Are 3D printed gears applicable for industrial use?
I want to print some gears with ABS.
- What will their lifespan be? How long will they last if I use them, for example, every day?
Well, to determine the time life of the gears you will need to do a test called ALT (Accelerated Life Time) but the parts should be last for a long time (not years) however this can be determined by thickness.
The torque required is not than much like a tuning up the radio volume, so if you are going to create a gear box to increase torque, just grease the parts to reduce heating on friction.