Today’s manufacturers know that if your equipment has a broken or worn out gear, finding a replacement can be challenging – especially if your equipment is older or custom-made. It doesn’t have to be this way, and there is a solution: our custom-designed plastics gears. Our plastic gear manufacturing process is as such: using the latest technology and reverse engineering, a plastic can be laser scanned and precisely duplicated for you.
Plastic gears are corrosion-resistant and durable, lasting many years in most cases. They operate quietly, too – no clanging or squealing – so they’re ideal for environments where noise-resistance is necessary. Some of the industries and operations that commonly rely on plastic gears include:
- Food Processing
- Conveyor Systems
- Bottling Equipment
- Commercial and Industrial businesses.
At Miller Plastic Products, we custom-design plastic gears in diameters ranging from .5″ to 72″, and the kinds of gears we fabricate include bevel gears, cage gears, crown gears, helical/double-helical gears, hypoid gears, rack and pinion gears, skew gears, spur gears and worm gears.
What makes us unique is that we have full 3D coordinate measuring machine (CMM) and complete digitizing capabilities with 3D laser scanning technology. What this means for our customers is that through reverse-engineering we can define and manufacture even the most complex parts using the latest 3D technology! So, even if your gear seems to be irreplaceable, it isn’t. And, if you want to modify the gear, you can easily do this, too.
To sum it up, our CMM can completely scan a gear – or any other part, too – and produce a useful model for you so you can confidently place your order. Today’s 3D technology allows us to accept orders of any quantity of plastic parts, and we’re also able to offer emergency production services. If you want to learn more about plastic gears, plastic parts and the technology we use to produce them for our customers, we encourage you to reach out to us, and if you’re near Pittsburgh, please feel free to stop by!