An Easy Guide to Gear Cutting

Gear Cutting

Gear cutting is any machining process for creating a gear. The most common gear-cutting processes include hobby, broaching, milling and grinding. These cutting operations may occur either after or instead of performing processes such as forging, extruding, investment casting or sand casting.


There Are Various Types of Gear Cutting Including:

  • Spurs
  • Bevel
  • Helical
  • Moulded
  • Racks
  • Worm and worm wheels
  • Internal gears

 Gear Cutting

The Process of Broaching:

For larger gears, a vertical broach is used. It consists of a vertical rail that carrier s single tooth cutter formed to create the tooth shape. Some machines will cut to a depth on the Y-axis and index the rotary table automatically.


The Process of Hobbing:

Hobbing is a method which a hob is used to cut teeth into a blank gear. The cutter and blank gear are rotated at the same time to allocate the profile of the hob onto the gear blank. The hob must make one revolution to create every tooth of the gear. This process of gear cutting is used very often for all sizes of production runs but works best for medium to high.


The Process of Milling and Grinding:

A spur may be cut or ground on a milling machine utilising a gear cutter and any indexing head or rotary table. The number of the gear cutter is determined by the tooth count of the gear to be cut. To machine a helical gear on a manual machine, a true indexing fixture must be used. Indexing fixtures can disengage the drive worm and be attached via an external gear train to the machine table’s handle.

After the gear cutting has taken place and it is finished by shaving, burnishing, grinding, honing or lapping.

Commercial Properties and Commercial Heating Systems

Commercial Properties and Commercial Heating systems

As a business, when looking into all the different types of Commercial Heating systems it is important to research and compare the different commercial heating options that are out there.  This is important to find the most reliable and applicable heating system to have the maximum effect and efficiency needed to heat the property.

Find the Right Commercial Heating System

The research stage is essential for finding the right commercial heating system for your property. You need to take into careful consideration several things to make sure the central heating system chosen is the most effective unit for the property.

The commercial properties heating system needs to be able to sustain consistent cooling or heating. Take consideration into the size of the property and the system needed to function fully within the building. If it is a larger property such as a warehouse or factory you need a system that can easily reach the entire building. Also, the efficiency of the central heating system is an important factor. If it is a small office block or generally smaller property you want to get a certain amount of output for your company’s requirements, you must have the right-sized appliance working efficiently and cost-effectively in the space that it is required. Always make sure your commercial heating system is installed by expert professional gas engineers.

Types of Commercial Heating Systems include:

Warm Air commercial heating systems

The warm air commercial heating system is one of the most efficient and cost-effective commercial heating systems on the market today. The warm air heating system uses a boiler or heat exchanger to heat the air and then is circulated throughout the building using specialist vents for a greater reach across the whole property.

This particular heating system can usually be found within commercial buildings consisting of large office spaces including computer equipment as heat can be circulated instantly and easily controlled within the commercial property. Furthermore, the warm air commercial heating system, unlike wet heating, produces a drier heat removing moisture in the air.

Wet Heating Commercial Heating SystemCommercial Heating

This is one of the UK’s most popular commercial heating system available today. Most commercial properties with large open spaces, high ceilings and little insulation are not suited for warm air commercial heating as it is less effective and applicable to properties with the features mentioned above. Although this system works similarly to warm air conditioning Water is heated via a boiler and pumped through a sealed radiator system to heat rooms Instead of warm air, therefore wet heating systems are more cost-effective and economical to run in said properties.

Underfloor Heating

Underfloor heating is slowly becoming the most popular commercial heating option throughout both the domestic and commercial heating market. This is because huge advances in heat pump technology mean underfloor heating has become more efficient, more cost-effective and cheaper to install throughout the whole commercial property than it would be to install a wet heating commercial system. Underfloor heating can easily feed heated water through underfloor pipes to evenly distribute heat into each room and across the entire commercial building.

Made to Measure Wardrobes

We answer your fitted wardrobe questions – no matter how stupid you think they are!

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When installing a made to measure wardrobe, there are a lot of questions you might have. Often people are afraid to ask these questions for fear of being deemed stupid by their wardrobe fitters. Well, we’ve compiled some of the most commonly asked made to measure wardrobe questions so you don’t have to embarrass yourself.

Is it easy to remove fitted wardrobes?

A lot of people who are looking to install a made to measure wardrobe want to make sure they can go back on it if they’re not a fan. We’re here to tell you that although it is possible to remove your fitted wardrobe, it isn’t the easiest process. Removing a fitted wardrobe will require a crowbar and you will need to patch up the wall afterwards. We would say think carefully about fitting a bespoke wardrobe because removing it will not be easy.

Do fitted wardrobes have backs?

You can choose to have a back on your made to measure wardrobe but a lot of the time, people do not have a back as it wastes space. Something to think about when choosing whether to have a back on your bespoke wardrobe is whether you will want to repaint the wall as this will be on display when the wardrobe is fitted and how adding a back might reduce your storage space.

Are fitted wardrobes old fashioned?

When we found out that people were asking this question, we were shocked. Although the made to measure wardrobe has been around for centuries, people still seem to think that it can’t be modern and fancy. Well, to answer this question, all we can say is no, fitted wardrobes are not old fashioned.

Can you put fitted wardrobes on an outside wall?

You can put a fitted wardrobe on an outside wall but heed this warning, if your house has a problem with mould, building your fitted wardrobe against an outside wall could just perpetuate the issue. So, we would recommend choosing the back wall of your made to measure wardrobe carefully.

Are sliding wardrobes good?

We can answer this question with one word: yes. So, what are you waiting for? Get fitting your made to measure wardrobe today.

Things you might not know about your bike chain

A bike chain is one of the most essential bike parts. It transfers power from the pedals to the drive wheel of a bicycle and therefore propelling it. Without a bike chain, your bike wouldn’t function and therefore that is the reason why it is one of, if not the most important bike part.

When a bike chain is working properly, you don’t even realise it’s there – but when it’s not, it is more than likely the only thing you notice and only bike part you think about.

Bike Chain

Fact 1:

Some of the very first bikes didn’t have chains and even more interestingly, some still don’t. To move the bike forward, cyclists turned pedals attached directly to the front wheel. A cyclist using a bike like these could only increase their speed by either pedalling faster or replacing their front wheel with a large one. This is the reason why the penny-farthing bikes were created.

Fact 2:

Bicycle chains are more complicated than you expect. This is due to the fact that there are 116 links in a standard bike chain. If you are replacing a chain, you will need to adjust your chain depending on what type of bike you are riding. We advise you to use your old bike chain to match up the exact amount of links you will need on your new chain.

Fact 3:

How you ride your bike affects the life of your chain and therefore riding at a high cadence is not only more efficient but also cost-effective. If you pedal in high gears when they are not needed, it will put a lot of stress on the chain and as a result of this, significantly shorten its lifespan.

Above are the many reasons why a bike chain is such an important bike part.

If you have any questions about bike chains or any other bike parts, let us know and we will try to provide you as much accurate information regarding your query as possible.