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Kleiss Gears Newsletter Issue #6 - April 2015
      
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Kleiss Gears Newsletter Issue #5 - May 2014
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Kleiss Gears Newsletter Issue #4 - Nov 2013
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Kleiss Gears Newsletter Issue #3 - June 2013
      
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Kleiss Gears Newsletter Issue #2 - Dec 2012
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Kleiss Gears Newsletter Issue #1 - May 2012
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Rod Kleiss Presenting at SME MicroManufacturing Conference - March 2011
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How to Replace Metal in Gear Applications Webinar, by Rod Kleiss and Frank Ferfecki of Victrex
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Kleiss Gears Hosts Medical Device Focused Webinar - June 2009
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Kleiss Gears Goes Micro - January 2009
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Articles featuring Kleiss Gears

Talking Truth to Power: Plastic Gears Taking Back Seat to No One (in Gear Technology), by Jack McGuinn
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Advances in Molded Polymer Gears (in Gear Solutions), by Rod Kleiss
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Take a PEEK at Polymer (in Gear Solutions), by Rod Kleiss
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The Challenges of Micromolding (in Injection Molding), by Stephen Moore
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Company Profile: Kleiss Gears, Inc. (in Gear Solutions), by Russ Willcutt
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Measuring Excellence in Polymer Gearing (in Gear Solutions), by Douglas Felsenthal
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Tips for Tougher Molded Plastic Gears (in Gear Solutions), by Rod Kleiss
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How to Achieve a Successful Molded Gear Transmission (in Gear Technology), by Rod Kleiss
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Direct Gear Design for Spur and Helical Involute Gears (in Gear Technology), by Alexander L. Kapelevich and Roderick E. Kleiss
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Gears from Scratch (in Mechanical Engineering Magazine), by Paul Sharke
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Retooling (and rethinking) for Micro (in Cutting Tool Engineering)
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It's Alive! (in Wired), by Clive Thompson, Issue 15.01 January 2007
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        Kleiss Gears used sophisticated computer modeling to analyze how much force each individual gear exerts on its
        neighbor, then tweaking the shape of the next gear to optimize the interaction, overhauling Pleo's system.
        When Kleiss handed back the redesigned gears, some of them looked so weird – more like petaled daisies than
        sharp-toothed mechanical parts. But once installed, they ran in nearly perfect silence.


Technical Papers

New Opportunities with Molded Gears, by R.E. Kleiss, A.L. Kapelevich and N.J. Kleiss Jr.
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        Molded gearing includes plastic and powder metal injection molded gears as well as powder metal sintered gears.
        Near-net forged gears may also share some unique similarities and opportunities as well. This type of manufacturing
        offers some particularly intriguing opportunities for the gear designer, and also some challenges not usually
        encountered with cut gears.

        The challenges are often related to the mechanical properties of the material. Proper steel, cut and hardened
        correctly, is hard to beat for strength. Ordinary attempts to replace steel gears with the molded variety are usually
        doomed to failure.

Rod Kleiss Presenting at SME’s MicroManufacturing Conference

 
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