Gear Production is a supplement to both Modern Machine Shop and Automotive Design & Production magazines. View a digital version of the supplement here. The Gear Production Zone covers all phases of gear manufacturing. That includes gear generation on traditional gear cutting and finishing equipment. Also covered is cutting gears on machining centers and other non-traditional equipment.
Dontyne Systems’ Bevel Software Production Suite has been expanded to include transmission error with load and roll-check analysis.
Available from Oelheld, Vomat’s FA series of grinding lubricant filters promotes cleaner lubricant, resulting in reduced need for replacement; longer machine uptime; and tool, filter and lubricant cost savings.
Birchwood Technologies says that its Tru Temp black oxide process meets demand by gear component manufacturers for an in-house metal finishing process that provides break-in lubricity, robust corrosion protection and galling resistance on critical components.
In gear scudding, the workpiece is machined with a 60-tooth scudding cutter at a speed of 4,000 rpm, achieving 240,000 cuts per minute—as much as 10 times faster than shaping.
Available from Exsys Tool, the Eppinger gear hobber attachment for live turret stations enables single-setup, single-operation gear cutting for the generation of splines as well as spur and helical gears.
Although the holiday season is meant to be a time of joy as we visit with family and friends, some of whom are distant and so require a road trip in order to see them, it is also the case that there can be considerable levels of stress and consequent ill-manners associated with said travel.
This is the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster: We’re running that picture not only because it is. . . well just look at it.
Wind tunnel testing is absolutely essential for creating cars and trucks that are sufficiently slippery to cut through the air with efficiency for improved fuel efficiency.