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   Gear Manufacturing Technology Update       November 22, 2017

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Herringbones 101

By Charles D. Schultz

I try to avoid technical matters here in the blog on the grounds that we have an entire magazine to cover the "hard stuff." Besides, very few topics can be adequately handled in just a few hundred words. My last posting mentioned herringbone gears though and it occurred to me that many of our younger readers may be completely unfamiliar with this once dominant gearing system. So if you think fabric patterns or deck planking when you hear the word "herringbone" — this week's blogs are for you.

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Herringbones 102

By Charles D. Schultz

Imagine for a moment that your boss invented the herringbone tooth form and tasked you with building machines to cut them. This was the situation Percy C. Day found himself in when he arrived in Milwaukee in 1913. Others were making them using shaping technology, so this well-understood machining method was leveraged with two horizontal-acting shapers timed together so the pinion-shaped cutters converged on the apex and clipped off the shaved chips at a common point. This became the typical machine design.

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When experts team up, excellence is the result.

When experts team up, excellence is the result.

Are you ready for industry 4.0? KAPP NILES put things on the right track with the 2017 founded division KAPP NILES Metrology. Expanding the KAPP NILES product portfolio for gear and profile grinding by adding high-end metrology solutions, only means leveraging strength and excellence for an even more powerful standing in gear technology.

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We're Geared Up for Your Operational Work

We're Geared Up for Your Operational Work

'Cut Teeth Only' Operational Work is a Forest City Gear specialty. We'll cut to part print, inspect, and ship your gears faster and more efficiently from our ultra-modern production and inspection facilities. Get a quote in 48 hours or less. Contact:
quotes@forestcitygear.com
815-623-5256
www.forestcitygear.com


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Hard Power Skiving — and Much More

Hard Power Skiving — and Much More

The enormous productivity and quality benefits of Gleason Power Skiving available for a wide range of applications: small, medium and large internal and external cylindrical gears, soft cutting — and Hard Power Skiving for faster, more economical fine finishing of hardened gears. Machines, automation, tooling, as well as simulation and technology software — we offer the complete solution.

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