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Broken gear on your paper shredder? Don’t throw it out! Print a new one!

by on Mar.29, 2015, under 3d printing, Electronics, Reprap Prusa

I had this industrial paper shredder forever, it always had one broken tooth on the main drive gear that made a cringe-able thump every rotation. (Hence why I acquired it for free :) )

Info of the shredder: The worn sticker says”world ssc5″  after some research I found it to also be known as the “CCS 5000 Achiever”

After many years of use and abuse I finally gave up when the thump became louder and it was very apparent that the gears were slipping now.

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Another tooth was broken! Is this the end of my shredder?

Not with my 3d printer!

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The gear was very worn so I took extra measurements as I coded the gear in OpenSCAD.

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After a few minutes I had my model rendered out and nearly identical, except for a thicker wall for added strength.

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This was my first attempt at printing ABS for something use able.

There was a little wobble in the print, not sure why yet, but it was all within tolerance.

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Might be due to cooling too fast or using 100% infill :D

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Test time!

Quiet and smooth! Success!


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