Versatile Horizontal Hobbing

Versatile Horizontal Hobbing

A new hobbing machine enables a job shop to take new opportunities. “We saw market growth potential by adding hobbing ability for small-diameter parts and for long-shaft hobbing, meaning parts over 500 mm long,” said Terry Roach, sales manager for Gear Master,...
Hobbing for Plastic Gears

Hobbing for Plastic Gears

Considerations when choosing a hobbing solution for plastic gears External plastic gears, like their metal counterparts, use the hobbing process for productive manufacturing. However, the difference in material leads manufacturers to key considerations to ensure...
Two-hob Gear Deburring

Two-hob Gear Deburring

This video explains and demonstrates two-hob deburring of a plastic gear on a Hera 30 hobbing machine. Two-hob Gear DeburringGears really do not like burrs, so after gear cutting, burrs must be removed. Here is one example of the many ways to deburr a gear. This...
A Lesson in Workholding Fundamentals

A Lesson in Workholding Fundamentals

Evolution of a Real-World Workholding Solution Executive Summary We set out to demonstrate a Helios Hera 350 hobbing machine on a short timeline. Over three iterations of fixturing design, we discovered a more robust solution would be required to cut a quality part at...
Wisconsin Gear Expands Capabilities

Wisconsin Gear Expands Capabilities

Job shop now supports customers with a dedicated Helios Hera 350 CNC gear hobbing machine “It is the story we love to tell: a traditional job shop takes the leap by investing in new CNC machinery, and they discover easier and faster setups, simpler operator training,...

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