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Archives January 2015


January 2015


Allen Adams Shaper Services, Inc.

From the ashes of Fellows Corporation rose Allen Adams Shaper Services, Inc., which has been serving companies and people in need of gear shaping services and machine repair since its inception in 2002.

As people embark on new adventures in 2015, many are met with the frustration of sticking to their resolutions. Some people may want to lose some weight before spring arrives, and there may be others who hope to be more frugal with their annual expenses. Then, there are those who hope to improve on their […]
Anna Claire Howard

Application of ICME to Optimize Metallurgy and Improve Performance of Carburizable Steels

QuesTek Innovations LLC has successfully designed and developed four new steels that can be used in gearing applications, two of which have been implemented in demanding gear and bearing applications in ground and aerospace military, commercial aerospace, high-performance racing, oil and gas, and other industries

Introduction QuesTek Innovations LLC  (“QuesTek”) of  Evanston,  IL  uses  its  proprietary  Materials  by  Design® expertise and technology in conjunction with its ICME-based methodologies to rapidly design, develop and  qualify  advanced  alloys  into  demanding  applications. Accelerating the historically slow  and expensive materials design and development process, QuesTek’s approach integrates extensive thermodynamic and kinetic databases with advanced […]
Jeff Grabowski, QuesTek Innovations LLC, Dave Snyder, Kerem Taskin, Clay Houser, Aziz Asphahani, Jason Sebastian

Optimization of Gear Tooth Contact by Helix Angle Modification

This paper discusses software that automatically generates a 3-D meshed finite element model of a helical gear set, which does not require the gear designer to have a  knowledge of finite element analysis.

Introduction Gears that are smaller, cheaper, and equipped with more efficient power transmission are the ongoing objective of gear designers. A significant issue in the design of helical gears is the substantial effect of tooth twisting under load due to torsional and bending deflections of the gears and associated shafts [1]. The elastic deformation experienced […]
Stuart Hipsley, University of Wollongong, R.T. Wheway, PhD Engineering, R.J. Davey


Molded Plastic Gears

This month we are going to discuss several critically important factors designers need to know when developing an application with molded plastic gears.

A designer never wants to mold a standard “generated” gear design. Why? Because the molding process gives us several opportunities to optimize the gear geometry in ways that are either not possible with classical cutting methods or practical-based on cost and difficulty. One mold makes many gears, so invest your resources in the design and […]
Fred Eberle

Preliminary Results of Testing of Low-Tooth-Count Bevel Gears of a Novel Design, Part III

A simplified approach to creating CAD Models

For the manufacturing purpose, a simplified approach can be used for the development of the CAD models of the gear and the pinion in the right-angle bevel gear set under consideration.  This approach is based on the schematic shown in Figure 1. Using commercial software ProE, base cones of the gear and the pinion were […]
Dr. Stephen P. Radzevich Ph.D., Dr. (Eng) Sci.

Trend Talks: Anna Claire Conrad

In the wake of the New Year, gear-manufacturing institutions across the globe are making continuing education and training a priority for 2015. This is resulting in a more qualified workforce, leading to better products and services.

Growing up, my parents made sure I understood the value of education. I attended the best schools in my area, studied hard, and always turned in my best effort. Thanks to their good example and constant push for me to take advantage of the opportunities in front of me, I remain a student to this […]
Anna Claire Howard

Q&A with Jeannine Kunz

Managing Director of Workforce and Education
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

It seems as though, nowadays, education is key in whatever industry people find themselves. Why is workforce development and education so crucial in today’s world? Education is important in all industries, but it’s even more heightened in the manufacturing industry. Manufacturing is all about technology and new ways of making things. The industry is born […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

Exploring today’s heat-treating process involving furnaces, pumps

Depending on their specific heat-treatment application, atmospheric and vacuum furnaces use pumps. In this column, the pumps I reference refer to any device designed to move or remove fluids, such as water and oil, and gas. Fans also fall into this classification, including ones that circulate an atmosphere gas at ambient and elevated temperatures. Combustion […]
Jack Titus


