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The article "Optimizing Plastic Gear Geometry: An Inroduction to Gear Optimization" appeared in the May/June 2002 issue of Gear Technology.

Summary
There are numerous engineering evaluations required to design gear sets for optimum performance with regard to torque capacity, noise, size and cost. How much cost savings and added gear performance is available through optimization? Cost savings of 10% to 30% and 100% added capacity are not unusual. The contrast is more pronounced if the original design was prone to failure and not fit for function.

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