A Camshaft is a shaft on which a cam is fastened or a cam forms as an integral part. It is an important component of an internal combustion engine which plays a major role in operating the valves. 3D printing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. An object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the entire object is created. Hence it is called as 3D printing or additive manufacturing.

The main objective of this work is to produce prototype of two wheeler camshaft and helical camshaft which are designed in Creo Parametric 2.0, analyzed using ANSYS workbench 2016 and 3D printed using Makerbot Replicator Z18. Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) is the material used in 3D printer to produce the camshaft.

3D printing allows innovative ideas into successful end products rapidly and efficiently. 3D printing is still on a developing stage where more research and investigations are being in process. This work concludes that camshaft with helical cam lobe is more favorable as compared to spherical lobe.

3D Printing, Camshaft, Poly Lactic Acid.
How to Cite this Article?
Ramana, M. V., Sailaja, G. S., Naresh, R., and Reddy, S. S. (2017). 3D Printing of Camshafts. i-manager’s Journal on Mechanical Engineering, 7(1), 21-27.
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