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I'm interested for a kick ass material for crash tests (base of bindings, top of trucks and hubs

I remember the bad old days of Bennet skateboard truck base plates: they broke so often I gave up on them, and would be wary of using plastic (even injection-molded glass-reinforced nylon like the Bennets) for any truck component. My application is a little less demanding, but I've had to abandon using printed parts for testing.. just not strong enough for safety :(

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Going to weight in since we print functional parts on a weekly basis at work.

ABS = Durable, impact resistant

PETG = Flexible, Durable

Nylon = Strong, Flexible, Durable

PET = Strong, Flexible, Durable

PCP = Strong, Flexible, Durable, Heat Resistant

For your application you will want PETG if you need some flexibility, ABS if you do not. Nylon is a good choice too. Word of advice, PETG does not play well with supports (PITA to remove) unlike ABS.

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