Gear Shaving Basics - Part I
The article "Gear Shaving Basics - Part I" appeared in the November/December 1997 issue of Gear Technology.
Gear shaving is a free-cutting gear finishing operation which removes small amounts of metal from the working surfaces of gear teeth. Its purpose is to correct errors in index, helix angle, tooth profile and eccentricity. The process also improves tooth surface finish and eliminates by means of crowned tooth forms the danger of tooth end load concentrations in service.
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