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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...

Back to basics with tempering (Part II)

After a part has been austenitized and quenched, it must be tempered. As was discussed previously , the purpose of tempering is to relieve...

Back to basics: The mechanism of quenching

Regardless of the product, it is likely that it is heat-treated and quenched. Engine components are heat-treated for wear and durability (Figure 1). Aircraft...

Standards in terminology for bevel gearing

If you still are digesting the acronyms in my April 2019 column, I apologize. As mentioned in that article, without a proper understanding of...

Q&A with Larry McMillan

What do you do in your position at Hainbuch America? I cover parts of Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan, and I promote Hainbuch sales. What advances in...

How to set up a vibratory bowl for gear finishing

This is the first in a multi-part series on vibratory processing of gears. This article is focused on machine set-up for optimal mass motion. Overview...

I graduated; now I am an engineer!?!

In my previous columns, I tried to connect real-world experiences with concepts of gearing in order to entertain and educate you, the reader. In...

Q&A with James Richards

What’s a typical day like for you at James Engineering? I usually get up and get in here a couple of hours ahead of everyone,...

Back to basics: Austempering and its advantages

In the previous articles, we discussed the processes of quench and temp, and martempering. In quench and tempering, the part is heated to the...

Back to basics: Martempering to reduce distortion

In the previous article, we discussed the principle of quench and temper, which is arguably the most common type of steel heat-treating. In this...
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