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.
We asked what the future holds for workholding and the industry did not disappoint. All the machining trends such as automation, robotics, sensors, 3D-printed parts, etc. are finding their way into workholding equipment.
This report focuses on the combined consideration of the infeed and the subsequent axial machining with additional variation of the workpiece width in order to evaluate the influence of the infeed with increasing or decreasing full cut area.
At the recently held Motion+Power Technology Expo, we had the opportunity to sit down with a number of exhibitors to learn more about the latest in technology for the mechanical power transmission industry – including gear manufacturing machine tools, workholding, inspection equipment and much more.
“It appears that undercut can be eliminated in some cases but in most cases, the elimination of undercut, for example by increasing the root fillet radii of a pinion, results in performance problems in the operation with its mate. My question is, when can I eliminate undercut and why is it not possible in most cases?”