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Gear Technology E-mail Newsletter April 2016 Edition

Your Monthly Resource on Gear Manufacturing.

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Applied Process

Applied Process Inc. makes bigger parts, better.

Only Applied Process has the furnace - and the finesse - to produce austempered iron and steel parts that weigh in excess of 10 tons. Parts that are stronger, lighter, quieter, more wear resistant. Parts that contribute to more energy efficient operations in countless applications and increase performance while decreasing overall cost of production. Visit us online at appliedprocess.com.

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Your gears and profiles are our specialty.

KAPP NILES machines finish-grind your gears with an accuracy of one thousandth of a millimeter. For gears and profiles from 8mm to 8,000mm our machines offer you the highest quality grinding experience for nearly any application with the same accuracy, repeatability and precision. Give us your application and we will show you a machine that will reduce your set-ups, increase your production, and make your investment a solid one. Learn more here.

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Online Auction of Large Quantity of Gear Manufacturing Equipment

Bid on CNC Gear Grinders, CNC Gear Hobbers & Gashers, CNC Gear Shapers, Gear Inspection Equipment, Gear Shavers, Gear Tooling, Large Inventory of Spare Parts & Much More! Webcast Auction, Wednesday, April 27. Online Bidding Only. Assets Located in Statesville, SC. For complete information go to: http://www.maynards.com/auctions/industrial/auction-details/abundant-manufacturing-and-rp-machine OR call 248-569-9781

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General Motors Mexico Automotive Transmission Line Equipment-Sale #1

Private Treaty Sale Featuring CNC Gear Mfg. Equip., Including Grinders, Generating & Profile Grinders, Hobbing & Profile Grinder, CoroningTM Machines & Checker from Buderus, Kapp & Liebherr – Located in Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, Mexico.

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Gear Carburizing in Vacuum

Solar Atmospheres provides low pressure vacuum carburizing (LPVC) that significantly increases the surface hardness/strength of steel parts for improved friction and wear. Performing LPVC in a vacuum furnace eliminates oxygen and prevents IGO (intergranular oxidation) that is inherent in atmospheric carburizing, resulting in clean parts with less distortion reducing post process finishing operations, and costs.

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We Are Prepared

Jason is a Sr. Manufacturing Engineer at GM Powertrain is ready for IMTS. “Every time I have attended IMTS, I’ve been blown away by the innovation and technology the show brings together.”

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Latest News

Things are happening in the gear industry. Here's the latest.

February Cutting Tool Consumption Up from January, Down from Last Year
February U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $173.38 million according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report (CTMR) collaboration, was up 9.3 percent from January's $158.65 million and down 4.0 percent when compared with the total of $180.56 million reported for February 2015.Read more.

USMTO February 2016 Reports Orders Down, but Some Market Conditions Improving
The U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report (USMTO) for February 2016 showed that orders were down 5.1 percent compared to the previous month, and down 12.8 percent compared to the same month in 2015. The report is generated from data compiled by AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology.Read more.

Bohler-Uddeholm Opens New Joint Service Center with Eifeler
Bohler-Uddeholm has announced that the new joint Bohler-Uddeholm Service Center and Eifeler Coatings Technology PVD Coating Center are open for business. This Service Center of Excellence will strengthen Bohler-Uddeholm's tool steel and coatings offer and enhance the material processing capabilities and service in the Eastern Region of the United States.Read more.

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