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Rapid Stress Relief and Tempering

Stress relief and tempering are important processes, but they are still conducted much as they have been for the past […]

Successful Plastic Gear Conversions

The conversion of a steel gear set to plastic is not a slam-dunk operation. A gear designer who is proficient […]

It’s All on the Surface

As manufacturers look to reduce cycle times, costs, and to improve the life of their products, many variables are considered […]

A New Tool Steel for Hot Forming Gears

Hot forming operations like forging, extrusion, hot upsetting, piercing, and any other operations involving deformation of solid hot metal place […]

Engineering Principles for Plastic Gears

Since founding Timco in 1967, I’ve been riding a steep learning curve regarding plastic materials and the machine parts that […]

Making “Cents” of Die Casting

For many applications, zinc alloy die cast gears provide an opportunity to dramatically cut manufacturing costs and improve part-to-part consistency. […]

A “Super Tool” for Superior Gear Blanks

It stays cool, it doesn’t produce problematic chips, it cuts with ease…it’s the Super Tool! Well, not really. It’s simply […]

The Details of Ductile Iron

Cast iron is generally thought of as a weak, dirty, cheap, brittle material that does not have a place in […]

The Power of Powder

Market demand for more cost-effective processes to produce higher-performance product continues to increase. To meet this reality, manufacturers who often […]

Fine Pitch Powder Metal Gears Using Stainless Steel Alloys

While the AGMA Powder Metallurgy gear committee has referenced 48 pitch as a working limit for fine pitch powder metal […]

Form Rolling for Finishing Powder Metal Gears

In this article we introduce a finish rolling process for sintered Fe alloy gears using a new CNC form rolling […]

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