Gear Production

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Gear Production is a new 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.

ARTICLES

Forest City Gear recently modified its manufacturing process by installing two separate production paths for its cut-teeth-only and make-complete projects.
  • Gear Production
  • Optimizing the Production Path

    New scheduling and resource allocation gives this gear manufacturer the flexibility to cut down on shop floor backlogs and bottlenecks.

    grinding this massive 206-inch gear
  • Gear Production
  • Grinding Big Gears from Blanks

    Harnessing the latest abrasives technology enables this shop to grind huge gears complete from blanks, eliminating multiple machining steps and providing a smooth surface finish.

  • Gear Production
  • Precision Gear Solutions Provide Reliable Operation

    Exsys Tool Inc. offers a range of Eppinger precision gear solutions suited for applications including machinery, automation and robotics.

    Keopfer America CLC H hobbing machines
  • Gear Production
  • Horizontal Gear Hobbing Machines Enable Customization

    The CLC H series of heavy-duty horizontal gear hobbing machines from Koepfer America are customizable for high-precision gear hobbing.

    Sandvik Coromant InvoMilling 1.0 software
  • Gear Production
  • Software Eases Milling of Gears, Splines

    Sandvik Coromant’s InvoMilling 1.0 software enables flexible manufacturing of gears and splines on universal five-axis machining centers.

    BLOGS

    McLaren/Carbon Fiber

    As the industry is in the midst of what can only be described as a “Materials Revolution,” the concentration is mainly on advanced high-strength steel and aluminum, with some making consideration of carbon fiber composites, although this is still an outlier.

    2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4MATIC

    While it is still early going, at this point in 2015 I have to say that of all of the vehicles that I have had the opportunity to drive, the Mercedes GLA250 4MATIC is quite simply the most enjoyable of all.

    Art of the Bike: Honda BULLDOG

    One might think that a concept motorcycle named the “BULLDOG” would have had as its design theme something along the lines of “Tough and tenacious.” Yet as is often the case with design programs, the development theme was rather, um, non-tough-and-tenacious.