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Archives May 2018


May 2018


Lawler Gear Corp.

On the cutting edge: Lawler Gear is about to celebrate 40 years of supplying its customers with a variety of gears, CNC gear hobbing, gearbox rebuilding, and many other services.

Lawler Gear Corp. has seen a lot of changes in the gear manufacturing industry since it opened its doors 40 years ago. Ironically, the gear company has not seen a lot of changes in its staff. “One of the unique things about us is our crew,” said Ray Lawler, president of Lawler Gear Corp. “Our […]
Kenneth Carter

Meeting Manufacturing Tolerances with FE-Based Design

This article discusses an FE-based method for the design of robust tooth flank modifications for cylindrical and planetary gear stages.

By Prof. Dr.-Ing. C. Brecher, Dr.-Ing. C. Löpenhaus, Julian Theling, Marius Schroers, and Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Piel Tooth flank modifications are used to optimize the excitation behavior and durability of gears. In the first step, design is often done via guidelines, and afterwards, a variety of tooth flank modifications is checked via local calculation approaches to […]
Prof. Dr.-Ing. C. Brecher

Continuous improvement in generating gear grinding

Seeking an overview of a process so critical to the gear manufacturing industry, Gear Solutions reached out to a longtime expert on gear grinding technology.

With many years of development, generating gear grinding is at a highly evolved point. It is no longer a question of any mainline gear grinder being able to produce a high-quality gear. Grinding times from various manufacturers are all within a tight range. In this race, all the top competitors are neck-and-neck. Has stasis been […]
Dwight Smith

Lubrication and wear in forging

Although lubricant is continuously exposed to changing pressures and velocities and differing degrees of wear, a dynamic equilibrium – and, therefore, realistic data – may be attained through careful control.

Both hot and cold forging are batch-type processes in which steady-state conditions are never fully achieved and the initial lubricant supply must perform adequately for the duration of the operation. The lubricant is continuously exposed to changing pressures and velocities, and wear or pickup products in the lubricant also continuously vary, although a dynamic equilibrium […]
K.D. Clarke, C.J. Van Tyne


Increasing surface contact with ground gears

Grinding removes surface imperfections, increasing the surface contact area while improving the accuracy of the tooth profile, resulting in a higher quality gear.

Older drivers probably owned a car during a time when most automobiles in the United States had a manual transmission. For those people, learning to drive “stick” meant learning how to use a clutch and change gear ratios while keeping the car in gear. When they did not execute the motion smoothly, they resorted to […]
Brian Dengel

Forging the next generation in gear quality

In the world of gear design, high-quality forgings and advanced steel technologies are critical for enhanced performance. Improvements in steel cleanness and manufacturing are producing better products, and developments in forging technology are resulting in higher quality.

Forging and casting are commonly used processes in gear manufacturing. While both provide product close to near net shape, forging offers several benefits casting can’t provide. Due to solidification porosity and inclusion content, castings contain a greater number of defects that are more detrimental to overall strength when compared to forgings. While the American Gear […]
John Silvestro, E. Buddy Damm

Water in oil-based quenchants can be problematic

Water in quench oil can cause fires and explosions, along with the resulting equipment destruction and downtime. Here’s what you should know to avoid such a scenario.

The continuing retirement of “old hands” in the heat treatment industry has a growing generation of operators, supervisors, and engineers not knowing the severe danger that the presence of water can have on quenching. A recent spate of fires at heat treating facilities due to water in the quench oil has convinced me that it […]
Rick Frennea

Q&A with Erik Spurling

Director of sales with Forest City Gear

What do you do with FCG? I am director of sales for Forest City Gear. My primary responsibility is to add structure and greater efficiency to the Forest City Gear sales organization and help develop strategies to reach new customers. I learned early on the company relies on its reputation, brand recognition and long history […]
Kenneth Carter


Mazak congratulates Team Penske on 17th Indy 500 victory

Mazak Corporation, a longtime technical sponsor for Team Penske, extends its congratulations to the team and driver Will Power for their victory at the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500. Power took the checkered flag May 27 in Indianapolis, further cementing Team Penske’s legacy as the most successful racing organization in the history of Indianapolis […]
May 31, 2018

Cut costs and boost productivity with new thread forming tap

Cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has launched a new thread forming tap optimized for ISO P steel machining which is designed to boost productivity, particularly in the automotive industry. The CoroTap™ 400 offers chip-free tapping as well as faster machining times and stronger threads through reduced torque and an optimized geometry. The […]
May 15, 2018

KISSsoft  launches new version of software

On April 23, 2018, the Industrial Fair in Hanover opened its doors. At the same time, the new version of KISSsoft 03/2018 was released with several innovations that include: Strength analysis for Asymmetrical Tooth Forms. Displacement calculation for Bevel and Hypoid Gears. Interface to GEMS® with Data exchange. Shaft editor with Background drawing. Calculation of Conical Compression Springs. For […]
May 15, 2018

