Michael E. Burnett
Michael Burnett, a technologist at the Timken Steel corporation, earned a Bachelorâ€™s degree from Purdue University and a Masterâ€™s degree from the Colorado School of Mines â€” both in Metallurgical Engineering before joining the company 35 years ago. He has since worked primarily in a technical capacity developing and implementing advanced engineered steels and technologies for crankshafts, gears, bearings and other demanding applications, with an emphasis on improving both the manufacturing and performance characteristics. (Bio last updated 2018-03-01 Contact Randy Stott, Managing Editor, with changes.)
Articles by Michael E. Burnett
- Effect of Non-Metallic Inclusions on Bending Fatigue Performance in High Strength 4140 Steel (March/April 2018)
Three samples of quenched and tempered 4140 steel, with varying levels of oxygen and sulfur, were submitted to a series of bending fatigue tests.
- Improved Broaching Steel Technology (July 2016)
Broaching is a machining technique commonly used to cut gear teeth or cam profiles for the high volume manufacture of power transmission parts used in vehicles (Refs. 1â€“2). This article shows how the right gear blank material can make all the difference if you want to get more parts out of each tool.