September 2012

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Feature Articles

IMTS 2012 Product Preview
Previews of manufacturing technology related to gears that will be on display at IMTS 2012.

IMTS 2012 Booth Listings
Complete listing of booths with relevant gear manufacturing technologies.

Special advertising section for IMTS 2012

IMTS 2012 Events, Conferences and Some Just Plain Fun
IMTS exists primarily as a buy-and-sell North American venue for practically every conceivable technology used in manufacturing, and in that regard it has no equal. There you’ll find on display the latest and greatest technology, from hardware to software and everything in between. But anyone who has attended past shows is aware that IMTS is much more than that. Following is a rundown of "extracurricular" activities you’ll find waiting for your edification and enjoyment.

Technical Articles

Refurbishing a Ball Mill ; Bevel Gear Backlash
Our experts comment on reverse engineering herringbone gears and contact pattern optimization.

How Bearing Design Improves Gearbox Performance
Gearbox performance, reliability, total cost of ownership (energy cost), overall impact on the environment, and anticipation of additional future regulations are top-of-mind issues in the industry. Optimization of the bearing set can significantly improve gearbox performance.

How to Minimize Power Losses in Transmissions, Axles and Steering Systems
By increasing the number of gears and the transmission-ratio spread, the engine will run with better fuel efficiency and without loss of driving dynamics. Transmission efficiency itself can be improved by: using fuelefficient transmission oil; optimizing the lubrication systems and pumps; improving shifting strategies and optimizing gearings; and optimizing bearings and seals/gaskets.


America Needs a Different Kind of Candidate (Publishers Page)
The two candidates in the upcoming presidential election offer two distinctly different approaches to solving America’s economic problems -- neither of which is likely to be successful

GT extras (GT Extras)
The latest videos, newsletter articles and other online materials you can't find anywhere else

Sicmat Utilizes NUM CNC Systems (Product News)
A high-performance, 11-axis CNC system from NUM has enabled machine tool manufacturer Sicmat to create a gear honing machine that sets a new industry standard for post-hardening fine finishing.

Product News (Product News)
The complete Product News section from the September 2012 issue of Gear Technology.

Calendar (Events)
The complete Technical Calendar from the September 2012 issue of Gear Technology.

Industry News (Industry News)
The complete Industry News section from the September 2012 issue of Gear Technology.

Keeping Time Hawaiian Style (Addendum)
Clayton Boyer specializes in kinetic sculpture -- especially wooden gear clocks -- and he'd like to share his plans with you.