An Interesting Look at the Spur Gear

Written by Wall Street News on December 9th, 2013. Posted in Gear cutting, Gear manufacturing companies, Gear manufacturing methods

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Did you know that gears are one of the oldest tools that are used to transmit motion? There are many different types of gears available for numerous uses. Take a look at some of the more common gears out there.

A gear, otherwise known as a cogwheel, is generally a circular piece of metal with teeth. When it is meshed with another gear or piece of machinery, it allows for the transmission of torque. A bevel gear is shaped like a right circular cone. Like a spur gear, this bevel gear is versatile become it allows you to change the operating angle of the gear. Cast iron is one of the most popular materials used to make bevel gears and spur gears because it is durable, and it does not wear easily.

Spur gears, as we mentioned are also very common. These gears are also known as straight cut gears and ar