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Generative Gear Milling - May 2019

The article "Generative Gear Milling" appeared in the May 2019 issue of Gear Technology.

Summary
This paper outlines the basic principles of involute gear generation by using a milling cutter; the machine and cutting tool requirements; similarities and differences with other gear generative methods; the cutting strategy; and setup adjustments options. It also discusses the applications that would benefit the most: for coarse-pitch gears the generative gear milling technologies offer improved efficiency, expanded machine pitch capacity, decreased cutter cost, and a possibility for reducing the number of machining operations.

Keywords
gear milling, hobbing

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