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Archives May 2017


May 2017


Advanced Jiffy Machine Products Inc.

With a motto of “If you’re not looking ahead, you’re already behind” and a focus on customer satisfaction, quality, and innovation, Advanced Jiffy Machine Products is a custom gear manufacturer that’s continuously increasing its capacity and efficiency.

At the recent AGMA Annual Meeting, Mark Jackson, process engineer at Advanced Jiffy Machine Products, heard much discussion about the Internet of Things (IoT). And while it may seem overwhelming for any business to keep up, he feels confident that, for a small gear manufacturing company in Monett, Missouri, they are steadily staying on the […]
Molly J. Rogers

Review of Microstructure and Properties of Non-Ferrous Alloys for Worm Gear Application and Advantages of Centrifugally Cast Gears

A review of the microstructure and properties of tin bronze, manganese bronze, and aluminum bronze material that make them suitable for specific worm gear applications is presented, as well as results from mechanical tests and microstructural studies comparing the centrifugally cast and static-cast gear bronze (tin bronze) alloy.

Worm gears are used for large gear reductions. Gear ratio ranges of 5:1 to 300:1 are typical. Generally, worm gear setup is designed so that the worm can turn the gear, but the gear cannot turn the worm. The angle of the worm is shallow, and as a result, the gear is held in place […]
Jason Hassen, Giri Rajendran

Case Study: How Advanced Gearbox Testing Drove the Need for the Lost Foam Casting Process

Demands for higher loads, complex geometries, flexibility for change, and predictable materials are moving the transmission test stand industry away from fabrications to lost foam casting.

For decades, powertrain test systems incorporated custom test stand gearboxes constructed with fabricated gearbox housings. In some cases, fabricated housings are still a viable option. But for more complex, dynamic component testing — especially with critical performance requirements, heavy loads, complex geometries, and machine integration constraints — cast gearbox housings are chosen. RedViking has built […]
Chris Lake

Introducing a New Machine Concept for High-Productive Gear Grinding

A breakthrough design has been developed to optimize stiffness, stability, and speed of the gear generating grinding machine, reducing non-productive time in the process.

The increasing demand for efficiency and noise emission of gears pushes the grinding process to its limits. With the widening range of applications for automatic planetary transmissions and increased number of speeds (currently up to 10), gears on average are smaller and smaller, while production volumes are increasing. The same applies to industrial applications, for […]
Ing. Enrico Landi, Dr.-Ing. Klaus Peiffer, Dr.-Ing. Deniz Sari


Industry Standards For Steel Cleanness

With limitations on today’s industry standards for measuring steel cleanness, using the right mix of methods should be carefully considered.

The correlation of steel cleanness to the performance of parts made from steel has been recognized by engineers for many years. This has been especially true in the design and manufacture of anti-friction bearings and the establishment of the cleanness level for needed fatigue life as “bearing quality” steel. But cleanness is important for gears […]
James Carosiello

Designing Quiet Gears

The gear design phase is the easiest, least costly, and most effective way to influence gear noise.

In today’s industrial and commercial environment, gear noise is increasingly undesirable. Conversely, quiet gears are necessary and important in nearly every industry and for every application. For example, in the electric-car industry, quietness in all aspects of the vehicle is critical. Quiet gears and gearboxes are particularly important in electric cars because these vehicles have […]
Rick Miller

Metallurgical Reasons for Grinding Cracks and Their Detection

Aggressive grinding can result in thermal damage and potential cracking of a ground part, but methods exist to detect grinding burns and cracks.

Grinding is often a final machining step to achieve desired surface finish or final dimensions. Grinding is a high-energy process where a lot of frictional energy is concentrated over a small region [1]. This localized energy is confined to the surface layers of the part being ground, resulting in a local rise in the surface […]
D. Scott MacKenzie, Ph.D., FASM

Q&A with Bill Miller

Vice President of Sales and Service
Kapp Technologies L.P.

What’s your role at Kapp? I’ve worked in numerous roles for Kapp Niles beginning in 1981, including service manager, application engineer, product manager, regional sales manager, and since 2007, vice president of sales at Kapp Technologies. I’m a graduate from the University of Cincinnati with a BSME and owe my career path to Ford Motor […]
Gear Solutions Magazine


Star Cutter Company Celebrates 90th Anniversary

Star Cutter Company is celebrating its 90th anniversary throughout 2017 by reflecting on its past and looking toward the future. The company is a leader in the cutting tool industry with over 500 employees in six manufacturing facilities within five manufacturing divisions. Each manufacturing facility specializes in producing a specific product or service: solid carbide […]
June 7, 2017

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Augments Tooling Management and Shop-Floor Network Solution

