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Could switching from machining to grinding improve the manufacturing process?

While recent advancements in machining centers have allowed for increased capability around high-volume operations, there are several factors that still necessitate the need for...

Addressing traditional problems and challenges with AM software

When focused on AM software per se, from the outset it is important to understand that it can mean different things to different organizations...

Stream finishing: The green alternative to chemically accelerated processes

There are numerous methods and processes available for post processing industrially manufactured metal components, with various advantages and drawbacks depending on the size, geometry,...

Making quiet internal gears

The use of planetary gear types is increasing because they can be smaller, lighter, and offer a high-reduction ratio. In generally, a reduction of...

Finding the purpose for the operating base pitch in a gear pair

This article deals with gears. The consideration is mainly focused on a fundamental design parameter — the base pitch. In addition to commonly used...

Top benefits of integrated robotic machine vision

In today’s highly flexible manufacturing industry, automation is the key to success. The smarter the robot, the better. One great way to add intelligence...

Intelligent generating grinding quality assurance for e-transmission gears

All-electric vehicle drives usually make do with two-stage, non-shiftable transmissions. One would have thought that this would greatly simplify production. After all, this type...

4D Quench: Taking aerospace to new heights

When providing heat treatment for aerospace gears and bearing components, manufacturers are traditionally left with three choices for thermal processing: continuous flow atmospheric furnaces...

Industry 5.0: Revolution or revision

Currently, the industrial society exists within the fourth industrial revolution, known as Industry 4.0. This period is defined by the use of Cyber-Physical Systems...

Enhanced distortion control ISO class 8 gears after case hardening

volkControlling distortion during the case-hardening process is of key importance when manufacturing gears. By effective control of distortion and the variation of distortion, significant...

Inspection & Metrology: Overcoming vibration issues when using laser interferometry

Before looking at the problems that vibration causes when using a laser interferometer, and the ways that its effects can be overcome, it is...

Tooling & Workholding: Innovation in rotor manufacture

Rotors are the core component of screw compressors, which are used to discharge air and gases. They are so precisely manufactured that they maintain...

On the inspection of precision gears for gear pairs that operate on crossing axes...

This article deals with the accuracy of precision gears for gear pairs that operate on crossing axes of rotation of a gear and of...

Investigation on the wear of spur gears generated by a modified cutter

Tooth surface wear damage is one of the main causes of gearing system failure. Excessive wear leads to tooth profile loss and an increase...

Small worm – great potential

Gearboxes used in electric vehicles are not only designed for high speeds and high torques, they are also very compact. This is not only...

The advantages of shifting from machining to grinding gears for EV

With the ever-increasing cost of gasoline and growing desire to help the environment, it is no wonder that the move to electric vehicles is...

Benchmarking photo chemical etching for precision metal applications

There are numerous metal cutting technologies available to OEMs, including  everything from oxyfuel cutting, plasma cutting, all the way through to laser cutting, punching,...

An accurate method of generating tool paths for helical gears

To manufacture gears, special machine tools and corresponding processes such as hobbing, shaping, planing, profile milling, and broaching are usually needed. However, the huge...

Another breakthrough in power skiving

For the past decade, Gleason has been building power-skiving machines at its Gleason-Pfauter facility in Ludwigsburg, Germany. As the many benefits of this technology...

Equipment-as-a-service: Understanding all the moving parts

By this point, those within the industrial market have likely heard the buzz surrounding equipment-as-a-service (EaaS). This model has been around in one form...