A plastic gear is a round component that has uniformly distributed teeth around its circumference. It transfers force between two rotating gears or between a gear and a rack. Depending on the application, further types are used.
The most common kinds of pinion gears are:
• Spur gears (you can find them in our online shop)
• Worm gears
• Bevel gears
Different kinds of gear and toothing are often combined with each other in order to implement certain sequences of movement.
At igus®, gears are made with the help of three manufacturing methods:
• Injection moulding with iglidur® granulate materials
• Mechanical processing with iglidur® bar stock as the material
• 3D printing with iglidur® SLS or FDM materials
Depending on the enquiry, we will advise you on manufacturing methods and work with you to find the best economical solution – free of charge, no strings attached.