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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.

Ronson Gears are part of the Victorian Government Pavilion in Hall 2. We will be here over the weekend – so there’s still time to pay us a visit! We think that you’ll find Avalon 2017 as worthwhile as we have. It’s been a very busy and rewarding week - here are just some of the highlights.

2017 State of the Gear Industry

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 00:00

This annual poll by Gear Technology magazine has become something of a barometer for the industry and you can see how your business compares to the sentiments and views expressed by the respondents.

Whilst those responding are mostly from the USA, it does give a broad picture and is indicative of worldwide trends.

Nearly 300 took part in the online survey representing a good demographic of the industry.

JSF comes to Avalon - and so does Ronson!

Monday, 13 February 2017 00:00

AIRSHOW 2017 from 28th February - 5th March is set to be the most successful yet.

Ronson Gears certainly hope so as we will be there! We will be exhibiting on the Victorian Government Pavilion in Hall 2 and look forward to seeing you. We will be showcasing our involvement and expertise in the aerospace industry.

However, being realistic, there maybe a little competition for your attention in the form of the Joint Strike Fighter that will make its Australian Debut at AIRSHOW 2017.

AGMA's new president: the first six months.

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 00:00

Matt Croson began his role as President of AGMA on June 20th 2016. This recent interview in Gear Solutions magazine tells us what these first six months (plus) have been like and how Matt has flown over 50,000 miles to gain a better understanding of the issues facing AGMA members.

Ronson - we always have a stock answer!

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 00:00

Did you know, Ronson not only supply custom precision gears but the most extensive range of ex-stock gears available in Australia and New Zealand?

It is certainly worth reminding even our most long-standing customers, that they also have the choice of over 15,000 stock gear solutions.

In Melbourne alone, we stock over 1,800 line items for immediate delivery. If you can’t find what you want from this choice we can source your requirements from Japan within days.

As the S&P Goldman Sachs Commodity Index (GSCI) climbed 10.1% on the year, does this spell an upturn in fortunes for Australian miners?

The link below from mining.com shows the winners (in the majority) and losers. Iron ore and zinc were the best performing commodities on the face of the planet finishing up 81% and 65.7% respectively – see this article for the full run down...

Let's start 2017 on a high!

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 00:00

Ronson would like to wish all our customers, staff and industry colleagues a Happy New Year and a prosperous 2017. 

With that in mind, it is the time of year when a plethora of business predictions are published for the year ahead. So what can Australian business expect in the forthcoming year?

Putting plastic gears to the test

Wednesday, 04 January 2017 00:00

The popularity of plastic gears has increased significantly over recent years with lower manufacturing costs, no need for external lubrication and good noise dampening characteristics.

However, there are limiting factors for plastic gears currently, with inferior mechanical and thermal properties, lower operating temperatures and manufacturing tolerances.

To design plastic gears and assess the types and combinations of polymer materials and reinforcements used, gear temperatures and root and flank stresses need to be evaluated but this can be expensive and time-consuming.

Combining standard tests with Accelerated Test Procedures overcomes these limitations.

GE Aviation has completed testing a 35% additive manufactured demonstrator engine reports Aerospace Manufacturing and Design.

The test was to validate 12 additive parts in its ATP engine, which will power the new Cessna Denali.

It has been announced that a further $4.75 million is being set aside by the Government of Western Australia to fund more Exploration Incentive Schemes (EIS).

This is a real boost for mining in the region as it will help finance 42 drilling projects with up to 50% of the costs refunded - but is this money well spent? 

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