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Threads? [message #36433] Tue, 11 October 2011 18:40 UTC Go to next message
avatar dharps  is currently offline dharps
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Would a female thread work for a shapeways model? I wish to have an 8-32 (major diameter about 4.2 mm) Any experience or opinion. Thanks dharps in USA
Re: Threads? [message #36434 is a reply to message #36433 ] Tue, 11 October 2011 18:44 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That depends on a lot of things. Which material? Do you want the thread printed? what size threads? For printing threads in any material, the larger the better.

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Re: Threads? [message #36457 is a reply to message #36434 ] Wed, 12 October 2011 03:13 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thank you for the reply.
Sorry that I wasn't specific enough. Yes, my question is if a female thread can be printed, and be usable. My material selection is Stainless Steel. As I mentioned the thread in question is 8-32, that's a major diameter of about 4.2 mm. It depends on your perspective if that is small or large. I am perfectly capable of threading a hole, post production of the model, but the Being able to "tap" this thread in a model would make Shapeways production more valuable to me.
Re: Threads? [message #36478 is a reply to message #36457 ] Wed, 12 October 2011 09:42 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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32 TPI is too fine for printed detail in Stainless Steel. You might get away with it in White Strong & Flexible (depending on the thread profile) and it would work ok in Frosted Ultra Detail but FUD is a bit brittle so expect stripped threads.

And alternative would be to have a hole and fit a threaded insert.

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Re: Threads? [message #36500 is a reply to message #36478 ] Wed, 12 October 2011 13:15 UTC Go to previous message
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Thank You for the advice. I am waiting for printed models with holes. I will tap a few holes and consider inserts after that.
Thanks again
PS I am making parts to be used to build harps.

 
   
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