Garching, Germany. The requirements in gear manufacturing are increasing dramatically which delivers a dilemma between productivity (scale) and flexibility (scope) of today’s technical solutions. Lead times need to be shortened in order to increase productivity while batch sizes are getting smaller and individual geometric features (topological modifications) push the need for intelligent support by manufacturing simulation and closed-loop approaches. The digitalization of the gear manufacturing processes promises high potential but also raises some challenges. In addition, new technologies evolve, that challenge the conventional manufacturing chain for gears. Topics include manufacturing of internal gears, manufacturing processes, gear soft machining, new concepts for machine and manufacturing processes, advances in special gearings, modeling in gear production, measurement technology and gear hard machining.