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.

Grinder Machines 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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Bourn & Koch Hires National Sales Manager

By: Hannah Mason - July 25, 2018 at 9:19 AM

Bourn & Koch adds Rob Swiss to the company as national sales manager for gear manufacturing machinery.

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Eppinger Planetary-Type Gearboxes Ensure Uptime

By: Bart Bishop - July 25, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Exsys Tool Inc. has expanded its line of Eppinger high-precision industrial gearboxes to include planetary-type gearboxes that provide energy efficiency, minimal heat generation and smooth motion for a variety of applications and industries.

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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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