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The article "The Technology Shift" appeared in the May 2014 issue of Gear Technology.

Summary
Decades ago, technology shifted from HSS to indexable inserts in turning and milling. This movement wasn't immediately realized in gear hobbing because coated PM-HSS hobs and complex gear profiles remained highly effective and productive methods. Only fairly recently have gear manufacturers started to take a serious look at indexable technology to cut gear teeth.

Keywords
indexable, hobbing, hobs, indexable insert hobs

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