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.
Within the last decade, hard finishing technologies become highly relevant. Increasing the power density of a gearbox requires precisely machined gears without heat distortions. Especially in noise-sensitive applications, both honing and grinding are often applied.
The 34th annual Control 2022 international trade fair in Stuttgart, Germany, is the place to be when it comes to measuring and test technology, materials testing, analysis equipment, vision technology, image processing, and sensor technology, as well as weighing and counting technology. The exhibitor forum will provide expert visitors with the opportunity of finding out more about the product and service portfolios and the technological expertise offered by individual companies such as Gleason and Klingelnberg, which will both debut new solutions from their portfolios.
KISSsoft is a well-known software system that addresses gear manufacturing as a holistic process. With over 4,000 licenses sold worldwide, its functionality is dedicated to gear manufacturing and gear inspection and makes it easier for engineers—in the areas of calculation, manufacturing, and quality assurance—to collaborate and exchange data.