Range of Gear Machining Capabilities Highlighted
DMG / Mori Seiki USA will demonstrate a range of gear machining capabilities, highlighting gearMill software and Sandvik Coromant’s InvoMilling process.
DMG / Mori Seiki USA will demonstrate a range of gear machining capabilities, highlighting gearMill software and Sandvik Coromant’s InvoMilling process. InvoMilling will be demonstrated on the company’s NT-series multitasking machines and NLX-series three-axis lathes, while the DMU-series and NT machines will showcase five-axis gear-machining capabilities. Traditional gear-machining processes such as hobbing, gashing and broaching will also be displayed on the NLX three-axis lathes. A variety of gears, including spiral bevels, spur, helical and internal gears, will be machined on these platforms.
Old-world craftsmanship combines with precision machining on a vertical machining center and Swiss-type lathe to produce some of the only U.S.-made mechanical wristwatch movements.
The additional rotary milling axis on these machines allows them to complete many types of complex parts in a single setup, but these machines have gained a reputation for being difficult to program. Today’s CAM software, however, eases the programming challenge significantly.
This manufacturer’s use of live-tool lathes overcomes labor cost in various ways. One of the latest sources of savings involves bringing another operation—hobbing—into these machines. INCLUDES VIDEO.