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A large number of technologies aimed primarily at higher productivity were presented by exhibitors at the AMB, International Exhibition for Metal Working at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre in September. Following the successful 2010 show, AMB 2012 boasted further developments in energy and resource efficiency, higher productivity, life cycle performance, quality assurance and user-friendliness.
With 86,202 visitors, The International Exhibition for Metal Working (AMB 2010) in Stuttgart, Germany, managed to slightly exceed attendance from the 2008 show (85,143). The metalworking industry celebrated its comeback with visitors from more than 80 countries. In addition, AMB 2010 set a new record with 1,346 exhibitors (2008: 1,306).
The complete Industry News section from the July 2014 issue of Gear Technology.
In today’s globalized manufacturing, all industrial products having dimensional constraints must undergo conformity specifications assessments on a regular basis. Consequently, (standardization) associated with GD&T (geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing) should be un-ambiguous and based on common, accepted rules. Of course gears - and their mechanical assemblies - are special items, widely present in industrial applications where energy conversion and power transmission are involved.
In the summer of 1974, long before Argo, there was “AZORIAN” -- the code name for a CIA gambit to recover cargo entombed in a sunken Soviet submarine -- the K-129 -- from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. The challenge: exhume -- intact -- a 2,000-ton submarine and its suspicious cargo from 17,000 feet of water.
The trend toward moving coordinate measuring machines to the shop floor to become an integral part of the manufacturing operations brings real time process control within the reach of many companies. Putting measuring machines on the shop floor, however, subjects them to harsh environmental conditions. Like any measuring system, CMMs are sensitive to any ambient condition that deviates from the "perfect" conditions of the metrology lab.
Saginaw, Michigan, may be home to the only gear operation in the world that requires the use of a Zamboni machine. It may also be the only place in the world where teeth on the Gears are optional.
Gear tooth wear and micropitting are very difficult phenomena to predict analytically. The failure mode of micropitting is closely correlated to the lambda ratio. Micropitting can be the limiting design parameter for long-term durability. Also, the failure mode of micropitting can progress to wear or macropitting, and then go on to manifest more severe failure modes, such as bending. The results of a gearbox test and manufacturing process development program will be presented to evaluate super-finishing and its impact on micropitting.
News Items About AMB
1 AMB Sets Bar High for 2012 Trade Show (April 1, 2011)
More visitors, an increasingly international character, a top-quality accompanying program; AMB 2012 has set its sights high. When it ope... Read News
2 Lambert, Wahli Officially Merge Operations (April 4, 2005)
The core competencies of Lambert Ltd. and Wahli Ltd. have merged to created Lambert-Wahli Ltd. The two companies have already been op... Read News
3 AMB Preps for Growth in Global Wind (March 6, 2012)
By 2020, the German government wants to generate 30 percent of electricity in Germany from renewable energies. The trade association for ... Read News
4 LMT Focuses on Excellence Workshop at AMB 2012 (September 28, 2012)
It all began some weeks ago, when a film team set off in search of excellent performance on LMT's behalf. They struck gold and were a... Read News
5 AMB 2014 Takes Place in Hub of Machine Tool Industry (April 29, 2014)
According to the Association of German Machine Tool Manufacturers (VDW), 47.8 percent of employees in the German machine tool industry work in this region... Read News
6 AMB 2014 Preps for Industry 4.0 (June 25, 2014)
The machine tool industry is confronted with a large number of developments which are influencing investment decisions by its customers. ... Read News