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Archives January 2016


January 2016


Company Profile: Blaser Swisslube Inc.

Blaser Swisslube has become a global technological leader with its production of high-end Swiss-quality coolants to improve tool life and productivity.

Blaser Swisslube’s first product in 1936 was a shoe polish sold door-to-door at local farmhouses, but today, the independent Swiss company is well-known for developing high-quality metalworking and grinding fluids. Customers all over the world use Blaser’s coolants to produce a range of parts — from tiny parts for watch-making and demanding parts for the […]
Molly J. Rogers

Changing the Game with an Innovative Machine Concept: Dry Hard-Gear Finishing

The development of a groundbreaking technology for a completely dry grinding process without the need for cutting oils and the release of a new dry-grinding machine has the potential to significantly transform the production of transmission gears.

Despite the many high-speed, high-torque direct-drive technologies developed over the past years, the overall efficiency of gearboxes is still state-of-the-art. Specifically, automotive powertrains have evolved toward smaller engines with just three or four cylinders in combination with 7- to 10-speed transmissions. As a result, in the last couple years, the global total production of transmission […]
Enrico Landi

Prediction of Airborne Radiated Noise from Lightly Loaded Lubricated Meshing Gear Teeth

By examining a system comprised of a single gear pair, modeled through integrated contact tribology and inertial transient dynamics, a novel analytical method is introduced for determination of gear airborne noise under lightly loaded conditions.

Automotive transmission gear noise has received increased attention in recent years. The phenomenon is considered as a major noise source in the automotive industry. It is perceived as a vehicle-built quality issue and is caused by impacts of the loose (unengaged) meshing gear teeth pairs through their backlash. The problem is also exacerbated by the […]
Stephanos Theodossiades, Homer Rahnejat, Miguel De la Cruz

Developing a Lighter, Stronger, and Cleaner Air-Melt Steel for Critical Applications

To meet today’s demands for exceptional fatigue strength and tolerance to complex loads, a range of isotropic steels called IQ-Steel was developed by applying the IQ process, which establishes metallurgical and measurement techniques to determine the true distribution of inclusions in clean steel.

Steel components, particularly those used in critical applications such as bearings and fuel injection systems, are increasingly expected to be lighter, stronger, and capable of handling more power at higher temperatures, while loads are complex and rarely straightforward. For example, the wheel bearings on a high-speed express train or the rotor of a giant wind […]
Patrik Olund


Roughness Measurement of Precision Gear Teeth

Improved finish requirements to reduce surface distress failures have led to the need for accurate and standardized measurement of tooth flank roughness.

Over the past 25 years, industries such as power generation, aerospace, automotive, and others have continuously increased the operational demands of gearboxes. The precision gears used in these highly loaded, low-speed or high-speed gear applications are susceptible to surface distress failures. Consequently, tooth flank roughness finish has become a key parameter for gearbox designers, manufacturers, […]
Mark Michaud

Analyzing Product Failures

When you get a call that your gears are failing or the gearbox is damaged, follow a structured process to guide you and your design team.

In the design and manufacturing of any product, there will always be failures, and whether anticipated or not, you can bet that they will come when you least expect them. Determining the cause and who carries what part of the responsibility can be a sensitive, yet critical matter. You need to be confident that if […]
Matt Mondek

Trend Talks: Aerospace Industry

With growth in recent years, the aerospace manufacturing industry is set to continue its upward trend based on several factors affecting the overall market.

The commercial aerospace business is expanding due to a rebound in global economies and the rise of emerging regions, and it’s continuing to evolve. According to Strategy&, the strategy consulting business for the firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), things fell into place for the commercial aerospace industry in 2015. Interest rates were low, financing was readily available, […]
Anna Claire Howard

Controls Software in Atmosphere Equipment

When it comes to your atmosphere furnace, controls software can assist in maintaining balance by regulating, documenting, and archiving a variety of processes.

An essential part of producing quality parts is achieving precise control over your processes and atmosphere equipment. As such, utilizing intuitive controls software with your equipment, such as Ipsen’s Carb-o-Prof® system, plays an essential role in providing ease of use and reliable operations. What capabilities should your controls equipment possess? Flexibility On a basic level, […]
Rene Alquicer

Q&A with Shawn OBrien

Each issue, a Gear Solutions editor talks with experienced leaders from companies across the industry to learn about their offerings, philosophy, technology, processes, and customer relationships.

