10 Things That Caught My Eye at Gear Expo

Check out a slideshow of equipment spotted at the 2013 edition of Gear Expo, the show’s largest edition in more than a decade.

Gleason’s 100PS power skiving machine offers an alternative to shaping and hobbing operations. See the slideshow to learn about this and more gear-making technology.​

 

Last week, I spent a day at the Gear Expo, held at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indy. Presented by the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA), the biennial event is the world’s only conference and exposition designed exclusively for the gear industry. This year’s show featured more than 200 exhibitors—covering gear materials, machining and measurement—and is said to be the largest edition in more than a decade.

This was the first Gear Expo I’ve attended (it’s held every other year). I’m glad I did, because I was able to meet with some companies that I wasn’t as familiar with as I’d like to be. This slideshow highlights 10 things that caught my eye while I was there.