May 2015

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Feature Articles

Times Arent A-Changin for Broaching, and Thats Just Fine
In 1964, a young and tidy Bob Dylan sang away in that infamous voice of his, all nasally and grating yet wonderfully distinct, opining to the fervent masses: “The times, they are a-changin.”

The Importance of Integrated Software Solutions in Troubleshooting Gear Whine
NVH — noise, vibration and harshness — is a key issue in the design and development of modern transmission and driveline systems.

NVH Analysis Within the Design Process
If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration. — Nikola Tesla

Technical Articles

Hypoid Gears with Involute Teeth
This paper presents the geometric design of hypoid gears with involute gear teeth. An overview of face cutting techniques prevalent in hypoid gear fabrication is presented. Next, the specification of a planar involute rack is reviewed. This rack is used to define a variable diameter cutter based upon a system of cylindroidal coordinates; thus, a cursory presentation of cylindroidal coordinates is included. A mapping transforms the planar involute rack into a variable diameter cutter using the cylindroidal coordinates. Hypoid gears are based on the envelope of this cutter. A hypoid gear set is presented based on an automotive rear axle.

Surface Roughness Measurements of Cylindrical Gears and Bevel Gears on Gear Inspection Machines
Alongside the macro test parameters on tooth flanks for profile and tooth traces, surface properties (roughness) play a decisive role in ensuring proper toothed gear function. This article addresses roughness measurement systems on tooth flanks. In addition to universal test equipment, modified test equipment based on the profile method for use on gears is addressed in particular. The equipment application here refers to cylindrical gear flanks and bevel gear flanks. The most important roughness parameters, as well as the implementation of the precise measurement procedure will also be described under consideration of the applicable DIN EN ISO standards as well as the current VDI/VDE Directive 2612 Sheet 5.

Departments

Im Surprised that Youre Surprised (Publishers Page)
I’ve just come back from the AGMA annual meeting in Napa, California, where I had a great time visiting with friends and colleagues in the gear industry. As always, the annual meeting was a great opportunity to network and meet with other AGMA members.

Product News (Product News)
News on the latest Products

Gear Mesh Assembly (Ask the Expert)
When assembling a pair of gears, what is a good method for setting and checking their mesh?

Calendar (Events)
Calendar of upcoming events.

Industry News (Industry News)
Latest News from the Industry

Henry Maudslay (Addendum)
Here is some history that bears repeating - or at least re-reading. So take a few minutes to give it up for a long-gone Brit named Henry Maudslay (August 22, 1771 - February 14, 1831) - also known as "A Founding Father of Machine Tool Technology." You might also consider him an early leader in inspection, as he also invented the first bench micrometer capable of measuring to one ten-thousandth of an inch.