Abstract: A horizontal hobbing machine comprises a bed, a cutting section provided on the bed and including at least a horizontal rotary shaft and a hob. The cutting section generates a tooth form on a work piece supported around the rotary shaft by means of the hob. A conveyor is provided in a lower part of the cutting section below the bed to remove chips of the work piece resulting from the cutting process.
Abstract: Apparatus for and method of clearing scrap from the opening of a workpiece in which a jet of fluid is directed over the opening, causing the scrap to be entrained in fluid streaming out of the opening to join the fluid jet. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the fluid jet is pulsed in order to maximize its efficiency. In an alternative embodiment, a vacuum is used to collect the entrained scrap.