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Material Suggestions for a Snap fit Design [message #43444] Sat, 04 February 2012 12:20 UTC Go to next message
avatar codelectron  is currently offline codelectron
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Hi,

I am designing a component of lengh:5 CM, Width: 3CM, Height: 2CM. It consist two parts with each height 1 CM. I want to fit the top part and bottom part using snap fit design. Length of the snap fit region is .5 CM in the mid of the component length.

I would like to know the following design criterias.

What is the plastic material which supports such features more effectively ?. since it involves flexing of the plastic to fit, and pressing to open.
What is the best snap fit design for such small size component?.

If anybody has experience in this please throw some light Smile.

Thanks,
Krishna.
Re: Material Suggestions for a Snap fit Design [message #43498 is a reply to message #43444 ] Sun, 05 February 2012 19:04 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Vapour  is currently offline Vapour
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You can't go wrong with white strong and flexible. It should snap like a regular plastic and has the best finish.


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Re: Material Suggestions for a Snap fit Design [message #43546 is a reply to message #43498 ] Mon, 06 February 2012 16:46 UTC Go to previous message
avatar ana  is currently offline ana
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And there's always Polished White Strong and Flexible if you need your pieces to be nice and smooth feeling, but still affordable.


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