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New standardized calculation method of the tooth flank fracture load capacity of bevel and hypoid gears
The presented investigations show the real flank geometry of bevel and hypoid gears can be mapped by the virtual cylindrical gear geometry according to ISO 10300-1 in a sufficiently accurate way.
‘Never say: It’s not my job’
As Tom Kelly, senior vice president for MHI Machine Tool, retires after more than three decades of service, he reflects on his legacy and looks forward to life after Mitsubishi.
Machines: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool
For the past 80 years, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool has supplied gear-hobbing machines, gear-shaping machines, gear-shaving machines, gear chamfer/deburr equipment, gear-skiving machines, gear grinders, and more to a wide variety of industries.
Services: Digital Metrology Solutions
Digital Metrology Solutions develops and deploys measurement technologies, including innovative software, custom-tailored metrology systems, consultation, and training in order to help its customers develop, interpret, and apply their measurement results.
Tooling: Platinum Tooling
Platinum Tooling serves many industries – including the gear industry – by providing its customers with a wide variety of tooling options ranging from a 40,000-piece established database to custom-designed options.
Innovative Rack & Gear
Innovative Rack & Gear is a custom manufacturer of gear racks and gears to OEMs and suppliers in a variety of industries including machine tool, automation, construction, mining, healthcare, aerospace, and defense.
Chamfering of cylindrical gears: Innovative new cutting solutions for efficient gear production
New chamfer cutting processes – fly cutter chamfering, chamfer-contour milling, and Chamfer Hobbing – may offer advantages compared to existing technology.
Power skiving: High quality, productivity, and cost efficiency in gear cutting
While the traditional alternative processes for gear machining such as broaching, gear shaping, and gear hobbing are mainly used in technology-specific special machines, gear skiving can be applied on special machines and on modern 5-axis machining centers.
Stability and flexibility: A new paradigm for eBeam metal AM
The NeuBeam metal additive manufacturing process from Wayland Additive eliminates the trade-off many users have to navigate between stability and flexibility with their industrial metal applications.
Wayland Additive’s NeuBeam technology combines the best features of existing additive manufacturing technologies while overcoming their traditional limitations.
Leveraging the complementary strengths of orbitless and planetary drives
The low-pitch and bearing velocities, fewer gear engagements, and uni-directional separation forces of an orbitless drive result in high-speed ratings and low NVH levels at the expense of decreased ratio and load capacity, making it particularly viable as a primary stage.
The benefits of splines
Any device that transfers rotary motion from one point to another probably relies on a spline, so it’s a good bet that they are used on a near-daily basis.
Bringing forging equipment online to meet expanding production requirements
Forgers weigh options such as repair, rebuild, remanufacture, or new equipment when considering options to increase capacity.
SMT is a globally integrated leader in mechanical transmission engineering services and software development with a collective of experienced and passionate experts who deliver services and technologies trusted by the world’s leading transmission and driveline engineers.
Rapid and precise manufacturing of special involute gears for prototype testing
Even though the high production times per test gear compared to gear hobbing can be compensated by the elimination of long design and procurement times for special production tools, a suitable method is available for the fast, precise, and cost-efficient production of special gears for prototype tests.
Optimization of rack and pinion for offshore jack-up applications
Gear design has multiple parameters from which the gear designer can choose – while some are beneficial, some can negatively affect the system; therefore, a structured approach needs to be taken in order to define a custom pinion and rack for a liftboat.
Solberg Manufacturing creates quality filtration solutions in most industrial market segments that can improve the performance and longevity of critical machinery, including vacuum pumps, blowers, fans, compressors, and engines.
Tooth root testing of steels with high cleanliness
For applications with a high manufacturing and surface quality, high quality steels show a high potential for increasing the load carrying capacity as well as power density.
Inspection & Metrology: Promoting manufacturing efficiency with 3D optical metrology
Woodward Inc., with more than 50 years heritage in the aerospace industry, is a leader in developing and delivering motion control and integrated propulsion systems. Much of its success can be attributed to its unique approach to applying total system solutions in meeting the needs of its customers and staying at the forefront of the industries it serves.
