Cutting tools are basic to gear manufacturing. Whether it's a hob, broach, shaper cutter, or skiving tools, the mission of cutting tools remains the same as always: bulk material removal that is fast, precise, and cost-effective. Evolution in the field tends to come gradually over time in the machines, materials, and coatings that make cutting tools even more useful. Reliable cutting tools are essential to production-process efficiency, and recent solutions from Kennametal, Star SU, and Seco offer improved tool life and precision.
With increasingly smaller returns from improving the speed of the actual gear grinding process, improving your setup time has become a primary way to keep improving efficiency. Here's the latest on how you can do that today.
Gear Industry Steps Up to Automation
Challenges in Auto Industry. Automotive parts are always moving. They are zipping across conveyors, smashing into each other in bins and traveling across the production chain before ending up inside an automobile. For gears, this can be a somewhat precarious situation as they tend to run best when they're free from nicks, abrasions, cracks or other damages.