Posted by Stepan Lunin on November 05, 2009 at 18:14:43:
In Reply to: Re: spiral bevel gears posted by Andre on February 21, 2009 at 05:12:02:
At ZAKGEAR we have been helping US manufacturers to cut spiral bevel Klingelnberg and Gleason gears on 3,4, and 5-axis milling machines since 1998. Many US machining shops have CNC milling machines so they can cut their own gears. You do not need special gear software. You need a correct 3d CAD model of the gear tooth in order to program your CNC machine. We have supplied 3d CAD models of different gears to GM, Daimler- Chrysler, TRW, and to motorsport companies in Europe for over 10 years. Making gear on CNC milling machines has been already very popular. In 2009 Klingelnberg shifted to CNC machines instead of its own Klingelnberg machines to cut Klingelnberg gears. Overton Gear, a strategic partner of Klingelnberg, purchased CNC milling machines in order to cut Klingelnberg gears in the US. DMG and few other CNC companies offer software for gear cutting. But it is less expensive and more practical to use standard CAD/CAM software so any CNC machine can be used including 3-axis machines like FADAL or HAAS. Since 1998 we have sold a number of 3d CAD models of different gears: Gleason and Klingelnberg spiral bevel, helical, worm face, crown, hypoid, worm, Globoid and variable ratio rack. All of these gears have been cut on popular CNC milling machines, but not on expensive DMG.
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