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Alternative Gear Manufacturing

The article "Alternative Gear Manufacturing" appeared in the July/August 1998 issue of Gear Technology.

the gear industry is awash in manufacturing technologies that promise to eliminate waste by producing gears in near-net shape, cut production and labor costs and permit gear designers greater freedom in materials. These methods can be broken down into the following categories: alternative ways to cut, alternative ways to form and new, exotic alternatives. Some are new, some are old and some are simply amazing.

stamping, fineblanking, laser cutting, EDM, casting, forging, powder metal, PM, microgears

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