Massimiliano Turci is a consultant in gear technology and the design of cam mechanisms. Upon earning his master's degree in mechanical engineering at Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy he began his career as a CAD expert. He then developed X-Camme — a CAM design software used in the packaging
and beverage machinery industry. He is a member of the Italian KISSsoft staff for training and engineering — especially for industrial gearboxes. His professional experience is now primarily in gearbox model calculations. Turci is a member of the AGMA worm gear committee.
The paper is not the proof of a discovery, but it is the description of a method: the
optimization of the microgeometry for cylindrical gears. The method has been applied and described on some transmissions with helical gears and compound epicyclic, used on different hybrid vehicles. However, the method is also valid for industrial gearboxes.