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Roaring Out of the Recession

During the economic downturn, investments in technology and training, coupled with trimming waste in all areas of production, resulted in a stronger company with a healthier bottom line once the financial skies had cleared.


Inside Ford Sharonville Transmission: Producing 19 Million Gears a Year

The men and women at Ford Sharonville have turned the art of gear making into a science. They make them precisely. And they make plenty of them.


Driveline Design for Superior Gears

New software is designed to deliver increased innovation, faster time to market and improved product quality for ground vehicle, wind turbine and geared transmission manufacturers.


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.


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 gea...


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 ...


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 dis...


The Auto Industry & Gear Making

How do you create products that are cost competitive and of the highest quality? Here are three approaches, one about a car manufacturer putting more emphasis on its capacity, one about a machine producer increasing efficiency through flowing parts,...


Composites in Hybrid Gears

Replacing steel with carbon fiber composites yields promising results.


Changing the Landscape of Gear Production

The convergence of innovative cutter designs, five-axis multitasking machines and capable software is revolutionizing small- and medium-batch gear production.


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