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Gear Production
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Gear Production is a 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.

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worm gear

After Grinding, What’s Left for Gear Hobbing, Shaping and Shaving?


With so many advances being made in gear grinding technology, where does that leave processes such as hobbing, shaping and shaving? This shop explains its machining methodology.

isotropic finishing

3 Next-Generation Gear Finishing Processes


Vibratory finishing, centrifugal barrel finishing and turbo-abrasive machining are the three top techniques for finishing gears, improving performance and extending service life.

gear casing

The Benefits of a Bigger CMM


The elimination of backlogs, increased throughput, and the ability to quote larger, more complex parts are just a few of the benefits this company has realized by upgrading its inspection technology.



Kapp Technologies offers this machine

Kapp Technologies Acquires Majority Stake in Penta Gear Metrology

By: Jedd Cole
The company makes gear measurement systems and software.

Kapp Niles KX 100

Gear Center Mass Produces External Planetary Gears

By: Jedd Cole
Kapp Niles offers the KX 100 Dynamic gear machining center designed for mass production of external planetary gears ranging to 125 mm.

gear casing

The Benefits of a Bigger CMM

By: April Lemois
The elimination of backlogs, increased throughput, and the ability to quote larger, more complex parts are just a few of the benefits this company has realized by upgrading its inspection technology.

worm gear

After Grinding, What’s Left for Gear Hobbing, Shaping and Shaving?

By: Russ Willcutt
With so many advances being made in gear grinding technology, where does that leave processes such as hobbing, shaping and shaving? This shop explains its machining methodology.

isotropic finishing

3 Next-Generation Gear Finishing Processes

By: Ray Chalmers
Vibratory finishing, centrifugal barrel finishing and turbo-abrasive machining are the three top techniques for finishing gears, improving performance and extending service life.


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