When developing the AF160, maximum versatility was the key goal of the Engineering Department of the Swiss family enterprise Affolter Group, a world technology leader in high-precision gear hobbing solutions. Vincent Affolter, Managing Director of the Affolter Group, explains: “The AF160 is designed for high precision manufacturers that need flexibility and efficiency. With its eight axes, sophisticated automation solutions, and an innovative quick-change system, the machine provides exactly that.”
Capital Tool Industries (CTI), a leading gear-cutting tool manufacturer in India is pleased to announce the acquisition of long-established gear tool manufacturer Mico Tools (Mishalle NV) in Belgium. The acquisition extends the CTI footprint in Europe and expands its Gear Cutting Tools product line, especially the Power Skiving Cutters.
Manufacturers must produce lighter and more compact EV transmissions from tough materials such as low-alloy steels—and those that rely on traditional manufacturing processes risk falling behind. Mats Wennmo, Global Automotive Transmission Manager at the metal cutting specialist Sandvik Coromant, explains why gear skiving is crucial for competitive manufacturing.