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A Comparative Study of Polymer Gears Made of Five Materials

The article "A Comparative Study of Polymer Gears Made of Five Materials" appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of Gear Technology.

Summary
The wear behavior of polymer gears made of five different materials has been investigated using an existing polymer gear test rig. Step loading tests at a constant speed of 1,000 rpm were performed. Significant differences in failure modes and performance have been observed for the five polymer gear materials for gear engagements of gears, with the same material as each other.

Keywords
plastic, polymer gears, failure, wear, PEEK, POM, HDPE, nylon, polycarbonate

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