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Archives January 2013


January 2013


Kinefac Corporation

A tight-knit family environment and a commitment to excellence has kept this Worcester, MA company ahead of the curve for 50 years.

This place is a second home for me,” says Charles Garniewicz, director of research and development for Kinefac® Corporation, now celebrating their 50th anniversary. He proudly describes his 43-year attachment to the Worcester, MA-based company that has been making quality rolling machines for half a century. His is a common sentiment among the company’s 50-plus […]
Tim Byrd

Analysis of Ripple on Noisy Gears

Ripple analysis provides a tool that aids in the search for the causes of noise and can also be used for production monitoring in the case of known vibration problems.

A low noise level is an important quality feature in modern gearboxes for passenger cars. But a troublesome noise can have many causes. The noise origination and transmission is, among others, affected by the design layout, by the actual deviations of the components, by the assembly of the components, and by the mounting situation of […]
Gunther Gravel

Comparative Corrosion Characteristics of Ground and Superfinished Gear Steels

Temperature-controlled corrosion resistance tests performed various steels yields surprising results — information to use in the fight against metal corrosion of gear steels.

The described effort was undertaken to assess the impact of the isotropic superfinishing (ISF®) process on the corrosion resistance of a variety of gear steels. Alloys examined were AISI 9310 VIM VAR, AMS 6308, Pyrowear® 675 (two variations; tempered at 925°F and at 550°F), and CSS-42L TM (tempered at 925°F) with stainless steel 440C, in […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

Saving Time and Cost for Intricate Gear Peening

Precision shot peening eliminates the need for masking and reduces distortion. An efficient upgrade from traditional shot peening, it also reduces labor and process time.

Shot peening is a cold working process used to produce a compressive residual stress layer and modify mechanical properties of metal by impacting a surface using round, bead-like particles with sufficient force to create the required compression deformation. These particles can Be Made of various metals, glass, or ceramics. Using mass and velocity, each particle […]
Ruthann Browning


Accurate thickness, taper, gear blanks, proportions, other specifications necessary for maximum gear performance

Gear Blanks Bevel gears are almost always produced from shaped blanks. Therefore, more care and attention has to be taken in the selection of the gear blank than with other gear forms. As with all gears, sufficient thickness of material is required under the gear tooth roots. The taper of the bevel gear has to […]
William P. Crosher

Gas vs. electricity

Gas, electricity are viable energy sources for heating furnaces, but there are valid reasons to pick one over the other

Do you have gas? Every year we encounter at least one OEM or new heat treater looking at heat treating in-house, and we ask them that question when it comes to heating their furnaces. Except for some regional exceptions, natural gas is the preferred choice in the U.S., primarily because it’s less expensive than electricity […]
Jack Titus

Q&A with Chuck Chen

PRESIDENT, Luren Precision Company, Ltd.

Tell me a little bit about the history of Luren. I understand you are based out of Taiwan. Yes, that is correct.  We are located in Hsinchu City, Taiwan, which is the center for technology and research for Taiwan. We set up Luren in 1994 with the idea of making gear cutting tools for the […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

Powder Metal Gears, Part IV

Better flow for cooling media, weight and error reduction, and root optimization are all beneficial results for using powder metal gears.

In the previous article, the micro design, in the sense of profile modifications to the teeth, was discussed. This fourth article will deal with the possibilities using macro design of the gear body. In powder metal (PM) component manufacturing, the compaction press normally has several hydraulic cylinders controlling the different tool parts. This allows for […]
Anders Flodin


PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Front-Actuated Pneumatic Jaw Chuck Brings Automatic Workholding with Monster Grip Force to Manual or CNC Teach Lathes, Indexers and Rotary Tables

The Systec front-actuated pneumatically powered jaw chuck from Lexair is an ideal automation upgrade for manual lathes, as well as rotary tables and indexers that require higher grip force for difficult applications. The self-contained air-open/air-close chucks are available in five sizes from approximately 5" to 12" inches. The drawtube-free design offers through-hole capacity up to […]
April 4, 2013

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Direct Gear Design by Alexander L. Kapelevich Available from CRC Press

Over the last several decades, gearing development has focused on improvements in materials, manufacturing technology and tooling, thermal treatment, and coatings and lubricants. In contrast, gear design methods have remained frozen in time, as the vast majority of gears are designed with standard tooth proportions. This over-standardization significantly limits the potential performance of custom gear […]
April 4, 2013


Advanced Machine & Engineering announces the TRIAG 5axesCLAMP.  The machine spindle of 5-axis machines often has difficulty reaching all areas of a complex part using conventional workholding technology.  TRIAG’s 5axesCLAMP solves that problem.  Part of TRIAG’s compactCLAMP family of modular workholding products, the breakthrough clamping design of the 5axesCLAMP minimizes interference, so machine spindles can […]
April 4, 2013

Sandvik Coromant Breaks Ground in New Jersey

Sandvik, a leading global high technology engineering group, offering advanced products and services in cemented carbide and high-speed steel cutting tools, materials technology, and mining and construction equipment; and its tooling division, Sandvik Coromant, the world’s leading producer of tools for the metal cutting industry, broke ground Friday, Dec. 3, 2012, on a location neighboring […]
January 7, 2013

STD Purchases New Facility, Furnace, Machines, and Receives Nadcap Accreditation for Heat Treatment

STD is a proven leader in the manufacturing of high-precision (AGMA Q14), complexly configured, tight-tolerance gears, splines, and other related mechanical transmission components.Registered AS9100 and ISO 9001 on OASIS as well as Nadcap-accredited in heat treatment and passivation, STD can provide the following services:– Sawcutting – CNC Turning and Milling – Swiss Screw Machining – […]
January 7, 2013

