Exploring Gear Design with Jeremy Fielding and 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Makers

Jeremy Fielding is passionate about drawing people into the world of engineering by breaking down complex projects into digestible, engaging lessons. His goal is simple: to inspire ideas and teach the skills needed to bring ideas to life. Jeremy’s fascination with all things mechanical means that a lot of his projects involve moving parts or elements that are mechanically intriguing. He doesn’t stop at mechanics; his projects often span multiple disciplines, covering electronics, motors, and programming as well.

If you’re as excited about gears and intricate mechanisms as Jeremy, or you just want to understand the mechanics behind the machines you use every day, you’re in for a treat. In his latest video How to Make Gears for Beginners, Jeremy’s makes gear design look not only manageable but genuinely exciting.

Here’s a sneak peek into his process that will leave you eager to watch the full video.

Custom Gear Design: The Ultimate Maker’s Challenge

Gears might seem like basic components, but they are the backbone of countless machines and gadgets. They convert motion, manage force, and make complex tasks easier. From the delicate gears in a watch to the robust gears in industrial machinery, understanding their design can open endless possibilities for innovation and creativity.

Whether you’re designing a CNC table saw or a laser-cut custom clock, the first step is understanding gear profiles and spacing. To illustrate this, Jeremy shares his laser-cut clock. By dissecting the clock’s gear train, Jeremy explains how to design, space, and integrate gears into a project. His explanations make complex concepts like gear ratios and pitch diameters easy to grasp.

Gear Design Made Simple with SOLIDWORKS

One of the tools Jeremy uses to make gear design so approachable is the SOLIDWORKS gear generator. This tool is a game-changer, simplifying the creation of precise gear profiles. Jeremy walks you through accessing the tool, configuring gear properties, and adjusting crucial parameters like diametrical pitch. If you’re new to gear design or looking to refine your skills, this section alone is worth your time.

Assembling Your Gears: Tips and Tricks

Once you’ve designed your gears, assembling them correctly is the next challenge. Jeremy’s clock project serves as a perfect case study.

He emphasizes starting with sketches to position gears accurately, ensuring they mesh properly. Layer by layer, he demonstrates how to integrate gears into your assembly, considering factors like gear ratios and placement precision.

Real-World Application: CNC Table Saw

To share the versatility of 3D-printed gears, Jeremy also walks through his CNC table saw project. From the automated fence to the blade tilt mechanism, every aspect is driven by custom gears designed in SOLIDWORKS. His practical tips on material selection and gear thickness are invaluable for anyone tackling similar projects.

Why You Should Watch Jeremy’s Full Video

Jeremy’s hands-on approach and clear explanations make complex engineering concepts accessible. By watching his video, How to Make Gears for Beginners, you’ll see Jeremy’s full process in action and learn about gear design while also gaining insight into how to bring your own creative ideas to life using 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Makers.


Affordable Tools for Every Maker

Jeremy’s excitement is evident when he talks about 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Makers. At just $48 a year—or $38/year with Jeremy’s special discount—this tool offers hobbyists access to professional-grade CAD tools, including 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS, xDesign, and xShape, making it easier for anyone to bring their creative ideas to life. Whether you want to enhance your maker projects, or tackle a new hobby, there’s no better time to explore the possibilities of 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Makers for your next project.

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SolidWorks products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SolidWorks focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life.