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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...

It’s All on the Surface

As manufacturers look to reduce cycle times, costs, and to improve the life of their products, many variables are considered in accomplishing this...

Safety Tips for Handling Industrial Lubricants

Workplace accidents and safety incidents can be prevented. Post-accident investigations reveal that many of these mishaps could have been avoided if personnel were more...

The Brilliance of Broaching

The broach process has been much-maligned in recent years due to a few myths and misconceptions. This article will try to reintroduce the validity...

The Whirling Process for Internal Threads

As an industry leader in the field of whirling technology, Leistritz has developed an innovative solution to machining difficult internal threads. The process, which...

A New Tool Steel for Hot Forming Gears

Hot forming operations like forging, extrusion, hot upsetting, piercing, and any other operations involving deformation of solid hot metal place difficult demands on tool...

Profile Relief and Noise Excitation in Helical Gears

Gear noise results from the gear mesh dynamic forces that are transmitted through the support shafts and bearings to the gear housing. There are...

Getting a Grip on Diaphragm Chucks

Sometimes the best way to get an answer is to simply ask a question, such as "what will using a diaphragm chuck add to...

TWIN Blade – A Cut Above the Rest

All classic stick-blade cutting processes require a blade geometry that subordinates itself to the requirements of a positive rake angle — approximately eight to15...

The Spin on Precision Spindle Technologies

The spindle is the heart of the machine tool, and the most significant component when it comes to making parts. The major theme...

Deburring, Defined

Gear deburring is a process that has changed substantially over the past 10 years. There have been advancements in the types of tools used...

Grinding Guidelines for Superior Surfaces

During the past year the gear industry has seen growth in hard machining, a trend which is expected to continue to progress, possibly...

Inside Splines

What is a spline? According to the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (fourth edition, 2000), a spline is defined as: Noun: 1a....

A Crowning Achievement for Automotive Applications

This paper is dedicated to engineers who work in the field of machining precise gears for the needs of the automotive industry. Crowning...

Are Energy Answers Blowing in the Wind?

Renewable Wind Energy Production (RWEP) in Wyoming has been related to three locations in the state: Cheyenne, Arlington, and Evanston. The listing is in...

Designing Gears Through the Years

In the past 50 years, we've certainly come a long way in terms of our gear design and problem-solving capabilities. But even though...

Making “Cents” of Die Casting

For many applications, zinc alloy die cast gears provide an opportunity to dramatically cut manufacturing costs and improve part-to-part consistency. The cost of...

Engineering Principles for Plastic Gears

Since founding Timco in 1967, I've been riding a steep learning curve regarding plastic materials and the machine parts that we make from engineered...
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