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High Temperature Vacuum Carburizing Drives Alloy Development

Vacuum carburizing (low pressure carburizing, or LPC) is a process used to impart hardness, wear resistance and increased fatigue life […]

Induction Hardening for Wind Turbine Bearing Rings

It seems nothing  —  not even a worldwide financial crisis — can stop the rise of wind energy. The 2008-12 […]

TOOLING & WORKHOLDING: Making the Most of G90’s Advantages

In his article, “Uncover Hidden Potentials in Hobbing,” which appeared in the June 2014 issue of Gear Solutions, Dr. Friedrich […]

Molecular Decomposition Process = Electrochemical Assisted Precision Form Grinding

Introduction Molecular decomposition process is an electrochemical grinding process that has been refined to enable: • The removal of increased […]

Forging: 101

Introduction PeripWhen buyers must select a process and supplier for the production of a critical metal component, they face an […]

Application of ICME to Optimize Metallurgy and Improve Performance of Carburizable Steels

Introduction QuesTek Innovations LLC  (“QuesTek”) of  Evanston,  IL  uses  its  proprietary  Materials  by  Design® expertise and technology in conjunction with […]

Powder Metallurgy of High Density Helical Gears

Powder Metallurgy is a proven technology to produce high strength gears for the automotive industry.  Advances in powder production, compaction, […]

A New Standard Under Development: Specifying Powder Metallurgy Gears

In the early nineties, I was working at a transmission manufacturing facility in Indiana that made lawn and garden transmissions. […]

Failure Analysis of H13 Gear Blank Forging Dies

Forging is defined as the process of working hot metal into a desired shape by impact or pressure1. The hot […]

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Gear Molding – Where It’s Heading

Plastic gears are growing larger, more precise, more complex in geometry and more powerful. High performance resins and long-fiber compounds […]

Ductile Iron for Open Gearing – A Current Perspective

Gears made for applications in the mining and cement industries cover a wide range in terms of size and transmitted […]

Cost Reduction Using Powder Metal for Pump and Metering Gears

Powder Metal (PM) gears are used in pumps across a wide spectrum of industries. These include lube pumps for power […]

From Many, One

In June 2013, a $1B industrial equipment manufacturer was on a cost savings mission for an assembled worm gear that […]

Powder Metal Gears, Part IX

In Part IV, Macro Design was discussed and a corrugated web was presented. The idea of the corrugated web came […]

Casting, Forming, and Forging

There are many methods for manufacturing gears, including: Metal removal processes (hobbing, shaping, milling, shaving, grinding, honing, and lapping) Various […]

Comparative Corrosion Characteristics of Ground and Superfinished Gear Steels

The described effort was undertaken to assess the impact of the isotropic superfinishing (ISF®) process on the corrosion resistance of […]

Induction Heating: A Guide to the Process and Its Benefits

Induction hardening is being increasingly used within the gear industry. However, before looking at the advantages of the method, it […]

A New Material for High-Speed Hobbing

Without them, our world would not move. Watches, cars, boats, wind turbines—they are all driven by gears. For more than […]

Cryogenics Comes of Age

Manufacturing innovations that impart better performance, cost savings, and longer component life are typically expensive, require new equipment, and new […]

Processing New Gear Steels

Carburized steel gears are widely used for power transmission in rotorcraft, transportation vehicles, agricultural and off-road equipment, industrial rotating equipment, […]

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