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September/October 2005

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Gear Expo 2005

The Unofficial Guide to Gear Expo 2005
Booth Listings for Gear Expo 2005 in Detroit.

Technical Articles

Determining Power Losses in the Helical Gear Mesh
This article reviews mathematical models for individual components associated with power losses, such as windage, churning, sliding and rolling friction losses.

Gear Finishing with a Nylon Lap
The objective of this research is to develop a new lapping process that can efficiently make tooth flanks of hardened steel gears smooth as a mirror.

What to Know About Bevel Gear Grinding
Guidelines are insurance against mistakes in the often detailed work of gear manufacturing. Gear engineers, after all, can't know all the steps for all the processes used in their factories.

A Split Happened on the Way to Reliable, Higher-Volume Gear Grinding
Bevel gear manufacturers live in one of two camps: the face hobbing/lapping camp, and the face milling/grinding camp.

Measuring Pitch Diameter
Wait a minute, we don't measure pitch diameter. We're sometimes asked to measure it by customers, though, especially ones with older drawings.

Departments

Making It in America: U.S. Manufacturing Is Alive, Well and Prospering (Publishers Page)
Most firms in the gear industry we've talked to over the past year are making more gears than ever, generating more sales, and filling up their schedule books into next year and beyond.

Corus New Gear Steels Reduce Alloys Without Sacrificing Achievable Hardness (Product News)
Corus Engineering Steels' formula for its new gear steels: Maintain achievable hardness while using fewer alloys, thereby cutting steel costs for gear manufacturers.

Product News (Product News)
The complete Product News section from the September/October 2005 issue of Gear Technology.

Events (Events)
The complete Events section from the September/October 2005 issue of Gear Technology, including a profile of the UTS plastic gear course.

Industry News (Industry News)
The complete Industry News section from the September/October 2005 issue of Gear Technology.

Crossword (Addendum)
A gear lover's crossword puzzle, courtesy of the Addendum team.