Materials Matter

Materials Matter: Additive Manufacturing: Challenges, Possibilities, and the Gear Industry

Posted by on Thursday, March 30th, 2017 in

Additive manufacturing is a technology with a great deal of potential to affect the gear industry as well as manufacturing […]...

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Materials Matter: Gear Corrosion in the Manufacturing Process

Posted by on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 in

  Corrosion in the gear manufacturing process is a significant issue that must be corrected to avoid premature failure. By: […]...

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Materials Matter: Lambda Ratio

Posted by on Friday, October 21st, 2016 in

Surface roughness must be accurately characterized in order for the lambda ratio to be a completely effective tool. By: Justin […]...

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Materials Matter: Wind Turbine Gear Repair

Posted by on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 in

Due to the large installed base of wind turbines, demand for gearbox repairs has risen steadily in recent years. Isotropic […]...

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Materials Matter: Roughness Measurement of Precision Gear Teeth

Posted by on Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 in

 Improved finish requirements to reduce surface distress failures have led to the need for accurate and standardized measurement of tooth […]...

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Materials Matter: Optimizing Performance with Surface Finish and Lubrication

Posted by on Thursday, March 17th, 2016 in

Lubrication in mechanical power transfer systems can have superfluous or detrimental properties if not optimized relative to the surface finish […]...

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Materials Matter: The Gear Drawing Roughness Specification

Posted by on Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 in

To avoid uncertainty, the complete roughness specification for the tooth flank and description of the contact stylus profilometer setup should […]...

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