Inspection & Metrology: Laser interferometry – An enabling technology for optimized automated manufacturing
Precision Beryllium mirror manufacturer Cambridge Technology explains how the use of best-in-class interferometry hardware and software solutions have streamlined its manufacturing processes and added efficiencies, as well as time and cost-savings, across the company.
Tooling & Workholding: Why precision clamping matters
How a workpiece is held throughout its manufacturing process is key to achieving the desired result.
Tooling & Workholding: Improving tool holder performance
The proper holder performance is vital in a wide range of tooling applications. To help keep chances of error to a minimum, check out these 10 tips from the experts at BIG KAISER.
Why selective plating stops gears from grinding to a halt
Gears are a crucial part of many machines, and if they wear and corrode beyond repair, then it can be a costly expense to replace them. Brush plating can help prevent gears from being damaged, and the process can be used to restore worn or corroded gear components.
Ka-Wood Gear & Machine
For the last century, Ka-Wood Gear & Machine has been manufacturing precision gear products that include spur, helical, and worm gears, as well as producing spline shafts, racks, timing belt pulleys, and sprockets for a vast array of industries.
Optimization of asymmetric tooth root generated with protuberance hob
Demonstrating the construction and optimization of the tooth root fillet while leaving required grinding stock on the involute tooth flanks.
Long hob cost savings over the length of a job
Comparing the influence of geometric variations in physical hob size on tool life; specifically, the overall length of the hob.
Conjugate Action Law in Intersected-Axes Gear Pairs and in Crossed-Axes Gear Pairs
Dealing with geometrically-accurate gears with parallel-axes gear sets, intersected-axes gear sets, and with crossed-axes gear sets.
Gearwheel manufacturing in a 34-second cycle
By using KAPP NILES gear grinding machines, Volkswagen is making strides in its gearbox production.
Performance and properties of a new alternative gear steel
Hybrid steels show many interesting properties relevant to gear applications, somewhat depending on the area of application and the working conditions.
Romax Technology provides class-leading simulation solutions for the design, analysis, testing, and manufacture of electro-mechanical drivetrain systems.
Micro-skiving – (r)evolution of a known production process
Micro-skiving has been developed that allows users access to the skiving technique for machining inner micro-teeth.
Chamfer Hobbing Tools Up
With the development of new cutting tool technology, chamfering with hobs has found new life; chamfer hobbing is now the process of choice for chamfering and deburring automotive-size gears in medium and high volumes.
Starting out almost a century ago by making clock parts, Neugart now develops, produces, and sells planetary gearboxes and custom gearboxes all around the world to a variety of industries.
Opportunities of Efficiency Improvement by the Use of Hydro Lubricants
While searching for a material that meets all of the general and branch-specific lubrication requirements, water is a visionary, yet obvious, raw material available worldwide that’s non-toxic and non-combustible.
Advantages of flat broaching machines
Flat broach manufacturing is a tooling option that offers some advantages to circular broaching, but the tools need to maintain optimum sharpness in order to be effective.
The L.S. Starrett Co.
The L.S. Starrett Co. has been designing, manufacturing, and supplying high-quality, precision measuring tools, metrology systems, and more for 140 years.
Reliability of gears: Determination of statistically validated material strength numbers
This paper is intended to give a review on the statistical reliability behavior of cylindrical gears with regard to pitting and tooth root breakage failures.
Understanding the mounting distance: Crossed-axes gearing (hypoid gearing)
In this article, a favorable configuration of bevel gears in crossed-axes gearing is discussed in which it is stressed that the mounting distance is one of the most important design parameters in crossed-axes gearing.
Haas Schleifmaschinen GmbH
By offering 5-axis grinding machines and customizable application software that can perform multiple operations, Haas Schleifmaschinen GmbH is making quite a name for itself in several industries, including gear manufacturing.
Integrated Approach for Gear Testing of High-Performance Clean Steels
In this report, a test gear geometry for investigating contact fatigue strength (pitting) of high-performance clean steels is determined, and based on two well-established test gear geometries for contact fatigue test, a detailed comparison with regard to their potential of maximum contact pressure is performed.
High-end coating can increase gear-cutting productivity
Using Oerlikon Balzers coating solutions, customers are able to increase their productivity, which results in higher total production output and lower manufacturing costs.