Brass H62 Hot Extrusion of Micro Gear
Gears are very important and widely used driving components in mechanical instruments, and the demands of micro-gears are increasing more and more active as the MEMS technology develops in recent years. In this paper, a brass micro gear, which modulus m = 0.125 mm, pressure angle α = 20°, number of teeth z = 6, addendum circle diameter d = 1 mm, hot extruded from brass H62 billet with size Φ3×3 mm at 650°C was studied by experimental method. The microstructure of the micro gear was observed by scanning electron microscope and optical microscope, and the conclusions are as follows: the fiber flow lines within the micro-gear were formed by the extrusion, so that the anisotropic mechanical properties of the micro-gear was happened; The tissue distribution of micro-gear was that, the surface of the gear is almost entirely α-phase, while the internal part of the gear was the mixture of α-phase and β-phase, because the α-phase with lower hardness flowing outward to the surface of the gear during the extrusion process.
Jitai Niu and Guangtao Zhou
X. R. Liu and X. D. Zhou, "Brass H62 Hot Extrusion of Micro Gear", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 704-705, pp. 236-239, 2012