Saturday, November 17, 2018

Departments

Q&A with Tom Treuden

Butler Gear Enterprises, LLC, is under new ownership, correct? Correct, we are happy to announce we are under new ownership as of February 15, 2017....

Contamination of polymer quenchants in induction hardening

Induction hardening is a common and effective method of achieving a hard, wear-resistant surface without carburizing or nitriding. It is used extensively to harden...

The Zen of Gear Design

The feeling of Zen is one that we all can aspire to. Through practice and self-reflection, we can work toward being centered and grounded....

Enhanced Steel Performance During Vacuum Carburizing of Gears

Many references cover the history and development of low-pressure carburizing, colloquially known as vacuum carburizing, so we’ll start our discussion with the motivations of...

Q&A with Brian Dengel

What’s a typical day like for you at KHK? I handle from soup to nuts so there is no ‘typical’ day. As the general manager...

Q&A with Tony Werschky

What are your duties with Delta Research? I was formerly vice president of sales, and now I’m vice president of operations for Delta Research, which...

The Effects of Microstructure and Hardenability on Distortion

Distortion is a worldwide problem in heat-treating, and has ramifications in part quality, additional manufacturing costs, and part performance. The cost implications are immense....

Use of Clean Steels

Manufacturers can benefit greatly  by using gear steels that provide consistent quality and can minimize their manufacturing costs. The next few articles in the...

Pitch-Perfect Gear Design

The pitch of a gear is defined as the distance between two identical points on two adjacent gear teeth. Ideally, it is measured at...

Materials Modeling for Better Gear Design and Performance

Prior articles in this series have highlighted the importance of clean steels as they relate to gear design and preventing premature component failures. Discussions...

Under Pressure

The pressure angle of a gear is defined as the angle formed by the radial line and the line tangent to the profile at...

How Parts Cleaning Maximizes Heat Treatment

The demands of heat-treated goods are increasing. Not only do they have to meet property and straightness requirements, but they also have to meet...

Q&A with Vince Marlowe

What is Mijno-USA’s mission? Our mission is to provide custom gear drive solutions, driven by our passion and expertise, to serve the customer above and...

Increasing Gear Set Power Density

Increasing the power density of your gear sets allows you to develop durable gear sets with an existing design but higher horsepower and torque...

Calculating the Weighted Average Load and Life for Bearings

In most gearbox applications, there is not one single torque and speed that the gearbox operates at but a series of torques and speeds...

Surface Engineering of Steels: Understanding Carburizing

Carburizing is the addition of carbon to the surface of low carbon steels. It is generally accomplished at temperatures between 850 - 1000°C. Once...

Q&A with Zach Fehler

Tell us about Gearench and its core philosophy. Gearench™ was founded in Houston, Texas, in 1927 and relocated to Clifton, Texas, in 1978. We currently...

Q&A with Anne Miner

What are the origins of the Diablo team? Most Diablo employees worked in some capacity at BeaverMatic Heat Treating in Rockford, Illinois, before it closed...

Heat Treatment of AISI 52100 For Bearing Applications

Bearings are crucial to our industrial life. They are found in virtually all industrial applications from wind bearings to aircraft engines. They are found...

Power Density; Why Steel Cleanness Matters

As early as the mid-1980s, the concept of mechanical“power density” was introduced based, in part, on the use of clean steel. Today, the demands being...
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