Another Mission Impossible

From: Ron Clemons (
Date: Tue Jun 05 2001 - 21:58:48 EEST

I'm sure every bureau gets their share of these, but.....I have a customer who needs some "choice plastic" protos, with very small detail for functional testing, and of course they don't want to spend a lot of money! Therefore, tooling/molding and fine-detail machining come to mind first. The standard RP methods have been ruled out because the teeth need to be fully filled and the strength requirements exceed the capabilities of the RP stuff. The customer is having low cost tooling done overseas, but wants some parts beforehand for testing. Any realistic realistic suggestions are welcomed.

"Ring Part"
* outer dims: 1.30"D x .180"H
* teeth: on top of ring, .046" base, .034" from base to apex
* ribs: .29" base x .009" apex
* material: nylon 6

"Tubular Part"
* outer dims: 1.135"D x 4.913L
* has threads on one end on the OD
* material ABS

Ron Clemons
Harvest Technologies
"Where Innovation Takes Shape"

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