Gear Production

APR 2016

Gear Production

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April 2016—1 4 12 C O N T E N T S A P R I L 2 0 1 6 PUBLISHER Travis Egan tegan@gardnerweb.com EDITOR Russ Willcutt rwillcutt@mmsonline.com SR. MANAGING EDITOR Kate Hand khand@gardnerweb.com ASSISTANT EDITOR Jedd Cole jcole@gardnerweb.com ART DIRECTOR Kenny Snowball ksnowball@gardnerweb.com ADVERTISING MANAGER William Caldwell billc@gardnerweb.com 2 The Pitchline Meeting in the Middle How does industry connect with millennials and introduce them to the high-tech world of modern manufacturing? By seeing beyond differences to what we have in common. F E A T U R E S 4 Thinking Inside the Box In addition to offering gearbox maintenance and repair services, this company is an OEM of new gears, harnessing the synergy between the two somewhat disparate divisions to the beneft of the overall enterprise. By Russ Willcutt 9 Closed-Loop Gear Production A familiar concept is now gaining serious traction, enabling manufacturers to develop closed-loop cells that automatically match the fnished product to design concept goals. By Ray Chalmers 12 Workholding Slashes Setup Times A new generation of modular, quick-change workholding systems requiring fewer tools, less time and minimal operator experience has arrived. By Tim Zenoski 16 Product News

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