A Theoretical-Experimental Study on the Influence of FDM Parameters on the Dimensions of Cylindrical Spur Gears Made of PLA

Authors

  • Dragos Gabriel Zisopol Mechanical Engineering Department, Petroleum-Gas University Ploiesti, Romania
  • Mihail Minescu Mechanical Engineering Department, Petroleum-Gas University Ploiesti, Romania
  • Dragos Valentin Iacob Production Department, Marelli Ploiesti Romania, Romania
Volume: 13 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 10471-10477 | April 2023 | https://doi.org/10.48084/etasr.5733

Abstract

This paper presents the results of a theoretical-experimental study on the influence of FDM parameters (height of the deposited layer at one pass Hs and percentage of filling Pu) on the dimensions of cylindrical spur gears made of PLA (shaft diameter d and bore diameter D). In this context, we designed the 3D model of a cylindrical gear with module m= 1 and z= 60 spur teeth, which we used for FDM 3D printing of 27 PLA parts with different values of coating height deposited at a pitch Hs of 0.10, 0.15, 0.20mm and different values 50, 75, and 100% of filling percentage Pu. The 324 values obtained from measuring the diameters d and D of 27 cylindrical spur gears made of PLA and the calculated values of statistical indicators (arithmetic mean, standard deviation, dispersion) were used to determine the dimensional accuracy of the analyzed parts. The study results show that the percentage of filling has a greater influence than the shaft diameter on the dimensional accuracy of cylindrical spur gears made of PLA.

Keywords:

3D printing, FDM parameters, spur gears

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D. G. Zisopol, M. Minescu, and D. V. Iacob, “A Theoretical-Experimental Study on the Influence of FDM Parameters on the Dimensions of Cylindrical Spur Gears Made of PLA”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 10471–10477, Apr. 2023.

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