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The Anatomy of A Spur Gear

May 08, 2024
Top-notch spur gears from True Gear & Spline Ltd. in Cambridge, ON

Custom gear manufacturing is a thriving industry. This is mainly because many machinery and industrial equipment cannot function without gears. The world as we know will come to a standstill without gears. Helical, bevel, ground, and worm are different gear types. However, one gear in particular beats the competition in terms of effectiveness and simplicity. Yes, we are talking about spur gear. It offers seamless torque transfer between mechanical components, making it highly sought after. In this blog, we briefly discuss the anatomy of a spur gear to better understand its functioning. Read this blog until the end to make an informed decision.


Understanding The Anatomy of A Spur Gear

A spur gear's simple design makes it effective and easy to manufacture. This gear is a cylindrical wheel with evenly spaced teeth around its circumference. The teeth play a crucial role in transferring torque between mechanical components. Since they are evenly spaced, they seamlessly mesh with other gears. 


Gear manufacturers use tough metals to make spur gear blank. This ensures the gear doesn't chip or break easily even under high-stress situations. What's more? The custom gear manufacturers take into consideration various factors like pitch circle, addendum, and dedendum


Modern gear manufacturers use CNC machines to manufacture custom spur gears with precise backlash, tolerances, and accurate pressure angles. The margin for error is very low in gear manufacturing. Hence, you should trust only experienced gear manufacturers for your custom gear manufacturing needs. 


True Gear & Spline Ltd. is a gear manufacturer with a proven track record. Our facility in Cambridge, ON, is equipped with state-of-the-art CNC machines and equipment. The combination of cutting-edge technology and an experienced workforce allows us to manufacture custom gears and splined shafts with a quick turnaround time. Call 1-877-270-9985 to get a free quote or place an order.