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Posted on Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:43 pm
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That seems unlikely, 3D printing is still not an efficient process compared to traditional manufacturing. There are also serious design limitations with green sintered parts and the final product is never 100% as strong or even the same size as expected.


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Posted on Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:36 am
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They were discussing this in relation to parts which couldn't be manufactured in any other way and on thinking about it, that is one area that chainmaille parts seldom really suffer from.

So uneven shrinkage is an issue with 3D printed metal work? Kind of makes a mockery of showing a whole load of gear parts in that "documentary" then. Proper meshing is incredibly important when it comes to that kind of manufacturing.

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Posted on Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:33 pm
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I think the shrinkage is predictable enough for many purposes but yeah those are not likely going to be precision gears.


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Posted on Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:34 am
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For sheet weave experimentation I would tend to work with tubes woven form the weave in question, except the edge behavior was part of the testing. Finally, the results should be presented in a form similar to the 'denier number' used for yarns. Tallahassee Towing Partners

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