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Archives August 2017


August 2017


Heiko Machine Tools LLC

With a recent collaboration with a maker of cross wedge rolling machines, Heiko Machine Tools LLC is poised to offer its customers high-end equipment for the metal-forming industry.

Although Heiko Machine Tools LLC has only been around for three years in name, the experience behind that name speaks volumes to the customers it serves in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. And one of the ways the company serves its customers so well boils down to communication, according to Heiko President Joseph Kemple. “You’ve […]
Kenneth Carter

Contact Ratio Optimization of Powder-Metal Gears

Price and the ability to offer a much larger design window are making manufacturers look to powder metal gears as a solution for high-performance gears.

Powder metal (PM) alloys are becoming more of a solution for high-performance gears, not only because of part price but also because the technology offers a wider design window. Since powder metal alloys have a lower modulus of elasticity and Poisson ratio — the factors that amplify gear-tooth deflections — the design window opens up […]
Dr. Alexander Kapelevich, Anders Flodin

The Bold New World of Chamfering and Deburring

Chamfering and deburring are finally getting the respect they deserve, as manufacturers devise ingenious new ways to take the pain out of applying these important auxiliary processes.

If there’s a “red-headed step child” among the cylindrical gear manufacturing processes today, it’s chamfering and deburring. Since these operations historically add cost and time to the production process, but practically no value, they generally go unloved, underappreciated, and even ignored. But manufacturers that underestimate their importance do so at their own risk, particularly in […]
Gottfried Klein

Gear Expo 2017: What Drives You

Join us at Gear Expo 2017, THE Drive Technology Show, where you’ll be introduced to exciting new products, technology and services tailored to the drive technology and power transmission industry. The show happens only once every two years, so don’t miss it!

Why attend? Explore new technologies from more than 200 exhibitors driving the market. Interact with leading suppliers of gears and gear systems. Take advantage of the entire industry under one roof, with 60,000 sq. ft. of exhibits. Find solutions to your toughest engineering problems. Join more than 4,000 power transmission professionals on the show floor […]
Gear Solutions Magazine


Increasing Gear Set Power Density

High-strength, high-toughness steels can be used to increase power density while addressing critical components of gear set design.

Increasing the power density of your gear sets allows you to develop durable gear sets with an existing design but higher horsepower and torque capabilities or with the same capacity, but reduced gear size and mass for light weighting. Increasing power density can be achieved by addressing three critical components of gear set design: geometry, […]
E. Buddy Damm

Calculating the Weighted Average Load and Life for Bearings

When considering gearbox applications, conditions for data points vary and all must be considered.

In most gearbox applications, there is not one single torque and speed that the gearbox operates at but a series of torques and speeds and time intervals at each condition. These various conditions constitute data points on a duty cycle and together, they must be considered in their entirety. Both gears and bearings are typically […]
Rick Miller

Surface Engineering of Steels: Understanding Carburizing

Carburizing is a widely used, effective technique to increase surface hardness of steel used in gears, and achieve a compressive residual stress. There are several methods, and hotter isn’t always better.

Carburizing is the addition of carbon to the surface of low carbon steels. It is generally accomplished at temperatures between 850-1,000°C. Once quenched, the high-carbon surface layer yields a high hardness martensitic case with excellent wear and fatigue resistance [1]. This carburized case surrounds the tough, low carbon steel core. The case hardness is primarily […]
D. Scott MacKenzie, Ph.D., FASM

Q&A with Zach Fehler

Manufacturing Engineer

Tell us about Gearench and its core philosophy. Gearench™ was founded in Houston, Texas, in 1927 and relocated to Clifton, Texas, in 1978. We currently have a 75,000-square-foot facility, which is growing rapidly, especially over the past decade. We’re a small, privately owned, company with a strong global reputation. We’re located in a small central […]
Gear Solutions Magazine


High-feed face mill speeds up productivity

Cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has unveiled a new, high-feed version of the CoroMill® 745 face milling cutter, featuring a 25-degree entering angle for additional productivity gains when milling steel and cast iron workpieces. The new, high-feed version facilitates even higher metal removal rates (MRR) in applications with depths of cut up to 2.8 mm […]
September 1, 2017

