March/April 2018

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Feature Articles

Pushing Boundaries
Induction hardening is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to thermochemical diffusion processes such as carburizing, and as it does so, manufacturers are on a never-ending quest to expand the scope of what's possible with the technology.

What is the Latest in Heat Treating
The following article highlights some of the new heat treat products, technologies and industry news articles that have come across our desks.

A Look at Intelligent Workholding and Toolholding
New Solutions Aim at Reducing Changeover Times and Improving Reliability

Technical Articles

Effect of Non-Metallic Inclusions on Bending Fatigue Performance in High Strength 4140 Steel
Three samples of quenched and tempered 4140 steel, with varying levels of oxygen and sulfur, were submitted to a series of bending fatigue tests.

Reliability, Lifetime and Safety Factors
A discussion of ISO and AGMA standards for gears, shafts and bearings, and the art of designing a gearbox that meets your requirements.

Departments

Training the Next Generation (Publishers Page)
Last issue, when I went over the results from our annual State of the Gear Industry survey, I was being too nice. Sure, there's still a lot of optimism about the business climate. Gear manufacturers are mostly busy. For most, 2018 looks like it will be at least a little better than 2017. But there are dark clouds ahead, and they've been building for some time.

Frenco REANY Gear Inspection Software Melds Data from Multiple Sources (Product News)
REANY is software for the evaluation of gears and splines that have been measured completely on all teeth. It is suited to both quality assessment and analyzing the causes for deviations. REANY is short for Reality Analysis.

Product News (Product News)
New machining fluids for automotive, jaw boring rings, virtual machine simulation and coordinate measuring software are highlighted in the March/April 2018 issue of Gear Technology.

Calendar (Events)
The complete technical calendar from the March/April 2018 issue of Gear Technology

Industry News (Industry News)
Germany adopts ISO 1328 standard for the measurement of gears, plus other news and announcements from around the industry.

The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth (Addendum)
It's Perfectly Acceptable to Bring Work Home with You for Maker Faire