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Thousands of gear industry professionals will converge October 24-27 in Nashville, TN, for Gear Expo 99, the industry's biennial collection of the latest in gear manufacturing technology. With nearly 50,000 square feet of exhibit space sold more than two months in advance of the show, this year's Gear Expo will offer visitors more opportunity for supplier comparison than ever before. As of July 20, 166 suppliers of equipment, tooling, services and precision gear products were scheduled to participate, with as many as 20 additional booths yet to be sold, according to AGMA vice president and Gear Expo show manager Kurt Medert. The largest previous Gear Expo was held in 1997 in Detroit, with 43,100 square feet of exhibit space and 161 exhibitors.
Many people seem to be counting this year's Gear Expo in Nashville as a resounding success. There were 180 American and international exhibitors occupying over 50,000 square feet of exhibit space in the Nashville Convention Center, with total attendance of 2,700. This figure is dramatically down from past shows but that doesn't seem to be an issue with the show organizers. According to Kurt Medert, vice president of AGMA;s Administrative Division, even though attendance was off from the 1997 show, the exhibitors were pleased with the quality of the people who did come to the show. "This was an excellent show for us," said Marty Woodhouse, vice president of sales for Star Cutter Company and chairman of AGMA's Gear Expo committee. "Our customer base was there and they came to buy. It was very active."
We are well into an odd-number year, so it must be just about time for another Gear Expo. Indeed, the big show -- Gear Expo 2013 -- kicks off in Indianapolis at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 17, wrapping up Thursday the 19th at 4:00 p.m. And whether you are exhibiting or attending, the bottom line is you are going -- a good thing for you, your company and the tightly knit U.S. gear industry.
Is economic relief on the way? This was the general consensus coming out of Indianapolis after Gear Expo 2009 closed its doors in September. Though the numbers were slightly downâ€”2,539 exhibitors and attendees compared to 2,992 in 2007â€”it appeared to be steady as she goes at the gear industryâ€™s biennial main event, good news considering the state of the gear industry since Gear Expo 2007 in Detroit.
I came back from Gear Expo in a pretty good mood, and judging by the smiles on the faces of exhibitors I saw, I'm not alone. In fact, the mood at Gear Expo 2011 was the best I've seen in recent memory.
AGMA's Gear Expo '91, "The World of Gearing," opens Oct. 20-23 at Cobo Conference & Exhibition Center, Detroit, MI. Gear Expo '91 will provide 35,000 square feet of exhibits by 91 companies from around the world.
Your guide to the exhibitors of Gear Expo 2013.
There are many benefits to attending Gear Expo, but if you're not taking advantage of the educational opportunities, you're missing out.
Don't miss Gear Technology's booth #1337 at this year's Gear Expo in Cincinnati.
Your guide to Gear Expo 2011, with highlighted map and alphabetical listings of exhibitors.
It's an ideal time for a pilgrimage to AGMAâ€™s Fall Technical Meeting and Gear Expo, which take place in Indianapolis.
Special Advertising Section featuring Gear Expo exhibitors.
Our special advertising section brings you the highlights of Gear Expo 2011.
There is so much more to Gear Expo than gears or the machinery that makes them. That's because it takes much, much more to make a finished gear than even the most sophisticated machine. And it is exhibitors who are part of the "much, much, more" that are addressed in this article.
Gear Expo '93, "The World of Gearing," is scheduled for October 10-13 at Cobo Conference & Exhibition Center, Detroit, MI. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on all four days of the show.
Listing of Booths at Gear Expo 2015
This special advertising section highlights exhibitors from Gear Expo 2017 and ASM Heat Treat 2017.
Gear Expo '93 - another trade show, another plea to send people and/or equipment out of town, away from the office or plant. Another bid to spend time, money, and effort. Oh, please! Hasn't anybody heard that these are the "lean and mean" '90s?
Gear Expo '95, scheduled for November 12-15 at the Indiana Convention center in Indianapolis, IN, will attract more exhibitors from a wider array of industries than any previous show, according to the show's sponsor, the American Gear Manufacturers Association.
Where were you? We were hoping to see you here at Gear Expo. We were surprised that you didn't make it. Anyway, we had a really good show, along with more than a hundred other leading companies in the gear industry who exhibited this year.
Gear Expo '95, held in Indianapolis, November 12-15, 1995, closed to rave reviews from both the attenders and the exhibitors. Traffic for the show was well up from 1993, with a total of about 4,000 visitors during the 3 1/2 day exhibition. One hundred thirty-two companies from all over the U.S. and as far away as India and The People's Republic of China displayed their wares.
