Saturday, January 19, 2019

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Oil Quenchants – Understanding the Chemistry (Part II)

In this installment we will focus on base oils. Engineered quench oil is governed by the desired quenching performance; the necessary thermal and oxidative...

Controlling Distortion by Choosing the Right Materials

Perhaps the most costly factor in the manufacture of high-precision components like gears is that of unplanned dimensional changes or distortion of the final...

What Are You Made Of?

If you have ever sat down for Sunday dinner in an authentic Italian-American home, you know not to question the red sauce known as...

Q&A with Will Terry

What’s a typical day like as JTEKT Toyoda Americas Corporation’s product manager of special purpose machines — and the leading expert on the award-winning...

Oil Quenchants: Understanding the Chemistry (Part I)

Oil quenchants have been used extensively to harden steel in excess of 100 years. There are a wide variety of commercially available quenchants on...

Making the best selection

In today’s online dating world, you are asked several pointed questions in order to determine your perfect match. Just like human relationships, gears work...

Machinability and the Cost of Manufacturing Gears

When it comes to material-associated gear manufacturing costs, machining and gear-tooth cutting costs stand out as primary contributors. The gear blank and tooth machining...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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