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August 2019

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Atlanta Gear Works

Atlanta Gear Works designs, engineers, builds, rebuilds, and repairs heavy industrial gearboxes for some of America’s leading manufacturers with one main goal — to minimize or prevent downtime.

Atlanta Gear Works set out in the beginning to do one thing and do it well: gearbox repair. But when the quality of the available components needed for their repairs wasn’t up to the company’s standards, Atlanta Gear Works decided to expand. “Originally, we just wanted to do gearbox repairs,” said Jack Conway, president of […]
Kenneth Carter

Design features of worm gearing composed of plastic and/or powder-metal components

The technology used in production of plastic gears, as well as powder-metal technology, imposes certain constraints on the design parameters of a worm
and of a mating gear.

This article deals with worm gearings in cases when the worm-gear pair is composed either of plastic or of powder-metal made components. The technology used in production of plastic gears, as well as powder-metal technology, imposes certain constraints on the design parameters of a worm and of a mating gear. Gears of this kind are […]
Dr. Stephen P. Radzevich Ph.D., Dr. (Eng) Sci.

Taking deburring to the next level

Recent developments from Helios Gear Products increase the productivity of the company’s Tecnomacchine CNC gear deburring technology.

Once a gear is created, deburring becomes a necessary step to ensure a gear’s accuracy. Traditionally, deburring has been done by hand, but that method can often take hours to complete. But with CNC technology, deburring can be done faster and with much tighter tolerances than could ever be accomplished manually. CNC machines are becoming […]
Gear Solutions staff

DEPARTMENTS

What do you do? I sell gears!

What reaction do you get at a cocktail party when you try to explain your profession?

This year, my 11-year-old daughter asked me to be one of the parents who presented their profession on career day. She is very proud of her dad and wanted to show all of her classmates the cool job that her dad had. After all, being a gear engineer is just as cool as being a […]
Brian Dengel

Selecting media for optimum vibe bowl gear finishing

Choosing the best media depends on structure and shape of the tooth flank, and whether media components should be abrasive, non-abrasive, or a blend.

The second in our multi-part series on vibratory processing of gears is focused on the selection of media that will be used to improve gear surface quality. Media Contact Pattern vs. the Form of the Surface to be Contacted When gear finishing callouts require a final tooth flank Ra that is lower than the as-shaved, as-lapped, […]
William P. Nebiolo

Q&A with T.J. Boudreau

Category manager at Weiler Abrasives Group

What’s a typical day like for you at Weiler? I wished there was a typical day — no such thing really.  Our team does a lot of collaborating. We have four or five people in the field on any given day, and they are calling on four or five different customers, so there always seems […]
Gear Solutions staff

Back to basics with tempering (Part II)

Fundamental methodology for calculating tempering times and temperatures for steels can simplify the empirical determination of appropriate temperatures to use to process a new part.

After a part has been austenitized and quenched, it must be tempered. As was discussed previously [1], the purpose of tempering is to relieve the transformational residual stresses from quenching, and to transform the brittle martensite to tougher tempered martensite. It can also convert any remaining austenite to tempered martensite or bainite. One of the […]
D. Scott MacKenzie, Ph.D., FASM

NEWS

Hexagon’s PC-DMIS 2019 R2 delivers new capabilities, greater ease of use

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division recently launched PC-DMIS 2019 R2, the latest edition of the world’s most popular measurement software. PC-DMIS 2019 R2 introduces Home Page, a new way to interact with PC-DMIS that improves convenience, productivity and brings content to the user in an attractive, intuitive way, whether user-focus is on the creation of measurement routines […]
August 27, 2019

New machining kits, bushing plugs for Jergens mounting system

Jergens Inc. announces fixture plate machining kits and new receiver bushing plugs for its popular line of Ball Lock® quick-change mounting systems. The machining kits consist of one fixture plate, four extra-long Ball Lock shanks and four spacers that provide clearance between the fixture plate and subplate below. This open space allows cutting tools to […]
August 15, 2019

Organizers close in on lift-off for AMB 2020 in Stuttgart, Germany

The registration period for AMB 2020 ended on June 30. The project team is now starting to examine the registration forms received and is preparing the first placement proposals for the exhibition stands. “AMB is a permanent fixture in the industry’s diary. This is also demonstrated by the high demand for exhibition space at AMB […]
August 15, 2019

MPT Expo sets conferences on business, emerging technology

The Motion + Power Technology Expo, formerly Gear Expo, has expanded its educational offerings as part of this year’s event October 15-17, 2019, at the Cobo Center in Detroit. For the first time, the event will offer an all-new MPT conference program with 16 sessions offered in two tracks: Emerging Technology and Business. Attendees will […]
August 15, 2019

High QA appoints new positions to support growth

High QA, Inc., the developer of Inspection Manager™ Quality Management Software, has appointed Christopher (Chris) Mendicino to the position of vice president of Professional Services and Jim Moroz to the position of senior software support applications engineer. In their respective roles, Mendicino and Moroz are responsible for onboarding, installation, conducting basic and advanced training, assisting […]
August 15, 2019

ANCA Tool of the Year winners to be announced live at EMO 2019

ANCA Tool of the Year Award 2019 celebrates the knowledge and imagination of cutting tool craftsmen, creating tools with the perfect geometry, profile, and finish that shape and build the world. ANCA’s industry-first competition is back, with the 2019 winner to be announced live at EMO, Germany, September 16-21. Last year, the industry welcomed the […]
August 15, 2019

