material selection

Discussion in 'My Work In Progress' started by wolfv, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. wolfv
    wolfv New Member
    I am seeking some advice on material selection for making a friction ball & socket clamp.

    The socket is clamped to the ball with a binder screw. Here is a similar example from RAM Mounts:

    For the clamp to hold much force, the material needs strength and have friction.
    Is "Strong & Flexible" nylon too slippery?
    Is "Fine Detail Plastic" acrylic-based photopolymer strong enough?
    I have no experience with any of Shapeway's materials. This will be my first go at 3D printing. I Appreciate your advice.
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2013
  2. wolfv
    wolfv New Member