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   Gear Manufacturing Technology Update       March 15, 2023

GM Makes $7 Billion Investment in EV Industry

General Motors Co. recently announced an investment of more than $7 billion in four Michigan manufacturing sites, creating 4,000 new jobs and retaining 1,000, and significantly increasing battery cell and electric truck manufacturing capacity. This is the single largest investment announcement in GM history. The investment includes construction of a new Ultium Cells battery cell plant in Lansing and the conversion of GM’s assembly plant in Orion Township, Michigan for production of the Chevrolet Silverado EV and the electric GMC Sierra, GM's second assembly plant scheduled to build full-size electric pickups.

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Aspects of Gear Noise, Quality, and Manufacturing Technologies for Electromobility

In modern automotive vehicles, gear noise becomes more and more of an issue. The main reason is the reduced masking noise of the engine, which vanishes completely in the case of an electric driveline. Improved gear quality unfortunately does not correlate with a better noise performance in any case. High gear quality makes sure that the gear flanks are inside tight tolerances and that all teeth are nearly identical. Even if the running behavior of such gear sets shows a very low sound pressure level, the noise perception for human ears may be annoying.

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Powerful Combination for Complex Gears

Accommodating up to four different power skiving tools on two spindles, plus up to six turning tools, EMAG’s VSC 400 PS combines power skiving and turning for producing internal and external gear teeth on a single, simple to operate machine.

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E-MOTIVE by FVA: Call for Papers due by 04/14/2023

E-MOTIVE by FVA: Call for Papers due by 04/14/2023

The 15th International Expert Forum on electric vehicle drives and e-mobility offers an opportunity to exchange ideas with experts from leading companies and institutes. Submit your abstract by April 14, 2023, gain insights into current research findings and industrial practices, and present your future solutions in Schweinfurt, September 27-28, 2023.

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Nidec + WENZEL Open House: Metrology and Motion

Nidec + WENZEL Open House: Metrology and Motion

Join us on April 12th or 13th, 2023 and experience the latest gear making technology and metrology solutions! Experts from both companies look forward to meeting with you. Come enjoy lunch and refreshments while networking with all industries.
Please register before April 5th, 2023 by clicking this link:
https://www.wenzelamerica.com/wenzel-america-nidec-open-house-2023/

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E-Drive Days, March 14-16

E-Drive Days, March 14-16

Join Gleason's special online event to learn about design, manufacturing and inspection of e-drive gears. The three day event features one topic per day addressing the specific requirements and challenges of e-drive transmission manufacture, with particular attention to minimizing gear noise.

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High Production Carbide Hobs

High Production Carbide Hobs

Star SU is a leading supplier of solid carbide hobs for gear tooth production. Our in-house carbide grades are available for cutting either green or hard materials and can be stripped and recoated. Application driven designs available in shell or shank configurations with multiple threads for maximum efficiencies.

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Gear up your tooth generating and hard finishing processes with SynchroFormV!

Gear up your tooth generating and hard finishing processes with SynchroFormV!

The vertical machine concept for precise skiving and internal honing with 1 or 2 spindles, automation, depending on your flexibility and quantity needs. From automotive to greentech, from prototyping to serial production:
Präwema SynchroFormV: Quality made in Germany.

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Large Capacity Gear & Machining Online Auction

Large Capacity Gear & Machining Online Auction

Assets Surplus to Komatsu Mining West Milwaukee including CNC Gear Hobbers, Shapers, Grinders, Spline Hobbers, Keyseaters, Lathes, Boring Mills, VTLs, Grinders, and Heat Treat Equipment. Manufacturers including Gleason-Pfauter, Liebherr, Fellows, Bourn & Koch, Fromag, G & L, Ingersoll, Taachi, Bullard, Surface Combustion. Lots Close March 22, 2023.

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Auction of High-Volume Production Grinding & CNC Machinery

Auction of High-Volume Production Grinding & CNC Machinery

Online Auction, Closes March 30. Assets No Longer Needed for the Continuing Operations of Line Craft, a High-Volume Production Grinding and CNC Machining Supplier To The Powdered Metal & Stamping Industries For The Automotive Sector. Featuring: CNC Vertical Milling Machines • CNC Vertical Machining Centers • CNC Turning • Double Disc Grinding • Single Side Grinding • Fine Grinding • Centerless Grinding & More! Sale Conducted by Link Auctions

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Velo3D Named to <em>Fast Company’s</em> Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023

Velo3D Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023

Velo3D, Inc. has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023. The company received the award because of how its technology is being used by innovative companies in key industries like new space, semiconductor and energy, which rely on advanced manufacturing technologies to build next-generation products.

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