CNC Manufacturing of Circular Faced Cylindrical Gears
The article "CNC Manufacturing of Circular Faced Cylindrical Gears" appeared in the January/February 2020 issue of Gear Technology.
Spur cylindrical gears are usually cut using a hob and therefore present an essentially straight face to which crowning can be added to prevent edge contact. Rather than using a rack or hob, it is possible to cut cylindrical gears with a face mill cutter. In the following presentation, these gears are termed "spurved," i.e. — a contraction of "spur" and "curved."
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