List of Mechanical Parts and Assemblies
Machine elements are basic mechanical parts and features utilized as the building blocks of most of the machines.Most are standardized to common sizes, still customs are also popular for specialized applications.
Structural components such as frame members, bearings, axles, splines, fasteners, seals, and lubricants,
mechanisms that handle flow in different ways such as gear trains, belt or chain drives, linkages, cam and follower systems, which includes brakes and clutches, and control components such as buttons, switches, indicators, sensors, actuators and computer controllers.
While basically not viewed as to be a machine element, the shape, texture and colour of covers are an significant part of a machine that offer a styling and operational interface in between the mechanical components of a machine and its end users.
Machine components may be features of a part (such as screw threads or integral plain bearings) or they may be discrete parts in and of them selves such as wheels, axles, pulleys, rolling-element bearings, or gears. All of the basic machines may be pointed out as machine elements, and many machine components incorporate concepts of one or even more simple machines. For example, a leadscrew includes a screw thread, which is an inclined plane wrapped around a cylinder.
Several mechanical design, invention, and engineering projects incorporate a knowledge of various machine elements and an intelligent and creative combining of these elements into a component or assembly that fills a need (serves an application).