Gleason Enhances GMS® Series of Analytical Gear Inspection Systems with the New 175 GMS

Gleason Corporation announces the introduction of the 175GMS Analytical Gear Inspection System, with faster complete inspection of automotive, aerospace and other smaller gears, as well as gear cutting tools and non-gear parts. The latest addition to the GMS Series with models available for gears up to 3,000 mm in diameter—the 175GMS—completes the development of the […]
January 15, 2015

GMTA News of Note

GMTA has formed an alliance with Star SU LLC in Hoffman Estates, Illinois to manufacture Scudding® tools for the North American market.  Scudding® is the radical improvement on traditional power skiving technology for gear production, long proven in the market to be faster, more accurate and versatile in use.  Often thought to be limited to […]
January 15, 2015

R&P Metrology Delivers RPG 3500DS to German Customer

R&P Metrology GmbH announced the successful completion of acceptance trials of a new RPG 3500DS at their Aschaffenburg, Germany, facility. The machine, a four axis (+1) generative gear inspection systems capable of measuring parts of up to 3,500mm (4000mm optionally) in outside diameter, was delivered to a customer in Germany. Utilizing the basic design and […]
January 15, 2015

New Hobbing Machine LCH 180 Two from Liebherr

Liebherr has developed a gear-hobbing machine that applies a multi-cut strategy, including press deburring. Continual loading and press deburring occur in parallel during machining time. Separate machine operations take place ton two machine tables, each able to swivel 180° and easily accessible, roughing in two phases—pressing, and finishing. After the blank is locked in and […]
January 15, 2015

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Redex Gears Revolutionise the Versatility of Vertical Lathes

Redex announces the release of a new drive solution for rotary tables of multi-axis milling machines. The high-speed versions of its DRP, KRP and KRPX ranges complement the features of its MSR range of drives.     Both of these one-of-a-kind solutions provide added value to machine-tool manufacturers. They simplify the design of the mechanical transmission […]
January 15, 2015

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: When Every Second Counts

The Liebherr LC 100 is designed to machine small, mass-produced components – conventional automatic gearbox applications, such as planetary and sun gears. The fast swivel loader assures short chip-to-chip times and high productivity. Set-up flexibility is enhanced by exchangeable quick-change gripper inserts requiring no tools. With a rapid machine loading and unloading capability, the Liebherr […]
January 15, 2015

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Integrated Contouring Head Enables Multi-Tasking MEGA 800 HMCs to Take on More Work, More Variety

Fives introduced a new integrated contouring head for its Cincinnati 6-axis MEGA 800 HMC through the sale of a two-machine cell that includes first use of the head on this machine size. The new cell takes on 30 to 50 percent more work, including what is currently processed on boring mills. The machines' servo-controlled, U-axis […]
January 15, 2015

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New STUDER S141 Goes Long for Internal Cylindrical Grinding

United Grinding recently introduced the new STUDER S141 universal I.D. cylindrical grinding machine that combines cutting edge and proven technologies with optimal ergonomics and ease of use, while delivering dependability, quality, and precision. The S141 features two big sliding doors and is available in three different design sizes of 11.81" (300 mm), 27.56" (700 mm) […]
January 15, 2015

Gleason Introduces High-Speed Gear Shaper

Gleason Introduces High-Speed Gear Shaper Gleason Corporation announces the introduction of the 100S Gear Shaping Machine, featuring a class-leading stroke rate of up to 3,000 strokes per minute. The 100S is ideally suited to small face widths gears, including spur and helical gears, both internal and external, as well as automotive synchro rings and tapered gears.  […]
December 17, 2014

SUHNER Introduces a New and Re-Designed Version of its BEX15 Machining Unit, Capable of a Spindle Speed Increase from 18,000rpm to 23,000rpm

