Complexity of the gear cutter: A focused discussion of competitive gear manufacturing techno-economics

Christos Spitas, Vasilios Spitas

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Abstract

In this work it is shown that by introducing a simple fixed-point cutting geometry, classical hobbing and hard-finishing processes can be replaced by costeffective alternatives. The techno-economical implications of such a choice are investigated tentatively, showing that the new process and cutter design can be competitive in the context of low production volumes, of small non-specialised contracting shops and/or of non-standard gear geometries.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering, TMCE 2010
Pages817-827
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering, TMCE 2010 - Ancona, Italy
Duration: Apr 12 2010Apr 16 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering, TMCE 2010
Volume2

Other

Other8th International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering, TMCE 2010
CountryItaly
CityAncona
Period4/12/104/16/10

Keywords

  • Gear cutting
  • Hobbing
  • Manufacturing techno-economics
  • Point cutting
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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