Company demonstrates power gear skiving with SMOOTH Gear Cutting and MAZATROL SmoothAi CNC
FLORENCE, Ky., February 24, 2021 – During its recent All Axes LIVE virtual event in February, Mazak showed shops how they can add gear cutting to their part-processing repertoires and eliminate contracting out such work with the company’s INTEGREX i-630V AG HYBRID Multi-Tasking Machine. The machine is built on Mazak’s powerful INTEGREX milling and turning platform and performs gear milling, hobbing and skiving with its SMOOTH Gear Cutting software suite featuring SMOOTH Gear Milling, SMOOTH Gear Hobbing and SMOOTH Gear Skiving.
Equipped with Mazak’s MAZATROL SmoothAi control, SMOOTH Gear Cutting software and additional rotary axis scale feedback, the INTEGREX i-630V AG eliminates the guesswork often associated with gear cutting, particularly in terms of programming and the synchronization of turning/milling spindles at high rpm. The results are a far more refined cutting action and smoother gear teeth surface finishes.
Designed for heavy-duty 5-axis machining and large, highly complex parts, the INTEGREX i-630V AG employs a powerful turning spindle with C-axis control and a rigid milling spindle with B-axis tilt of -30/+120 degrees, both of which are monitored via rotary axis scale feedback. During the All Axes LIVE event demonstration, the machine power skived a 35” diameter gear made from 4140 steel.