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Roaring Out of the Recession
During the economic downturn, investments in technology and training, coupled with trimming waste in all areas of production, resulted in a stronger company with a healthier bottom line once the financial skies had cleared.
Article Published: 7/29/2014
Inside Ford Sharonville Transmission: Producing 19 Million Gears a Year
The men and women at Ford Sharonville have turned the art of gear making into a science. They make them precisely. And they make plenty of them.
Article Published: 7/29/2014
Driveline Design for Superior Gears
New software is designed to deliver increased innovation, faster time to market and improved product quality for ground vehicle, wind turbine and geared transmission manufacturers.
Article Published: 7/29/2014
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

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