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The article "Cutting Tools Now" appeared in the May/June 1996 issue of Gear Technology.

Summary
The cutting tool is basic to gear manufacturing. Whether it's a hob, broach, shaper cutter or EDM wire, not much gets done without it. And the mission of the tool remains the same as always; removing material as quickly, accurately and cost-effectively as possible. Progress in the field tends to be evolutionary, coming gradually over time, but recently, a confluence of emerging technologies and new customer demands has caused significant changes in the machines, the materials and the coatings that make cutting tools.

Keywords
cutting tools, tool coating, carbide, hobs, dry hobbing, broaching

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