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Gear Cutting Tooling and Material Options

NDE Clarke Pitchline has a highly flexible gear cutting, hobbing and shaping capacity and can cater for one off specials, infrequent batch quantities right up to full scale production volumes of single or multiple sub-contract machining operations. Allied to a rigorous internal ISO 9001:2015 quality system, this gives our customers maximum capability from one supplier.

NDE Clarke Pitchline has an extensive catalogue of gear shapers and hobs, tooling and fixtures that have been developed over the 45 years of precision gear cutting experience and can work with a wide range of standard alloys such as EN8, EN9, 817M40, EN24T, 080m40, 070m55, 34CrNiMo6 as well as Inconel, phosphur bronze, AISI410, AISI4145, 835M30, EN30B, STST 17-4PH, SS316L, 832M13, EN36C, AISI9310 (AMS6260) and more. If you have any queries for materials not included in this list, contact us now as we may still be able to help.


Gear Hobbing

NDE Clarke Pitchline offer a comprehensive gear cutting service and can gear hob up to 1200 mm diameter with a maximum face width of 500 mm. We can also gear hob spur gears and both single and double helical gears. Maximum pitch 18 module or 1.411 DP.

We have a comprehensive range of hobs suitable for either DIN or BS standard gears. All of our vertical gear hobbing machines have crowning attachments and we have a wide range of cams available.


Gear Shaping

NDE Clarke Pitchline offer a comprehensive gear shaping service and are able to gear shape internal and external gears and splines up to 1000 mm diameter and up to 200 mm face width and up to 10 mod pitch.

Our machines offer a wide range of different raiser blocks so we can accommodate  component with a maximum height of 500 mm. We carry a huge range of shaper cutters in DIN and BS designs. We can also reverse engineer components if a customer can provide us with a sample of the spline they want cutting. We will identify the spline required and then cut the spline accordingly.

Get in touch to see what we can do for you.