November/December 2006

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Feature Articles

State of the Gear Industry 2006
In October, Gear Technology conducted an anonymous survey of gear manufacturers. More than 300 answered questions about their manufacturing operations and current challenges.

It's All About the Science at Gear Research Institute
Interview with Dr. Suren Rao, managing director of the Gear Research Institute.

Technical Articles

Characteristics of Master Gears
The two-flank roll test measures kickout (tooth-to-tooth composite error) and tooth thickness. In this article, it will be shown that measured values vary with the number of teeth on the master gear.

Optimization of the Gear Profile Grinding Process Utilizing an Analogy Process
In order to grind gears burn-free and as productively as possible, a better understanding of the process is required.

Gear Design: Multipoint Properties are Key to Selecting Thermoplastic Materials
The palette of thermoplastic materials for gears has grown rapidly, as have the applications themselves. Designers need to be aware of key properties and attributes in selecting the right material.


Coming Soon! The New Gear Technology - Bigger! Better! More Often! (Publishers Page)
Psst! Hey buddy, can you keep a secret? Don't tell anyone, but the folks at Gear Technology are planning all kinds of changes...

Product News (Product News)
The complete Product News from November/December 2006.

Events (Events)
The complete Events section from November/December 2006, including coverage of Gear China.

Industry News (Industry News)
The complete Industry News section from November/December 2006.

Galleria Gears (Addendum)
For those of us in the gear industry, the concept of gear design is all about involutes, ratios and diameters. Alexander Kirberg has a different vision.