a good material for gears...

Discussion in 'Tools of the Trade' started by paperPino, May 2, 2012.

  1. paperPino

    paperPino New Member

    Feb 9, 2004
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    Hallo dear paper friends!
    I am working on a project involving a rather complex gear train. I would like to test the functioning of the gears without spending a lot of time with paper (that will be the final target...). I need a material easy to cut (possibly by means of the usual cutter) and sufficiently compact to ensure the test success. I tried a kind of polistyrene, but it tends to crumble..., so it does not work.
    The gears have a diameter of about 15 cm, and a thickness of about 1-1.5 cm.
    Any suggestion?
    Thank you very much!
    All the best!
  2. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    PVC, you can get it in varying thicknesses, and laminate it easily.