Tool material – high-speed steel or hard metal?

HSS oder HM

The decision regarding optimum use of gear-cutting tools depends on many factors. The tool is always to be looked at in connection with the gear-cutting task. The entire system must always be analysed.

This includes:

  • the material to be cut and its properties
  • the gear-cutting machine with its technical possibilities
  • construction-related, potentially problematic workpiece factors
  • construction-related, potentially problematic gear-cutting tool factors
  • the infrastructure of the production site

The decision-making assistance document can be downloaded as a PDF file here...