Plastic Gears and Tooth Form Aspects

Feb 11, 2021

With injection molded plastic gears, the designer has a great degree of freedom in defining the tooth form because it is not the result of a generating process, as is the case with most metal gears.

Applying modifications to plastic gears, as well as dealing with non-involute, hybrid flanks or tolerances, are some of the challenging tasks facing the gear designer. The influence of the injection molding process on the final tooth geometry also plays a significant role, in particular for plastic materials with high shrinkage.

If you would like to learn more about this topic, register today for our free web demo on February 23, 2021, in which Dipl.-Ing. Hanspeter Dinner and MSc. Eng. Ilja Tsikur will present the functions in KISSsoft that can be used to address the challenges in the plastics sector. We look forward to your participation!