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Increasing stiffness with carbon rods? [message #86246] Sat, 15 March 2014 14:00 UTC Go to next message
avatar feklee  is currently offline feklee
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I am thinking about reinforcing a WSF printed object with carbon rods. At modulor.de I could buy: Pultruded carbon fibre (CRP) tube, ø 3.0 mm

The idea would be to put channels of 3 mm diameter into the design, that can accomodate the carbon rods.

Any experience? Suggestions?

[Updated on: Sat, 15 March 2014 17:27 UTC]

Re: Increasing stiffness with carbon rods? [message #86255 is a reply to message #86246 ] Sat, 15 March 2014 17:24 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I've no experience with combining Shapeways WSF with carbon rods, but the principle seems sound.
I'd watch out for print tolerances though, maybe make the channels slightly undersized with a view to bore them out to the right size.

Paul


Re: Increasing stiffness with carbon rods? [message #86294 is a reply to message #86255 ] Sun, 16 March 2014 19:16 UTC Go to previous message
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stop4stuff wrote on Sat, 15 March 2014 17:24

maybe make the channels slightly undersized with a view to bore them out to the right size.

Thanks for the suggestion, Paul! However, boring out the channels with a normal drill would be problematic: They are somewhere around 20 cm long.

 
   
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