3rd Edition

# Gear Cutting Tools Science and Engineering

568 Pages 700 B/W Illustrations
by CRC Press

This new edition of Gear Cutting Tools has been updated with revised chapters and illustrations as well as additional, new material with the aim to provide a systematic and comprehensive discussion on modern designs, kinematics, and cutting geometry of gear cutting tools.

This book presents the DG/K-based method of surface generation — a practical mathematical method for designing gear cutting tools with optimal parameters. The text addresses the evolution of gear cutting tool and scientific classification for all types of gear machining meshes before discussing optimal cutting tool designs. Designs currently used and those being planned are covered, and the approach allows for development of scientific predictions and optimal designs. Solutions appear in analytical form and/or graphical form, with a wealth of new figures added, and new appendices offer additional data for readers.

This is an essential reading for engineers who work in the field of gear cutting, especially those involved in the manufacturing of autos, aircraft, agriculture machines, metal-cutting machines, etc. This book would also be relevant to various mechanical engineering courses for graduate students, such as machine elements, machine and mechanism science, and theory of machines and mechanisms.

Section I: Basics

1. Gears: Geometry of Tooth Flanks
2. Principal Kinematics of Gear Machining Operation
3. Kinematics of Continuous-Indexing Methods of Gear Machining Operations

Section II: Form Gear Cutting Tools

4. Gear Broaching Tools
5 End Mill Gear Cutters
6. Disk-Type Mill Gear Cutters
7.  Non-Traditional Methods of Gear Machining by Form Cutting Tools

Section III: Cutting Tools for Continuous-Indexing Methods of Generation of Gear Teeth
Sub-Section III-A: Parallel-Axes Gear Machining Mesh
Kinematics of Parallel-Axes Gear Machining Mesh

8. Rack Cutters for Planing Spur and Helical Gears
9. Gear Shaper Cutters I: External Gear Machining Mesh
10. Gear Shaper Cutters II: Internal Gear Machining Mesh

Section III-B: “Intersected-Axes Gear Machining Mesh”
Kinematics of Continuous Indexing “Intersected-Axes Gear Machining Mesh”
Sub-Section III-B:  Intersected-Axes Gear Machining Mesh

11.  Gear Shapers Cutters with Tilted Axis of Rotation
12. Gear Cutting Tools for Machining Bevel Gears
13. Gear Shaper Cutters Having Tilted Axis of Rotation: Internal Gear Machining Mesh

Sub-Section III-C:  Crossed-Axes Gear Machining Mesh
Part III-C_1:  External Gear-Machining Mesh
14. Generating Surface of Gear Cutting Tool
15. Hobs for Machining Gears
16. Gear Shaving Cutters
17. Examples of Implementation of the “Classification of the Gear Machining Meshes”

Part III-C_2:  Quasi-Planar Gear Machining Mesh
18. Gear Cutting Tools for Machining Bevel Gears

Part III-C_3:  Internal Gear Machining Mesh
19. Gear Cutting Tools with an Enveloping Generating Surface
20. Gear Cutting Tools for Machining Internal Gears
22. Brief Notes on the History of Methods of Machining Gears and of Design of Gear Cutting Tools

APPENDICES
Notation
References
Bibliography
Index

### Biography

Dr. Stephen P. Radzevich is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Professor of Manufacturing Engineering.  He received his M.Sc. in 1976, Ph.D. in 1982, and Dr.(Eng)Sc. in 1991, all in mechanical engineering.  Dr. Radzevich has extensive industrial experience in gear design and manufacture.  He has developed numerous software packages dealing with computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided machining (CAM) of precise gear finishing for a variety of industrial sponsors.  His main research interest is Kinematic Geometry of Part Surface Generation, particularly with a particular focus on precision gear design, high-power-density gear trains, torque share in multi-flow gear trains, design of special purpose gear cutting/finishing tools, and design and machine (finish) of precision gears for low-noise and noiseless transmissions of cars, light trucks and so on.

Dr. Radzevich has spent over 40 years developing software, hardware and other processes for gear design and optimization.  Besides his work for industry, he trains engineering students at universities and gear engineers in companies.