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The Straight Track on Gear Racks

In some cases the pinion, as the source of power, drives the rack for locomotion. This would be typical in a drill press spindle...

Allaying Failure with Nitrogen Alloy Bearings

This study shows that a clear reduction of wear and the probability of bearing failures can be achieved for miniature and small-size bearings by...

Gearing Up for Improved Performance

Innovative engineering design, advanced materials, and top of the line components can yield significant improvements in gearbox efficiency, reliability, and performance. Consider two recent...

The Good Life for Reconditioned Thread Grinders

How many times can a thread grinder be reincarnated? So far, four--but stay tuned. Twenty-eight Jones & Lamson thread grinders at Delphi Automotive have...

An Animated Approach to Plotting Profiles

Trochoid Spiral (TS) and Epitrochoidal Spiral (ETS) curves and special flash animations were developed by the author in 2004 and 2005 for nonintersecting and...

Case Study: KAPP Technologies

The Challenge Fulton Precision Industries, Inc., operates a 78,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania. Since 1995, Fulton has been providing contract-machining services for companies...

Motor City Magic

When my flight landed at 4:30 that afternoon, Carla Conner-Penzabene — who is director of sales for the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau...

The Fundamentals of Honing Filtration

In today's manufacturing environment it is essential that every process be as efficient and cost effective as possible. Operating costs must be minimized in...

No Tools? No Problem.

Over the past few years we have seen several trends in the gear-manufacturing industry, to which we supply our line of precision workholding devices....

Forging Ahead for Gear Applications

The challenges facing today's designers grow with each passing year. The global market provides for a more competitive stage, creating more pressure to develop...

Making a Case for PVD Recoating Systems

Muncie Power Products, Inc., of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been in the auxiliary power business since 1935 and started manufacturing Power Take Off (PTO) units...

The Sensitive Side of Computer-Aided Design

Context sensitive assistance facilitates the integration of design and manufacturing. Context sensitive assistance in computer aided design systems may be provided by recognizing design...

New Powder Applications

Powder Metallurgy is a proven technology to produce high strength gears and tailored gear shapes for both automotive and industrial applications. Advances in powder...

Special Section: Keyseating

Mitts & Merrill Mitts & Merrill's desire to be the most innovative company in the keyseating and profiling market has resulted in a new generation...

Softhoning for Hard-Turned Steel Gears

Introduction Most applications reserved for flexible honing tools have restricted themselves to removing peaks, torn and folded metal, or other amorphous material created from...

An Elementary Guide to Gear Inspection

Gear inspection begins with the everyday tasks on the shop floor and extends into the manufacturing laboratory for complex analytical gear evaluation. Some, or...

The Attributes of Loaded Gear Tooth Modeling: Part Two

As I mentioned in the first installment of this article (please see June 2005 issue of Gear Solutions magazine), I'm very familiar with the...

Successful Plastic Gear Conversions

The conversion of a steel gear set to plastic is not a slam-dunk operation. A gear designer who is proficient in designing steel gears...

Rapid Stress Relief and Tempering

Stress relief and tempering are important processes, but they are still conducted much as they have been for the past 50 years. However, advanced...

The Attributes of Loaded Gear Tooth Modeling: Part One

Figures 1-14 courtesy of The Gleason Works On numerous occasions during a career with gears, I've had the opportunity to use the Gleason Loaded...
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