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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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Experienced gear manufacturers and those thinking about getting into it will have the opportunity to learn from leading experts in the field and to review the latest machine tool technologies in October when the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) holds its Fall Technical Meeting conjointly with Gear Expo 2015. As any tradeshow veteran knows, advance planning allows you to maximize the experience and create a balanced schedule, sitting in on educational presentations and then walking the show floor to meet with top OEMs from around the world.

A look at the technical meeting’s lineup reveals 27 papers on topics including materials and heat treatment, gear manufacturing and application, lubrication, and ways to minimize noise and vibration. Presenters represent companies such as Gleason Cutting Tools, Drive Systems Technology and Lufkin PTM. In addition, ASM International will host Heat Treat 2015 alongside Gear Expo at Detroit’s Cobo Center.

Also be sure to review Gear Production, a supplement to Modern Machine Shop, to learn about the latest processes and trends in the gear manufacturing industry.


  • Speeding Up Splines

    Moving small- to medium-batch production from outsourced, dedicated hobbing operations to in-house, CNC multitasking machines helps job shops achieve quick turnarounds and flexibility in supplying splines for the heavy-vehicle industry. Inserted disc cutters make this transition possible.

  • A Breakthrough in Power Skiving

    Advances in machine design, cutting tools and process simulation software have finally converged, making it possible for Gleason to offer a practical and highly productive power skiving solution. Here’s how the new process can revolutionize the way internal gears are produced.

  • DFGT - Double Flank Gear Testing

    Functional gear testing, also known as total radial composite deviation, is a method of looking at the total effect of gear errors. This test method simulates the conditions under which a set of gears is likely to operate as a result of the gears meshing together.

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