## GT2, GT3 and GT5 Timing Gear Creator

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looo
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### Re: GT2, GT3 and GT5 Timing Gear Creator

Ok, some more inspections of the geometry gives some more hedeache:

Regarding the script:

....
# r0 - Inner circle radius
# r1 - Side circle radius that define the side of a tooth
# rs - Small circle radius that define the corner of a tooth
...

'r0': 0.555,
'r1': 1.0,
'rs': 0.15
But creating a gt2 timing gear I see some differences:
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Are the diameter of the arcs somehow related to other parameters like number of teeth?
looo
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### Re: GT2, GT3 and GT5 Timing Gear Creator

I get this geometry when applying tangential constraints and use the diameters as given (still there is one dof open). Befor copying the timing gear generator to freecad.gears I would like to make sure we have a correct geometry, So if anyone comes across a good drawing of a timing gear, please add a link to this topic.
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kisolre
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### Re: GT2, GT3 and GT5 Timing Gear Creator

Here are some drawings for a belt. This is what should be searched. The geometry of the belt that will ride on the gear. Or at least I think that
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looo
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### Re: GT2, GT3 and GT5 Timing Gear Creator

thanks. Still, there are some differences compared to the gt-macro:
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Feel free to review.
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chrisb
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### Re: GT2, GT3 and GT5 Timing Gear Creator

From other belts (DIN 7721-1) it seems that the pulleys are not exact counterparts of the belt. Misumi offers the GT2 pulleys as CAD downloads. Anyone having an account there?
UR_
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### Re: GT2, GT3 and GT5 Timing Gear Creator

Because timing belt pulleys are manufactured by hob milling, I think resulting tooth profile isn't made of any lines or arcs.

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kisolre
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### Re: GT2, GT3 and GT5 Timing Gear Creator

Involute in gears is made with trapezoidal tool profile. With right tool you can make any profile with arcs, ...
looo
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### Re: GT2, GT3 and GT5 Timing Gear Creator

So you are saying that the belt-profile should be used to compute gears profile? Similar to involute gears.
kisolre
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### Re: GT2, GT3 and GT5 Timing Gear Creator

looo
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### Re: GT2, GT3 and GT5 Timing Gear Creator

gives a slightly different result compared to the macro:
(red = macro)

But still, there is quite some difference to the sketch posted above.
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