MatterHackers Gear Creator
With Gear Creator you can seamlessly create perfect involute gears inside MatterControl. Just drag a gear object to the print bed and specify the Height, Tooth Count, and Pitch, and if you need more advanced features you can also adjust the Pressure Angle, Clearance and Backlash. When you need to create custom mechanical designs, Gear Creator is the perfect addition for MatterControl.
Gear creator is the easiest and most complete way to create involute gears. It allows for the customization of Height, Tooth Count, Pitch, Pressure Angle, Clearance and Backlash.
Involute gears are the most common system used for gears in the world. They ensure that all gears, regardless of tooth count, mate together perfectly as long as they have the same Pressure Angle and Pitch. Involute gears ensure mating gears have a single line of force during the entire rotation of the gear. This mechanical property is critical for creating functional, long lasting gears.
Note: If you have a subscription to MatterControl Pro Gear Creator is already included.
Just drag a gear object to the print bed and specify the Height, Tooth Count, and Pitch, and if you need more advanced features you can also adjust the Pressure Angle, Clearance and Backlash.
When used with the other design tools of MatterControl very advanced gears can easily be created. Below you can see the affect of adding a twist to two different gears. Each of these gears has had the twist operation set to a rotation distance of 5 and one of them has the rotation direction reversed. These types of advanced editing features can easily add to the utility of gears you can create for any project.
Here you can see two gears that have had a twist operation applied to them
MatterControl User Guide
Visit the MatterControl User Guide for more information and help with MatterControl. The guide is always being updated and should be useful for getting started.
MatterControl User Guide: https://www.matterhackers.com/mattercontrol/support
- Operating System: Windows 10
- Processor: 64bit, 3 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor
- RAM: 6 GB
- Hard Disk Space: 100GB
- Graphics Card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
- Display: 1024 x 768 or higher
To enable Gear Creator:
- Install MatterControl
- Login to the account you purchased with
- You may need to logout and back in if Gear Creator is not unlocked
- You can find Gear Creator in the Library under Pro Tools
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