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material selection [message #66082] Sat, 13 April 2013 01:58 UTC Go to next message
avatar wolfv  is currently offline wolfv
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I am seeking some advice on material selection for making a friction ball & socket clamp.

The socket is clamped to the ball with a binder screw. Here is a similar example from RAM Mounts:
sockethttp://www.rammount.com/Gallery/images/RAP-SB-275-45U/RAP-SB-275-45U.jpgballhttp://www.rammount.com/Gallery/images/RAP-SB-275-MFU/RAP-SB-275-MFU.jpg

For the clamp to hold much force, the material needs strength and have friction.
Is "Strong & Flexible" nylon too slippery?
Is "Fine Detail Plastic" acrylic-based photopolymer strong enough?
I have no experience with any of Shapeway's materials. This will be my first go at 3D printing. I Appreciate your advice.

[Updated on: Sat, 13 April 2013 13:42 UTC]

Re: material selection [message #66119 is a reply to message #66082 ] Sun, 14 April 2013 18:42 UTC Go to previous message
avatar wolfv  is currently offline wolfv
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There tutorials answered my questions:
http://www.shapeways.com/tutorials/designing_mechanical_part s_for_3d_printing
http://www.shapeways.com/tutorials/designing_mechanical_part s_3d_printing_the_whoosh
http://www.shapeways.com/tutorials/design_rules_for_3d_print ing

 
   
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