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Good source for small motor and metal gears?

Does anyone have a good source for small motors and metal gears?  I was surprised to find that I can 3D print plastic gears cheaper than buying them at a local hobby store but would prefer metal if I can find them.  I need between 1" and 2" sizes, and not just random pieces.  They need to be the same pitch so they'll mesh.

JeffreyD42 years ago

Why not do three r's and reduce your cost, reuse motors out of old tape decks and vcrs' (and gears) and recycle the rest of it.

walter.warren1 (author)  JeffreyD42 years ago

Thanks for the suggestion. This is for an artistic piece and I think I've settled upon a custom designed gear that I'll get 3D printed. I found a local guy that will do the 12 I need for the same price shapeways.com wanted for two.

Honus2 years ago

For metal gears try Stock Drive Products-

https://sdp-si.com/?aspxerrorpath=/eStore/Direct.a...

McMaster- Carr is also great for gears.

For small motors try Pololu-

https://www.pololu.com/category/22/motors-and-gearboxes