3D printing of plastic gears: From prototype to production using the online service life calculator.

Register to our online workshop

Wednesday, 28.10.2020


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.

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The speaker: Tom Krause

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.    


What can you expect in our workshop?

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!


What is a virtual workshop?

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.