Thursday, December 9, 2021

Q&A with Drew Shemenski

As metrology specialists, what types of gear testing solutions do you offer your customers? We offer traditional stand-alone CNC gear testing equipment, along with CMM-based...

Different methods of aqueous polymer concentration control

In this article, I will discuss the two different methods for controlling the concentration of polymer quenchants. This is applicable to either induction spray...

Oil, lubricant, lubrication – what is this all about?

This month I want to slide into a column discussing lubrication (Sorry). We all intuitively know that we must lubricate any “joint” where there...

Reverse engineering a gear

All of the great literary detectives have that “eureka” moment when the facts they have observed allow them to reach a solid conclusion regarding...

Q&A with Glenn Garrett

Amorphology has made strides in the advancement of Bulk Metallic Glass (BMG) for gears. What makes BMG an industry material to watch? BMG is a...

Angle of approach and angle of recess: What are all these angles?

Geometrically speaking, these two angles have a fairly straightforward definition. The angle of approach is the angle or arc that the point of contact...

Pitch perfect: Standard over custom eases costs

What is perfect pitch? In music, it is the ability to identify notes without any point of reference. It can be best described as...

Q&A with Motion + Power Technology Expo attendees

The Motion+Power Technology Expo 2021 is scheduled to hit St. Louis, Missouri, September 14-16. The show will bring thousands of industry experts and insiders...

Transformation of retained austenite

In this month’s column, I will discuss the transformation of retained austenite, and its stabilization. In the last column, I reviewed the dimensional changes that...

Concepts of motion control and load-holding technologies

As a lead-in to the upcoming Motion + Power Technology Expo, my article this month will focus on load-holding technologies. The theme of this...

Unintended gear failures

At some point in your life, you had the opportunity to meet a set of twins. Maybe they were fraternal twins, or maybe they...

Q&A with Tony E. Wojciechowski

What is your role with Hyundai Power Transformers? I’m a founding member of Hyundai Power Transformers. I joined in 2010 and serve as chief human...

Dimensional changes during tempering

In this column, I will discuss the dimensional changes that occur during tempering, with a short discussion of the underlying physical metallurgical changes. Introduction After quenching,...

Precipitation hardening stainless steels

In this column, we will discuss precipitation hardening steels and their physical metallurgy. Precipitation hardened stainless steels are a class of stainless steels that can...

Q&A with Steve Young

What makes CT inspection and metrology important, particularly for the gear industry? The key to CT scanning is the ability to see 100 percent of...

Maximum allowable torque

When participating in a competitive sport, there is a strong desire to maximize the physical output of your body. Whether it is running faster...

Q&A with Chris Wellman

Innovative Rack & Gear recently became a part of Avers Machine. What advantages does this bring to Avers Machine? Innovative Rack’s customer list is completely...

Calibration of refractometers for control of polymer quenchants

In the last column, we described the use of refractometers for controlling the concentration of many different types of fluids, including polymer quenchants and...

The importance of gear inspection and the meaning of the data

A topic near and dear to my heart, I am often tasked with answering the question; “What went wrong?” As we all know, there...

When the coronavirus pandemic is over

When we were making our business plans in 2019, the thought of a pandemic was never a consideration. Business leaders and CEOs were looking...
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