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Introduction to Worm Gearing - March/April 1993

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The article "Introduction to Worm Gearing" appeared in the March/April 1993 issue of Gear Technology.

Summary
Worm gears are among the oldest types of gearing, but that does not mean they are obsolete, antiquated technology. The main reasons for the bad experiences some engineers have with worm gearing are misapplication and misuse. No form of gearing works for every application. Strengths and weaknesses versus the application must be weighed to decide which form of gearing to use. For proper application and operation of worm gears, certain areas that may differ from other types of gearing need to be addressed.

Keywords
worm gears, worms, gear fundamentals, basics

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