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Viability of gear manufacture without specialized machines


Term:

Fall

Department:

EC: Edgerton Center

Faculty Supervisor:

Jack Whipple

Faculty email:

whipple@mit.edu

Apply by:

Sept 18

Contact:

whipple@mit.edu

Project Description

Involute gears for power transmission have typically been manufactured with specialized expensive machines. Exploring gear manufacture and validation with on campus CNC machines as available and benchmarking against traditional hobbing and shaping, a student will design, manufacture, harden, and test steel gears, and report results on overall cost/performance.

Pre-requisites

CAD, Solidworks preferred Mechanical assembly Measurement & Instrumentation