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Gear Technology E-mail Newsletter March 2012

Your Monthly Resource on Gear Manufacturing.


April 2012

Gear Technology's monthly e-newsletter brings you highly targeted information on gear manufacturing.

In this newsletter, you'll find related articles, back issues, featured products, videos and more. Many of these items are exclusive to the e-newsletter.

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Quality & Inspection—Product Roundup

by Matthew Jaster, Associate Editor

Quality & Inspection In aerospace/defense, automotive, energy and medical applications precision and reliability is always a top priority. Whether its fighter jets, tactical helicopters, wind turbines, family minivans or medical operating equipment the gears and other components must maintain the highest quality demands. Because of this, quality/inspection products, software and systems are always in flux, continually getting updated to meet the latest technological demands of these various industries...

Read the e-news exclusive article.

photo courtesy Wenzel


Featured Event (advertisement)

Get Into Gear with Sandvik Coromant, May 2
Sandvik Get Into Gear Event

Join Sandvik Coromant for a FREE one-day gear milling event May 2, from 9:00AM – 4:00PM at the Sandvik Coromant Productivity Center in Schaumburg, IL.

See technical presentations and live machining demonstrations on our newest Höfler HF1000 hob/gear milling machine. Industry specialists will highlight new gear machining technologies and innovative methods to increase productivity in gear milling operations by as much as 300%.

Tooling demonstrations will include the CoroMill 176 indexable hob cutter, CoroMill 170 disc/gear gashing cutter and CoroMill 177 tangential insert roughing hob. Breakout sessions will further investigate machining techniques such as InvoMilling™, UpGear machining and hard part machining.

Register Now

Goldstein's Gear Technology Matchmaking Service: Capacity Available

In the January/February 2012 issue, publisher Michael Goldstein offered to use this space to help our industry fill its excess manufacturing capacity. Last newsletter featured a number of listings. Here's one more.

CNC Lathes and Milling Machines - Excess Capacity
Pulley Manufacturers International has excess capacity on its CNC Lathes and CNC Milling Machines. They can do all kinds of turning and milling work from drawings supplied by the customer. In addition, they specialize in manufacturing timing pulleys from aluminum, steel and plastic. They can turn up to 6 inches diameter. For milling, they can handle flat materials up to 50 inches length and 3 feet wide. Respond to or visit for more info.

Featured Service (advertisement)

Metal Improvement Company
Metal Improvement Company LLC

Want to make your gears... Last longer... Withstand higher loads... Perform better???

Shot peening is the most effective post production way to increase the fatigue strength of transmission gears.  It works by inducing a layer of compressive residual stress preventing or delaying the initiation and propogation of fatigue cracks especially in the root radius. When combined with isotropic superfinishing (C.A.S.E.) transmissions benefit from protection against micro-pitting, improved efficiency, lower operating temperature and reduced wear.  

Learn more at our one day seminar “Improving the life and performance of critical transmissions” to be held at Huddersfield University, UK on Wednesday 25th April 2012 free registration online at

News of Note

Things are happening in the gear industry. Here's a look at some of the latest.

AGMA Awards Key Members at Annual Meeting
The American Gear Manufacturers Association recently announced that Bipin and Linda Doshi, of Schafer Gear Works, Inc. have been named the recipients of the AGMA Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is bestowed "to the rare individual or individuals who have demonstrated superior vision, leadership and dedication in advancing the gear industry and the American Gear Manufacturers Association."...Read more.

Romax to Present Gear Whine Paper at VDI
Romax Technology will present a technical paper, jointly written with Hyundai Motor Company, at the international VDI Transmissions in Vehicles 2012 conference. Romax's Director of Simulation Technology, Younsu Park will be presenting the paper titled, "8 Speed Automatic Transmission NVH Improvements - Asymmetric Sideband Whine Noise Troubleshooting."...Read more.

AGMA Partners with IHS for Gear Market Report
AGMA, in partnership with the economic forecasting firm IHS Global Insight, are providing a forecasting subscription service called The Gear Market Report. This comprehensive report provides information on the U.S. Economic Conditions, Industry Conditions for Gears, Gear Market Bookings, and Gear Market Shipments... Read more.

Featured Event (advertisement)

Be There! Get in on the Gear Growth!
IMTS 2012

More gears are being produced now than ever before, with demand expected to grow to more than $30 billion next year.

The demand is not just for more gears, but better gears. That’s why you need to attend IMTS 2012. The world's leading providers of machines, tools, software, automation and inspection systems will demonstrate their latest innovations.  

Grinders. Shapers. Lasers. EDM. Hobbers. Machining Centers. Lathes. Milling Machines. Testers. And More! When you attend IMTS, you hone your competitive edge. You have to be there to stay in the game. Sign Up Today!

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