Friday, February 23, 2024

Q&A with Rajendra Singh

What is the instructional team’s background in gear manufacturing and design? Currently, the instructional team at Ohio State comprises of myself and Professors Ahmet Kahraman,...

Evolution of terminology related to tooth distress

Inspection of gears operating in the field requires the proper use of terms describing tooth distress. Written reports by field engineers on occasion have...

Determining equivalent concentration for polymer quenchants

In this column, I will discuss a method to determine equivalent concentration when selecting alternative quenchants using the Segerberg Hardening Power (HP) for polymer...

A deeper dive into perils of white papers, pseudo-technical articles

In our last Materials Matter column, I covered some of the risks associated with giving too much trust to gear surface finishing white papers...

Heat-resistant alloys used in heat treating

In this column, I will discuss the different types of heat-resistant alloys used in heat treating. Introduction Heat-resistant alloys are crucial to heat-treating operations. They are...

Q&A with Chelleigh Cuddy

Atlanta Gear Works recently expanded its support staff by hiring its first human resources specialist, a new position created to meet its expanding HR...

What is a worm gear?

What is a worm gear? A worm gear is a type of cylindrical gear on which the teeth are helicoid — it has teeth...

What is a spiral bevel gear?

What is a spiral bevel gear? A spiral bevel gear is a type of conically shaped gear that has octoidal teeth.  The gear teeth...

Beware marketing pieces masquerading as technical content

In the world of digital publishing, there is a great deal of content that is put out into the public domain every day. The...

Q&A with Dwight Smith and Ken Kernen

Nidec recently acquired Federal Broach & Machine Company. When did this happen, and what does it add to what Nidec can offer its customers? Kernen:...

Base oil groups for coolants, quenchants explained

In this column, I will discuss the different groups of oil used in coolants, quenchants, and other oil-based products. Introduction Many products that are used in...

Q&A with Dijam Panigrahi

What is GridRaster’s role in the manufacturing world? GridRaster Inc. is a leading provider of cloud-based XR and 3D AI solutions that enable captivating, high-quality...

Q&A with Chris Wellman and Ivan Torres

Avers Machine recently partnered with Helios Gear Products to install a new, automation-equipped Hera 90 CNC gear hobber. Avers’ Chris Wellman and Ivan Torres...

Expectations for a chemically accelerated superfinishing process

> Third in a series Thank you for returning for our third and final article in this series. In the previous articles, we discussed the fact...

Determining concentration by weight and volume

In this column, I will discuss the different types of concentration percentages and how to convert them to each other. This is really a...

What is a bevel gear?

What is a bevel gear? A bevel gear is a type of conically shaped gear that has octoidal teeth.  The gear teeth of a...

Foaming in polymer quenchants and metal working fluids

In this column, I will discuss the causes of foaming in polymer quenchants and metalworking fluids. We will also discuss the different types of...

Gearing 101: A primer on internal ring gears

What is an internal gear? An internal ring gear is a type of cylindrical-shaped gear that has teeth inside a circular ring. The gear...

Expectations for a chemically accelerated superfinishing process

> Second in a series Welcome back to the second article in our series. In the previous article, we discussed the fact that chemically accelerated/assisted superfinishing,...

Q&A with Jason Chin

What makes highly loaded gearboxes such an integral part of gear manufacturing? The long and short of it is that a highly loaded gearbox is...