Articles By Justin Michaud
Surface finishing technology, including the specific technique of isotropic superfinishing, is gaining interest in the gear industry due to its importance in maximizing component performance.
While the surface of a gear comprises only a fraction of the component’s overall mass, its physical properties impact the performance of that component in operation.
Surface roughness must be accurately characterized in order for the lambda ratio to be a completely effective tool.
Additive manufacturing is a technology with a great deal of potential to affect the gear industry as well as manufacturing at large, but there are challenges for it to overcome if this impact is to occur.