One of the more impotent features of the roughing hob for milling roughing straight-sided splines is the angle of the trapezia of the teeth of this hob. We can produce the trapezia easily on the thread-grinding machine, using abrasive trapezia wheel. After milling, the roughing straight-sided spline will appear as a rectangle with two curves on the two sides. This allowance on the splines, after heat treatment, is easy to grind on the spline-grinding machine.

According to Figure 1:

1. MK/CL = tgM = MK/h,

2. MK = S/2-CE = MK = S/2-LM,

3. CE = CBxtg(p/Z) = ((d/2-b/2/sin(p/z))xtg(p/z) =

1/2((d - b/sin(p/z))xtg(p/z) =

1/2((dxtg(p/z)-b/cos(p/z)),

p=3.14158

4. MK = 1/2((S-dxtg(p/z) + b/cos(p/z))

5. tgM = ((S-dxtg(p/z) + b/cos(p/z))/2xh. MLG-A.

6. After calculating angle M of trapezia teeth. We produce a drawing of the spline shaft and teeth (see Fig.1).

7. Then, we need to make a graphic check by running the teeth about the shaft. The roughing spline will look to be rectangular, with curves on two sides of the of the rectangle. Tool-designers will be able to determine how well this is running.

The allowance for curves illustrates the size of the allowance and picture of curves. A tool designer can change the angle of trapezia to provide good distribution of the allowance.

Now, we present the algorithm for calculating the angle of trapezia teeth for roughing hobs:

(for spline shaft) for z = 6.

D1 = 28mm - diameter outside of spline shaft.

d1 = 23mm - inside diameter of spline.

b1= 6mm - spline thickness.

z = 6 - number of splines.

g = 0.4mm - grinding allowance.

a = 0.3mm-size of chamber.

for z* = 8

D1= 48mm, d1 = 42mm, b1 = 8mm, g = 0.4mm, a = 0.3mm.

D = D1-2 x a, 28-2x0.3=27.4,48-2x0.3=47.4,

FOR Z = 6 / FOR Z* = 8

d = d1+g, 23+0.4 = 23.4 / 42+0.4=42.4*,

all sizes in mm.

b = b1+g, 6+0.4= 6.4, / 8+0.4=8.4*,

Pitch circle radius of the spline shaft

R = Sq.Root ((D/2) x (D/2) — 0.75 x (b/2) x (b/2))

R =13.4167, / R* =23.4192,

spline angle sin@ = b/2xR

sin@= 6.4/2x13.4167, / sin@*=8.4/2x23.4192

sin@=0.2385087 / sin@*=0.1793400

@ = 13.798539 degree/ @* = 10.331320 degree,

Hob thickness tooth on the pitch

S = 2xRx(p/z-0.0174533x@),

S = 2x13.4167x(3.141592/6-0.0174533x13.798539) =

7.5876. /

S* = 2x23.4192x(3.141592/8-0.0174533x10.331320) =

= 9.947697.

h = R - d/2

h = 13.4167 -23.4/2 = 1.7167 /

h* = 23.4192 - 42.4/2 = 2.2192.

tgM = ((S-dxtg(p/z)+ b/cos(p/z))/2xh, MLG - A .

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tgM = ((7.5876-23.4xtg(3.141592/6) +

+6.4/cos (3.141592/6))/2x1.7167 =

0.427474, angle M = 23.145471 degr.

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for z = 6,

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tgM* = ((9.947697-42.4xtg(3.141592/8) +

+8.4/cos(3.141592/8))/2x2.2192 =

= 0.332788, angle M*=18.406866 degr.,

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for z*= 8.

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tg ((3.141592/6) x 57.3degr.) = tg(30degr) = 0.5777350,

cos((3.141592/6) x 57.3degr. = cos(30degr) = 0.866025.