- Gear manufacturing
Gear manufacturing refers to the making of
The majority of gears are composed of carbon and low-alloy steels, including carburised steels. Among the carburised steels used in gears are 1018, 1524, 4026, 4118, 4320, 4620, 4820, 8620 and 9310. The intended gear use will dictate the material used in its creation. For example gears to be used in
food processingare made of stainless steels or nickel-base alloys because of their corrosion resistance.
Gear manufacturing processes
There are multiple ways in which gear blanks can be shaped through the cutting and finishing processes.
Gear Cutting Processes
Gear Forming (non-cutting) Processes
*Plastic Injection Molding
*Powder Metal Sintering
*Roll-Forming (Spline Rolling)
American Gear Manufacturers AssociationStandards organization for gears
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