August 2020

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Feature Articles

2020 Powder Metal Trends
20/20 is considered to be perfect vision, but the year 2020 outlook is quite obscure. We can view the current state of the PM industry through short-term, fear-tinted glasses or gain a clearer picture of long-range opportunities. Just like U.S. manufacturing in general, the PM industry has been impacted negatively by the pandemic.

That Industry 4.0 Digital Factory Thing
In this edition of "Arvin's Angle," we take a look at Industry 4.0 and what it means for a gear company just getting started.

IMTS Future Tech
The Digital Manufacturing Revolution Evolves in 2020

Technical Articles

Double Differential for Electric Vehicle and Hybrid Transmissions
There's never been a better time to put the spotlight on e-drive transmissions and electric vehicles. They're obviously not just coming: they're already here. Just check out any auto show or showroom. That's why Gear Technology magazine is pleased to present the first installment in a series of chapters excerpted from Dr. Hermann J. Stadtfeld's newest book, "E-Drive Transmission Guide - New solutions for electric- and hybrid transmission vehicles."

Gear Blank Tuning
The design of gear blanks or flanges has traditionally been driven by weight reduction. Recently innovative companies have started to use the gear blank design to tune the system dynamics to reduce gear whine.

Departments

Anticipating 2021 (Publishers Page)
The number 21 is usually good, right? In blackjack, 21 means you win. In life, 21 means you’re officially adult enough to buy alcohol, gamble in a casino or purchase a handgun (In the United States, at least). In military ceremonies, a 21-gun salute is an honor reserved for dignitaries or heads of state.

Product News (Product News)
Gear-related new technology from FVA, EMAG, Marposs, PTG Holroyd, GWJ Technology and Big Kaiser

Selecting Correct Size of Hob/Gashing Cutter (Ask the Expert)
How does one select the correct size of hob/gashing cutter like hob OD, length and number of flutes for teeth cutting process based on tip circle diameter and face width of job?

Industry News (Industry News)
The latest news from GKN, Milan Manufacturing, Solar Atmospheres, Heidenhain, Furnaces North America, Gleason, Haas Multigrind, Schunk and Michigan Metrology

Stepping Out (Addendum)
VR Keeps Adults and Kids Focused on Learning During the Pandemic.