Process: Gear Cutting


The cutting of gears is a specialist process, which can be achieved through a variety of machining methods. Broaching is often used to manufacture different designs of gear, which involves the use of a broach tool to remove material as required. However, the most common method of gear cutting is hobbing, especially within the production of helical and spur gear designs. Using a hob - a cutting tool with design variants depending on the gear type - the teeth or splines are cut into the gear accordingly. This process is fully-automated through the use of a hobbing machine, which often cater for both small and extremely large gear designs.

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Gear Cutting projects for quote

  1. Drawings count: 1

    Machining-Gear Cutting

    This buyer, a manufacturer of British sports cars, seeks the assistance of a supplier with the necessary capabilities to produce the attached component. Owing to the buyer's impressive £500,000 annual machining spend, the chosen supplier will be given the opportunity to develop an ongoing relationship and assist within further machining projects moving forward.

  2. Drawings count: 0

    Machining-Gear Cutting

    Gear cutting of 12-teeth cog gears is required, by a manufacturer of medical equipment that spends over £75,000 a year on outsourced manufacturing. Due to the simplicity of this project, there are no drawings available, but these are to be ordered on an ongoing basis and therefore, this enquiry is not to be missed by those that are looking to supplement their long-term customer portfolio. **Due to the current health climate, we ask that you only submit a quotation for this project if you are in a position to fulfil the requirement. Please also be mindful that there may be a delay in buyer response due to widespread remote working.**

  3. Drawings count: 1

    Machining-Gear Cutting

    The attached component is required by this industrial machinery manufacturer. They seek quotes for 100 off, for which there is an immediate order to place and additional batches to follow. Interested suppliers are asked to make contact with the buyer via email at this time.

  4. Drawings count: 2

    Machining-Gear Cutting

    This fabrication supplier, who outsources approximately £85,000 worth of machining each year, is in need of a supplier for the attached sprocket for a good client of theirs. This is outside their normal requirement and will be a one-off order, although the chosen supplier may be asked to quote and manufacture additional components going forward, once a relationship has been established.

  5. Drawings count: 2

    Machining-Gear Cutting

    This regular buyer to Qimtek has an order to place for these sets of gears, which are to be used within the energy sector. Quotes are required for 150 off, which will be ordered as a blanket order with an initial call-off of 30 off sets in early September, followed by monthly call-offs of 15 off sets every month except December and January, ending in July 2021. This will be a good opportunity for a supplier looking for regular work with an established company. Pricing, quality and on-time delivery are all key requirements within this enquiry.

  6. Drawings count: 0

    Machining-Gear Cutting

    At this early design stage of the project, this company is looking for a supplier who can make a short run of differentials/half shafts for a design of trike which will be converted from a motorbike, using a differential design very similar to that of a three-wheeled car. The engine will be 60 brake horsepower and the differential is to weigh approximately 40kg in total. This project will suit members with gear cutting capabilities. Although this project calls for 1 off to be quoted, the buyer is currently looking for expressions of interest rather than quotations at this time. Those that are interested in being considered for this job are asked to make contact with the buyer directly to discuss; in addition, this could result in further opportunities once quality and reliability have been proven.

  7. Drawings count: 2

    Machining-Gear Cutting

    This manufacturer of conveyor systems is currently quoting for a new system and would like the assistance of a supplier who can produce the attached pulleys. This company currently spends over £100,000 a year on subcontract machining services and although this is currently a one-off requirement, it may be repeated in line with client orders moving forward.

  8. Drawings count: 5

    Machining-Gear Cutting

    This manufacturer, who pioneers the development of autofocus lenses and currently spends approximately £500,000 on outsourced machining each year, would like to hear from suppliers who can assist with both the cutting of the attached free-issue parts to the required length, as well as companies who can manufacture the end requirement from scratch. The buyer is taking delivery of the initial order at the end of October and will have an immediate requirement to have them cut to length. This initial requirement is a prototype, but this is to be repeated in increasing quantities going forward, in line with sales requirements. IMPORTANT: There is a non-disclosure agreement running with this enquiry. Please print this off, complete ALL sections, sign and date it and return the page to sourcing@qimtek.co.uk or fax 01256 394600. Once received, all drawings and documents will be released to your account.

  9. Drawings count: 1

    Machining-Gear Cutting

    A Qimtek member who spends in excess of £15,000 a year on machining services has a requirement that is outside of their in-house capabilities. They are looking to work with an external supplier who has the capacity to machine pinion gears on their behalf. Although this is a one-off requirement, the client has advised that they may have a similar requirement in the near future, which which the successful supplier will be asked to assist.

  10. Drawings count: 2

    Machining-Gear Cutting

    The assistance of a new supplier is required by this company, who spend over £100,000 a year on subcontract machining. They require internal helical rings which will need to be cut by a third party, for end use within sweet wrapping machinery for the food & beverage industry. This is an ongoing requirement, making it ideal for companies that would like to supplement their long-term customer portfolio.

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