Gear honing is a hard finishing process for gears, which was initially applied after the grinding process, in order to create noise favourable surface structures on the tooth flanks. Thereby only small allowances of approx. 15 µm were removed from the flanks. In further developments, this method was used directly after hardening, whereby previous grinding could be left out. In opposition to grinding, only low cutting speeds (0,5 - 10 m/s) are used in gear honing, which makes a thermal damage of machined gears almost impossible. Furthermore, compressive stresses are induced into the machined tooth flanks, which has a positive effect on the load carrying capacity of the gear.