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Calculating Tooth Form Transmission Error

The variation of the tooth meshing stiffness is a primary source of noise. In production lines for gear manufacturing in […]

The Case for a Common Standard

This article is an open invitation to all gear designers and others who specify gear manufacturing tolerances, and those who […]

Reverse Engineering the Right Way

Reverse engineering–the deconstruction and analysis of an object for the purpose of constructing a copy or replacement of the original […]

Control Solutions for Maximized Manufacturing

American gear manufacturing companies are under increasing pressure to maximize productivity while reducing cost and obtaining consistent quality parts in […]

An Animated Approach to Plotting Profiles

Trochoid Spiral (TS) and Epitrochoidal Spiral (ETS) curves and special flash animations were developed by the author in 2004 and […]

The Sensitive Side of Computer-Aided Design

Context sensitive assistance facilitates the integration of design and manufacturing. Context sensitive assistance in computer aided design systems may be […]

The Attributes of Loaded Gear Tooth Modeling: Part Two

As I mentioned in the first installment of this article (please see June 2005 issue of Gear Solutions magazine), I’m […]

Grinding Guidelines for Superior Surfaces

During the past year the gear industry has seen growth in hard machining, a trend which is expected to continue […]

Designing Gears Through the Years

In the past 50 years, we’ve certainly come a long way in terms of our gear design and problem-solving capabilities. […]

An Optimized Approach to Straight Bevel Gear Design

The optimal–or “rational”–design of gears can be a challenge due to the high number of variables, limitations, and interrelationships involved. […]

Superior Grinding: Design by Drake

Sometimes a new machine is just destined to happen. Markets evolve, new technologies emerge, and an experienced machine tool builder […]

KAPP’s Combined Process for Automotive Applications

The KAPP Group has recently introduced a combined process for the hard finishing of transmission gears for the automotive industry […]

Precision and Automation Reign at Reishauer

The last two decades have brought about an evolution in automotive gear manufacturing. It was apparent 10 years ago that […]

Moving Measuring to the Machine

Take a peek into the machining cells at progressive large-volume gear manufacturers these days and you’ll likely see more measuring […]

A New Design for Dry Hobbing Gears

In recent years, environmental safety requirements have been raised around the world, and many companies are seeking to acquire ISO14000 […]

Direct Digital Simulation Modeling

Direct Digital Simulation (DDS) is a universal method for computer modeling of gear design manufacturing and analyses. Unlike the commonly […]

Animated CAD Solutions for Gear Mechanism Design

Two-dimensional and 3D CAD programs have continually lessened the role of the engineer in the actual process of designing gears, […]

Methods of Hob Maintenance

Deciding on the benefits of in-house hob sharpening depends on a number of factors that gear manufacturers are faced with […]

Sophisticated Software for Real-Time Data Retrieval

In an age of information systems, we have immediate access to everything from our e-mail to the Internet. Gear manufacturers […]

Determining the Source of Gear Whine Noise

Gear whine noise, particularly in consumer products such as motor vehicles and appliances, is an important and annoying problem. This […]

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