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Archives July 2014


July 2014


Company Profile: ECM USA Inc.

ECM USA Inc. is capable of evaluating your metallurgical, production, and budget needs to provide solutions for your manufacturing and corporate requirements.

ECM was started in SEYSSINET-PARISET, a town attached to Grenoble, France. They’ve been a company since 1928 when they started using heat treat furnaces. Since the 1960’s, ECM personnel have been dedicated to understanding temperature control, high pressures, vacuums, and the behavior of materials. They evolved their company to expand outside the European market. They […]
Tim Byrd

Proactive Contamination Control for Industrial Gearing

Even a small focus on improving lubricant condition can have a dramatic impact on the life of gears.

No matter what industry you serve, there’s a good chance that gears and gearing are critical to your process. In fact, gears are so commonplace that we tend to take them for granted. But have you ever stopped to think what keeps gears running reliably? The answer is simple: lubrication. For any gear, whether we’re […]
Mark Barnes

Medical Device Assembly Case Study: National Bearings

Overview A leading, U.S.-based medical device manufacturer was experiencing significant product failure. The surgical device, which included a plastic gear, was melting during surgery requiring the surgeon to use two devices during each procedure. Not only was this diminishing the end users’ desire to use the product, it was increasing hospital costs. At $1,000 per […]
Mark Bos

Numerical Modelling Of Hot Forming and Heat-Treatment of Annular Gears

Hot forging simulation has gained special attention in finite element modelling of thermal processes due to its high importance among manufacturing processes.

During the last two decades, there has been very intense research activity in the field of finite element simulation in metal forming processes; among them, hot forming has gained special attention. This is mainly due to the high importance of the process on the one hand, and also to the rather challenging nature of this […]
Miklós Tisza, Zsolt Lukács, Gaszton Gál

A Study on Contact Fatigue Performance of Nitrided and TiN Coated Gears

TiN coating gears can provide subsurface protection and improve the contact fatigue life.

The developing trend of gears focusing on high-speed, heavy-duty, lightweight, and small sizes makes hardness promotion of gear face through traditional surface treatment and improvement of the bearing capacity of gears by enlarging module faces many limitations. Special work conditions require new types of surface strengthening methods as well as new gear materials with high […]
Song Wang, Hongbin Xu, Hui Li, Jianjun Hu

Dynamic Simulations of Radial Lip Seals Followability in an Industrial Gearbox

This unique modeling capability will allow selecting or developing the shaft seals that would meet and exceed modern gearbox demanding application.

Industrial gear units are widely used in power transmission systems. They are composed of shafts, gears, rolling elements bearings and dynamic lip seals. The seal’s performance is critical for a proper functioning of the system. Water or contamination ingress into a mechanical system may lead to a premature failure. Leakage of oil may have the […]
Alex Paykin, Stellario Barbera, Mickael Sansalone, Rossana Iervolino, Michel Organisciak, Matthew Schweig


High-Speed Steel

The factors of durability, strength and “red hardness” distinguish one grade of high-speed steel from another.

To be effective in cutting a gear, a cutting tool material must have a combination of the following qualities: • Durability: The ability to withstand—to a high degree—wear that occurs at the interface of the tool, and the work due to pressure of the cutting process. • Strength: The ability to withstand the load applied […]
Ron Green, Geoffrey Ashcroft

Heat treating, carburizing, and furnaces: how and why we arrived where we are today

In the most general terms, heat treating is an atmospheric or vacuum process with applications for hydrocarbons to ferrous and nonferrous metals. The largest subgroup by far is hardening, which contains the subgroup of case hardening. Hardening ferrous metals (primarily steel) has forever been an atmospheric process whose primary goal has been heating to austenite […]
Jack Titus

Trend Talks: Tim Byrd

Higher computer power, fewer moving parts: the gear industry is poised to take full advantage of the digital revolution.

In 2014, it’s difficult to imagine the gear industry without a digital element. Design software, metrology devices, even cutting tools have their roots in an operator’s screen. But people have been making gears for centuries, without the aid of digital technology. How was this possible? “It was possible before, but not so straightforward.” That’s Dr. […]
Tim Byrd

Q&A with John Vanas Jr.

Euclid Heat Treating

What kind of services does Euclid Heat Treating provide? Euclid offers a diverse selection of heat treating processes. We perform many of the commonly found batch atmosphere processes such as neutral hardening, carburizing and carbonitriding, and ferritic nitro-carburizing. We also feature a wide range of vacuum hardening capabilities, gaseous nitriding, and an entire building dedicated […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

The Casting Process for Gears, Part II

Part two in Meehanite Metal’s discussion of the casting process for gears.

White Iron will Normally Contract at 1/4” per Foot. Contraction is not always equi-dimensional, in that it is influenced by mass and configuration. Contraction is normally 1/8” per foot for the flake irons, and about 1/10” per foot for the nodular or “S” types of Meehanite unless annealing is resorted to. In such cases, an […]
Meehanite Metal Corp.


