Gear Production

Gear Production is a supplement to both Modern Machine Shop and Automotive Design & Production magazines. View a digital version of the supplement here. The Gear Production Zone covers all phases of gear manufacturing. That includes gear generation on traditional gear cutting and finishing equipment. Also covered is cutting gears on machining centers and other non-traditional equipment.

Eyeing Automotive Machining Applications in Taiwan

By: Derek Korn - February 28, 2019 at 5:00 AM

I took time to check out machining equipment geared toward components for automobiles—electric vehicles in particular—at the recent TMTS show in Taichung.

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MPT Expo, Formerly Gear Expo, Announces Show Dates and Conference Topics

By: Jedd Cole - February 18, 2019 at 8:24 AM

More than 300 exhibitors from across the supply chain are expected to fill the show floor, and subject matter experts will be presenting in 45-minute sessions in the conference’s business and technology tracks.

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ERP System Enables Gearmaker to Achieve Needed Agility

By: Eli Plaskett - January 29, 2019 at 5:00 AM

ERP software enabled a New York gearmaker to improve scheduling practices to meet the increasing demands of customers.

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Grinding Machine Processes Longer Shafts

By: Katelyn Arnold - December 05, 2018 at 2:50 PM

Liebherr has introduced the LGG 400 M model grinding machine that fits the same footprint as the previous, smaller LGG 280 M.

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Manual Gear Gage Reduces Risk of Damaging Part

By: Jedd Cole - November 19, 2018 at 10:21 AM

Marposs has released its M62 Flex manual bench gage system for the production floor, which provides the flexibility to measure gears with different diameters without mechanical retooling.

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Kapp Technologies, Penta Gear Metrology, Koepfer America Enter Sales Collaboration

By: Jedd Cole - October 31, 2018 at 10:37 AM

This collaboration is intended to ensure that gear manufacturers have swift access to the latest technologies available.

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Stream Finishing Confines Friction to the Racetrack

By: Barbara Schulz - October 29, 2018 at 5:00 AM

To improve component finish as well as engine and gearbox performance for its customers, this racing motorcycle rebuild company based in the UK has gears and other components treated with a super-finishing process common to jewelry and aerospace applications.

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Single-Pass Skiving and Roller Burnishing for Hydraulic Cylinders

By: Chris Koepfer - October 20, 2018 at 12:00 AM

A newly introduced machine and tool combination from Sunnen streamlines skiving and roller burnishing by combining operations into a single stroke process on a single tool.

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Eight-Axis Gear Hobbing Center Highlights Speed, Rigidity

By: Hannah Mason - August 24, 2018 at 9:06 AM

IMTS 2018: Affolter Technologies is showcasing its gear hobbing center AF110 plus, an eight-axis machine with a cutter-spindle speed ranging to 12,000 rpm.

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Bourn & Koch Adds Distributors of Gear Hobbers, Shapers, Grinders

By: Jedd Cole - August 13, 2018 at 9:10 AM

The company has selected five companies to expand its sales and support network across the Midwest, West and Northwest United States as well as Alberta, Canada.

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Bourn & Koch to Host Open House During IMTS Week

By: Hannah Mason - August 03, 2018 at 8:56 AM

Bourn & Koch is hosting an open house at its Rockford, Illinois headquarters during IMTS in September, 2018.

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Collet Chucks Overcome Distortion for Automated Gear Machining

By: Eli Plaskett - July 27, 2018 at 5:00 AM

To accommodate its customers’ need for just-in-time orders of small batches of gears, this company’s automated manufacturing cells rely on collet chucks that overcome a common distortion issue arising from tapping and heat treatment. 

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