QC http://forgingmagazine.com/taxonomy/term/6602/more en High-Tech and High-Precision for High-Volume Inspection http://forgingmagazine.com/qc/high-tech-and-high-precision-high-volume-inspection <div class="node-body article-body">Precision formed parts demand precision inspection to verify dimensional and surface accuracy, and thus to justify the manufacturer’s investment in the forming. The issue of precision becomes even more critical in high-volume manufacturing operations, like forging gears, intensifying the need for advanced inspection capabilities.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/qc/high-tech-and-high-precision-high-volume-inspection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/qc/high-tech-and-high-precision-high-volume-inspection#comments QC Gold Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:32:00 +0000 18571 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>The Gleason 300GMSL inspection system offers multiple measurement methods on a single platform: tactile probing, surface finish measurement, Barkhausen noise analysis, and laser scanning.</p> Working to Improve Safety Standards, Always http://forgingmagazine.com/qc/working-improve-safety-standards-always <div class="node-body article-body">No manufacturer can be considered successful without demonstrating its methods for establishing, maintaining, and improving the safety of its workplace.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/qc/working-improve-safety-standards-always" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/qc/working-improve-safety-standards-always#comments Forming Handling QC Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:49:00 +0000 18551 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>Forging manufacturers&rsquo; safety performances are recognized with the annual FIA Safety Awards, based on statistically verifiable achievements.</p> Wireless, Controller-Free Laser Tracker http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/wireless-controller-free-laser-tracker <div class="node-body article-body">The OTC Core is a high-performance laser tracker that delivers essential laser tracking measurement capability at an affordable price. Its compact size and wireless operation offers high-accuracy measurement with the convenience of portability and ease-of-use. </div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/wireless-controller-free-laser-tracker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/wireless-controller-free-laser-tracker#comments New Products QC Wed, 17 May 2017 14:34:00 +0000 17911 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>OT2 Core laser tracker is lighter than most trackers. The total system weight, including controllers, is just 10.9 kg. This portability makes it an ideal measurement tool for many applications with its 50-meter operating range.</p> Record-Setting Seamless Ring, in Record Time http://forgingmagazine.com/picture/record-setting-seamless-ring-record-time <div class="node-body gallery-body">Euskal Forging in Spain has established a new world record for seamless rolled-ring manufacturing, producing one with an outer diameter of 10,000 mm (more than 32 feet), and weighing 80,000 kg (more than 88 tons.)</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/picture/record-setting-seamless-ring-record-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/picture/record-setting-seamless-ring-record-time#comments Forming Handling Heating Picture This QC Mon, 01 May 2017 17:17:00 +0000 17531 at http://forgingmagazine.com 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>