What they don’t teach you about polymer gears in engineering school

What they don’t teach you about polymer gears in engineering school

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Gears, especially in open gearing applications, share a set of well-known performance problems that crop up again and again across many different applications. The most common ones include excessive noise, vibration, heat, weight and corrosion. Gears also tend to be either over-lubricated or subject to wear, which respectively causes contamination from grease or metal particles. At best, all these performance issues will result in gears that are expensive to maintain. At worst, they will cause gears to fail prematurely, driving costs even higher. Download our paper to read how you can solve all of these problems with good gear design practices. 

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