November/December 2014

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Feature Articles

From a technological perspective, there typically aren't many EUREKA! breakthroughs in the "state of the gear industry" to report, and 2014 was really no different.

2014 State of the Gear Industry
Gear Technology's annual State-of-the-Gear-Industry survey polls gear manufacturers about the latest trends and opinions relating to the overall health of the gear industry.

Making it in Mobile
"If it's broken, bring it on in." That's the advice offered by Roy Parker, president and owner of Jones Welding Company Inc.

Buyers Guide Category Listing
Industry Buyers Guide

Buyers Guide A to Z listing
All listings A to Z

Keeping it in the Family
In this online-only exclusive, we present a profile of Jones Welding Company.

Technical Articles

Application of Statistical Process Capability Indices in Gear Manufacturing
This article discusses applications of statistical process capability indices for controlling the quality of tooth geometry characteristics, including profile and lead as defined by current AGMA-2015, ISO-1328, and DIN-3960 standards. It also addresses typical steps to improve manufacturing process capability for each of the tooth geometry characteristics when their respective capability indices point to an incapable process.

Fabrication of Directly Designed Gears with Symmetric and Asymmetric Teeth
When compared with the traditional gear design approach - based on pre-selected, typically standard generating rack parameters - the alternative Direct Gear Design method provides certain advantages for custom, high-performance gear drives.


Step Right Up and Have Your Fortune Told (Publishers Page)
Most companies spend this time of year crystal ball gazing. Managers want to know the future so they can make projections, plan schedules, determine budgets and make major decisions that will ensure their success.

Product News (Product News)
The complete Product News section from the November/December 2014 issue.

Small-Module Gear Design (Ask the Expert)
Gears with a diametral pitch 20 and greater, or a module 1.25 millimeters and lower, are called fine-pitch or low-module gears. The design of these gears has its own specifics.

Gleason Hosts WZL Gear Conference USA (Events)
The 5th WZL Gear Conference USA took place October 22-23 at the Gleason Works facility in Rochester, NY. More than 130 gear technologists participated

Industry News (Industry News)
The complete Industry News section from the November/December 2014 issue.

Like to Have Your Own Airplane (Addendum)
Were Thomas Jefferson around today, he'd be all over the Double-A engine's development and everything it represents. And what is the Double-A engine; what does its successful design and execution represent, you ask?