Engineering Materials

Selecting the proper materials solution for gear applications

Selecting the proper materials solution for gear applications improves durability and lifetime

Gears are found in a variety of applications—from automotive and household appliance applications to robotic applications found in automated facilities. Traditionally, gears in demanding applications are made from metal, but there is an increasing demand for plastic gears. Adnan Hasanovic, Technical Manager, discusses the history of gears, how to select the proper materials solution based on gear application, the future of gears in automotive applications, and how DSM’s global team of material science experts test materials solutions to make sure they meet durability and lifetime performance requirements.

Adnan Hasanovic, Technical Manager at DSM Engineering Materials


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