This may be simple to some, but this is my first experience with designing gears, so bear with me...(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I'm trying to "cut" a spur gear to match the profile of the pinion gear I designed. This gear won't carry any load, it's basically for esthetics, but I want good contact between the two gears.

I have an 8 tooth pinion & 60 tooth spur gear.

Here is my pinion gear:

I am working with one tooth profile and trying to simulate it moving out of the mating gear. Seems simple enough...

This is the shape of one tooth, and the line/arc segments are something I drew that approximates what I should end up with (I used the assembly and adjusted the points until it was close).

I could just use those line segments, but I really want to figure this out mathematically.

This is what I figured should be right, but obliviously it's not...

-I drew a circle around the main gear with a radius of the distance between my gear shafts.

-Keeping the center of the pinion gear tooth coincident with that circle I rotated it 5 degrees (I plan on making this increment smaller once I get the calculation figured out).

-Then I rotated the tooth around the center of the spur gear at the increment that it would rotate if the pinion rotated that 5 degrees.

That was .6666666667 degrees. My math:

60 tooth spur - 8 tooth pinion

1 rotation = 7.5 rotations

360 degrees = (360 * 7.5) 2700 degrees

2700 / 5 (sketch increment) = 540

360 / 540 = .666666667

I'm sure I’m over simplifying this because here is my result:

The red line is the line/arc that represents where I should be.

I know it's really cluttered, but I figure once I get this figured out I can just use this file as a template.

So obliviously .66666667 is too much of an increment.

Just playing with the numbers I found .59 is really close to what I need. But I don't know how to get there mathematically.

Does anyone know if I'm just completely over simplifying this, or am I doing something wrong in the math????

Please help!!

Thanks,

Bill

Not sure if it will work but I also attached a .gif depicting what I'm trying to accomplish.

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