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icon5.gif  Please help with my choice of material [message #49448] Wed, 06 June 2012 05:50 UTC Go to next message
avatar jens.renders  is currently offline jens.renders
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Hi,
I am making a key on shapeways and I have doubts about the material I should pick

This is the model: http://shpws.me/87dO

The problem is the little ladge that turns in the lock, this is only 1.9 mm thick...

so, if I print it in White strong and flexible there should be no problem printing it, but will it be strong enough to turn a lock?

and if i print it in stainless steel it will ofcourse be strong enough but will it be printed without breaking?

What do you guy's think?


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Re: Please help with my choice of material [message #49463 is a reply to message #49448 ] Wed, 06 June 2012 12:48 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Check out the Stainless under 3mm rules to see if possibly it would be alright. Depending on how easy it would be to get broken 3D printed plastic out of the lock, I might consider a detail material. They are more rigid than WSF so they wont bend as easily, but they would break before WSF would.


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Re: Please help with my choice of material [message #49472 is a reply to message #49463 ] Wed, 06 June 2012 14:49 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Youknowwho4eva wrote on Wed, 06 June 2012 12:48

Check out the Stainless under 3mm rules to see if possibly it would be alright. Depending on how easy it would be to get broken 3D printed plastic out of the lock, I might consider a detail material. They are more rigid than WSF so they wont bend as easily, but they would break before WSF would.

I don't think the flexybility would be a problem, would it? is it that flexible? And do you think the key would not break when its printed in WSF?


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Re: Please help with my choice of material [message #49474 is a reply to message #49448 ] Wed, 06 June 2012 15:29 UTC Go to previous message
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I don't know Razz I know I've had flimsy keys in the past, It really depends on the lock. I think if the lock is too stiff, you could sheer the head of the key off. I don't know if turning the key would manipulate the teeth out of position either. I'd test it on a $5 lock before I'd try it on my car though.


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