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Gear Technology E-mail Newsletter October 2011

Your Monthly Resource on Gear Manufacturing.


October 2011

Gear Technology's monthly e-newsletter brings you highly targeted information on gear manufacturing. The October 2011 issue focuses on Honing, Lapping & Polishing.

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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The Benefits of Gear Honing

Quiet, Robust and Reliable Finishing Method Offers Key Advantages

The Benefits of Gear Honing Economically, gear honing, has become an essential part in the production of high-speed transmissions. Gears that have been honed—compared to ground—offer excellent wear characteristics and are extremely quiet. But the benefits of this finishing technology don't end with high-speed transmissions.

Read the e-news exclusive article.

photo courtesy American Wera


Featured Product (advertisement)

Spline & Gear Measurement Made EasySpline and Gear Measurement Made Easy
Comtorgage Corporation designs & builds easy to use, rugged and repeatable hand held gages for the measurement of Pitch Diameter (Measurement Over Pins, Measurment Between Pins) of internal or external splines and gears. Comtor Spline Gages incorporate two (or three) AGD gage pins of the same size as specified on the part print. The pins are allowed to "float" to compensate for minor misalignment or variations in tooth spacing. Measurement results are monitored via Digital or Analog Amplifier.
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Related Articles — Editors' Picks

Gear Technology's article archive provides a great resource for articles on gear honing, lapping and polishing. Here are some of our editors' picks of recent articles related to the topic.


Featured Product (advertisement)

Normac Grinding Wheel Dressers and Dressing Stations Breathe New Life Into Your Old Gear Grinding Machines

CNC Super-Precision Dressers and Dressing Stations with Accuracy to +/- 0.002 mm.

Normac custom retrofits Formaster CNC wheel dressers to your existing grinding machine. Your product will gain a level of precision it may never have had before.

Formaster has been installed on gear, spline, broach, OD/ID, surface, curving coupling and thread grinding machines, among others. Also available to OEMs for integration in new products.

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News of Note

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

Tester Measures Camshafts with Gears
An upgraded camshaft measuring machine that is designed with a wide diameter offset follower to accommodate larger diameter cams with built-in gears is being introduced by Adcole Corporation of Marlborough, Massachusetts...Read more.

LMC Face Drivers Improve Turning Productivity
Gear hobbing is easier and more productive with Neidlein's FDNC face driver from LMC Workholding. With Neidlein's FDNC Face Drivers, hobbing can be done in one operation eliminating the use of a chuck...Read more.

ZF Opens First U.S. Plant for Wind Turbine Gearboxes
ZF Friedrichshafen AG has opened a plant for the production of wind turbine gearboxes in Gainesville near Atlanta, Georgia. As of 2012, the company supplies gearboxes of the two-megawatt performance class for Vestas from the new location... Read more.


Featured Product (advertisement)

Ipsen Ipsen delivers innovation
Ipsen vacuum and atmosphere furnaces combine speed, uniformity and efficiency to provide the reliability and repeatability needed for quality heat treating performance.

Visit our ASM booth #2123/2133 at the ASM / Gear Expo 2011 and check out our latest game-changing innovations. Stop by and try your key for a chance to win.

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