numerous gear types to consider within the world of gear manufacturing, and one
of the single most common is the spur gear. Made with straight teeth and
mounted on parallel shafts, spur gears look like the traditional "gear" most
think of when they hear the word, and are used for a variety of mechanical
Gear, our custom gear manufacturer services include a wide range of spur gear
options to fit your every need. What is the process that goes into creating
spur gears? The answer may depend slightly on the precise needs and purposes
the gear will take on, but here's an example of one common spur gear
manufacturing process for you to browse through:
starters, we have to source out the materials needed for your spur gears.
Materials that might be specified during the design and planning phase include
a variety of metal types, plus several ceramic options and a few possible
plastics as well.
Gear Blank Production
Once all the
materials required have been procured, the next step in this particular process
will be to turn the primary metal into a "blank." For those not familiar with
this term, it refers to turning the metal to the proper size and milling in any
further features you require. When the blanking process is finished, you'll be
left with a finished blank - a gear that does not yet have its teeth, which is
our very next step in fact.
Gear Teeth Cutting and
teeth to allow them to provide the proper pressure while turning, and there are
a few processes that might be used here. Depending on the size of the gear and
whether the teeth need to be external or internal, we may hob, shape, mill or
even grind the teeth into the gear blank.
several of these processes, it's possible this cutting will leave burrs in the
gear. When this is the case, we will use a deburring process to get rid of
the gear will then be heat treated to increase its durability and overall metal
hardness. This is another area where we may choose between one of several
possible heat processes: Flame, induction, carburization or harder and
nitriding processes are all options here.
Finishing and Inspection
we'll provide additional services like a keyway or supplementary coating to
provide corrosion and rust resistance. Once these finishing processes are
complete, we'll then perform a detailed inspection on the entire gear before
packing and shipping it out to you.
For more on
the process of creating a common spur gear, or to learn about any of our gear
grinding or custom gears, speak to the staff at Butler Gear today.