American Gear offers a full range of services to ensure that all products are manufactured to specification. Our in-house manufacturing facility offers full range of machining services including CNC Milling and Turning, Gear Hobbing and Shaping, Screw Machining and additional secondary operations. In addition, American Gear can provide heat treating and finishing services so all products are finished complete and ready for the market.

Providing the usual while offering the unusual

Gear Manufacturing Services

American Gear takes pride in offering a full range of products from a standard worm or helical gears to gears designed for custom or unique applications.

Our Product Categories include:

  • Spur Gears
  • Helical Gears (Hobbed – up to 45 degrees Helix)
  • Worm Gears (Throated, Straight Face or Multiple)
  • Sprockets
  • Straight Bevel Gears (Gleason Coniflex)
  • Miter Gears (Gleason Coniflex)
  • Ratchets
  • Timing Pulleys
  • Prototypes
  • Assembly

Manufacturing Materials

American Gear can manufacture gears in any and all types of machinable materials including:
Plain Carbon – Alloy and Stainless Steel – Brass or Bronze – Aluminum – Phenolic – Nylon – Delrin

Quality Control

American Gears meets the specifications of many different industries for a countless number of products. We manufacture gears to meet even the most demanding military specifications. By maintaining closely supervised quality control and by employing the latest equipment, American Gear produces fine and medium pitch gears for a wide range of businesses.

Gear Manufacturing Capabilities for Every Industry and Application

Our experience guarantees the quality you depend on! With gear manufacturing experience ranging from consumer goods like automobiles, thermostats and portable electric tools to a variety of industrial applications like bulldozers, oil drilling equipment, and conveyors, American Gear can provide engineering and manufacturing assistance required. From prototypes to full-scale manufacturing, American Gear has the capability to manufacture gears up to 6 inches in diameter, with diametric pitches ranging from 12 to 200. Metric gear sizes from .2 to 3 module.

Prototypes and Full Production Manufacturing

We are fully prepared to provide prototypes for you from the part developed from bar stock to the finished product. Then we will mass-produce the finest precision gears up to 10,000 parts per month. Individual attention is given to specific orders and fast turn around. Our prototype service provides parts to meet very close tolerances for further development.

Assembly Capabilities

American Gear will produce assemblies to meet your every need… gears and allied products and shafts into assemblies from the smallest to the largest quantity, regardless of the number of the parts in each assembly. Assemblies can consist of any one or more of our standard or custom gears. We invite your inquiry. For further gear manufacturing information, please give us a call at 815-537-5111, or Request Information or Quotes using our online form.

Markets and Industries Served

Office Equipment

  • Computers
  • Copiers
  • Printers
  • Fax Machines

Commercial & Municipal

  • DC Motors
  • Washers/Dryers
  • Emergency Exit Doors for Buses
  • Bicycles and Motorcycles
  • Commercial Radios
  • Can Openers
  • Refrigerators
  • Timing Devices
  • Fire Alarm Equipment
  • Vending Equipment
  • Meat Slicers
  • Electric Door Openers
  • Mobile Home Accessories
  • Watches
  • Microwave Ovens
  • Gas Pumps
  • Vacuum Sweepers
  • Power Tools
  • Stop Lights
  • Closed Circuit TV Equipment


  • Hospital Beds
  • Hospital X-Ray Equipment
  • MRI Machines
  • Chiropractic Tables

Aviation & Nautical

  • Flight Instrumentation
  • Ship-To-Shore Radio
  • Helicopter Instrumentation
  • Small Plane Radio
  • Flight & Navigation Instruments
  • Air Impact Tools
  • Surf indicators


  • Electronic Machinery


  • Government Tools
  • Gun-Sights
  • Army/Navy Weapons
  • Navy Navigation & Radio Systems
  • Space Ships
  • Rockets
  • Bomb Fuses
  • Torpedo Fuses
  • Guide Systems


  • Movie Film Developers
  • Cameras – Industrial & Consumer
  • Event Lighting
  • Remote Cameras


  • Archery Equipment
  • Fishing reels
  • R/C Cars
Gears for aviation navigation, consumer products, office equipment, and medical x-ray machines