Gear Manufacturing Technology Update August 9, 2017
WZL Gear Conference Highlights Latest TechnologyBy Matthew Jaster, Senior Editor
Liebherr Gear Technology Inc. recently hosted the 7th WZL Gear Conference in the USA 2017 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This two-day program offered the latest gear advancements in areas like process chains, soft machining, hard finishing and metrology, tribology and acoustics of gears. Liebherr and WZL shared the stage to offer the 100+ attendees the latest research in gearing and briefly touched on the future of our industry.
Taking On the ImpossibleBy Chuck Schultz, Gear Technology Technical Editor
Those multi-trillion-dollar figures thrown around for infrastructure repair make progress seem impossible without huge tax increases and a long commitment to a plan — something on the scale of the Interstate Highway System, the Space program, and a world war combined. The cynic in me predicts a complete lack of political will to see this through. The engineer in me, however, knows that when challenged, people can achieve amazing results with limited resources.
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