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Company Profile: Drake Manufacturing

From its earliest days this company has placed a premium on designing machines that are versatile, dependable, and backed by a commitment to service. The tradition continues.

Harnessing the Horsepower Thief

By: William P. Nebiolo

To achieve a reduction of parasitic friction in automotive gearbox and drive-train components, consider the benefits of the Isotropic Superfinish process.

A History of Excellence: IMTS

Take a moment in advance of this year's show to look back over the history and evolution of this prestigious manufacturing showcase.

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Company Profile: Pyromaitre Inc.

Already known for its creativity and ability to overcome challenges, this company is quickly building a global reputation for its heat-transfer technologies.

High Performance Gears for Heavy Duty Transmissons

By: Ulf Engström, Linnéa Fordén, Sven Bengtsson & Magnus Bergström

Surface densification and warm compaction lead to greater density in PM gears, resulting in higher strength and improved fatigue properties.

Engineered Heat Treatment for Stronger Aerospace...

By: A.M. Freborg, B.L. Ferguson, Z. Li, D.X. Schwam & B.J. Smith

An ongoing project sponsored by the U.S. Army and headed by Deformation Control Technology, Inc., is providing important insights into an innovative quenching process.

Advances in Single-Pass Bore Finishing

By: Robert Marvin

Knowledge of the proper production processes for your operation can lead to major per-piece cost savings, making you more competitive when quoting new projects.
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Company Profile: KISSsoft AG

With an outstanding team of technicians, and a singular software design system, this company is poised to penetrate the global market.

Defeating Tooth Flank Deformation

By: John Amendola, Sr.

Torque can take the shine off of your careful design, resulting in unwanted distortion. Certain modifications can be made to avoid such an outcome.

Steeling Savings with P/M Materials

By: Suresh Shah, Jerry Falleur, Ulf Engström & David Milligan

Cr-Mo powder-metal steels can be a cost-effective replacement for traditional Ni-Mo P/M steels. Here's the lowdown on the strengths of this impressive material.

Proven Processes for Improving Parts

By: Don Ortmann

The Iosso-FE and ZN coating processes lend themselves to a wide variety of parts, with gears being chief among them, leading to long life and economic benefits.
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Forging Foundations

By: The Forging Industry Association

The more you know about processes related to gear manufacturing, the more sound your decisions will be. The following is presented thanks to the Forging Industry...

The Methodology of Metallurgy

By: Wayne Reitz, Ph.D., PE,

As provided by a metallurgical consultant, an understanding of the makeup and characteristics of the materials you work with can improve your bottom line.

The Pressure's On for Decreased Distortion

By: Gerald D. Lindell

The goal is to do it well, and do it once, so it's both disheartening and expensive to discover a flawed product. That's why you should know about the benefits of...

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Holding the Line

By: David A. Stokely

Whatever your product line, there is a work holding device to fit your particular application. Here's a guided tour by a recognized authority.

A Revolution in Hobbing Technologies

By: Darryl Witte

Known for its commitment to innovative technologies, LMT-Fette, Inc., announces enhancements to its products, services, and physical footprint in the United States.

Calculating the Inverse of an Involute

In many variations on a central theme, the involute tooth form is used in a vast array of product designs. Read on for a discussion of two useful functions.
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Cylindrical Gear Conversions: AGMA to ISO

By: Dr. Gonzalo Gonzalez Rey, R. José Garcia Martin & P. Frechilla Fernández

The following is an in-depth examination of the conversion of cylindrical gears in the AGMA system to ISO standards with the addendum modification coefficient.

Motion: Impossible--Without the Right Lube

By: Dennis Woodley

Water is everywhere in the manufacturing--and operating--environment, and minuscule amounts can foul gearbox action. Choosing the right lubricant can minimize downtime.

A New Trend in Broaching Technology

By: Ken Nemec

An increase from around 2,500 to 7,500 parts between tool sharpenings is just one of the improvements provided by an innovative new design for broaching machines.
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The Case for a Common Standard

By: Dwight Smith

Every company creates its own environment, but when that hinders productivity, everybody loses. Read on for a convincing argument on embracing a common standard.

Hard Choices: Diamond or CBN?

By: Pavel Brazda Dpl. Ing.

A careful examination of the inherent properties of diamond and CBN will allow you to choose the best superabrasive for your particular grinding application.

Guarding Against Gearing Deviations

By: Dennis Gimpert

Learn about the new AGMA Gear Inspection Standard 2015-1-A01, with additions addressing profile and lead inspections including total, form, and slope deviations.
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Case Study: Hard Finishing at Nixon Gear

By: Sam Haines

Well-known for its hard finishing capabilities, Nixon Gear--a member company of Gear Motions--outlines its evolution toward earning a reputation for excellence.

Pure Powder, Pure Power!

By: Lars Taflin

ASP steels--now produced by the newly developed DVALIN process--from Erasteel help users manufacture efficient, long-lasting, precision machine tools.

SPECIAL SERIES: Layout Guides

By: Russell Beach

This series is intended to provide design engineers working on right angle geared applications with the knowledge necessary to further their work in-house with minimal input from...
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Company Profile: Mohawk Machinery, Inc.

For half a century this company has been buying and selling all manner of gear-manufacturing equipment, building strong and lasting relationships along the way.

Reverse Engineering the Right Way

By: Jim Marsch

It's an old machine, but it still works... until that crucial piece breaks down and the original drawings have been lost. Here's how to overcome that obstacle.

Coming Clean on Washing Technologies

By: Frank Pedeflous

As the gearing industry moves away from solvents, new technologies get parts cleaner, improving product quality and production efficiency.
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Company Profile: Repair Parts, Inc.

A vast selection of reconditioned machines, and decades of gear-manufacturing experience, allows RPI to provide turnkey packages for start-up operations.
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A New Standard in Gear Inspection

By: Dennis Gimpert

AGMA's new 2015 gear inspection standard is quite different from its predecessor. Read on to learn about the changes, including tips on their easy implementation.

The Straight Track on Gear Racks

By: Bill Haag, Sr.

To learn about gear racks, Moore Gear & Manufacturing may well be one of the best sources. Here's their take on the current state of the gear-rack art.

Allaying Failure with Nitrogen Alloy Bearings

By: Andreas Kopf, Dipl.-Ing

Better wear reduction and corrosion resistance are just a few of the benefits of using miniature and small-size ball bearings made of new nitrogen alloy steels.
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Company Profile: Transmecanica, S.A.

Over the past 32 years this company has established a solid reputation, which is now enhanced by its new U.S. branch office—TSA America, LLC.

Case Study: KAPP Technologies

By: Tom Lang

New orders meant that fulton precision need a better machine, and it chose the niles ZE 400 for its quality, versatility, and speed in producing parts. Here are the...

Motor City Magic

The results of a half-billion dollar renovation project will be readily apparent to those attending GEAR EXPO in Detroit next month. Read on to get a sense of what's in store.

The Fundamentals of Honing Filtration

By: Christopher J. Erato

Clean fluids lead to longer tool and equipment life. Learning about filter media and methods will help to bolster your bottom line.