"A Decade of Performance" is the theme of the American Gear Manufacturers Association Gear Expo 97, to be held October 19-22 at Detroit's Cobo Hall. Products and services related to every aspect of the gear manufacturing process, from turning and grinding the blanks to coating and inspection of the gears,will be represented at the show.
Below are listed the Gear Technology advertisers exhibiting at Gear Expo 97.
Notes from Detroit...Overall, Gear Expo 97, the AGMA biennial trade show, was a success. While attendance may not have been what some people had hoped for, the quality of the attendees was high. Serious buyers came and brought their checkbooks.
Map and directory of Gear Expo 2017. Plan your visit with this handy guide.
Use this guide to plan your trip to Gear Expo 2011.
The general impressionâ€”whether encouraged by AGMA or developed anecdotallyâ€”is that Gear Expo 2007 was a reasonableâ€”though certainly relativeâ€”success
In 2005, Gear Expo debuted its first Solutions Center, a forum that features short exhibitor presentations on gear-related topics. This year, AGMA says the Solutions Center will return with a slightly different format.
AGMA president Joe T. Franklin Jr. talks about how the AGMA Gear Expo has grown and changed since its beginnings as a table-top show in 1987.
If you read the press clippings (even our own), and listen to the comments of many of the major exhibitors, you'll hear that Gear Expo 2005 was a resounding success.
Booth Listings for Gear Expo 2005 in Detroit.
Preview of Gear Expo, with information on AGMA's fall technical meeting and the city of Detroit.
Sure, Gear Expo undoubtedly has a ton to offer attendees in education, research and networking alone, but what really draws the crowd in are the physical products and technology on display from exhibitors. Otherwise it would just be another technical meeting or social receptionâ€”and AGMA could save a few bucks on space to say the least.
This special edition of Product News includes highlights from Gear Expo 2017 of new products that caught the editors' eyes.
Readers respond to last issue's Publisher's Page, in which Michael Goldstein asked, "Is Gear Expo Worth It?"
The organizers of Gear Expo 2007 promise to combine the most popular features of shows past with some innovations for this yearâ€™s attendees. By the time the show closes on October 10, the association hopes its targeted 175 exhibitors walk away with new insights leading to profitability and renewed contacts.
Gear Expo floor map and alphabetical listing of exhibitors.
Gear making and heat treating pair together like a fine cabernet and filet mignon. Now for the first time, the two industries are embracing this symbiotic relationship by co-locating their industry events this fall in Indianapolis. ASM Internationalâ€™s 2009 Heat Treating Society Conference and Exposition and Gear Technologyâ€™s favorite trade show, Gear Expo, are teaming up September 14â€“17 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.
As Gear Expo 2009 approaches (Sept. 15â€“17), the show finds itself in an â€śIt was the best of times, it was the worst of timesâ€ť mindset.
For anyone involved in gear manufacturing, Gear Expo is an absolute treasure. In 2013, it was bigger and more varied than it's been in a decade. With 226 exhibitors covering every conceivable gear-related technology, Gear Expo offered visitors unparalleled opportunities to interview potential new suppliers.
A special edition of Help Wanted classified ads takes over the publisher's page.
"One of the reasons AGMA has been successful over our 93-year history is that the associationâ€™s agenda, programs and activities reflect the voices of our members," says Joe T. Franklin, Jr., AGMA President.
Like many of you in the gear industry, weâ€™ve been working extremely hard over the past few months getting ready for Gear Expo 2013, which takes place September 17-19 in Indianapolis.
Details about the Solutions Center, SME and AGMA special events at the show.
Map of the show and booth listings.
Let's face it. It's been a bummer of a summer economically speaking. Here's why you should still go to the show.
Maybe you don't have time. If not, send someone else.
Anyone even remotely involved with the gear industry knows that Gear Expo is B-I-G. Every two years, it is an invaluable opportunity for buyers, sellers and just-lookers to come together and glorify gearing.
The latest technology on display in Columbus, OH. October 24-26.
"Eighty percent of success is showing up" -- Woody Allen
AGMA's Gear Expo '91, "The World of Gearing," opens October 20 and runs through October 23 at the Cobo Conference & Exhibition Center in "The Heart of the Manufacturing Industry," Detroit, MI. Gear Expo '91 is "the largest trade show ever specifically organized for the gear industry," according to Rich Norment, AGMA's Executive Director.
A look at Products being Presented at the Expo
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AGMA Sets Up Shop in Living Laboratory of the Midwest. Columbus, Ohio recently surpassed Indianapolis as the second largest city in the Midwest behind Chicago, according to the United States Census Bureau. This could change come the 2020 census, but there's no denying Buckeye Nation is going places.
