Gear Manufacturing Technology Update       March 1, 2017
Lighter Gears by Nordex, Inc.

Lighter Gears by Nordex, Inc.

Lightening holes are holes that are added to components to lighten the weight. These can be made in several shapes: round, oval, rectangular, spokes. The holes are evenly spaced to facilitate balancing.

Other ways to lighten weight: alternate material, one piece construction ex. pulley/shaft

Popular design in Robotics, Medical, Hand Tools, Drones.


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Solar Atmospheres Molybdenum Hot Zoned Vacuum Furnace

Solar Atmospheres Molybdenum Hot Zoned Vacuum Furnace

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA recently added a very unique piece of equipment to its fleet of furnaces — a brand new, state-of-the-art, all molybdenum, hot zoned vacuum furnace. The all stainless steel chamber with a 24-inch wide x 24-inch high x 36-inch deep hot zone rated at 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit is equipped with an oversized pumping system.

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