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XYZAidan

Compression Spring

by XYZAidan Oct 4, 2014
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I printed on it's side with a brim and it's worked well for a 3d printed lock I printed to explain lock picking.

would be nice to see some numerical description, like hooke's law with damping... i know, i a lot to ask, which i am a bit interested in experimenting with it myself!

Well why not go with a flexible material? I'm going to try a small spring made from alloy 910 nylon. So far this filament has been fantastic. very tough. many of the small parts I am making just wont work with abs. So i will let you know how that works

From my experience, Alloy 910 is not tremendously more flexible than PLA or ABS. I only made these springs out of those plastics, as it gave a nice springiness that could be manipulated by infill

You said that maybe using abs would be flexible and soft? I don't think so abs would be brittle and break easy.

I think you're thinking of PLA. ABS more soft and more flexible. Even so, I printed mine in PLA and they were fine.

You said this: as I'm concerned that ABS would be too flexible and soft, Alls I was trying to say that if using ABS would be to hard or stiff and would break easy especially when using it as a spring in whichever way.

Well considering a PLA spring doesn't break under the intended use I'm confused why you think ABS would

Im just speaking from my experience I made a square box and I accidently dropped it and it busted to pieces. That's all. I think that the pla will last a lot longer than the abs. Do you think I did something wrong when using the abs for that box that broke? Just asking.

It doesn't seem you're familiar with the differing attributes of ABS and PLA. ABS is significantly more flexible because of being softer; as a result it's stronger. The box you mentioned might not have had good layer adhesion, or a variety of other possible mishaps.