Company Profile: Rave Gears

By: Tim Byrd

The story of RAVE Gears in Seguin, Texas, is a short one. But the roots of the company date back almost 30 years.

A Plastic Gear Design Update

Plastic provides great design freedom, allowing for gear configurations too difficult or expensive to create with metal.

Advances in Abrasive Technology for Grinding...

By: Michael Hitchiner, David Graham & Phil Plainte

Advances in wheel technology, especially those related to dressable vitrified bonds utilizing engineered ceramic grains, offer a significant shift in thinking of how to rough...

Gearing Up to a Better Chamfering and Deburring...

By: Karl-Josef Schaferling, Dipl.-Ing.

The chamfering and deburring of gears is often an undervalued process in gear production. However, it has a great influence on the usage characteristics of the work piece.

Go Big, Go Indexable

By: Todd Miller

Advanced carbide insert technology meshes with increased demand for large gears.

Cost Reduction Using Powder Metal for Pump and...

By: Bob Aleksivich & Ernie Wheeler

The powder metal process provides engineered components in just about every industry today, especially producing high quality gears of all types. The following article outlines...

Company Profile: Milwaukee Gear

By: Robin Yale Bergstrom

Milwaukee Gear may be old, but they keep their edge sharp by investing regularly in the latest technology. Plus, they've got some truly gifted machinists.

Precision Planetary Servo Gearheads

By: Gerhard Antony & Arthur Pantelides

Because of their versatility, as well as their ability to speed-up and automate the complex motion sequences, today's automated computer-controlled machineries, intelligent...

Meeting the Challenges of Measuring Large Parts

By: Dwight Smith & Hans-Helmut Rauth

Manufacturers of large gear inspection equipment have to meet a number of new challenges with respect to physical size, moving masses, and thermal effects.

Validation of a Model of the NREL Gearbox...

By: Dr. Christopher Halse, Zachary Wright & Dr. Ashley Crowther

Manufacturers, engineering consultants, and gear and bearing software providers are part of a program to model, build, simulate, and test gearboxes with a goal to improve...

The Future of Gear Bearing Technology

By: Tim Byrd & John Vranish

The high-load capacity of gear bearings can further reduce cost by enabling the use of less expensive, lower strength materials.

Enhancing Control of Distortion Through...

By: Dr. Volker Heuer, Dr. Klaus Loeser, Dr. Thorsten Leist, ALD & David Bolton

By applying the technology of Low Pressure Carburizing (LPC) and High Pressure Gas Quenching (HPGQ), the distortion caused by heat treatment can be significantly reduced.

AGMAs Wealth of Resources

By: Tim Byrd

The American Gear Manufacturers Association offers a seemingly endless stream of academia and networking opportunities for its members.

CASE STUDY: The Gleason Works

By: Viewpoint Systems, Inc. & Jim Campbell

Viewpoint Systems Improves Gear Finishing Using Real-Time Embedded Control System With NI RIO Hardware

Handling Twist

By: Thomas Weber

There is a lot to be said for the precise measuring methods that can be achieved right on the production machine, specifically on the 5-axes LFG.

Company Profile: Scot Forge

By: Tim Byrd

In today's "need it yesterday" world, Scot Forge produces parts better and faster—with a smile.

Casting, Forming, and Forging

By: Joe Davis

Gear manufacturers depend on machinery available, design specifications or requirements, cost of production, and type of material from which the gear is to be made.

Development of Novel CBN Grade for Electroplated...

By: Dr. Sridhar Kompella, Jim Fiecoat, Uppili Sridharan & Shuang Ji

The unique requirements of an electroplatable superabrasive CBN grit used in profile grinding of hardened steel gears, as well as the attributes and grinding behavior of a new...

A Field Case Study of 'Whining' Gear Noise in...

By: Yefim Kotlyar, Sam Mleczko, German Alonso Acosta & Marshall Guerra

A description of one helical gear application in which an improvement was achieved through the elimination of profile modification.

Company Profile: Carbide Tool Services

By: Tim Byrd

A leader in the niche indexable tool repair industry, Carbide Tool Services has progressed just as consistently as the cutting tools industry.

Workholding: A Vital Component of Gear...

By: Chris Brown

Machining quality gears begins with the right workholding solution. Gear workholding is, however, almost as complex as gears themselves, and often less understood.

Contemporary Gear Pre-Machining Solutions

By: Claus Kobialka, Dr.-Ing.

The optimization of each process can be achieved by the integration of different processes. This shows a high potential for the reduction of the lead time, as well as an...

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 Ph.D., 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: GŁnther 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.