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Machine Tool Builders

In today’s hyper-competitive marketplace, gear manufacturers are often faced with a difficult choice: either replace their older CNC machines with expensive new equipment, or...

Offering conveyor and filtration innovation

During the cutting process for gears, the chips that are stripped away from the final piece need to be transported from the machining process....

Horsburgh & Scott

Gears, by their very nature, are complex structures that have inserted themselves quite literally into almost all aspects of everyday life. And as the gearing...

Microbiological contamination and biostability in polymer quenchants

Biological issues such as bacteria and fungi can be a major issue when using polymer quenchants. Bacteria and fungi float in the air. When...

A deeper dive into perils of white papers, pseudo-technical articles

In our last Materials Matter column, I covered some of the risks associated with giving too much trust to gear surface finishing white papers...

Work in a post-COVID economy

This Tooth Tips column doesn’t deal directly with gears or how they work, but bear with me. What I hope it does is address...

Q&A with Frank Zerbicki

Avers Machine & Gear recently acquired Fox Tool & Manufacturing. What made this a good fit for both companies? When the previous owner started looking to sell Fox Tool, he was looking for a good...

Getting into gears: The difficulty of becoming a gear engineer with a standard educational...

A month ago, I sat down with Mark Frost, a master’s student studying robotics and automation at Oregon State University and the individual responsible...

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