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Gear Technology E-mail Newsletter June 2014 Edition

Your Monthly Resource on Gear Manufacturing.

Sandvik and Productivity Partners Gear Up for Latest Technologies

by Matthew Jaster, Senior Editor

Sandvik Gear Up Event In the manufacturing arena, press releases simply don't get the job done. Describing an innovative process or new technology in a word document is not nearly as effective as letting your customers see the end result. Sandvik Coromant understands this and with its technology partners (Star SU, Höfler, DMG Mori, Mazak, Okuma, Carl Zeiss, Zoller and Nikken CNC Rotary Table), the company recently invited customers to a one-day gear milling event at Sandvik's Productivity Center in Schaumburg, Illinois.

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Applied Process Inc. makes bigger parts, better.

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 www.appliedprocess.com or Watch the Video.

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IMTS 2014 - Come together. Leave smarter.

Where else can you meet the minds that are moving manufacturing forward? Nowhere but IMTS 2014. With a focus on success through cooperation, the week will be filled with technology, education, and new ideas. It's happening Sept. 8-13 at McCormick Place Chicago. Register now or learn more at IMTS.com...

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See the KX 260 at IMTS Booth N-7036

See the KX 260 at IMTS Booth N-7036

  • CBN form and dressable generating grinding
  • Mass production of external spur and helical gears
  • Extremely short set-ups
  • Minimum floor-to-floor time

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Recent Blog Posts

The Error of Hiding Failures
The General Motors ignition switch fiasco remains in the headlines, having cost many lives, millions of dollars, and a number a careers. What seems to engineers as a relatively simple issue becomes very complicated in light of company politics, legal concerns, and accident settlements. As one colleague tersely put it: "Just tell people to stop hanging four pounds of junk on their key fob and the switches are just fine."...Read more.

Regrets, I Have a Few
Like many Baby Boomers, I have a strong attachment to the music of my youth. I don't suppose many people under sixty remember folk singer Tom Rush, but his song "No Regrets" has been a favorite since I first heard it. Unfortunately, unlike Mr. Rush, I have plenty of regrets....Read more.

Is the 10,000 Hour Rule a Myth?
Malcomb Gladwell popularized the notion that 10,000 hours of repetition could make you a virtuoso in his 2008 book, Outliers: The Story of Success. Since then this "10,000 Hour Rule" has been batted about like a ping pong ball in training, education, and sports circles. Gladwell based his claims on research by a Florida State University professor, Anders Ericsson. Ericsson has since distanced himself from the "rule" by saying it is a bit more complex than that.... Read more.

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