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will my design print in Grey robust? [message #12657] Mon, 10 May 2010 15:21 UTC Go to next message
avatar liquid98  is currently offline liquid98
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Hi,

I uploaded some images from my model, i want to print it in gray robust. Is this material suitable for my design?


http://lh6.ggpht.com/_P7FrbhzJzPM/S-gegVIsuOI/AAAAAAAAAiA/ts27mt3hq7Q/s912/2d.jpg


http://lh5.ggpht.com/_P7FrbhzJzPM/S-gg6cbfYaI/AAAAAAAAAik/alAEORlySgo/s800/3d.jpg





Thank you very much




Re: will my design print in Grey robust? [message #12664 is a reply to message #12657 ] Mon, 10 May 2010 16:11 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Your sizes and clearances all appear to be sufficient for the material. What's the purpose of the device though? It appears to be a pulley wheel? don't know if I'd use gray robust for a pulley wheel, unless just for show.


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Re: will my design print in Grey robust? [message #12665 is a reply to message #12664 ] Mon, 10 May 2010 16:23 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yes its a pulley wheel. There will be some force on it.
I choose grey robust because of its strength. Whats your suggestion?


Tnx
Re: will my design print in Grey robust? [message #12668 is a reply to message #12657 ] Mon, 10 May 2010 17:08 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I haven't tested the strength of gray robust myself, but if I were making a piece that I would actually be using, I'd go with stainless.


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Re: will my design print in Grey robust? [message #12671 is a reply to message #12657 ] Mon, 10 May 2010 19:06 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Grey Robust should be strong enough. Ive used it for sprockets, motor mounts, and grippers on a robot. Everything except the printed parts broke in the end.

What is going in the pulley? 3mm Dia isnt very big, so you should be fine with the strength of GR. Just be sure that if it is a rubber band or something, that you sand and smooth the part before you start using it. Sometimes the GR can have slightly sharper edges depending on how it was printed.

Good Luck


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Re: will my design print in Grey robust? [message #12682 is a reply to message #12671 ] Mon, 10 May 2010 20:44 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ok thanks,

I'll go for Grey Robust, pleased to hear you can sand it too!
Re: will my design print in Grey robust? [message #12691 is a reply to message #12657 ] Tue, 11 May 2010 03:14 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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yeah, its just ABS plastic. Tough, durable, sandable plastic.

It prints in "wires" so if you look at the materials page, it looks a little bit rough.


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Re: will my design print in Grey robust? [message #12700 is a reply to message #12691 ] Tue, 11 May 2010 12:08 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Are you really sure about the dimensions?
Re: will my design print in Grey robust? [message #12710 is a reply to message #12657 ] Tue, 11 May 2010 15:06 UTC Go to previous message
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what is the thickness of the pulley? The only place i see a possible issue is the area between the side of the pulley, and the "track" It looks like its easily over 1mm, but if its not, i would recommenced you make it at least a little thicker.

If you do change it, i would probably recommend that you make that distance at least 2mm. This would ensure that it prints correctly.

Otherwise, it looks fine to me...


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