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

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Forest City Gear recently modified its manufacturing process by installing two separate production paths for its cut-teeth-only and make-complete projects.

Optimizing the Production Path

By: Matthew Jaster
New scheduling and resource allocation gives this gear manufacturer the flexibility to cut down on shop floor backlogs and bottlenecks.

grinding this massive 206-inch gear

Grinding Big Gears from Blanks

By: Russ Willcutt
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.

New Technology: Avoid or Embrace?

By: Russ Willcutt
When a new machining technology is introduced, are you hesitant or eager to learn more? However you tend to react, we’re here to report our real-world experiences so that you can make an informed decision.

Precision Gear Solutions Provide Reliable Operation

By: Lori Beckman (editor)
Exsys Tool Inc. offers a range of Eppinger precision gear solutions suited for applications including machinery, automation and robotics.

Keopfer America CLC H hobbing machines

Horizontal Gear Hobbing Machines Enable Customization

By: Edited by Stephanie Monsanty
The CLC H series of heavy-duty horizontal gear hobbing machines from Koepfer America are customizable for high-precision gear hobbing.

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