Subdivision surface modeling for spiral bevel gear manufacturing

Xing, Yuan, Qin, Sheng-feng, Wang, Taiyong and Cheng, Kai (2011) Subdivision surface modeling for spiral bevel gear manufacturing. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 53 (1-4). pp. 63-70. ISSN 0268-3768

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This paper presents a study on spiral bevel gear (SBGs) manufacturing method based on subdivision surface modeling scheme. The explicit nominal surface descriptions for both gears and pinions have been first developed based on gear generative motions. Then a group of key points on the tooth surface are selected as seed points (starting points) for a subdivision surface. From a given manufacturing precision criteria, a subdivision surface can be generated with a limited number of iterations during a subdivision surface modeling. This new surface modeling technique can be used for manufacturing (SBGs) with a general numerical control machine and a tool cutter in a flexible manufacturing environment. The experimental evaluation has been carried out and indicated that the subdivision surface-based SBG manufacturing method has advantages in high precise SBG manufacturing and precision control.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Subdivision surface, integral design and machining model, gear manufacturing
Subjects: W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2014 14:31
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2021 12:54

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