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The Geometry of Helical Mesh - September/October 1997

The article "The Geometry of Helical Mesh" appeared in the September/October 1997 issue of Gear Technology.

In 1961 I presented a paper, "Calculating Conjugate Helical Forms," at the semi-annual meeting of the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA). Since that time, thousands of hobs, shaper cutters and other meshing parts have been designed on the basis of the equations presented in that paper. This article presents the math of that paper without the formality of its development and goes on to discuss its practical application.

helical gears, geometry, basics, gear fundamentals

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