Gear Production

In some cases, gears for various industrial and commercial applications continue to be produced on conventional, dedicated gear-making equipment that perform operations such as hobbing, gashing, shaving, etc. However, an increasing number of gear manufacturers are using more universal CNC equipment, including multitasking turn/mill machines that have been modified to also machine gear features. This often requires special cutting tool designs and toolpath strategies, or the addition of custom hobbing tools. In addition, grinding machine and grinding wheel technologies have advanced to the point that, in some cases, gears can be ground completely from blanks, eliminating traditional preliminary roughing operations that were previously required to form teeth profiles prior to final grinding finishing passes.

Sangha Race and Restoration uses Otec' Streamfinishing Process
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Stream Finishing Confines Friction to the Racetrack

To improve component finish as well as engine and gearbox performance for its customers, this racing motorcycle rebuild company based in the UK has gears and other components treated with a super-finishing process common to jewelry and aerospace applications.

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Manufacturing News of Note: June 2017

Sandvik Coromant and Zimmerman appoint new presidents, DeVry University launches advanced manufacturing classes, and more industry news.
New Product Announcements
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Grinder Machines Longer Shafts

Liebherr has introduced the LGG 400 M model grinding machine that fits the same footprint as the previous, smaller LGG 280 M.



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