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Gear Set for 3D Printing

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Step 6: Making Compound Gears

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Compound gears are two or more gears that are stuck together at their center. The process is fairly simple now that the gears are made, it's just a matter of aligning then merging them.

  1. Open the gears that you want to compounderize.
  2. Copy one gear and paste it into the other gear's file.
  3. Using the "Assembly" tool, select the inner circle of the second gear and snap it to the center of the first.
  4. Select both gear solids and Boolean them into one solid.
  5. Add spokes and save for printing.
 
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