There will be plenty of time to talk shop, learn about the latest educational and research endeavors and network with peers. But the real reason the gear industry comes together every two years is to see all the new products and technology offerings.
Gear Expo 2017 is your best opportunity to expand your knowledge, get answers to your technical questions and solve your toughest manufacturing challenges. The reason is quite simple. Gear Expo provides you with the greatest collection of gear expertise, know-how and experience you can find.
It's nice to see old friends. It's also advantageous to make new ones. Gear Expo has always been a family reunion of sorts, but it's first and foremost an opportunity to show off the latest and greatest technologies that are impacting the gear industry today. With this in mind, Gear Technology recently spoke with those responsible for putting the Fall Technical Meeting (FTM) and Gear Expo 2013 together in Indianapolis.
If you havenâ€™t already done so, you should make plans to attend Gear Expo in September. Itâ€™s a unique and important show, and you should take advantage of it.
When it came to picking a personal favorite booth at Gear Expo, AGMA Vice President of Marketing Jenny Blackford donned her proverbial TAG Heuer watch and embroidered silk apron and decided to keep her allegiance neutral.
There have always been plenty of reasons to attend Gear Expo. For decades, itâ€™s been the best place to see all of the technology, vendors and solutions in the gear industry, all under one roof. Now that it's the Motion + Power Technology Expo, it's even more true.
Our special advertising section featuring exhibitors from Gear Expo and ASM Heat Treat 2013
Gear Expo 2013 product preview features a look at many of the key booths you won't want to miss.
Summer never lasts as long as you want it to. By the time you read this, you'll be well into the hazy, lazy days, and the season will be gone before you know it. That means you're running out of time to make plans to attend our industry's most important event. Of course, I'm talking about Gear Expo (October 24 - 26) and the AGMA Fall Technical Meeting (October 22 - 24), both of which will take place in Columbus, OH.
As most of you know by now, the trade show formerly known as Gear Expo is now the Motion + Power Technology Expo. If you're a gear-industry veteran, you might be confused by this change. If you've been coming to the show for years - or exhibiting at it - you might even feel a little betrayed. But I'm here to tell you it's going to be alright.
The 17-year cicadas created quite a buzz in the Chicagoland area this June. Will Gear Expo 2007 create the same kind of buzz in the gear industry?
Gear Expo 2011 may well be a special event. Interviews with show organizers.
We've contacted many of the gear industry's leading suppliers to find out what they'll be showing at Gear Expo 99. Booth numbers are current as of July 31, 1999, but they are subject to change. A current list of exhibitors and booth information is available at the AGMA Web site at www.agma.org.
Our special Gear Expo advertising section.
Trade shows can be exhausting. You work hard all day, meeting people, wheeling and dealing, walking the aisles. After a long day of working the show, sometimes you just need to relax for awhile. With Gear Expo '95 fast approaching. Gear Technology has gone ahead and done some of the legwork for you. We've come up with some placed to go and things to do that have absolutely nothing to do with gears.
Forty of Gear Technology's pre-show and show issue advertisers will be exhibiting a wide range of goods and services at AGMA's Gear Expo '93. The exhibition will be held October 10-13 at Cobo Conference & Exhibition Center in Detroit, MI. Below is an alphabetical listing of these advertisers and a preview of what can be seen at their booths.
It is with great anticipation that we move closer to AGMA's Fall Technical Conference and Gear Expo '87, which is being held on Oct. 4-6 in Cincinnati, OH. This bold undertaking by both AGMA and the exhibitors in the Expo's 160 booths is an attempt to make a major change in the industry's approach to the exposition of gear manufacturing equipment. By combining the Expo with the Fall Technical Conference, those involved in gear manufacturing will have the opportunity to review the latest equipment, trends, and most innovative ideas, while keeping up with the newest technology in the industry.
AGMA's Gear Expo '93 is expected to be at least 10% larger in terms of floor space than the '91 show, according to Joe Franklin, AGMA's executive director. "As of June 1, we have 80 exhibitors registered", he says.
Map and listings to the ASM Heat Treating Society Conference and Exposition, which is co-located with this year's Gear Expo.
What's not to like about a more focused, user-friendly Gear Expo? Booth Previews.
October is the time. Detroit is the place. AGMA Gear Expo '91 is the event. Cobo Center in downtown Detroit is where you will want to be in October if you have any interest in gear products, manufacturing, or research.
The following letters were written in response to the Publisher's Page editorial, "Is Gear Expo Worth It?" which appeared in the November/December 2005 issue.
Over the past few months we've talked with a lot of gear manufacturers. Many of them tell us business is strong, while others are struggling with reduced demand. The difference between them isn't so much in the quality of their manufacturing operations, but rather trends in the end markets they serve.
