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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.

Manufacturing Videos


Hobbing on a Turning Center

Featured Zone Content

Quik-Flex Plus module

Workholding Cuts Setup Time for Cylindrical Gears


A new generation of modular, quick-change workholding systems requiring fewer tools, less time and minimal operator experience has arrived.

open gearbox

Divisions Achieve Synergy Making Gears, Repairing Gearboxes


In addition to offering gearbox maintenance and repair services, this company is an OEM of new gears, harnessing the synergy between the two somewhat disparate divisions to the benefit of the overall enterprise.

Renishaw's Equator

Closed-Loop Gear Production


A familiar concept is now gaining serious traction, enabling manufacturers to develop closed-loop cells that automatically match the finished product to design concept goals.



Video: Think Twice Before Reaching for That Ballnose

By: Matt Danford
Another type of tool engages comparatively more of the work to facilitate larger stepovers for improved efficiency and surface finish in five-axis finishing operations.

Bourn & Koch Appoints Several Senior Managers

By: Jedd Cole
The new appointees include President, CFO, VP of Sales and Marketing, and Engineering Manager.

Quik-Flex Plus module

Workholding Cuts Setup Time for Cylindrical Gears

By: Tim Zenoski
A new generation of modular, quick-change workholding systems requiring fewer tools, less time and minimal operator experience has arrived.

Renishaw's Equator

Closed-Loop Gear Production

By: Ray Chalmers
A familiar concept is now gaining serious traction, enabling manufacturers to develop closed-loop cells that automatically match the finished product to design concept goals.

open gearbox

Divisions Achieve Synergy Making Gears, Repairing Gearboxes

By: Russ Willcutt
In addition to offering gearbox maintenance and repair services, this company is an OEM of new gears, harnessing the synergy between the two somewhat disparate divisions to the benefit of the overall enterprise.


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