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1 Metal-to-Plastic Conversion Parts Help Drive Heavy Industry (February 2018)

While metal-to-plastic parts conversion actually began way back in the Fabulous Fifties, think toys, household products, etc., it is only in more recent years that plastic conversion has gained a firm foothold in the more strength- and lifetime-demanding applications such as aerospace, under-the-hood automotive, motors, valves, bearings and, as they say, much more.

2 Plastic Bearings Have Staying Power (April 2015)

During the past three decades there has been an evolution in the advancement and use of highly engineered plastics in bearing applications.

3 3-D Printing and Plastic Gears (March 2015)

Regarding 3-D printing of gears and machine tools, etc. — does plastic gearing have a future in 3-D printing/additive manufacturing?

4 Design of Plastic Microgear Teeth for Mass Production with High Manufacturing Tolerances for a Medical Device (March 2018)

Microgears for some types of medical technology need to be inexpensively mass produced. But at the same time, they need to be both precise and reliable, even though their design lifetime is relatively short. Here's how microgears were developed for blood glucose measuring devices, insulin pumps for diabetics and other very small devices.

5 Gear Wear Calculation and Prediction (February 2015)

Wear is a very important topic for dry running plastic gears. Over the past few years, the authors have worked closely with a number of manufacturers of plastic gears to investigate the problems of gear wear in detail. Together they have developed a calculation method that can be used to predict where and when local wear will occur on a tooth flank. Their findings have also just been published in the final version of VDI 2736.

6 There Is a Great Future in Plastics (April 2015)

The first thing you see when you walk into Winzeler Gear is a pretty face. No, scratch that — the face is beautiful. Streamlined with chiseled cheek bones, delicate yet bold and strong, a half dozen photos of the feminine face line the building’s entranceway, enclosed tastefully in simple black picture frames, beckoning you to come further in with its pleasant warmth, repelling you to turn and leave with its foreign presence in such a location.

7 Precision Plastic Gears (Fall 2007)

Some gear geometries are more practical to produce than others. Since choices made early in the design process aff ect the ease and cost of fabrication, those who design gears would do well to consider molding and how molders operate, especially when they create precision gears.

8 Industry news (April 2015)

News From Around the Industry

9 The True Cost of Bearing Lubrication (June 2015)

Machine and equipment manufacturers today are feeling more pressure than ever to reduce costs without sacrificing machine performance — a balancing act difficult to achieve. OEMs often overlook a simple solution that can have a positive, long-term impact on profitability for themselves and their customers, i.e. — the elimination of bearing lubricant.

10 Non-Metallic Bearings - An Alternative Worth Considering (June 2011)

This article takes a look at alternative-material, non-metal bearings, and it turns out the first bearings of that type - wood, in this case, were the norm - not an alternative.

11 Saltwater Solutions from igus (April 2008)

igus bearings solve undersea issues for the marine vehicle industry.

12 Improved Performance for Hydraulic Seals from Thermoplastic Polyurethane (June 2012)

Seal design engineers and end users are continually seeking improved sealing systems and materials. This paper describes the potential of a new thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) material to deliver improvements in pressure, speed and temperature capability, which are presented as comparisons to proven industry standard materials. Performance is demonstrated by virtue of test bench results of seals made from MDI-, PPDI- and NDI-based materials.

13 Plastic Replacing Metal in Coupling Applications (Spring 2007)

When it comes to selecting a connecting element between a drive motor and a pump unit, engineers most often choose an elastomeric coupling because of its failure protection and its vibration damping capabilities. Elastomeric couplings, traditionally manufactured with metallic hubs, feature a rugged and robust design noted for its simplicity.

14 Electromagnetic Know-How (August 2012)

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software can be used for a variety of mechanical engineering tasks, including injection molding simulation of plastic parts, analysis of aerospace components, impact and crash analysis of automobiles and the electromagnetic analysis of motors, actuators, transformers and sensors.

News Items About plastic

1 Igus Develops Iglide N54 Plastic Bushing (November 21, 2011)
Igus has developed a new ecological plastic bushing made of 54 percent raw, renewable materials. Iglide N54 plastic bushings use veg...

