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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?

1 Answer 1

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.