The Influence of Material on the Operational Characteristics of Spur Gears Manufactured by the 3D Printing Technology

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The advanced development of additive technologies over the past years led to the fact that parts made by these technologies have been increasingly used in the most diverse engineering applications. One of the most famous and the most applied additive technology is 3D printing. In this paper the influence of the material type on the operational characteristics of spur gears manufactured by the 3D printing technology is analyzed, after the experimental testing performed on a back to back gear test rig, in the predefined laboratory conditions.

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