Hexagon AB has completed the acquisition of FASys Industrie-EDV-Systeme GmbH, a German system integration specialist and provider of software and hardware solutions for production-oriented tasks. FASys has an established working relationship with the Hexagon-owned CAD/CAM specialist Vero Software, and the acquisition enhances Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence’s offering in the production areas of the manufacturing process. Founded […]
June 7, 2017

Kyzen To Co-Host Clean and Green Seminar

Kyzen will co-host a VOC compliance seminar exclusive to the metal parts manufacturing industry on June 13-14, 2017, at co-host CJI Process Systems Inc. in Santa Fe Springs, California. The Clean and Green Seminar will provide attendees with an in-depth review of the latest changes in solvent regulations affecting parts cleaning and a quick guide […]
June 7, 2017

ATI Industrial Automation’s 2017 Technology Fair Is August 10 in Michigan

The one-day event at ATI Industrial Automation’s facility in Orion Township, Michigan, will focus on applications advancing automation, providing attendees the opportunity to learn more about ATI’s products and hear from industry-leading experts. The event will feature educational seminars by ATI’s customers, as well as live robotic demonstrations of ATI’s tool changers, multi-axis force/torque sensors, […]
June 7, 2017

Can-Eng Furnaces Receives Contract from Automotive Suspension Component Manufacturer

For a leading North American manufacturer of forged aluminum suspension components, the furnace system will be integrated into a completely automated forging cell expansion, with a controls and part tracking system, for heating aluminum billets prior to forging of automotive suspension components. Can-Eng’s patented rotary hearth furnace technology provides optimal part handling and temperature profile […]
June 7, 2017

Exsys Showcases Customizable Technologies at WMTS 2017

Exsys Tool Inc. will highlight innovative tooling, rotary table, and gear-making solutions in booth 224 at the 2017 Western Manufacturing Technology Show on June 6-8 at the Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Visitors will view the benefits of the Preci-Flex tooling system, high-precision pL Lehmann rotary tables, and high-quality Eppinger gearboxes and custom […]
May 31, 2017

John Burch Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Bison Gear & Engineering

The board of directors of Bison Gear & Engineering recently announced the appointment of John Burch as chief executive officer effective May 1, 2017. Burch succeeds Marcus J.S. Bours, who served as interim CEO since June 2016. The board expressed its appreciation for Bours’ service during the transition period. Burch has more than 25 years of […]
May 25, 2017

International VDI Congress “Drivetrain for Vehicles” Is July 5-6 in Bonn

At the international VDI Congress “Drivetrain for Vehicles” on July 5-6, 2017, the Congress will place its focus on innovations and novelties in the field of transmission development as well as the electrification of the powertrain and the challenges that are inherent with the design of conventional transmissions. This year, the international get-together of experts […]
May 25, 2017

Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Short Course at Ohio State September 18-21

The upcoming four-day Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Short Course on the Ohio State campus (at the Fawcett Center) is September 18-21, 2017. Over the years, these courses have been extremely successful since they provide the attendees with a solid background in the fundamentals, while yielding insights into the practical side such as how to […]
May 25, 2017

ALD Receives Contract for Third SyncroTherm System Slated for the North American Aerospace Industry

ALD Vacuum Systems Inc. in Wixom, Michigan, has received a purchase order from a North American-based aerospace manufacturer for a SyncroTherm® brand, fully integrated vacuum heat-treating system. This system will primarily perform low-pressure carburizing (LPC) and is the direct replacement for two vintage batch IQ atmosphere carburizing furnaces. In addition to LPC, the unit also […]
May 25, 2017

Kapp Niles Announces New Metrology Division

Kapp Niles recently announced the expansion of its product portfolio by adding high-end metrology solutions. The newly found division, Kapp Niles Metrology GmbH, based in Aschaffenburg, Germany, leverages the wealth of experience and technology of R&P Metrology GmbH whose employees and management join the new company. Kapp Niles Metrology designs and builds customized large 4- […]
May 25, 2017

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA Awarded Rolls Royce Approval

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA (SAWPA) recently announced it was awarded Rolls Royce Approval. The adherence to strict specification requirements, process execution, and a daily commitment to quality processing are evident among all employees at Solar. “The successful certification of our SAWPA facility is a testament to our commitment to continual improvement and to growing […]
May 25, 2017

Advanced Heat Treat Corp. Announces New President

Advanced Heat Treat Corp. (AHT) recently announced the appointment of Mikel Woods as president. Woods previously served as senior vice president and has been with AHT since 2005. Gary Sharp will be stepping down as president but will remain active in the company and will continue to serve as CEO and owner. “Mikel has been […]
May 25, 2017

