Archives March 2019


March 2019


General Broach Company

When it comes to broaching, General Broach Company is able to find the best machine and best tool design to fit the customer’s need.

General Broach Company General Manager Larry Stover freely admits that “broachable” isn’t a word, but it still sums up what the company is all about. “We are going to provide a quality product that is going to lower the cost per part,” Stover said. “We specialize in pot broaching especially. I know a lot of […]
Kenneth Carter

Industrial gear lubricants face formulation challenges

Moisture, temperature, viscosity, filtration, and base oil are some of the factors that need to be considered.

Gears transmit motion from one shaft to another or from a rotating shaft to a reciprocating element. Gears transmit power, change speed, change force (torque) or change direction. They operate under a myriad of operating cycles, loads, speeds and temperatures (see Gear Basic Terminology below). Gear lubricants increase the durability of equipment by preventing gear […]
Lawrence Ludwig Jr., Nancy McGuire

Advantages of a dual-screw H-Frame broaching machine

The BMS Dual-Drive is an electromechanically powered, table-up vertical broaching machine for all types of internal broaching applications.

Like any industry, in the machine-tool industry, the needs of the market drive new designs and the development of new technologies. Naturally, everyone wants machines to be less expensive to operate, to require less maintenance, and to be easier and safer to operate. They want a machine to take up less floor space and to […]
Matt Egrin

Streamlining safety for high-speed/small-footprint milling machines

High torque retention knobs are a vital anchor for safety between machine and spindle for high-RPM mills.

Safety in design is critical to CNC milling operations end products as well as to the machine’s profitability. As the trajectory of today’s new milling technology trends toward machines producing extremely high speeds/high-RPM within a smaller overall foot print, potential safety issues can’t be ignored. Loose tools moving fast could present the potential for a […]
John Stoneback


Q&A with Matthias Reimann

Vice President of Sales at SONA BLW Präzisionsschmiede in Germany

What are your duties at SONA BLW? I have been with SONA BLW and its predecessor for more than 15 years in various functions. I started out as a technical project manager leading cross-functional teams, then went further to head the quality department responsible for design and manufacturing results and processes. I currently have the […]
Gear Solutions staff

Parallelism, perpendicularity, and misalignment

The proper alignment of gears in mesh is critical for their proper operation.

Sometime around your 12th birthday, the trip to the dentist resulted in a discussion about the misalignment of your teeth and the need to see an orthodontist for braces. Although traumatic for the average teenager, braces were not the end of the world for the teeth themselves. When speaking about gear teeth, there aren’t any […]
Brian Dengel

Magnetic particle testing and evaluation of AMS AQ test samples

Better understanding the sampling, inspection, processes, and reporting steps necessary to complete an “Aircraft Quality” test per AMS standards.

Aircraft quality (AQ) testing of steels per AMS 2300, 2301, 2303, and 2304 requires specialized sampling and specimen preparation prior to final evaluation using fluorescent magnetic particle inspection. Last month’s Materials Matter column provided insight into the sampling and test specimen preparation, and this month, we conclude our discussion of the AMS AQ standards and […]
Guy Brada

Getting back to basics with tempering

Tempering relieves thermal and transformational stresses from quenching, and makes hard, brittle martensite tougher.

Once a part has been quenched, it must be tempered. This accomplishes two things: First, it relieves the thermal and transformational stresses from quenching. Second, it transforms the hard, brittle martensite to the tougher tempered martensite. For high-alloy steels, it may also convert any residual retained austenite to tempered martensite or bainite. Tempering is usually […]
D. Scott MacKenzie, Ph.D., FASM


Exact Metrology now distributes GOM CT scanner in U.S.

Exact Metrology has become a distributor of the GOM CT scanner in the U.S. GOM is an established global company and leader in structured light scanning technologies. The announcement was made by company co-presidents Steve Young and Dean Solberg. GOM develops, produces and distributes software, machines, and systems for industrial and automated 3D coordinate measuring […]
March 28, 2019

Big Kaiser simplifies accurate retention force measurement

Big Kaiser has developed Dyna Force, a device for measuring the retention force of machine tool spindles. Insufficient retention force of the spindle clamping mechanism could lead to reduced rigidity and vibrations, loss of machining quality, poor surface finish, and shortened tool life. By ensuring that the retention force is at the correct level, cutting […]
March 15, 2019

Sunnen brings BTA Heller division to St. Louis after acquisition

Last year’s acquisition of the premiere deep hole tooling and systems manufacturer positioned Sunnen as a single-source for bore creation and finishing solutions, unique to the industry. Now, the company is moving the new division to the company’s long-time headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. The move will allow further development of tooling, systems and processes […]
March 15, 2019

Dillon Top jaws grip any workpiece available as soft saws, hard jaws

Special Top Jaws from Dillon Manufacturing can be manufactured to grip a components ID, OD or a combination of both, to suit any workholding application. Available in soft or hard jaws, or full grip jaws, for virtually any chuck manufacturer, Dillon manufactures special top jaws from 1018, 1045, 4140, 8620, A-2, 6061 aluminum, and stainless […]
March 15, 2019

Emuge introduces advanced line of Turbine End Mills

Emuge Corp., a leading manufacturer of high-performance taps, drills, end mills, and other rotary tools, has introduced an advanced line of end mills featuring unique geometry designed specifically for the high-performance machining of turbine and bladed components. New Emuge Turbine End Mills offer unprecedented cycle time reductions and long tool life in challenging forms and […]
March 15, 2019

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence expands Canadian footprint

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division announced it has expanded its footprint into western Canada with a new office in Calgary, Alberta. The new location and staff will serve the region’s diverse range of manufacturing industries including aerospace, oil & gas, advanced composites, MRO, agriculture, bus and rail, machinery, wood products, and more. The facility will accommodate […]
March 15, 2019

