Originally titled 'Flexible Tooling for Gear and Spline Manufacturing'
The CoroMill 172 and 171 disc cutting concepts adapted for gears, splines and racks enable gear profile manufacturing on most types of CNC machines. A primary benefit of the cutter is single setup machining: using one machine for many operations and one cutter body for different insert types. This significantly reduces setup time, machine downtimes or the need to outsource the gear profiling operation because of a lack of dedicated machines, the company says.
The disc cutters are said to offer an easy-to-program, versatile and time saving solution for milling of high quality gear profiles. Thanks to indexable carbide insert technology and iLock interface (on CoroMill 172), components can be machined in flexible, non-dedicated machines, such as multitask machines and machining centers, as well as in hobbing machines.
Both concepts are particularly cost-effective for small-to-medium batches of internal and external gears and splines, as well as racks and pinions. They can be used to generate straight flank or involute profiles and are designed to be able to hold a range of inserts, offering flexibility for customers producing gears and splines of close module size and similar tooth profiles.