3D Printing - is this viable?

  1. rtcosic

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    Off to measure the mast!
     
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  2. Dev

    Dev 8th generation, Weyland type

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    yeah that’s a quick model based on your photo and a couple of assumptions - estimated the distance between the eyes as 120mm and the eyes themselves are 9mm, I think, maybe 10 - I can’t remember and I don’t have it front of me.
     
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  4. tflnemesis

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    If you are wanting strength PETG is the filament to print them in.

    I have had quite a bit of success copying plastic parts and printing new, mate of mine has all new window hinges and catches in his caravan printed by me. Just a shame all I had was red PETG :laughing:.

    I could fab that up in fusion and have it printing within a couple of hours easy. The main problem will be getting the measurements right, but thats easy enough if you have a complete original.
     
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  5. mike os

    mike os just a little insane.....

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    Mainly titanium... but also some copper when thermal conductivity is not the prime concern
     
  6. ukracer Forum Supporter

    Impressive...
     
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  7. rtcosic

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    The Passap machines were very popular in Canada and there was a world-renowned specialist there who has since retired.

    That spares supplier's website is a little misleading. It lists every spare part originally on Passap's parts list. But when you look at the individual item many are 'out of stock' despite displaying a price.

    If I measure the item more accurately would you refine the drawing?
     
  8. Dev

    Dev 8th generation, Weyland type

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    Sure. I don’t expect any of the dimensions are actually critical other than the clamp onto the shaft... mast... sticky up bit.
    But I can tweak it to whatever.
     
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  9. mike os

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    You don't want to see the invoices
     
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  10. Dev

    Dev 8th generation, Weyland type

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    I don't know where the forces are on this part or where it failed - I'm guessing the weakness is the attachment point.


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  11. rtcosic

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    Some Photographs and my effort at a dimensioned SketchUp drawing:

    Cross Section. Black marker on clear plastic, looking at the underside:


    The Mast. A U shaped extrusion c. 1.2 mm thick. Pressed lips to engage in the slot on the plastic:


    A loose cable runs inside the extrusion :


    An attempt at dimensioned drawing:



    The slots to engage with the lips is 18mm deep measured from the bottom. The centre line of the legs is also at 18mm from the bottom. The triangulation runs underneath.

    Measure yourself thusly, PM an address and a jumper may appear as if by magic:

     
  12. ukracer Forum Supporter

    I bet I don't..lol
     
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  13. Dev

    Dev 8th generation, Weyland type

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    Alright here's an attempt - The weakness is still the internal clamp but I've made it thicker, hopefully the cable still fits. If it were me I'd do away with holding it internally and clamp on the outside of the mast - less elegant, but less fragile too. I've made the gap 1.7mm but put a 2 degree taper on the inside of the part that makes with the lugs. What do you reckon?
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  14. Dev

    Dev 8th generation, Weyland type

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  15. rtcosic

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    Is that actually printed?

    I'll drop you a PM for exchange of addresses
     
  16. garethp Forum Supporter

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    Where are the originals breaking? No point in copying a weak point if they are breaking in the same place.
     
  17. rtcosic

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    The originals break their 'arms' due to 'impact damage' - they get knocked about when moving the machine, walking past it etc. They are also over 30 years old and UV gets to them eventually even indoors.
    They don't fail due to any in-service loads.
     
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  18. rtcosic

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    The slots should be 'blind' and be about 18mm long with about a 10mm closed length to sit on the projections in the mast, but the printed arms are an 'interference' fit, aren't under any material load other than their own weight so.......................


    they work fine!

    Happy SWMBO, except having washed the jumper - as is normal - it's shrunk. It's quietly 'resting' with a little tension on it to try to persuade it back to the planned dimensions. The knitting equivalent of percussive persuasion of a distorted weldment.

    Edit: didn't 'proofread' the photo - the clever phone has focussed on the wrong yarn guide.
     
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  19. mike os

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    so it suffered a little hydraulic compression?
     
  20. rtcosic

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    Nope - she blames thermal contraction. Wool's like that apparently.

    Not a major problem - neighbour is about 5' 4" so may get a gardening jumper and @Dev gets a slightly delayed replacement.
     
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