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strenght comparison [message #63139] Sun, 03 March 2013 18:24 UTC Go to next message
avatar tzenobite  is currently offline tzenobite
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hi to all Smile
im'm new of 3d printing, i'm planning to use it to make some parts for my bike
i got a recumbent bike and i want to make a new steering bar design, 3d printed parts may have to be robusts and slightly flexible, so i'm wondering if strong and flexible plastic will be enough "solid" to be comparable, with a good design, to aluminium parts
Re: strenght comparison [message #63307 is a reply to message #63139 ] Tue, 05 March 2013 22:29 UTC Go to previous message
avatar UniverseBecoming  is currently offline UniverseBecoming
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I wouldn't trust it for such an important component. Unless you designed it so that it was redundant; such that if a control arm broke you could still maintain control with another control arm.

Even for non printed nylon I wouldn't trust it. Not for those mission critical control system parts.. Smile

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