Gear Cutting Machines

Under the Hood: Automotive Machining

New powertrain components. More sensors and electronics parts. Increasing part complexity. Difficult to cut materials. Faster delivery. How do automotive suppliers navigate to profitability through this stormy sea of lightweighting and driverless cars? 
Gear Cutting Machines: Articles

Gear Production: Higher Speed, Closer Precision

The accuracy of the Fast Gear Alignment function eliminates the need to acquire acoustic signatures during dressing or grinding. Aligning a grinding wheel with a 180 mm diameter gear with 71 helical teeth takes just 0.5 of a second – without any need to acquire acoustic signatures or make manual adjustments. 
Automated threaded wheel grinding on gear production machines has now been boosted by an order of magnitude with increased machining accuracy to DIN class 3.


Always As Fast As Possible: This gear hobbing system currently holds the world record in chip-to-chip times for the machining of shafts and pinions with the least number of teeth. At this moment, however, next generation technology is being developed that will once again smash that record.


Gear Cutting Machines: Industry News

GMTA Celebrates 25 Years of Business

GMTA celebrates 25 years. (l-r) Thomas Buchholz, the managing director of Profilator; Walter Friederich, the president of GMTA; Claudia Hambleton, the chief financial officer and Scott Knoy; the vice president of sales.
A crowd of over 150 customers and business associates celebrated the event on chartered private yacht.

Sanwa Seiki Represents Drake Manufacturing in Japan and ASEAN Regions

James Vosmik (left), the chief executive officer of Drake, and Tokushu Kobayashi (right), the president of Sanwa Seiki, celebrate the collaboration between the two companies in Nagoya, Japan.
They now sell, market and service all Drake thread grinding solutions.

NUM and Feng Chia Develop Intelligent CNC Gear Hobbing

Developed under Industry 4.0 planning and design, intelligent gear hobbing expands traditional process capabilities through use of a CNC-PC communication framework.


Gear Cutting Machines: Products

Medical Machining: Machine Tools

The F-Series vertical machining center from Makino provides stiffness and rigidity for chatter-free cutting, agility for high-speed /hard-milling and accuracies for tight tolerance blends and matches typical of complex, 3D contoured geometry associated with medical production.
Take a closer look at some of the newest equipment that can help contract manufacturers meet the machining, micro machining, and laser processing demands for smaller and more complex surgical implants, orthotic devices and medical instruments that are being made from newer materials – and still hold their costs down.

Flexible Gear Cutting and Worm Milling for Medical Devices

The compact, robust AF110 gear hobbing center from Affolter Technologies is tailored to the needs of medical device machining, with a clamping force of 1,000 newton, increased torque and stiffness of the spindles, a more robust Y-axis and only one clamping axis that moves to optimize overall rigidity and minimize vibration.
The compact AF110 gear hobbing center from Affolter Technologies has improved rigidity that guarantees short cycle times and highest efficiency.

IMTS 2016: Gear Generation

Booth N-7040: The RZ260 continuous generating gear grinding machine from Reishauer can be fitted with one or two work spindles to grind gears with an outside diameter up to 260 mm and modules up to 5 mm with highest reliability.
Take a closer look at gear cutting, forming and finishing, as well as broaching, shaping and slotting machines for traditional auto, construction, mining and ship-building applications, plus the emerging alternative energy and wind power sectors. You’ll find advancements in abrasive machining to improve dressable tooling applications and increased multi-functional, automated solutions to minimize workpiece movements to improve overall production time.