Need a strong material to make a Buckle Snap

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RiserDog
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Need a strong material to make a Buckle Snap

Postby RiserDog » Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:56 pm

Just wondering if anyone has printed those snap buckles that are on backpacks? Did you go with nylon? It needs to be stiff yet has to bend a little to work so not sure what material is best. Thanks. :)

EldRick
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Re: Need a strong material to make a Buckle Snap

Postby EldRick » Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:51 pm

ABS has both flexibility and strength, and is generally easier to print than nylon.

tja
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Re: Need a strong material to make a Buckle Snap

Postby tja » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:55 pm

I use PETG for this type of application. It is easy to print and combines good strength with some flexibility

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ocelot27
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Re: Need a strong material to make a Buckle Snap

Postby ocelot27 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:50 pm

Taulman Bridge nylon is very good - excellent layer adhesion, strength and some flexibility. Print on PEI or glass at 45° with glue stick. Dry the crap out of it first...


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