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Joining bronze gear to bronze shaft

I'd like to build a scale model catapult, and I'm building a tensioning/ratchet system similar to what is shown in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi4p8ZR4n28 The ratchet gear in the video ...
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Geared stepper motor engage/disengage mechanism

I'm trying to come up with an engage/disengage mechanism for my stepper motor. It will be connected to something that I'd like to be able to move manually as well, and since it's a geared stepper ...
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How to calculate perimeter of spur gear?

I'm in need of some gears, but having them made by a machinist is very expensive so I'm planning to have them laser cut. Loads are reasonably low for any grade of steel, so I'm hoping it should be ...
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Mechanical mechanism that regulates gear's rotational velocity

Please do note that I am a civil engineer not a mechanical engineer. I have a gear that rotates at a speed that varies with time. Usually, it rotates at speeds higher than the desired speed. Is there ...
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How can I add the torque of multiple gears?

If I have 3 gears meshed with a gear in the center of the 3 gears as shown in the picture. all of those 3 gears are connected to different power sources. They are free to rotate in the same direction ...
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Does the amount of torque that can be transferred from wheel to rod change based on the distance of the connection to the rim of the wheel

Let's say I have a rod that I need rotating, like in a regular crank mechanism: Now, the motor I use is too weak to generate the required amount of torque to move the mechanism. So I put a gear with ...
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Sign convention for angular velocities in 3D gear train

Consider a Humpage gear train shown above. We are viewing the gear train from right and gear B is rotating in clockwise direction. If we consider clockwise direction as positive what will be the sign ...
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Velocity or Speed Ratios in Gears and Gear Trains

I have seen the different definitions of the velocity ratio for Gears and Gear trains. I have referred a book called Theory of machines by S. S. Ratan. In that book the definitions are as following: ...
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Do gears affect top speed?

Do more gears affect the top speed/acceleration of the car in any way? I know the gears won't increase hp since more gears would increase RPM but would decrease torque.
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XL timing belt missing Dimension!

I'm trying to design and 3d print a XL pulley. I think there is a missing dimension that I can't find in the spec tables. we've got pitch circle, teeth height, belt thickness... but I can't find ...
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How to calculate this gear ratio?

I have built a little gearbox to reduce the RPM and increase the torque, that is composed of 8 gears that are all equal: they have 12 teeth "in the small side" that transfers the motion to ...
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How to evaluate motor rating?

I am trying to determine what type of motor to buy that can spin my load at high speeds without overloading it, but really, evaluating this is not my forte. I know this is not sufficient information ...
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Gear Oil HP 85w-140 vs HP-140

I have a 4 Stroke scooter 150cc (SYM JET-14). Manufacturer recommends 85w-140 gear oil. The price difference between 85w-140 and single grade 140 is tremendous. Given that in my country and during ...
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What is a good approach on creating a custom robotics gearbox

I would like to put together a custom gearbox of the scale of around 50mmx30mmx30mm to fix a gadget that I am designing. My question is how should I approach producing this? Should I design components ...
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Belt Drive Shaft - What Profile is This?

I'm trying to source a similar extruded aluminum round profile, that I can attach a belt to, as in the pic below. The shaft will turn and pull on that belt. I looked at the 80-20 extrusions and ...
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Best DIY material for a high-torque cog or gear?

I am making a gear/cog to attach to a high torque stepper motor. I can realistically make it out of the following variety of materials: 3D printer PLA/PLA+ etc. layered PLA/PLA+ and fiberglass made ...
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How does a (pulley based) continuous variable transmission (CVT) work?

How does the (pulley based) CVT achieve the following? no requirement for a clutch fuel economy smooth gear transition
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Dividing torque of one axle to three in varying proportions [closed]

I want to power a small mechanical monstrosity, which performs three tasks that require three separate axles. For the powering, there's a hand-operated crankshaft connected to the primary axle that ...
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How should I lubricate my gears?

I am doing an experiment testing different types of gears, the gears are fairly small, with gear 1 being approx. 35mm in diameter and gear 2 being 45mm in diameter, and both are meshed together, there ...
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AutoDesk Inventor Export Dimensions from Design Accelerator Generated Spur Gear

I'm working on modeling a turret-like mechanism in AutoDesk Inventor. Part of my design involves a rotating table. In order to accomplish this, I used the spur gear tool to generate a set of spur ...
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How does the diameter of a worm gear affect the amount of force needed to turn it

Can anyone help inform a discussion I'm having with fellow modellers on a model railway forum? I have a locomotive powered by an electric motor turning a 20mm diameter worm gear meshing with a spur ...
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Friction losses between spur gears: less teeth are better than many teeth?

In my project, a little Nema11 stepper motor turns for max +/-90° an handle. When the windings of the motor are not energized, the handle can be manually rotated by a human operator. The load is not ...
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Bi-directional gearbox

I want to design and create a gearbox that allows an input shaft to be continuously rotating in one direction, while the output shaft rotates one full turn in the same direction but then half a turn ...
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What joint can I use for two thin parallel shafts to transmit both rotational and and linear power (in the axis of the shaft)?

