Machine Spotlight: Hobbing

Have you ever heard of “hobbing?” This process is very important to us at Standby Screw as it is most well-known for cutting gears. It is an accurate and relatively inexpensive cutting process. Here’s what else this process and the hobbing machine can accomplish:

Hobbing_machine

-Cutting Splines

-Cutting Sprockets

-Creates Spur & Helical Gears

 

Today, these machines are referred to as “hobbers” and are fully-automated and come in different sizes because they can produce anything from tiny to very large gears.