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Materials Matter: How to Set Up a Vibratory Bowl for Gear Finishing

How to Set Up a Vibratory Bowl for Gear Finishing

William P. Nebiolo, REM Surface Engineering, Inc.

Open or tight roll patterns, bowl motions, rolling speed, and alignment angles are among possible adjustments to get optimal mass motion.

This is the first in a multi-part series on vibratory processing of gears. This article is focused on machine set-up for optimal mass motion.

OVERVIEW OF THE VIBRATORY BOWL

The vibratory bowl is toroidal-shaped, consisting of a center hub surrounded by an…


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