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Kevlar was discovered by an unsung heroine in 1965, who was working to find fibres stronger and lighter than steel. 

Today, working on a ‘nano’ scale is the pathway to developing new materials with even greater capabilities and applications. 

PULL UP A CHAIR FOR GEAR TECHNOLOGY TV

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 00:00

‘Gearheads’ get their own channel delivered by Gear Technology magazine. Gear Technology TV is a must watch for anyone in or around the gear industry. It is being rapidly populated by a whole array of features and faces that many of you will recognise. As well as educational and gear-related videos there’s ‘Ask the Expert Live’ recorded at Gear Expo.

VISIT RONSON GEARS AT THE SINGAPORE AIR SHOW

Thursday, 25 January 2018 00:00

Ronson Gears will be at the forthcoming Singapore Air Show from February 6th – 9th as part of Team Defence Australia on stand F.67.

WHERE WOULD THE WORLD BE WITHOUT GEARS?

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 00:00

Have a look at this blog posted by Wenzel, they manufacture our gear measuring machine.

The blog shines the spotlight on the way gears work largely unnoticed in a multitude of applications that make the modern world function.

Manufacturers’ Monthly reported last month that the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) is calling for a ‘massive transformation’ of Australia’s workforce.

A transformation that will see a workforce develop the requisite skills to compete and offer value in the rapidly changing technical advances taking place on the factory floor. But how can we meet these ‘mission critical’ objectives?

An interesting idea was presented in AGMA’s blog pages posted by Leah Lewis. Her subject was about industry sponsorship, an often overlooked possibility on the marketing menu but one that can yield long-term benefits.

Ronson Gears would like to wish all our customers, industry colleagues and staff a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2018.

We will be closing on Friday 22nd December with Sales returning from 8th January and Production on the 15th January.

For those that don’t live in the Australian state of Victoria, there has been a wholesale closure of the once thriving automotive industry here. Not only are the manufacturers and employees impacted but also the number of supply chain companies that had once serviced them. The people, skills and expertise could be lost to the detriment of both local communities and the wider economy.

GEAR MANUFACTURING MEETS THE THIRD WAVE

Friday, 08 December 2017 00:00

Kenneth Carter in Gear Solutions reports on how a manufacturing software solution that has improved the machining process for cutting tool and part manufacturers is now aiming to bring its expertise to gear manufacturing.

Third wave Systems uses physics-based modelling to problem-solve and optimise the manufacturing process.

HELPING FORGE THE FUTURE OF THE GEAR INDUSTRY

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 00:00

The Managing Director of Ronson Gears, Gordon New, also sits on the Board of Trustees of the AGMA Foundation. (Third one up on the right in the picture above). The Foundation was founded and funded by AGMA members to develop initiatives that help the industry prepare for a rapidly changing future.

RONSON – TAKING THE LONG VIEW

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:00

Ronson Gears couldn’t agree more with Adam Gimpert’s recent post in AGMA’s new blog forum. The subject is the strategy of capital investment. We concur that it is better to invest for the future and buy capital equipment that offers the latest capabilities rather than lower tech, dated but clearly cheaper alternatives in the interests of short-term gain.

THE DEMOGRAPHIC CHALLENGE FACED BY MANUFACTURING

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:00

Below is an article by Kylene Zenk in Manufacturing Business Technology about the rising challenge faced by manufacturers in employing enough suitable talent. The article originates in the US but the same holds true for every single economy in the developed world.

CEO’s now ranked the employment of suitable talent above cost-competitiveness and workforce productivity in their ability to achieve their strategic goals.

This shift in emphasis reflects the pressures of demographics on manufacturing.

VICTORIAN MANUFACTURING THRIVES

Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00

It’s nice to know that Ronson Gears is located in the right place! Manufacturers’ Monthly has just reported that the Victorian Government has just welcomed some new data showing that the state’s manufacturing sector continues to thrive. In fact, it confirms Victoria’s status as the highest performing manufacturing state in Australia.

REDUCE COSTS WHILE ACHIEVING BETTER GEAR DESIGN

Thursday, 02 November 2017 00:00

That’s the intention of a new series of articles in Gear Solutions. First in the series is by Tom Zorc & Mike Burnett. 

Many factors that need to be considered in the design and manufacture of gear components to achieve the aims stated in the headline and are discussed over the series.

There are only a few days before Gear Expo 2017 (24 -26th October, Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH.)

Ronson Gears will be represented there by our Manging Director, Gordon New, who aims to catch up with old colleagues, meet new ones and fact find the latest industry developments.

So, for those that are going, here’s a head start on what can be seen and where, and for those that aren’t - you can at least know what you’re missing!

ARE TRADE SHOWS WORTH IT?

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 00:00

This could be a hot topic at the moment as trade show fever grips the industry. Ronson has recently returned from DSEI 2017 and EMO Hannover in Europe, Pacific 2017 in Sydney has just started and Gear Expo is on this month in Ohio.  It’s not cheap, and many companies do question the value of such events. So it’s interesting to hear the views of a seasoned trade show campaigner.

We announced in a recent blog the news that we had won a 3 year contract (subject to approval) to supply bevel gears to a UK aerospace company. Now the news has spread to other media including Defence Connect, an online newsletter for the defence industry.

Ronson’s investment in our latest Okuma LB3000 EX11 CNC Machine embraces ‘The Internet of Things’ manufacturing philosophy. Using Industry 4.0 technology to move us towards a ‘smart factory’ operation by linking this new CNC machine with a RoboJob robot.

Not only can the Okuma LB3000 EX11 CNC Machine work to higher levels of precision and tolerances but its end-to-end connectivity through the production process via robotics improves turnaround times and capacity dramatically. 

Ronson Gears are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a contract (subject to sample approval) to supply bevel gears to an aerospace company in the United Kingdom.

After 12 months of discussions and negotiations our 3 year term commenced in June and we are currently producing samples for approval.

It’s just days away! Defence and Security International (DSEI) 2017 will be held between 12 -15 September at London’s ExCel. Ronson Gears will be attending throughout and you are more than welcome to visit us as part of the Team Defence Australia Pavilion at Stand S10-210.

The event brings together the global defence and security sectors with five key zones: Air, Land, Naval, Security and Joint. In all the zones you will find the latest innovations, equipment and systems.

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