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The importance of gears in everyday products and processes cannot be understated; selection and specification should not be left to amateurs. Gears are very good at what they do, transmitting motion and direction. They have been an unsung bedrock of technology since ancient times.
Back in “BC time,” the choices were few and work had to be done by talented craftsmen. Today, the choices are many! Proper gear design and selection should be based on specifications as to design intent, material, heat treating, plating, and more. Don’t let a gear train failure be the downfall of your product! Let the experienced product development team at bb7 help you!
This month’s boggler celebrates gears! Can you solve it?
Just for you gear geeks, a couple detailed images of the Antikythera mechanism. Considered the world’s first computer, the Antikythera mechanism was used to calculate dates and predict astronomical phenomena. Experts date it back to 150-100 BC!