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CNC Milling of Straight and Spiral Bevel Gears - January/February 2019

The article "CNC Milling of Straight and Spiral Bevel Gears" appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Gear Technology.

Summary
Contrary to what appears to be popular belief, 5-axis CNC gear manufacturing is not limited to milling with end mill, ball mill or CoSIMT (Conical Side Milling Tool — it is the generic form of the Sandvik InvoMill and Gleason UpGear tools.) tools, where throughput is too low to prevent production at any significant level. Straight and spiral bevel gear manufacturing on 5-axis CNC machines using face mill cutters provides essentially the same throughput as conventional gear cutting machines — with added benefits.

Keywords
5-axis, face milling, bevel gears, spiral bevel

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