Title: Virtual manufacturing of gears with chip formation

Authors: Kaushik Kumar, Sanat Kumar Mukherjee, Goutam Pohit

Addresses: Department of Polymer Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India. ' (Deceased 12.03.2008) Department of Production Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Abstract: The manufacturing process of gears is fairly complicated owing to the presence of various simultaneous motions of the cutter and the job. In this paper, an attempt is made to simulate the spur and helical-gear manufacturing process, including the chip formation, in a virtual manufacturing environment. The user has the option to manipulate the various parameters necessary for the manufacturing operation. The integrated process may also help to develop an optimised product. For better understanding of the operational principle, an animation facility in the form of a movie is included in the package.

Keywords: animation; chip formation; frames; rendering; virtual manufacturing; gears; gear manufacturing; simulation; spur gears; helical gears.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2008.021886

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2008 Vol.33 No.1, pp.63 - 71

Published online: 08 Dec 2008 *

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