Machine Tool Giant Fadal Engineering Under New Ownership

Fadal Engineering, a Michigan-based company, and Merrill Technologies Group (MTG), a Michigan-based, family-owned manufacturer, have joined forces to launch a new Fadal CNC full-range product line. “Fadal will manufacture in Michigan and California, and sell globally through a distributor network,” said Tansel Avci, chairman. Fadal was a global leader in the production of Vertical Machining Centers […]
July 29, 2014

Rohm Opens Subsidiary in Mexico to Support Growing Market

Röhm GMBH, a leading global provider of high-quality clamping and gripping technology for the metalworking industry, recently opened a new subsidiary in Mexico to quickly and effectively meet the sales, service, and support needs of its growing customer base in Mexico and Central America.  The new Röhm Products Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V. is […]
July 17, 2014

Kluber Introduces Extreme Temperature Lubrication

Klϋber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, has introduced Klübertemp GR AR 555, a multi-purpose lubricant offering exceptional corrosion protection and high evaporation stability. Developed for high-temperature applications and applications exposed to aggressive media, Klübertemp GR AR 555 is a white, homogeneous, long-term grease based on a perfluorinated polyether oil (PFPE) and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). […]
July 16, 2014

Gleason Acquires Distech Systems, Inc.

Gleason Corporation has announced that it has acquired Distech Systems Inc., located in Rochester, NY.  Distech is a leader in the design and manufacture of factory automation systems, serving a variety of customers in the automotive and other industries. Daniel J. Schwab, president of Distech Systems, said, “Gleason and Distech have successfully collaborated on many […]
July 14, 2014

EMAG USA Celebrates 20 Years with Technology Days to Showcase Manufacturing Systems for Precision Metal Components

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, EMAG USA invited manufacturers and vendors to its open house Technology Days, held at the company’s Farmington Hills, Michigan headquarters. Throughout the two-day event, manufacturing decision-makers attended technology seminars held by EMAG’s industry experts. Attendees gained valuable knowledge in both industry trends and unsurpassed EMAG manufacturing solutions. Participants expanded their […]
July 14, 2014

Siemens Showcases Family of CNC at IMTS, Booth E-5010

From the job-shop to the retrofit operation, Siemens continues to push the envelope on CNC technology. With the introduction of the 808 at IMTS in 2012, they took a bold step into the job shop world, as this basic CNC brings the power, flexibility, and reliable performance of Siemens technology to the job shop. Already […]
July 14, 2014

Three Products from DMP CryoSystems

DMP CryoSystems is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of cryogenic treatment equipment and accessories. The design intent focuses on providing dependable production throughput. Combining tempers and freezers in one machine removes multiple handling operations. Fully programmable controllers with multi-segment recipes ensure repeatable results in every batch. The product line includes top-loading chest, […]
July 14, 2014

Hard Gear Finishing and Polish Grinding on Exhibit at IMTS

Reishauer Corporation will feature the latest gear grinding technology at IMTS, September 8-13, 2014 in the Gear Grinding Pavilion, Booth N-7040 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The RZ260 features Reishauer’s unique continuous generating gear grinding and is based on the extremely successful RZ150 series with several hundred machines installed in plants worldwide.  The RZ260 has […]
July 14, 2014

GMTA News of Note

• Effective immediately for North America, GMTA (German Machine Tools of America) now represents two additional lines of quality German machines.  Agreements have been finalized for GMTA to handle the Rosink line of parts washers plus the Arnold line of laser welding machines. According to Scott Knoy, VP at GMTA, “These are natural complements to […]
June 10, 2014

U.S. Patent Office Publishes Solar Manufacturing Patent Application

The management of Solar Manufacturing Inc. and affiliate company Solar Atmospheres Inc. has announced that Solar Manufacturing inventors Robert J. Wilson and Robert F. Daley were notified by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that their Patent Application, Publication No. US2014/0042678 A1, for a new 20 Bar Super Quench Vacuum Furnace was published on February […]
June 10, 2014

Seco to Spotlight Solutions for Composite Machining at THE BIG M

At THE BIG M manufacturing convergence event, taking place June 9–12 in Detroit, Mich., Seco Tools, LLC will showcase innovative milling and drilling tools and techniques that bring increased cutting performance to the machining of composite-based components in booth 330. Among the solutions Seco will have on display include the Jabro® JC800 series of CVD-diamond-coated […]
June 10, 2014

EMAG Showcases Complete Portfolio of Technologies at IMTS 2014

At IMTS 2014, EMAG will feature Manufacturing Systems for Precision Metal Components. Multiple machines from its new modular standard VL and VT product families will be on display. These Modular Standard Machines offer a system approach that is advantageous to establishing a highly efficient manufacturing process, with different operations offered on the same platform allowing […]
June 10, 2014

Parker Industries and Star-SU, LLC

Effective June 2, 2014, product inquiries, quotes, and resulting orders formerly handled by Parker Industries will be directed and managed by Star SU, LLC. Additionally, Bruce Cowley will join Star SU as regional sales manager covering Southern Ohio, Eastern Kentucky, and all of West Virginia, and Bruce will work with the Star-SU, LLC sales network […]
June 10, 2014

MSI Sells Machinery and Tooling Supply to DXP

Machinery Systems Inc. (MSI) has announced the sale of its Machinery Tooling & Supply company to DXP Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXPE).  Headquartered in Houston, Texas, DXP Enterprises is a publicly traded industrial distributor of technical products and services for MRO (maintenance, repair, operating), OEM and capital equipment customers.  DXP has over 178 locations throughout the […]
June 10, 2014

Geometric to Preview CAMWorks at IMTS 14

Geometric’s CAMWorks® Infuses a Sense of Urgency With ‘Quicker Is Better’ at IMTS 2014   Geometric will preview its latest release of CNC programming automation solution, CAMWorks® 2015, in Booth E-3320, IMTS 2014 in Chicago, Illinois from September 8 – 13, 2014.   In today’s environment, manufacturers need to be able to do more with […]
June 9, 2014