In a wide range of industrial and manufacturing applications, gears made of plastics have proven superior to metals. The broad gamut of advantages plastics can deliver include:
Design flexibility: Plastics can be molded into a multitude of shapes that are difficult or impossible to machine with metals.
Weight reduction: Plastics can easily weigh 15-20% less than metals they replace.
Noise reduction: Plastics typically operate much more quietly than metal, and feature impact absorption qualities that further reduce running noise.
Chemical and corrosion resistance, especially in wet environments.
Plastic gears frequently require no lubrication, and a wide selection of materials is available that contain additives, such as silicone, graphite, and others, to further reduce wear.
Look to Polymershapes for the high-performance plastics that ensure your hard-working gear components deliver optimal performance. Your Polymershapes team will work closely with you to assure you have the right materials for the gears that drive your success.