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Gear Head Spindles and Why Job Shops May Need Them

Alan Rooks
By Alan Rooks Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering

Some machining applications need more torque than others, and gear head spindles can provide it. In this episode, Alan Rooks, Editor in Chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, talks with Nick St. Cyr, Product Manager for Methods Machine Tools about gear head spindle and why machine shops may need them; the different styles of gear head spindles; the principal applications that require gear head Spindles; the main benefits of a gear head spindle; the programming challenges when using a gear head spindle; and the other features of the machine need to be taken into consideration for a machine with a gear head spindle.

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