Accelerated testing of the Wear Behavior of 3D-printed Spur Gears

Authors

  • Alexandra Ileana Portoaca Mechanical Engineering Department, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania
  • Dragos Gabriel Zisopol Mechanical Engineering Department, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania
  • Razvan George Ripeanu Mechanical Engineering Department, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania
  • Ion Nae Mechanical Engineering Department, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania
  • Maria Tanase Mechanical Engineering Department, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania
Volume: 14 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 13845-13850 | June 2024 | https://doi.org/10.48084/etasr.7113

Abstract

This paper presents the results of an in-depth investigation of 3D-printed plastic gears made of ABS, PLA, and annealed PLA. Wear tests performed on a specialized rig underscore the superior wear resistance of ABS gears, while the annealing process shows a modest improvement in PLA gear durability. The novelty of this study is a comprehensive evaluation of the wear behavior of different 3D printed materials under different loading conditions. This study introduces an innovative accelerated testing method, emphasizing efficiency in product development through reduced testing durations and adaptability to various scenarios.

Keywords:

spur gears, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), polylactic acid (PLA), annealing, wear, accelerated testing

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A. I. Portoaca, D. G. Zisopol, R. G. Ripeanu, I. Nae, and M. Tanase, “Accelerated testing of the Wear Behavior of 3D-printed Spur Gears”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 13845–13850, Jun. 2024.

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