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Posted · Belt Clip

Hi,

i am printing a belt clip, like those used on walkmans. I have tried PLA and ABS with no success. Both get deformed after some hours of use. 

Is there any suitable material to print a part like this? I mean, something that can keep original shape after enduring a sustained force for some hours.

 

regards.

 

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Posted · Belt Clip

My go to tough material is PETG.  I have printed feet for patio furniture with it.  Drag them around on concrete.  But Nylon may be your best bet.

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Posted · Belt Clip

Maybe you could redesign it so that it somehow latches after attaching, with a sort of snap-fit lock? So it would become a closed circle. That would largely prevent deformations.

 

Almost all plastics will deform under continuous unbalanced load, and especially PLA and light-cured resins.

 

 

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