Inside Gear Expo 2015
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.
Poised to celebrate its centennial anniversary in 2016, the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) returned to the Motor City for an excellent Gear Expo October 20-22, 2015. Immediately following the association’s Fall Technical Meeting, the event was co-located with the ASM Heat Treating Society’s Conference & Exposition. Education sessions were conducted throughout the day at the Solution Center found on the convention hall floor.
Identifiable themes included new materials, designs and processes for producing cutting-edge gearing for hybrid drive systems, gear-specific automation presented by companies such as ABB, spindle rebuild services provided by Cincinnati Gearing Systems and a program to “repower” certain existing machines available from Koepfer America.