Gear racks are paths through which gears
, also referred to as pinions, move. They convert the circular motion of the pinions into linear motion
. A gear rack set normally consists of a rod with teeth indented on one side. Straight or helical cuts are used to make these teeth with the latter appearing as diagonal cuts. Helical cut gear racks are preferred over straight cuts because they are more silent and provide larger loading capacities. The teeth on gear racks are spaced differently to fit different pinion sizes. Gear racks are used in many machines as well as in industries. Material used to make this include plastic, steel, iron, other metal and alloys. Depending on the nature of the work they are meant to accomplish, different qualities such as weight, rigidity and structure should be highly considered.
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