May 2008

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The Global Gear Industry

Before You Go--A China Gear Market Update
It would not be an exaggeration to say that China is often the most-covered country in the news today.

Communication Breakdown--Overcoming Cultural and Language Barriers in the Global Gear Market
If you've read any business publications lately, chances are you've seen an article or two covering language and cultural barriers in the global marketplace.

Technical Articles

Pitting Load Capacity of Helical Gears
Influences of Load Distribution and Tooth Flank Modifications as Considered in a New, DIN/ISO-Compatible Calculation Method

Manufacturing Net-Shaped, Cold-Formed Gears
A net-shaped metal forming process has been developed for manufacturing quality, durable, high-yield and cost-efficient gears for high-volume production.

Calibration of Two-Flank Roll Testers
The presence of significant errors in the two-flank roll test (a work gear rolled in tight mesh against a master gear) is well-known, but generally overlooked.

Update on the National Center for Gear Metrology
The status on traceability of gear artifacts in the United States.


Just a Bad Dream (Publishers Page)
There's a monster under the bed of the nation's economy. It has the same power over many adults as a child's nightmare.

The Global Gear Industry--What Does the Future Hold (Voices)
Understanding the differences of how the gear industry works in individual territories around the world is vital to any company that wishes to succeed on a global basis.

Product News (Product News)
The complete Product News section from the May 2008 issue of Gear Technology.

Events (Events)
2008 World Congress on Powder Metallurgy, plus the technical calendar. Complete Events section from May 2008 Gear Technology.

Industry News (Industry News)
The complete Industry News section from the May 2008 issue of Gear Technology.

Micro-Machined Memories (Addendum)
Dollhouses may be toys for children, but an old-time working miniature machine shop is the ultimate toy for a self-proclaimed hobby machinist like Greg Bierck.