Accession Number : ADA206805


Title :   Manufacturing Technology Research Needs of the Gear Industry


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 29 Jan-28 Dec 1987


Corporate Author : MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION ANALYSIS CENTER CHICAGO IL


Personal Author(s) : Howes, Maurice A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a206805.pdf


Report Date : 31 Dec 1987


Pagination or Media Count : 105


Abstract : Gears are fundamental and essential components of most defense as well as civilian machinery and equipment. Because of their widespread usage and critical applications, they are essential to industrial mobilization. The U.S. retention of adequate capability to satisfy the demand for these products during any emergency is vital to a strong defense posture. The U.S. capacity to produce gears is dwindling as imported products continue to displace U.S. gears at home and abroad. This study was undertaken to identify the current state of the U.S. gear industry and help define a course of action that might be taken to improve U.S. manufacturing of gears. The specific tasks were: 1) Assess current manufacturing processes and review ongoing manufacturing technology research programs for gears; 2) Identify manufacturing technology research needs and opportunities that will make the greatest long-range impact on the health and international competitiveness of the U.S. gear industry; and 3) Identify technology which is commercially available today that would assist the gear industry to become internationally competitive but which is not being used, and which might be the subject of an industrial modernization incentive program. Keywords: Aircraft gears.


Descriptors :   *GEARS , *MANUFACTURING , AIRCRAFT , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , IMPACT , MOBILIZATION , LONG RANGE(DISTANCE) , USER NEEDS , MACHINES , CIVILIAN PERSONNEL , MOTIVATION , POSTURE(GENERAL) , RESEARCH MANAGEMENT , TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING , METHODOLOGY , INDUSTRIES


Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Machinery and Tools


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE