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August 2015


New England Gear

Celebrating 20 years in the business of remanufacturing late-model CNC Fellows gear shapers, New England Gear attributes its success to excellent customer relationships, a wealth of technical knowledge, and superior standards.

It’s not often that you call a company, even a small one, and get the owner on the other end of the line. But when Gear Solutions called New England Gear to offer congratulations on its 20th anniversary this year, it was Jeff Barnes, founder and sole proprietor, who answered the phone. This personal relationship […]
Molly J. Rogers

A Comparison of Wrought Steel Gears and Surface – Densified Powder Metallurgy Gears

There is potential in using powder metallurgy transmission gears that match the performance and accuracy of machined gears when fatigue properties and dimensional precision capabilities are compared.

Automotive transmission gears are responsible for transmitting torque from the engine to the wheels. In the process of transferring torque, gear teeth are subjected to cyclic loading. The cyclic loading in turn translates into cyclic tooth bending stresses along the root fillet and cyclic contact stresses on the active tooth surfaces. Historically, high-quality wrought steel […]
Salvator Nigarura, Mike Scott, Christian Dennert, Rajesh Parameswaranand

Meeting More Demanding Requirements for Removing Burrs: Optimizing Deburring Processes with Innovative Solutions

Burrs and chips are unavoidable in virtually all manufacturing processes used for series production, and today, the removal of these remnants from the production process is an absolute must for high-quality, precision parts.

Whether parts are manufactured by means of machining, metal forming, or master forming, deburring usually doesn’t fall into one of the part manufacturer’s areas of core competence. Thus, the removal of these remnants from the production process is often still seen as a necessary evil that increases unit costs. However, due to ever-stricter requirements for […]
Doris Schulz

Make Powerful Partnerships at Gear Expo 2015

Don’t miss Gear Expo, the “Drive Technology Show” — it only happens once every two years. This event is the world’s only conference and expo designed exclusively for the gear industry and drive technology experts.

Here’s what’s in it for you and your team: • Attendees see firsthand 750,000 pounds of machinery and gear products — the latest technology on the market — and discuss trends in the industry with knowledgeable suppliers. • For three days, experts in design, manufacturing, application engineering, as well as gear buyers and manufacturers, will […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

Reducing Gear Noise While Improving Performance

Gear noise reduction can be achieved through electrochemical machining, which is a process that accomplishes metal removal by dissolution of surface atoms without direct contact between the tool and workpiece material.

To protect human health and the environment, noise emission from road vehicles is limited by legislation. In Europe, essential noise limits continue to be defined by Directive 70/157/EEC and its numerous amendments. According to the Brussels-based advocacy organization Transport & Environment, traffic noise is one of the most widespread environmental problems in the European Union. […]
Bruno Boutantin


Q&A with Sanjai Keshavan

Manager ECO Hone & Microfinishing Systems Division
Nagel Precision, Inc.

Will you describe the product lines that Nagel offers? Nagel is a diverse company. Automotive OEMs are our primary customers. We offer automatic honing machines for engine and transmission components such as engine blocks, connecting rods, and transmission gears; clamp bore face grinders for transmission gears; and tape finishing machines for crankshaft, camshaft, and transmission […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

History of Bending Fatigue Part V

The confidence that engineers can put into historical published fatigue data must be proportional to the empirical choices, discipline, and control used in the testing.

In this succession of papers, we have looked at the history, failure life models, and the impending factors that contribute to bending fatigue. The thesis of this series is that there are many factors to evaluate in terms of individual contribution for diminishing design life in gearing and rotating components. And it must be done […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

Making Time to Work on Your Business

In gear manufacturing, the key to making more money is to start working on — not in — your business.

I’ve been involved in manufacturing since I was in high school when I was working part time at my family’s gear business. Since then, I have learned a lot of things: some from my co-workers, a lot from my father, and more from our customers and other business owners. One very important lesson I learned […]
David Senkfor

Brazing as a heat-treating process

Brazing is a genre of heat treating that doesn’t receive a lot of attention unless it’s related to aerospace or commercial aviation. However, a myriad of items like chain saw clutch housings, lawn mower parts, stainless steel heat exchanger, and dozens of commercial components contain assemblies that have copper-brazed components. Brazing is the process of […]
Jack Titus

Trend Talks: Anna Claire Conrad

As the baby boomer generation continues to grow, so does the need for high-quality medical equipment, a demand in which gear manufacturers play a key role.

According to a release by the U.S. Census Bureau published earlier this summer and to the new estimates released at that same time, there are currently 75.4 million baby boomers, or people born after World War II, in the United States. Additionally, the nation’s 65-and-older population has grown from 44.7 million in 2013 to 46.2 […]
Anna Claire Howard


PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New SH-4000 Introduces All-Digital Servo-Stroke Honing for Prototype to Production Volumes

Sunnen’s new SH-4000 power-stroked honing machine merges a Siemens touchscreen PLC and digital-servo drives with a patent-pending servo-hybrid tool feed system, extreme repeatability, and clear adjustable guard/light curtain for faster, operator-friendly setups. The SH-4000, which was engineered as an easy-to-use flexible hone for medium to high production of parts with bore diameters from 1.5 to […]
August 14, 2015

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: ROTA NCS Precision 3- and 6-Jaw Lathe Chuck

The ROTA NCS is a power lathe chuck with active pull-down action of the jaws. The chuck is suitable for external and internal clamping applications and is available as a 3- and 6-jaw chuck. In the 6-jaw chuck, the pendulum mechanism is integrated, which means the workpiece is centered between six contact points that can […]
August 14, 2015

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Schunk Introduces the New Tendo Platinum Toolholder

Schunk recently introduced the Tendo Platinum toolholder — the new, most extensive lineup of precision toolholders with concentric clamping for ultimate tool performance. With this advanced technology toolholder, Schunk ensures durability, user friendliness, and precision for almost any milling, drilling, and reaming application. The Tendo Platinum boasts improved brazing technology by using a unique brazing […]
August 14, 2015

KAPP NILES Shows the ZE 800 and R&P Metrologys PM 750/1250 Portable Measuring Machine at the Gear Expo

The NILES ZE 800, along with the world’s first portable gear measuring machine, demonstrate flexibility and expandability at the KAPP NILES booth #2222 during the 2015 Gear Expo.   The Kapp Niles ZE 800 Profile Gear Grinder and the PM 750/1250  portable gear inspection system from R&P Metrology GmbH will be demonstrated in the Kapp […]
July 28, 2015