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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. Read More…

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.
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Joliet, IL  |  800-876-7216

Omni G & M Corporation is a leading gear fabricator specializing in precision machined and custom solutions in a variety of sizes and types. Please check out Omni G & M’s website or call a friendly personnel member today!

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Omni Gear & Machine Corporation $$$

East Walpole, MA  |  800-491-1073

Gears are what we do best, and we are experts in our field. We have three generations of experience backing our company, and we use all of it to benefit you in any way possible.

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Commercial Gear & Sprocket Company, Inc. $$$

Syracuse, NY  |  315-488-0100

Gear Motions is a leading gear manufacturer specializing in supplying custom cut and ground gears. Our wide range of precision gear manufacturing capabilities and services deliver quality gears to meet almost any application.

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Gear Motions, Inc. $$$

Cleveland, OH  |  800-423-3169

Cleveland Gear Company has specialized in worm gear technology including industrial gears, bevel gears, helical gears, worm gears and precision gears since 1912. Applications include steel production, electric power generation, and material transport. Fulfilling your exact requirements is what has and continues to make Cleveland Gear one of the top manufacturers of gearing and enclosed gear drives.

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Cleveland Gear Company $$$

Farmingdale, NY  |  631-694-3100

Precipart is your supplier for cost-effective custom gears to satisfy the most demanding precision control applications, as we have complex gear capability. We will meet exact needs with bevel gears, helical gears, internal ring gears, spur gears, worm gears, anti backlash gears & gear assemblies. Our mission is to provide customers with the highest level of value-added solutions for their needs.

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Precipart Corporation $$$
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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.

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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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