Gleason Corporation’s ConiflexPlus high speed, dry cutting tool system is designed for the manufacture of straight bevel gears. The peripheral, stick-blade cutting tool system features positive blade seating to reduce cutting time, improve gear quality and improve gear rolling characteristics.
Using the coated carbide cutting tools in a high speed, dry cutting environment is said to consume less energy than traditional straight bevel gear cutting. The system duplicates the geometry of existing straight bevel gear designs, and the free design of profile curvature, dish angle, edge radius and blade point facilitates strength and noise optimizations.
The Pentac stick blades used in the cutter heads can be sharpened on the company’s standard stick-blade sharpening machines without the need for additional software or fixtures.