Posted by Dennis S. on October 11, 2002 at 15:53:27:
In Reply to: shaving posted by jason o on October 10, 2002 at 18:21:26:
Jason, Typically shaving is done on parts up to 33 Rc (assuming standard gear material). Parts have been shaved as high as 50 Rc but with a sacrifice in pieces per sharpening (as low as 10 pieces!)
There are on-going tests to determine if the advances in tool steels can shave higher hardness parts. The deterrent right now is the high per piece cost as premium steels are generally more costly. We trust we will have a new innovation soon. We'll keep the "community" posted.
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