Posted by Dennis Sine on January 04, 2002 at 10:12:48:
In Reply to: Re: crowning posted by Jason on December 28, 2001 at 19:48:53:
Crowning is usually added to a gear lead to eliminate end-bearing caused by improper assembly alignment or deflections from loads.
You can induce crown in hobbing if the machine has the capability to do so. You can also add crown via shaving either by machine motion or via plunge shaving, where you would put a reverse crown or hollow into the shave cutter.
You can also grind crown into a gear.
There are many gear clinics throughout the year (SME has one in Jan 2002). Check web listings.
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