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Celanese
Supplier of polymers suitable for gearing to the injection molding industry.

Gleason Corporation
Gleason Corporation’s mission is to be The Total Gear Solutions Provider™ to its global customer base. Gleason is a world leader in the development, manufacture and sale of gear production machinery and related equipment. The Company’s products are used by customers in automotive, truck, aircraft, agriculture, mining, windpower, construction, power tool and marine industries and by a diverse set of customers serving various industrial equipment markets. Gleason has manufacturing operations in Rochester, New York; Rockford, Illinois; Dayton, Ohio; Munich and Ludwigsburg, Germany; Studen, Switzerland; Bangalore; India, and Suzhou, China and has sales and service offices throughout North and South America, Europe and in the Asia-Pacific region.

DSM Engineering Plastics
SETCO Precision Spindles

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Gleason K2 Plastics
Gleason-K2 Plastics is in the business of plastic gear design and injection molding precision plastic components with a focus on precision plastic gears. Our lights-out automation enables production of the most cost effective, custom molded gears (spur gears, helical gears, bevel gears, planetary gears, internal gears), pulleys, bushings, rotary air motor rotors and vanes, along with plastic nozzle assemblies, at unmatched quality levels

Yaskawa America, Inc.
The Drives & Motion Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. manufactures industrial automation equipment. Our products include industrial AC variable speed drives; commercial HVAC drives; servo systems and machine controllers; spindle drives and motors; and low-voltage industrial control switches. These products are used in a variety of industries including automotive, building automation, chemical, food/beverage, irrigation, machine tool, material handling, metal forming, oil/gas, packaging, pharmaceutical, power generation, solar, plastics and rubber, textile, and water/wastewater.

Articles About plastics


1 Plastic Gear Design Basics (July/August 1996)

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.

2 New Technology for Stronger Plastic Gears (August 2012)

Gleason-K2 Plastics eliminates weld lines with no machining.

3 Latest Generation of Quieter Plastic Gears Can Take the Heat (November/December 2005)

Ten years ago, most mainstream gear manufacturers didn't even consider plastics as an option, especially in higher power applications.

4 Load Carrying Capacity of Screw Helical Gears with Steel Pinions and Plastic Wheels (July/August 2004)

There is an increasing significance of screw helical and worm gears that combine use of steel and plastics. This is shown by diverse and continuously rising use in the automotive and household appliance industries. The increasing requirements for such gears can be explained by the advantageous qualities of such a material combination in comparison with that of the traditional steel/bronze pairing.

5 Plastic Gears--A Growing Industry Still Seeking Respect (March/April 2007)

Forty years ago, the plastics industry was practically in its embryonic phase...

6 Failure Mechanisms in Plastic Gears (January/February 2002)

Plastics as gear materials represent an interesting development for gearing because they offer high strength-to-weight ratios, ease of manufacture and excellent tribological properties (Refs. 1-7). In particular, there is a sound prospect that plastic gears can be applied for power transmission of up to 10 kW (Ref. 6).

News Items About plastics

1 Fiberfil Acquires Business Unit of DSM Plastics (January 10, 2006)
Fiberfil Engineered Plastics acquired the North American custom compounding unit of DSM Engineering Plastics, effective Dec. 7. Fiber... Read News

2 GW Plastics and ABA-PGT Form Strategic Alliance (July 5, 2007)
GW Plastics and ABA-PGT announced the formation of a global strategic alliance for plastic gear systems and integrated motion transfer sy... Read News

3 Gleason Acquires K2 Plastics (September 7, 2011)
Gleason Corporation has announced it has acquired the assets and business of K2 Plastics, Inc., of Bergen, New York, a producer of precis... Read News