Where there is gear manufacturing, there often is grinding, honing, and superfinishing. Best practices exist for cylindrical grinding of inner (ID) and outer (OD) diameters, face grinding, and grinding of other features such as snap ring grooves of gear components. Ever-increasing demand for more fuel-efficient transmissions in the automotive sector can only be met by meeting higher surface qualities and by tightening geometrical measurements on diameters with improved runout, roundness, cylindrical, and straightness tolerances. To meet these requirements, it is imperative to select the adequate, often customized, cylindrical grinding machine solution matched with part-specific workholding, and a grinding process that consists of a selection of grinding wheels and dressing tools that work in harmony with each other.

Hardinge Inc.