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Superior Grinding: Design by Drake

Sometimes a new machine is just destined to happen. Markets evolve, new technologies emerge, and an experienced machine tool builder seizes the opportunity....

KAPP’s Combined Process for Automotive Applications

The KAPP Group has recently introduced a combined process for the hard finishing of transmission gears for the automotive industry that involves two machines--one...

Precision and Automation Reign at Reishauer

The last two decades have brought about an evolution in automotive gear manufacturing. It was apparent 10 years ago that automatic transmission manufacturers...

Moving Measuring to the Machine

Take a peek into the machining cells at progressive large-volume gear manufacturers these days and you'll likely see more measuring devices cropping up on...

As the Worm Turns… Toward Rolling

Cylindrical die worm rolling is a proven high-speed process which can produce precise worms with excellent surface finish and high fatigue strength when...

AGMA: The Industry’s International Advocate

Editor's note: In this special feature I've decided to depart from our usual format and allow Joe Franklin to speak in his own...

What to Know About ISO

There comes a time when every manufacturer should consider attaining ISO certification. Not only can it lead to greater market penetration — specifically...

A New Design for Dry Hobbing Gears

In recent years, environmental safety requirements have been raised around the world, and many companies are seeking to acquire ISO14000 certification to meet...

Reducing Distortion in Heat-Treated Gears

Power transmission gear manufacturing for critical industrial applications (Figure 1) requires an understanding of many factors, including both heat treat process-related variables (pretreatment,...

Dealers Deliver More than Machines

We don't usually associate the word "advantage" with the concept of "working through" someone else when it comes to purchasing equipment. Instead, we...

Arrow Offers a Stock Solution

A sagging economy and the fierce demands of global competition are unfortunate realities that all manufacturers have been faced with in recent years....

The Details of Ductile Iron

Cast iron is generally thought of as a weak, dirty, cheap, brittle material that does not have a place in applications requiring high...

Direct Digital Simulation Modeling

Direct Digital Simulation (DDS) is a universal method for computer modeling of gear design manufacturing and analyses. Unlike the commonly used differential geometry,...

The Advent of OptiGearing

Introduction A 25 to 35 percent increase in power density and a markedly lower operating noise are two major performance advantages that a new...

Methods of Hob Maintenance

Deciding on the benefits of in-house hob sharpening depends on a number of factors that gear manufacturers are faced with when determining the...

Bladerunner 3F

In the past five years, dry-cutting technology has steadily moved to dominate production of automotive hypoid gearsets in the United States, while a...

The Fundamentals of Face Driving

Ever-increasing demands on manufacturers to improve productivity and quality have led to the need for faster and more accurate machine techniques. Face driving...

Animated CAD Solutions for Gear Mechanism Design

Two-dimensional and 3D CAD programs have continually lessened the role of the engineer in the actual process of designing gears, gear mechanisms, and...

Extending Gear Life with Synthetic Lubricants

Petroleum oils may always have a place in the world of gearing, but as mechanisms run hotter and faster, quality demands increase, and...

Side Fit Spline Profiles

Splines are necessary for many reasons. In addition to transmission of torque, spline profiles are used to find and centralize the axis between a...
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