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Sustainable additives: Assisting with reducing the carbon footprint of lubricants

The ongoing trend to sustainability is prompting lubricant manufacturers to determine how their products are sourced, manufactured, used, and then, hopefully, recycled, so they...

Noise analysis for e-drive gears and in-process gear inspection

E-drive gears differentiate from other automotive gears by two essential points: higher quality and the need for an excellent noise behavior. Gear noise can have...

Inspection of the accuracy of gear tooth flanks: An alternative approach

This article deals with inspection of accuracy of functional portions of gear tooth flanks. The functional portions of the tooth flanks are those that...

10 areas gear manufacturers might see an impact from AI

Few technologies have changed the gear-manufacturing industry as much as ERP software. From automated scheduling to precision inventory management, automated purchasing, real-time job costing...

Laser-material processing for the production of bronze coatings for tribological applications

Bronze has proven itself as a highly functional material in tribological systems for numerous applications. The different bronze alloys offer an adaptation of the...

Making sense out of gear materials

If you have ever sat down for Sunday dinner in a traditional Italian-American home, you know not to question the red sauce known as...

Reimagining the steel production process

Steel has a major impact on everyone’s lives and our economy. It is crucial to cars, trucks, airplanes, buildings, and more. However, there is...

Effect of tooth root fillet design on plastic-gear tooth root stress

The geometry of plastic gears used today is usually based on conventional steel gears, which are bound to the restrictions of the machining production...

Bevel gearboxes: A versatile solution for efficient power transmission

Bevel gearboxes have been a crucial component in various industries for more than a century. Their ability to translate rotation and torque at a...

Optimizing the operational behavior of double helical gears

Optimized double helical gearing designs can help to save weight, assembly space and costs of turbo gear units, increase efficiency, and ensure low-noise operation....

6 tips to optimize throughput in the CGG grinding process

Gears are essential components in many machines and devices, such as cars, airplanes, robots, and wind turbines. Gears transmit power and motion between rotating...

Implementation of a gear health monitoring system on a power recirculating test rig

The ability to detect the onset of a gear-system failure via accelerometer measurements is of interest in a research environment as well as in...

A decomposition of the torsional stiffness of a worm gearbox into individual components

In worm-drive applications with precise transmission, the torsional stiffness of the worm gearbox is an important parameter for the positioning accuracy. Moreover, it influences...

Creating gears to withstand critical environments

For most applications, conventional manufacturing methods are capable of processing gears with the sufficient strength, fatigue resistance, tolerances, and friction coefficients needed to fulfill...

How perfectly modified gears can be designed and machined

The main goal of gear tooth flank modification is a reduction of sensitivity of gearing to the variation of the tooth flank geometry, and...

Extensive applications of PM gears

Powder metallurgy is a manufacturing process that involves compacting metal powder under high pressure and then sintering them at elevated temperatures to form solid...

Precision machining with abrasive brushes

Abrasive brushes are useful tools in all sorts of applications. They’ve been around for many years and are used every day in all types...

6 Benefits of AR in manufacturing

Manufacturers are increasingly incorporating augmented reality in their digital transformation strategy. Augmented reality provides a multiplier effect for improving the efficiency and quality of...

Investigations on the tooth root bending strength of larger-sized, induction-hardened gears

Surface hardening is an economical and technological alternative to case hardening. This is especially true for larger-sized gears. Due to the necessary high case-hardening...

High-performance plastics in automotive actuator applications

Over the last two decades, the automotive industry has been putting great effort into reducing vehicle emissions by developing highly efficient modern internal combustion...