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The Sensitive Side of Computer-Aided Design

By: Ranga Narayanaswami, Ph.D.

Based on design intent, context-sensitive CAD assistance utilizes in-process parameters that lead to better results--no matter the type of gear being produced.

New Powder Applications

By: Richard Slattery

High-performance alloys, precisely controlled processes, and state of the art engineering methods have led to significant growth in the P/M industry.

Special Section: Keyseating

In the market for keyseating equipment? With many years of experience—and new innovations available—these are the companies to call.

Company Profile: CST-Cinti

Whether you're in Dallas or Dublin, there's a source in Cincinnati that can provide you with excellent gears, and the expertise to back them up.

An Elementary Guide to Gear Inspection

By: Dennis Gimpert

In addition to checking part size and quality, gear inspection provides insights into the manufacturing process itself, insuring that your own procedures are properly controlled.

Company Profile: Moore-Addison

A musician by training, and at heart, the president of this company is equally drawn to the beauty and precision of a well-made plastic part.

Successful Plastic Gear Conversions

By: Richard R. Kuhr

Are you thinking of converting, but still sitting on the fence between metal and plastic gearing? The following article may prove to be the tipping point toward plastics.

Rapid Stress Relief and Tempering

By: Mario Grenier, Roger Gingras & G.E. Totten

New equipment designs for stress relief and tempering processes can help you lower costs and achieve greater productivity.

Company Profile: Process Equipment Co.

From automation systems, to high-speed pulse welding, to fabricating and gear metrology, Process Equipment helps its customers surpass their manufacturing goals.

It's All on the Surface

By: Brett Watkins

New materials and technologies are changing the process of surface finishing, leading to improved performance, less gear noise, and enhanced part life.

The Brilliance of Broaching

By: Mark Vian

To learn about broaching, who better to turn to than The Broach Masters? Read on to revisit the important attributes of this well-known process.

Company Profile: The Gear Works

With a reputation built on 60 years of success stories, The Gear Works continues to grow with the introduction of its well-equipped new Gearbox Repair and Test Facility.

The Whirling Process for Internal Threads

By: Ralph Wehmann

With the advent of "internal whirling," Leistritz has introduced an innovative new way to machine internal threads, thereby increasing efficiency, productivity, and quality.

A New Tool Steel for Hot Forming Gears

By: Ed Tarney

The need for a high hardness, wear resistant die steel for hot forming has gone largely unanswered--until now, with the advent of CPM 1V.

Profile Relief and Noise Excitation in Helical...

By: Donald R. Houser, Ph.D. & Jonny Harianto

The microgeometry of mated teeth is at the core of excess noise in helical gears. Here are the latest findings from The Ohio State University's Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise...

Company Profile: Canada Broach

Celebrating its 10th year, Canada Broach has grown from a one-man operation with a single grinder to one with 45 machines and 9,000 square feet of manufacturing space.

Getting a Grip on Diaphragm Chucks

By: Sidney Roth

Consistency, efficiency, accuracy: all words that apply to the diaphragm chuck, as well as the benefits you will realize should you introduce them into your manufacturing process.

TWIN Blade--A Cut Above the Rest

By: Karl-Martin Ribbeck & Dr.-Ing. Hartmut Müller

In the search for optimizing cutting performance, not only do improvements in the surface coating have to be considered, but also the use of the existing cutting edges.

Company Profile: Gear Manufactuing, Inc.

By: Gary Smith

A classic entrepreneurial success story, GMI has experienced substantial growth nearly every year it's been in business, and it's just broken another record in...

Deburring, Defined

By: Mike Magee

The DEBURRING process allows parts to perform as they were designed to, eliminating unwanted elements that hinder their productivity.

Inside Splines

By: Dan Seger

Any device that transfers rotary motion from one point to another probably relies on a spline, so it's a good bet that we use them on a near-daily basis. Read on to learn more...

Company Profile: Gerhardt Gear Co.

By: Russ Willcutt

With customers ranging from NASA--for which it built parts for the Mars rovers--to off-road vehicle enthusiasts, Gerhardt Gear truly is a different kind of gear company.

Are Energy Answers Blowing in the Wind?

By: Sandor J. Baranyi

Wind farming--already a viable energy source in Europe and some U.S. states—may present a promising new market for gear manufacturers. Here's a progress report...

Designing Gears Through the Years

By: Joseph R. Mihelick, P.E.,

A glance back to the early days of gear design will give you a newfound appreciation for the equipment and technology that speeds your progress through an average workday.

Company Profile: Kreiter Geartech

By: Russ Willcutt

Just a few years away from celebrating its 100th anniversary, Kreiter Geartech continues to prosper as a world-class manufacturer of high-speed custom gearing.

Company Profile: B&R Machine and Gear Corp.

By: Russ Willcutt

A family run operation in the truest sense, B&R Machine and Gear bases its success on the simplest of themes: honesty, delivery, customer service, and quality.

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Company Profile: Raycar Gear & Machine Co.

By: Russ Willcutt

Paying attention to details and growing in a methodical manner has allowed Dan Schwartz to break from the pack and emerge as an American success story.

Making "Cents" of Die Casting

By: Stuart Burke

Cost savings, a streamlined production process, and increased quality are only a few of the reasons why die casting is an excellent alternative for manufacturing small gears.

Engineering Principles for Plastic Gears

By: Rudy Walter

In many instances, plastic materials perform markedly better than do metals—especially in gears. Read on to learn the details that will allow you to make the best choice...

A "Super Tool" for Superior Gear Blanks

By: Fritz F. Greulich

With benefits including no heat buildup or chip problems, rotary saw cutting has emerged as the premier process for producing quality gear blanks.

Company Profile: Clarke Gear Co.

By: Russ Willcutt

From humble beginnings, Clarke Gear has spent the past 50 years building its reputation—and its success—on a passion for manufacturing.

The New Face of a Fine Fellows

By: Tim Helle

Since its acquisition of the Fellows Corporation, Bourn & Koch has breathed new life into a well-known and respected product line with the HS650 Gearless Shaper.

Back to the Broaching Future

By: Matt Egrin

A fascinating history of the broaching process—and how old techniques have been made new again—by the industry expert, Broaching Machine Specialties Co.

Expert Advice on Expanding Mandrels

By: Chip Brettell

The original expanding mandrel was patented by William J. LeCount in 1847, so there's no better source of advice than the president of LeCount, Inc.

Company Profile: Bourn & Koch, Inc.

By: Russ Willcutt

With capabilities ranging from designing unique machines to remanufacturing and retrofitting, Bourn & Koch continues its tradition as a true industry innovator.

Superior Grinding: Design by Drake

By: Jim Vosmik

Looking for an affordable, rapid setup alternative to the traditional gear grinding process? Drake's new GS:G2 has the flexibility to handle a variety of grinding roles.

KAPP's Combined Process for Automotive...

By: Tom Lang

Innovation is a must in today's competitive manufacturing environment, so KAPP has designed machines that are coupled to provide grinding and Coroning in a single automated...