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Posted · Best material for a working prototype?

I have a part I'm needing to print.  The material must be very strong but I need it to have a slight flex for a rope to release through. Picture is just an example I pulled from Thingiverse.

It will be similar to how this works.  I am using an Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle

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    Posted · Best material for a working prototype?

    Hey @JohnWilkerson,

     

    Personally I use PLA for a prototype and move to a different material if it breaks. 

    Will it be used outside and will it be wet? 

    You can also consider taking a glass or carbon fiber filled composite. 
    You can read more about it here:
    https://ultimaker.com/learn/glass-vs-carbon-fiber-composite-3d-printing-materials

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    Posted · Best material for a working prototype?

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    I have a Balcony Garden made with PVC pipes. 
    They need to hold the weight of the plants, and the water and are attached with a tiewrap. 

    I've printed these in Nylon and some TPU for grip. 
    This Nylon has hold up for 2.5 years now and has not failed me yet. 

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