June 2008

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Alternative Gear Manufacturing

Injection Molded Innovation
Alternative business strategies from some alternative gear manufacturers.

The Powder Metal Method
Despite economic uncertainty, the future looks promising for PM Gears.

Technical Articles

Material Integrity in Molded Plastic Gears and its Dependence on Molding Practices
The quality of molded plastic gears is typically judged by dimensional feature measurements only. This practice overlooks potential deficiencies in the molding process.

Study of the Correlation Between Theoretical and Actual Gear Fatigue Test Data on a Polyamide
In the past two years DSM has been conducting fatigue tests on actual molded gears in order to provide design data.


Your Two Cents (Publishers Page)
As publisher of Gear Technology, I spend a lot of time thinking about ways to improve the content of our magazine...now it's your turn.

HMC Lassos World's Largest Gear Grinder (Product News)
Hofler Rapid 6000 Makes North American Debut at Highway Machine Company.

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

Events (Events)
The complete Events section from the June 2008 issue of Gear Technology.

To Err is Human. But Making a Habit of it Will Cost You (Industry News)
Everyone makes mistakes. Nobody's perfect. We've all heard those or similar words, and if you happen to be in charge of your company's quality efforts, you've probably heard them more than most people.

Industry News (Industry News)
The complete industry news section from the June 2008 issue of Gear Technology.

Gears in Vogue (Addendum)
As much as we live, breathe, and sleep gears, there aren't too many of us who actually wear gears.