Plastic gear processing technology and materials

Update:12-01-2019
Summary:

Plastic gears are moving toward larger sizes, more comp […]

Plastic gears are moving toward larger sizes, more complex geometries, and higher strength, while high-performance resins and long glass-filled composites play an important role in driving.

Plastic gears have undergone a journey of change from new materials to important industrial materials over the past 50 years. Today they have penetrated into many different applications, such as cars, watches, sewing machines, structural control facilities and missiles, to transmit torque and motion. In addition to the existing application areas, new and more difficult gear applications will continue to emerge, and this trend is still in the process of development.

The automotive industry has become one of the fastest growing areas of plastic gear, and this successful change is encouraging. Automakers are struggling to find a variety of automotive-driven auxiliary systems that require motors and gears instead of power, hydraulics or cables. This change has enabled plastic gears to be applied in many applications, from liftgates, seats, tracking headlights to brake actuators, electric throttle segments, and turbo-conditioning devices.
The application of plastic power gears has been further expanded. In some large-size applications, plastic gears are often used to replace metal gears, such as plastic washer drives, which change the size of the gears. Plastic gears are also used in many other applications, such as ventilation and ventilation systems for ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC), valve transmissions in mobile installations, automatic sweepers in public restrooms, and control-stable dynamic spirals for small aircraft. Instruments, snails in the military field, and controls.