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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.


Big Machining for Big Machinery

A significant investment in machining equipment, including an advanced five-axis, 6-meter profile grinding machine, is enabling this Southwestern shop to be more competitive at producing large-scale gears, shafts and other mining components.


Pavilion Highlights Partnerships in Multifunctional Gear Machining

In a niche market like gear manufacturing, the advantage goes to the company that seizes each opportunity when it comes to new technology.


Gearing Up to Make Big Gears

Over the years, this Indiana job shop/contract manufacturer developed a specialty in gear making. Now it is taking this specialty to a grander scale. Two large machines for high-precision internal gear grinding are the main anchors of the company’s ...


From Blank to Box

Global Gear & Machining created a new cell that requires no human intervention.


Cutting Spiral Bevel Gears On A Five-Axis Machining Center

To produce high-precision ring gears in low- to mid-volumes, an emerging option is the use of five-axis machining centers. Mitsui Seiki CNC vertical and horizontal machining centers are being used in this application.


Why We Use Honing

 A gear manufacturer describes the advantages it realizes by sizing and finishing bores through automated honing.


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