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Trying to print 40 teeth gear, (10.48,10.48 and 1.5mm-XYZ). Its seems that gear teeths are not meshing. Plz help

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Hi, I am using CURA to print a gear model. XYZ (10.48 10.48, 1.5mm), Almost gear is coming like circle. I have tried to print 2 models and trying to make meshing. Pls can you send .stl file or settings.

It could be useful for me. Neglecting the hole of gear.



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With a standard nozzle the extruded "sausage" is 0.4mm wide. But then it gets squeezed onto the model and spreads a bit. So, it will be hard to print lines and corners smaller than 0.6mm to 0.8mm. Maybe it could be done with a 0.25mm nozzle? But I still don't think the gear will mesh properly and run smoothly.

Anyway, for best accuracy print slow and cool (e.g. 185°C for PLA).

Also, keep in mind that if you print the gear in PLA, and it has some friction or is mounted close to a motor, it will deform from 50°C on, which can be reached very soon in an enclosed housing. So you might need a high temp material (and one that can be printed with a 0.25mm nozzle, but I don't have any experience with these).

For functional items, I think you are better off buying these gears.

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