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Optimal Choice of the Shaft Angle for Involute Gear Hobbing

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Carlo Innocenti

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Paper No. IMECE2006-13560, pp. 29-35; 7 pages
  • ASME 2006 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Manufacturing Engineering and Textile Engineering
  • Chicago, Illinois, USA, November 5 – 10, 2006
  • Conference Sponsors: Manufacturing Engineering Division and Textile Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4774-8 | eISBN: 0-7918-3790-4
  • Copyright © 2006 by ASME


With reference to the machining of an involute spur or helical gear by the hobbing process, the paper suggests a new criterion for selecting the position of the hob axis relative to the gear axis. By adhering to the proposed criterion, the hob axis is set at the minimum distance from the gear axis, thus maximizing the depth of the tooth spaces of the gear. The new criterion is operatively implemented by solving a univariate equation, which stems from a new, synthetic analysis of the meshing of crossed-axis involute gears. A numerical example shows application of the suggested procedure to a case study and compares the optimal hob setting to the customary one.

Copyright © 2006 by ASME
Topics: Gears



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