Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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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...

Optimizing Gear Performance

Our technology experts at TimkenSteel have discussed various topics in Materials Matter around steel used in the gear industry – clean steel and why...

Is it Strong Enough?

While walking through a field of wildflowers one might find a feather nestled amongst the flora. The feather is light, airy and delicate. Beneath...

Oil Quenchants – Understanding the Chemistry (Part III)

In the last two installments, the effects of base oil and additives on the performance of quench oil were described. In Part III, the...

Q&A with Mike Helm

What are your duties with Oerlikon Fairfield? What’s 
a typical day like for you? I am responsible for our manufacturing engineering that supports our shop...

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...
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