Dr. Jan Reimann

Dr. Jan Reimann is a 2008 graduate of RWTH Aachen University, having studied mechanical engineering with a focus on production engineering. He began working in 2008 — first as scientific research assistant and later as team leader — in the gear department of the Laboratory of Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL). While there he has published his doctoral thesis on generating gear grinding. Today Reimann is a production engineer at Siemens Mechanical Drives in Bocholt, focusing on manufacturing technology development. (Bio last updated 2015-03-01 Contact Randy Stott, Managing Editor, with changes.)

Articles by Jan Reimann

  • Prediction of Surface Zone Changes in Generating Gear Grinding (March/April 2015)
    One process for hard finishing gears is generating gear grinding. Due to its high process efficiency, generating gear grinding has replaced other grinding processes such as profile grinding in batch production of small- and middle-sized gears. Yet despite the wide industrial application of generating gear grinding, the process design is based on experience along with time- and cost-intensive trials. The science-based analysis of generating gear grinding demands a high amount of time and effort, and only a few published scientific analyses exist. In this report a thermo-mechanical process model that describes influences on the surface zone in generating gear grinding is introduced.