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Layout of the Gear Micro Geometry

The last phase in sizing a gear pair is to specify the flank line and profile modifications, also known as […]

An Approach to Find Optimal Topological Modification to Duplicate Tooth Flank Form of the Existing Gear

Recently, the cutting of bevel gears on universal five-axis milling machines has been widely accepted as a promising solution to […]

Gear Resonance Analysis and Experimental Verification Using Rapid Prototyped Gears

Weight reduction is of great importance in the design of gearing for aerospace applications. Natural resonance responses of the gear […]

Contact Analysis for Planets in KISSsoft

KISSsoft’s contact analysis software is widely used because it calculates a wide variety of characteristics of interest for gears that […]

Two Case Studies in the Mining Industry with the KISSsoft Gearbox Variant Generator

When designing gears, the size, weight, and manufacturing cost can be influenced to a great extent by both strategically splitting […]

Epicyclic Load Sharing Map-Application As a Design Tool

One of the main advantages of planetary transmissions is that the input torque is split into a number of parallel […]

Controlling the Process

Gear manufacturers have always embraced the latest technologies, constantly fine-tuning their operations to eliminate glitches and optimize efficiencies. This has […]

Thin Rims for Internal Gears

In today’s applications it is increasingly important to use space and resource-saving gears. One possibility is to design the rim […]

Comparing AGMA and FEA Calculations

Current AGMA standards provide information about the calculations of loose gears and gearbox components, with recommendations primarily based on the […]

A Software Solution for Gear Noise Problems

Finnish-based tractor manufacturer Valtra’s continued drive toward innovation remains imperative for its future success. With tractor sales falling worldwide in […]

Epicyclic Gearing: A Handbook

Recent articles in Gear Solutions have discussed epicyclic gearing, but often in the context of experienced engineers. As more and […]

A Revelation in Advanced Software Technology

Bryant Grinder has always been at the forefront of grinding machine technology. Founded in Springfield, Vermont, in 1909, the company […]

New Technologies in Analytical CNC Gear Inspection

The value of analytical gear measurement grows as advances in technology allow gears to be measured in ways that help […]

Calculating Tooth Form Transmission Error

The variation of the tooth meshing stiffness is a primary source of noise. In production lines for gear manufacturing in […]

The Case for a Common Standard

This article is an open invitation to all gear designers and others who specify gear manufacturing tolerances, and those who […]

Reverse Engineering the Right Way

Reverse engineering — the deconstruction and analysis of an object for the purpose of constructing a copy or replacement of […]

Control Solutions for Maximized Manufacturing

American gear manufacturing companies are under increasing pressure to maximize productivity while reducing cost and obtaining consistent quality parts in […]

An Animated Approach to Plotting Profiles

Trochoid Spiral (TS) and Epitrochoidal Spiral (ETS) curves and special flash animations were developed by the author in 2004 and […]

A New Standard in Gear Inspection

In the June 2005 issue of Gear Solutions magazine we presented an article entitled “An Elementary Guide to Gear Inspection.” […]

Case Study: KAPP Technologies

The Challenge Fulton Precision Industries, Inc., operates a 78,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania. Since 1995, Fulton has been […]

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