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The article "The Fundamentals of Gear Press Quenching" appeared in the March/April 1994 issue of Gear Technology.

Summary
Most steel gear applications require appreciable loads to be applied that will result in high bending and compressive stresses. For the material (steel) to meet these performance criteria, the gear must be heat treated. Associated with this thermal processing is distortion. To control the distortion and achieve repeatable dimensional tolerances, the gear will be constrained during the quenching cycle of the heat treatment process. This type of fixture quenching is the function of gear quench pressing equipment.

Keywords
press quench, quench press, heat treating, quenching, basics, gear fundamentals

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