Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Q&A with Robert Dolan

What you do at DMG MORI? I am the sales manager for DMG MORI Capital Rental Program. I oversee the sales of the rental contracts...

Non-destructive testing Part IV: Ultrasonic testing

In my previous articles, I have discussed dye penetrant inspection and magnetic particle inspection. In this article, I will give a brief overview of...

Ensure supply chain continuity creates more value for customers

Encountering challenges throughout the production process for any type of gear is to be expected. The steps in the supply chain — from melting...

Does all learning happen in a classroom?

Learning takes many forms. Some methods are formal in their approach, such as elementary school and high school. Others, like mentoring, take a more...

How does shaft alignment and speed ratio affect my design?

The motto for the Olympics is “Citius, Altius, Fortius,” which translates to “Faster, Higher, Stronger.” The phrase is also the mantra for most modern...

Materials matter – and so does total cost of ownership

Gear designers have options when exploring cost reductions within a component, from using different material grades and leaner processing to incorporating less-proven offshore suppliers....

Q&A with Hannah Witopil

What do you do at Neugart and what’s a typical week like for you? I’m a technical sales representative with Neugart USA, and, therefore, I’m...

The basics of magnetic particle inspection

Magnetic particle inspection is a technique that is commonly used for ferromagnetic alloys for detecting surface and subsurface discontinuities. This method is extensively used...

Q&A with Rich Piselli

Remind our readers of Piselli Enterprises’ role in the gear-manufacturing industry. We have over 30 years of experience buying and selling used gear equipment. I was...

Making gears takes more than good design

It’s a given that “materials matter” when it comes to gear design. But “materials” can be more than just the raw components. Our team...

Benefits of liquid penetrant inspection

Dye penetrant inspection is one of the most widely used non-destructive inspection techniques used. It is useful for a wide variety of product applications...

Heat treating carbon and alloy steels

When considering a material for a gear design, the most significant decision is the ease of machinability vs. the durability of the material. Most...

Q&A with KC Warren

What is Machine Tool Builders’ role in the gear industry? For nearly 30 years, Machine Tool Builders Inc (MTB) has been a leading provider of...

Are your gears compliant?

The concept of clean living has been around for a long time, but it wasn’t until recently that it became the movement that it...

Q&A with Marc Strandquist

What did you see coming that helped you map out the future of Optimas Solutions Americas’ market? There were a lot of unfinished projects, but...

Introduction to nondestructive testing

Nondestructive testing (NDT) is an interdisciplinary science that uses many different methods to evaluate the properties of metals, parts, or assemblies without causing damage...

Fracture mechanics and fatigue crack growth

In the last article, we talked about fracture mechanics, and the method of fracture toughness testing using fracture mechanics. In this article, we are...

Q&A with Daniel Weis

How long have you been with Neugart and what are your responsibilities? I started my career with Neugart in 2005 as a young mechanic apprentice...

What, precisely, is my gear made of?

The building blocks for all materials are microstructures known as atoms. Whether the material in question is a plastic, a metal, or even your...

Mechanical paste polishing vs. CAVF finishing of gears

A recent Materials Matter article compared generic deburring versus CAVF (chemically accelerated vibratory finishing.) Both techniques are conducted in a vibratory unit. The main advantage of...
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