chemically accelerated vibratory finishing

Case Study of ISO/TS 6336-22 Micropitting Calculation

Posted by on Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 in

ISO/TS 6336-22 (Calculation of load capacity of spur and helical gears — Part 22: Calculation of micropitting load capacity) is the ISO technical specification containing a proposal for a calculation for the risk of micropitting in gear sets....

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Mechanical Paste Polishing vs. CAVF Finishing of Gears

Posted by on Monday, August 3rd, 2020 in

A recent Materials Matter article compared generic deburring versus CAVF (chemically accelerated vibratory finishing.) Both techniques are conducted in a vibratory unit....

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Metal Finishing for 3D Printed Parts Webinar – Part 8 – LATTICE BRACELET

Posted by on Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 in

Metal Finishing for 3D Printed Parts While many can be put into operation as sintered, there are a number of […]...

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Report of the Condition of a General Electric Transportation Systems Gearbox

Posted by on Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 in

Wind power plant operation and maintenance (O&M) costs remain an appreciable contributor to the overall cost of wind energy, with a capacity-weighted average of $11/megawatt-hour (MWh) for projects installed since 2000 and $9/MWh for projects install...

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Rotorcraft Gearbox Regulations: LOL (not what you think)

Posted by on Monday, March 16th, 2020 in

The European Union’s CS-29 Amendment 7 places more stringent and rigorous testing requirements for certification of Category A type pressurized gearboxes under loss of lubrication conditions compared to the previous regulation....

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Vibratory Media Compositions vs. Attrition and Density

Posted by on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 in

The third in our multi-part series on vibratory processing of gears is focused on understanding how media of different compositions have varying attrition rates and densities, and why these are important in vibratory finishing of gears. ...

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Selecting media for optimum vibe bowl gear finishing

Posted by on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 in

Choosing the best media depends on structure and shape of the tooth flank, and whether media components should be abrasive, non-abrasive, or a blend....

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Gear Expo Live! Ask the Expert with Mark Michaud

Posted by on Friday, February 23rd, 2018 in

Gear Technology speaks with Mark Michaud, REM Technical Fellow of REM Surface Engineering, is the inventor and pioneer of REM […]...

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The Effect of Superfinishing on Gear Micropitting, Part II

Posted by on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 in

It should be noted from the outset that the data presented in Part I and Part II of this paper was generated by independent laboratories. Superfinishing of the gears was the authors’ sole contribution to these studies....

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The Rapid ISF® Process

Posted by on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 in

REM Surface Engineering's automotive process, Rapid ISF® (Isotropic Superfinishing), is able to produce a planar surface of Ra .1 µm or less in 4 minutes. The Rapid ISF Process increases fuel efficiency and power density and is compatible with a ju...

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REM ISF (Isotropic Superfinish) Process Overview

Posted by on Friday, June 1st, 2012 in

REM Surface Engineering's ISF Process Overview. A basic understanding of superfinishing for metal components....

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Materials Matter: Isotropic Superfinishing

Posted by on Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 in

Increasingly stringent operational requirements from customers coupled with enhanced global technical standards have heightened the focus of gear designers on a wide array of parameters that historically would have been of secondary consideration; on...

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