Industry Zones

Gear Production

Gear Production is a new supplement to both Modern Machine Shop and Automotive Design & Production magazines. View a digital version of the supplement here. The Gear Production Zone covers all phases of gear manufacturing. That includes gear generation on traditional gear cutting and finishing equipment. Also covered is cutting gears on machining centers and other non-traditional equipment.

Manufacturing Videos

Hobbing on a Turning Center

Featured Zone Content

Nick Patel and Bruce Roberge

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.

An aftermarket replacement gear for mining applications

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.

flank fracture

Sophisticated Software for Solid Gear Design

By: Lawrence S. Gould
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.

turning a gear

Cutting Gears with Multitasking Machines

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

machining a bevel gear

Hobbing Bevel Gears on a Turn-Mill Center

By: Russ Willcutt
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.

Gear Production Supplement's September 2015 issue

A Map for Market Expansion

By: Russ Willcutt
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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Education and Innovation

By: Russ Willcutt
You’ll find the perfect mix of technical presentations and physical displays of the latest machines, cutting tools, software and related services at the AGMA’s Fall Technical Meeting and Gear Expo.

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