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Snap-fit features in injection moulding
Hi, I'm currently working on a project involving the design of consumer electronics enclosures, and I'm looking to incorporate snap-fit features into the injection-moulded parts. What are the best practices for designing snap-fit features... read more
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Jun 13
Flame retardant materials for CNC machining
Hello,I'm working on a project that requires producing flame retardant plastic connectors with very precise tolerances. I'm looking into CNC machining as injection molding seems not to be an option due to the precision... read more
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Jun 12
K7 hole tolerance on a 3D print?
Hi everyone, I have a new part I am looking to prototype. I am thinking of 3D printing out of Nylon 12. But there are features that require K7 hole tolerance. Do you think... read more
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Jun 04
Filament with low coefficient of friction
Hey everyone! Seeking advice on choosing material for 3d printing with a low coefficient of friction for moving parts. Maybe someone has any suggestions to share? thanks
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May 29
Deep pocket/cavity – CNC machining
Hi everyone,I understand that there are limitations on the depth of cavities, and it’s generally recommended not to exceed a depth-to-width ratio of 4:1. However, I have a design that requires a pocket/cavity with... read more
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Jun 05
Selecting 3D print technology and material for tablet mount
Hi everyone, I would appreciate additional information regarding the optimal choice for my project. I’m going to print a tablet mount that must be robust and durable to hold my device. What might be... read more
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May 17
Mirror polish finish for CNC parts: quoting and drawing guidelines
Hello, I would like a mirror polish on my copper CNC parts, roughness of Ra0.4 µm with mirror polishing. How do I specify this on the quoting site? Shall that be included in my... read more
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May 15
Translucent material recommendation – injection molding
Hi, I’m looking for recommendations on injection molding material. I'm in the process of placing an order and need to find material that offers specific properties. I require it to be translucent and UV... read more
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May 15
Biomedical device fabrication
Hello everyone! I am Federico,I am looking for useful information regarding the fabrication technique and consequently the most suitable materials for manufacturing a device for use in biomedical research. Specifically, the device is about... read more
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May 08
Selecting FDM 3d printing materials for chemical resistance
Hello there! I'm currently exploring FDM printing for my project and wondering about materials that could withstand 30% nitric acid at 60°C. Would a PEEK-like material be suitable? Thanks in advance!
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May 08