Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The purpose of this research project was to develop a simple, analytical method for the optimization of hobbing cycles on non-CNC gear hobbing machines. Such a method would allow manufacturers to optimize hobbing cycle times, reduce part costs, and improve productivity. There have been many advances in gear cutting tool technology. Because of these advances, the capabilities of modern cutting tools are beyond the capabilities of non-CNC machines designed more than fifteen years ago. The majority of the machines used today in gear manufacturing are of this vintage. The cycles on these machine tools are machine-limited, which is much more difficult for the gear manufacturer than when the machining cycle was tool-limited. Many more factors needed to be considered in order to optimize cycles. No simple analytical method exists to accomplish this.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Industrial Technology
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©1996 Steven M. Klabunde
Klabunde, Steven M., "Development of a Simple, Analytical Method to Optimize Machining Cycles for Non-CNC Gear Hobbing Machines" (1996). Graduate Research Papers. 3637.