Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:34 PM
Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:03 PM
Given for a 20DP gear the end mill size is going to be pretty small but the software is actually using a gear shaving algorithm to generate a VERY accurate tooth form and helicals are not problem at all. As a result the code file may be very long (160,000 lines for a 60 tooth 10DP Knuckle Gear with a 3/4" face) but the software generates it very quickly and ready to run if you are using a Mach series controller.
I use it on my Tormach setup to make both spur, helical and knuckle gear sets for "stuff". To get a right angle set of helical gears, both are cut using the same hand with a 45 Degree helix.
Even if you don't have an interest in cutting gears you might find the Gearotic Web site interesting.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:02 PM
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