When scanning through large gear manufacturers to find the best choice, you’re likely looking for a company that offers precision machining, high quality standards, and fast shipping. With our decades of experience and passion for precision, Reading Plastic & Metal can go above and beyond your expectations for gears. We excel at precision CNC machining of advanced engineering plastics and metal, and all of our parts pass a thorough ISO 9001:2015 certified inspection before shipping.
We Machine Various Gears
At Reading Plastic & Metal, we machine both plastic and metal large gear parts for your project. Here are a few different types of gears:
- Spur gears – A necessary and vital part of many applications, spur gears are the most common type of gear. They are used in everything from washing machines to alarm clocks, and they can be mounted in series on parallel shafts to achieve large gear reductions.
- Helical gears – These gears are a type of cylindrical gear that have a slanted tooth trace. They have a smoother operation than spur gears because the angle twist provides a larger contact ratio and instant contact with the gear teeth.
- Bevel and miter gears – Bevel gears are gears where the axes of two shafts intersect and the tooth-bearing faces of the gears themselves are conically shaped. They are typically mounted on shafts that are 90° apart, but they can be designed to work at other angles as well. Miter gears are a type of bevel gear where the two rotational axes intersect. Bevel gears can have straight, hypoid or spiral teeth, but straight teeth have a large impact when engaged and thus have similar characteristics to spur gears.
- Worm gears – These gears are often used in large gear reductions. Worm gears have an inherent safety mechanism built-in to their design because they cannot function in reverse – i.e., the worm can turn the gear, but the gear cannot turn the worm. As a result, they can be found in applications such as conveyor systems where this locking function can act as a brake or an emergency stop.
The Best Choice Among Large Gear Manufacturers | Reading Plastic & Metal
No matter how tough the application, our gears are up to the challenge. Contact Reading Plastic today at 610-926-3245 to see why we’re an industry leader in precision part production. You can also reach us at email@example.com or by filling out our contact form.