Seco widens disc mill cutter range with new innovations

Seco has further expanded the industry’s widest selection of disc milling inserts and cutter bodies to meet customer demands for reliable, high performing cutters. With that, the company has introduced the 335.14 small-diameter exchangeable head system, 335.16 cutter for T-slot operations and cassette versions of its 335.25 cutter that incorporate round inserts. Using small-diameter exchangeable […]
August 31, 2017

Forest City Gear expands small diameter, high precision ID/OD grinding capability

Forest City Gear has expanded its capabilities for the hard finishing of smaller diameter gears with particularly tight ID and length tolerances with the addition of a Usach 100-T4 ID/OD Grinder with 4-station turret. While the new Usach can accommodate parts with diameters as large as 450 millimeters (17.71 inches), its ability to deliver exceptional […]
August 31, 2017

Jesse Garant Metrology Center Redefining Part Inspection

Jesse Garant Metrology Center announced that it has expanded its operations to accommodate the growing demand for high-volume part inspection for pre-production and production validation. With investments in new equipment and better infrastructure, its enhanced capabilities solidify its position as a leader within the nondestructive testing and metrology part inspection services industry. Two 450kv computed […]
August 11, 2017

Niagara Gear Adds In-House Machining Capabilities

Niagara Gear, a division of Gear Motions, Inc., recently completed the installation of its first machining cell. The in-house machining capabilities were added to reduce lead time and provide more flexibility and control to meet customer delivery requirements. The machining cell consists of two turning centers, a vertical machining center, and marking capabilities. Products will […]
August 11, 2017

AIMS Metrology Achieves Accreditation For Calibration

AIMS Metrology, an OEM for coordinate measuring machines, has achieved ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation for calibration from the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board. ISO/IEC 17025:2005 covers testing and calibration performed using standard, non-standard, and laboratory-developed methods. “A large number of manufacturers for the automotive and transportation markets have to meet different quality and MIL standards that require […]
August 11, 2017

KISSsoft Events And Trade Fairs Set For Summer/Fall

KISSsoft AG has begun getting ready for upcoming events. KISSsoft says that nothing can replace personal contact, especially in its business of designing software for engineers and designers. Exchanging information at these events is also something it tries to do — staying true to the motto ‘sharing knowledge’. If you’re able to attend these events, […]
August 11, 2017

EMAG Group Welcomes Richardon;Offers New Solution For Machining Automotive Gears

Richardon has become EMAG Richardon Since May 1, Richardon has been a part of the EMAG Group, a move that will enable it to offer an even broader range of gearing solutions and supplementary technologies in the future. For more than 40 years, the name Richardon has stood for development and construction of high-quality and […]
August 11, 2017

Fives Landis Corp. Opens New Technology Center In U.S.

Fives Landis Corp, a leading manufacturer of precision grinding solutions and grinding accessories, will open its new Technology Center in North America, at its headquarters in Hagerstown, Maryland, near Washington, D.C. At 6,000 square feet, the new R&D and demo facility will feature grinding systems from the company’s versatile product range, including Landis-Bryant ID/OD grinders, […]
August 11, 2017

Metal Injection Molding Conference Calls For Presentations

An official call for presentations has been announced for MIM2018: International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides, March 5–7, 2018. This international conference and tabletop exhibition is in Irvine, California, at the Hotel Irvine. Authors have until September 29, 2017, to submit their presentation abstract. All abstracts accepted for presentation will require […]
August 11, 2017

CTI Symposium USA Issues Call For Papers For 2018 Spring Meeting

The International CTI Symposia Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives in USA, Germany, and China are the premier industry meetings for the transmission and drive community to learn and discuss strategies and technologies suitable for the challenges of future mobility. This year, the meetings are May 14-17, 2018, in Novi, Michigan. Why attend? By the […]
August 11, 2017

Advanced Manufacturing Event Set For November 13-14 In Mexico

Advanced Manufacturing meetings Baja California is hosting an international business convention for advanced manufacturing in Tijuana, Mexico, November 13-14, 2017. Primarily aimed at the aerospace, automotive, and medical devices sectors, organizers have lined up the following topics: mechanical and metals, innovative materials, plastics, electronics and electrical, engineering and design centers, nanomaterial and nanotechnology, surface treatments, […]
August 11, 2017

