September 2011

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Feature Articles

Real-World Job Training the Lean Way -- And Loving It
Make no mistake -- lean manufacturing is here to stay. And no wonder. As a fiercely competitive global economy continues to alter companies’ “Main Street” thinking, that relatively new dynamic is spurring the need for “I-need-it-yesterday” production output. And for increasingly more industries -- big or small -- that means getting as lean as you can, as fast as you can.

Perhaps When You Need It Most
Gear Expo 2011 may well be a special event. Interviews with show organizers.

Next Stop Cincinnati
What's not to like about a more focused, user-friendly Gear Expo? Booth Previews.

Our special Gear Expo advertising section.

Heat Treat Society
Co-located ASM and AGMA shows are a hot ticket.

Technical Articles

Size and Material Influence on the Tooth Root, Pitting, Scuffing and Wear Load-Carrying Capacity of Fine-Module Gears
In this study, limiting values for the load-carrying-capacity of fine-module gears within the module range 0.3–1.0 mm were determined and evaluated by comprehensive, experimental investigations that employed technical, manufacturing and material influence parameters.

Analysis of Load Distribution in Planet Gear Bearings
In epicyclic gear sets designed for aeronautical applications, planet gears are generally supported by spherical roller bearings with the bearing outer race integral to the gear hub. This article presents a new method to compute roller load distribution in such bearings where the outer ring can’t be considered rigid.


Gear Expo 2011 Classifieds (Publishers Page)
A special edition of Help Wanted classified ads takes over the publisher's page.

Not All Good Ideas Are Brand New (Voices)
A reader clarifies technology presented in the March/April 2011 issue.

Reliable and Efficient Skiving (Product News)
Klingelnberg's new tool and machine concept allow for precise production.

Product News (Product News)
The complete Product News section from the September 2011 issue of Gear Technology.

2011 AGMA Fall Technical Meeting (Events)
The AGMA Fall Technical Meeting provides an opportunity to share ideas with others on the design, analysis, manufacturing and application of gears, gear drives, and related products, as well as associated processes and procedures.

Technical Calendar (Events)
The complete Technical Calendar section from the September 2011 issue of Gear Technology.

Industry News (Industry News)
The complete Industry News section from the September 2011 issue of Gear Technology.

Brick by Brick (Addendum)
Lego inspires the next generation of engineers, manufacturers and scientists.