MC Machinery welcomes Jeff Grim as Southeast regional sales manager

MC Machinery recently announced that Jeff Grim has joined the sales team as a Southeast regional sales manager. Based in Florida, Grim will oversee operations and be responsible for supporting current customers while developing new partnerships within the SE region and the state of Indiana. “I am proud to work for such a well-respected company […]
March 15, 2019

Klingelnberg to present Industry 4.0 solutions at CIMT 2019

Since its inception in 1989, the China International Machine Tool Show (CIMT) has evolved, according to show organizers, to become a leading platform for the international machine tool industry in China, and in the entire East Asian region. Organized by the China Machine Tool & Tool Builders’ Association (CMTBA), the show is one of the […]
March 15, 2019

GMTA names Scott Knoy to succeed Walter Friedrich as president

After 27 years as president of GMTA (German Machine Tools of America), formerly American Wera, Walter Friedrich recently appointed Scott Knoy as his successor to the presidency of GMTA. Friedrich was one of the first three employees when GMTA (American Wera at the time) started in January of 1991. Previously, he worked as a project […]
March 15, 2019

Specialty grinder for large non-coplanar connecting rods

C & B Machinery of Brighton, Michigan, has received an order from a major North American manufacturer of large construction and mining equipment to supply a specialty grinder for grinding the parallel faces of very large connecting rods. To meet the customer’s quality and volume requirement’s, C & B will be building a virtually new […]
March 15, 2019

Motion Industries to acquire automation and robotics company

Motion Industries, Inc., a leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (GPC), announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Axis New England and Axis New York (“Axis”), an automation and robotics company based in Danvers, Massachusetts. Execution of the transaction was set […]
March 15, 2019

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA names regional sales manager

Solar Atmospheres has announced the addition of Timothy C. Fish to its sales team, as regional sales manager at Solar Atmospheres of Western PA. As an Integrated Marketing Communi-cations graduate of Duquesne University, Fish has honed his sales and marketing skills during the course of his diverse career in the metals industry. Fish brings a […]
March 15, 2019

Mahr makes multiple hires, opens new facilities across U.S.

Mahr Inc., a leading provider of dimensional metrology solutions, closed a record year of success in 2018 — including adding multiple key hires, opening new facilities across the United States, and introducing a number of innovative products. The company added 30 new employees in 2018, including a number of senior level positions. Strategic hires included: […]
March 15, 2019

Klingelnberg to honor employees for 25, 40, and 50 years of service

At the start of each year, Klingelnberg’s executive management recognizes colleagues who have worked at the company for 25, 40, or 50 years in a ceremony dictated by tradition. On February 1, 2019, this year’s anniversary celebration was once again held at Kleineichen Haus in the German town of Hückeswagen. Eleven award recipients commemorated their […]
March 15, 2019

Hexagon launches fixed-fine blue laser scanning sensor

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division today launched its first blue laser scanning sensor for creating point clouds. The HP-L-5.8 joins Hexagon’s comprehensive range of tactile and non-contact sensors for CMMs and is designed for companies who need a versatile, affordable, fixed-line laser sensor. The HP-L-5.8 performs equally well when taking point cloud measurements from dark or […]
March 15, 2019

Buehler UH4000 series universal hardness tester for high-volume labs

Buehler has announced its latest addition to the world-renowned Wilson hardness testing range, the new UH4000 Series Universal Hardness Tester. This tester comes in two key configurations: UH4250 Hardness Scale 0.5-250 kgf and UH4750 Hardness Scale 3-750 kgf. The Wilson UH4000 series is a robust universal hardness tester, that tests Rockwell, Vickers, Knoop, and Brinell […]
March 15, 2019

Solar Manufacturing’s new building closes in on completion

Solar Manufacturing’s new facility is beginning to take shape. With the exterior of the building now fully enclosed, the project is closer to completion. The nearly 20,000-square-foot two-story office building situated in the front of the manufacturing area is fully enclosed, enabling the next phase of building can begin. “This plant will be one of […]
March 7, 2019

HxGN LIVE hosting third Manufacturing Intelligence Leadership summit

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division will host its third Manufacturing Intelligence Leadership Summit for industry executives June 11–12, 2019, at HxGN LIVE. The summit will be at The Venetian in Las Vegas. This high-impact forum brings executives and thought leaders together to examine and discuss the transformational advancements moving manufacturing forward. The multi-faceted summit will provide […]
March 7, 2019

ShopFloorConnect® increases production efficiency, reduces downtime

Wintriss Controls Group will introduce ShopFloorConnect® 6.0 OEE and Shop Floor Data Collection Software May 14-16, 2019, at EASTEC 2019 at Eastern States Exposition in Massachusetts. ShopFloorConnect gathers production data from every machine in the factory, displays the key performance indicators (KPIs) in real-time, and produces detailed analytics, including comprehensive OEE reports in a variety […]
March 7, 2019

Platinum Tooling now represents Henninger

Platinum Tooling, the importer of live tools including angle heads, marking tools, and Swiss tools made by various global suppliers, is now importing Henninger speed increasers for North America. The announcement was made by company president Preben Hansen at the company’s headquarters near Chicago. Henninger is a manufacturer of specialized equipment and precision machine tool […]
March 7, 2019

NordPro Lab allows employees, trainees to learn lean management skills

Optimum customer satisfaction can best be achieved with optimally trained employees. This is the basic idea behind the NordPro initiative. which has operated a lab with the same name since 2011. Employees receive training in the fundamentals of lean management and are given ideas for implementing these ideas in their daily work. The program is […]
March 7, 2019