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The article "How Many Mice Does It Take to Design a Gear" appeared in the January/February 1995 issue of Gear Technology.

Summary
Gear design has long been a "black art." The gear shop's modern alchemists often have to solve problems with a combination of knowledge, experience and luck. In many cases, trial and error are the only effective way to design gears. While years of experience have produced standard gearsets that work well for most situations, today's requirements for quieter, more accurate and more durable gears often force manufacturers to look for alternative designs.

Keywords
software, CAD, gear design, calculation

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