Scott Yoders graduated from The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has been working in the gear industry for 20 years and holds two patents in gear manufacturing. His first 10 years in industry were spent in manufacturing engineering positions at both Eaton Corporation and General Motors, all in gear processing. In his tenth year at Liebherr, Yoders is currently VP Sales for Liebherr Gear Technology, Inc. in Saline, Michigan. (Bio last updated 2017-08-01 Contact Randy Stott, Managing Editor, with changes.)
Articles by Scott Yoders
- Efficient Hard Finishing of Asymmetric Tooth Profiles and Topological Modifications by Generating Grinding (August 2017)
In order to improve load-carrying capacity and noise behavior, gears usually have profile and lead modifications. Furthermore, in gears where a specified tooth-flank load application direction (for drive and coast flanks) is a design enhancement, or even compulsory, the asymmetric tooth profile is a further solution. Nowadays, many gears need to be hard finished. Continuous generating grinding offers a very high process efficiency, but is this process able to grind all modifications, especially asymmetric gears? Yes, it is!