Posted by Ron V on June 03, 2012 at 17:19:25:
In Reply to: Re: body cutter spiral homemade posted by Josh on June 03, 2012 at 09:07:30:
Gear Geometry & Applied Theory by Faydor L. Litvin
I doubt that you could correctly face mill the profile in a 4 axis mill.
There needs to be an added rolling motion between cutter & blank to generate the involute curve.
Simply plunging the cutter in to the job (if that is what you are doing) will not create the correct profile.
There are several videos on YouTube showing how spiral bevels are made in 5 axis mills but they all use endmills.
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