Articles By Justin Michaud


Materials Matter: Isotropic Superfinishing

Surface finishing technology, including the specific technique of isotropic superfinishing, is gaining interest in the gear industry due to its importance in maximizing component performance.

Materials Matter: Gear Surfaces and Operational Performance

While the surface of a gear comprises only a fraction of the component’s overall mass, its physical properties impact the performance of that component in operation.

Materials Matter: Lambda Ratio

Surface roughness must be accurately characterized in order for the lambda ratio to be a completely effective tool.

Materials Matter: Additive Manufacturing: Challenges, Possibilities, and the Gear Industry

Additive manufacturing is a technology with a great deal of potential to affect the gear industry as well as manufacturing at large, but there are challenges for it to overcome if this impact is to occur.