Comparing the Operational Characteristics of Plastic 3D Printed Spur Gears

Spur gears, which can achieve high transmission ratio and energy efficiency, are comment elements used in the transmission of motion and high intensity power for mechanical power drives, i.e. belt…

3D Printed Replacement Gear Lasts Welder Seven Months

It’s been widely agreed upon since the early 1980s that the direct value of 3D printing is found in rapid prototyping. 3D printing prototypes helps companies speed up product development…

GrabCAD and Stratasys Education Team Up for the da Vinci Gear System Challenge

There probably will never be another person alive like Leonardo da Vinci. He was born in a period of time quite unique in all of history, right in the midst…

Strength, Performance & Durability: Can 3D Printed Gears Really Pass Muster?

Gears are often an intrinsic part of mechanical objects. And no matter how you spin the issue, we know several things: they must be strong, durable, and capable of withstanding…

Sculpteo Answers Everything You Always Wanted to Know about 3D Printing Gear Sets!

If you are into developing complex mechanical systems, then you already know that it can be quite a challenge to design working gear sets. Maybe you were lucky to receive…

U.S. Army Researches 3D Printing For Use in Uniforms and Gear

It seems like every week we cover another story related to the United States Army’s current and future applications of 3D printing, both on and off the battlefield. From 3D printed…


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