JM Performance Products has established itself as a model shop leader for manufacturing development and quality control of precision-turned parts.
Growing interest in the energy efficiency of gearboxes has led to the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to calculate load-independent power losses as well as lubricant...
Proper lubrication can extend the overall fatigue life of gears by a factor of 2.6.
The second in a two-part series, this installment addresses induction gear hardening by encircling the whole gear or sprocket with an induction coil, also known as ‘spin...
This paper provides an analysis of the benefits of optimizing the tooth root fillet of thin rim planet gears with asymmetric teeth.
By: E. Buddy Damm
The most significant factors to consider when it comes to the impact of steels on gear design, manufacturing, and performance.
By: Brian Dengel
The selection of plastic as a material for gearing applications.
By: D. Scott MacKenzie, Ph.D., FASM
In this issue, a discussion of the mechanism of quench oil, focusing on oxidation, thermal degradation, contamination, and additive depletion.
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- Controlling Distortion by Choosing the Right Materials
Distortion effects can have a major impact on manufacturing costs and overall gear quality. One...
- Machinability and the Cost of Manufacturing Gears
Taking material modifications into consideration can play an important role in reducing overall...
- Enhanced Steel Performance During Vacuum Carburizing of Gears
There are many benefits that can be gained from vacuum carburizing, but material selection is...
What Are You Made Of?
Different materials make gears suitable for the desired application. The key involves...
Making the best selection
There are different types of gears to choose from depending on the orientation of the...
The Zen of Gear Design
Exploring the ‘hows and whys’ of choosing the proper center distance for your...
Oil Quenchants – Understanding the Chemistry (Part II)
This installment explores the chemistry of base oils, particularly as they affect quenching...
Oil Quenchants Understanding the Chemistry (Part I)
This installment explores the chemistry of oil quenchants and the effects of additive packages...
Contamination of polymer quenchants in induction hardening
Some think coolants or other contamination do not harm the quenchant. This perception...