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

Gleason 300 GMS analytical gear inspection system
  • Gear Production
  • Analytical Inspection System Suitable for Fine-Pitch Gears

    The 300GMS analytical gear inspection system from Gleason enables faster complete inspection of smaller gears such as those used in automotive and aerospace applications, as well as gear-cutting tools and non-gear parts.

    ZF nine-speed transmission
  • Gear Production
  • 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.

    LC 180 gear hobbing machine
  • Gear Production
  • 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 gears for its own requirements.

  • Gear Production
  • 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 internal gears are produced.

    Milling with disc cutters fitted with indexable inserts
  • Gear Production
  • 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 disc cutters make this transition possible.

    BLOGS

    A Lot of Air at Nissan

    This tubing doesn’t look like much: But it really represents just a few feet of the miles of tubing that the Nissan Energy Management Team inspected as they started checking out the compressed air tubing that is used at its manufacturing plants in Smyrna and Decherd, Tennessee, and Canton, Mississippi.

    More from Less at Ferrari

    Can you make more by doing less?

    2014 Chrysler Town & Country S

    One of the most profound mysteries of our time is why people don’t like minivans.