Chip producing machining operations with modern tools today demand progressively higher cutting speeds, specifically for metals with high cutting speed rates or small diameter hole drilling applications. The SUHNER machining unit type BEX15, proven in thousands of installations, now provides new speed options, reliably up to the maximum speed limit. With an increase of 25% […]
December 17, 2014

Transmission Manufacturing with Steel Turning Grades GC4325 and GC4315

With new technological developments, emerging on the automotive horizon, manufacturers are faced with extremely high demands in terms of quality, security and productivity. The new Sandvik Coromant grades GC4315 and GC4325 with Inveio™ are designed to support the automotive industry with outstanding reliability and process security. Large batch production with lowunit cost: Transmission manufacturing is […]
December 17, 2014

TGS Names Chanley Chambers as Global Sales Director

Total Grinding Solutions (TGS), a worldwide manufacturer of centerless grinders, announced it has hired Chanley Chambers as global sales director. Chambers brings over 20 years of leadership experience with several multinational grinding machine manufacturers. In his new role, Chambers will oversee sales, strategic planning and business development for TGS’ growing product line.   “We are […]
December 17, 2014

ITAMCO Donates Coordinate Measuring Machine to High School Program

Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies (ITAMCO) has donated a Zeiss Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) to the Precision Tool Manufacturing Training Program for high school students.  The donation was announced at the 2014 International Technology Manufacturing show in Chicago. The new machine is evidence of ITAMCO’s continuing support for the program that Mark Neidig, purchasing manager […]
October 16, 2014

U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Down 1.1 Percent in July

July U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $170 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute and AMT — The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report (CTMR) collaboration, was down 1.1 percent from June’s total but up 1.5 percent from July 2013. These numbers and […]
October 16, 2014

GKN Driveline to Expand Facility in Newton, NC

GKN Driveline announced it will expand its Newton, N.C., facility in Catawba County. The company plans to create more than 200 new jobs in North Carolina by the end of 2018 and invest more than $100 million in the location. The project is made possible in part by an award from the state Job Development […]
October 16, 2014

Super Abrasive Machining Innovations Adds Charles G. Drago to Senior Management Team

Super Abrasive Machining Innovations LLC (SAMI) is pleased to announce the recent recruitment of Charles G. (Chuck) Drago, MSBA, CM&AA as chief financial officer. Chuck comes to SAMI with 39 years of business experience including 25 years in C-level operations and financial positions with Bloom Engineering, ASI Robicon and ALSTOM Grid. Most recently, Chuck served […]
October 16, 2014

AGMA seeking experts for new technical standards Project

The AGMA Helical Gear Rating Committee has started a new project to update the Information Sheet AGMA 925-A03, “Effect of Lubrication on Gear Surface Distress.” Currently, AGMA 925 gives methods for calculating elastohydrodynamic lubrication (EHL) film thickness and predicting the probability of wear, and methods for calculating the contact temperature and predicting the probability of […]
October 16, 2014

Siemens debuts new operator panels for high-end CNC applications

The Sinumerik blackline panels OP 015 black and OP 019 black are a new generation of operator panels for the Sinumerik 840D sl CNC system and offer new options for machine operation. The inductive sensor technology enables rapid interaction with the user interface even when the operator is wearing gloves. Similarly, it prevents incorrect entries, […]
October 15, 2014

EMAG’S PMD 2 grinds down cost of crankshaft production

International competition in the automotive industry continues to increase along with the technological demands on vehicles, and, with them, so do the costs. But increasing prices in the face of stiff competition in the market is no longer easily defensible.  According to a McKinsey study, the costs incurred in the manufacture of passenger cars must […]
October 2, 2014

Dr.-Ing E. H. Bernhard Kapp, German Machine Tool Industry Leader, Dies at 93

Dr. -Ing. E. H. Bernhard Kapp, a passionate entrepenuer and founder of the Kapp Group, passed away on July 13, 2014 at the age of 93. His inventiveness and leadership spanned 50 years in the machine tool industry. Following five years in the military and completing his studies, Dr. Kapp started his professional life at […]
September 15, 2014