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Gear Technology E-mail Newsletter September 2011

Your Monthly Resource on Gear Manufacturing.

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September 2011

Gear Technology's monthly e-newsletter brings you highly targeted information on gear manufacturing. The September 2011 issue focuses on Machine Tools.

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Machining Gears on Non-Gear Machines

Recent changes in the marketplace

Machining Gears on Non-Gear Machines Over the past several years, we've observed a trend toward manufacturing gears using 5-axis machines, mill-turn machines and other multifunctional machining centers. Here's a sampling of the recent articles:

 

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Circle Gear and Machine Company Inc.Circle Gear and Machine Co. Inc.
Originating in 1952 in Chicago, Circle Gear houses a 50,000 sq. ft. full-service machine shop. Circle Gear is a leader in quality custom gearing, specializing in small to medium lot production. Services include: Bevel Gears (straight & spiral up to 36" diameter), Spur Gears, Helical Gears, Herringbones (up to 60" diameter), Internal Gears, Racks, Sprockets, Worm and Worm Gears, and all other types of power transmission related products. Circle Gear offers American and metric on all types of gearing, with pitch ranges from 32 to 1.25 DP. Also, Circle provides servicing on Splines (involutes & straight-sided, internal & external). Circle Gear finishing services include: tooth grinding, thread grinding, and tooth shaving. Our shop services include: CNC turning, CNC Milling, drilling, grinding, honing, lapping, broaching, key seating, slotting, and Gear Box rebuilds. Circle Gear offers reverse engineering as well as breakdown services on many products. www.circlegear.com.

 

Latest Products

The geartechnology.com website is the best source for the most current information on the latest products and services for the gear industry. Here's a sampling of the current news.

MAG Introduces High-Performance Coolants
MAG's new Cyclo Cool 900 and 5000 series synthetic coolants are additive free, low foaming and specially formulated for machining...Read more.

LMC Releases Stationary Pneumatic and Hydraulic Chucks
Chandox brand stationary pneumatic and hydraulic chucks are available from LMC Workholding. The 2 actuating axes self-centering...Read more.

Mori Seiki Launches Horizontal Machining Center
Mori Seiki has started taking orders for the NHX10000 high-precision horizontal machining center. This machine is the latest and... Read more.

Riten Offers Face Driver User Guides
Riten Industries, a manufacturer of face drivers, has published detailed User Guides for its mechanical and hydraulic styles...Read more.

 

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Wenzel Gear TestersWenzel Gear Testers
The WGT dedicated gear tester range, represent the ultimate in gear testing performance from Wenzel GearTec. All axes are made from natural south African Impala granite, guaranteeing excellent thermal behavior. Air bearings on all linear axes ensure smooth running and high accuracy performance with no mechanical wear over the life of the machine. WGT models feature fully counterbalanced tailstock, as standard, to support longer gears, tools and shafts with parts easily loaded due to its ergonomic design.

All WGT systems measure gears to VDI/VDE 2612/2613 Group I (DIN 1 to 4) accuracy levels.

Wenzel will present its WGT 600 dedicated gear inspection machine at the Gear Expo in November, booth #1115. www.wenzelamerica.com.

 

News of Note

Things are happening in the gear industry. Here's a look at some of the latest.

Gleason Acquires K2 Plastics
Gleason Corporation has announced it has acquired the assets and business of K2 Plastics, Inc., of Bergen, New York, a producer of precision...Read more.

Reishauer Announces Corporate Changes
Reishauer AG, Wallisellen, Switzerland recently announced changes to their North American organization...Read more.

Kapp Offers Rocky Mountain Gear Education
The Kapp Group is hosting its Rocky Mountain Gear Finishing School from October 4-6 at the Westin Westminster Resort in Westminster, Colo... Read more.

 

Featured Product (advertisement)

Presrite Are you interested in reducing your gear costs?
Presrite's near-net gears give you the strength of a forging with little or no machining. Our dedicated gear facility is equipped with a state-of-the-art lab, high capacity presses and other sophisticated machinery. Presrite's quality programs include 6 Sigma and ISO 9001:2008...Read More.

 

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