Friday, September 25, 2020

Departments

Q&A with Don Carlson

What’s a typical day like for you at KA-Wood Gear & Machine? We have a very experienced team at Ka-Wood Gear that works with...

Roughness measurement: Optical vs. contact stylus profilometry

To date, I have written several articles on contact stylus profilometry. This roughness measurement technique, when applied to gear flanks, is repeatable and reproducible...

Rotorcraft gearbox regulations: LOL (not what you think)

For more than a decade, one of the most intensively researched subjects in aerospace engineering has been LOL. No, we are not talking about...

Q&A with Jack Conway

What’s a typical day like for you at Atlanta Gear Works? There really is not a typical day.  We are an extension of the...

Back to basics: Hardness testing, Part 1

In a series of Hot Seat articles, we are going to discuss the various methods of mechanical property testing. We will be covering hardness...

What is a standard anyway?

There is an old adage that goes: “Everything old is new again.” This is commonly used when a fad — like bell-bottom blue jeans...

Four basic types of fracture mechanisms: Part II

In the previous article, we discussed the fracture surfaces that are apparent for ductile or overload type fractures, and the fractures that occur with...

Q&A with Torsten Schultz

What do you do at NORD? I’m the president and CEO of NORD for the U.S. Overall, I set the strategic direction of the company....

Understanding dimensional stability in gearing

In the retail community, the term shrinkage is defined as the difference between the value of the physical on-hand inventory minus the expected on-hand...

Roughness measurement tips: Calibration, the razor blade test

In my previous column in Materials Matter, I reviewed the use of the “Scratch Pad” for the overall checking of the contact stylus profilometer’s...

Q&A with Alan Miller

What’s a typical day like for you at BIG KAISER? As the engineering manager, I help guide the engineering department. I’m also hands-on as we...

Four basic types of fracture mechanisms

When a component fails, the fracture surface of the broken component can tell a great deal regarding the mechanism of failure. It can often...

Roughness measurement tips: The scratch pad

From the perspective of the shop floor environment, the previous Materials Matter column “Roughness Measurement Tips: 2 V 5” discussed the contact stylus 2-micron...

Crossed helical gearing a.k.a. screw gears

A common refrain from my childhood was “if you keep crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck like that!” It never did...

Roughness measurement tips: 2- vs. 5-micron

I’ve written three articles on gear flank roughness measurement for this magazine (Materials Matter; January 2016 and February 2016, and an issue-focus article in...

Cost, cleanliness, carbon footprint affect quenchant

Vegetable oils are seeing increased interest as quenchants for steel because of low carbon footprint, a renewable resource, and the ability to reclaim/recycle into...

Internal ring gears – design and considerations 

When one is under a great deal of stress, they have a choice to either internalize the stress or to express it. Some express...

Q&A with Osny Fabricio

What do you do with Oerlikon Balzers? I’m the Head of Cutting Tools for the Americas. That means that I am responsible for the cutting...

Q&A with Adam Gimpert

Helios is a new name in the gear manufacturing industry. What do you do? The name is relatively new, but our company has supplied machines...

Q&A with MPT Expo attendees

The Motion + Power Technology Expo 2019 is scheduled to hit Detroit, Michigan, October 15-17. The show will bring thousands of industry experts and...
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