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PVD Coatings for Improved Gear Production

Low-temperature Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coatings show proven functionality, both in increasing the performance of cutting tools used to machine gears as well...

Direct Gear Design Drives Performance

Modern gear design based on the gear rack generating process was introduced in the 19th century and remains the only way to design gears...

Staying Aloft as an Aerospace Supplier

It's no secret that the pressure to reduce input costs has led prime aerospace manufacturers to reexamine each element in the supply chain...

Inside The ISO Certification Process

Avon Gear Company commenced operations in 1974. The company started as a gear manufacturer in a 10,000 square-foot facility in Rochester, Michigan. Today, under...

Harnessing the Internet for Sizzling Service

In 1998, the Philadelphia Gear Corporation — a century-old gearing and power transmission manufacturer — conducted a business evaluation of its operations to...

The Secret to Sigma Pool’s Success

The Sigma Pool was formed in 1991 to be a market-focused, single-source supplier for gear manufacturers around the world. Alone, each company served a...

More MAAG for your Money

Since the last MAAG gear-shaping machine was built and delivered in 1990, it's safe to say that the many outstanding advantages and capabilities...

Transforming Design with Integrated Gear Software

S.M. "Jack" Marathe, the president of Universal Technical Systems, Inc., isn't exactly modest when he talks about the power and usefulness of his company's...

The Whirling Process for Improved Worm Gears

Worm designs and manufacturing methods have changed very little over the past half century. Finishing a worm in soft material and then hardening...

High-Performance Grinding Solutions for Small or Large Lots

It used to be that if you needed to grind gears, your decision was limited to a slow-form grinder that was better suited for...

PRE-EXPO: A Quick Take on Columbus

So you've spent the day at Gear Expo, meeting with old friends and making some new ones, and you're ready to get out on...

Nachi’s Dry-Cutting Philosophy

As with all manufacturing processes, the focus remains on piece cost and workpiece quality. Piece cost is primarily composed of the combined components of...

Surface Coatings for Superior Gears

For special applications, PVD coatings are now applied on a small scale. The coatings that are mainly applied so far are: B4C, WC-C:H (or...

Mira, Mira

Cost pressures, qualitative increases, and tribological and size-limiting demands are just four of the factors that have clearly characterized the production of transmission components,...

Custom Solutions for Workholding Challenges

Speed, efficiency, competition, accuracy... all words that fuel the fires of modern-day manufacturing. They are the "why" behind our daily tasks, as well as...

Reinventing the Wheels at Gleason Cutting Tools Corporation

Gear designers around the world are seeking to increase their use of hardened gears to squeeze optimum performance out of smaller, quieter transmissions and...

Software Solutions for Unknown Gears

Ever have a gear that you wanted to inspect, but didn't have drawing data to define the part? M&M Precision Systems has developed...

The Next Dimension in Detecting Tooth Distortion

The conventional CNC gear inspection machine will measure and evaluate helix and involute tooth flank deviations that are relative to a theoretically perfect...

Material Benefits at 300 Below

For decades, cryogenic treatment has been one of metalworking's best-kept secrets. It has become mainstream in recent years, and it is now providing...

The Simultaneous Dual Frequency Method of Inductive Gear Hardening

Inductive surface hardening is an attempt to harden only the surface of a structure without affecting the inner portions of the part so...
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