Steel Spur Gears Vs. Plastic Spur Gears – Everything You Need To Know

Thank you for joining us for part 2 of this 3-part series titled, Spur Gears 101. Today, we’re going to talk about the difference between steel spur gears and plastic spur gears, but before we get there, let’s do a quick recap of everything that we talked about in our first installment. First, let’s talk about spur gears on a fundamental level.

A spur gear is a common type of plastic gear that is used in a wide range of small appliances, toys, and household items. They take on a cylindrical form, and they feature a straight tooth line. This unique tooth line requires spur gears to be placed parallel to a shaft to transmit motion and movement. Spur gears are one of the most common types of plastic gears that can be found and they’re used in everything from household kitchen appliances, to massive power hydroelectric power generating plants. Spur gears are unique in that they offer mechanical simplicity and precision, which makes them such a popular and functional choice for a wide range of uses.

Plastic Spur Gears

In the battle of steel spur gears vs. plastic spur gears, it all comes down to the particular use case. For instance, plastic spur gears are strong, durable, reliable, and affordable, but they’re most certainly restricted to small appliances, electronics, and toys. This is strictly due to the fact that plastic spur gears can easily be interchanged, they can be easily produced, and they can be completely customized to match the unique specifications required by a specific product.

Here at Kore Industries, we specialize in the design and production of plastic spur gears. Each and every day, we work with our clients to manufacture sets of plastic spur gears that seamlessly align and adhere to the requirements of their products. We’ve designed spur gears for toys, we’ve designed spur gear racks, and we’ve even manufactured a unique spur gear for robots. Through our innovative plastic injection mold process, we’re able to create an unlimited range of spur gears for our clients to integrate into their products.

Steel Spur Gears

On the other hand, steel spur gears are unique in that they can adequately function in both small and large forms. However, steel spur gears are most commonly found in large pieces of machinery and in industrial applications. We mentioned earlier that spur gears can even be found in large electric generating plants – specifically wind power plants and hydroelectric power plants. Most often, the spur gears found in these use cases are made from steel.

Steel spur gears offer a number of potential benefits for these large industrial applications, mostly ranging anywhere from optimal durability, to reliability, and from strength and torque, to longevity and flexibility. Steel spur gears are especially common components that offer a number of different potential applications.

Metal Spur Gears Vs. Plastic Spur Gears

Here at Kore Industries, we maintain the unique ability to manufacture spur gears according to your unique specifications – and that includes the type of material that you desire your spur gears to be produced from. We frequently work with clients who request a specific raw material for their spur gears and thanks to our unique injection mold process, we can produce your spur gears from a variety of raw materials with optional additives to achieve even more specific performances.

Whatever the specific applications you have in mind for your project, we can work with you to create the appropriate spur gear based on the appropriate plastic material selection that suits your needs and seamlessly aligns with your specifications. If you’re looking for a specific type of raw material, contact us directly and speak with someone from our team. They’d be happy to help you find the right raw material for your gear.

Kore Industries Is Here For You

Here at Kore Industries, we’ve spent our career striving to become an industry leader in the design, production, and manufacture of plastic spur gears. Today, we’re proud to say that our ten years of experience in the industry has allowed us to become one of the premiere plastic spur gears suppliers in the industry. With each and every project, we guarantee an unrivaled level of quality and an unmatched level of customer support and service throughout the entire process.

Contact Us Today For More Information

If you’d like to learn more about our plastic spur gears, we’d encourage you to contact us directly to connect with one of our plastic gear professionals. From there, they’d be happy to present you with all of the options that we have to offer. When it comes to our clients, we’re always striving to ensure that they have an exceptional experience with Kore Industries from end to end. Whether you’re looking for a custom spur gear or to place a single, one-time order, we’re waiting for your call. Contact us today to learn more.

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