Ajax Tocco Completes Twin-Bead Weld Preheat System

Ajax Tocco Magnethermic has completed the installation of a twin bead weld preheat system for SAW (submerged arc weld) process at a manufacturer of high capacity heavy-duty forklift trucks. This is the second installation at this facility for Ajax Tocco. The first install was single bead preheat system. The new twin-bead floating inductor weld preheat […]
August 11, 2017

500-Degree F Top-Loading Oven From Grieve

No. 844 is a 500°F (260°C), top loading oven from Grieve, used for drying water from racks of piston rings at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 48 x 48” x 36”. 40 KW are installed in Incoloy-sheathed tubular heating elements, while a 4,200 CFM, 3-HP recirculating blower provides horizontal airflow to […]
August 11, 2017

Powder Metallurgy Industry Roadmap Updated

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), with the aid of powder metallurgy (PM) industry leaders, has released an updated version of the “PM Industry Roadmap.” Due to significant technological advancements over the past five years, the “2017 PM Industry Roadmap” provides a detailed research agenda for the industry. This document addresses the vision for the […]
August 11, 2017

Sampingranaggi Cylindrical Gears Are Preferred For High-Precision, Silent-Power Transmission

Cylindrical gears by Sampingranaggi have become the preferred solution when it comes to high–precision and silent-power transmission. The company’s experience in the grinding process has grown with the continued investment in profile and generating grinding machines. Today it applies extremely fast work cycles on optimized machinery, resulting in competitive products without compromising on accuracy. Even specialized applications, such as internal cylindrical gearings, can be satisfied at the highest quality standards. In order to manufacture the most efficient ground cylindrical gears, the company uses the best machinery available on the market that offers: […]
August 11, 2017

Diamond Heat Treat Purchases Titan Vacuum Furnace For IGT And Aerospace

With a focus on pursuing additional market sectors, including IGT and aerospace, Diamond Heat Treat purchased a Titan® H6 vacuum furnace with 6-bar gas quenching to expand its capabilities. It will also rely on Ipsen to provide local, hands-on support for installation, start-up supervision, and personnel training. While Diamond Heat Treat — acquired by Calvert Street […]
August 11, 2017

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Seco Expands Line Of Parting-Off Blades To Fit VDI Turrets

Seco Tools’ line of 150.10JETI family of parting-off blades and square-shank blocks now includes a new VDI block design. Adapters directly hold the 150.10-JETI parting-off blades onto the VDI turret, and offer streamlined delivery of high-pressure coolant to the cutting zone without the use of hoses. These blades and adapters quickly and efficiently remove heat […]
August 11, 2017

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Haas Multigrind’s New Tool Magazine Aims To Reduce Production Time

Haas Multigrind’s new tool magazine with space for 70 grinding wheels turns a high-tech grinding center into an autonomous, self-equipping production system. All Haas Multigrind grinding centers are available with an automatic wheel changer.  This feature enables Haas customers to combine multiple, high-precision, complex grinding and milling operations into a single part clamping and single […]
August 11, 2017

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sandvik Coromant Presents New CoroMill Plura Routers

New CoroMill® Plura routers unveiled by Sandvik Coromant offer optimized milling and slotting operations in composite materials such as CFRP (carbon-fiber reinforced plastic) and GFRP (glass-fiber reinforced plastic). Production engineers, machine shop managers, and operators can all benefit from the patented geometries provided by the new routers — particularly those in the aerospace industry, where these materials are […]
August 11, 2017

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: ROTA NCR Precision 6-Jaw Compensation Chuck

The clamping of thin-walled and easily deformed components can be difficult. Schunk offers the 6-jaw Rota NCR from its lineup for this challenging clamping scenario with standard chuck diameters ranging from Ø165 to Ø1200 millimeters for large workpieces. The 6-jaw NCR chuck’s strengths lie in its three pairs of radially compensating jaws that more equally […]
August 11, 2017

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Luneta Introduces Multiport Adapter For Lubricant Monitoring

Luneta, which develops advanced machinery lubricant inspection technology for machine condition monitoring and reliability, announces the launch of the Hub. The Hub is a multiport adapter which allows easy installation of oil level sight glasses, bottom sediment and water (BS&W) bowls, drain valves, quick connects for attaching filtration equipment, etc. In addition to four lateral […]
August 11, 2017