Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Technical Review
    Vol. 56 No. 1 (2019)   New Products & Technologies
    Technical Papers

    Super Skiving Cutter An Innovative Process Modification for Gear Skiving

    Tetsuji Monden,
    Toshimasa Kikuchi,
    Keisuke Yoshikawa,
    Noritaka Fujimura,
    Adrianos Georgoussis

    In recent years, the skiving process has been attracting attention as an internal gear cutting method, and many gear cutting users in the automotive and construction machine industries have been adopting it as a cutting method for mass production. The gear skiving process allows for high precision and high efficiency cutting. However, significant challenges, such as the high dynamic load on the tool during cutting and thus a shortened tool life, inhibit the large-scale industrialization of the process. To overcome these challenges, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) conducted a comparison test between the super skiving cutter and the pinion skiving cutter used in the conventional skiving process and the test results are reported here. The test was conducted in cooperation with the WZL of RWTH Aachen University, Germany, as a third party organization.