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   Gear Manufacturing Technology Update       February 8, 2023

Seeking Metallurgy and Heat-Treating Experts

The AGMA Aerospace Gearing committee is seeking new committee members to revise AGMA 926-C99, Recommended Practice for Carburized Aerospace Gearing. Specifically, metallurgy and heat-treating experts are needed. This information sheet recommends material case properties, microstructure, processing procedures, and other critical parameters for carburized aerospace gears.

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Solar Atmospheres Successfully Hardens Massive H13 Extrusion Dies

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA successfully vacuum heat treated two massive H13 extrusion dies at their Hermitage PA facility. Their newest high performing Solar Manufacturing 10-Bar 600 Horsepower high pressure gas quench vacuum furnace was able to fully harden two huge H13 extrusion dies in successive cycles.

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Case Hardening Options for Heat Treating Steel

Uncover the processes and furnaces used for the steel case hardening solutions. Ben Bernard from Surface® Combustion, Inc. describes these options and reveals the advantages and disadvantages of the various options.

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High Pressure Quench Vacuum Carburizing Furnaces

High Pressure Quench Vacuum Carburizing Furnaces

Get fast, forceful gas cooling with Solar Manufacturing’s IQ series of vacuum carburizing furnaces. It’s high performance internal quench system with direct-exit, sliding radiation baffles is the least restricted gas flow path on the market for superior hardening at quench pressures up to 20 bar.
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ECM Heat Treat Robotics & Advanced Automation

ECM Heat Treat Robotics & Advanced Automation

BREAKING THE BARRIER BETWEEN FURNACE SYSTEM AUTOMATION AND ADVANCED HEAT TREAT ROBOTICS! Upgrade your operation with ECM Robotics specific to heat treating for consistent production flow and controlled labor expenses. Integrate your system (including washers, tempers, cryos…) with leading-edge automation technology for efficient part sorting, workload assembly/disassembly & AGV transport.

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GEAR MEASUREMENT SOLUTIONS THAT DRIVE SUCCESS

GEAR MEASUREMENT SOLUTIONS THAT DRIVE SUCCESS

SAVE THE DATE and join us for Metrology & Motion taking place April 12th and 13th, 2023. WENZEL and Nidec Machine Tool America will be open to visitors with displays, technical discussions, and presentations. WENZEL will demonstrate the flagship LH CMM with REVO, along with other CMM solutions as well as CT scanning systems and the latest in gear metrology. Nidec will have the new GE15HS high-speed hobbing machine running with Load & Go automation.

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Low Pressure Carburizing of Gears

Low Pressure Carburizing of Gears

Solar Atmospheres provides low pressure carburizing (LPC) that significantly increases the surface hardness/strength of steel parts for improved friction and wear. Performing LPC 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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Built-for-Stock—Fast Delivery of UBQ Batch Furnace

Built-for-Stock—Fast Delivery of UBQ Batch Furnace

AFC-Holcroft's innovative Built for Stock program offers us the ability to deliver equipment weeks or months earlier than typical build-to-order delivery. Best of all, there is no extra cost for this accelerated delivery. This program features popular equipment such as batch furnaces, EZ endothermic gas generators, and support equipment.

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United Grinding North America Expands Distribution Network in Mexico and US

United Grinding North America Expands Distribution Network in Mexico and US

United Grinding North America announced today the expansion of their distribution network with the addition of Intermaq, a leader in the machine tool industry in Mexico. Intermaq will represent the full line of equipment offered by United Grinding North America and will be instrumental in expanding the footprint of the precision CNC grinding market in Mexico.

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