Hard Cutting - A Competitive Process in High Quality Gear Production
The article "Hard Cutting - A Competitive Process in High Quality Gear Production" appeared in the May/June 1987 issue of Gear Technology.
The higher load carrying capacities, compact dimensions and longer life of hardened gears is an accepted fact in industry today. However, the costs involved in case hardening and subsequent finishing operations to achieve these advantages are considerable. For example, in order to achieve desired running properties on larger gears, it has been necessary to grind the tooth flanks. This costly operation can now be replaced, in many cases, by a new Hard Cutting (HC) process which permits the cutting of hardened gears while maintaining extremely low tooling costs.
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