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Company Profile: Kennametal, Inc.

A focus on gear manufacturing has resulted in a line of gashers, hobs, and end mills that will help this company's customers meet their production goals.

Putting Teeth into Gear Inspection

By: Belinda Jones

Today's measurement technology from Hexagon Metrology is up to the task of inspecting the complex forms of a wide variety of gears and related components.

Designing Powder Metal Gears

By: Anders Flodin, Christian Brecher, Dipl.-Ing. , Christof Gorgels, Dipl.-Ing. , Dipl.-Wirt.Ing Tobias Rothlingshofer & Dipl.-Ing. Jannik Henser

In this article Hoganas demonstrates some design aspects that can—and need to—be considered when working with powder metal gears.

A Portable Chamfering Powerhouse

By: Jay Adams

The Gear Chamfering Robot from Banyan Global Technologies is flexible enough to fit a broad range of gear modules while also meeting daily production requirements.

Company Profile: Davall Gears

Launched more than a century ago, this company has the institutional knowledge that allows it to tackle the most challenging custom gearbox and spiral gear-form designs.

Clamping Onto Increased Production

Versatile workholding solutions can decrease setup times and increase productivity, allowing gear manufacturers to improve process efficiency.

Integrated Heat Treating

By: Dr. Volker Heuer, Dr. Klaus Löser, Gunther Schmitt & Karl Ritter

Recent developments allow the integration of heat treatment into the gear manufacturing line and to synchronize heat treatment with gear machining.

Company Profile: JLM Systems, Ltd.

Developer of OILMISER technologies, this company provides clean and efficient fluid handling devices to customers found around the world.

Refurbishing Wind Turbine Gears

By: Gary J. Sroka Ph.D. & Dr. Ron Benson

Isotropic superfinishing represents a value adding, low cost option for refurbishing both case carburized and nitrided gears.

Alternatives to Gear Grinding

By: Sanjai Keshavan

Honing and cup wheel superfinishing can be a cost-effective and higher-quality alternative to gear bore and face grinding. Nagel Precision provides the details.

Reducing Gear Rattle

By: Mikel Janitz

The professionals at Muncie Power Products help you to address—and eliminate—gear noise/rattle one step at a time.

Increasing Efficiency with Synchronized Systems

By: John Meyer

Already known for its expertise in forging, castings, and a host of gear-manufacturing processes, Custom Gear upgrades with technologies provided by Reishauer and Siemens.

A Grinding Solution

By: John Donkers

A customer had a problem using their existing gears in a new application. Ontario Drive & Gear provided the solution. Here's how they did it.

The Case for Cold Rolling

By: Steven Van Dyck

For many gear and spline applications requiring high strength and a smooth surface finish, cold roll forming may be the preferred process.

Better Bevel Gear Production

By: Michael Hayes

Gleason's newly designed Phoenix 280C bevel gear cutting machine is faster and easier to use than ever before, providing dependability and boosting productivity.

Milling Tools for Bevel Gears

By: Guenter Wermeister

Close collaboration between industry partners creates efficient, productive, and high-quality solutions for gear milling, according to Sandvik Coromant.

Clamping Large Turned Parts

By: Steve Hartung

Many industries, such as renewable energy, require large parts, so machine shops should review their workholding equipment to make sure they're up to the task.

Company Profile: Lufkin Industries, Inc.

By: Russ Willcutt

Established more than a century ago in Texas, this company has evolved into a global entity known for its engineering, manufacturing, and testing expertise.

Essential Lubrication Aspects

By: Stefan Müller

Higher productivity and reduced machine tool life cycle costs can be achieved by considering total system efficiency, as Kluber Lubrication explains.

Expert Broaching Services

By: Matt Egrin

When it comes to servicing and remanufacturing broaching machines, there are very good reasons why you should contact the experts—like Broaching Machine Specialties.

Recommendations for Reverse Engineering

By: Charles D. Schultz

Reverse engineering can be just as demanding as original product development, presenting many of the same challenges. Here's a checklist for doing the job right.

Company Profile: Engineered Tools Corp.

A relative newcomer to the gear manufacturing market, this company is showing its respect for the industry by providing the best cutting tools available.

New Dimensions in Metrology

By: Rob Snoeijs

Nikon Metrology takes non-contact multi-sensor 3D metrology to the next level, realizing faster investigation and serial inspection by capturing full-part geometry with a...

Comparing AGMA and FEA Calculations

By: Dr. Vanyo Kirov

Developing technologies have made Finite Element Analysis software affordable for small gear companies. The following compares FEA calculations with AGMA standards.

Big Business in Large Gear Inspection

By: Michael Hayes

Gleason GMM analytical gear inspection systems with "big gear" capabilities are for gear manufacturers seeking to tap into the hottest industrial markets...

Company Profile: Seco Tools, Inc.

By learning about its customer's specific applications, this company is helping gear manufacturers increase productivity with state of the art cutting tool...

Cutting the Cables

By: Bob Harman

The benefits of going wireless extend far beyond simply eliminating cables, as you'll learn in this description of the new Marposs M1 Wave wireless gauge.

Take a PEEK at Polymer

By: Rod Kleiss

With the right design, plastic molded gears can exceed their metal brethren. The following article is a detailed examination of the approach taken by Kleiss Gears.

Troubleshooting Gear Noise

By: Dr. Michael F. Platten

Measuring gear transmission error inside a loaded, running gearbox is the perfect tool for detecting and diagnosing gear noise. Romax Technology explains.

A Solution for Gear Bore Accuracy

By: Phil Hanna

A new generation of machines from Sunnen has become the "ten millionths" solution for bore accuracy, providing OEMs with increased product performance.

Molded Plastic Gear Design

Basic differences between plastics and metals have important implications for gear and transmission designers. Ticona understands these differences, and discusses them...

A New Angle on Cutting Bevel Gears

By: Dr. Stephen P. Radzevich

With manufacturing processes in a constant state of evolution, the following technical paper describes a novel concept involving the enveloping cutting of straight bevel...

Company Profile: Kleiss Gears, Inc.

With an approach that's equal parts curiosity, expertise, and the willingness to outwork the competition, this company has become a leading source for polymer gearing.

Company Profile: Emerson Bearing Co.

More than a supplier of ball and roller bearings, this company provides its customers with invaluable resources for overcoming their manufacturing challenges.

Powder Metal Gear Conversion

By: Chris Gaulin

In recent years powder metal and process technologies have progressed so that high-strength gear applications have become achievable. Capstan Atlantic explains.

A Seal of Approval for Gearboxes

By: Colin Roberts

SKF's new rubber outside diameter radial shaft seals increase worm gear efficiency while also reducing temperature. Here's how one customer is benefiting.

Improvements in Precision Turning

By: Christer Richt

Precision machining of drivetrain components such as gear and blank faces is more efficient than ever before, requiring improved cutting tools from Sandvik Coromant.

Continuous Generation Grinding

By: Dennis Richmond

Precision gear manufacturers searching for a grinding machine that's fast, accurate, and reliable need to know about the RZ 260 from Reishauer.

CONIFACE Face Gear Cutting and Grinding

By: Dr. Hermann J. Stadtfeld

The new CONIFACE process, based on standard cutting tools and standard bevel gear machines, results in short cutting times comparable to straight CONIFLEX bevel gears.