Archive > 1988 > November/December 1988 > Basic Spur Gear Design

Basic Spur Gear Design - November/December 1988

The article "Basic Spur Gear Design" appeared in the November/December 1988 issue of Gear Technology.

Primitive gears were known and used well over 2,000 years ago, and gears have taken their place as one of the basic machine mechanisms; yet, our knowledge and understanding of gearing principles is by no means complete. We see the development of faster and more reliable gear quality assessment and new, more productive manufacture of gears in higher materials hardness states. We have also seen improvement in gear applications and design, lubricants, coolants, finishes and noise and vibration control. All these advances push development in the direction of smaller, more compact applications, better material utilization and improved quietness, smoothness of operation and gear life. At the same time, we try to improve manufacturing cost-effectiveness, making use of highly repetitive and efficient gear manufacturing methods.

spur gears, basics, design, Back to Basics, Gear Design

The article "Basic Spur Gear Design" should appear in the box below, but if you do not see it, you can download it here.

It appears you don't have a PDF plugin for this browser. No biggie... you can click here to download the PDF file.