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Gear Technology E-mail Newsletter February 2012

Your Monthly Resource on Gear Manufacturing.


February 2012

Gear Technology's monthly e-newsletter brings you highly targeted information on gear manufacturing. The February 2012 issue focuses on Heat Treating.

In this newsletter, you'll find related articles, back issues, featured products, videos and more. Many of these items are exclusive to the e-newsletter.

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Green Heat Treat with HybridCarb

Aymeric Goldsteinas and Jim Grann, Ipsen, Inc.

Green Heat Treat with HybridCarb Heat treatment is an energy hungry business, and in the words of Mark Twain, "If you stand still, you fall behind." The thermal processing industry must remain innovative in order to keep moving forward. While many companies have managed to become greener it often takes a significant investment of both time and money and is often a very difficult transition. Change can be painful and cumbersome to production, and in heat treating slowing production can be extremely detrimental to the bottom line.

Read the e-news exclusive article.

photo courtesy Ipsen Inc.


Featured Video (advertisement)

Applied Process—Leaders in Austempering
Applied Process Applied Process has been a technology leader in the heat-treating industry since 1978. We pioneered the development of new, more energy and cost-efficient Austempering technologies. Austempering is a high performance heat treatment for iron and steel improving toughness, wear resistance and fatigue strength as well as boosting product performance and reducing manufacturing costs. Visit us online at or "Like" us on Facebook at Applied Process Family of Companies.


News of Note

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

Gear Motions Acquires Pro-Gear Co.
Gear Motions Inc. has acquired Pro-Gear Co. Inc., in Buffalo, New York. Pro-Gear is a gear manufacturer for original equipment manufacturers such as Mack Truck, and also provides quick-turnaround gear grinding services for gear manufacturers that need additional capacity or companies that need external gear grinding services...Read more.

Regal Beloit Acquires Milwaukee Gear Company
Regal Beloit Corporation recently announced that it has acquired Milwaukee Gear Company, a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of highly engineered gearing components for oil and gas applications as well as a wide variety of other commercial and industrial applications...Read more.

Gleason Forms Strategic Alliance with Manutec
Gleason Corporation and Manutec VaWe Robotersystem GmbH (Fürth, Germany) have announced the formation of a strategic alliance to serve the global gear manufacturing technology markets. Effective immediately, Gleason and Manutec will cooperate in the development and sale of robots for chamfering and deburring of large-module gears... Read more.

David Brown Acquires Unigear Industries
David Brown recently announced it has acquired Montreal based industrial gear manufacturer Unigear Industries Inc. Unigear is a privately held business that is renowned for its high quality gearing solutions. David Brown already has a presence in key markets in North America, such as mining and oil & gas, as well as through its premier double-enveloping worm gearing business Cone Drive... Read more.

Martin Kapp Named CECIMO President
The CECIMO Fall General Assembly which met in November 2011 in Zurich elected Martin Kapp as new president of CECIMO for a period of two years. He has been entrusted the responsibility of leading the European Association which represents 33 percent of the world machine tool production... Read more.

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