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3 Advantages of Gear Hobbing

August 23, 2018

Our industry depends on two very important aspects, experience and expertise, at True Gear and Spline we have both. We deal with a variety of gears and services related to gears, such as gear shaping, gear grinding, and gear hobbing.


Gear hobbing is a gear cutting process that uses a hobbing machine for cutting splines, spur gears, and helical and double helical gears. At True Gear and Spline, we specialize in the manufacture of external and internal splines. Regardless of how complicated the requirements for the gear spline shaft is, we are confident that we can fulfill them.


What are the three advantages of gear hobbing?


Hobbing is one way of producing gears, this process depends on a specialized type of milling machine that has a tool called the hob. In fact, here are three advantages of gear hobbing:


  • Speed: In this case, the laser cutting work involved in the gear hobbing process can eliminate the requirement of operating the machine and the need for more engineering work. Thus, the gear hobbing machine does not need any careful human attention to the manufacturing process. Our gear cutting machines can perform all cutting needs in a timely manner and efficiently.  
  • Accuracy: The process of gear hobbing is done through CNC gear hobbing machines. The automated computers ensure an accuracy like none other. Free from human error, the hobbing process produces high-quality gears.
  • Versatility: Gear hobbing makes it possible to manufacture spur gears and other types of gears, like worm gears, cycloid gears, and helical gears. There are many types of hobs, but there is only one that can suit your needs. In fact, there is a hob for any specific application. This gives you infinite options when it comes to finding the hob that you need.


Since 1974, we have been faithful to our customers providing expertise and desire to always improve on quality. We have increased our level of technology and equipment in our 22,000 square foot facility conveniently located in Cambridge, Ontario. Our facility can manufacture what other companies cannot, we pride ourselves on satisfying unique needs. If you need us for your next project, then do not hesitate to contact us.