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Research on the Tooth Modification in Gear Skiving

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Fangyan Zheng, Mingde Zhang, Weiqing Zhang, Xiaodong Guo

School of Mechanical Engineering,
Chongqing University of Technology,
Chongqing 400000, China

1Corresponding author.

Contributed by the Power Transmission and Gearing Committee of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF MECHANICAL DESIGN. Manuscript received November 27, 2017; final manuscript received April 28, 2018; published online June 1, 2018. Assoc. Editor: Mohsen Kolivand.

J. Mech. Des 140(8), 084502 (Jun 01, 2018) (9 pages) Paper No: MD-17-1788; doi: 10.1115/1.4040268 History: Received November 27, 2017; Revised April 28, 2018

As a prospective machining method for cylindrical gear, gear skiving has been promoted by many commercial companies, such as Gleason, Mitsubishi, and Prawema recently. Although the principle and mathematical model for gear skiving has been discussed by many works, the tooth modification was left behind in the literature. In fact, machine kinematics correction and tooth contact analysis (TCA) are widely used for tooth modification in gear processing, such as hobbing, grinding, and milling. Focusing on this, the paper generalizes machine kinematics correction and TCA to gear skiving. The influence of the modification parameters on tooth deviation, contact path, and transmission error are all investigated, showing that localized contact pattern and polynomial transmission error can be realized through cutter offset correction for one gear and cutter tilted (or crossed angle) correction for the other gear.

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Topics: Gears , Errors
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Fig. 1

Coordinate system for gear skiving

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Fig. 2

Illustration of tooth surface enveloped by feeding motion at left (a) and right (b) sides

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Fig. 3

Illustration of tooth thickness modification in gear skiving

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Fig. 4

Illustration of cutter tilted in gear skiving

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Fig. 5

Tooth surface deviation topography for pinion (a)–(l) in case P0–P9 (unit: μm)



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