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Services Profile: American Gear & Engineering

Dedication to both its customers and its employees is the formula that helps set American Gear & Engineering apart. Taking care of the customer is...

An Experimental and Analytical Comparison of the Noise Generated by Gears of Austempered Ductile...

Over the years, there have been many claims made concerning the relative noise performance of austempered ductile iron (ADI) versus steel as a gearing...

A Laser Focus on Leading-Edge Metrology

In the world of gear inspection, there are many factors to consider in understanding the needs of designers, manufacturers, and quality professionals. These include...

Can Shop Floor Measurement Actually Replace Gauges?

Quality assurance on the shop floor is an integral part of the production chain today. It involves comparing production results against the target results...

Harnessing Drive Data for Smart Process Design

Optimal interplay between innovative gear cutting tools and powerful bevel gear cutting machines results in highly productive cutting processes with extremely high, reproducible gear...

AGMA/ANSI/ISO Standards on Bevel and Hypoid Gears

This paper deals with gearings that operate (a) on intersected shafts and (b) on crossed shafts. The gearings that operate on intersected shafts are...

A New Wave in Virtual Machining

The custom nature of gears and the high cost of cutting tools have continued to put pressure on manufacturers to reduce the cost of...

Contact Ratio Optimization of Powder-Metal Gears

Powder metal (PM) alloys are becoming more of a solution for high-performance gears, not only because of part price but also because the technology...

The Bold New World of Chamfering and Deburring

If there’s a “red-headed step child” among the cylindrical gear manufacturing processes today, it’s chamfering and deburring. Since these operations historically add cost and...

Gear Expo 2017: What Drives You

Why attend? Explore new technologies from more than 200 exhibitors driving the market. Interact with leading suppliers of gears and gear systems. Take advantage...

Pre-Nitriding: A Means of Significantly Increasing Carburizing Throughput

Carburizing is a surface-hardening method that uses heated metal in a carbon-rich environment to increase carbon levels on the metal, via diffusion, for added...

Comparison of Tooth Interior Fatigue Fracture Load Capacity to Standardized Gear Failure Modes

Introduction Gears are case hardened to produce residual stresses at the surface — improving wear resistance, bending fatigue, and contact fatigue strength. These beneficial compressive...

INSPECTION & METROLOGY: Investing in Yourself

Everyone should make an effort to improve themselves. One of the best ways this can be done is through education. This allows growth, which...

INSPECTION & METROLOGY: The Payoff from Deploying Smart Gear Inspection Systems

Image 1: This diagram illustrates a simple gear process with key measurement gages indicated. A quality-control plan for parallel-axis gear manufacturing requires significant investment in...

TOOLING & WORKHOLDING: Larry McMillan

  How did Hainbuch get started? It's a very innovative company that's been in business since 1951. It started out making replacement collets. And that kind...

TOOLING & WORKHOLDING: The Perfect Symbiosis

The Swiss company, Reishauer, has shaped industrial history since its foundation in 1788. Originally, the company was set up as a smithy to make...

Turning to Rolling Bearings for Industrial Gearboxes

Rolling bearings play vital roles in supporting the shafts and gear wheels of industrial gearboxes and, often, several different bearing types will function in...

Impact of Surface Condition and Lubricant on Effective Gear Tooth Friction Coefficient

The impact of gear tooth surface roughness and advanced coatings on frictional losses in a gear mesh is of significant interest to the transmission...

The Internet of Gears: New Perspectives Through CMS

During the past decades, the capacity of production machinery increased continuously in nearly all industries. A doubling of the capacity in a time span...

Worm Screw High-Speed Manufacturing

This paper shows how to produce worm screws when your actual gear hobbing machine configuration has the hob axis perpendicular to the workpiece axis...
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