The second RIT’s Gear Research Consortium Meeting was held on June 2nd, 2022, and brought together consortium members, as well as collaborators and observers interested in learning about the latest developments and new features implemented in the software IGD – Integrated Gear Design. The developers of IGD introduced the new features of design and simulation available in the software as well as a new approach for the analytical determination of basic machine-tool settings for the generation of high-reduction face-hobbed hypoid gears. Members of the Consortium presented their companies as well as an update of recent projects and examples of how IGD has contributed to improving their products.
Below is a summary of the new IGD features:
- Implemented new geometries of external and internal cylindrical gears generated by skiving.
- Comparison of profiles of skiving cutters in XYZ format.
- Computation of profile deviation of cylindrical gears with respect to the reference involute profile.
- Implemented new geometries of external and internal cylindrical gears with chamfered edges.
- Implemented tip-to-fillet interference detection as a result of TCA.
- Establish a new approach to get shaft deflections in gear drives of two or more stages.
- Analytical determination of basic machine-tool settings for generation of high reduction face-hobbed hypoid gears.
- Implemented other small changes and overall improvements to the program as suggested by the members of the consortium.