Transmission component manufacture is a true mass production industry. Just like any other big-volume operation, key goals include security, rapid cycle times and high quality. Low total cost per component is top priority.
Sandvik Coromant offers tools for most transmission components, backed up with in-depth application know-how. The objective here is to share a selection of productive solutions for some of the challenging features in transmission component production.
Steel turning dominates shaft and gear manufacture, so it is here that you can achieve many of the gains you seek. Switching from grinding to hard part turning (HPT) is winning ground and raising productivity accordingly. New super-hard insert grades plus geometries and wiper technology optimized for HPT all make a big contribution to this trend.
Steel turning is also an area amenable to dry machining or minimum quantity lubrication (MQL). As lubricant costs and recycling/disposal expenses make wet machining costly, such a move is certainly tempting.
Our turning solutions and application know-how are geared up to help you.