Research on System Design of Ultrasonic-Assisted Honing of Gears
Ultrasonic vibration can reduce honing forces efficiently. As the honing wheel can be washed by ultrasonic cavitations of cutting fluids, its jams are decreased and the higher honing efficiency has been obtained. Therefore, gear honing combined with ultrasonic machining honing is a method for gear finish machining with its wide application future. Ultrasonic-assisted honing of gears is firstly proposed, its machining devices are manufactured based upon the design parameters derived by four-terminal network principle. Experiments of gear honing show that the machining traces on the tooth flanks in ultrasonic and traditional honing are different. The ultrasonic honing can produce a better tooth surface roughness (Ra 0.45 μm) than one obtained conventional honing (Ra 0.72 μm).
Shengqiang Yang, Shichun Yang and Hang Gao
S. Y. Wang et al., "Research on System Design of Ultrasonic-Assisted Honing of Gears", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 53-54, pp. 191-196, 2008