Hello from St.Petersburg

Discussion in 'Newcomers Lounge' started by svofski, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. svofski
    svofski New Member
    Just saying hi! Probably a new blip on your destinations map. And here's hoping that Strong & Flexible is not merely a decorative object material as the disclaimer says ;)
  2. Schorhr
    Schorhr New Member
    The material is defenatly more then just decorative :) What are you planning on using it for?
  3. svofski
    svofski New Member
    Thank you!

    I'm printing hinges for a little robot I'm planning to make, bearing housings. Stuff that I could make myself from scraps but it would take too much effort to do them manually. I noticed that some people go as far as printing the entire mech assemblies, in pieces or even fully assembled. But from the results so far it appears that for a reliable mechanism it's better to trust the actual friction to real bearings, while printed parts make great flanges, housings etc.
  4. Schorhr
    Schorhr New Member
    I'dd suggest you look at some of the reprap parts, and mechaincal parts in the shops... The material is just awesome ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEUlmsLe12Y )

    Even though it is sandy to the touch, rotating parts move better then I expected. Of course it still has its limits, and for some parts other materials offered may be a better solution. My suggestion: Order some test parts first :)
  5. svofski
    svofski New Member
    Thanks, I looked and I asked around. Just to make it a sure shot I made my "test" parts very generous in wall thicknesses and all.. I want to see the material in the first place, that's something pictures and words can't really explain. Can't wait!