New Opportunities with Molded Gears

Kleiss Gears Inc.

Molded gearing includes plastic and powder metal injection molded gears as well as powder metal sintered gears. Near--net forged gears may also share some unique similarities and opportunities as well. This type of manufacturing offers some particularly intriguing opportunities for the gear designer, and also some challenges not usually encountered with cut gears. The challenges are often related to the mechanical properties of the material. Proper steel, cut and hardened correctly, is hard to beat for strength. Ordinary attempts to replace steel gears with the molded variety are usually doomed to failure. On the other hand, molded gears