Improving the Strength & Accuracy of 3D Printed Gears

In the recently published ‘Strength and geometry parameters accuracy improvement of 3D printed polymer gears,’ the authors focus on refining strength and precision in FDM 3D printing. Here, rotary motion…

Heraeus Creates Largest 3D Printed Gear Wheel Made from Amorphous Metals

Another historical milestone has been met in 3D printing—a technology known for outdoing itself on a continued basis—with the introduction of the largest 3D printed gear wheel ever fabricated in…

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…

Former NASA Engineer Builds Massive NERF Blaster with Help from Eclectical Engineering and a 3D Printer

Like many children of the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s, I participated in many a NERF battle as a kid. I’ve both won and lost many times, and have taken enemies…

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…

3D Print Your Own Mini DC Motor Driven Reduction Gear Train

The concept of a gear train is a rather simple one: there are two wheels with teeth on them that when connected can be used to drive or move a…

An Incredible Custom Mechanical Clock Made with a ZMorph Hybrid 3D Printer

Matt Olczyk has designed, printed, milled and cut a pretty incredible looking Custom Mechanical Clock. But his trick was that he was able to use the same machine to do it,…

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