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Effect of Web & Flange Thickness on Nonmetallic Gear Performance - November/December 1995

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Archive > 1995 > November/December 1995 > Effect of Web & Flange Thickness on Nonmetallic Gear Performance

The article "Effect of Web & Flange Thickness on Nonmetallic Gear Performance" appeared in the November/December 1995 issue of Gear Technology.

Summary
Gears are manufactured with thin rims for several reasons. Steel gears are manufactured with thin rims and webs where low weight is important. Nonmetallic gears, manufactured by injection molding, are designed with thin rims as part of the general design rule to maintain uniform thickness to ensure even post-mold cooling. When a thin-rimmed gear fails, the fracture is thought the root of the gear, as shown in Fig. 1a, rather than the usual fillet failure shown in Fig. 1b.

Keywords
plastic gears, web, flange, design, thin rims, design

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