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You Say You Want a Lubrication Revolution?

By using water as a functional component in specialty lubricants, there is a whole new range of opportunities that can employ the revolutionary properties...

Forward thinking about reverse engineering

When approaching a project requiring reverse engineering, questions must be asked that may seem simplistic, but will determine the failure or success of your...

New  technologies pay major dividends

In order that productivity can be realized, gear producers need systems designed for simplifying and automating common tasks so that less experienced workers can...

 Addressing internal integrity

Gear inspection is a critical aspect for producing a quality product. Jesse Garant of Jesse Garant Metrology Center recently sat down with Gear Solutions...

Evaluating the Unknown Geometry of High Accuracy Gearing

By Prasmit Kumar Nayak, A. Velayudham and C. Chandrasekaran Evaluation of geometry of used and broken gear is a seldom practice followed in the fields...

Driving Gear Development

Ask Chuck Chandler, plant manager at SEW Eurodrive USA in Lyman, South Carolina, about the range of applications for the spiral bevel gear units...

Gear Tooth Strength Analysis of High Pressure Angle Cylindrical Gears

The gear tooth strength of high pressure angle gears is studied and compared with that of conventional pressure angle gears. The comparison is carried...

Meeting Manufacturing Tolerances with FE-Based Design

By Prof. Dr.-Ing. C. Brecher, Dr.-Ing. C. Löpenhaus, Julian Theling, Marius Schroers, and Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Piel Tooth flank modifications are used to optimize the excitation...

Continuous improvement in generating gear grinding

With many years of development, generating gear grinding is at a highly evolved point. It is no longer a question of any mainline gear...

Lubrication and wear in forging

Both hot and cold forging are batch-type processes in which steady-state conditions are never fully achieved and the initial lubricant supply must perform adequately...

A Competitive Edge Starts at the Spindle

Despite some 750,000 CNC mills put into service in the United States over the past 15 years, CNC machining job shops often hover at...

Choosing a Resharpening Resource

On a per-unit basis, the overall cost of cutting tools in a gear cutting process boils down to only a few percentage points. As...

Effects of Asymmetric Cutter Tip Radii on Gear Tooth Root Bending Stress

By Dr. Abdullah Akpolat, Dr. Nihat Yildirim, Burak Sahin, Omer Yildirim, Bulent Karatas, and Fatih Erdogan Tooth root fillet is the maximum bending stress concentration...

Introducing the New Blue

Gear manufacturers today must turn on a dime to meet fast-changing customer demand and marketplace conditions with faster production of smaller lot sizes. More...

Induction Gear Hardening: Part 2

This is the second installment of a two-part article on induction hardening of gears and gear-like components. Part 1 was published in the February...

Root Fillet Optimization of Gears with Asymmetric Teeth

By Dr. A.L. Kapelevich and Dr. Y.V. Shekhtman The Direct Gear Design method optimizes various parameters and elements of gear tooth geometry to achieve the...

Improving the Friction Power of Gears and Bearings

A machine that runs endlessly without any wear and frictional losses — who wouldn’t dream of that? Unfortunately, such a machine does not exist...

CFD Simulation of Power Losses and Lubricant Flows in Gearboxes

Printed with permission of the copyright holder, the American Gear Manufacturers Association, 1001 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 500, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. Statements presented in...

Induction Gear Hardening

Over the years, gear manufacturers have increased their knowledge of the production of quality gears and gear-like components. This knowledge has led to many...

Choosing a Planetary Gearhead

From CGI Inc. staff When a motor is being designed into a motion control system, all too often the benefits of a gearhead are realized...
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