Material Question

Discussion in 'My Work In Progress' started by pintamicerca, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. pintamicerca
    pintamicerca New Member
    Good evening ladies and gentlemen.

    I want to make an rod support system using 3d printing.
    It's something that'll go mounted on my tripod and will hold my camera (2 kg) on a raised end and two 15mm width metal rods on the other

    Something like this (not exactly this one, it's just so you have an idea):
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    (the camera would go on the right side in that picture)

    I'm planning on printing just the support part (not the rods)

    I was wondering if strong and flexible plastic would be fine for it
    I realize the walls need to be thick but i don't know if the material can support the weight of my camera.

    What do you guys think?

     
  2. UniverseBecoming
    UniverseBecoming Well-Known Member
    I think it will work fine. I'd make the linear bearings with 6 mm walls and the camera platform and support 12 mm. That then would easily support 2 kg.

    Once you construct it in 3D post up the details so we can make a final judgment to be sure.