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.
More than 300 exhibitors from across the supply chain are expected to fill the show floor, and subject matter experts will be presenting in 45-minute sessions in the conference’s business and technology tracks.
Liebherr has introduced the LGG 400 M model grinding machine that fits the same footprint as the previous, smaller LGG 280 M.
ERP software enabled a New York gearmaker to improve scheduling practices to meet the increasing demands of customers.
Associate Editor, Modern Machine Shop
This collaboration is intended to ensure that gear manufacturers have swift access to the latest technologies available.
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 is hosting an open house at its Rockford, Illinois headquarters during IMTS in September, 2018.
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 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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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.
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.
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
Gear Expo 2017: Kapp Niles will release its KNe3G grinding machine.
Gear Expo 2017: Haas will feature the Multigrind five-axis grinding center, which was designed for manufacturing and sharpening gear tools such as hobs.
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.