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Multi-Metal Composite Gear-Shaft Technology

The article "Multi-Metal Composite Gear-Shaft Technology" appeared in the January/February 1995 issue of Gear Technology.

A research program, conducted in conjunction with a U.S. Army contract, has resulted in the development of manufacturing technology to produce a multi-metal composite gear/shaft representing a substantial weight savings compared to a solid steel component. Inertia welding is used to join a steel outer ring to a light-weight titanium alloy web and/or shaft through the use of a suitable interlayer material such as aluminum.

shafts, inertia welding

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