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primeGear A customised and integrated service to realise unmatched gear cutting tool performance

primeGear

Stable manufacturing processes and high cost savings for gear manufacturers.

Cutting tools for gear components are evermore stressed. With higher cutting speeds and extended operating time, automotive manufacturers and suppliers try to hold against the pressure on costs in production. Obviously, tolerances still need to be adhered too.

With primeGear it is possible to reduce manufacturing costs for gearing components by up to 40%, while providing the same or even better quality. This is possible due to Oerlikon Balzers’ Know-How of 70 years as leading supplier for surface solutions, and the integral concept of primeGear.

primeGear: consulting, process optimisation and tailored tool treatment

primeGear is an all-round service package consisting of detailed analysis, consultation and tailored solutions for production. From treating tools and establishing optimal machining/ environmental conditions to the basic materials and designs, Oerlikon Balzers’ experts determine the crucial improvements which can be made in the production chain. Together with you we identify and eliminate the weak links in the tool life cycle:

  • Surface treatment
  • Cutting process
  • Tool handling
  • Resharpening

The resulting optimisations, together with the appropriate coatings, pre- and post-treatment and a range of additional enhancements, help manufacturers achieve remarkable savings.

Consulting & Optimisation
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Tailored tool treatment
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Process analysis and optimisation
 
Tailored surface pre-treatment
 
Reduction of variations and down-time in production
 
Analysis of tool wear and resharpening quality
 
Perfect edge preparation
 
 
Highest tool performance
 
 
Tool inspection and quality control
 
Optimum coating for the specific application
 
Part quality improvement
 
 
Analysis of tool life cycle and production costs
 
Tailored post-treatment
 
 
Proven savings in production

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