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CPE+ vs PC for functional prototypes

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I have used PC in my UM3 for functional prototypes and it works very well.

 

I am now trying CPE+ and it too is working well also.

 

I am just wondering what the difference in strength is between the two materials. I have the data sheets and understand them, but can anyone tell me (from experience) which material is stronger?

 

Again, this is just because I am curious and can not find an answer about this anywhere. Both materials are working well for me so far and both break after too much abuse. The picture attached is a section view of part of a product that mounts a cell phone to handlebars.

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Very, very late to the topic... but for this application, I'd use nylon anytime. Just be careful that your final dimensions fit, Nylon is somewhat prone to shrinkage - better print slow (~35mm/s for all speeds) and make some tests to determine if you need to use scaling or the horizontal expansion setting.

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