Originally Posted by Akash Rastogi
Jake, what method were you using to cut your gears in house? Are they stacked plate gears?
Also, you said your team had 2 speed transmissions optimized for your swerve, what iterations did your transmissions go through in order to optimize for a swerve?
Thanks for all the great insight!
Originally Posted by R.C.
I believe it was cut using the 4th axis (Tormach CNC?). They were definitely not stacked gears and were pocketed very nicely.
We cut our gears using a Tormaq CNC mill equipped with a 4th axis. The gears are cut using involute spur-gear cutters. Below is a McMaster-Carr link where you can order the type of gear cutters we use. I have also included a picture of a gear cutter below.
We buy round stock and from that we make gear stock. I have included a sample picture of a piece of gear stock below.
In order to make the gear stock, we use the process shown in the video link posted below. In the video, however, they are making a single gear. We use this same process to make an entire piece of gear stock. After we make the gear stock, we part it off in a lathe to make the individual gears.