Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) is an advanced technology to produce quality gears of metals and plastics. Some significant benefits such as capability to handle complex gear shapes and design, and produce near net-shaped gears; resource efficiency; and rapid product development etc. make this process a sustainable alternate to the other processes of gear manufacturing. This paper sheds light on the development of some of the important additive layer manufacturing processes such as Stereolithography, Fused Deposition Modeling, and 3D Printing to manufacture gears. The article aims to facilitate researchers and encourages them to do further research and development for improved gear quality, process productivity, and sustainability.
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