It's not a secret that the main element of many mechanisms is the cogwheel. In manufacturing or household - the operation of many devices is based on the motion transmitted by pairs of cogwheels. For this reason, it's not surprising that cogwheels are one of the most commonly worn parts. This is not a problem if the gear you need is available at the store. However, it's a bit more complicated when no one manufactures or sells such devices or their spare parts. Should you buy a new device then? Definitely not.
One such order was the restoration of worn cogwheels of agricultural machinery. In the absence of spare parts on the market, a failure of the cogwheels could have caused serious losses to its owner, who would have to buy a new unit. However, thanks to 3D technology, we restored worn gears in just a few business days.
After the customer provided the worn cogwheels, our engineers performed the necessary measurements and restored the gear with CAD software. 3D modeled cogwheels were printed of PA2200 material on an industrial SLS technology 3D printer. This combination of material and technology ensures the highest product strength, which is especially important due to the long service life of the gear.
Restoration and 3D printing of gears allowed the customer to get an item that no longer exists on the market and do it especially quickly and with high quality as well.
3D printing technology: SLS (Selective Laser Sintering)
3D printing material: PA2200
Size (mm): 112.20 x 112.20 x 60.00 and 132.00 x 132.00 x 40.00