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Durable spur gears in 3D printing

Change spur gears now: Up to 80% more wear-resistant than milled and injection-moulded

► Quick production: Ready to ship in 3 day
► Configure the right spur gear in 60 seconds with our free CAD templates
► No machine downtime: Service life calculator for spur gears

Gear CAD configurator

Spur gear CAD configurator

No CAD at hand? With our gear configurator, you can create an individual spur gear model with optimised tooth root geometry in less than 60 seconds.

Free spur gear sample

3D printed spur gear sample

Still not convinced? See for yourself: we will be happy to send you a free sample spur gear.

Spur gear service life calculator

Service life calculator for 3D printed spur gear

How long does a 3D printed spur gear last? Simply enter the parameters of the application and then calculate the foreseeable service life with just a few clicks of the mouse.

3D printing design guide

Design tips for 3D printing service
Download design guide (PDF)

Guidelines for polymer gears

Guidelines for 3D printed gears
Download gear guidelines (PDF)

3D printed gears made of iglidur high-performance polymers

► Predictable service life
► Any geometry possible: special shapes and replacement parts
► Optimised tooth root geometry for longer service life
► Self-lubricating: dry operation thanks to solid lubricants
Last up to 5 times longer than regular plastic gears
Tested and proven: gears made of iglidur have a considerably longer service life than machined or injection-moulded gears made of regular plastics.

What material is better for what type of gear? 

  • iglidur I3  is characterised by higher strength, is especially well-suited for spur gears and helical-bevel gears, and can be used  for all other kinds of wear-resistant gears.
  • iglidur I6  has optimised sliding properties and is therefore ideal for worm gears or other gears where conformity with food standards is required.
  • iglidur I8-ESD is suitable for gears where ESD properties are necessary, e.g. for ATEX 

3D printed polymer gears

Customer applications with 3D printed gears

Information about 3D printing at igus®

Why 3D printing at igus?

Further information about

  • our materials
  • additive processes
  • Services and support

Polymer gear wear tests

3D printing wear tests

iglidur polymers are more wear-resistant than PLA, ABS and other materials and manufacturing processes

igus 3D printing news

3D printing news

Innovations in the field of industrial 3D printing. New products and services for additive manufacturing with wear-resistant polymers.


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