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Manufacturing method and performance assessment for variable lead vacuum rotors

Holmes, C. S., Rane, S. & Wang, X. (2017). Manufacturing method and performance assessment for variable lead vacuum rotors. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 232, 12022. doi: 10.1088/1757-899X/232/1/012022


In recent years variable lead rotors have been produced, mainly for vacuum applications, involving a multiple pass manufacturing process which is necessarily time-consuming. A faster method of manufacturing such rotors uses a full profiled disc-type milling or grinding tool but involves clearance variations along the length. These effects have been assessed by computer modelling to quantify any disadvantages. The results indicate that the effects on performance are negligible and the profiled disk tool process is suitable for such components.

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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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