Designing Lens Gear Rings for Cinema

We can use parametric modeling in Fusion 360 to generate the gear teeth, and adjust the inner diameter to match the focus diameter of the lens.

The simplest and fastest solution is the included gear script in Fusion 360 (it doesn’t indicate gear “module”(e.g. 32p), but as that is merely a reference number, it can be easily determined by the gear properties anyway).

Measuring Lenses
https://followfocusgears.com/pages/custom-gears

Common specs for cinema follow focus gear rings are 0.8 Module (32 Pitch), with more or less teeth depending on lens focus ring diameter and/or desired “resolution”.(You can create a lens ring wiht finer control by making the outer diameter larger, and a proper relative amount of teeth.

https://blog.misumiusa.com/understanding-gear-profile-and-gear-module/

https://blog.misumiusa.com/understanding-gear-profile-and-gear-module/

“Simplified, 48P, 32P, 0.8 mod, and 1.0 mod are measures of gear tooth size and are referenced to one inch or 25.4mm of pitch diameter. They express a ratio, with the P numbers being the numerator (top number) of the fraction and 25.4 being the denominator (bottom number) OR the mod values being the denominator and 25.4 being the numerator. So:
48P/25.4 = 0.5288m
32P/25.4 = 0.7938m
25.4/0.8m = 31.7653P
25.4/1.0m = 25.4P

I have listed them in order of ascending tooth size. Having larger teeth does lend more strength and a certain amount of mesh forgiveness, but it also reduces efficiency. On a severely overpowered Rustler or Bandit, switching to 32P/0.8 mod or even 1.0 mod may be necessary for spur gear longevity, but you’ll likely have to upgrade all other driveline parts before you must make the change.
I KNOW others will disagree. (And that’s O-KAY.)”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgTFgSA2Mqo

http://a360.co/2wQWM9B

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