Co-located ASM and AGMA shows are a hot ticket.
Liebherr and Wenzel announce sales and service agreement; MPIF releases new powder metal standard; Gear Motions announces promotions; Profilator opens new factory and more gear industry news.
We've decided to install a man-cave at our office here at Randall Publications. Comfy chairs, surround sound, flat screen, the works. We're going all out, because we have some important watching to do. But before you get the wrong idea, we're not goofing off and binge-watching Stranger Things. No, we're watching Gear Technology TV.
Listing of papers to be presented and activities for the 2007 AGMA Fall Technical Meeting.
In addition to hundreds of relevant suppliers, Motion+Power Technology Expo (Oct. 15-17 in Detroit) also offers many opportunities for learning.
When you go to MPT Expo, make sure to visit the exhibitors in our special advertising section!
Let's take a look at Cincinnati -- Henry Longfellow's "Queen of the West" and Ohio's third-largest city.
Letters from readers in response to past issues...
Here are some of the new products and technologies available to attendees at Heat Treat 2011.
Our goal at Gear Technology for the past 31 years has been to bring you the best possible technical information about gear manufacturing. We serve as the industryâ€™s educational resource, explaining the technology not only so that you can understand it, but also so that you can make use of it in your gear-related business.
A change has taken place within the industry that is going to have an enormous effect on the marketing, sales, and purchasing of gear manufacturing and related equipment. This change was the American Gear Manufacturers' Association, first biennial combination technical conference and machine tool minishow.
Economic times are good right now in America and in the gear industry. We're in the seventh year of an up cycle. The tough shake-outs of the 1980s and early 90s are over. Orders are up. Backlogs are at comfortable levels. We're looking at what promises to be the biggest, most successful trade show in the industry's history coming up in Detroit in October. The most pressing question on the immediate horizon seems to be "How long can the good times go on?"
Indianapolis is a nice city. No. It's a great city for a convention. The facilities and the city are modern, clean and bright. The Convention Center is easy to get to by either car or plane, and its central location in the heart of town and the enclosed skyway system between it and major hotels put visitors close to amenities like restaurants, shopping and entertainment. The people are friendly and go out of their way to make visitors feel welcome.
The complete Industry News section from the October 2013 issue of Gear Technology.
When traveling about in search of gears and other adventures, wise explorers bring along as much important information as they can. In the interest of keeping our readers as well-informed as possible, we bring you the following collection of Important Facts About Motor City.
"Opportunity is the start of great enterprises." said the Greet statesman Demosthenes, and what was true 2300 years ago is no less true now. Plenty of opportunities which can grow into great - and successful - enterprises are waiting for us right now if we only have the foresight to take advantage of them.
How do we educate the next generation of gear industry employees, and how do we train the ones we already have?
If only there were some source of endless knowledge, experience and wisdom to guide you through your gear-related problems. If only there were some philosopher on a mountaintop whose sole purpose was to bring enlightenment to your gear noise problems, to unravel the mysteries of profile shift, to provide insight to a critical gear manufacturing problem or to explain the meaning of life (gear life, that is).
A medieval philosopher once said that if he knew for certain the world was to end tomorrow, he would be sure to take time to plant an apple tree in his garden today. The recent events in the world financial capitals have seemed a bit like prior notice of something cataclysmic, but like the philosopher, we can still find some reasons for hope in the face of an uncertain future. The good news for our industry is that four important efforts on the part of various organizations promise to have long-term positive effects on both the gear and machine tool businesses.
For the last few years, the market has been tough for the U.S. gear industry. That statement will cause no one any surprise. The debate is about what to do. One sure sign of this is the enormous attention Congress and the federal government are now placing on "competitiveness."
When you look at the floor plan for the Cobo Center (Detroit, MI) from Oct. 20-22, the names on the lineup really shouldnâ€™t come as a great surprise.
Gear Expo provides an opportunity to learn from the industry's experts by walking the aisles and talking to exhibitors. Visitors to Gear Expo 2001 also can take advantage of some formal training and educational opportunities sponsored by AGMA and SME.
AGMA is looking to boost attendance at Gear Expo 2001 and the 2001 Fall Technical Meeting by "cross-pollinating" the two events.
AGMA's Gear Expo '89, "The Cutting Edge," opens at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA, on Nov. 6 and runs through Nov. 8. This year's show is "the largest trade show ever conceived specifically for the gear industry," according to Rick Norment, AGMA's executive director. The show is 60% larger in terms of floor space than the 1987 show, and over 90%of the booths have been sold.
