Digital Precision Measuring of Spiral Bevel Gear Based on CAD/CAM/CMM


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Precision measuring techniques have been developed interdependently with the techniques of design and manufacturing in the history. Computer aided inspection plays a very important role in modern manufacturing industry. On account of the CMM (Coordinates Measurement Machine) being applied widely and the precision model inspection concept coming true, it is possible to implement the digital inspection of the spiral bevel gear on the CMM. In this paper the framework of the spiral bevel gear digital inspection based on the integration of CAD/CAM/CMM is put forward. The key techniques of the scheme are investigated, which consist of exact modeling of spiral bevel gear based on manufacturing process, datum matching of CAD model and CMM inspection, CMM Inspection path planning, reconstruction of the tooth surface based on the CMM inspection results, Analysis of the deviation between the real gear tooth and CAD model, adjusting strategy of machining parameters.



Edited by:

Shen Dong and Yingxue Yao




W. M. Pan et al., "Digital Precision Measuring of Spiral Bevel Gear Based on CAD/CAM/CMM", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 339, pp. 158-162, 2007

Online since:

May 2007




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