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Gear Teeth as Bearing Surfaces - May 2017

The article "Gear Teeth as Bearing Surfaces" appeared in the May 2017 issue of Gear Technology.

Summary
A reader wonders about gears where the tops of the teeth are the bearing surface, as used in spur gear differentials. Do they require any special construction or processing?

Keywords
gear design, splines, standards, DIN 5480, bearings, bearing fit

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