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The article "Minimizing Backlash in Spur Gears" appeared in the May/June 1994 issue of Gear Technology.

Summary
simplified equations for backlash and roll test center distance are derived. Unknown errors in measured tooth thickness are investigate. Master gear design is outlined, and an alternative to the master gear method is described. Defects in the test radius method are enumerated. Procedures for calculating backlash and for preventing significant errors in measurement are presented.

Keywords
design, spur gears, backlash, master gears, testing, roll testing

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