Slone Gear International Formed in South Central Ohio

Brian Slone, principal and owner, has announced the formation of Slone Gear International, Inc. effective March 9, 2012. Slone Gear develops and distributes gear technology products and services.  In addition, with over 25 years of experience in the gear metrology field, Slone has assembled a group of top technology companies to source gear components and […]
January 7, 2013

Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Course, April 29 — May 2

The Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Short Course has been offered for over 34 years and is considered extremely valuable for gear designers and noise specialists who encounter gear noise and transmission design problems. Attendees will learn how to design gears to minimize the major excitations of gear noise: Transmission error, dynamic friction forces, and […]
January 7, 2013

Gleason and SMT Form Strategic Partnership for Gear Design and Manufacturing Systems

Gleason Corporation (Rochester New York) and Smart Manufacturing Technology (SMT) (Nottingham, UK) have formed a global strategic partnership to provide gear manufacturers world-wide a complete design to manufacturing system. Gleason and SMT will offer a system that seamlessly integrates SMT’s premier System Design and Analysis Software (MASTA) with Gleason’s industry-leading software for Bevel Gear Design […]
January 7, 2013

Corporate President of Solar Atmospheres, Roger Jones, Recognized for His Years of Service to MTI Board of Trustees

The Metal Treating Institute recognized one of its long time volunteers, Roger  Jones, Corporate President of Solar Atmospheres at its Fall Meeting October 1-3, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. After six years of serving on the Board of Trustees, Roger became President of MTI in 2005. In 2009, he returned to the Board of Trustees and […]
January 7, 2013

Cleaning Technologies Group, LLC Hires Dave Melton as Marketing Manager

Dave Melton has joined Cleaning Technologies Group, LLC as the marketing manager, effective November 2012. Dave will provide marketing support for Cleaning Technologies Group by developing and executing marketing activities to build global awareness for the Ransohoff, Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics, and CTG Asia product lines.“We are confident that with his extensive global machine tool marketing experience, […]
January 7, 2013

Taiwanese Company to Receive Seventh Furnace from Ipsen

A 2-bar MetalMaster® was shipped to an Aerospace company in southern Taiwan. This is the seventh furnace that the company has purchased from Ipsen.This unit’s round hot zone provides a work zone of 72” x 72” (1,830 mm x 1,830 mm) with a normal operating temperature range from 960°F to 2,400°F (515°C to 1,315°C). The […]
January 7, 2013

Mazak Congratulates Brad Keselowski and Penske Racing on Championship Win

Mazak Corporation, a Penske Racing technical sponsor, offered congratulations to owner Roger Penske, driver Brad Keselowski and the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Team on a winning season and on earning Penske Racing its first-ever Cup series title. Keselowski secured a 15th place finish at the Ford EcoBoost 400 season finale race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, […]
January 7, 2013

CSIA Adds Standards for Service and Support to “Best Practices and Benchmarks Manual”

Technical and maintenance staffs are shrinking at manufacturing operations in North America and around the world. To help run their operations efficiently, more industry clients are turning to members of the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA). “More CSIA integrator companies are required by their customers to commit to service and support contracts. These businesses no […]
January 7, 2013

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Micro Gear Hob Machining Update: Affolter Technologies Introduces the Model AF 110 for High Speed CNC Hob Cutting of Larger Gears and Related Components

Affolter Technologies S.A. has unveiled from its innovative Gearline® of Micro High Speed Gear Hobbing machines the Model AF 110.  The AF110 complements its range of gear cutting systems with a design that reaches Affolter’s goal of hobbing larger module / diametral pitch gears, splines, and worms, including gear components with diameters up to 40mm […]
January 7, 2013

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Hi-Temp Walk-In Oven from Grieve

No. 893 is an 850ºF, electrically-heated walk-in oven from Grieve, currently used for heat treating parts on rollout shelves at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 54” x 72” x 78”. 80KW are installed in Incoloy-sheathed tubular elements to heat the oven chamber, while a 6000 CFM, 5-HP recirculating blower provides combination […]
January 7, 2013

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Insert Geometries and Customized Tool Holders from Sandvik Optimize the Use of Coolant

Sandvik Coromant introduces a range of new insert geometries and customized tool holders, featuring fixed nozzles that guarantee a precise coolant jet flow to get right to the center of the cutting zone. Advanced Nozzle TechnologyThe coolant flows from the pump to the tool through nozzles directed exactly at the cutting zone. This produces a […]
January 7, 2013

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Techniks Introduces Nexus Cutting Tools— PowerLOC End Mill System

Nexus Cutting Tools—a new product line from Techniks—introduces its PowerLOC System, unveiled at IMTS 2012. This innovative system is built around the patented PowerLOC indexable end mill with a square shank end that locks into the PowerLOC Square Shank Adapter. The adapter is another patented idea from Nexus that allows the square end of the […]
January 7, 2013

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: EXSYS to Showcase Inventive Tooling Systems at Houstex 2013

In booth 1321 at Houstex 2013, EXSYS Tool, Inc. will display a variety of advanced tooling solutions for CNC turning machines. Innovations include the company’s PRECI-FLEX® system, internal coolant cut-off blade toolholders, and gear hobbing system, as well as its double-square shank and quad-square shank static toolholders. Houstex 2013 takes place Feb. 26-28 in Houston, […]
January 7, 2013

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Walter Introduces New Walter Safety Application for iPhone

In keeping with its constant effort to exceed customer expectations for only the best from Walter products, Walter has launched a new and efficient application for iPhones. The Walter Safety App has been designed to provide metalworkers around the world with easy access to essential safety information while working on factory floors, job sites, etc. […]
January 7, 2013