Gear cutting of steel

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.

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Coating challenge

Problems encountered:

  • Resistance to chipping
  • Interrupted cutting with high loads
  • Abrasion
  • Material sticking

Coating requirements:

  • Excellent ductility
  • The appropriate thickness
  • Low roughness

Our coating recommendation

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Optimizer™ Plus

Optimizer™ Plus is the latest premium coating of the Ionbond plus-family. At the top of our product line, and in addition to Crosscut™ Plus, this new AlCrN based coating is the optimal coating for we…

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Dr. Kalpak Shaha, Global Segment Manager Cutting Tools, will be glad to support you.

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