Spur cylindrical gears are usually cut using a hob and therefore present an essentially straight face to which crowning can be added to prevent edge contact. Rather than using a rack or hob, it is possible to cut cylindrical gears with a face mill cutter. In the following presentation, these gears are termed "spurved," i.e. — a contraction of "spur" and "curved."
This proposed standard would not make any recommendations
regarding the required quality for any application. The
intent is to establish standard pre-finish quality classes for typical
finishing operations, which only include the inspection elements
that are important to properly evaluate pre-finish gear
quality as it applies to the finishing operation. It would be the
responsibility of the manufacturing/process engineer, quality
engineer, or other responsible individual to establish the
required pre-finish quality class for their application.
Plastic gears are everywhere
today - throughout your car, at
the oceans' lowest depths, in deep
space. The question, when is a
metal gear a candidate for plastic
conversion, can be addressed in
three words, i.e. what's the application?