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An overview of the latest technology and trends in heat treating.
The complete Industry News section from the March/April 2013 issue of Gear Technology.
Questions to Ask Your Heat Treater Provided by Justin Lefevre (Joyworks LLC, Ann Arbor, MI), Kathy Hayrynen (Applied Process, Inc., Livonia, MI) and Vasko Popovski (Applied Process, Inc.)
The research presented here is part of an ongoing (six years to date) project of the Cluster of Excellence (CoE). CoE is a faculty-wide group of researchers from RWTH Aachen University in Aachen (North Rhine-Westphalia). This presentation is a result of the group’s examination of "integrative production technology for high-wage countries," in which a shaft for a dual-clutch gearbox is developed.
This article discusses applications of statistical process capability indices for controlling the quality of tooth geometry characteristics, including profile and lead as defined by current AGMA-2015, ISO-1328, and DIN-3960 standards. It also addresses typical steps to improve manufacturing process capability for each of the tooth geometry characteristics when their respective capability indices point to an incapable process.
Statistical Precess Control (SPC) and statistical methods in general are useful techniques for identifying and solving complex gear manufacturing consistency and performance problems. Complex problems are those that exist in spite of our best efforts and the application of state-of-the-art engineering knowledge.
The complete Industry News section from the July 2014 issue of Gear Technology.
The quality of gearing is a function of many factors ranging from design, manufacturing processes, machine capability, gear steel material, the machine operator, and the quality control methods employed. This article discusses many of the bevel gear manufacturing problems encountered by gear manufacturers and some of the troubleshooting techniques used.
In today’s manufacturing environment, shorter and more efficient product development has become the norm. It is therefore important to consider every detail of the development process, with a particular emphasis on design. For green machining of gears, the most productive and important process is hobbing. In order to analyze process design for this paper, a manufacturing simulation was developed capable of calculating chip geometries and process forces based on different models. As an important tool for manufacturing technology engineers, an economic feasibility analysis is implemented as well. The aim of this paper is to show how an efficient process design—as well as an efficient process—can be designed.
Gear metrology is a revolving door of software packages and system upgrades. It has to be in order to keep up with the productivity and development processes of the machines on the manufacturing floor. Temperature compensation, faster inspection times and improved software packages are just a few of the advancements currently in play as companies prepare for new opportunities in areas like alternative energy, automotive and aerospace/defense.
Good timing leads to partnership between Process Equipment and Schafer Gear.
A common goal of gear manufacturers is to produce gearing that is competitively priced, that meets all quality requirements with the minimum amount of cost in a timely manner, and that satisfies customers' expectations. In order to optimize this goal, the gear manufacturer must thoroughly understand each manufacturing process specified, the performance capability of that process, and the effect of that particular process as it relates to the quality of the manufactured gear. If the wrong series of processes has been selected or a specific selected process is not capable of producing a quality part, manufacturing costs are greatly increased.
News Items About Applied Process
1 Applied Process Commissions Heat Treating Facility in China (February 19, 2007)
Applied Process CEO John Keough recently commissioned AP Suzhou as the newest member of the Applied Process family of companies. The... Read News
2 Applied Process Chinese Operation Sets an Opening Date (April 14, 2006)
John Keough, CEO of Applied Process, announced that AP Suzhou, located in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, will commence commercial auste... Read News
3 Applied Process Takes on Majority Interest Partner (September 23, 2014)
Applied Process Inc. (AP) has taken on High Street Capital (HSC), Chicago, Ill., as a majority interest equity partner. This move adds es... Read News
4 Applied Process Announces Promotions (February 20, 2013)
A new year and new titles have brought new opportunities and responsibilities for employees at Applied Process, Inc. as three senior staf... Read News
5 Applied Process Hires New Plant Manager (January 10, 2006)
Steve Sumner was appointed plant manager at Applied Process of Livonia, MI. Sumner is a metallurgical engineer with 18 years of exper... Read News
6 Applied Process Hosts First AP University (January 28, 2013)
More than 30 designers and engineers went “back to college” to learn how Austempered Ductile Iron (ADI) could work in their m... Read News