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Selection of Gear Manufacturing Process Using MCDM-TOPSIS Approach

Sunil Kumar Tiwari, Sarang Pande


Gear manufacturing processes selections are a key issue in the optimal design of the industrial product. Gear manufacturing process selection is a difficult and subtle task because of an immense number of the different available gear manufacturing process. Increasing Demand for gears in the different field of applications has forced manufacturers to design and develop gears which compete in the global market and satisfy the user requirements as well as environmental conditions. Various attributes of gear manufacturing process which are generally considered by a consumer are surface roughness, dimensional accuracy, geometrical complexity, production rate, relative cost, and production run so as to provide consumers the desired value and satisfaction level. Currently, numerous gear manufacturing process are available in the market having their own merits and demerits, appropriate methodology for selection is essential. A MCDM-TOPSIS Approach has been used in the paper to select the appropriate gear manufacturing process considering several criteria.

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