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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.


Sophisticated Software for Solid Gear Design

Whether your computer platform is standalone or part of a suite, desktop or on the cloud, there’s a gear design package developed specifically to meet your needs.


Cutting Gears with Multitasking Machines

Multitasking machines provide an excellent point of entry for machine shops interested in adding gear manufacturing to their list of capabilities, including power skiving.


Hobbing Bevel Gears on a Turn-Mill Center

After deciding to manufacture bevel gears for its own purposes in-house, Index developed a “gear hobbing package” that transforms its R200 and R300 turn-mill centers into gear cutting machines.


A Map for Market Expansion

How one gear manufacturer freed itself from the single-customer model by adopting new technologies and expanding its customer base to protect against economic uncertainties.


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