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Q&A with Marc Vonderlage

What does Wickert do for the gear manufacturing industry? Wickert is a technical leader in the field of fixture hardening equipment and pressing systems. Our...

A primer on backlash, its purpose in gear designs

If gears are designed with a standard tooth proportion and are operating on a standard center distance, they would mesh ideally and would neither...

The state of the art of wind turbine gearboxes

Much has been written here about the global growth in the wind turbine industry. Today, more than 341,320 wind turbines are operating worldwide. In...

Heat treatment of powder metallurgy parts

The use of powder metallurgy (P/M) for the production of near-net shaped parts has increased in recent years due to performance gains, as well...

Q&A with Maeve McGoff

What do you do with Cincinnati Gearing Systems? My responsibilities include marketing, video production and graphic design, product videos, company videos, print and web advertising,...

Future of gear design relies on overcoming present

Increasing application demands and the need for higher performance mean the future is coming fast for gear designs. The next generation of gear engineers...

Safe operation of endothermic atmospheres

In the last column, we discussed the importance of making sure that the endothermic atmosphere was the right composition to ensure proper heat treatment....

Converting to linear motion using rack and pinion

As the summer heat builds, we all look forward to the annual family vacation. Whether the trip takes us to the mountains, or to...

Q&A with Curtis Dick

Tell us about Riverside Spline and Gear Inc.’s place in the gear manufacturing industry? We consider ourselves the industry leader in the job shop arena....

Worms and worm wheels – a primer

First published in 1973, the novel How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell tells the story of Billy and his desire to win...

Endothermic atmospheres used for heat treating

During heat treatment, the part experiences different temperature regimes (Figure 1). Atmospheres are used in heat treating to protect the part from scaling at...

Increasing surface contact with ground gears

Older drivers probably owned a car during a time when most automobiles in the United States had a manual transmission. For those people, learning...

Forging the next generation in gear quality

Forging and casting are commonly used processes in gear manufacturing. While both provide product close to near net shape, forging offers several benefits casting...

Water in oil-based quenchants can be problematic

The continuing retirement of “old hands” in the heat treatment industry has a growing generation of operators, supervisors, and engineers not knowing the severe...

Q&A with Erik Spurling

What do you do with FCG? I am director of sales for Forest City Gear. My primary responsibility is to add structure and greater efficiency...

Cones are not just for ice cream

At this time of year, as we are transitioning from the doldrums of winter through the rebirth of spring and the eventual sunshine of...

Corrective actions for degraded quench oil

  In the past several columns, the various components of a quench oil have been described. Illustrations on how the various components, such as the...

Optimizing gear performance

Throughout the past several months, our technology experts at TimkenSteel have discussed various topics in Materials Matter around steel used in the gear industry...

Q&A with Douglas Beerck

How has Gleason advanced gear metrology in the past 15 years? Gleason Metrology Systems joined the Gleason organization as M&M Precision Systems in June 2005....

Q&A with Kris Renner

What’s a typical day like at Slater Tools? A typical day at Slater is very busy and productive. In the front office, our technical staff...
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