DuPont makes gears fascinating and fun at STEAM Day
Delrin® team members showed hundreds of elementary school students the fun of working with gears at STEAM Day held March 24 in Atlanta, Georgia, US.
Organized by Georgia Power, the event included major companies that showcased inspiring applications of science, technology, engineering, art, and math to future innovators.
Working with long-time partner Winzeler Gear, custom interactive displays were created to showcase how gears work and why they’re important. Gears are used across many markets, from automobiles to conveyors. The gears on the demonstrator are even made from DuPont™ Delrin® acetal resins, which are specified by customers to make gears that are durable, self-lubricating, strong, light weight, and resistant to chemicals.
“At DuPont, part of our sustainability initiative is to build thriving communities,” said Brian Ammons, Global Business Director for Delrin®. “It’s been fun to take our advanced engineering capabilities back to the basics – like bicycles -- so we can help kids understand gears and encourage them to learn more about how things work.”
At the conclusion of the event, the displays were donated to the school science teachers for future hands-on learning.