Hypoid gear

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Hypoid gear. Hypoid gear is among the most important innovations in the automotive industry in the twentieth century. On February 8, 1926 the Packard Car Co. has begun production of its model Six third series, in which for the first time in the world used hypoid final drive. Introducing novelty from Packard would not have been possible without the development and improving of the company Gleason Works, Rochester, created lathes for cutting hypoid gears. Thanks to this cooperation eliminating howling gears in cars. Today this unusual sound can only be heard when driving a car in reverse on manual gearbox, […]

BMW 100 years

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BMW 100 years Bayerische Motoren Werke AG known as the BMW is a German company, producer of cars, motorcycles and engines founded in 1916 ……… makes 100 years in 2016. History is as follows: In Ocotber 1913 Karl Friedrich Rapp establishes „Rapp-Motorenwerke“ in a former bicycle factory near Munich. He starts manufacturing his own aircraft engines but unfortunately they suffered form problems with vibrations. Close to Rapp´s factory, Gustav Otto, the son of the inventor of the four-stroke internal combustion engine, sets up a business building small aircrafts. Otto enjoys great success with „Gustav Flugmaschinefabrik“. Rapp’s company has secured a […]