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

    Nissan 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    While Nissan may not have been the first OEM to offer it, but its “Around View Monitor” (AVM) technology is (1) impressive and (2) widely available throughout the company’s lineup, not just something that’s kept for top-of-the-line models.

    A Bentley You Can Sleep In

    As you may have heard, there was a bit of a contretemps between the heads of design for Bentley and Lincoln (Luc Donckerwolke and David Woodhouse, respectively) regarding the design of and the name of the Lincoln Continental Concept, or at least Donckerolke suggested that Lincoln ripped off the design of the Bentley Flying Spur, and then there is the issue of the name “Continental,” which has associations with both vehicle manufacturers (though Lincoln has the edge on that one). Which brings us to Istanbul.

    A Diamond As Big As a Rolls

    One of the features of modern transportation is the orange traffic cone, which is usually spotted in seemingly endless lines.