Grooves with PWP system or full-HM/full-HSS
The tried and tested PWP system as well as full-HM and full-HSS tools are also used for groove cutting.
Keyways can be cut in smaller bores from Ø 11 using exchangeable inserts. The advantage of the PWP system compared to a full-HM or full-HSS tool is the significantly lower price. The quick-change capability of the inserts and a high changeover precision mean that machining can usually be continued immediately after the tool change, without the need for readjustment
Gears in the diameter range < 12 mm can be manufactured with the Schwanog/VHM internal shaping tools. Finish machining is possible directly on a machine with C-axis. VHM is suitable for soft materials such as non-ferrous metals or free-cutting steel. HSS is used for materials that are more difficult to machine or for any materials at low cutting speeds.