Long-Life, Low-cost, Near-Net-Shape forged Gears
The article "Long-Life, Low-cost, Near-Net-Shape forged Gears" appeared in the May/June 1995 issue of Gear Technology.
Near-net gear forging today is producing longer life gears at significantly lower costs than traditional manufacturing techniques. Advances in forging equipment, controls and die-making capability have been combined to produce commercially viable near-net-shape gears in diameters up to 17" with minimum stock allowances. These forged gears require only minimal finishing to meet part tolerance specifications.
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