The manufacturing ways of worms are roughly divided among cutting, heat plastic worm gear treated and ground after cutting and rolling. And for worm wheels, they are often roughly divided among cutting tooth, cutting tooth after casting, and the teeth cutting after the outdoors rim is cast around the center of the blank.

As for the materials for worm gears, for worms: structural carbon metal (S45C, etc.), structural alloy metal (SCM415, etc.), stainless and cast iron happen to be employed; and for worm wheels: cast iron (FC200, etc.), non-ferrous metals such as for example phosphor bronze and specialized bronze (nickel bronze, aluminum bronze, etc.), engineering plastics such as for example MC Nylon, etc. Because the combination of resources for worms and worm wheels impacts the allowable transmission induce and lubrication strategies, the decision of mating components requires careful consideration. Also, related to the friction of tooth, a harder material for worm than worm wheel is generally used.

Ordinarily the lead angles of the right and remaining tooth surface of a worm will be the same. However in duplex worm gears, they are created so that the tooth thickness of the worm alterations continuously in the axial path so that by shifting the worm axially with shims, it becomes possible to modify the backlash.

If a worm gear is used, a large speed decrease can be acquired in a concise space in comparison to using spur gears. Generally, the worm is employed to carefully turn the worm steering wheel. However when the lead angle is particularly small, the worm steering wheel can not turn the worm and it is referred to as its self locking characteristic. This can be utilized effectively in a few applications but it can’t be called best preventative for invert driving. (When the lead angle is definitely large, you’ll be able to flip the worm with the worm steering wheel.) Furthermore, there are many advantages to worm gears such as for example low noise and vibration, but due to the significant sliding at the tooth areas (sliding contact), the performance is low. (For cylindrical worm gears, the general efficiency is about 30-90%.) Also, there are drawbacks such as they tend to have problems with tooth surface heat seizure.