Complete guide ti Columbus Gear Expo July/August 2003.
A guide to companies to see at Gear Expo.
The Unofficial Guide to Gear Expo.
Our special advertising section featuring Gear Expo exhibitors.
Whether you spent time at Gear Expo in Indianapolis or EMO in Hannover, there was certainly new technology attracting attention. Machine tools are faster, more efficient and can integrate numerous functions in a single setup. Grinding technology is turning science upside down and inside out with high-speed removal rates and increased throughput.
We've contacted many of the companies that will be exhibiting at Gear Expo 2001 to compile the following directory of exhibits. Use this directory to help plan your visit to the show, or to stay up-to-date on the industry's suppliers and technology.
You've attended Gear Expo so many times that you think you're an expert on it. Test your expertise with this quiz.
From tiny beginnings, the AGMA Gear Expo is growing into a fine, strapping show. This year's effort, Gear Expo '89, "The Cutting Edge," will be bigger and better than ever. What started as a few tabletop exhibits in Chicago four years ago has now grown to a full-size, international exhibition at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. With over 160 exhibitors, including major gear manufacturers and suppliers from around the world, this year's show promises to be a great success as well.
If you think of Gear Expo as only a machine tool show, you're not seeing all of its potential. You may be tempted to skip it this year, especially if you're struggling to fill your current capacity. I've heard too many stories of canceled orders, falling profits and slashed budgets to believe that great numbers of you will be attending Gear Expo with buying new machines as your No. 1 priority.
It's summertime in the gear industry. Out my window, I see blue skies, green grass and trees swaying in the wind. In the background, I hear crickets chirping.
Gear Expo 99, AGMA's biennial showcase for the gear industry, has left the Rust Belt this year and landed in Music City U.S.A., Nashville, Tennessee. The event, with exhibitors from around the globe showing off the latest in gear manufacturing as well as metal working processes, will be held at the Nashville Convention Center, October 24-27, 1999. According to Kurt Medert, AGMA vice president and Gear Expo show manager, "In choosing Nashville, AGMA;s Trade Show Advisory Council found a city that is an excellent trade show site. It has the right mix of convention center, nearby hotels, and a clean downtown area with entertainment readily available for the exhibitors and visitors alike. Nashville is in the heart of southern industry, which we see as a focus of growth for the gear industry and its customers."
Interviews with exhibitors at ASM's Heat Treat 2013 exposition, which is co-located with Gear Expo.
One of the great benefits of Gear Expo for us here at Gear Technology is the opportunity to meet faceto-face with many of the people who, in one way or another, contribute to our success throughout the year. After all, our success is dependent almost entirely on information and the people who provide it. These contributors include researchers at top technical universities, the heads of technology at major gear industry corporations, independent consultants with decades of gear industry experience, members and volunteers at leading industry organizations like the AGMA, our technical editors and others.
For us, 2016 is the year of smart ideas. Not our smart ideas, but yours. We've spent a lot of effort collecting information from Gear Expo, our State of the Gear Industry annual survey and market research to find out more about what you want from us. We've also taken your suggestions and used them to make improvements, add new features and build on what we've been doing here for 32 years in our role as the Gear Industry's Information Source.
This is a very exciting year for AGMA as the organization celebrates its 100-year anniversary. In addition to the anniversary, AGMA President Joe Franklin, jr., who has done an outstanding job at the helm of AGMA for the last 25 years, will retire, and we welcome in our new AGMA President, Matt Croson, who will lead us into the next 100 years. The centennial kicked off in October with a dinner at the AGMA Gear Expo in Detroit and will continue throughout 2016 with a number of exciting events scheduled to celebrate this milestone anniversary.
Don't miss these exhibitors co-located with Gear Expo.
Heat treat suppliers look to the gear industry and the upcoming combined Gear Expo/Heat Treat 2013 for new business.
Whatever your pleasure, Columbus is sure to have something to occupy those rare free hours you spend outside of Gear Expo.
Companies in the gear industry are looking for signs of an economic upswing as they prepare for Gear Expo 2003, and several are seeing such a sign.
Besides Gear Expo 2001, Detroit is home to a museum with an 1896 Durya Motor Wagon, America's first production car; home to a casino in a building that use to be Internal Revenue Service offices; and home to the studio where Diana Ross and the Supremes recorded "Stop in the Name of Love."
You've been to Detroit several times for Gear Expo, so you think you know Motown pretty well. Prove it. Gear Technology has a quiz to test your knowledge of the Motor City.
Even with some segments of the gear industry facing economic uncertainty, Gear Expo exhibitors and potential visitors are looking forward to this year's show. Instead of focusing on buying and selling, many of those involved with the 2001 show have chosen to focus on the show's value as a marketplace for knowledge.
