure precision, but also speed. Successful sharpening of cutting tools depends upon the use of the correct grinding wheel, tool set-up, and method of grinding for each type of tool. This […]
Anil Srivastava, Ph.D.


Terry McDonald: Site Safety

There are quite a few safety issues that are specifically associated with the holidays, such as distractions caused by office parties and frayed cords near dried-out Christmas trees. Take special care at this time of year.

It’s that time of year, the holidays are upon us. We are all busy planning for the holidays, shopping for gifts, throwing parties, and on and on. We know that we should be even more concerned about the additional hazards that exist this time of year, but heck, we are just too busy. Please, please, […]
Terry McDonald

Tooth Tips: John Amendola Sr.

An API Service Factor is not the same as an AGMA Service Factor, and it's a good idea to understand the differences between the two. Read on to learn more.

The formulas to which each gear standard is based produce different results in rotor size and tooth geometry. Here are the important points to understand: • API results, when compared to AGMA results, tend to select larger gears with bigger teeth. • For smaller gears, lower powers, speeds, and PLVs, the difference in SF tends […]
John Amendola, Sr.

Q&A with Mike Magee

President, Chamfermatic, Inc.

Chamfermatic celebrated its 10th anniversary last October. How did you come to found the company? I’ve always been a machine tool builder. At one time Rockford, Illinois, was the machine tool capital of the world, so I grew up being a machinist and learning to put machinery together. I was working for another company that […]
Gear Solutions Magazine


Star Cutter Announces Acquisition of Northern Tool Sales & Service

Star Cutter Company has announced the acquisition by stock purchase of Northern Tool Sales & Service (NTSS) of Warren, Michigan, effective October 31, 2006. Northern Tool Sales & Service is a design and build manufacturer of innovative tooling concepts for special drills, reamers, step drills, form tools, and solid carbide tooling to approximately 170 customers […]
December 1, 2006

Advent Tool Introduces Indexable Involute Spline Milling Solution

After several years of in-house development, Advent Tool & Manufacturing has perfected a unique indexable form milling platform suitable for involute splines, spur gears, “V” shaped gears and various rack forms, among other applications. Utilizing their proven and patented standard insert locking and locating system, Advent Tool produces the appropriate custom form on standard insert […]
December 1, 2006

Precision Grinding from Accura Technics

Accura Technics, Inc., announces advancements in precision grinding applicable to aerospace, automotive, bearing, and optics manufacturing. In capability tests, Accura’s Model 1210G CNC grinder produced .000010” (0.25 micron) roundness in ball bearing outer races and .000006” (0.15 micron) roundness in inner races. This multi-surface grinder was delivered to the Adcole Corporation for grinding spindle components […]
December 1, 2006

Paulo-St. Louis Upgrades to ISO/TS 16949:2002

The St. Louis, Missouri, facility of Paulo Products Company has successfully passed the upgrade audit and has been awarded accreditation to ISO/TS 16949:2002. Created by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF), ISO/TS 16949:2002 represents the technical standard requirements of the major automotive manufacturers around the world. What sets ISO/TS 16949:2002 apart from the previous ISO […]
December 1, 2006

ExxonMobil Launches High-Performance Neat Cutting and Grinding Fluid Series

ExxonMobil has announced the introduction of Mobilmet® 760, a new active, neat cutting and grinding fluid series. Formulated with first-rate base oils and high-performance additives, the Mobilmet 760 series are the ideal lubricants for cutting stainless steel, titanium, nickel alloys, and tool steel. “ExxonMobil is dedicated to providing today’s metal working industry and equipment builders […]
December 1, 2006

Revelations Software from Bryant Grinder

Bryant® Grinder, a division of Vermont Machine Tool®, has released Revelations® software, a Microsoft Windows-based CNC control software that revolutionizes programming methods for machine tool operations and programming, making them more efficient, more flexible, and easier to operate. “Revelations software reduces operator training, programming time, cycle and setup time, and scrap,” says Craig Barrett, president […]
December 1, 2006

Philadelphia Gear Offers One-Stop Shopping For Onsite Overhauls

Philadelphia Gear announces its new Onsite Technical Services (OTS) group, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As a complete onsite solution to gearbox-related issues, OTS allows U.S. consumers to significantly cut downtime caused by gear and transmission repairs. Removal, reinstallation, in-place machining, onsite overhauls, alignment, oil analysis, and many other power transmission […]
December 1, 2006

IMTS 2006 Attendance Surpasses 91,000

The Association For Manufacturing Technology has announced that IMTS 2006 completed an excellent eight-day event in Chicago. More than 91,000 attendees poured into the 26th machine tools exposition at Chicago’s McCormick Place September 6-13, 2006 from over 40 countries to explore innovative technologies and emerging trends. The final tally represents more than a 6-percent increase […]
December 1, 2006

Methods to Distribute Hwacheon Machine Tools

Methods Machine Tools, Inc., is now authorized to distribute Hwacheon CNC machine tools, including vertical machining centers, turning centers, and vertical lathes, through its direct sales offices in the United States and Canada. The marketing partnership between Methods and Hwacheon Machinery America, Inc., was announced and launched at IMTS 2006 in September. Methods Board Chairman […]
December 1, 2006