An Experimental Study on the Effect of Power Honing on Gear Surface Topography
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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