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How to Conduct a Heat Treat Audit
Daniel H. Herring
Audits of the heat treating department are a vital part of any good quality program-either as part of a self-assessment or ISO program for a captive shop or-of equal importance-as part of an evaluation of the capabilities of a commercial heat treat supplier. In either case, the audit process needs to be formal in nature and follow specific guidelines
State of the Gear Industry
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News of Note
Things are happening in the gear industry. Here's a look at some of the latest.
MTB Expands Manufacturing Facilities
Centrally located near Rockford in Northern Illinois, Machine Tool Builders (MTB), a remanufacturer and recontroller of gear-cutting and grinding equipment, is expanding its facility to accommodate growth and provide ample space for rebuilding numerous large machines simultaneously...Read more.
GMTA Rolls Out New Website
German Machine Tools of America (the former American-Wera) has rolled out its new website which includes details on the name change, all the lines of high-quality German machine tools represented by the company with links to those manufacturers' sites, operational videos, full machine specifications and a complete listing of the GMTA network of sales and service offices in North America...Read more.
Gleason and SMT Form Strategic Partnership
Gleason Corporation and Smart Manufacturing Technology (SMT) have formed a global strategic partnership to provide gear manufacturers worldwide a complete design to manufacturing system. Gleason and SMT will offer a system that seamlessly integrates SMT's premier System Design and Analysis Software (MASTA) with Gleason's industry-leading software for Bevel Gear Design and Manufacturing (CAGE)... Read more.