Grinding Bevel Gears

April 01, 2010

Gleason Corp. has broadened its line of bevel gear manufacturing solutions with a new line of high-performance grinding wheels for bevel gear applications. The new wheels use the latest, most advanced abrasive materials and wheel designs, enabling faster, more aggressive metal-removal rates, according to the company. With the new high-performance series of wheels, bevel gear grinding from a solid gear blank becomes an economically viable alternative to the traditional process of rough cutting prior to grinding, with significant reductions in equipment and tool costs, setup times and cycle times. Beyond "grind from solid applications," the series covers virtually any bevel gear or Curvic Coupling application, from very small to large diameters, industrial to aircraft precision, low to very aggressive mrr, and all ranges of steels and very hard materials. In addition, Gleason offers electroplated, as well as infiltrated and sintered grinding wheel dressing rolls.

Related Glossary Terms

  • abrasive


    Substance used for grinding, honing, lapping, superfinishing and polishing. Examples include garnet, emery, corundum, silicon carbide, cubic boron nitride and diamond in various grit sizes.

  • dressing


    Removal of undesirable materials from “loaded” grinding wheels using a single- or multi-point diamond or other tool. The process also exposes unused, sharp abrasive points. See loading; truing.

  • grinding


    Machining operation in which material is removed from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry, etc. Takes various forms: surface grinding (creates flat and/or squared surfaces); cylindrical grinding (for external cylindrical and tapered shapes, fillets, undercuts, etc.); centerless grinding; chamfering; thread and form grinding; tool and cutter grinding; offhand grinding; lapping and polishing (grinding with extremely fine grits to create ultrasmooth surfaces); honing; and disc grinding.

  • grinding wheel

    grinding wheel

    Wheel formed from abrasive material mixed in a suitable matrix. Takes a variety of shapes but falls into two basic categories: one that cuts on its periphery, as in reciprocating grinding, and one that cuts on its side or face, as in tool and cutter grinding.


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