SAE Chicago -- Winzeler Gear Tour and Technical Discussion

When:  Dec 7, 2022 from 05:30 PM to 08:30 PM (CT)
Associated with  Chicago

Registration Closes Monday, for our Dec. 7 Tour of Winzeler Gear

SAE Chicago’s first industrial tour in 3 years will be hosted by Winzeler Gear of Harwood Heights, IL.  Winzeler  is known internationally as one of the premier designers and manufacturers of precision molded plastic gears. Over the years Winzeler Gear has expanded its manufacturing business with the assistance of its strategic suppliers and customers to create a highly automated gear molding facility with the capacity to produce 150 million gears annually. They are driven to continuous improvement and fostering innovation to continue to be a leader in the design and manufacturing of precision molded gears and actuators.

Automobiles need gear assemblies they can rely on, and that can provide optimal performance with quiet delivery. Winzeler has researched how to produce quieter gears and actuators, especially now that more automobiles are powered by more eco-friendly electric motors.  The array of typical automotive gear and actuator applications can be seen in the illustration below.

Our tour will include a technical discussion of gearing topics lead by the expert team from Winzeler.  It will qualify attendees to receive credit for 1 professional development hour (PDH).

Winzeler is also home to Gallery 43, an art gallery located in their large open atrium space. Here a variety of exhibits and art installations by many artists from different locations is on display. Gallery 43 provides an open space with natural light to display unique installations, allowing them to share their creativity with others.

A taste of what will be experienced is available at this video:

Winzeler Tour Preview

Event Agenda
5:30 Sign-In
6:00 pm Light Dinner
6:30 pm Tour of Facility


1 PDH Available

Registration Cost:

$ 15.00 SAE Members
$20 Non-Member Guests
Free for Students (University or High School)

There will be assorted Sandwiches, Chips, Soda and Water, with a vegetarian sandwich option available.

Preregistration and payment is required using the Eventbrite link below.
We will not be taking walk-in registrations.

Winzeler Tour Registration Link

There is a limit of 20 people on the Tour.  Registration closes December 5.


Winzeler Gear Facility
7355 W. Wilson Ave.
Harwood Heights, IL 60706


Chicago Section SAE