diametral pitch


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diametral pitch

[dī′am·ə·trəl ′pich]
(design engineering)
A gear tooth design factor expressed as the ratio of the number of teeth to the diameter of the pitch circle measured in inches.
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One part required 27 involute splines (30 index), 11 diametral pitch, 30 deg pressure angle, 2.7272 pitch diameter, and 1.150" length of cut in 1053 mild steel.
The more conventional method meant increasing the diametral pitches of each gear.
This allows the diametral pitches to be close in value, minimizing the chance for interference problems.