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

    Hollywood vs. Detroit

    Sometimes it seems that other industries are in some ways more progressive than auto.

    2015 Buick Regal AWD GS

    The recent Buick TV ads—the one with the creepy neighbors with high-powered binoculars (!) looking at the new Enclave (yeah, like you want the Peeping Tom community to be admiring your new wheels); the clueless friend and the remarkably clueless parking valet each trying to find the Buick in question (would you trust your car to a valet who doesn’t have the sense to hit the fob before running back and forth like a proverbial headless chicken?)—miss the point about Buick.

    Passat (the German One) Gets iF Gold

    The internationally renowned iF Design Awards were presented last Friday in Munich, and the eighth-generation Volkswagen Passat took the gold in the “Automobile/Vehicles/Bikes” category.