Driveline

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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Aerospace

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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Always problem-solving. Always innovating. Always exceeding expectations. 

Schafer Aerospace is ready to take on the opportunities you face in the aerospace and defense industries. Order after order our innovative engineering, unsurpassed precision, strict quality controls and relentlessly on-time delivery will match or exceed your expectations. If we currently don’t have the equipment or processes you need to get the job done, let’s talk. We aim high when it comes to helping you make our skies and nation safer.

Providing unparalleled engineering experience and support for your next project

The manufacturing engineers at Schafer Aerospace have extensive experience in the aerospace and defense industries. None of your other choices for component/gear manufacturing comes close to offering you the talent you will find here. We build-to-print your products from concept to fabrication to prototype to assembly with such precision and quality that when your product arrives on your shop floor it is ready to use. No delays. No scrap. No frustration.

But where we really excel is manufacturing your most complex components, gears and shafts. Our decades of experience help us solve manufacturing problems no one else has tackled. You get design improvements based on in-the-skies experience. You get better results because we willingly adapt our processes and invest in equipment that raises the bar for precision and quality. And you’re not left on your own. We stay in contact with you after delivery to ensure your satisfaction. Because at Schafer Aerospace our entire team takes pride in being part of what you make and making it better.

Lean manufacturing keeps costs competitive

At Schafer Aerospace we watch our costs to keep your costs in line, too. Our commitment to the Drum Buffer Rope/Theory of Constraints model of lean manufacturing eliminates unnecessary expenses and reduces our prices.

A leader in on-time delivery

Missed delivery dates are one of the biggest frustrations in your business. If the gears, shafts and components aren’t on your dock when you need them, you deal with costly production downtime. That’s why Schafer Aerospace sets the bar high for on-time delivery in our industry. We’ve invested in the Theory of Constraints model of lean manufacturing to ensure your orders arrive when you expect them. And if you face unanticipated production needs, call us. We are small enough to be agile, yet have the capacity to respond quickly so your lines keep running.

Here are our capabilities that will help you build quieter, better performing, more cost-competitive products.

Manufacturing Engineering Support

  • Experienced aerospace and defense manufacturing engineering
  • Rough concept to fabrication, prototype and assembly 
  • Built to print prototypes and scale-up production   

Grinding and Hobbing

  • Gear cutting
  • CNC fine pitch hobbing
  • Manual hobbing
  • CNC cylindrical grinding

CNC Gear Shaping

  • Internal
  • External

Milling & Turning

  • Swiss turning
  • CNC turning
    • Twin spindle
      • 5 x 7 axis with milling
    • Single spindle
    • Bar feed loading capabilities

EDM

  • Wire
  • Plunge

Manufacturing Engineering & Integration

  • Drum Buffer Rope/Theory of Constraints model of lean manufacturing

Machining

  • Hard machining
  • Difficult materials

Assembly

  • Component
  • Part Marking
    • Laser
    • Vibro PEEN
    • Dot peening
    • Inking