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   Gear Manufacturing Technology Update       December 26, 2019

Year in Review

By Charles Schultz

This will be my last blog posting for 2019. Our holidays fall on Tuesdays and Wednesdays this year so office hours are somewhat irregular. Back when we had local newspapers, I enjoyed reading the year in review stories on sports, politics, religion, movies, and other topics. Most of this has moved online, no doubt providing plenty of “click bait” for troll farms and scam artists.

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The Secret Is Out! Better Than Broaching!

The Secret Is Out! Better Than Broaching!

GMTA (German Machine Tools of America) has revealed the secret…new from Profilator…one machine that can be used for green machining, hard machining and finishing of internal gears in dry cutting processes…call us to arrange a demo.

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EMAG Offers R 300 Hobbing Machine to HKS Dreh-Antriebe

EMAG Offers R 300 Hobbing Machine to HKS Dreh-Antriebe

Rotary actuators are jacks-of-all-trades: They are implemented whenever an object must be rotated or swiveled—this is necessary during the production of utility vehicles, ships, machines, power plants, and production areas. This broad range of uses defines the challenging tasks that HKS Dreh-Antriebe GmbH is facing, as it is the market-leading producer of this interesting technology.

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Dillon Collet Chucks and Jaws Allow More Aggressive Machining for Shorter Cycle Times

Dillon Collet Chucks and Jaws Allow More Aggressive Machining for Shorter Cycle Times

Collet pad top jaw systems from Dillon Manufacturing allow more varied geometries to be securely gripped, while also allowing more aggressive machining which shortens cycle times. With systems that can convert thru-hole chucks to hold small bar and tube stock, and full contact of gripping surfaces to provide a more stable grip and allows heavier cuts, these Dillon products allow shops of all sizes to expand their capabilities.

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