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.

Updated Gear Machines Increase Speed, Productivity

By: Patrick Barney - July 20, 2018 at 3:40 PM

IMTS 2018: Bourn & Koch Inc. adds the 100H-T gear hobber and updated Fellows 10-4 gear shaper to its lineup of gear manufacturing and precision grinding machines.

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Segmented Collet Clamps Cylindrical, Bevel Gear Bores

By: Julia Hider - February 07, 2018 at 12:03 PM

Gleason has introduced a segmented collet designed to improve the clamping of cylindrical and bevel gear bores from 20 to 100 mm in diameter.

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Senator Visits Niagara Gear to Discuss Employee Stock Ownership

By: Julia Hider - January 29, 2018 at 9:31 AM

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will use what she learned at the plant to support legislation encouraging employee stock ownership in the country.

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Gear Hobbing Machine Provides Versatility for Short-Term Production

By: Eli Plaskett - January 09, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Liebherr has released the LC 280 α gear hobbing machine for short-term production jobs.

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How Dry Grinding Permits Coolant-Free Gear Making

By: Peter Zelinski - October 24, 2017 at 5:00 AM

Grinding the external forms of automotive gears came to be the last step still needing coolant. This machine eliminates cutting fluid by combining gear grinding with dry skiving in the same cycle.

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Multitasking Machines Perform Gear Work, Traditional Machining

By: Julia Hider - September 29, 2017 at 9:18 AM

Gear Expo 2017: Mazak will demonstrate its multitasking equipped with the latest Mazatrol Smooth CNC and Mazak Smooth Gear Cutting Solutions for making precision gears of all shapes and sizes.

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Grinding Machine Includes Software for Parameterization

By: Julia Hider - September 28, 2017 at 9:13 AM

Gear Expo 2017: Kapp Niles will release its KNe3G grinding machine.

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Pallet Handling Software Plans Production from ERP System

By: Julia Hider - September 28, 2017 at 9:09 AM

Gear Expo 2017: Fastems will introduce version 6 of its Manufacturing Management software (MMS) for automated pallet handling, which plans production from an ERP system, administrating NC programs and tool data.

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Hobber’s HMI Software Speeds, Simplifies Programming

By: Julia Hider - September 27, 2017 at 9:05 AM

Gear Expo 2017: Bourn & Koch will feature its 100H horizontal gear hobber. Capable of producing gears up to AGMA Q-13 (with Q-9 to Q-10 typical), it features BK-HMI conversational gearcutting software, which is designed to reduce the time and specialized knowledge required to program a gear.

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Gear Skiving Machines Provide Rigidity, Powerful Spindles

By: Julia Hider - September 26, 2017 at 9:16 AM

Gear Expo 2017: Liebherr Gear Technology will introduce its LK 300 and 500 gear skiving machine series.

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Lathes Feature Modular Design

By: Julia Hider - September 12, 2017 at 9:02 AM

Gear Expo 2017: Emag will feature its modular VL and VT series for chucked components, including its VL 4 machine, designed for medium- to large-batch runs on standard machining platforms.

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Software Simulates Spiral Bevel Gear Machining, Cylindrical Hobbing

By: Julia Hider - September 11, 2017 at 9:21 AM

Gear Expo 2017: Third Wave Systems will showcase two versions of its AdvantEdge gear machining software for simulating spiral bevel gear (SBG) machining and cylindrical hobbing processes.

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