Oilite Industries has developed Gears made by Powder Metallurgy Process which provides a cost effective alternative to conventional steel or cast iron gears that are machine finished. The powder metallurgy (P/M) process yields net-shape, or near-net-shape parts, so that little or no machining is required to obtain a finished part in most cases. Thus the process offers dimensional tolerances and mechanical properties compatible with many applications.
ADVANTAGE:The P/M process is well-suited for manufacturing spur, helical, and bevel gears. Moreover, some gear racks and spiral face gears have also been produced. Applications include gearmotors for household appliances, plus tractor transmissions, crane drives, and various automotive components, such as oil pumps, balance shaft adjustors, motordriven window lift and seat adjustors, cranking motors, distributors, and headlight activators.