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Advancing rocket propulsion through Additive Manufacturing, novel surface finishing technologies and public-private partnerships

“Traditionally, it takes many months to manufacture, test and deliver a conventional combustion chamber. We can reduce that time considerably,” […]

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Gear Repair for Helicopters and Wind Turbines via Isotropic Superfinishing

Abral = a proprietary, abrasive vibratory finishing process AEO = all engines operative OEI = one engine inoperative CAVF = […]

Gear Repair for Helicopters and Wind Turbines via Isotropic Superfinishing

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Materials Matter: Isotropic Superfinishing

What Is Isotropic Superfinishing? The term isotropic superfinishing was coined to differentiate a specific subset of superfinishing techniques based on […]

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Materials Matter: Optimizing Performance with Surface Finish and Lubrication

  The Stribeck Curve in Figure 1 suggests that there is an optimal choice of lubricant for a given application that […]

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Materials Matter: The Gear Drawing Roughness Specification

Explanation of the Check Mark Diagram If the gear designer closely follows ISO-1302, all roughness parameters, limits, and the proper […]

Technical Papers

Superfinishing and its Effect on Micropitting

  Chemically accelerated vibratory finishing is one such subset of isotropic superfinishing. This technique is applicable to a range of […]

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The Impact of Surface Condition and Lubricant on Gear Tooth Friction

The experimental effort is conducted on a high speed, power re-circulating (PC), gear test rig, which had been specially instrumented […]

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An Evaluation of the New Rapid ISF® Process for Rear-Axle Gears

By: Dr. Tom Beyersdorff, Lane Winkelmann and Dr. Gary Sroka Technical Papers and White Papers The benefits gained by Superfinishing […]

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Superfinishing Rear Axle Gears – A Significant Step Toward Reducing Automotive Greenhouse Gas Emissions

INTRODUCTION Government regulators have established lower Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions for automotive emissions. For example, the European Union is imposing […]

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Comparative Corrosion Characteristics of Ground and Superfinished Gear Steels

BACKGROUND   Various aircraft gear applications are requiring the use of steels with high temper resistance and corrosion resistance. In […]

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The Effect of the Surface Roughness Profile on Micropitting

Abstract By: Matt Bell, Dr. Gary Sroka and Dr. Ron Benson, REM Surface Engineering A wide choice of surface roughness […]

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The Effect of Superfinishing on Gear Micropitting, Part I

Specimen Three sets of FZG gears were tested; all gears were the sliding-speed-balanced tooth configuration “FZG”, type C-GF. Each set […]

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Superfinishing Motor Vehicle Ring and Pinion Gears

    Key 1. Ring 2 Pinion 3 Shims 4 Housing 5 Side gears 6 Spider gears Break-in is an […]

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The Capacity of Superfinished Vehicle Components to Increase Fuel Economy

By: Lane Winkelmann, Omer El–Saeed and Matt Bell, REM Chemicals Inc.­ Technical Papers and White Papers The lubricant industry is […]

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