Gear and Transmission Technology and Education

Contact us to improve the efficiency of your manufacturing processes or to improve your gear train design for noise reduction and increased load capacity.

Gear and Transmission Technology and Education

Modern gears are highly complex with high requirements including noise behavior and load carrying capacity. These requirements need to be achieved through cost-effective gear manufacturing processes.

Whether you need a new gear designed from scratch, optimizing of existing gear designs, testing of current designs or a complete new process chain for the manufacturing of specific geared components, we at Fraunhofer CMI can help you address your challenges and achieve your objective. With our on-site experts and through collaboration with our partners at WZL and Fraunhofer IPT in Aachen, Germany, we combine over 50 years of history in gear related research to provide you with custom solutions that meet your toughest demands.  


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Gear Design

Complex interactions and increasing demands on modern high power density gears pose exciting challenges in terms of application-oriented design. We can help you to achieve your design goals by applying comprehensive and validated software solutions to the problem at hand.

Gear Courses

One of the big challenges identified by the US gear industry is the lack of skilled labor. We want to help tackle that challenge by providing short courses, both at our facility or at your site, to educate your workforce on the latest gear design and manufacturing technologies.

Gear Testing

Experimental proof of load carrying capacity, excitation behavior or efficiency is obligatory in the development process of most transmissions. At Fraunhofer CMI, together with our partners at Fraunhofer IPT and WZL in Germany, we offer state of the art gear testing services. We are open to help you solve your challenge.

Gear Manufacturing

Optimizing gear manufacturing processes can improve the geometric quality and / or reduce cost per part. We can help you to optimize single processes or complete gear manufacturing chains directly on your shop floor or we can proof our concepts facilitating state of the art production equipment at our partners' labs at Fraunhofer IPT and WZL in Aachen, Germany.