Plastic Components to Set Your Ideas Into Motion
SDP/SI offers thousands of standardized inch and metric high-quality machined and molded mechanical components for many applications, including motion control and power transmission. Get gears, timing belts, timing belt pulleys, bearings, shafts and couplings from one source. Plastic components are quiet, self lubricating and rust free. Our engineering staff can help in customizing components and assemblies to meet your needs.
How to Achieve Optimum Performance in a Miniature Gear Train
Smooth, accurate gears and optimum performance is the goal of any new design. Achieving those goals in the early design stage not only meets performance requirements but makes your design cost-efficient. A key component of this is being able to accurately predict dimensional changes due to any type of surface finishing. Other benefits include lower manufacturing costs and no time lost due to a design error. In a gear mechanism, the center distance between shafts and the tooth thickness of the gear define the correct mesh and reliable performance of a gear train. To achieve an accurate gear mesh in a mechanism, it is necessary to account for any dimensional changes that may occur after surface finishing, case hardening or heat treatment.
Steps to Designing a Miniature Belt and Pulley Drive System
Belt drives are particularly useful in applications where layout flexibility is important. They enable the designer to place components in more advantageous locations at larger distances without paying a price penalty. Timing belts are one of the most commonly used motion transmitting elements in design applications, such as robotics, aerospace, medical, military, and commercial design. There are many different types of timing belt available, with several options for tooth profile, material, color, and reinforced cord. The key to an efficient drive system is choosing the most appropriate belt - learn how here.
SDP/SI Acquires a ProJet 3D Printer
Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument (SDP/SI), a leader in providing mechanical based design, engineering, and manufacturing services for critical motion control and small power transmission applications, recently acquired the 3D Systems ProJet MJP...Sep 27, 2018
SDP/SI Provides Precision Machining for Aerospace and Defense
Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument (SDP/SI) meets all certification requirements of the new ISO 9001:2015 + AS9100D standard, maintaining processes that provide superior components and assemblies with detailed quality reporting. SDP/SI is a leade...Mar 06, 2018
SDP/SI Moves to Brand New World-Class Engineering and Manufacturing Facility
Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument, a manufacturer of precision mechanical components established in 1950, has begun operations in a brand new world-class facility designed to greatly improve efficiencies and lead times. The new facility will eas...Feb 08, 2017
Miniature Fairloc Bellows Couplings
SDP/SI, a leader in comprehensive mechanical solutions for critical motion control applications is pleased to introduce a new line of couplings. SDP/SI's Miniature Fairloc Bellows Couplings are zero backlash, easy to install and corrects for angular an...Nov 14, 2016
SDP/SI Adds Plastic Cam Followers to Their Vast Product Offering
Plastic Cam Followers Replace Costly Metal Cam Followers in Many Applications Cam Followers are designed to transmit motion in today's high-speed and light-duty machines in medical, packaging, and semi-conductor equipment. The plastic roller makes...Nov 14, 2016
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