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Wear-resistant plastic gears

From a single part to high-volume production of up to several millions

Gears made of iglidur® high-performance polymers enable lubrication-free and maintenance-free use.
Thanks to their special combination of base polymers, fibres, extenders and solid lubricants, they are extremely wear-resistant. Our plastic gears have already successfully proven themselves in different applications.
iglidur® materials are thoroughly tested in our own Testlab.

In accordance with the predominant parameters in your application, we provide you with free, non-binding advice on the right materials and manufacturing and tool technology needed to form your individual gears (toothed component) in a reliable process.
You can place an order with igus® with no minimum order quantity.
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Browse all plastic gear types

Bevel Gears

Bevel Gear
  • Gear ratio: 1:1 - 1.5
  • Module: 1 - 3.5
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Quiet
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Spur Gears

Spur gears
  • Number of teeth: 12 - 150
  • Module: 0.5 - 3
  • Increased wear resistance
  • Good tribological specifications
  • Vibration-dampening
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Gear Racks

gear racks
  • Module: 0.5 - 3
  • Length: 250mm
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Low humidity absorption
  • Low-noise
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Our manufacturing procedure for plastic pinion gears

Injection moulding gears

Injection moulding
  • From our largest possible variety of iglidur® materials
  • Standard dimensions available
  • Different shaft-hub combinations available
  • Individual high-volume production of special parts
  • Economic high-volume production
  • Matching racks available. 
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3D printed gears

3D printing
  • Delivery time from one to three days
  • No minimum order quantity
  • CAD configurator for gears and racks online
  • For prototypes
  • Custom designs available. 
  • Various mateiral options. 
  • High wear rate

Mechanically manufactured gears

  • Made of iglidur® bar stock
  • Economically efficient in the case of small to medium-sized quantities
  • For high-volume gears
  • Various materials to choose from
  • FDA options available. 
  • Custom design options
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Application examples with plastic gears


Why we developed our gears

iglidur® gears have proven their worth in different gearboxes and have also been tested under realistic conditions of use in the igus test laboratory. For example, torque fluctuations, efficiency and backlash of the gearboxes with plastic gears are electrically measured and evaluated. The gathered empirical values allow for continuous optimisation of our gears and use in wear-intensive continuous application.
iglidur® gears are characterised by their special wear resistance in use. Due to their special material composition of base polymers, fibres, fillers and solid lubricants, they have very low wear properties and do not require additional lubricants. This extends maintenance intervals and reduces expensive downtime minutes.
Test laboratory for igus pinion gears

Frequently asked questions about pinion gears

What is a pinion gear?

A pinion gear is a round component that has uniformly distributed teeth around its circumference. It transfers force between two rotating gears or between a gear and a rack. Depending on the application, further types are used.

What kinds of pinion gears are there?

The most common kinds of pinion gears are:
• Spur gears (you can find them in our online shop)
• Racks
• Worm gears
• Bevel gears
Different kinds of gear and toothing are often combined with each other in order to implement certain sequences of movement.

How are the pinion gears made from plastic?

At igus®, gears are made with the help of three manufacturing methods:
• Injection moulding with iglidur® granulate materials
• Mechanical processing with iglidur® bar stock as the material
• 3D printing with iglidur® SLS or FDM materials
Depending on the enquiry, we will advise you on manufacturing methods and work with you to find the best economical solution – free of charge, no strings attached.

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Bevel gears

Transmission: 1:1 - 1:5
Module: 1 - 3.5

Spur gears

Number of teeth: 12 - 150
Module: 0,5 - 3


Module: 0.5 - 4
Length: 250 - 1,000mm

Angular gearbox

Transmission: 1:1 - 1:5
Module: 1

Recording of the online seminar

Wear-resistant on four wheels - iglidur plastic gears in automotive applications

This online seminar will teach you more about:
  • igus as an automotive supplier
  • Your advantages through the use of iglidur plastic gears 
  • our manufacturing capabilities - from prototypes to series production
  • practical application examples
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Plastic gear instead of metal gear

Tech up and cost down - now

Plastic gears are cost-effective, do not require external lubrication and are maintenance-free.
In contrast to metal gears, our polymer ones contain solid lubricants, which reduce friction.
Furthermore, certain fillers ensure an additional
improvement of the mechanical properties.
Overview of benefits
  • Lubrication-free
  • Maintenance-free
  • Lightweight
  • Noise-reducing
  • Corrosion-free
Worn-out metal gear next to plastic gear


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