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Company Profile: Slater Tools

By: Tim Byrd

A major player in the screw machine tooling industry in the 1960s, Slater Tools later patented the first rotary broach tool holder system and has since become synonymous with...

Precision Broaching of Gears Large and Small

By: Roger Luszczewski

The proper use of precision broaches is just as important as material choice and design specifications. Learning the proper way to broach will make all the difference.

The Effect of the Surface Roughness Profile on...

By: Gary J. Sroka, Dr. Ron Benson & Matt Bell

The roughness profile of metal-to-metal contacting parts is one of the most important characteristics in making mechanical systems more durable and energy efficient.

Company Profile: RedViking Engineering

By: Tim Byrd

"The challenges that we meet everyday well exceed what most engineers have to face. The rewards for meeting those challenges are terrific."

How to Minimize Downtime, Repair Costs, and...

By: Dan Rosseljong

A commitment to maintain your gearbox is paramount for this to work economically. When you devise a plan to maintain your gearbox, your return on investment will be realized...

Company Profile: Kinefac Corporation

By: Tim Byrd

A tight-knit family environment and a commitment to excellence has kept this Worcester, MA company ahead of the curve for 50 years.

Saving Time and Cost for Intricate Gear Peening

By: Ruthann Browning

Precision shot peening eliminates the need for masking and reduces distortion. An efficient upgrade from traditional shot peening, it also reduces labor and process time.

Analysis of Ripple on Noisy Gears

By: Günther Gravel

Ripple analysis provides a tool that aids in the search for the causes of noise and can also be used for production monitoring in the case of known vibration problems.

Company Profile: Custom Gear & Machine, Inc.

By: Tim Byrd

The Illinois-based Custom Gear's manufacturing process was designed to maximize efficiency without sacrificing quality, and their focus is simple: Making high-class...

Company Profile: Comco Inc.

By: Sherri Mabry

Fast-growing California-based Comco is developing new processes for precision performance.

Electric Furnaces Complement Heat Treat...

By: Bob Edwards & Vic Strauss

Gear manufacturers find that furnaces heated by electric elements routinely harden, anneal and stress relieve gears, while reducing thermal processing costs.

The Surgeon and the Gear Maker

By: Robin Yale Bergstrom

The very best surgeons perform the most difficult procedures—those requiring extreme skill, precision, deftness and experience. The same is true of the very best gear...

New Cutter Heads Increase Tool Life

By: Dr. Hermann J. Stadtfeld

Highly productive cutter heads with new clamp blocks allow movement of the blades axially for higher productivity and enhanced production stability.

Calculating Inverse of Involute Angle in...

By: Aditya P. Khemka

Gear calculations can be determined using Excel Circular Referencing, but users should know how to form correct equations and the limits of input for the equation yield to...

Epicyclic Load Sharing Map-Application As a...

By: Avinash Singh, Ph.D.

In this paper, the concept of an Epicyclic Load Sharing Map (ELSM) will be explained. The ELSM is a physics-based tool that is derived from a physical explanation of the...

Measurement System Analysis (MSA)

A Gage R&R study is used to quantify the inherent variation of all components compromising the measurement system selected for a task.

Company Profile: Willman Industries, Inc.

By: Sherri Mabry

Specializing in no bake, green sand, and grey iron ductile castings. Willman Industries Inc., is a full-service jobbing foundry that offers design, patternmaking,...

Understanding and Preventing Surface Distress

By: G.E. Morales-Espejel, V. Brizmer & K. Stadler

Surface distress in industrial applications is a phenomenon associated with poor lubrication and other mechanical aspects that generate high local friction and stress.

Gear Lubrication - Stopping Micropitting by Using...

By: Michael Hochmann & Hermann Siebert

Different high-performance gear oils were examined on an FZG back-to-back gear test rig to determine if changeover to these high-performance gear oils could stop micropitting...

Big Gear Inspection is Booming

A recent expansion and investment in a precision gear inspection system is helping this Wisconsin company meet customer needs for high quality, fast delivery, and quality control.

Company Profile: Buffalo Gear, Inc.

By: Russ Willcutt

Since 1962 this company has been a family affair, earning its reputation as a trusted supplier to its many loyal customers.

Continuous Generating Gear Grinding

By: Prof. Dr. Fritz Klocke, Dr. Markus Brumm & Jan Reimann

A report on new possibilities in the process design and analysis of continuous generating gear grinding.

The Case for Grinding Perfection

By: Christine Isenmann

QUICKPOINT grinding machines from JUNKER allow end users to streamline production and increase productivity.

Applications for Self-Locking Gears

By: Dr. Alexander L. Kapelevich & Dr. Elias Taye

Self-locking gears prevent backdriving and inertial driving, and they may find applications in a wide variety of industries.

Company Profile: Penna Flame Industries

By: Russ Willcutt

Embracing robotic technology—and involving local college students in designing the cells—this company is a resource for its customers and the surrounding...

A New Material for High-Speed Hobbing

By: Thomas Falk

The SpeedCore material for cutting tools developed by LMT Fette provides longer service life and increased production capacities.

High Performance Gear Milling

By: Christer Richt

As demands for quality and efficiency increase, Sandvik Coromant responds with new designs, materials, and tooling for enhanced gear milling productivity.