Bodycote announced that a major OEM awarded a next generation of transmission gears to Bodycote Mexico for heat treatment and surface enhancement. The family of gears includes sun gears, pinion gears and annulus gears. Bodycote will use various surface technologies to improve the performance of the transmission gears, including low-pressure vacuum carburizing with high-speed gas quenching, partial-pressure nitride and precision shot peening. In addition, a state-of-the-art gear measurement laboratory will quantify dimensional movement during process development and long-term production. Bodycote is making a significant investment in Mexico to support this new project.