Rotating (interlocking) Keychain In One Piece.

Discussion in 'Technologies and Hardware' started by bkyap, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. bkyap
    bkyap New Member
    Hi
    I would like to thank everyone here as I learned alot just from reading the forum.
    I designed this piece and would like it to be produced in Polished Brass. It has a rotating center piece with an outer frame kinda like those rotating keychain. I would like to have it produced in one single piece and still able to rotate so that I need not have to manually assemble the two pieces.

    Is this possible to produce in Shapeways?

    I have uploaded a animated GIF photo and hope it is able to show up correctly.

    Thanks
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    Last edited: Apr 19, 2017
  2. kaadesign
    kaadesign Well-Known Member
  3. mkroeker
    mkroeker Well-Known Member
    See https://www.shapeways.com/forum/t/tips-tricks-designing-for-interlocking-metals.51522/ for some information about the possibilities and limitations. The "interlocking" metal print is still done by lost-wax casting exactly like the non-interlocking brass, just with the parts joined by a temporary bridge. I suspect this will not work to create the freely rotating axle in your model, certainly not with the ends sitting in a blind hole.