Schafer Gear Works
Offering the widest range available of precision gears and splined shafts to fit your specific needs
Schafer Gear Works is one of the most modern, technologically in-tune manufacturers of the widest range of precision-cut gears, shafts and machined components. Whatever product challenges you are facing, we have engineering teams at our South Bend, Indiana and Roscoe, Illinois plants ready to deliver the precise solution you need.
For more than 70 years we’ve taken ideas from rough concept through development to fabrication of prototypes. In our portfolio, we likely have a proven gear or shaft design that will fit your product’s needs. We’ll make it to your specifications and deliver it on time ... every time. But if you’re trailblazing a new product in your market, we can custom design the gear or shaft you want and leave your competitors wondering how you did it.
Have a gear or splined shaft, but no documentation or standard defining its geometry or gear data? That’s not a problem, either. Schafer Gear Works has the technology and capabilities to reverse engineer your sample to determine its specifications and help you manufacture more.
Our lean manufacturing and international alliances help keep you cost-competitive.
We’ve boosted our U.S.A. production capabilities with more than 108,000 total square feet of world-class production facilities plus the latest CNC gear-cutting, machining technology and quality-assurance equipment. To further ensure that you get the best value, we have augmented our capabilities through international alliances. This allows us to partially process your gears overseas but perform critical processes such as heat treating and final gear machining here in the U.S.A. This gives you price advantages while minimizing the risk of overseas sourcing.
All of these capabilities are backed with knowledgeable, unparalleled customer service. That’s why our customers confidently return to us for more solutions.
Get started on your gear or splined shaft solution today.
Bring us your current challenge and we’ll find a way to make your product better, lessen your downtime and scrap by producing the high-precision, high-quality gears or shafts [link to new shafts page] you need. It’s easy to start. Contact us now.
BID ON GEAR GRINDERS, HOBBERS, CNC MACHINE TOOLS AND FACTORY EQUIPMENT DURING LIVE WEBCAST AUCTION.
The recent acquisition of Custom Gear and Machine, Inc., Roscoe, Ill., has created a surplus of equipment for Schafer Gear Works. Rather than have these machines sit idle, we are conducting a live webcast auction to get them into the hands of companies that can use them. The auction will be held Sept. 29, 10 a.m. CDT, at the Schafer Gear Works Rockford, Ill., site and simultaneously broadcast via webcast for registered, offsite bidders. Perfection Industrial Sales of Elk Grove Village, Ill., will oversee bidding and final sales.
SCHAFER GEAR WORKS TRANSFERS ITS FORT WAYNE, IND., COMMERCIAL AVIATION SHAFTS AND SMALL GEAR CAPABILITIES TO SOUTH BEND, IND.
SOUTH BEND, IND. (Aug 4, 2016) —To meet Schafer Gear Works’ growing demand for high-precision commercial aviation shafts and gears, the company recently moved its Fort Wayne, Ind., operations to its larger production facility in South Bend, Ind. “Acquisition of new, state-of-the-art equipment at our South Bend plant and the ability to better leverage our gear manufacturing expertise led to the transfer,” said Paresh Shah, operations manager for the South Bend facility. The transition was seamless and the plant now produces precision-critical shafts and small-diameter gears with tolerances to 0.0004” and microfinishes to 16 RMS.Read more ...