Gear milling

Illustration of Gear milling

Machining of gears or toothed racks

The two most common milling methods for producing gears are form milling [1], which mills one toothed groove at a time and gear hobbing [2], where a spiral-shaped cutter processes the rotating workpiece.

Gear hobbing
Chip-breaking process of gears which are milled with helical tool with cutters shaped like the tooth space.
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