The Hardinge Machine Technology Show Is June 6-8 In Elmira, New York

The Hardinge Group is hosting its Hardinge Machine Technology Show (HMTS), June 6-8, 2017, at its Elmira, New York, headquarters. This show will feature products from the full Hardinge Group portfolio including turning, milling, grinding, and workholding. See live cutting demos, new technology from Hardinge and its sponsors, its U.S. manufacturing facility, seminars, and prize […]
May 25, 2017

Ipsen USA Provides Comprehensive Support for Heat-Treating Systems Shipped Around the World

Focused on providing advanced equipment and comprehensive support to industries around the world, Ipsen USA recently shipped eight vacuum heat-treating systems to customers in Costa Rica, India, Germany, and the United States. This equipment will be used to support the additive manufacturing, aerospace, medical, MIM, and tooling industries. Several customers also took advantage of Ipsen’s […]
May 25, 2017

Toyoda Wins 2017 Automotive News PACE Award

JTEKT Toyoda Americas Corporation was named a 2017 Automotive News PACE Award winner at an awards ceremony April 3 in Detroit, Michigan. The prestigious award recognizes automotive suppliers for superior innovation, technological advancement, and business performance. Toyoda was recognized for its high-speed synchronization technology on the GS300 and GS700 multitasking horizontal machining centers. This innovative […]
May 25, 2017

Seco/Warwick Wins “Production Company of the Year” in the “Leaders of the Manufacturing World” Competition

The title given to Seco/Warwick is recognition of a company’s expertise, innovative technologies, and solutions in the manufacturing sector while achieving significant growth dynamics. “Seco/Warwick is not afraid to reach for IT solutions from the world’s top shelf, which captured the attention of the competition jury,” said Paweł Wyrzykowski, CEO of the Seco/Warwick Group. “With […]
May 25, 2017

Big Kaiser Launches World’s Smallest Hydraulic Chuck for HSK-E25 Machine Spindles

Big Kaiser announced the introduction of the world’s smallest hydraulic chuck for HSK-E25 machine spindles, thus completing its extensive range of Big Kaiser Super Slim hydraulic chucks. The Super Slim type of hydraulic chucks (HDC) are the ideal toolholders for precision finishing processes in confined areas with drills, reamers, ball mills, end mills, diamond reamers, […]
May 25, 2017

New Version of KISSsoft 03/2017 Is Available

On April 24, 2017, the new version of KISSsoft 03/2017 was released with a number of innovations. The following highlights are available: Reliability evaluation of gear units on system level. Simplified modeling using predefined gear stages in KISSsys. Calculation of root stresses with FE for cylindrical gears. Variation calculation for the inner geometry of bearings. […]
May 25, 2017

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason’s 300GMSL Inspection System Now Includes Laser Scanning Integration

The versatile platform of Gleason’s 300GMSL inspection system provides the classic tactile probing methods for inspecting conventional gear data on spur and helical cylindrical gears as well as straight, spiral, and hypoid bevel gears with a diameter of up to 300 millimeters. In addition, the new inspection system allows non-contact laser sensor scanning of tooth […]
May 25, 2017

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Junker Offers Simultaneous Grinding With Three Grinding Wheels

With its various sizes and numerous grinding spindle versions, the Jumat series offers versatility, and the engineers at Junker have once again expanded their portfolio with the new Jumat 6S 18-20-18. The simultaneous use of three grinding wheels guarantees maximum quality by utilizing a single clamping setup with an extremely short grinding time. All wheel […]
May 25, 2017

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Liebherr Offers Technology for Internal Gear Tooth Profile Grinding

Based on its OPAL (observation, parametrization, analysis by Liebherr) grinding technology, Liebherr offers a new internal gear tooth profile grinding technology involving a belt drive spindle, which can be fitted to the standard GH 4.0 grinding head as well as to the new GH 5.0 and GH 6.0 grinding heads. The internal gear grinding arm […]
May 25, 2017

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Klingelnberg Unveils Its P 16 G At Control 2017

Klingelnberg celebrated its premiere of the new P 16 G: a measuring center for round components developed specifically for use on the production floor. The P 16 G is designed around measurement tasks outside of gears. Whether turning blanks, ground workpieces, circular blades, spacers for circular blades, or ball bearings, the latest addition to the […]
May 25, 2017

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sandvik Coromant Unveils All-Directional Turning Concept

Cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has unveiled a revolutionary new turning concept that offers improved machining flexibility and the potential for significant productivity gains. The company’s PrimeTurning™ methodology and supporting tools provide manufacturers, particularly in the aerospace and automotive sectors, with the industry’s first true “all-directional turning” solution. Unlike conventional turning operations, […]
May 25, 2017