Analysis of tool wear in face hobbing plunging manufacturing processes
For soft machining of bevel gears, multi-part tool systems consisting of a cutter head and stick blades are commonly used. In the past, experimental investigations regarding the tool wear in bevel gear milling have been carried out, aiming to optimize the process design and thus the process economic efficiency. However, the existing investigations refer only to face milling processes. In this paper, a tool wear study for an industrial application of the face hobbing plunging process is presented. Additionally an analogy trial of the process is designed. Based on the findings, it is concluded that the designed analogy trial is suitable for analyzing the tool wear development for face hobbing plunging processes.