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Published: 10/20/2018

Single-Pass Skiving and Roller Burnishing for Hydraulic Cylinders
A newly introduced machine and tool combination from Sunnen streamlines skiving and roller burnishing by combining operations into a single stroke process on a single tool.

Published: 10/14/2016

Hard Scudding Improves Gear Production and Performance
This process is widely used in producing internal, external, helical and spur gears, as well as splines and other powertrain components.

Published: 9/2/2016

The Benefits of a Bigger CMM
The elimination of backlogs, increased throughput, and the ability to quote larger, more complex parts are just a few of the benefits this company has realized by upgrading its inspection technology.

Published: 9/2/2016

After Grinding, What’s Left for Gear Hobbing, Shaping and Shaving?
With so many advances being made in gear grinding technology, where does that leave processes such as hobbing, shaping and shaving? This shop explains its machining methodology.

Published: 9/2/2016

3 Next-Generation Gear Finishing Processes
Vibratory finishing, centrifugal barrel finishing and turbo-abrasive machining are the three top techniques for finishing gears, improving performance and extending service life.

Published: 4/1/2016

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.

Published: 4/1/2016

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.

Published: 4/1/2016

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.

Published: 12/1/2015

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.

Published: 11/2/2015

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.