Gear Production

SEP 2016

Gear Production

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September 2016—1 4 12 C O N T E N T S S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 6 PUBLISHER Travis Egan EDITOR Russ Willcutt SR. MANAGING EDITOR Kate Hand ASSISTANT EDITOR Jedd Cole ART DIRECTOR Kenny Snowball ADVERTISING MANAGER William Caldwell 2 The Pitchline When a Part Becomes Art Gears are gorgeous on their own, but watching the interaction within a gear set is especially intriguing. Read how this artist taught himself to make gears in order to power the drive of an art installment. F E A T U R E S 4 Every Process Has Its Place With so many advances being made in gear grind- ing technology, where does that leave processes such as hobbing, shaping and shaving? This shop explains its machining methodology. By Russ Willcutt 8 Next-Generation Gear Finishing Vibratory finishing, centrifugal barrel finishing and turbo-abrasive machining are the three top tech- niques for finishing gears, improving performance and extending service life. By Ray Chalmers 12 The Benefits of a Bigger CMM The elimination of backlogs, increased throughput, and the ability to quote larger, more complex parts are just a few of the benefits this company has real- ized by upgrading its inspection technology. By April Lemois 16 On Display at IMTS

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