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Using Spreadsheets to Parameterize Spur Gear Design for Laser Cutters
byJoseph B. FerreiraSUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING IN PARTIALFULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OFBACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERINGAT THEMASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGYJUNE 2002© 2002 Joseph Bettencourt Ferreira. All rights reservedThe author hereby grants MIT permission to reproduce andto distribute publicly paper and electronic copies of thisthesis document in whole or in part.Signature of Author: ……………………………………………………………………………….Department of Mechanical EngineeringMay 10, 2002Certified by: ………………………………………………………………………………………..Woodie FlowersPappalardo Professor of Mechanical EngineeringThesis SupervisorAccepted by: ……………………………………………………………………………………….Ernest CravalhoProfessor of Mechanical EngineeringChairman, Undergraduate Thesis Committee
 
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Using Spreadsheets to Parameterize Spur Gear Design forLaser Cutters
byJoseph B. FerreiraSubmitted to the Department of Mechanical Engineering on May10, 2002 in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degreeof Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
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The purpose of this Thesis is to design a simple system for cutting rudimentary SpurGears on a Laser Cutter, using only a few basic parameters of the gears. The Laser Cutter couldquickly and accurately cut the outline of a gear from wood or plastic; the low durability of thematerial would not matter, as long as the gear is being used for a mockup or simple test. But, thegears would still need to mesh correctly, and the Laser Cutter would need to be able to cut manycomplimentary sets of gears for the prototype of a typical design project.To this end, we created an Excel spreadsheet which, when given the Number of Teeth,Pressure Angle, and Diametral Pitch of the desired gear, produces a suitable business graphic of that gear. That graphic can then be printed to a plot file which the Laser Cutter can use to cut outthe gear.The process involved several complications, both to model the spur gears parametricallyas a spreadsheet graphic and to convert the graphic into laser cutter instructions of theappropriate scale and resolution. Once resolved, however, the process provides a convenient andrapid method for prototyping sets of spur gears.Thesis Supervisor: Woodie FlowersTitle: Pappalardo Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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