The story of RAVE Gears in Seguin, Texas, is a short one. But the roots of the company date back almost 30 years.
Historically, there were two main ways to make a bevel gear. In the past five years, things have changed significantly.
Advances in wheel technology, especially those related to dressable vitrified bonds utilizing engineered ceramic grains, offer a significant shift in thinking of how to rough shape a gear form.
Plastic provides great design freedom, allowing for gear configurations too difficult or expensive to create with metal.
These spline experts have built long-term relationships by anticipating needs and exceeding expectations.
For these rebuilding experts, attention to detail comes standard with every purchase.
This family-operated Edmonton gear company’s rich history is evident in its work ethic and substantial product line.
Advanced carbide insert technology meshes with increased demand for large gears.
The powder metal process provides engineered components in just about every industry today, especially producing high quality gears of all types. The following article outlines just one application segment: precision pump and metering gears from powder metal.
When we talk about the broad and common operation of slot milling, the name of the game is chip thinning.
The chamfering and deburring of gears is often an undervalued process in gear production. However, it has a great influence on the usage characteristics of the work piece.
Milwaukee Gear may be old, but they keep their edge sharp by investing regularly in the latest technology. Plus, they’ve got some truly gifted machinists.
Because of their versatility, as well as their ability to speed-up and automate the complex motion sequences, today’s automated computer-controlled machineries, intelligent robots, and majority of the modern automated equipment’s use highly dynamic servo-motors.
Micro Skiving: Precision Finishing of Hardened Small Diameter Fine Module/Pitch Gears, Splines, and Serrations
On their AF100 AF101 and new AF110 CNC high speed gear hobbing machining centers, Affolter Technologies S.A. offers the option of -Skiving (micro Skiving).
Composite bronze worm gear blank technology is a reliable, off-the-shelf cost savings solution that can be quickly evaluated and adopted.
While often overlooked, workholding can play a vital role for customers interested in maximizing production performance.
With a standard, full 5-axis multi-tasking machine, shops can cost-effectively process all of their larger, low-volume parts, including the occasional spiral bevel gear sets.
The attraction of dressable CBN wheels over single layer CBN wheels, for gear grinding especially, is the ability to make profile corrections.
In the post-WWII landscape of Germany, the foundation of Liebherr was laid in 1949 on an invention borne out of necessity.
A discussion of the stress distribution, modeled in a dynamic simulation environment, on the rotating parts of cycloidal reducer.
It began more than 100 years ago: The story of skiving.
Joe Franklin explains that AGMA is a catalyst, a non-competitive environment for people to meet and develop the best standards they can, documenting best business practices in the process.
Manufacturers of large gear inspection equipment have to meet a number of new challenges with respect to physical size, moving masses, and thermal effects.
Manufacturers, engineering consultants, and gear and bearing software providers are part of a program to model, build, simulate, and test gearboxes with a goal to improve reliability and reduce the cost of energy.
Collecting awards along the way for growth, community, and R&D, Ambrell has responded to the needs of the induction heating market since its inception.
By applying the technology of Low Pressure Carburizing (LPC) and High Pressure Gas Quenching (HPGQ), the distortion caused by heat treatment can be significantly reduced.
The American Gear Manufacturers Association offers a seemingly endless stream of academia and networking opportunities for its members.
The high-load capacity of gear bearings can further reduce cost by enabling the use of less expensive, lower strength materials.
“Customers don’t want machine tools. They want quality parts out the door, from day one.”
The refinement of coatings is not just a response to requirements imposed by manufacturing technologies. It also delivers decisive advances with respect to cost-effectiveness and manufacturing reliability.
There is a lot to be said for the precise measuring methods that can be achieved right on the production machine, specifically on the 5-axes LFG.
An effort to help the industrial sector manage the projected demand through the use of energy efficient synthetic gear lubricants, which would maximize the energy available to meet demand.
Viewpoint Systems Improves Gear Finishing Using Real-Time Embedded Control System With NI RIO Hardware
In today’s “need it yesterday” world, Scot Forge produces parts better and faster—with a smile.
The unique requirements of an electroplatable superabrasive CBN grit used in profile grinding of hardened steel gears, as well as the attributes and grinding behavior of a new CBN developed specifically for this application, are discussed.
A description of one helical gear application in which an improvement was achieved through the elimination of profile modification.
Gear manufacturers depend on machinery available, design specifications or requirements, cost of production, and type of material from which the gear is to be made.
A leader in the niche indexable tool repair industry, Carbide Tool Services has progressed just as consistently as the cutting tools industry.
The optimization of each process can be achieved by the integration of different processes. This shows a high potential for the reduction of the lead time, as well as an increased level of workpiece quality.
A gear-milling method in which the tool path, instead of the tool shape, determines the gear.
Machining quality gears begins with the right workholding solution. Gear workholding is, however, almost as complex as gears themselves, and often less understood.
A major player in the screw machine tooling industry in the 1960s, Slater Tools later patented the first rotary broach tool holder system and has since become synonymous with rotary broaching.
The proper use of precision broaches is just as important as material choice and design specifications. Learning the proper way to broach will make all the difference.
The roughness profile of metal-to-metal contacting parts is one of the most important characteristics in making mechanical systems more durable and energy efficient.
The transmission is one of the key components on through which, thanks to the clever design of all components, the degree of efficiency, wear, and noise emissions can be optimized.
It has been shown that the advanced additive technologies used in today’s high-performance gear oils are capable of inducing the required reactions on the surfaces of gears and bearings also at 40°C, thus providing reliable damage protection even under these operating conditions.
“The challenges that we meet everyday well exceed what most engineers have to face. The rewards for meeting those challenges are terrific.”
When designing gears, the size, weight, and manufacturing cost can be influenced to a great extent by both strategically splitting the overall reduction over the individual stages and by optimizing the geometric relationships.
How to Minimize Downtime, Repair Costs, and Inventories by Extending the Life Expectancy of Your Gearbox
A commitment to maintain your gearbox is paramount for this to work economically. When you devise a plan to maintain your gearbox, your return on investment will be realized sooner and your total cost of ownership will be reduced.
Eddy current testing offers fast, repeatable testing of gears and other critical metal components, a feature required in today’s modern manufacturing environment.
A tight-knit family environment and a commitment to excellence has kept this Worcester, MA company ahead of the curve for 50 years.
Ripple analysis provides a tool that aids in the search for the causes of noise and can also be used for production monitoring in the case of known vibration problems.
Temperature-controlled corrosion resistance tests performed various steels yields surprising results — information to use in the fight against metal corrosion of gear steels.
Precision shot peening eliminates the need for masking and reduces distortion. An efficient upgrade from traditional shot peening, it also reduces labor and process time.