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Archives June 2018


June 2018


Wolverine Broach Co. Inc.

Wolverine Broach Co. Inc. has developed a reputation for craftsmanship, design, engineering, and support services.

Broaching can be quite the competitive arena in the manufacturing world, so it’s imperative for a company to take those extra steps to bring customers to its door. At Wolverine Broach Co. Inc., company President Bernard J. Aude Jr. prides himself in that ability. “We’re considered a small organization, which allows us to fly under […]
Kenneth Carter

Evaluating the Unknown Geometry of High Accuracy Gearing

Finding the addendum modification coefficient using the base tangent length (BTL) method is found to be useful for gear parameter evaluation of an unknown gear.

By Prasmit Kumar Nayak, A. Velayudham and C. Chandrasekaran Evaluation of geometry of used and broken gear is a seldom practice followed in the fields such as maintenance repair and recycling. Although gear calculations and main parameters are standardized, this task can be complicated, especially when there is no information about mating gear and gearbox assembly, […]
Prasmit Kumar Nayak

Driving Gear Development

Gleason technologies help SEW Eurodrive meet global demand for compact, quiet, and very high-efficiency spiral bevel gear units.

Ask Chuck Chandler, plant manager at SEW Eurodrive USA in Lyman, South Carolina, about the range of applications for the spiral bevel gear units produced there, and his response is simple: the world. The ultra-modern 385,000-square-foot facility, winner of Plant Engineering Magazine’s Top Plant Award in 2007, is running three shifts a day, six days […]
Uwe Gaiser

Gear Tooth Strength Analysis of High Pressure Angle Cylindrical Gears

High pressure angle gears are not expected to show better mechanical behavior in high power transmissions than gears with conventional designs.

The gear tooth strength of high pressure angle gears is studied and compared with that of conventional pressure angle gears. The comparison is carried out regarding contact pressure, contact and bending stresses, and the loaded function of transmission errors. The gear geometric models are generated by the computerized simulation of the manufacturing process, and the […]
Alfonso Fuentes-Aznar, Ignacio Gonzalez-Perez


Q&A with Curtis Dick

Director of Quality at Riverside Spline and Gear Inc.

Tell us about Riverside Spline and Gear Inc.’s place in the gear manufacturing industry? We consider ourselves the industry leader in the job shop arena. We are not afraid of large quantities and do them frequently, but we shine well in the one-off job shop arena. We consider ourselves North America’s job shop. That’s kind […]
Kenneth Carter

Worms and worm wheels – a primer

Worm gear pairs are an excellent design choice when you need to reduce speeds and change the directions of your motion, and they have many other applications as well.

First published in 1973, the novel How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell tells the story of Billy and his desire to win a bet by eating a worm a day for 15 days. Although the thought of eating worms is not something most of us would consider doing, Billy finds a way to […]
Brian Dengel

Endothermic atmospheres used for heat treating

Why keeping CO content of a furnace must be stable at a value of 20 percent is critical for accurate carbon control of the endothermic atmosphere.

During heat treatment, the part experiences different temperature regimes (Figure 1). Atmospheres are used in heat treating to protect the part from scaling at the elevated temperatures used during austenitizing. The atmospheres range from simple wrapping the part in stainless steel or tantalum foil for small tool room parts, to protective atmospheres containing inert or […]
D. Scott MacKenzie, Ph.D., FASM


Big Kaiser’s tightening fixture ensures precision

Big Kaiser presents the Torque Fit, a tightening fixture for collet chucks with an integrated torque measuring system. This device makes it easy to ensure that a collet chuck is correctly tightened. Proper tightening is an important first step of high-precision cutting. Big Kaiser’s Torque Fit notifies the user of a correc tly set torque […]
June 29, 2018

Spiroid offers designs for variety of industries

Spiroid High Torque Gearing can handle an application that requires more power in less space, or a need for reduction flexibility or positive backlash control. The company’s right-angle gear technology offers unique design advantages for applications for a wide variety of industries. Those industries include: Robotics Spiroid right angle gear technology enables design engineers to […]
June 18, 2018

Slater Tools to present total broaching solutions at IMT

Slater Tools will unveil its comprehensive line-up of CNC broaching tools, toolholders, and gages for complete machining and quality control over the full spectrum of shape making at IMTS at booth 432139, September 10-15. In total, the company’s Rotary Broach Tools and Toolholders, Punch Broach Tools and Toolholders, and Go/ No-Go Gages represent one of […]
June 18, 2018

Mazak launches assembly operations at new plant in Inabe, Japan

Yamazaki Mazak Corporation has announced the start of assembly operations at its latest production facility in Inabe City, Mie Prefecture, Japan. The company celebrated the completion of the initial construction phase of its sixth Japanese Mazak facility and 11th worldwide with an open house. While the final stage of construction is ongoing, the Inabe plant […]
June 18, 2018

Hydraulic chuck for turning offers market-leading security

Cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has introduced a high-precision hydraulic chuck for turning operations that offers the market’s best pull-out security. CoroChuck® 935 has been designed to deliver fast, rigid, and secure clamping, time after time. With clamping security assured, machine shops can confidently perform demanding turning operations, including those with long […]
June 15, 2018

Seco showcases tooling innovations and turnkey services at IMTS 2018

For the 2018 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), Seco will spotlight the company’s innovative new tools and growing range of services at booth #431564 in the West Hall. Additionally, Seco will offer visitors the opportunity to interact with its products and technology via an immersive augmented reality (AR) experience. Among Seco’s exciting new tooling solutions […]
June 15, 2018

