Registered: 1444086789 Posts: 21
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We are trying to make gears for the first time and would appreciate any advice. We have noticed that many (most) teams use what they describe as a cage gear (made of bolts secured between 2 discs of plastic) connected to a spur gear (made of plastic or wood) rather than 2 spur gears. We have been searching for a tutorial on how to make them and align them, but have been unable. Does anyone have advice or a link to a tutorial?
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My team was considering 3D printing two gears for use in a claw. Not sure how many/what size you need to see if that would work for your TCP. Following this post to see other ideas.
(I'm not sure where you're located, but if 3D printing would work and there is not one available at your school, I know where many public use ones are available at libraries. I teach 3D modeling and we won the TCEA 3D Design comp last year. I would be happy to help in any way I can!)
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Woodgears.ca has template generator. Try minimum 6mm tooth size and minimum 12 tooth small gear.