Image icon  Forging and gear orientation

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Description: This is an image showing how to optimise the strength of a gear produced by forging. Material flow lines are orientated radially (a consequence of the forging process), give a unform strength in each tooth, compared to if the part had been produced by rolling.
Keywords: forging • die • open • closed • flash • metal • gear • cog • orientation • flow
Categories: Materials > Metals & alloys
Processes > Shaping
Processes > Shaping > Deformation > Forging
Applications > Transport
Created by: The Open University
Published by: The Open University
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Date created: 09 August 2010
Date added: 13 December 2010
Resource ID: 3274