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Posted · printing ball bearing

Does anyone knows what the ideal print adjustments are for an Ultimaker S3, to print a ball bearing? And what could be the minimum space between the housing and the ball? Notice that the shaft diameter is 20mm.

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    Posted · printing ball bearing

    Try engineering profiles?


    This could be very interesting for testing and demonstration toys. But I wouldn't do it for functional parts in equipment. The balls are very likely to go sliding instead of rolling, wear out soon, and even melt if printed in PLA.


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