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Gear Wheels

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Fraunhofer IGCV
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Gear Wheels
Benefit: Weight Saving
Main Forming Process: Additive Manufacturing
End Use Sector: Automotive
Material: Stainless Steel


New concept of gear drives designed for and produced by Laser beam Melting with normal module 4,5 mm and 24 teeth. The gear drive includes a biomimetic lightweight design and functional integration such as a conformal cooling and an integrated cooling lubricant supply. Project done with the support of German Research Foundation (DFG).


  • Lightweight design
  • Active cooling of the gear allowing entirely new operating points
  • Pre-series production of gears for prototyping
  • Economical production of gears for special applications with a low production volume

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