Design, structurally sound

Discussion in 'Design and Modeling' started by bleskowsky, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. bleskowsky
    bleskowsky New Member
    My first post, quick question

    From a design point of view, how structurally sound is a wall 1 mm thick for let's say Strong and Flexible material?

    For example, let's say you modeled a tray for Strong and Flexible material with the following bounding box dimensions: 9cm x 5cm x 2cm. Would a wall of 1mm thickness be too brittle? Warping shouldn't be an issue since the thickness-length ration should be fine.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2013
  2. stonysmith
    stonysmith Well-Known Member Moderator
    Strong and Flexible is anything but "brittle". "Pliable" is a better term for it.
    The S&F materials are PA22 Nylon. There's a video on Youtube showing a credit-card sized peice being flexed without breakage.
     
  3. bleskowsky
    bleskowsky New Member
    That's good to know. I will design my next model accordingly.

    Thanks again!