Thanks to material development and additive manufacturing opportunities, it’s important for the gear and power transmission industries to monitor the trends, technologies and future forecasts in the powder metal market.
Chamfering of cylindrical gear profiles has, traditionally, taken a back seat to the primary cutting and finishing processes. The common wisdom was that the process added to cost but had little impact on part quality. All of that is now changing. There is a fast-growing appreciation for chamfering, as manufacturers recognize the significant handling and processing advantages it offers downstream when chamfers and gear flanks remain burr-free and can be produced according to required specifications.