I am here regarding a personal project but I am not a mech engineer. The shaft is a watch stem that is displaced from the crown stem. The two shafts are positioned like in the photo below but are 0....
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Wierd faulty gearbox FFT

I am working with a public dataset (mentioned in few papers) of vibration measurements of broken and healthy gearbox under various load. Most of the measured channels posses the same parameters no ...
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static friction of gear pair

Im working on a project that has gearing system integrated. From my simulation results im dealing with a relatively small amount of input force at the gearbox and would like to know if the force would ...
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Mechanical Engineering: How To Amplify Kinetic Energy In Axial Rotational Gear Machinery? [closed]

When I originally posted this question 2021-04-08, I was inspired by pulley physics, especially after viewing these videos at this link and this link and this link. It is not necessary to go to these ...
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Gear configuration for a legged hexapod

I have an assignment for my Mobile Robotics course to design the drive mechanism for a legged hexapod and demonstrate its gait in motion. The idea is to design the hexapod as per the following ...
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How is the sliding velocity between two spiral gears derived?

How is the component of the velocity along the tooth equal to Vsinα for both the meshing gears? Making the relative sliding velocity Vs = V1sinα + V1sinα
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How is the equivalent spur gear diameter of a helical gear equal to (d/cos^2α)?

The book I've got says that the equivalent spur gear radius(re) = (Semi-major axis)^2/(Semi-minor axis) of the ellipse made by the cut-section normal to the teeth of the helical gear. There is no ...
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Criteria for gear design

Updated with comments/answers from community to make more complete I'm trying to understand why gears are designed in some specific way instead of another. So far my understanding is that: energy is ...
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Motor Torque Required in a Reciprocating Compressor

I am working on a Univerity project involving a reciprocating compressor and I am having trouble verifying the motor's torque requirements. I am relatively happy with my calculation method, however, ...
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Can a face gear be designed with symmetrical teeth to enable the pinon to slide inwards-outwards?

A face gear tooth is asymmetrical (designed on Kissoft) in the direction towards the center vs the rim of the face gear. . The pinon, on the other hand, is symmetrical along its tooth length. Would it ...
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How to scale up a gear's diameter, increasing number of teeth and keeping teeth size constant?

I'm trying to use a gear system to run a rotating circuit board which will be attached to the larger of two gears. I have a set smaller gear for the rotation which has 0.350" diameter gear with ...
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How do I calculate the ideal travel distance of the ball screw per revolution of the stepper or per step for the following hardware?

Question How do I calculate the ideal travel distance of the ball screw per revolution of the stepper / per step for the following hardware (I believe this is called the lead)? Background I have a pre-...
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Calculating the output torque of a two-input epicyclic gear system

For a simple planetary gear system with a single input shaft of a known torque, the output torques of the other two shaft can be calculated using the equations below (for a steady state system). If I ...
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How does this SpaceX Starlink ground station antenna's gear mechanism move it in both altitude and azimuth?

Ars Technica's Teardown of “Dishy McFlatface,” the SpaceX Starlink user terminal links to the YouTube video Starlink Teardown: DISHY DESTROYED! and a screenshot from there is shown below. There are ...
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Sprokets on rotating body

Sorry I'm having a migrane and can't think rn, which is why I am posting such a basic question for confirmation... The above diagram shows two sprockets on a beam which is attached to a driven gear. ...
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What is the angle of twist in end point A?

Can anyone please explain this question to me? I am okay with answering a gear assembly with 2 gears at a time. But the third one here is confusing me.
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What are the limits of small 3D printed gears?

How much tangential force should I expect a 10~20mm pitch diameter/1.5mm gear module 3D printed rack and pinion system to support without breaking nor sliding?
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Does it matter what direction a herringbone gear turns?

Obviously, the forces and pressures should mostly be the same, but just in reverse. But when play, flex, and such are accounted for, are there any subtle differences to having a herringbone gear turn ...
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Involute Gear Tooth Width Explanation

I was reading: https://www.tec-science.com/mechanical-power-transmission/involute-gear/geometry-of-involute-gears/ Which goes over construction of involute gears, Everything else makes sense but I am ...
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How do I interpret this DC motor datasheet?

Problem summary: I need to produce about 0.289 Nm with a rack and pinion system and compress 24 mm of a 110 mm x 21.6 mm, 0.99 N/mm steel spring. I thought about using with a 10mm pitch diameter gear ...
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Advice on spring launcher project

I found an ingenious design of a spring ball launcher on grabcad and I'm interested in adapting it to accelerate a $43.7 \mathrm{~mm}$ diameter, $45 \mathrm{~g}$ golf ball enough to reach $65.5 \...
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What generates more friction? Spur gears or a timing belt?

In my project a knob (usually rotated by hand) can be turned also by a stepper motor. On the other hand, when the motor is not energized, the knob can be rotated manually as normally. To transmit the ...
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Right angle gearbox, proper name or design

I'm looking for right angle gearbox, but everything is horrible expensive or in parts like two bevel gears from aliexpress. Where I can find or how to name transmission like this in the picture but in ...
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Gears with tilting shafts

I am looking for the following mechanism: A pair of gears initially in side-by-side arrangement. The shaft of the first gear is fixed to a first plate. The shaft of the second gear is fixed to a ...
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one way bearing in solidworks

I'm relatively new to solidworks and i would like to know if there is a way to mate a bearing in solidworks such that it acts as a one way bearing. In the rack and pinion setup in the figure, the rack ...
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Designing a hypoid gear set for 3D printing

I want to design a hypoid gear set with a ratio 2:1 for 3D printing with an ofset of 8 mm but I do not know where to start. Otvinta.com has a calculator and a tutorial to go with it but the gears do ...
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Automatic compression of springs

I am trying to design something for a friend, but am struggling to come up with the mechanics. Can you help? So imagine a long extendable pole, like a bow staff. Imagine after pulling out a "peg&...

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