Röhm to feature diverse line-up of workholding solutions at IMTS

At IMTS 2018, set for 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, […]
June 15, 2018

Riccardo Rubino joins Star SU as Americas operations manager

Star SU of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, announced the appointment of Riccardo Rubino as its new operations manager for the Americas. “Riccardo brings operations and supply chain leadership experience from positions held both in the U.S. and Italy,” said David Goodfellow, president of Star SU LLC. “He will work closely with me overseeing operations starting with […]
June 15, 2018

JTEKT Toyoda Americas signs Phillips Corporation to distribution network

JTEKT Toyoda Americas Corporation has announced the addition of Phillips Corporation to their distribution network. Phillips’ full-service, 45-person sales force and 98-person service team will support Toyoda customers in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, and the Florida Panhandle. Having technical showrooms in five of the eight southeastern states served, Phillips stands […]
June 15, 2018

Mazak to spotlight HYBRID multi-tasking in booth at IMTS 2018

At the 2018 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), Mazak will feature its advanced HYBRID Multi-Tasking technologies in booth #432000 in the West Hall, and 30 of its newest machine tool and automation systems in the South Hall at booth #338300. New to the South Hall booth this year is the Mazak Digital Plaza, a special […]
June 15, 2018

Southern Midwest region strengthened for Toyoda customers

TEKT Toyoda Americas Corporation welcomed ACI Machine Tool Sales, LLC as the latest edition to its distribution network. ACI Machine Tool Sales was founded in 2001 by owner Mark Cox, originally selling and servicing machine tools in its home state of Kentucky. ACI’s continuous success has led to a growing team of more than 15 […]
June 15, 2018

FlexArm to feature all-in-one hydraulic tapping packages at IMTS

At IMTS September 10-15 in Chicago, FlexArm Inc. will feature a mobile tapping package that yields mobility, productivity, and efficiency by allowing operators to tap holes offline while the machining center works on the next part. FlexArm will occupy booths #432115 and #236430. This comprehensive package includes the FlexArm GH-18 tapping arm with a tap […]
June 15, 2018

Big Kaiser Precision Tooling names marketing communications manager

Big Kaiser Precision Tooling has named Gillian Campbell as its marketing communications manager. She will oversee the company’s marketing efforts. “Gillian is an experienced marketing professional with a background in manufacturing and metrology. I’m confident Gillian will be a good fit for Big Kaiser and round out the talented group we already have in place […]
June 15, 2018

Clamping shaft collars, rigid couplings permit precision alignment

Stafford Manufacturing Corp. of Wilmington, Massachusetts, has introduced a full line of shaft collars, mounting collars, and sleeve couplings that provide highly accurate working surfaces and mar-free clamping. Custom-designed shaft collars and rigid couplings that solve specific mechanical drive or packaging system and conveyor component compatibility issues are available. Stafford custom shaft collars and couplings can […]
June 15, 2018

Brian Papke inducted into Northern Kentucky Business Hall of Fame

Brian Papke, chairman of manufacturing technology leader Mazak Corporation, has been inducted into the Northern Kentucky Business Hall of Fame. He accepted the award in April at the Metropolitan Club in Covington, Kentucky, where he delivered remarks that credited Mazak’s customers and its employees for the company’s decades of success across North America. “Our customers […]
June 15, 2018

AIMS brings 5-Axis CMM technology to Mexico and Central America

AIMS Metrology named Jose Luis Duarte business development manager for Mexico and Central America. The coordinate measuring machine OEM is expanding its reach in Mexico and the southernmost region of North America to help automotive and aerospace manufacturers eliminate production bottlenecks, boost part quality, and minimize maintenance costs. AIMS builds and assembles its Revolution Series […]
June 15, 2018

Whittemore Company adds cutting tool manufacturer to portfolio

The Whittemore Co. has added the cutting tool brands of Precision Twist Drill, Dormer, Pramet and Union Butterfield to its already broad portfolio of products it represents. These brands are manufactured by Dormer Pramet, which has North American Headquarters in Elgin, Illinois. The company has a history in America dating back to its founding in […]
June 15, 2018

Liftomatic powered transporter makes drum handling easy

Liftomatic Material Handling, Inc., an industry-leading material handling equipment manufacturer, recently introduced the Ergo-PWPL-750 powered drum handling transport. The Ergo-PWPL-750™ is a completely self-contained, powered drum handling transport that engages, lifts, lowers, and moves all steel, plastic, and fiber drums. The unit incorporates power drive forward and reverse, as well as power lift and lower […]
June 15, 2018

United Grinding transforms insert grinding with 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 […]
June 15, 2018

Nord Gear shows high-speed manufacturing at EXPO PACK 2018

Nearly 100 separate conveyors, in-line CT-scan screening machines, multiple infeed lines, four-way sorters, high-speed diverters, spiral power curves and tray sorters — these are just some of the components powered by Nord Drivesystems motors and drives in high-speed material handling, package sorting and luggage handling operations. NORD is accelerating the speed of manufacturing and material […]
June 15, 2018

Methods Machine Tools celebrates 60 years serving manufacturers

This year, Methods Machine Tools, Inc., North America’s foremost supplier of leading-edge precision machine tools, automation, and additive manufacturing solutions, is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Founded in November of 1958 with three employees and a few refurbished machines, Methods has grown into one of the largest, most innovative, high-precision machine tool suppliers in North America. […]
June 15, 2018