Aug 1, 2015
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CASE STUDY: Cold Forming Technology, Inc., and...

By: Anna Claire Howard

Cold Forming Technology, Inc., and West Michigan Spline, Inc., chose to lead by example and show what happens when two similar companies opt for collaboration instead of...

INSPECTION & METROLOGY: The Benefits of Using...

By: Brian Slone

There is both a cost-effective and timesaving approach to evaluating the quality condition of a spline ring gage — the simple-to-use Tapered-Tooth Master Plug (TMP). This...

TOOLING & WORKHOLDING: Large and Small Gear...

By: Brad Evans & Matt Panosh

As demand for higher-quality precision gears continues to rise, so does the need for high-quality gear manufacturing machines that can get the job done and skilled machinists...

TOOLING & WORKHOLDING: Making the Most of G90s...

By: Paul Lindquist & Tim Babbitt

G90 material can be used to replace carbide in some hobbing applications. It can also provide increased production rates, increased tool life, or a combination of both of these...

Departments
  • Materials Matter: Fred Eberle -

    When analyzing gear tooth bending fatigue, keep in mind that the influence of frequency on the gears cannot be underestimated and natural frequencies should be avoided all together.

  • Tooth Tips: David Senkfor -

    Finding qualified employees isn’t an easy task, especially in the gear manufacturing industry, and there are several key factors to keep in mind when searching for the best addition to your staff.

  • Hot Seat: Jack Titus -

    Recent years have shown that metal alternatives — ceramics and ceramic composites —are achieving real-world applications in the automotive and aviation industries, and the potential for lightweight drivetrain applications can’t be far behind.

  • Trend Talks: Anna Claire Howard -

    Maintaining a high level of quality in gear production relies heavily on the governing industry standard. However, adhering to that standard is optional.

  • Q&A with Peter Riehle -

    President and CEO
    WITTENSTEIN North America

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