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.

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