Threaded gear grinding
In threaded gear grinding, a number of motions occur simultaneously. The worm grinding wheel rotates on its axis while meshing with the gear workpiece which is rotating on its axis.
- The radial infeed to engage the gear being ground with the wheel is in the X direction.
- The infeed across the thickness of the gear is up and down in the Z direction
- The shift travel moves the gear across the full width of the worm wheel in the Y direction.