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The article "Grinding of Spur and Helical Gears" appeared in the July/August 1992 issue of Gear Technology.

Summary
Grinding is a technique of finish-machining, utilizing an abrasive wheel. The rotating abrasive wheel, which id generally of special shape or form, when made to bear against a cylindrical shaped workpiece, under a set of specific geometrical relationships, will produce a precision spur or helical gear. In most instances the workpiece will already have gear teeth cut on it by a primary process, such as hobbing or shaping. There are essentially two techniques for grinding gears: form and generation. The basic principles of these techniques, with their advantages and disadvantages, are presented in this section.

Keywords
grinding, ground gears, spur gears, helical gears, abrasives, grinding wheels, generating grinding, threaded wheel grinding, form grinding, grinding machines, basics

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