Time slot 1: 8:00 am
Time slot 2: 4:00 pm
Duration: approx. 30 minutes
Learn in 60 seconds how to calculate the service life of 3D printed plastic gears! This workshop will help you gain the necessary tools to be able to design your custom gears quickly and easily, significantly reducing valuable trial and test time.
What can a 3D printed gear, manufactured from iglidur® material withstand? This can be calculated easily using the online calculation tool, even without load capacities. How does it work? Tom Krause, head of additive manufacturing at igus® will show you.
The iglidur® plastics specially developed for 3D printing have a much higher wear resistance compared to regular 3D printing materials. As a result, wear resistance and friction are comparable to iglidur® plain bearings manufactured in the injection moulding process. By 3D printing, production for special parts is considerably faster and the omitted tool costs offer considerable savings. The igus® 3D printing materials are therefore ideally suited for industrial use as a durable functional part.
As with all igus® products, the parts produced using 3D printing methods are extensively tested for wear and friction in our state of the art in-house test laboratory. Here it possible to determine the expected service life of many products such as plain bearings, xiros® ball bearings and gears.
We offer expert advice in addition to the free practical online tools and configurators, as well as free samples of both our materials and your required parts.
Our team of design engineers have been developing innovative materials and solutions for 3D printing since 2014. With more than 120,000 printed parts in 2019, 11 iglidur® wear-resistant materials, eight SLS machines distributed across Europe, Asia and America and a worldwide customer base, additive manufacturing is now firmly established as one of igus® GmbH's production processes.
Tom Krause is the head of additive production at igus®. Having identified a private passion for 3D printing, he started the additive manufacturing of abrasion-resistant components at igus® GmbH. During this online workshop, Tom will share his expertise in the optimisation of durable 3D printing gears and will be available to answer any questions you may have on this topic.
We will teach you how to configure your gear, will discuss the required tolerance's and show you how to order your parts online.
You will have the opportunity to ask questions along the way and we will hopefully be able to answer them!
After a short introduction, Tom will show you how to use the gear life calculator. You can then try out this with your own gears within your application. We want this to be interactive, not just way one information!
If you are unable to attend our workshop, please register anyway - after the workshop we will send the recording to all registered participants.