Affordable Involute Gear Manufacturing

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

Project Description

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

Link to opportunity on the MIT UROP site