UROP Project Title: Affordable Involute Gear Manufacturing
Term UROP is offered: Fall 2020
Compensation: Paid ($13.50/hr) or credit
Location: On-campus (Cambridge)
Contact: Jack Whipple
Involute gears for power transmission have typically been manufactured with specialized expensive machines. Exploring gear manufacture and validation with on-campus CNC machines as available and benchmarking against traditional hobbing and shaping, a student will design, manufacture, harden, and test steel gears, and report results on overall cost/performance.
CAD, Solidworks preferred, mechanical assembly, measurement and instrumentation.
This is a paid UROP opportunity at $13.50/hour with an expectation that the student will spend between 80-140 hours on the project over the course of the semester.
Apply by September 18, 2020
If interested in applying, please contact: Jack Whipple, MIT D-Lab Workshop Manager