Product Announcement from Norton Abrasives
Norton gear grinding wheel technology opens a new market for gear grinding wheels capable of high stock removal grinding gears from a soft to a hard state while reducing finishing costs by 50%. Gear manufacturers can now grind from solid eliminating the need for cutting/milling machines and tooling and equipment required for rough cutting operations.
The benefits of grinding from solid are:
• Eliminates rough cutting of gears (cutters, broaching or hobbing)
• Eliminates the need for the machines to cut, broach or hob
• Grinding makes a higher quality gear
• Norton grinding wheels can grind the gear in the soft and hard state with the same wheel.
• Only one grinder is needed