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Custom Hobbing Tool Enables 45-Degree Angles

To machine helical gears at 45-degree angles, Gurecky installed a customized multifunctional machine from DMG Mori Ellison Technologies with a hobbing tool from Heimatec.


Gear Manufacturer Cuts Costs By Reclaiming Used Tools

This gear manufacturer needed to reduce high costs resulting from replacing dull drill bits or sending them out for sharpening. With the XT3000 Xpandable tool sharpener from Darex, the shop has done just that. In addition, the device allows the comp...


Gear Manufacturer Gains Efficiency With Tool Management System

When producing a large number of complex, high-value-added parts, processes are continually examined and optimized, and this influences the style and numbers of cutting tools that are used each day. Avon Gear Company (Rochester Hills, Michigan) know...


Tooling Saves Shop 40 Hours Of Production Time Per Week

Facing a backlog on their Cincinnati and LeBlond vertical machining centers, the company was looking for a more efficient way to cut the keyways of the different sizes of shafts for the gear drive units.


Casting For Customers

Gear shaping is a vital capability for job shops because it gives them the ability to handle jobs that can't be hobbed efficiently, like spur gears with narrow face widths, gears with close shoulders and the majority of internal gears.


Turning Three Days Of Work Into Three Hours Of Work

Read how the Arbor Department of this major manufacturer greatly reduced set-up time to deal with increased capacity.


Gear Manufacturer Expands Business Through Neo-Synthetic Coolant

his company continually strives for perfection and, in fact, has won several awards for exceptional performance in production gearing. Its prototype gears launched Xerox copiers and helped the moon buggy navigate the surface of the moon.


Motorcycle Manufacturer Leads Way To World Class Manufacturing

One core competency that has undergone major change is gear production. Current European law mandates more strict noise control. To meet regulations set forth, Harley-Davidson motorcycles were required to reduce noise output. Anticipating that this ...


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