An Experimental Study on the Effect of Power Honing on Gear Surface Topography - January/February 1999
The article "An Experimental Study on the Effect of Power Honing on Gear Surface Topography" appeared in the January/February 1999 issue of Gear Technology.
Gear noise associated with tooth surface topography is a fundamental problem in many applications. Operations such as shaving, gear grinding and gear honing are usually used to finish the gear surface. Often, gears have to be treated by a combination of these operations, e.g. grinding and honing. This is because gear honing operations do not remove enough stock although they do create a surface lay favorable for quiet operation. See Fig. 1 for typical honing process characteristics. Gear grinding processes, on the other hand, do remove stock efficiently but create a noisy surface lay.
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