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June 7th, 2019

Induction Gear Hardening: Part 1

The practice and science of modern induction heat-treating has advanced in many areas over the last decade, including computer modeling, power supplies, failure analysis, quality assurance, and more.

By Dr. Valery Rudnev, FASM

Over the years, gear manufacturers have increased their knowledge of the production of quality gears and gear-like components. This knowledge has led to many improvements including lower noise, lighter weight, and lower cost as well as increased load-carrying capacity to handle higher speeds and torque with a minimum amount of generated heat.

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