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The Manufacturing Process of Spur Gears

April 11, 2019

The Manufacturing Process of Spur Gears


Spur gears are the most common type of gear manufactured. Since the spur variant is so common, it’s a good idea to learn how they are manufactured. Here’s a quick guide to let you know what the manufacturing process consists of.


Creation of the gear blank

To begin the process, raw materials are brought in from various suppliers. Once the material for the gear has been selected, it will be processed into a blank. To create a gear blank, the materials are cut to the appropriate size through a sawing process. After sawing, the material undergoes a turning process which is done with a lathe. After these steps are completed, the gear blank is ready to be cut.

Gear Cutting

To create a gear from a gear blank, it requires a specific cutting technique. In order to cut the blank, there are various methods that manufacturers can employ. Hobbing is the most common method that is utilized in the cutting process due to its versatility and efficiency. A hobbing machine is used in order to create the gear teeth in a quick and accurate manner. The hobbing process often leaves burrs on the teeth. To remove the burrs, a deburring machine is used in order to give a clean and polished look.


The Finishing Touch

Finishing is crucial if you want your gears to have a long lifespan. Considering that spur gears can be exposed to corrosive substances, applying the proper finish can provide ample protection. One effective way to prevent rust on spur gears is to coat them in a black oxide finish. After applying the necessary finish, the gear is finally complete and ready for distribution. To ensure deliveries are all in perfect condition upon arrival, every gear is individually packaged.


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