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The Benefits of a Bigger CMM

The elimination of backlogs, increased throughput, and the ability to quote larger, more complex parts are just a few of the benefits this company has realized by upgrading its inspection technology.


After Grinding, What’s Left for Gear Hobbing, Shaping and Shaving?

With so many advances being made in gear grinding technology, where does that leave processes such as hobbing, shaping and shaving? This shop explains its machining methodology.


3 Next-Generation Gear Finishing Processes

Vibratory finishing, centrifugal barrel finishing and turbo-abrasive machining are the three top techniques for finishing gears, improving performance and extending service life.


IMTS 2016 Preview: Seeing the Whole of the Show

Potentially disruptive manufacturing concepts and advancements in proven technologies come together at next month’s big show.


Workholding Cuts Setup Time for Cylindrical Gears

A new generation of modular, quick-change workholding systems requiring fewer tools, less time and minimal operator experience has arrived.


Closed-Loop Gear Production

A familiar concept is now gaining serious traction, enabling manufacturers to develop closed-loop cells that automatically match the finished product to design concept goals.


Divisions Achieve Synergy Making Gears, Repairing Gearboxes

In addition to offering gearbox maintenance and repair services, this company is an OEM of new gears, harnessing the synergy between the two somewhat disparate divisions to the benefit of the overall enterprise.


Real-Time Tool Monitoring

Machine operators have long dreamt of a process monitoring system that detects tool wear, and potentially catastrophic conditions and automatically compensates for changes in tool geometry after resharpening. Now that dream is a reality.


Slideshow: Gear Expo 2015

Click below to view the slideshow Editor Russ Willcutt assembled after the 2015 Gear Expo.


The Evolution of Gear Scudding

In gear scudding, the workpiece is machined with a 60-tooth scudding cutter at a speed of 4,000 rpm, achieving 240,000 cuts per minute—as much as 10 times faster than shaping.


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