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structural strength of the SS? [message #56815] Wed, 14 November 2012 07:29 UTC Go to next message
avatar piethout  is currently offline piethout
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Wondering what the difference say between printing a 9" x 1" x 5/16" bar of SS versus using the real thing. Application is a folding chair where some leveraged load will be applied against it. Just wondering if youd say the printed SS can bear loads 90% the same as a solid bar or 50% or 20%... Is it totally not the same material strengthwise when placing leveraged loads on it?

Say you screw 4" to a board and load the end significantly. Will the solid SS bar far outlast the Printed one?

General answers are great, I just have no conception of its differences.

[Updated on: Wed, 14 November 2012 07:31 UTC]

Re: structural strength of the SS? [message #56826 is a reply to message #56815 ] Wed, 14 November 2012 13:58 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar roofoo  is currently offline roofoo
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I don't know about the strength, but you do realize you are going to pay an astronomical price to get it 3D printed? Just buy a piece of stainless steel bar from a building supplier like most people do. Rolling Eyes


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Re: structural strength of the SS? [message #57181 is a reply to message #56815 ] Tue, 20 November 2012 20:02 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar natalia  is currently offline natalia
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You can actually just input those dimensions in the materials page and get a quote:
http://www.shapeways.com/materials
and click: I have a specific model to print.

Then you will see the price instantly and you can make a comparision with how much it would cost buying a traditional piece.

Or, you can model a 9" x 1" x 5/16" box and upload it to get a price quote


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Re: structural strength of the SS? [message #57505 is a reply to message #57181 ] Mon, 26 November 2012 18:30 UTC Go to previous message
avatar bvr  is currently offline bvr
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It would be interesting to see the results from a reduced section tensile test and perhaps a charpy impact test.
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