Take a look at the latest videos, along with our expanded coverage of Gear Expo 2013, on the Gear Technology website.
Gear Technology hosts dinner for technical contributors to the gear industry during this year's AGMA Fall Technical Meeting and Gear Expo in Columbus, OH. Plus other news from around the industry.
Who wants or needs technical details about gearing? Who cares about it? Three out of every four people who are reading this magazine make up at least 75% of those who have an interest in the subject. The members of AGMA, EUROTRANS, JGMA and JSIM have an interest. All the people attending the Gear Expo in Detroit have an interest. Clearly, however, the people with the most pressing interest in our industry are our customers, the end users of gear products. The unfortunate reality, though, is that in many cases, these customers don't even know that's what they want.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) announced at Gear Expo '95 that a national service for the calibration of involute artifacts is now available at the Department of Energy's Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge, TN.
AGMA's Gear Expo '89 was, by all accounts, a great success, proving again the wisdom of having a trade show devoted exclusively to gearing and gear-related products. Over 1500 people attended the show, and 86 different companies exhibited their goods and services.
The Forest City Gear booth at Gear Expo featured a wide variety of gears utilized in medical equipment, Indy cars, fishing reels, even the recently launched Mars Rover. Scattered among Forest Cityâ€™s products in Cincinnati were some unique gear sculptures created by an artist that finds more inspiration from the pages of industrial magazines than art galleries.
Compass Automation unveiled its Robotic Deburring System at Gear Expo 2009.
While the rest of the exhibitors were selling machinery, the Addendum team scoured the floor of Gear Expo in a quest to find quirky things at the show.
The complete Events section from November/December 2005, including post-show coverage of Gear Expo 2005, AGMA's Fall Technical Meeting, and our regular technical calendar.
Observations on the Olympics, Tony Blair and Gear Expo.
Your guide to the booths at ASM's Heat Treat 2013 show.
The object of any business transaction, be it foreign or domestic, is making a profit. That's why you go through all the effort of making and selling your product in the first place. Getting paid in a timely manner is crucial to making profit, but when your customer is in another country, this "timely and convenient" payment can become complicated; hence, your need for a banker with expertise in international markets.
One of the key questions to be answered when exporting is how you are going to get your product to your customer. All the time, effort, and money you've spent to make a sale in the first place can be wasted if the shipment is late, damaged, or lost, or if delivery becomes an expensive bureaucratic nightmare for either you or the buyer.
Exporting. It's one of the hot strategies for helping boost businesses of all kinds, gear manufacturing among them. With domestic markets tight and new markets opening up overseas, exporting seems like a reasonable tactic. But while the pressure is on to sell overseas, there is equal, justifiable concern about whether the move is a good one. Horror stories abound about foreign restrictions, bureaucratic snafus, carloads of paperwork, and the complications and nuances of doing business in other languages and with other cultures.
Easily one of the central issues affecting U.S. manufacturing is what one might call the exports deficitâ€”the inability of American companies to sell products to, for instance, Asian markets, developing countries and other ports of callâ€”due to what they perceive to be unfair trade agreements and or policies.
Putting one's best foot forward is important for successful business communication. And successful business people know the "rule" of the game, what it say and do in business situations, to make the best impression. However, these rules change from country to country, and what is appropriate behavior here may appear rude to someone from Latin America, Europe or Asia To help you become more familiar with some of the different rules of engagement in other countries, Gear Technology spoke with three businessmen who have had extensive contact in various part of the world.
