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Title: laser cutting 15 degree helical herringbone gears
Post by: Dan Mauch on December 31, 2017, 03:32:37 PM
 Here is a video of making herringbo ne gear halves https://youtu.be/N4BpWN26Iy0  I solved the calculati on problem by simply using the jog button in laserwork s to jog to the centerlin e and then out to the edge. It is fairly simple to do that then add 1/2 the width of the tooth for the start position after the b axis is rotated 15 degrees.

Dan Mauch


Title: Re: laser cutting 15 degree helical herringbone gears
Post by: ArtF on January 01, 2018, 08:49:50 AM
Dan:

 I suspect your right, I don't think Ive ever seen a proper involutio n herringbo ne
cut by laser before, and it took a bit of ingenuity on your part to do it.

  On my system run by Auggie I suppose I could do it all, as it will control
the laser as well, so its a technique that I may be able to use one day, I
hadn't considere d tilt table as a general utility. :)

   You know Dan, you've been helping me out since about June 2001 when I
sent you the first distribut ors license for Mach3. Thats 17 years of being
 there with help,information, even business advice way back when.
For all that let me say Thank you, and I hope the new year is a great
one for you. We've both come a long way in 17 years. :)

Art


Title: Re: laser cutting 15 degree helical herringbone gears
Post by: Dan Mauch on January 01, 2018, 12:32:43 PM
  Thank you so much for those kind words. But it is I that needs to thank you for everythin g you have done with mach3, and gearotics . I could have never accomplis hed some of the things I have built using you awesome software. Keep up the great work.
I intend to do a detailed write up for the Digital Machinist Magazine and will acknowled ge  how awesome GM3 is.
Dan Mauch

Dan:

 I suspect your right, I don't think Ive ever seen a proper involutio n herringbo ne
cut by laser before, and it took a bit of ingenuity on your part to do it.

  On my system run by Auggie I suppose I could do it all, as it will control
the laser as well, so its a technique that I may be able to use one day, I
hadn't considere d tilt table as a general utility. :)

   You know Dan, you've been helping me out since about June 2001 when I
sent you the first distribut ors license for Mach3. Thats 17 years of being
 there with help,information, even business advice way back when.
For all that let me say Thank you, and I hope the new year is a great
one for you. We've both come a long way in 17 years. :)

Art