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   Gear Manufacturing Technology Update       May 13, 2020

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Optimal Polymer Gear Design: Metal-to-Plastic Conversion

Nowadays, the progress in polymer materials and injection molding processing has enabled a drastic expansion of plastic gear applications. They are used not only for lightly loaded motion transmissions, but also in moderately loaded power drives in automotive, agriculture, medical, robotics, and many other industries.

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Gear Carburizing in Vacuum

Gear Carburizing in Vacuum

Solar Atmospheres provides low pressure vacuum carburizing (LPVC) that significantly increases the surface hardness/strength of steel parts for improved friction and wear. Performing LPVC in a vacuum furnace eliminates oxygen and prevents IGO (intergranular oxidation) that is inherent in atmospheric carburizing, resulting in clean parts with less distortion reducing post process finishing operations, and costs.

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Gear cutting tool solutions from Star SU

Gear cutting tool solutions from Star SU

Star SU carries a wide variety of new cutting tools and provides precision tool re-sharpening services. In addition, advanced coatings, including Oerlikon Balzer's ALTENSA and Alcrona Pro, are available and can increase cutting speeds, extend the life of your tools and lower your costs...

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