Have you had enough of plastic gears wearing out too soon? Then go for 3D printed gears made of high-performance plastics, such as iglidur® I6. The 3D printer can manage even the most complicated of geometric designs, no matter whether spur gears, worm wheels, helical-bevel gears or double gears are involved. In addition to the design of the gear itself, it is just as important to make the right choice of material. Laboratory tests have shown that gears made of iglidur® I6 are still fully functional even after one million rotation cycles. Unlike their machined equivalents made of polyoxymethylene (POM). When tested, they were worn after 321,000 cycles, the teeth became blunt and finally broke off after 621,000 cycles. In everyday life, this would have meant plant downtime.
Module: 1.25, teeth: 38, width: 10mm, transmission: 1:38, speed: 12rpm, load: 4.9Nm.
1) iglidur I6 (igus SLS): after 1 million cycles only little wear, fully functional
2) POM (milled): completely worm out after 621,000 cycles
3) PBT (milled): fracture after 155,000 cycles
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