QC http://forgingmagazine.com/taxonomy/term/6602/more en Expanding the Possibilities for Microfinishing Crankshafts http://forgingmagazine.com/handling/expanding-possibilities-microfinishing-crankshafts <div class="node-body article-body">Working with machine-tool builder Thielenhaus Technologies, a commercial truck OEM decided to finish machine the bearings as well as the transition radii on its steel crankshafts.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/handling/expanding-possibilities-microfinishing-crankshafts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/handling/expanding-possibilities-microfinishing-crankshafts#comments Handling QC Gold Tue, 07 Mar 2017 22:16:00 +0000 16071 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>The horizontal version of Thielenhaus Technologies&rsquo; CrankStar belt finishing machine, developed for finishing large crankshafts.</p> Optical Sensor Technology for 3D Metrology http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/optical-sensor-technology-3d-metrology <div class="node-body article-body">Zygo Corporation has partnered with Adcole Corporation to offer advanced measurement and inspection technology for automotive camshafts and crankshafts. The Adcole Model 1000 Z - incorporates Zygo’s optical sensor technology for precise and quantitative 3D metrology of precision-machined surfaces, without contact at high speed, for optimal process control.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/optical-sensor-technology-3d-metrology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/optical-sensor-technology-3d-metrology#comments New Products QC Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:13:00 +0000 15741 at http://forgingmagazine.com GKN Driveline Opens New Winter Proving Ground http://forgingmagazine.com/qc/gkn-driveline-opens-new-winter-proving-ground <div class="node-body article-body">GKN Driveline opened a new cold-weather proving grounds in Northern Michigan, at the Smithers Winter Test Center, giving the group as testing capabilities in Asia, Europe, and North America. The 10,000-sq.ft. test center will evaluate performance for all parts under harsh winter conditions.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/qc/gkn-driveline-opens-new-winter-proving-ground" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/qc/gkn-driveline-opens-new-winter-proving-ground#comments QC Thu, 02 Feb 2017 02:14:00 +0000 14161 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>GKN Driveline develops and supplies various automotive driveline components and systems, including eAxle and eDrive systems for hybrid vehicles, such as this eAxle for the Volvo S90 hybrid.</p> Machine Measures Sliding Cam Components Automatically http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/machine-measures-sliding-cam-components-automatically <div class="node-body article-body">Adcole Corp. introduced a new camshaft gage that features two independent, opposed measuring heads to measure critical parameters, including cam lobe chatter and straightness.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/machine-measures-sliding-cam-components-automatically" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/machine-measures-sliding-cam-components-automatically#comments New Products QC Wed, 25 Jan 2017 14:56:00 +0000 13961 at http://forgingmagazine.com Charting Forgers’ Business Outlook 2017 http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/charting-forgers-business-outlook-2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Readers’ insights and impressions inform a customized view of one critical manufacturing business – and make it possible to project the possibilities and opportunities in the year ahead.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/charting-forgers-business-outlook-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/charting-forgers-business-outlook-2017#comments Forming Handling Heating QC Simulation/IT Tue, 20 Dec 2016 22:54:00 +0000 13301 at http://forgingmagazine.com 2017 Forging Business Outlook http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/2017-forging-business-outlook <div class="node-body article-body">Customizing the forecast of 2017 business conditions for forgers is not difficult, but it must be appreciated within the expectations for the global economy, North America’s regional industrial landscape, and the manufacturing businesses within forgers establish their supply chain. The challenge for individual forgers is to clarify their understanding of the resources and obstacles before them, and to approach them with an informed approach to problem solving. </div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/2017-forging-business-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/2017-forging-business-outlook#comments Forming Handling Heating QC Simulation/IT Gold Tue, 20 Dec 2016 22:24:00 +0000 13291 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>62.3% of all respondents expect their operations&rsquo; tons/shipped to rise in 2017, compared to 2016. This positive result frames our understanding of numerous other insights drawn from the 2017 <em>FORGING</em> Business Outlook survey</p> Ensuring Zero Defects for Fasteners http://forgingmagazine.com/qc/ensuring-zero-defects-fasteners <div class="node-body article-body">For safety-critical fastener components, new high-speed sorting technologies, including vision-based hole and thread detection, are making traditional methods obsolete. </div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/qc/ensuring-zero-defects-fasteners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/qc/ensuring-zero-defects-fasteners#comments QC Gold Wed, 17 Aug 2016 20:13:00 +0000 11861 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>The GI-100DT uses a series of front and backlit cameras to calculate a part&rsquo;s height, profile, and inner and outer diameters.&nbsp;</p> Speeding Up Work in Process http://forgingmagazine.com/qc/speeding-work-process <div class="node-body gallery-body">Forest City Gear selected the Keyence IM-6700 Series Image Dimension Measurement System to measure multiple part features simultaneously, with no need to position fixtures: simply place the workpiece on the measurement stage and press the measure button.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/qc/speeding-work-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/qc/speeding-work-process#comments QC Wed, 17 Aug 2016 19:00:00 +0000 11851 at http://forgingmagazine.com On Alert to Improve Workplace Safety http://forgingmagazine.com/qc/alert-improve-workplace-safety <div class="node-body article-body">FIA surveys forging companies to document safety at individual plants, tracking OSHA-reportable Incidence Rates and Frequency Rates to identify the leading plant-safety performers in the industry. </div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/qc/alert-improve-workplace-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/qc/alert-improve-workplace-safety#comments Forming Handling QC Gold Sat, 25 Jun 2016 19:46:00 +0000 11631 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>&ldquo;Create a system that enables your facility to be engaged in all aspects of your operation,&rdquo; one FIA Safety Award winning plant exec advised.</p> New Programming Interface for Crankshaft Gages http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/new-programming-interface-crankshaft-gages <div class="node-body article-body">A new programming interface simplifies part programming, sequence building, and reporting for Adcole Corp. Model 1100 and 1200 crankshaft gages.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/new-programming-interface-crankshaft-gages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/new-programming-interface-crankshaft-gages#comments New Products QC Wed, 30 Mar 2016 14:18:00 +0000 10981 at http://forgingmagazine.com