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...

What to expect from chemically accelerated superfinishing process

> First in a series Chemically accelerated/assisted superfinishing, also known as isotropic superfinishing, was introduced into the gear industry more than 20 years ago. Since that...

Nitrogen-methanol atmospheres – storage and control

In this column, I will discuss the storage and control of methanol to create nitrogen methanol atmospheres. Introduction Nitrogen-methanol atmospheres are used frequently when natural gas...

Q&A with Sławomir Woźniak

You recently attended ThermProcess in Dusseldorf. What kind of reactions to your products did you get from the attendees? It was quite a good event...

What is a gear rack?

A gear rack is a type of gear on which gear teeth are cut on one face of a bar. The bar can be...

Surfaces: More than just roughness

While surface quality is often simplified to refer only to surface roughness, surface texture is the more complete concept that should be considered for...

What is a helical gear?

What is a helical gear? A helical gear is a type of cylindrical gear on which the teeth are helicoid, that has teeth that...

Use of nitrogen-methanol endothermic atmospheres

In this column, I will discuss the use of nitrogen-methanol endothermic atmospheres for the heat treatment of steel. Introduction When heat treating steels in a typical...

Q&A with Mario Jurcevic

What is your experience and background in the gear industry? I’ve always been involved in the gear industry since I graduated from college. I started...

Using polymer quenchants in an integral quench furnace

There have recently been several inquiries regarding the use of a polymer quenchant in a sealed or integral quench furnace. There are several drivers...

Heat treatment techniques overview

Editor’s note > This is the fifth in a five-part series. In this fifth and final installment of my series on heat-treating techniques, I will discuss...

Q&A with Dwight Smith

Before we get into the specifics of the LAMDA500, please explain what powder DED (directed energy deposition) is and why it’s important to metal-based...

Shell Eco-Marathon: The drive for green

Energy plays a critical role in our world. As populations grow and prosper, we are faced with the realization that we must meet the...