When you are looking for nonmetal gears, there are a few different options, such as PEEK, POM, and Nylon Plastic. The main question to ask yourself when deciding which material is right for you is what application you will be using them in. For example, PEEK is much stronger than Nylon but somewhat brittle under load.
Usually, we use different plastics due to different applications, but the most commonly used are PEEK, POM, and Nylon.
The PEEK material is a relative newcomer to the field of machine gears. It has been used in aircraft applications for over 40 years. These properties are required for aerospace and defense applications.
The most distinguishing features of PEEK gears are their strength and rigidity at elevated temperatures and their ability to operate at high speeds. Both of these features make PEEK an ideal material for use in high-temperature, high-load precision machine parts.
The working temperature range is typically between -60°C to 260°C (-76°F to 500°F). It is important that the correct grade be selected based on the application parameters and allowable service temperatures.
For machining, you can choose our PEEK plastic sheet, we have a wide range of sizes and cut to size services.
POM is the perfect material for producing gear, as it is a very durable material and it is also lightweight. Due to POM’s strength and durability, it is often used in different industries such as the medical field, sporting goods, tools, and hobbies. Throughout the years, POM has become an increasingly popular material for producing gear.
By the way, we provide the POM rod and sheet in a wide range of sizes, choose the right size and make us work for you.
POM gear is the perfect choice for anyone who is looking for top quality and performance at a reasonable price. The strength of the POM gear makes it that it can withstand harsh conditions and still not break, which means the gear will last a lot longer than other gear. This is one of the best features of POM gear because it saves you money in the long run. POM gear also has a cool style to it, making it easier to use and more fun to play with. You can get POM gear in many different colors to fit your style.
Nylon is the most popular material for gears and other accessories because it’s lightweight, durable, easy to clean, and inexpensive. The material also shows high impact strength and resistance to many oils. However, what should be mentioned is that nylon exhibits a relatively high water absorption ratio.
If you’re using Nylon in your gear, you need to make sure everything stays dry when it gets wet. Some water-repellent treatments can help protect your gear from spills, but even then, Nylon is subject to shrinking and fading when exposed to moisture. The best solution for nylon gear is a waterproof coating that prevents any moisture from getting through.
In the end, all three of these materials provide distinct benefits to designers. PEEK is lightweight, flexible, and withstands high temperatures, which makes it a great choice for gears that need to handle rigorous movement. POM is a great choice for gears too that are inexpensive, as well as good chemical resistance. Both PEEK and POM have good thermal stability, while still being relatively easy to fabricate using most modern molding processes. Finally, Nylon means that your gear will be durable enough for just about any application you can think of.