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Simple lightweight arca swiss compatible mount plate. I designed this as a starter to make some custom mount plates for my camera. I figured I would make my designs available for others who are looking for arca swiss compatible plates for their camera equipment and other gear.
The photos of the piece are of the prototype I got from ShapeWays right out of the shipping box, in the bag they packed it in. Held it up for detail and in the arca swiss compatible clamp.
The white strong flexible material is what I used for prototyping and testing the design. If you are wondering whether the plate will be a good fit for your camera gear, I strongly suggest getting the print in the low cost white strong flexible to test for size. Afterwards, if it suits your needs, you can opt for a metal print.
I'm intending to test reinforcing the open spaces of the white strong flexible print with two part epoxy putty for my own uses, but since the opening for the bolt is made of the strong white flexible material, I suspect it will not have the strength to withstand twisting stresses unless printed in metal.
If you are interested in a piece with longer dimensions or more reinforcement, please feel free to contact me.