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Exploring the: Gear Production Zone

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Lean Hobbing Gears on a Multi-Axis Machine

Flexible machine tool provides this gear manufacturer with the ability to exceed customer expectations on quality, part accuracy and lead times, all while offering additional design benefits.

Closing the Loop

Gathering information is worth it only if it’s put to practical use. Applying measurement data to streamline spiral bevel gear making clarifies the true value of the closed-loop process.

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 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.

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.

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