07/22: A BREAKTHROUGH ON SUPERFINISHING OF HIGH LOADED GEARS BRINGS BIG COST SAVINGS INTO AEROSPACE PRODUCTION
High loaded gearboxes, such as reduction, propeller and helicopter gearboxes, they are counted as the highest loaded gearboxes with the highest precision in design, validation and manufacturing. Many gearboxes in this application are designed as a planetary gear system that transmits the torque from the low-pressure turbine to the propeller, rotor or fan. With this gearbox design, many benefits such as fuel burn savings, engine noise reduction and engine operation cost reduction can be achieved.
07/22: ELECTROCHEMICAL SMOOTHING OF METALS USING ION-CONDUCTING SOLIDS IN WEAKLY CONDUCTIVE SOLUTIONS
For applications in dental technology, it is very important to achieve a homogeneous, smooth surface without affecting the delicate components, e.g. side clasps of dental parts. Conventional polishing baths for smoothing cobalt-chrome dental parts can smooth the surface, but the result can be very uneven, de-pending on the shape of the workpiece. As an alternative, weakly conducting electrolytes with ion-exchanging solid particles based on styrene copolymers and sulfonated divinylbenzene have been available on the market for several years. This article draws a direct comparison between both methods, in terms of the electropolishing result and the surface quality achieved, using optical microscopy and roughness measurements.
04/22: THE OTEC LOGO IN CHANGING TIMES
eing a pioneer, taking on challenges, considering the rapidly changing market conditions, and continuing to provide innovative solutions have always been the OTEC philosophy. The opportunity to develop continuously as a company and work alongside OTEC customers requires a company logo that is in line with the times.
01/22: SBAVATURA E ARROTONDAMENTO DEI DISCHI DI TURBINE
I dischi della turbina e del compressore sono dotati di scanalature di supporto, le cosiddette scanalature di abete, in cui so-no inserite le pale della turbina. La brocciatura, l'elettroerosione a filo o la fresatura si sono affermati come metodo di produ-zione per queste scanalature di supporto. Questo crea sbavature o spigoli vivi nella scanalatura di abete. Per un corretto montaggio e per evitare danni, i bordi della scanalatura di abete e quelli del piedino della pala devono essere privi di sbavatu-re e dotati di un raggio definito.