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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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Hobbing on a Turning Center

Featured Zone Content

Artis CTM v6

Real-Time Tool Monitoring


Machine operators have long dreamt of a process monitoring system that detects tool wear, and potentially catastrophic conditions and automatically compensates for changes in tool geometry after resharpening. Now that dream is a reality.

ZF Smart Urban Vehicle

Gears and the Future of Mobility


What will happen to things like step-gear transmissions as we transition to electrified vehicles? We go to Germany to find out.

gear scudding

The Evolution of Gear Scudding


In gear scudding, the workpiece is machined with a 60-tooth scudding cutter at a speed of 4,000 rpm, achieving 240,000 cuts per minute—as much as 10 times faster than shaping.



Artis CTM v6

Real-Time Tool Monitoring

By: Jorge Peña-Mena
Machine operators have long dreamt of a process monitoring system that detects tool wear, and potentially catastrophic conditions and automatically compensates for changes in tool geometry after resharpening. Now that dream is a reality.

Gear Expo

Inside Gear Expo 2015

By: Russ Willcutt
Billed as “The Drive Technology Show,” this year’s event featured new machine designs and cutting tools, heat-treat processes, and materials and hardening processes for hybrid transmission applications.

Slideshow: Gear Expo 2015

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Click below to view the slideshow Editor Russ Willcutt assembled after the 2015 Gear Expo.

ABB Robotics gear handling automated cell

Automated Cell Handles Gears during Heat-Treatment Process

By: Jedd Cole
ABB Robotics has developed a robotic gear-handling cell to transfer gears between alloy trays and baskets in the heat-treatment process that transforms “green” gears into “hard” gears.

Gearbox Software Performs Design Durability Evaluations

By: Jedd Cole
Comet is developing a suite of SimApps, or simulation applications, for gearbox design and manufacturing.


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