When designing gears is the number of teeth better at even or odd?
We are developing a tool to make (basically) corrugated strips... I've researched Link (http://www.eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=247494) I like even numbers both for aesthetics and mathematics but am curious for an actual reasoning. Odd's and primary numbers(odds again , except for 2) seem to have merit for resonance and harmonics (which do NOT apply). Just curious what anyone thinks.
Dick, in terms of gear making I'd say an odd or better a primary toothed gear is important in terms of wear and harmonics (more so at high speed) but for in the case of forming a corrugated strip
Let your artsy side shine threw and go with the even teeth