Basic Honing & Advanced Free-Form Honing
The article "Basic Honing & Advanced Free-Form Honing" appeared in the July/August 1997 issue of Gear Technology.
Rotary gear honing is a crossed-axis, fine, hard finishing process that uses pressure and abrasive honing tools to remove material along the tooth flanks in order to improve the surface finish (.1-.3 um or 4-12u"Ra), to remove nicks and burrs and to change or correct the tooth geometry. Ultimately, the end results are quieter, stronger and longer lasting gears.
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