Saturday, December 3, 2022

Jens Beck

What are some ways you see artificial intelligence of things (AIoT) disrupting the manufacturing space? What are some emerging opportunities for the technology in...

Are my gears properly centered?

As we settle into the autumn weather, the changing of the seasons brings a sense of calm. The leaves change color, pumpkin spice is...

Tackling EV noise reduction

Electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids are becoming a larger segment of the vehicles on the road every year, and with government incentives to purchasers...

Nitriding of steels

In this column, we will discuss the nitriding of steels. Nitriding introduces nitrogen into the surface of a steel at a lower temperature than carburizing....

Q&A with Scott Knoy

You recently returned from IMTS. What kind of reactions did you get from attendees visiting Nidec (formerly Mitsubishi Machine Tool Division)? We saw many people...

Coordinate transformation and why it is important to gear measurement

Often, the results from different measurement systems must be combined to provide useful results in terms of our measurements. The coordinate transformation is used...

Stress relief is a key step in parts manufacturing

In this column, we will discuss the process of stress relief and compare it to the effects of annealing. During the manufacturing process, residual...

Rotational vs. linear motion with gearing

Spur gear pairs, helical gear pairs, bevel gear pairs, and worm gear pairs all transfer rotary motion from one shaft to another. In the...

Q&A with Rodney Soenen

What’s a typical week like for you at Involute? Generally, I travel every other week for a few days and one week in the...

Additive manufacturing and gears

The American Gear Manufacturers Association’s (AGMA) Emerging Technologies Committee (ETC) recently organized a show floor tour of the Rapid + TCT Exhibition (Rapid). The...

Q&A with George Abbascia

What’s a typical work week like for you at Gear Manufacturing Incorporated (GMI)? Lately, it has been hectic as new projects have been steadily increasing....

Comparison of carburizing methods

In this column, we will discuss the different methods of carburizing, with a focus on resultant metallurgy. Introduction Carburizing is the addition of carbon to the...

Understanding worms and worm wheels

Worm gear pairs are a common gearing technology. They consist of two components, the first being the worm and the second being the worm...

Using profile shift in gearing

We all pretty much know that profile shifting is used to create gears with tooth thicknesses that are different from standard gears. By making...

Q&A with Andy Pettibone

Has Drewco always been a workholding company? Yes. Drewco was started by Edward Drew in 1947. Ed started the company as a workholding design and...

Why is there pi in my gearing?

When I was growing up, there was a phrase that said, “It’s as American as baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet.” The “it”...

Application of cryogenics to improve steel properties

In this column, we will discuss the application of cryogenically treating gears and the outcomes expected. Introduction There has been much discussion regarding the application of...

Load, speed, and torque

When I was a child, one piece of equipment that was found on every playground was the merry-go-round. It was a simple device consisting...

Measuring retained austenite

In this column, we will discuss the different methods of measuring the amount of retained austenite in a heat-treated steel sample. Retained Austenite Previously we...

Vibratory bowl media attrition: Part 2

In my previous article, I introduced you to the inefficiencies caused by the result of media attrition when vibratory processing gears. If you recall,...
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