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  1. jhayar25

    jhayar25

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    wht kinds of metal i want to make a gears what is name of hard metal...pls help
     
  2. CocaCola

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    Being hard doesn't automatically make it good gear material, in fact many gears are made of softer metals...

    But, if you want a generic answer "steel"
     
  3. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    Brass!
     
  4. War_Spigot

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    From wikipedia:
     
  5. duke37

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    Car gearboxes use hardened steel gears.
    Old clocks use brass wheels meshing onto steel pinions. The hard steel wears faster than the brass.
    Car differentials used to use bronze worms onto steel gears.
    The windmill close to where I live uses wooden gears, I have forgotten the type of wood but holly was used for bearings.
     
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