The AMRC Gear Engineering and Research (GEAR) Centre is a new team within our machining group that plans to radically enhance the competitiveness and capabilities of UK gear manufacturers by creating flexible and novel machining methods and investigating surface finishing, treatment and characterisation.

AMRC aspirations for the future state of gear manufacture:

  • Utilising multifunctional machines in a single setup for efficient gear production
  • Flexibility in manufacturing processes for a range of volumes
  • Design freedom with flexible manufacturing methods
  • Configurable manufacturing processes for operation roll-up and added value
  • Gear performance evolving rapidly to embrace opportunities offered by new manufacturing and material technologies
  • UK sector bolstered through innovation

Gear focus:

  • Gear machining on multifunctional machines
  • Generative gear milling
  • Form gear milling
  • Single point broaching
  • Power skiving
  • Multi-functional grinding
  • Multi-functional inspection

Key Projects:

  • Rolls-Royce Power Gearbox
  • Boeing Sheffield
  • Working with a number of automotive manufacturers to assess our technologies for higher volume production and automotive or motorsport requirements

For more information, please contact:

Ben Cook, Technical Fellow – Gear Engineering and Research (GEAR) Centre
b.cook@amrc.co.uk