Growing Atlanta Gear Works launches new website, brochure

Atlanta Gear Works, a full-service gearbox engineering, manufacturing, and repair company, has launched a new website and brochure to accommodate its growing services and customer base. Since its founding in 1988, the company has grown by serving leading manufacturers with innovative power-transmission solutions, high-quality products, and responsive service for its process-critical rotating equipment. Recent growth […]
August 15, 2019

Hardinge introduces new Bridgeport V1320 milling solutions

Hardinge Inc., the leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting tool solutions and accessories, introduces the Bridgeport® V1320 vertical machining center. As an addition to its Bridgeport V-series vertical milling center line, the new V1320 is the best overall working cube in its class, offering a high-quality, rugged, and powerful machine center developed for tough machining applications that is […]
August 15, 2019

Italian manufacturer Magni reaches new heights with Liebherr

Magni’s company history is short, but nonetheless amazing: In just five years, the Italian manufacturer has become the premium provider of rotary telehandlers. These machines make load handling easy at heights of up to 46 meters, with impressive flexibility, precision, and safety — not least thanks to the three-stage slewing drives from Liebherr Components. The […]
August 15, 2019

Ecoclean offers solvent-based cleaning at high pressure

Increasing demands on cleanliness, in terms of freedom from both particulate and film-type contaminants, call for the use of adapted cleaning solutions. These now include a new spray cleaning system for solvent-based cleaning machines by Ecoclean. With this process option, spray processes and injection flood washing can be performed at adjustable pressures between 10 and […]
August 15, 2019

Bourn & Koch parent company acquires CID Performance Tooling

Bourn & Koch, an American manufacturer of new precision machine tools, announced that its parent company, Alleghany Capital Corporation, has acquired Coastal Industrial Distributors LLC, (doing business as CID Performance Tooling); and has formed a new holding company for its subsidiaries in the machine tool and consumable cutting tool sectors. Headquartered in Saco, Maine, CID […]
August 15, 2019

New short film goes on a journey to redefine the kilogram

In an act of cooperation, the General Conference of Weights and Measures member states voted to adopt a new kilogram definition for the first time since instituting the international prototype kilogram, or IPK, in 1889. This was the culmination of the years-long effort to create greater constancy in mass measurement examined in “Everything Different, Nothing […]
August 15, 2019

Hainbuch Maxxos T211 with hexagonal pyramid shape can cut costs

The Hainbuch Mandrel Maxxos is a powerfully strong mandrel with hexagonal pyramid shape instead of a round taper, designed with stringent manufacturing requirements and process reliability in mind. Hainbuch has acted in response to demand from specific areas that has been growing year by year. Users are requesting mandrels that deliver higher performance as well […]
August 15, 2019

GMTA to present ‘Micro-Finishing’ tech at MPT Expo

With more than 300 exhibiting companies, the Motion + Power Technology Expo is the ideal show for gear, electric, and fluid power industries. GMTA is one of the exhibitors at the event in Detroit, Michigan, October 15-17. GMTA will feature its Profilator® line of gear pointing, rounding, cutting, Scudding®, Hard Scudding®, deburring, and polygon machine […]
August 15, 2019

High-productivity 3D laser scanner comes to Hexagon’s Absolute Arm

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has launched the RS6 Laser Scanner, a cutting-edge 3D laser scanner for the new generation of Absolute Arm portable measuring arm systems that was launched in 2018. This new scanner offers extremely high-density point-cloud data collection at high speeds and high accuracy. The RS6 delivers unmatched productivity improvements over competing scanning solutions […]
August 15, 2019

Motion Industries names Jeremy Barton as VP of West Group

Motion Industries, Inc., a leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, has named Jeremy Barton to vice president of the company’s West Group, effective August 1, 2019. Barton will lead Motion’s West Group operations with more than 20 years of experience garnered from serving […]
August 5, 2019

Growing Atlanta Gear Works launches new website, brochure

Atlanta Gear Works, a full-service gearbox engineering, manufacturing, and repair company, has launched a new website and brochure to accommodate its growth. Since its founding in 1988, the company has grown by serving leading manufacturers with innovative power-transmission solutions, high-quality products, and responsive service for its process-critical rotating equipment. Recent growth has caused an expansion […]
August 5, 2019

Nord offers innovative drive solutions for the digital revolution

Intelligent drive technology is the prerequisite for digitalization and automation of production, as it enables networked or autonomous production in “smart factories.” As a leading supplier in the sector, Nord Drivesystems provides pioneering drive solutions (hardware and software) and supports customers with its communication and application know-how for networking and connection of their Industry 4.0 […]
August 5, 2019

GMTA to present Profilator® at Motion + Power Technology Expo

The Motion + Power Technology Expo is the ideal show for gear, electric, and fluid power industries. GMTA is among exhibitors at the Detroit event on October 15-17. GMTA will feature its Profilator® line of gear pointing, rounding, cutting, scudding®, hard scudding®, deburring, and polygon machine tools for North America. The highly modular machines are […]
August 5, 2019

Magni reaches new heights with Liebherr

In just five years, Italian manufacturer Magni has become the premium provider of rotary telehandlers. These machines make load handling easy at heights of up to 46 meters, with impressive flexibility, precision, and safety – not least thanks to the three-stage slewing drives from Liebherr Components. “Our machines are sometimes competing with cranes weighing 40 […]
August 5, 2019

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