Belts & Drives, Vol 3: Gears

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The latest volume in our e-book series of Belts & Drives will focus on gears. There are a variety of gears for all different types of mechanical functions. Some gears increase torque and others help redirect rotary function to linear function. This chapter will take a look into the different types of gears, the materials of gears, and how to design and implement gears into mechanical systems.

What's Inside

Learning gear essentials from Dudley’s handbook.

What’s the difference between spur, helical, bevel, and worm gears?

Considerations when using plastic gears.

Motion Design 101: gears and belts.

Tips for keeping gearheads cool.

Planetary gears – A review of basic design criteria and new options for sizing.

Carlos Gonzalez
Content Director, Informa, Machine Design

Carlos M. Gonzalez joined Penton Media Group in 2015. He achieved a B.S. mechanical engineering at Manhattan College and a M.S. in mechanical engineering at Columbia University. Prior to working for Penton Media, Carlos worked at Sikorsky Aircraft in their Hydraulics and Mechanical Flight Controls department; working on their S76D commercial and the Navy’s CH-53K aircraft programs.

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