Computer Aided Process Planning for Machining the Gears
Bulk of power transmitting metal gears of machinery is produced by machining processes from cast, forged or hot rolled blanks. It includes a number of versatile machining operations that use a milling cutter, a multi tooth tool to produce a variety of configurations. The aim of the computer aided process planning (CAPP) is to develop a programme for milling cutting processes. This paper reveals the hybrid approach to computer aided process planning for milling and grinding operations on gear blank, so that the plan can be generated taking into account the availability of machines and the material. The developed computer aided process plan has reduced the set up time and machining time by 40.90 and 30.15 % respectively.
M.S.J. Hashmi, S. Mridha and S. Naher
D. Byotra and R. K. Bhushan, "Computer Aided Process Planning for Machining the Gears", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 264-265, pp. 1551-1556, 2011