Wednesday, October 23, 2013

GAM can match your motor dimensions

gearbox motor dimensions GAM
Need a gearbox but can't change your mounting interface?  GAM can take a standard gearbox design and modify it so the output dimensions match those of your motor, making installation easy.  See what else GAM can do.

Monday, October 14, 2013

GAM is a Google Verified Supplier

GAM is proud to have become a Google Verified Supplier.  Google has recently launched a new platform called Google Shopping for Suppliers, which hopes to help connect consumers with the companies and products they are searching for.  Being a Google Verified Supplier will make it even easier for customers to get information on GAM products.
GAM Google Verified Supplier
View GAM gearboxes on Google Shopping for Suppliers

View GAM couplings on Google Shopping for Suppliers

Thomas Middle School Students Visit GAM

Students from nearby Thomas Middle School (Arlington Heights School District 25) came to GAM for a job shadow as a part of their Careers Connection class.  The Careers Connection class is a three part program designed to help prepare students for the work force by introducing career options as well as identifying their interests and strengths.  Students take surveys, participate in discussion groups, and then have an on-site job shadow experience. "We enjoy participating in this program with Thomas Middle School because we get to help students learn and get excited about engineering and manufacturing," said Craig Van den Avont, President of GAM, "It's extremely rewarding to know that GAM played a positive role in the lives of the next generation of engineers."

They started off watching a presentation to help them understand what engineers do, what products they design, and what problems they solve.

After the presentation, they were tasked with designing a part.


The part that they were to design was a spool to keep their headphone cables organized.


The students used calipers to check dimensions and to make sure the design would have the correct tolerances.

  
From there, they worked with engineering to take the design concept and then build a 3D model in Solidworks.


Once the design met their approval, it was sent to the 3D printer for prototype production.


In about an hour, they had a working prototype that they got to keep.   

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

GAM Helps Feed My Starving Children

GAM employees volunteered time on October 1 to help out the Feed My Starving Children organization.  Feed My Starving Children strives to eliminate starvation by shipping meals to starving children in nearly 70 countries around the world.
GAM volunteers for Feed My Starving Children


The GAM team helped to fill and pack meals (called MannaPacks) that are specifically formulated for malnourished children.  MannaPacks are a nutritious mixture of vitamins, vegetables, soy (protein), and rice.  This food is easy and safe to transport, and very simple to make with boiling water.
Measuring Ingredients for MannaPacks

GAM was able to help pack around 60 boxes which is enough to feed 37 children for an entire year.  This particular shipment of food that GAM helped to pack is going to be delivered to children in Djibouti, Africa.  "We at GAM feel that giving back is very important, especially to those in need," said Gary Michalek, CEO of GAM, "Helping others become more successful is the reason why we exist."



For more information on Feed My Starving Children, visit http://www.fmsc.org/