Gear teeth can be deburred relatively easily with brushes and discs, but there’s often no longer any scope for undefined chamfers at the tooth edges. Paul Horn GmbH (Tübingen, Germany) will customize a milling cutter and machining program to produce defined chamfers in various steels and aluminium for high-volume production. A turn-mill center with synchronized axes is required, but not special workholding equipment. The solid carbide tools can be clamped in a standard collet or shrink-fit and hydraulic chucks.
The service can, for example, be used to create a 45-degree chamfer on both sides of a module 1 gear wheel with 25 teeth in less than five seconds. Horn designs the cutting edge geometry, carbide substrate, and tool coating depending on gear tool material, tip diameter, and desired chamfer; and supplies the process data required for machining together with the cutter. Tool costs are low and quickly pay for themselves thanks to short machining times.
Lucifer Builds Custom Dual-Chamber Furnace
A Midwest company has put a new Red Devil unit into service to heat treat steel parts in-house. Cost effective and customized with safety features, the RD8-KHE18 furnace offers space-saving working dimensions of 12 x 14 x 18 inches in both chambers.
Smart Visual Inspection Technology Meets Metrology Products
A new Mitutoyo-Kitov agreement will lead to the integration of Kitov technologies in Mituoyo’s metrology solutions. Look for future development of more solutions to come from the new partners as they combine Mitutoyo’s measurement technologies with Kitov’s planning and inspection technologies.
Unison Ups Product Support Scope, Accessibility with ‘UltimateCare’
The rebranded service program facilitates selection of the right maintenance solutions, and also offers additional services such as CAD modellng, component prototyping and process optimization. Customers can choose services ala-carte or in tailored, bundled agreements.