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ZF Goes to Nine Speeds
To help global automakers achieve greater fuel efficiency, ZF Friedrichshafen AG is developing transmissions that are deploying an increasing number of gears.
Article Published: 3/1/2014
Producing Precision Gears
They needed precision gears of a variety of sizes and configurations, so what did Liebherr do more than 60 years ago? It designed, engineered and built its own gear-making equipment, which became one of its businesses. And yes, it still produces gea...
Article Published: 3/1/2014
A Breakthrough in Power Skiving
Advances in machine design, cutting tools and process simulation software have finally converged, making it possible for Gleason to offer a practical and highly productive power skiving solution. Here’s how the new process can revolutionize the way ...
Article Published: 3/1/2014
Speeding Up Splines
Moving small- to medium-batch production from outsourced, dedicated hobbing operations to in-house, CNC multitasking machines helps job shops achieve quick turnarounds and flexibility in supplying splines for the heavy-vehicle industry. Inserted dis...
Article Published: 3/1/2014
The Auto Industry & Gear Making
How do you create products that are cost competitive and of the highest quality? Here are three approaches, one about a car manufacturer putting more emphasis on its capacity, one about a machine producer increasing efficiency through flowing parts,...
Article Published: 9/3/2013
Composites in Hybrid Gears
Replacing steel with carbon fiber composites yields promising results.
Article Published: 9/3/2013
Changing the Landscape of Gear Production
The convergence of innovative cutter designs, five-axis multitasking machines and capable software is revolutionizing small- and medium-batch gear production.
Article Published: 9/3/2013
Big Machining for Big Machinery
A significant investment in machining equipment, including an advanced five-axis, 6-meter profile grinding machine, is enabling this Southwestern shop to be more competitive at producing large-scale gears, shafts and other mining components.
Article Published: 3/19/2013
Pavilion Highlights Partnerships in Multifunctional Gear Machining
In a niche market like gear manufacturing, the advantage goes to the company that seizes each opportunity when it comes to new technology.
Article Published: 9/10/2012
Gearing Up to Make Big Gears
Over the years, this Indiana job shop/contract manufacturer developed a specialty in gear making. Now it is taking this specialty to a grander scale. Two large machines for high-precision internal gear grinding are the main anchors of the company’s ...
Article Published: 8/18/2011

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