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The article "Selection of Material and Compatible Heat Treatments for Gearing" appeared in the May/June 1986 issue of Gear Technology.

Summary
The manufacturing process to produce a gear essentially consist of: material selection, blank preshaping, tooth shaping, heat treatment, and final shaping. Only by carefully integrating of the various operations into a complete manufacturing system can an optimum gear be obtained. The final application of the gear will determine what strength characteristics will be required which subsequently determine the material and heat treatments.

Keywords
heat treating, materials, metallurgy, steel, cast iron, carburizing, nitriding, carbonitriding

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