Plastic Gear Design Remains a Work in ProgressBy Jack McGuinn, Senior Editor
Despite the development and availability of a number of newly engineered, rugged materials intended for plastic gear applications, some engineers/designers continue to believe metal is better. Here are some of the big-picture issues facing designers of plastic gear systems.
Faster Masters from Forest City Gear
Forest City Gear can produce hardened and precision ground master gears for customers in as little as two to three weeks from receipt of order, thanks to the complete machining resources available on-site at Forest City Gear. These include OD turning and boring of hard material, the ability to finish grind gear teeth from solid with any modification to form required, achieving quality levels of AGMA 12 or better, and various secondary operations. For more information visit:
Gleason Plastic Gears: Where Precision Takes Shape
Dream it, we can make it. Gleason Plastic Gears is your single source for the design, manufacture, assembly and inspection of all types of cylindrical and bevel plastic gearing for applications requiring greater precision and ingenuity. Our custom molded gear solutions leverage KISSsoftÂ® Gear Design Software to deliver the smoothest, quietest and best performing gear mesh possible.
New Hydro Lubricants are Causing a Revolution
See how KlĂĽber Lubrication uses water as a base fluid component in a specialty lubricant that cuts friction by a factor of 10â€”letting you revolutionize gear performance.
Atmosphere Refractory Relines
Let Ipsenâ€™s experienced atmosphere team help you evaluate your current refractory conditions and plan your next refractory reline. With decades of experience, our professional technicians have the knowledge and resources to ensure the use of proper refractory reline materials to restore your furnace back to its original condition. Restore your furnace.
IMTS Preview: Star SU
Star SU (North Hall, Booth 236909) is pleased to announce they will be showcasing the new Star NXT Tool Grinder at IMTS that is designed with big machine capabilities and a small machine footprint.
IMTS Preview: JTEKT Toyoda Americas Corporation
Combining lean thinking with cutting edge solutions, JTEKT Toyoda Americas Corporation plans to unveil six new machines of their 15 featured during IMTS 2018. Toyodaâ€™s anchored position in the South Hall (#338519) will exhibit live machine tools, automation, IoT solutions, and innovative presentations.
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