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   Gear Manufacturing Technology Update       April 5, 2023

The New Age of Bronze

Fisher Barton’s Accurate Specialties division, a Waukesha, Wisc.–based manufacturer in bronze worm gear blanks, is making a compelling case to gear manufacturers who have seen their bronze worm gear business grow significantly in recent years. Gear engineers have long prized bronze for its unique mechanical and chemical properties. Since it’s made from a nonferrous material, a bronze worm gear won’t ‘scavenge’ molecules from its steel mating pinion or drive worm, thus greatly reducing galling and abnormal or premature gear wear as compared to a steel-on-steel solution.

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Fisher Barton Expands and Builds The Turning Center of Excellence

Fisher Barton has selected MSI General Corporation for the design and construction of its new industrial building and site development for Accurate Specialties’ Turning Center of Excellence on Bluemound Road. To kick off construction, a groundbreaking ceremony took place Tuesday, March 21 at 10:00 AM. Accurate Specialties, Inc. (ASI), a division of Fisher Barton, is North America’s leading manufacturer of bronze gear blanks for power transmission and agricultural applications.

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Vacuum Gas Nitriding: Gears

Vacuum Gas Nitriding: Gears

Vacuum gas nitride processing from Solar Atmospheres can significantly increase the fatigue strength and service life of your parts. Benefits include case depths up to 0.025” and improved wear and anti-galling properties due to a 40 - 70% increase in surface hardness. Corrosion resistance is increased through nitrogen-enrichment.

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Zero Carbon Target?

Zero Carbon Target?

Induction is an eco-friendly heating method, as it does not generate carbon during the heating process. The electrification of the automobile and the manufacturing goal of a zero-carbon target process makes induction the perfect solution for heat treating, tempering, brazing, forging, and shrink fitting.

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KISSsoft Release 2023 Available in April

KISSsoft Release 2023 Available in April

The new KISSsoft release 2023 comes with numerous novelties. Among others, Gear Mesh Frequencies (GMF) can now be calculated for cylindrical and bevel gears. GMF results are visualized in two different diagrams, i.e. GMF versus rotational frequency of the reference gear, and GMF versus amplitude.

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