News Items About Gear Expo
1 Gear Expo 2011 Moves to Cincinnati (April 22, 2010)
After settling into Indianapolis for Gear Expo 2009, AGMA recently announced that Gear Expo 2011 will take place November 1-3 in Cincinna... Read News
2 Gear Expo Becomes Motion + Power Technology Expo (September 27, 2018)
The new Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPT Expo), formerly Gear Expo, has announced its inaugural event in October 2019. This unique t... Read News
3 Gear Expo Preview: Mitsubishi Booth 909 (August 8, 2013)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America will proudly be showcasing two machines at Gear Expo 2013. Making its debut in North America, a revam... Read News
4 Gear Expo 2011 Website Up and Running (July 8, 2010)
The website for Gear Expo 2011 officially went live this week. The show takes place November 1-3, 2011 at the Duke Energy Convention Cent... Read News
5 Errichello Leads Diverse Gear Expo Lineup (June 29, 2011)
Robert Errichello from Geartech will present "How to Organize and Manage a Failure Investigation," at Gear Expo 2011 in Cincinn... Read News
6 Gear Expo Preview: Emuge Booth 510 (September 20, 2011)
At Gear Expo, Emuge Corp., a manufacturer of precision workholding devices for many industries, will showcase their comprehensive line of... Read News
7 Gear Expo Preview: Kapp Booth 723 (September 26, 2011)
The Kapp Group will display their Niles ZE 800 Gear Center at Gear Expo. Grinding demonstrations will also be shown via live video links ... Read News
8 Gear Expo: Gleason Booth 423 (July 25, 2013)
Gleason will introduce a host of advanced new machines, tooling, and global customer support services at Gear Expo 2013 covering a wide ... Read News
9 Gear Expo Preview: Sandvik Coromant Booth 335 (August 1, 2013)
Sandvik Coromant will focus on the ongoing shift in gear manufacturing technology during Gear Expo 2013, Sept. 17-19 in Indianapolis. For... Read News
10 Gear Expo Preview: DMG-Mori Seiki Booth 631 (August 2, 2013)
In anticipation of September’s Gear Expo, DMG/Mori Seiki will demonstrate its full gear machining technology portfolio, with a focu... Read News
11 ABB to Feature Robotic Gear Handling Cell technology at Gear Expo 2015 (October 9, 2015)
ABB Robotics will feature its Robotic Gear Handling Cell technology at Gear Expo 2015 (Oct. 20–22, Cobo Center in Detroit, MI).&nbs... Read News
12 Discuss New Gear Making Technologies with Drake At Gear Expo (September 1, 2009)
Drake Manufacturing Services invites customers and friends to their booth, number 309, at Gear Expo, September 15-17 at the Indianapolis ... Read News
13 Gear Expo Preview: Norton Abrasives Booth 1153 (August 22, 2013)
Norton Abrasives, a brand of Saint-Gobain, has developed and launched Norton Vitrium3, the next generation of bonded abrasives products, ... Read News
14 Gear Expo Preview: KISSsoft Booth 408 (October 5, 2011)
KISSsoft is a software provider for gear design to AGMA, ISO and DIN Standards as well as intuitive custom inputs. They offer shaft and b... Read News
15 Koepfer 'Repowered' Model 160 Gear Hobbing Machine to Be Shown at Gear Expo (September 18, 2015)
Koepfer America will showcase a selection of gear hobbing machines.First is the “Repowered” Koepfer Model 160 gear hobbing ma... Read News
16 DMG Mori GearMILL Software Will be Displayed at Gear Expo (September 17, 2015)
DMG Mori will demonstrate its gear milling portfolio with a focus on GearMILL software and various gear milling processes on multi-taskin... Read News
17 Klingelnberg to Showcase Oerlikon G 30 Bevel Gear Grinding Machine at Gear Expo (September 9, 2015)
Klingelnberg will be exhibiting its capabilities with a presentation of cutting-edge technology “made in Germany” in the form... Read News
18 Gear Expo Preview: Sunnen Booth 1402 (September 14, 2011)
Sunnen's patented multi-feed honing technology gives gear manufacturers a choice of tool-feed modes to achieve the shortest cycle tim... Read News
19 Gear Expo Preview: Sandvik Coromant Booth 827 (September 15, 2011)
Sandvik Coromant will showcase a number of its new gear tooling solutions and offers, ranging from roughing, semi-finishing and finishing... Read News
20 Gear Expo Preview: Gleason Booth 815 (September 16, 2011)
Gleason Corporation products and services include machinery for the production, finishing and testing of gears as well as a worldwide sup... Read News
21 Junker Group to Present Expanded Product Line at Gear Expo (August 10, 2015)
The Junker Group recently announced it will present grinding machines from Junker and Zema, in addition to air filters from LTA, at Gear ... Read News
22 Gear Expo Preview: Reishauer Booth 239 (September 21, 2011)
"We plan to exhibit the RZ 260 Two-spindle Gear Grinding machine that can be used for high production runs utilizing the continuous ... Read News
23 Gear Expo Preview: Ingersoll Cutting Tools Booth 215 (September 22, 2011)
