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March/April 2012

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Feature Articles

Manufacturers Guide to Heat Treating Large Gears
The large gears found in mining, steel, construction, off-road, marine and energy applications—massive and robust in nature—need to tackle the greatest production demands. This, in turn, means that a special emphasis must be put on the heat treating methods used to increase the wear resistance and strength properties of gears this size.

The Plastic Gear Pay-Off
Eliminating noise, weight and wear proves valuable in 2012.

Technical Articles

Ask the Expert - Bevel Gear Mounting
I am currently writing a design procedure for the correct method for setting up bevel gears in a gearbox for optimum performance...

Controlling Gear Distortion and Residual Stresses During Induction Hardening
Induction hardening is widely used in both the automotive and aerospace gear industries to minimize heat treat distortion and obtain favorable compressive residual stresses for improved fatigue performance. The heating process during induction hardening has a significant effect on the quality of the heat-treated parts. However, the quenching process often receives less attention even though it is equally important.

The Relative Performance of Spur Gears Manufactured from Steel and PEEK
This paper seeks to compare the data generated from test rig shaft encoders and torque transducers when using steel-steel, steel-plastic and plastic-plastic gear combinations in order to understand the differences in performance of steel and plastic gears.

Departments

Report from India (Publishers Page)
Publisher Michael Goldstein describes his experiences at the IPTEX 2012 show and the unveiling of Gear Technology India.

Product News (Product News)
The complete Product News section from the March/April 2012 issue of Gear Technology.

Technical Calendar (Events)
The complete Technical Calendar from the March/April 2012 issue of Gear Technology.

Industry News (Industry News)
The complete Industry News section from the March/April 2012 issue of Gear Technology.

The New Now: U.S. Workforce Sustainability (Addendum)
Faithful Addendum readers are accustomed to finding upbeat, whimsical and oddball stories about gears in this space. What follows is not about gears, exactly. Rather, it is, as opposed to the usual bleak news about America losing its manufacturing mojo—a look at a positive, hopeful development in that regard.