Sandvik power skiving: productive, flexible gear and spline machining

When comparing power skiving to traditional machining methods, there are several important advantages. Since power skiving makes it possible to machine the complete component in one multi-task machine or machining center in one single set-up, the need of several specialized machines is efficiently removed and quality restrictions due to machine changes have disappeared. This significantly […]
May 15, 2018

New director of sales to manage national network at Forest City Gear

Forest City Gear has hired Erik J. Spurling as director of sales to oversee the activities of the company’s network of direct and independent sales representatives nationwide, and to lead sales strategies that meet the growing demands of a wide and diverse customer base throughout the world’s gear-making industries. Spurling brings a wealth of sales […]
May 15, 2018

Self-Lock™ threading tools feature proven Emuge thread design

Emuge Corp., a leading manufacturer of high-performance taps, drills, end mills, and other rotary tools, has announced its industry-leading thread making tool quality is available in a Self-Lock integrated locking system. Emuge Self-Lock threading tools offer a high-quality alternative in thread locking for vital safety applications in aerospace, medical, communications, transportation industries, and more. The […]
May 15, 2018

Klüber offers synthetic high-performance gear oil for high shear stability

Klϋber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, offers Klübersynth GE 4 75 W 90, a fully synthetic high-performance gear oil based on PAO chemistry, which offers high shear stability and protection, even when exposed to impact load. It is particularly suitable for rail vehicle gears subject to high loads. Klübersynth GE 4 75 W 90 […]
May 15, 2018

Sandvik Coromant sponsors CCAM’s Machining Research Day

Sandvik Coromant was a sponsor at the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) Machining Research Day, which was held recently at their facility in Prince George County, Virginia. With a focus on current machining technologies and challenges, the day included an impressive speaker line-up and panel of industry experts from manufacturing, academia, and government.  The […]
May 15, 2018

Siemens SCADA/IPC Days 2018: New products, communications tools

Earlier this year in San Antonio, Texas, approximately 130 people gathered for four days of product presentations, emerging technology discussions, and a market trend outlook at the Siemens Factory Automation SCADA/IPC Days 2018. Members of the Siemens management, sales, and support teams joined their Solution Partners and a diverse assortment of end-user companies from various […]
May 15, 2018

Mazak’s MPP system adds compact automation to the HCN-5000

The HCN-5000, Mazak’s world-class horizontal machining center, is now available with the company’s Multi-Pallet Pool (MPP) System, a basic automation solution in a compact footprint. Thanks to the innovative MPP system, shops that lack the floor space necessary to accommodate a conventional linear horizontal pallet stocker now have the ability to automate for continuous unmanned, […]
May 15, 2018

Solar Atmospheres adds milling center to support tensile testing

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA recently installed a second machining center to support its newest service for customers — tensile testing. By adding a brand new fully programmable 8,100 rpm Haas VF2 milling center, Solar is now able to support the machining of flat tensile specimens. This machining ability fully complements the function of the […]
May 15, 2018

Solar Atmospheres adds state-of-the-art 10-bar furnace

Solar Atmospheres, Inc., in Souderton, Pennsylvania, recently installed a state-of-the-art Solar Manufacturing, Inc. 74” diameter by 72” deep horizontal internal quench vacuum furnace at its Clearview Road facility. The investment totals more than $1.8 million, including additional utilities and installation. The furnace is designed to quench with argon at 10-bar while using a 600-horsepower motor […]
May 15, 2018

Zoller offers presetting, measuring machine for tools of all kinds

With what Zoller calls perfected design, this premium presetting and measuring machine impresses with maximum ergonomics and strong optics. With the direct connection with external systems and central management of all tool data with TMS Tool Management Solutions, venturion has everything manufacturers need for the networked manufacturing of the future. Expect extreme longevity, thanks to […]
May 15, 2018

Röhm Lubritool automatically lubricates HSK clamping systems

Clamping and gripping technology specialist Röhm Products of America has introduced a fast, intelligent, and fully automatic lubrication device for HSK spindle tool clamping systems. The new device is called Lubritool, and it minimizes costly and time-consuming manual lubrication maintenance work as well as prevents machine downtime. Lubritool is available in HSK-A63 and HSK-A100 interfaces […]
May 15, 2018

Voith introduces new self-contained CLSP servo drive

Voith Turbo, Inc., a specialist for drive solutions, systems, and comprehensive services, launches the new self-contained Closed Loop 4Q Pump (CLSP) servo drive, a hydraulic linear axis from the Voith product family of self-contained drives. High-energy efficiency, overload protection, and virtually wear-free operation are all features of Voith self-contained servo drives.  The CLSP drive also […]
May 15, 2018

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence spotlights HxGN SMART Quality