Tell us a little about yourself and how long you’ve been with McInnes Rolled Rings. I’ve been with McInnes Rolled Rings for 22 years, starting as an inside sales associate and then working in the field as a direct sales representative in the Midwest and Northeastern territories before returning to Erie, Pennsylvania, as general sales […]
Gear Solutions Magazine


Yefim Kotlyar Joins Machine Tool Builders as Applications Engineering Manager

Machine Tool Builders, Inc. (MTB) recently announced that Yefim Kotlyar has joined the company as the applications engineering manager. Kotlyar comes to MTB with a long history in the gear manufacturing business, having worked for both machine tool OEMs and gear manufacturing and design companies. He is an accomplished author of a variety of papers […]
January 19, 2016

Radzevich Releases New Book on High-Conformal Gearing

“High-Conformal Gearing: Kinematics and Geometry” by Stephen P. Radzevich focuses on the design and generation of conformal and high-conformal gearings and can aid mechanical, automotive, and robotics engineers specializing in gear design with successfully transmitting a rotation. It also serves as a resource for graduate students taking advanced courses in gear design. The book covers the […]
January 19, 2016

Gleason Renames Distech Systems Business To Operate as Gleason Automation Systems

Gleason Corporation recently announced a new name and operating structure for Distech Systems effective January 1. The automation business will be named Gleason Automation Systems and will operate as a division of The Gleason Works. Acquired in May 2014, Gleason Automation Systems is a leader in the design and manufacture of factory automation systems. Gleason […]
January 19, 2016

Houghton International Partners with SMS Group To Provide Rolling Equipment and Fluids

Houghton International, a global leader in metalworking fluids and services, and SMS group recently announced an exclusive partnership to develop and distribute rolling oils for metal production. SMS group is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of ferrous and non-ferrous plants and mill equipment for the production of flat, long, tubular, and wire products. SMS […]
January 19, 2016

U.S. Patent Office Issues Solar Manufacturing 20 Bar Furnace Patent

Solar Manufacturing recently announced the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has officially issued a patent for the new 20 bar super quench vacuum furnace as Patent number 9,187,799. The official patent is available to the public at One major advantage of the new design is the use of movable radiation baffle doors […]
January 19, 2016

ABB Robotics Receives the Global Powertrain Manufacturing Excellence Award from the Ford Motor Company

The Global Powertrain Manufacturing Excellence award from the Ford Motor Company was presented to ABB Robotics at the Ford Powertrain Manufacturing global supplier summit in Dearborn, Michigan, on October 28, 2015. The award recognized ABB’s Flexible Cylinder Head Assembly (FCHA) system for bringing superior technical innovation and global supply solutions to improve investment efficiency at […]
January 19, 2016

Des-Case Acquires OilMiser Product Line

Des-Case Corporation, a manufacturer of specialty filtration products that improve process equipment reliability and extend lubricant life for companies around the world, recently announced its acquisition of JLM Systems Limited, most popularly known in the industry for their OilMiser products.   The OilMiser product line includes oil mist adapters, oil sampling products, reservoir aspirators, equipment […]
January 19, 2016

Klingelnberg Mexico Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary

The Klingelnberg subsidiary in Mexico, with individual technical service, sales services, spare parts supply and grinding service center, recently celebrated its 15-year success story. November 17, 2015, was a special day for the 17 employees of the Mexican subsidiary in Querétaro City and their families. In honor of this occasion, Jan Klingelnberg, CEO of Klingelnberg […]
January 19, 2016

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Thread Chaser Insert Holder From Seco Offers Precision and Rigidity

Seco Tools developed its new thread chaser insert holder to bring high levels of precision and rigidity to threading operations that involve tough materials, including the hard, gummy, or high-chrome content used in the oil and gas industry. Such achievement is possible via a special carbide-pin locating system combined with a patented pocket seat surface […]
January 19, 2016

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Features Are Available in the KISSsoft Shaft Calculation

The shaft strength calculation method according to AGMA 6101-E08/6001-E08 is now available and includes both a static and dynamic proof. In the static proof, which takes peak loads into account, the nominal power is multiplied with a load factor. This load factor is defined depending on the application case. The dynamic proof takes different notch […]
January 19, 2016

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Emuge Launched Line of High-Perfomance Solid Carbide End Mills

Emuge Corp. recently announced the introduction of an extensive line of high-performance solid carbide end mills for applications ranging from universal milling to aerospace and high hardness machining. This new line further broadens the depth of Emuge’s rotary cutting tool portfolio in the United States and Canadian metalworking manufacturing marketplace. The end mills, branded Emuge-Franken, […]
January 19, 2016

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: GF Machining Solutions Introduces CUT E Series of Wire EDM

GF Machining Solutions has introduced the CUT E 350, the first machine in its new CUT E Series of high-performance and high-productivity wire EDMs. The CUT E Series incorporates a broad range of technologies to help manufacturers increase their flexibility and accelerate their time to market. The CUT E Series incorporates a new, large touchscreen […]
January 19, 2016

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Eriez Offers Chip and Parts Conveyors in a Variety of Models and Slider Bed Widths

Permanent Magnetic Chip and Parts Conveyors from Eriez safely and reliably move and elevate ferrous materials such as chips, turnings, small parts, and stampings. These units are practically maintenance-free and innovatively designed to ensure the highest level of operator safety. Four frame sizes are available with four to five standard slider bed widths. For restricted […]
January 19, 2016