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Gear Technology E-mail Newsletter September 2014 Edition

Your Monthly Resource on Gear Manufacturing.

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Want to Learn More About Gears? Ask the Expert!

Gear Technology Ask the Expert Gear Technology's "Ask the Expert" column is where readers like you have the opportunity to consult with leading experts in the field of gear manufacturing. Each issue we share that expertise with the practical, hands-on know-how you need. Here's a sampling of recent questions and answers:

Additives: Anti-Wear vs. Anti-Scuff: Is One Better?
While I have read a reasonable amount of the literature on the pros and cons of anti-wear and anti-scuff additives, I find that the more I read, the more confused I become. I could use some clarity in my life. Can you help?
Read the expert answer from our August issue.

The Pros - And Mostly Cons - Of Fully Ground Root Fillets
For maximum life in carburized and ground gearing, I have been advised that fully grinding a radius into the root gives maximum resistance against fatigue failures. Others have advised that a hobbed and unground radius root form is best. Which is best, and why?
Read the expert answer from our August issue.

Deciding When to Go Plastic
Can my metal gears be replaced with plastic?
Read the expert answer from our July issue.

Bevel & Hypoid Gears: Measuring Backlash
Please tell me the best method(s) for measuring backlash in bevel gears.
Read the expert answer from our June issue.

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Latest News

Things are happening in the gear industry. Here's the latest.

ITAMCO Donates Zeiss CMM to Plymouth High School
ITAMCO (Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies) has donated a Zeiss Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) to the Precision Tool Manufacturing Training Program for high school students. The donation was announced at IMTS 2014...Read more.

US Cutting Tool Consumption Strongest to Date
June U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $181 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute and AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report (CTMR) collaboration, was up 7.3 percent from May's total and up 9.9 percent from June 2013...Read more.

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