Well, according to an article by Steven Impey in the latest Manufacturers’ Monthly, it is hoped that Australia could gain that title. It’s the result of a multi-million dollar research project to separate hydrogen from Australia’s mixed gas streams. The hope is that it could plug the gap in global energy technology by presenting an alternative to liquefied natural gas (LNG) and could make Australia the world’s number one renewable fuel provider.

Are you a skiver?

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 00:00

We’re talking power skiving, as opposed to any accusation relating to your work ethic which we are sure is admirable.

Power skiving is a ‘high productivity method to produce internal gears with a rotating tool.’

The interest in the method is increasing but how do you determine whether it is a viable solution for you to manufacture a part? 

As luck would have it, this month’s edition of Gear Solutions provides the answer. 

‘Taking advantage of idle gears’ is the concept being expanded by manufacturing entrepreneur Drura Parrish of Lexington, Kentucky.

The model is known as distributed or on-demand manufacturing and meets the manufacturing needs of small businesses in the same way that Uber meets the needs of passengers requiring a lift.

Visit Ronson at NMW

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 00:00

Come and say hello if you’re one of the 10,000 visitors expected for National Manufacturing Week from 9 – 12th May at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

Ronson are on stand 2942, showcasing our KHK stock gear range as well as our own expertise and capability as Australia’s leading manufacturer of gears.

38,000 feet is no place to run out of oil!

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 00:00

Sounds like the stuff of nightmares but although extremely rare, it can happen with potentially catastrophic consequences, giving the pilot very little time to find a suitable place to land in such an event.

That’s why the durability of gears in oil-out conditions is toping the agenda for the aerospace industry. Alex Cannella, New Editor at Gear Technology magazine reports on how research is trying to find solutions.

Obviously the potential for undersea mining is as great, if not greater, than traditional terrestrial  mining.  Given the fact that most of the globe is underwater. 

Plans to make seabed mining a reality are already in full swing in a number of countries reports Manufacturers’ Monthly. The development of subsea mining in Australia is now set for a boost with a multi-million investment by the US based underwater drone company Aquabotix.

It may not feel like it for some but global trade is seen to be expanding rapidly and worldwide manufacturing conditions posted their largest improvement for five and a half years.

The gear industry's agony aunt

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 00:00

If you have a gear problem, the Gear Research Institute (GRI) are the people to contact. Whether it’s establishing the fatigue life of gears, evaluating the impact of manufacturing processes on performance or other factors that contribute to a gear’s utility: GRI have an established methodology accepted in aerospace, vehicle and other industry sectors.

New business tips from an old hand

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 00:00

At the start of the year, companies tend to divert more resources and greater focus on new business development.

After 40 years at Arrow Gear Company and now President of consultants Arvin Global Solutions, Joe Arvin imparts some of his advice and experience. His article in Gear Technology outlines key areas that can turn a lead into a conversion.

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