ron, without seeing the parts it's tough to say, but our cnc guys have done
some very intricate work and they might be able to provide some insight.
will pattison, idsa
From: Ron Clemons [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2001 1:59 PM
To: RP Mailing List
Cc: Michael Mayes
Subject: Another Mission Impossible
I'm sure every bureau gets their share of these, but.....I have a customer
who needs some "choice plastic" protos, with very small detail for
functional testing, and of course they don't want to spend a lot of money!
Therefore, tooling/molding and fine-detail machining come to mind first.
The standard RP methods have been ruled out because the teeth need to be
fully filled and the strength requirements exceed the capabilities of the RP
stuff. The customer is having low cost tooling done overseas, but wants
some parts beforehand for testing. Any realistic realistic suggestions are
* outer dims: 1.30"D x .180"H
* teeth: on top of ring, .046" base, .034" from base to apex
* ribs: .29" base x .009" apex
* material: nylon 6
* outer dims: 1.135"D x 4.913L
* has threads on one end on the OD
* material ABS
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