Cam Gear Blank
My boss decided to replace the cam gear bake oven on the
assembly line with an induction heater to localize the heating about the
hub and prevent the cam gear teeth from softening in the hot oven.
He needed to know how various heating cycles affected the induced thermal
gradients within the gear, so I made this gear blank and attached thermocouples
to it in multiple places. I connected the thermocouples to a data
acquisition card in a laptop and wrote a program to sample and plot the
temperature data over the heating cycle.