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Synonyms for hob

(folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beings

(folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous

a hard steel edge tool used to cut gears

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a shelf beside an open fire where something can be kept warm

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cut with a hob

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To reduce the potential of hobbing damage, retract the carriage the absolute minimum amount--no more than Vi in.
Stanley: We've got a wide range of gear hobbing machines with the very latest CNC technology and Klingenberg tooth measurement.
Average roughness after first hobbing on the tooth flank No.
In light of these developments, MHI will leverage its broad lineup of dry-cut hobbing machines for everything from rough processing to finishing to propose new solutions for mass-producing the smaller and higher-precision gears demanded on automatic transmission system production floors.
Ring gear milling with the use of attached gear hobbing machine [Text] / M.
Table slide Radial (x-axis), Hob Slide Vertical (z-axis) and Tangential Slide Tangential (y-axis), with facility for hobbing Helical Gears.
Provided with a double Siemens 840 D CNC, the European-built machine offers up to 72 CNC axes and can perform metalcutting operations on precision parts from drilling and tapping to milling and hobbing.
This drive head is capable of both side milling and hobbing.
The various types of plastics and different processing methods impose certain requirements on the tool steel, such as economic machinability or cold hobbing ability, dimensional stability on heat treatment, etc.
The process involves centering, turning of journals & camlobes, grinding, induction hardening & hobbing of gears.
Or the sealing technologies, or the improved bearings--and the CNC machining centers to generate the computer-optimized housing contours and profiles--and advanced hobbing machines to produce the gears.
Milling, drilling, tapping, hobbing, polygon turning, and thread whirling are all possible on today's Swiss-type machines.
Thanks to its outstanding characteristics, Balinit Futura Nano offers significant optimisation potential in drilling, milling, and hobbing.
Part III, "Manufacturing and Machining Processes," covers computer-integrated manufacturing, computer-aided manufacturing applied to machining operations, electroforming, hobbing, surface structuring, and other topics.
He began hobbing around, of course, pretending to be injured.