Gear cutting of 1.7131 steel with HSS hob

Determining the right coating for an automotive end user looking to machine 1.7131 steel (30-35 HRC) with a solid MC90 intermet hob. The machining process takes place under dry conditions, at a speed of 230m/min.

Problems encountered:

Recommendation is a coating with:

  • Resistance to chipping
  • Excellent ductility
  • Interrupted cutting with high loads
  • The appropriate thickness
  • Abrasion
  • Low roughness
  • Material sticking

Our recommondation

Optimizer™ Plus is the latest Premium coating of the Ionbond Plus family. Its structure has been designed to deliver performance over a broad range of wet and dry machining conditions.

Optimizer™ Plus