A 3D chip geometry driven predictive method for heat-loading performance of hob tooth in high-speed dry hobbing



High-speed dry hobbing is an emerging green technique for gear hobbing owing to its high productivity and environmental friendliness. However, severe friction occurs and heat instantaneously accumulates in the cutting region due to the adoption of high cutting speed and the lack of metalworking fluids, which causes serious hob wear. This investigation is concerned with the thermal performance and heat-loading quantitative method of hob cutter in high-speed dry hobbing. According to the multiple-edge and intermittent cutting behavior, the temporal dynamic characteristics of hob cutter are analyzed. Based on the complex 3D chip geometry produced in high-speed dry hobbing, the calculation method for heat-production (the amount of generated cutting heat) of hob tooth is proposed. Considering the coupling effects of heat conduction, heat convection, and heat radiation, the prediction model for heat-loading quantity (the bearing capacity of cutting heat) of hob tooth is developed. With the help of the developed method, the interrelation between the thermal performance of hob cutter and material removal volume, cutting conditions, coating material, respectively, are investigated. The predictive method developed in this work provides a methodology for process parameter optimization and hob cutter manufacturing of high-speed dry hobbing.


Dry hobbing Hob cutter Thermal performance Heat-loading prediction 3D chip geometry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Mechanical TransmissionChongqing UniversityChongqingChina

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