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    Lead screws

    Hello
    How do lead screws work and how can they create Linear motion?

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    Technical Fellow jboggs's Avatar
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    Homework question?

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    See:

    AGMA Worm and Spur Gwar Design Equations and Calculator

    https://www.engineersedge.com/calcul...tors_15310.htm
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    Lead screw is just another word for a threaded rod on a bearing. Also called a power screw, translation screw which translates rotation into linear motion.

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