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Hob quality basics

The quality of a hob directly affects the final quality of the gear it generates. AGMA has developed a standard […]

Perfect Pitch

Gear manufacturers are turning to workholding to help reduce costs without compromising quality. Pitch Line Fixtures, for example, can be […]

Power Skiving with integrated cutter resharpening

Gear manufacturing by Power Skiving takes the traditional approach: After a cutter has reached its maximum wear, the operator changes […]

Chamfering of cylindrical gears: Innovative new cutting solutions for efficient gear production

Cylindrical gear chamfering and deburring is a rather “unloved” process that adds cost but without delivering readily apparent improvements in […]

Tooling & Workholding: Why precision clamping matters

Precision clamping devices can be custom designed for applications and can vary over a wide range of industries. David Jones, […]

Tooling & Workholding: Improving tool holder performance

The four critical requirements for tool holders are clamping force, concentricity, rigidity, and balance for high-spindle speeds. When these factors […]

Long hob cost savings over the length of a job

Manufacturers consider many factors when shopping for a gear hob solution: What material is being cut? What is the pitch […]

Conjugate Action Law in Intersected-Axes Gear Pairs and in Crossed-Axes Gear Pairs

The article deals with the kinematics and the geometry of geometrically-accurate gearing (with perfect gearing). Considered at the beginning for […]

Gearwheel manufacturing in a 34-second cycle

Minimizing production times to ensure competitiveness is one of the most important challenges in the automotive industry — Henry Ford […]

Micro-skiving – (r)evolution of a known production process

Production of internally toothed gear wheels is possible in many different ways. Different techniques such as gashing, broaching, wire EDM, […]

Chamfer Hobbing Tools Up

In the last few years, chamfering and deburring have gained new respect and risen to a level of importance equal […]

Advantages of flat broaching machines

A broaching machine requires precision broaching tools to increase productivity and efficiency. New broaching tools can be expensive and difficult […]

Reducing Tool Wear in Spiral Bevel Gear Machining with the Finite Element Method

Due to the complexity of spiral bevel gear machining, the cutting tools can be a significant cost of gear manufacturing. […]

Filling Some Gaps in Spline Design Guidelines: Centering, Friction, and Misalignment

Editor’s note: At the author’s request, some statements have been removed for clarity since the article was originally published in October, […]

Methods to Determine Form Diameter on Hobbed External Involute Gears

In custom designs of external spur or helical gears, designers generally prefer a lower form diameter for greater transverse contact […]

Taking deburring to the next level

Once a gear is created, deburring becomes a necessary step to ensure a gear’s accuracy. Traditionally, deburring has been done […]

Tooling & Workholding: Making Out-of-Round Parts Round

One of the most vexing problems in machining today is how to most efficiently make an out-of-round part round. In […]

Tooling Workholding: A new solution for bevel gears

The creativity of the designers knows no bounds with new drive element and gear geometries. Faced with constantly increasing demands […]

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