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Published: 10/29/2018

Stream Finishing Confines Friction to the Racetrack
To improve component finish as well as engine and gearbox performance for its customers, this racing motorcycle rebuild company based in the UK has gears and other components treated with a super-finishing process common to jewelry an...

Published: 7/27/2018

Collet Chucks Overcome Distortion for Automated Gear Machining
To accommodate its customers’ need for just-in-time orders of small batches of gears, this company’s automated manufacturing cells rely on collet chucks that overcome a common distortion issue arising from tapping and heat treatment.&nbs...

Published: 10/24/2017

How Dry Grinding Permits Coolant-Free Gear Making
Grinding the external forms of automotive gears came to be the last step still needing coolant. This machine eliminates cutting fluid by combining gear grinding with dry skiving in the same cycle.

Published: 7/6/2017

HMC Skiving Consolidates Gear Machining
A rigid machine platform and the right CNC promise to reduce stackup error and cycle times for both established gear-making operations and new players.

Published: 6/16/2017

Manufacturing News of Note: June 2017
Sandvik Coromant and Zimmerman appoint new presidents, DeVry University launches advanced manufacturing classes, and more industry news.

Published: 5/25/2017

Horn Continues Growth Path
The company highlighted its facility expansions and new cutting tool technologies during a recent open house at its global headquarters in Tübingen, Germany.

Published: 5/10/2017

Manufacturing News of Note: May 2017
AME opens an engineering training department, Kapp Niles launches a new metrology business and more industry news.

Published: 12/19/2016

December 2016 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Machining Centers
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on a variety of machining centers.

Published: 4/22/2016

Video: Think Twice Before Reaching for That Ballnose
Another type of tool engages comparatively more of the work to facilitate larger stepovers for improved efficiency and surface finish in five-axis finishing operations.

Published: 9/29/2015

Grinding Spiral Bevel Gears
Deep in the heart of Texas, there’s a company making high-quality spiral bevel gears by grinding them straight from a blank, and using a process known as closed-loop machining.