Plastic Gear Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides a detailed list of plastic gear manufacturers and suppliers. Find plastic gear companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture plastic gears to your specifications. Peruse our website to review and discover top plastic gear manufacturers with roll over ads and complete product descriptions. Connect with the plastic gear companies through our hassle-free and efficient request for quote form. You are provided company profiles, website links, locations, phone numbers, product videos, and product information. Read reviews and stay informed with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of large plastic gears, plastic replacement gears, and plastic clock gears of every type, IQS is the premier source for you.

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  • Consider Plastic

    With the prevalence of multiple types of gear systems in thousands of industries, there is a lot to consider if you are deciding on a type of gear to use in your own machines. One type of gear that is rather popular in its own right is the plastic gear. You will find plastic gears in all sorts of places, from watches to children's toys, to copy machines. In conjunction with the plastic gear's presence in lots of different types of machines, the plastic gears themselves come in different sizes....

  • Metal vs Plastic Gears

    In most people's minds, metal gears are significantly better than plastic gears. A plastic gear is seen as weak and likely to break at any moment. However, there are actually many cases where using plastic gears instead of metal gears can actually provide many benefits. Consider the following potential benefits of a plastic gear before deciding whether to use metal or plastic for your next series of gears: Plastic can absorb backlash shock: A plastic gear can absorb the shock from the motor starting and stopping better than a metal...

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Plastic Gears

Plastic gears are torque transmission tools that are made of plastic. They are an inexpensive, reliable alternative to metal gears in low-demand applications. They can be found in consumer products like toys, printers, electric shavers, lawn sprinklers, clocks, vacuum cleaners, food processors and a wide variety of domestic utilities.

Plastic gears can also be used industrially; they are found in processes within automotive manufacturing, marine manufacturing, aerospace components manufacturing and many other industries. These gears are generally very cost effective and lightweight. Common plastic industrial gears are made of Delrin, nylon and polycarbonate plastics. Composite metal-plastic gears that are mainly composed of plastic are still generally considered plastic gears, especially if the teeth are made of plastic. Metals are often used as grommets and other durability-enhancing inserts in order to extend the operating life of the gear. A plastic gear’s performance is influenced by its design, power transmission requirements, heat generation during operation and the presence of corrosive elements to which the gear will be exposed during operation. Some plastic materials are more corrosion and heat resistant than others, and choosing these materials carefully lengthens a plastic gear’s lifespan.

The costs associated with gear machining and raw materials acquisition is a major consideration for professionals who seek to employ gears. Metals can be much more expensive than plastics to purchase in their raw form, and machining can also be an expensive process. Raw plastic materials, depending on the material, can be quite inexpensive and are easily processed into usable products in large quantities by plastic fabrication processes like molding and extrusion. Thermoforming processes like molding can produce complex shapes quickly and efficiently. The process imparts qualities of strength and durability upon the shapes it creates, and it is a highly repeatable process.  Plastic gears can be designed in almost every gear configuration. Bevel gears, which are characterized by the intersection of working axes, can be made out of plastic just as easily as they can be made out of metal. The same is true for spur gears, sprockets, worm gears and most other gear configurations. Successful gear manufacturers have adapted to the wide range of needs within industry, commerce and consumer products contexts for gears; the number of possible gear configurations is only as limited as the imaginations of their users.

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Plastic Gears - Omni Gear & Machine Corporation
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