As a vertically integrated manufacturer, United Gear & Assembly offers our clients a range of services from concept to completion. Using precise measuring tools, state-of-the-art equipment, and experienced, professional staff, we provide our clients with engineering, manufacturing, heat treating, and assembly services. Our range of primary and secondary manufacturing services enables the production of the highest quality prototypes available.

With more than 50 years of experience, our Midwestern work ethic is unmistakable in our processes and the quality of our manufactured engine and drivetrain components. When you choose United Gear & Assembly as your manufacturing partner, quality is a guarantee from prototype to production. We have extensive experience prototyping and producing engine and drivetrain components for the automotive sector, as well as for heavy equipment used in demanding industries such as mining and construction.

Dedicated to Quality

At United Gear & Assembly, your prototype is manufactured end-to-end – from raw material sourcing all the way to a finished, precision component – including heat treatment where required. Our dedicated resources for prototype production can even provide insight on the manufacturability of your design based on our prototyping methods—identifying problems and correcting them before they occur.

We take pride in our highly skilled team of professionals who work diligently to make your complex prototyping designs a reality. From engineers and machinists who work to optimize your design, to our support staff within our engineering, quality assurance, sales, laboratory analysis, and manufacturing teams, our dedicated workforce provides an unparalleled level of customer service and satisfaction.

Our Capabilities

We know every customer’s needs are unique, so we take the time to collaborate with you to understand your concept and create the most cost-effective solution available. Whether you need just one prototype or hundreds, you can count on the experts at United Gear & Assembly to provide them promptly and efficiently.

The materials we typically work with include alloy steels, carbon steels, aluminum, cast iron, and powdered metals, but the true difference falls into our inspection criteria. Using vision systems, inline data collection, SPC, and custom gauging with automated audio/visual alerts, our in-process quality assurance and inspection processes are second to none—guaranteeing strict adherence to the tightest tolerances in even the most complex projects.

Additionally, United Gear & Assembly embraces high-quality manufacturing practices across our entire operation, meeting standards for ISO, CQI-9, and IATF certification. Our dedicated resources for prototypes provide industry-leading turnaround, and we provide the option for full-scale, end-to-end production once prototyping is complete. Throughout the entire process, our teams are open to engineering requests and are prepared to implement them quickly.

Whatever your prototyping needs, United Gear & Assembly meets your requirements from simple dimensional inspections up to the submission of PPAP. We can help with numerous products including engine, transmission, and pump components, so contact our team of experts today to learn how United Gear & Assembly can help you create your prototype.

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