MC is essentially Polyamide 6 Nylon. Duracon is a crystalline thermoplastic otherwise called an acetal copolymer. It is one of the most popular engineering plastics. On the other hand, these plastics are subject to greater dimensional instabilities, due to their larger coefficient of thermal expansion and moisture absorption. These should be taken into consideration when plastic parts are designed. Therefore the design engineer should be familiar with the limitations of plastic gears.
Brian Dengel Nov 10, Plastic gearing has been increasing in usage as designers better understand their benefits and limitations. These gears can be produced by hobbing or stamping or, for large-volume runs, by injection molding. Some of the key benefits of plastics in the production of gearing are:. However, as with all materials, there are also some drawbacks to using plastic materials in gears. These include:.
Our range encompasses steel, casting and nylon components such as chain wheels, spur, helical, hylem, metalon, nylon derlin gears besides worm wheel and shafts for gear boxes. We offer clients specific solutions for their gear and gear box requirements. As we regularly manufacture more than different types of gears along with over different components other than gears for a plethora of diverse industries it logically follows that we possess the expertise to meet our customers exact needs.
I recently had the opportunity to help a friend, Brad Isdrab, with his pan-tilt-zoom stop motion camera rig. He was having trouble 3D printing some herringbone gears needed to couple the servo motors to the frame. He was working with ABS plastic and the gears were not holding or meshing well. I had a roll of Taulman Bridge Nylon in my storage bin just waiting for the right opportunity to make something interesting.