2 Gleason Renames its Plastic Gears Division (June 30, 2015)
Gleason Corporation recently announced a new name for its plastic gears division: Gleason Plastic Gears. The division was formerly k...

3 Slit Type Plastic Couplings Feature Low Cost Solutions (August 24, 2009)
Sterling Instrument now offers a series of slit type plastic couplings that are inexpensive, UV resistant with voltage and RF isolation. ...

4 Stafford Offers Line of Plastic Hinged Collars (March 9, 2012)
A new line of plastic hinged collars that offer a convenient way to attach a tube or pipe to a surface, or something else to a tube or pi...

5 Plastic Metric Gear, Metal Reinforced Plastic Gear (July 12, 2007)
An expanded line of Modulel, 2, 2.5, and 3 molded-plastic gears from Quality Transmission Components offer designers the best of both wor...

6 Plastic Shaft Collars Match Processing Requirements (July 16, 2010)
Custom shaft collars machined from various thermoplastics to match process applications requiring chemical resistance and frequent wash...

7 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...

8 Kurt Hydraulics Offers Thermoplastic Hose and Couplings for High-Pressure Applications (August 21, 2018)
Kurt Hydraulics thermoplastic hose is designed for medium to high pressure applications with robust, yet flexible design for use in const...

9 KISSsoft Offers 55 Plastics for Sizing Gears (September 26, 2018)
Nowadays, gear units are increasingly being made out of different types of plastic. In many cases, this class of materials is a good alte...

10 Tsubakimoto Develops Plastic Top Chain (March 7, 2011)
Tsubakimoto Chain has recently announced the development of a new metal detectable plastic top chain. Designed mainly for conveyor applic...

11 Roller Chains-Ladder Chains-Plastic Chains from Stock Drive Products (June 15, 2007)
SDP/SI is an ISO 9001 manufacturer of over 68 roller Chains, ladders chains, plastic chains, roller chain links, and all types of chains....

12 KISSsoft VDI 2736 Receives New Supplement for Calculating Plastic Crossed Helical Gear Deformation and Wear (August 17, 2016)
The application area of plastic gears has grown significantly in the last decade. The requirements from the industry to design stronger, ...

13 KISSsoft Adds Plastic Materials Manager Function (December 6, 2017)
It is often the case that plastics manufacturers don't provide any data that is relevant for calculations when they supply their prod...

14 Medical Device OEMs Turn to Plastic Bearings (December 2, 2010)
Bearings have evolved over the last century just as medical device technology has. Sintered bronze bushings first appeared in 1930. These...

15 Igus Develops Plastic RX Tube (December 18, 2013)
If moving cables in the workspace of lathes, milling and sawing machines need protecting, cable carriers must be ch...

16 J.W. Winco Offers Plastic Hollow Knurled Knobs (July 19, 2016)
J.W. Winco, Inc., now offers GN 421.10 Technopolymer Plastic Hollow Knurled Knobs with Stainless Steel Non-Marring Tipped Threa...

17 CTI Preview: Minnesota Rubber and Plastics (April 30, 2018)
Visit CTI Symposium USA at Booth #65 to see and hear Minnesota Rubber and Plastic’s presentation on its capabilities for molding ...

18 Minnesota Rubber and Plastics' Design Guide Has Hundreds of Pointers on Designing Custom-Molded Rubber and Plastic Parts (August 3, 2015)
Minnesota Rubber and Plastics recently released its latest design guide for planning component and assembly designs. Available now in USB...

19 Minnesota Rubber and Plastics Positions for Growth (March 10, 2015)
As part of a global corporate strategy to better position for continued growth, Minnesota Rubber and Plastics recently realigned several ...

20 JW Winco Offers Plastic Torque Limiting Wing Nuts (January 7, 2019)
JW Winco, Inc., A Ganter Company, now has available EN 5320 Plastic Torque Limiting Wing Nuts. These wing nuts are used when the man...

21 Martin Sprocket and Gear Highlights Plastic Capabilities (October 9, 2012)
Martin Sprocket & Gear, Inc. is not only a producer of traditional power transmission products, material handling systems and compone...