"We will be displaying new product offerings for shaping, finish gashing and hobbing, including our new 2-Start Hob and indexable Sh... Read News
24 Gear Expo Preview: Star SU Booth 1329 (September 23, 2011)
Star SU offers a wide variety of gear cutting machinery, tools and services including: hobbing, gear grinding, chamfering and deburring, ... Read News
25 Gleason Genesis 200GX Threaded Wheel Grinding Machine to be Introduced at Gear Expo (August 5, 2015)
Gleason recently announced it will introduce advanced machines, tooling, and global customer support services covering a wide array of pr... Read News
26 Gear Expo Preview: Carl Zeiss Booth 909 (September 27, 2011)
With DuraMax, Carl Zeiss offers a compact 3-D coordinate measuring machine. DuraMax Gear marks the evolution of DuraMax into a shop floor... Read News
27 Gear Expo Preview: Bourn and Koch Booth 1329 (September 29, 2011)
The Bourn and Koch 400 H CNC horizontal hobbing machine is a 7-axis CNC machine that can hob spur gears, helical gears, splines and ... Read News
28 Gear Expo Preview: EMAG Booth 327 (October 4, 2011)
The EMAG Group products cover a wide spectrum of machining processes in the metalworking industry. Whether chucked, shaft-type or cubic c... Read News
29 Kapp Niles ZE 800 Profile Gear Grinder Will Be Showcased at Gear Expo 2015 (August 3, 2015)
The Kapp Niles ZE 800 Profile Gear Grinder and the PM 750/1250 portable gear inspection system from R&P Metrology GmbH will be demons... Read News
30 Gear Expo Preview: Hydra-Lock Booth 640 (August 21, 2013)
Hydra-Lock features its patented Conform-A-Chuck and Conform-A-Arbor workholding solutions designed to adapt to an out-of-round OD or ID ... Read News
31 Gear Expo Preview: KISSsoft Booth 717 (August 9, 2013)
KISSsoft will be presenting the latest release of the software, Version 03/2013. The latest version of KISSsoft incorporates the newest a... Read News
32 Gear Expo Preview: Klingelnberg Booth 323 (August 20, 2013)
With the acquisition of the core business of Höfler Maschinenbau GmbH in 2012, Klingelnberg expanded its product portfolio with the ... Read News
33 Gear Expo Preview: Hainbuch Booth 600 (August 19, 2013)
Changing over from O.D. clamping to I.D. clamping without disassembling the base clamping device is done in a matter of two minutes with ... Read News
34 Gear Expo Preview: EMAG Booth 315 (August 16, 2013)
With the VL 5, EMAG has created a customized solution that makes a positive impression in handling the heavy stresses exerted on the tool... Read News
35 Gear Expo Preview: Emuge Corp Booth 505 (August 15, 2013)
Emuge Corp., a manufacturer of precision workholding devices for many industries, offers a comprehensive line of clamping solutions. Emug... Read News
36 Gear Expo Preview: Dontyne Systems Booth #1052 (August 14, 2013)
Genesis Partners has developed and tested a non-involute tooth form that projects up to a 40 percent improvement in various physical and ... Read News
37 Gear Expo Preview: Ingersoll Booth 235 (August 12, 2013)
Ingersoll will be exhibiting the latest advancements in its gear machining tools. Whether it’s hobbing, gashing, shaping, or CNC ma... Read News
38 Gear Expo Preview: Oelheld Booth 767 (August 27, 2013)
Oelheld U.S. introduces SintoGrind 353 a premium gear grinding fluid formulated from pure synthetic base stocks. SintoGrind 353 was espec... Read News
39 Gear Expo: Liebherr Booth 510 (July 29, 2013)
The LC 500 universal hobbing machine, providing high machine availability and productivity, as well as flexibility, will be demonstrated ... Read News
40 Gear Expo Preview: Star SU Booth 901 (August 7, 2013)
Star SU plans to expand its role as an integration solutions expert for machine tools including workpiece holding, perishable tooling, ga... Read News
41 Gear Expo Recap: MHI Touts Gear Shaping Technology (September 20, 2013)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has completed the development of a new gear shaping machine, the ST40A, capable of cutting a broa... Read News
42 Gear Expo Recap: Sandvik Coromant Demos InvoMilling (September 23, 2013)
The InvoMilling process, a unique approach to milling spur and helical gears using indexable insert cutters was front and center during G... Read News
43 NTP Releases Gear Expo Numbers (October 9, 2013)
National Trade Productions, Inc. (NTP), recently announced notable show growth metrics for its client, the American Gear Manufacturers As... Read News
44 Gear Expo: Reishauer Booth 1041 (July 31, 2013)
The inventor of continuous generating gear grinding, Reishauer AG of Wallisellen, Switzerland will be demonstrating the RZ 260, the machi... Read News
45 Gear Expo: Kapp-Niles Booth 611 (July 30, 2013)
The Kapp Group will be showcasing the Niles ZE 400 machine model, as well as introducing their new product line, R&P Metrology Measur... Read News
46 Gear Expo: Mazak Booth 111 (August 5, 2013)
Mazak Corporation will spotlight highly advanced multitasking solutions that bring increased accuracy, efficiency and productivity to the... Read News