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Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Feasibility investigation of gears manufactured by fused filament fabrication
Authors: Dennig, Hans-Jörg
Zumofen, Livia
Kirchheim, Andreas
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-54334-1_22
Proceedings: Industrializing Additive Manufacturing : Proceedings of AMPA 2020
Editors of the parent work: Meboldt, Mirko
Klahn, Christoph
Page(s): 304
Pages to: 320
Conference details: 2nd International Conference on Additive Manufacturing for Products and Applications (AMPA), Zurich, 1-3 September 2020
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2020
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Springer
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Cham
ISBN: 978-3-030-54333-4
Language: English
Subjects: Gear; Fused filament fabrication; Testing; Additive manufacturing; VDI 2736
Subject (DDC): 670: Manufacturing
Abstract: This paper describes the production, quality and tests of plastic gears made by fused filament fabrication (FFF). Different 3D printers of low and high quality and four different materials were tested: PLA, ABS, PA and PA carbon fiber composite. After optimizing the print parameters, various gears were manufactured and tested. The geometry and the test procedure were executed based on the VDI 2736 standard. This paper is a feasibility study of the fatigue strength of different gears. There is no material data set for the specific FFFMaterials and certain printers. The results show, that the quality of the printing process and the accuracy of the geometry are not responsible for the failure mode. The most important parameter is the friction coefficient of the different materials. Due to friction the tooth root will heat up and effect the material properties. PLA gears failed due to the low melting temperature, whereas ABS and PA gears failed on tooth root fracture.
Fulltext version: Accepted version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Restricted until: 2021-09-01
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Centre for Product and Process Development (ZPP)
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