I took time to check out machining equipment geared toward components for automobiles—electric vehicles in particular—at the recent TMTS show in Taichung.
Executive Editor, Modern Machine Shop
GMTA, the North American distributor of Profilator, has added S-type machines using the process modules it already supplies.
Helios Gear Products (formerly Koepfer America) offers the Hera 90, a gear hobbing machine equipped with aFANUC 0i-MF control and servo motors, direct-drive hob and work spindles, and a Heidenhain linear scale on the X axis for repeatable size control.
The 10,000-square-foot facility at Richard J. Daley College will have the capacity to train more than 600 students per year, covering a variety of topics, from basic gear making to gear failure analysis.
Liebherr has introduced the LGG 400 M model grinding machine that fits the same footprint as the previous, smaller LGG 280 M.
Marposs has released its M62 Flex manual bench gage system for the production floor, which provides the flexibility to measure gears with different diameters without mechanical retooling.
This collaboration is intended to ensure that gear manufacturers have swift access to the latest technologies available.
ERP software enabled a New York gearmaker to improve scheduling practices to meet the increasing demands of customers.
Associate Editor, Modern Machine Shop
IMTS 2018: Affolter Technologies is showcasing its gear hobbing center AF110 plus, an eight-axis machine with a cutter-spindle speed ranging to 12,000 rpm.
The company has selected five companies to expand its sales and support network across the Midwest, West and Northwest United States as well as Alberta, Canada.
Bourn & Koch adds Rob Swiss to the company as national sales manager for gear manufacturing machinery.
IMTS 2018: Bourn & Koch Inc. adds the 100H-T gear hobber and updated Fellows 10-4 gear shaper to its lineup of gear manufacturing and precision grinding machines.
To make bevel gears of different sizes with a three-minute line-cycle time, WMZ integrated three of its V300 machines with automation and measuring systems for reduced total lead time of 30 percent.
Gleason has introduced a segmented collet designed to improve the clamping of cylindrical and bevel gear bores from 20 to 100 mm in diameter.
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 and aerospace applications.
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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will use what she learned at the plant to support legislation encouraging employee stock ownership in the country.
Liebherr has released the LC 280 α gear hobbing machine for short-term production jobs.
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.
Gear Expo 2017: Mazak will demonstrate its multitasking equipped with the latest Mazatrol Smooth CNC and Mazak Smooth Gear Cutting Solutions for making precision gears of all shapes and sizes.
Gear Expo 2017: Kapp Niles will release its KNe3G grinding machine.
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.
Associate Editor, Modern Machine Shop
EMO 2017: Liebherr will feature its LK 300 and 500 gear skiving machines, which are based on components of corresponding large hobbing machines.
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.
Sandvik Coromant and Zimmerman appoint new presidents, DeVry University launches advanced manufacturing classes, and more industry news.
The event will offer machine demonstrations and seminars.
The company highlighted its facility expansions and new cutting tool technologies during a recent open house at its global headquarters in Tübingen, Germany.