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Gear Technology E-mail Newsletter May 2014 Edition

Your Monthly Resource on Gear Manufacturing.

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The Journey or the Destination?

Charles D. Schultz I belong to a number of online technical forums besides contributing to the occasional "Ask the Expert" column here at Gear Technology. Lately I have noticed a disturbing (at least to me) trend of questioners just wanting to be directed to an app or given the specific answer, rather than wade through an explanation or a reference book/paper. At the risk of sounding like a curmudgeon -- or your old math teacher -- sometimes you have to experience the trials of the journey to appreciate the wonders of the destination. To be perfectly blunt -- there should be no helicopter rides to the mountain top...Read More.

A Sure Sign of Spring

Over the years, some of the luster has come off the Indianapolis 500, but it remains a major cultural influence. I caught the racing bug as a kid growing up in Milwaukee, and looked forward to the start of practice at the Brickyard much more than the baseball opener. And given what we do for a living, I have since learned that many of my friends in the gear trade feel the same way... Read More.

We invite you to stop by and add your thoughts and ideas to any of the discussions on the blog.


Advanced heat treatment furnaces for mass production

Advanced Heat Treatment Furnaces for Mass Production

Mass production of components used for critical functions in large heavy-duty machines requires that strict industry specifications be met. Low cost-per-part targets are also essential, while achieving repeatable quality over very large production volumes.

Learn how Ipsen atmosphere furnace technologies can make your plant more efficient.

NILES ZE 400 - Flexible, Reliable, Significant Savings

NILES ZE 400 - Flexible, Reliable, Significant Savings

  • Compact, ergonomic
  • Internal / external gears & special profiles
  • Electric direct-drive, optional hydrostatic
  • From drive technology to wind power
Immediate delivery available for our house ZE 400:

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EMAG Offers Vertical Pick-Up Turning Machine

EMAG Offers Vertical Pick-Up Turning Machine

The specialists at EMAG have developed their solution for the machining of shafts up to 400 mm length and 63 mm diameter in their VT 2-4 4-axis Vertical Pick-Up Turning Machine. Its automation provides for very fast chip-to-chip times and ensures component costs are kept low...

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The Technology Shift
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