Acetal Gears


PIC Design offers standard and custom acetal gears that are precision machined, allowing us to provide a comparable level of precision to an AGMA Q10 hobbed metallic gear. 

Acetal Gears are ideal for use in a variety of industries including medical equipment, laboratory instrumentsmilitary and defense, aerospace, industrial systems and controls and office equipment. Some common applications include precision injection pumps, microplate readers, rotary encoders, sorting systems and more.

 Acetal Gear Benefits

Acetal gears offer a wide range of qualities that may make them ideal for your application compared to other materials such as metal or nylon.

Acetal Vs. Metal Gears

  • Acetal gears do not require the same lubrication that some metal gears require.  This makes them ideal for use in applications where grease or oil would be problematic.
  • Acetal gears run more quietly than most metallic gears.
  • Acetal is also more elastic than metals, allowing it to better handle shock and vibration.

Acetal Vs. Nylon Gears

  • Acetal provides greater dimensional stability than nylon.
  • Acetal absorbs less moisture and is more chemical-resistant than nylon.
  • Acetal has better wear resistance than nylon.

PIC Standard Acetal Gears

We offer standard and custom acetal gears to fit unique applications. Our Application and Design Engineers can help you select the right acetal gear for your application.

Standard Acetal Gear Capabilities

Standard Acetal Gear Styles:

  • Spur Gears
  • Gear Rack

Standard Inch Diametral Pitches:

  • 24, 32, 48, 64

Standard Pitch Diameters:

  • .5625” to 2.875”

Hub Styles:

  • Stainless Steel Pin-Type Hub
  • Hubless

Standard Bore Sizes:

  • Pin-Type Hub: 3/16”, 1/4“
  • Hubless: 3/8”

PIC Custom Acetal Gears

We offer standard and custom acetal gears to fit unique applications. Our Application and Design Engineers can help you select the right acetal gear for your application.

Custom Acetal Gear Capabilities

Custom Acetal Gear Styles:

  • Spur Gears
  • Helical Gears
  • Bevel Gears
  • Worm Gears
  • Gear Rack

Custom Pitches

  • Inch: 20 D.P. to 96 D.P.
  • Metric: .25 Module to 1.5 Module

Custom Pitch Diameters

  • Inch: .375” to 4”
  • Metric: 10mm to 100mm

Custom Hub Designs

  • With or without set screw
  • With or without sub-drill
  • Integral Hub
  • Keyways

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    CT 06762
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