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Interlocking Gears CAD File

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Get in gear with our twist on a Montessori favorite, interlocking disks! 

    This product is an .stl file that you can use with your 3D printer to print the Interlocking Gears at home right now! We recommend sanding and using a smoothing method on this print to ensure the textures are safe for teething. Choose your materials carefully and always supervise your baby while playing with 3D printed materials!

    Note: All files are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. File sharing and reproduction of the file for commercial use is strictly prohibited. 

    How does this toy help babies grow?

    This toy gives babies and toddlers opportunities to practice:
    - hand to hand passing
    - cross-body movements
    - open hand grip
    - motivated reaching
    - wrist rotation
    - asymmetrical hand movements
    - sensing textures with fingers and mouth
    - exploring the teeth of the gears

    How old should babies be to play with this toy?

    2 months+

    How was this toy made?

    We recommend using ABS filament or another material amenable to vapor smoothing to print this toy with supports. In lieu of vapor smoothing, you can carefully sand and examine the fine textures to be sure there are no sharp points. Always wash thoroughly with soap and water before giving to a child for supervised play.

    How big is this toy?

    2.5 x 3.75 x 2.5 in. (put together); 2.5 x 2.5 x 0.5 in (each gear)

    How do you get free shipping?

    Digital files to 3D print gears and view/print the play guide will be emailed within 1-2 days of your order. Digital products are not eligible for returns after files have been sent.

    Anything else?

    The included play guide file outlines:
    - milestones your baby will be working on between 2-8 months
    - ways to play with the gears throughout your baby's first year and beyond
    - a toddler-friendly explanation of how gears work