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Q&A with Alan Miller

What’s a typical day like for you at BIG KAISER? As the engineering manager, I help guide the engineering department. I’m also hands-on as we...

Four basic types of fracture mechanisms

When a component fails, the fracture surface of the broken component can tell a great deal regarding the mechanism of failure. It can often...

Roughness measurement tips: The scratch pad

From the perspective of the shop floor environment, the previous Materials Matter column “Roughness Measurement Tips: 2 V 5” discussed the contact stylus 2-micron...

Crossed helical gearing a.k.a. screw gears

A common refrain from my childhood was “if you keep crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck like that!” It never did...

Roughness measurement tips: 2- vs. 5-micron

I’ve written three articles on gear flank roughness measurement for this magazine (Materials Matter; January 2016 and February 2016, and an issue-focus article in...

Cost, cleanliness, carbon footprint affect quenchant

Vegetable oils are seeing increased interest as quenchants for steel because of low carbon footprint, a renewable resource, and the ability to reclaim/recycle into...

Internal ring gears – design and considerations 

When one is under a great deal of stress, they have a choice to either internalize the stress or to express it. Some express...

Q&A with Osny Fabricio

What do you do with Oerlikon Balzers? I’m the Head of Cutting Tools for the Americas. That means that I am responsible for the cutting...

Q&A with Adam Gimpert

Helios is a new name in the gear manufacturing industry. What do you do? The name is relatively new, but our company has supplied machines...

Q&A with MPT Expo attendees

The Motion + Power Technology Expo 2019 is scheduled to hit Detroit, Michigan, October 15-17. The show will bring thousands of industry experts and...

Quench system monitoring requirements in AMS 2759G

AMS 2759G Heat Treatment of Steel Parts, General Requirements was adopted April 23, 2019. This important aerospace specification governs the heat treatment of...

Tips to increase vibratory performance during gear polishing

In our final article in this series on gear polishing using vibratory equipment, let’s take a look at some troubleshooting tips to increase the...

Gear mesh and tooth modifications 

As we march through this thing that we all call life, we look to find our perfect partner — that singular person that perfectly...

Reclamation and recycling of quench oil

Because of the cost, many captive and commercial heat treaters are looking at reclaiming or recycling their quench oil as a method of saving...

Vibratory media composition vs. attrition and density

The third in our multi-part series on vibratory processing of gears is focused on understanding how media of different compositions have varying attrition rates...

Q&A with MPT Expo attendees

The Motion + Power Technology Expo 2019 is scheduled to hit Detroit, Michigan, October 15-17. The show will bring thousands of industry experts and...

What is a gear engineer?

When you are a young person, perhaps 4 or 5 years old, someone might ask, “What would you like to be when you grow...

What do you do? I sell gears!

This year, my 11-year-old daughter asked me to be one of the parents who presented their profession on career day. She is very proud...

Selecting media for optimum vibe bowl gear finishing

The second in our multi-part series on vibratory processing of gears is focused on the selection of media that will be used to improve...

Q&A with T.J. Boudreau

What’s a typical day like for you at Weiler? I wished there was a typical day — no such thing really.  Our team does...
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