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Materials Matter: Micropitting

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Micropitting is a unique gear failure mode that can be eliminated by isotropic superfinishing.

By: Martin McCormick Micropitting is a gear failure mode that typically occurs when higher contact stresses are applied to hardened gear teeth. Unlike most other failure modes, micropitting does not always proceed to component failure if left unaddressed. However, the direction that micropitting will take cannot be reliably predicted except with frequent inspections…


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