Goldstein's Gear Technology Matchmaking Service: Capacity Available
In the January/February 2012 issue, publisher Michael Goldstein offered to use this space to help our industry fill its excess manufacturing capacity. Here's the result.
Bevel Gears 12" - 80"
B&R Machine and Gear Corporation (Sharon, TN) is a custom manufacturing facility, specializing in bevel gears. From design consultation to packaging your product, we are able to offer complete in-house production. This not only prevents delays most commonly associated with outsourced operations, it also provides direct communication regarding real-time status of current production. The value of our customer service cannot be surpassed. We are currently seeking to manufacture bevel gears 12"-80" in diameter. We are capable of producing straights up to 80" in diameter and spirals/skews/hypoids/zerols up to 66" in diameter. Michelle Maddox, (800) 238-0651 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gear Hobbing and Shaping
Gear Master Inc. (Almont, MI) is a Small Veteran Owned gear manufacture with 12 employees. We have substantially increased our gear hobbing & gear shaping capacity in the last 18 months and are actively seeking new customers to do gear cut work for. We primarily service the aerospace, defense and heavy truck ( Caterpillar / Allison Transmission) markets. Also we support the medical industry on small gears for surgical drills and racheting tools. Also, we have capacity on our HAAS VF3SS 4-axis high speed milling center. For this machine we are seeking volume work or program work only. Terry Roach, Sales Manager, Gear Master, Inc. (810) 798-9254 or email@example.com.
Single Piece up to 5,000 Pieces
The Adams Company (Dubuque, IA) has a wide variety of equipment available to take your extra jobs:
- Worm Gear hobbing (MAX 3DP and 18" OD)
- Worm milling (including thread grinding) (3DP MAX. 8" OD MAX.; 16" OAL MAX.)
- Broaching (15 TON MAX. PULL; 3 MACHINES)
- Hobbing (spur & helical) (3DP MAX.; 20" OD MAX)
- Shaping (Including CNC guideless shaping) (4 DP MAX; 18" OD)
- Straight Tooth Bevel gear cutting (2.5 DP MAX. 2.5" FACE WIDTH MAX.)
- ID/OD grinding (12" OD MAX.; 8" MAX. ID)
- (3) GEAR SHAVERS
- (1) PECO GEAR ANALYZER
Patrick Meehan, (563) 583-3591 or PMeehan@theadamscompany.com
Precision Milling, Turning, Welding and Gear Cutting
Loudon Industries (Mercersburg, PA) can hob and shape internal and external spur or helical teeth, holding tolerances up to AGMA 11. Turning from 1/4" to 24" OD, one inch to 6 feet long. Grinding: Cylindrical OD, Face, Shoulder and Angle/Taper. 5-Axis milling. Robotic Welding. Quality Control via Zeiss Prismo CMM. Matt Gordon, Loudon Industries, (717) 328-9808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hobbing and Shaping
Regal Gear (Wilmington, OH) has excess gear cutting capacity for the following types of machines: 36-6 Fellows shaper with a 7" riser, Fellows 8AGS gear shaper, and several # 7 shapers. We also have 36" Gould and Eberhart gear machines with and without differential. Plus several #3 and 6-10 Barber colman hobbers with diff. and power down feed. Any questions contact Gary or Mark at (937) 382-2815 or email@example.com.
C&B Machinery (Livonia, MI) is a PPAP certified location that does prototype and production grinding for companies like Ford and GM and their Tier 1 suppliers. Our primary focus is flat and parallel parts, grinding the faces of parts. We have a wide variety of grinders to accommodate many part sizes and shapes. We also provide gap grinding for when a company's machine may be being serviced or out of commission. Fabrizio Tarara, (734) 462-0600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tool Sharpening / Gear Blank Manufacturing
Bean Tool & Die (Clarksville, AR) can sharpen class AA straight gash hobs from 3/4" diameter x 3/4" long, up through 6" Diameter x 6" long. Our business has been sharpening these sizes of hobs for 16 years now in quantities of 30 to 40 hobs approximately every 10 days. Free shipping on hob sharpening orders of 25 or more. Quick turnaround times. Also offer precision turning and gear blank manufacturing. Bradley Williams, (479) 754-2217 or email@example.com.
Profile / Generating Grinding
AA-Gear/MAT (Howell, MI) has open capacity in our Gear Grinding department. We have a Hofler 700 profile grinder for larger diameters and prototype quantities. We also have Reishauer Models RZ 400 and RZ 260, which are suited for production volumes. In addition, AA-Gear/MAT has mix of 20-plus CNC and manual hobs, shapers and shavers. We can accommodate additional operational assist programs of substantial quantity if required. With four M&M gear measurement machines, third party inspection is also welcome. Dan Borgacz, (586) 707-7881 or firstname.lastname@example.org.