Kore Industries Services: What is a Gear Mold?

Of the many services that are available at Kore Industries, our gear mold products are among the most in-demand. We are also proud to say that we have a proven track record in providing exactly the kinds of services that our clients have come to expect. This is why we have managed to maintain our 95% customer retention rate. 

In this piece, we will be going through the specifics with regard to gear mold in terms of what it is, what it’s for, and what our services are pertaining to it. With plastic gears being in such high demand all over the world and the quality of our expertise being among the best in the world, we can proudly say that we are more than capable of meeting those demands. 

What Are Plastic Gears

Plastic gears are basically the polymer version of metal and wooden gears that function in much the same way. They are meant to facilitate the transition of power from a source to a destination to achieve a certain task. 

However, there are many differences when comparing these two versions of the same machine part. The biggest of which has to do with production. Simply put, plastic gears are produced using plastic injection molding technology. In contrast, metal and wood gear are produced using fabrication.

There are many advantages to doing it this way, with the biggest being efficiency, reduction of waste, and costs. Plastic gear can be produced faster, in a completed state, and at much cheaper prices.

As for what plastic gears are used for, they are in-demand in numerous industries, including:

  • Automotive
  • Medical
  • Food
  • Manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Tech

With the current epidemic pushing the need for more medical devices to be produced, the demand for plastic gears is quite high. In fact, the production of medical devices is one area that has grown in the industry while everything else took a hit. 

What Are Gear Molds?

Gear molds are the casings in which plastic gears are made. They are typically made of steel with a hollowed chamber where the gear will take its shape. 

The whole process begins with designing the plastic gear molding so that it perfectly meets the measurements and criteria for the specific order. However, there are also pre-made designs that already meet all of the most common types of gear in the market. 

After that, plastic pellets are fed into a heat chamber where they will be melted and then guided through a nozzle that will inject the liquified plastic into the mold. From there, every inch of the hollowed-out chamber will be filled until there is no longer any air pocket or gap that remains.

This is essential since any structural weakness in the gear such as air bubbles will result in a significantly weaker gear. Once the melted plastic has completely filled up the chamber, the materials are allowed to cool until they form a solid plastic gear. 

From there, it’s just a matter of opening the mold so that the plastic gear can be extracted. The gear is then inspected for any imperfections as part of the quality control protocol. All plastic gears that managed to pass inspection will then be sent for packaging and ready for shipping. 

Kore Industries Gear Molds Services

At Kore Industries, we are proud to say that we are a leading manufacturer of plastic gear and plastic parts. Through our technological expertise and using manufacturing methods that we have developed over the years, we can confidently meet our customers’ demands. 

With our impressive pool of talented individuals and superior precision plastic injection molding technology, no contract manufacturing job is too big or too complicated. For a list of just some of the services we offer, please refer to the following:

 

  1. Two-shot molding
  2. Three-shot molding
  3. Thin wall molding
  4. Precision molding
  5. Clear parts molding
  6. White Color molding
  7. Cosmetic parts molding
  8. Unscrewing molding molding
  9. Mold spares inserts
  10. Mold replacement inserts
  11. Teflon gears molding
  12. Non-standard Mold components
  13. In-mold assembly
  14. Glass-fiber reinforced plastics molding
  15. Automotive molding

 

At Kore Industries, we also hold ourselves to the highest standards of manufacturing practices. We strictly adhere to AGMA standards to ensure that the plastic gears that we produce meet the strict criteria of the international organization. 

Aside from that, we also follow established practices that we have developed over the years to not only ensure the quality of the plastic gears that we produce but also to guarantee the safety and satisfaction of our workforce. 

Conclusion

At Kore Industries, we can assure our clients that we will meet any contract manufacturing demand for plastic injection molding of any kind. Our many years of being in the industry and our high level of expertise have allowed us to achieve an extremely high customer retention rate for a reason. 

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