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence announced plans to showcase HxGN SMART Quality at the Smart Manufacturing Experience at the Boston Convention Center in late April/early May. The foundation of Hexagon’s digital thread for smarter manufacturing, HxGN SMART Quality is an enterprise IT platform used by manufacturers to collect all quality-related data. This centralized hub handles quality data […]
May 15, 2018

Schunk UVB-HS soft chuck jaws allow larger clamping surface

The intelligent jaw design of the Schunk UVB-HS soft chuck jaws from Schunk, the competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology, defines a new class of efficiency in lathe chuck technology. With a combination of overheight and angle cutting, it achieves a whole bundle of efficiency effects during finish machining of workpieces. The unusual […]
May 15, 2018

Sandvik Coromant and NAIT celebrate continued partnership

Sandvik Coromant and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) recently extended their contract until 2022. The partnership renewal ceremony was on April 19, 2018, at the NAIT Sandvik Coromant Centre for Machinist Technology in Edmonton. Sandvik Coromant and NAIT celebrated their decade-long partnership with a contract extension that will be in effect until December […]
May 15, 2018

Big Kaiser Precision Tooling celebrates 70th anniversary

The precision tooling company founded by Heinz Kaiser in Rümlang, Switzerland, celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. In 1948, 25-year-old Heinz Kaiser decided to give up his permanent job and start his own business near Zurich. His vision was to advance the development of high-quality tools needed to keep pace with the increasing productivity of […]
May 15, 2018

EMAG annual Technology Days set for June 6–7 in Detroit

EMAG L.L.C., a long-time leader in vertical turning centers and other machining technologies, plans to hold its annual Technology Days at the North American headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan (Detroit), June 6–7. On June 6, the event will run from noon until 9 p.m. On June 7, from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The event […]
May 15, 2018

Stresstech offers automated systems for gears

Stresstech’s GearScan 500 and RoboScan for gears allows for fast detection of common manufacturing problems such as grinding re-temper burn, heat treatment, and stress-related defects. Features include: Easy to control the quality of helical and spur gears with the Barkhausen noise. All surfaces including root area can be measured. Technical specifications: Automated part rotation. Programmable […]
May 15, 2018

2018 looking good for international parts2clean show in Stuttgart

Wherever industrial parts are manufactured or processed, parts cleaning technology is critical for the successful outcome of downstream manufacturing processes, and for the quality of the finished product. High standards of cleanliness are required, involving the removal of particulate residues and surface films — and the standards are getting more demanding all the time. In […]
May 15, 2018

Introducing Dedicated CoroTurn® Prime SL Head for Internal Turning

Following last year’s launch of PrimeTurning™ methodology and tools for external turning operations, Sandvik Coromant is introducing a dedicated CoroTurn® Prime SL head that makes this process available for internal turning operations. The new SL head will meet the needs of oil and gas, aerospace, and other manufacturers that machine diameters in excess of 90 […]
May 15, 2018

Mazak showcases automation, machining solutions at MMTS 2018

At the 2018 Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show (MMTS), Mazak Corporation will show its automation and machine tool solutions in action, including a simulation of advanced robot machining techniques and live demonstrations on the VC-500A/5X Vertical Machining Center equipped with the optional 15,000-rpm spindle and 60-tool magazine. Mazak will be co-located with distributor A.W. Miller Technical […]
May 15, 2018

Tenova is founding member of European Steel Technology Platform

Tenova, together with 12 other leading industrial and research stakeholders from the wider steel value chain across Europe, will cooperate to implement solutions for and in the EU steel industry under a newly independent entity, the European Steel Technology Platform (ESTEP) AISBL. The legal establishment of ESTEP as an international nonprofit organization under Belgian law […]
May 15, 2018

RÖHM to feature diverse line-up of workholding solutions

At IMTS 2018, September 10-15, RÖHM Products of America will present a wide range of workholding solutions that lead to higher levels of efficiency in turning, milling, grinding, and drilling applications as well as enable lights-out manufacturing. The workholding specialist will also demonstrate how the company is a single-source supplier for chucks, centers, face drivers, […]
May 8, 2018

Emag’s VL 4 H designed with whole process in mind

EMAG has demonstrated its capabilities in a multitude of projects for a broad clientele. Satisfying the most demanding requirements is second nature for the company’s gear cutting experts, who meet such requirements with the necessary expertise and first-rate technology. Technology such as that is used in the new modular VL 4 H hobbing machine. EMAG’s […]
May 8, 2018

United Grinding transforms insert grinding with new Profile Line

United Grinding has unveiled its new EWAG Profile Line, an indexable carbide insert grinding solution. Developed in a partnership between Ewag AG and sister company Walter Maschinenbau GmbH, the Profile Line serves as an extremely efficient grinding center for the advanced processing of highly complex interchangeable insert geometries and interfaces. The Profile Line enhances production […]
May 8, 2018