Planet gear housing.
Internal gear teeth with fine pitch.
High strength, designed to replace a brass housing.
Material: PPS, 40 % glass fiber reinforced.
Dimensions: Ø28x33 mm
With the freedom of design and availability of high strength materials, mechanically loaded parts are well suited for the Freeform Injection Molding (FIM) solution. The planet gear is made from 40% glass filled PPS and molds easily and with high detail. The insulating properties of the FIM tool provides a longer packing time in the injection molding machine, enabling the FIM technology to achieve a high Density.
When product requirements specify the need for composite materials such as glass fiber reinforced PPS, it can be difficult to simulate flow and design the final mold using conventional methods. As the cost per iteration, both in time and tooling is low, FIM not only speeds up product development, it can also lower cost.