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Gear design Answered

Hello there, I was wondering if you could help me: I need a simple program to design a basic gear, a pair of twin wheels. I need to set the number of cogs and the diameter of the wheels; this mechanism has to be as tight as possible. The idea is to print the wheels on paper and then cut a metal sheet accordingly; can you tell me a way to transfer the image directly on the metal? That would be of great help... Thanks.

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11010010110
11010010110

12 years ago

if you use sheet metal you have to cut it in a way that does not bend it. if its bent the gears wont remain in 1 plane i think any vector graphics software (even power point) is ok if you can keep the shapes exact and correctly centered. you need your printer to keep width / height proportions perfectly first experiment on cardboard and then on the metal cutting a stencil from the print and spraying it lightly with graffiti may just be sufficient. dont spray much so it wont soak under the stencil

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kelseymh
kelseymh

12 years ago

Google Is Your Friend You may need to go to page 2 to find non-commerical packages.

For transferring to metal, check out some of the acid etching I'bles, such as this one. Searching is your friend.