Gear Solutions – Time to Shift Gears

For an in-depth examination of today’s heat treating industry, who better to consult than a fourth-generation industry professional. Read how a modern heat treating company runs a simulated carburizing cycle in a computer to meet a blueprint prior to heat treating a part. Many gear manufacturers have discovered that recent advances in process automation technology saves them time and money, as well as provides the added benefit of knowing exactly how much metal to leave for final grind. With the modeling simulator showing the carbon change in the core of the part during hardening and the required carbon at case depth during and after heat treating, it is now possible to achieve repeatable tolerances that were impossible to meet a few years ago. A ten-thousandths tolerance can now be reduced to four-thousandths, and repeated exactly the same a thousand times. Read more.