If you insist on the highest-quality, quietest axles for your recreational or light-utility, off-highway vehicles, Schafer Driveline delivers. Each custom-engineered driveline comes with a built-in reliability and hassle-free performance you can trust.

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At Schafer Aerospace, our U.S.-based teams excel at on-spec manufacturing and on-time delivery. Can’t find anyone with the right equipment or capacity to fabricate your gears or components? Ask us. We can scale up to get the job done.

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Gear Works

Whatever gear or splined shaft challenge you are facing, Gear Works is ready to solve it. Ever since 1934, our teams have taken ideas from rough concepts through highly-precise fabrication and assembly to help a diverse list of industries.

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Featured News

Multi-tasking grinder brings big benefits

Schafer Gear Works wanted to reduce its outside processing costs. So, it added the Taiyo Koki Vertical Mate 55 multi-tasking cylindrical O.D./I.D. grinder to the shop. Here’s what it can do.

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Zero defects. That’s our baseline standard.

It’s not enough for Schafer Aerospace to provide you with a top-notch quality system. We must exceed your expectations. That’s why every component, gear and machined product we deliver is usable on your shop floor.

Our manufacturing and quality assurance teams do not compromise on our processes. From the start, your job goes through a specification review to make sure we use the correct materials, dimensions, tolerances and applicable engineering standards. Your job is executed using a rigorous verification process from first-piece to final inspections. Then we back it up with inspection reports for every work order from one piece to 100,000+.

Staying at the forefront of the latest available technology is important to you and us. So, Schafer Aerospace invests heavily in state-of-the-art inspection equipment and quality systems. As a result, we meet your industry’s most stringent quality standards. Schafer Aerospace is compliant and registered with ITAR and is AS9100:2016 certified.

This exceptional quality assurance is based on:

Highly-skilled teams that are 100% committed to meeting or exceeding your quality expectations.

The manufacturing teams at Schafer Aerospace are skilled in world-class quality systems and take hours of ongoing on-the-job training and education. Backed by Schafer Industries’ 80+ years of building quality into every product we manufacture, we know when and how to make improvements. We look at our systems with critical eyes, listen to our team members’ recommendations for process improvements and implement new ways to apply our knowledge. It’s why you can trust we will do every project right that you give us. 

Staying current with changes that impact you.

Because we are members of many professional organizations and are constantly training, we can keep you updated on the latest quality-related changes in the aerospace and defense fields.

Continually integrating technology that makes quality reality.

What good is great knowledge without great tools? Our quality department is always working hard to find and invest in the best software, the latest data-collection devices and extremely accurate measurement equipment. Here are the quality tools that we use to build better, smarter and faster quality systems to meet your requirements:

Inspection Equipment

  • 1 Leitz Global CMM w/Gear Inspection Capability (added in 2018)
  • 1 Zeiss Prismo CMM w/Gear Inspection Capability
  • 1 Starrett HDV-400 Video Optical Comparator (added in 2019)
  • 1 Mitutoyo Surface Check
  • 1 Zeiss Contura CMM with VAST Articulated Probe System
  • 1 Penta Gear (PeCo) measuring machine
  • 1 Mahr Shaft Scope 750 (newly purchased optical GD&T measurement system)
  • Multiple Vari-Roll Inspection Fixtures w/Vertical Column Attachment
  • Multiple Standard Master Gears
  • Various Plug Gauges
  • Mititoyo Digital Micrometers
  • Various Manual Analog Gauges (micrometers, calipers, bore gauges)
  • Various Indicators (resolution .00005” to .001”)