Rick Miller

Rick Miller is president and sole member of Innovative Drive Solutions LLC, a mechanical engineering consulting business that specializes in gear and geared power drive systems, design and analysis. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Miller helps clients in the United States and around the world with his technical expertise. Miller is well-known for helping customers solve their technical problems by successfully adhering to the tenet, "For every problem, there is a solution." Miller has created over 300 original gearbox designs used in a variety of industries. He is the inventor on two patents granted and one pending — a testimony to his creativity and out-of-the box thinking. Prior to leading his consultancy business he was chief engineer of Oerlikon Fairfield in Lafayette, Indiana. Miller is a member of SAE International and ASME, and is Vice Chairman of the AGMA Vehicle Gearing Committee. (Bio last updated 2017-06-01 Contact Randy Stott, Managing Editor, with changes.)

Articles by Rick Miller

  • Designing Very Strong Gear Teeth by Means of High Pressure Angles (June 2017)
    The purpose of this paper is to present a method of designing and specifying gear teeth with much higher bending and surface contact strength (reduced bending and surface contact stresses). This paper will show calculation procedures, mathematical solutions and the theoretical background equations to do this.