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   Gear Manufacturing Technology Update       June 26, 2019

The Latest Gear Industry Origin Stories

In recent weeks, we've posted a number of new "Origin Stories" on the blog. Origin Stories are the self-told tales of how gear industry veterans got their start in gearing, and the only place you can read them is on the Gear Technology blog. Recently we've posted tales from Geoff Ashcroft, Claude Gosselin and Rob Swiss. Thanks to all who have shared their stories so far!

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Improve gear life and power transfer.

Improve gear life and power transfer.

TimkenSteel's high-strength, high-toughness, clean steels provide longer life, more power and/or lighter weight to meet your needs.

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3D Printed Grinding Wheels: A Technological Breakthrough

3D Printed Grinding Wheels: A Technological Breakthrough

Reach new dimensions of ID grinding performance with a groundbreaking technology from 3M. By 3D printing, we can create custom precision-structured superabrasives with unique surface slots, integrated cooling holes, passages and channels. 3Mâ„¢ Precision Structured Vitrified CBN Grinding Wheels can boost productivity in your complex ID grinding processes.

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Efficiently geared, completely machined—PITTLER SkiveLine

Efficiently geared, completely machined—PITTLER SkiveLine

Pioneering machine series PITTLER SkiveLine allows for maximum quality internal and external gearings to be machined faster, more flexible and at lower tool costs. The 5-axis Power Skiving gearing center also features complete machining in one single clamping, automated loading and unloading as well as an intelligent tool and measuring concept for highly efficient series production.

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Protect gearbox components against wear and micropitting

Protect gearbox components against wear and micropitting

To prevent gearbox breakdown, your oil must protect gears and roller bearings against damage. Especially when under critical lubricating conditions. That’s where additives come in. While the additives in most lubricants form the necessary protective layer, they require certain temperatures to do it. Some gear oils only offer reliable protection in a very narrow temperature range.

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We’ve Got Your Grinding Needs Covered

We’ve Got Your Grinding Needs Covered

Removing heat and reducing friction during the metal grinding pro­cess is vital to increasing wheel life, maintaining workpiece geometry and achieving surface finish goals. The Benz team of metalworking specialists work with manufacturers to optimize each operation with the proper grinding fluid. BENZ GRIND is a great start.

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Methods Machine Tools Announces Fanuc Robodrill EcoPlus

Methods Machine Tools Announces Fanuc Robodrill EcoPlus

Methods Machine Tools, Inc., has announced the introduction of the new Fanuc RoboDrill EcoPlus, offering a larger 21 tool capacity and increased speed via an optional 24,000 rpm spindle. Two EcoPlus models are available including one with a larger X-axis travel and table size.

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