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The article "Plastic Gear Design Basics" appeared in the July/August 1996 issue of Gear Technology.

Summary
Plastic gears are serious alternatives to traditional metal gears in a wide variety of applications. The use of plastic gears has expanded from low-power, precision motion transmission into more demanding power transmission applications. As designers push the limits of acceptable plastic gear applications, more is learned about the behavior of plastics in gearing and how to take advantage of their unique characteristics.

Keywords
plastic gears, design, materials, plastics

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