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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,...

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...

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...

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...

High Performance Gear Cuts a Path to Stronger Bevel Gears

Faced with ever-increasing horsepower and torque requirements, in conjunction with size constraints, High Performance Gear (HPG) began investigating ways to maximize the capacity of...

Manufacturing Single-Envelope Worm Gears

First, the basics. Worm gear sets are used to transmit power between non-parallel, non-intersecting shafts, usually having a shaft angle of 90 degrees, and...
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