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GEAR AND SPLINE 101

So you have a gear (or a spline) and you don’t know what it is. Three basic things you should ask, what are the Pitch, Pressure Angle, and Circular Tooth Thickness. In all involute system gearing, these features define how the gear is made and are useful to understand...

GEAR AND SPLINE 201

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a “gear” and a “spline”? Or what a “Stub Tooth” is? If so, you might find the attached TechBit useful and informative. Please consider Doppler Gear for your next gear cutting, broaching or splining requirement....

DIN 5480 SPLINE DECODER

Due to numerous requests, we put together this simple decoder to help identify the basic features of this common type of German spline. DIN 5480 can be confusing to those familiar with ANSI and ISO involute splines as it is based around the concept of a “Reference...