In the past I have had professionals make the attached part from a polycarbonate type material. A very stiff/strong material is required, but not really the heat resistance of Polycarbonate.
I’d like to consider making more of these parts myself as it APPEARS that the machine could quickly pay for itself.
But, in reading up on things, it appears that this part is quite large and challenging. I’m very much interested in the thoughts of the people with experience to know if this is biting off too much for this machine/process. I’m happy to spend 2-3months learning with much more realistic and small projects, but eventually it is this part that is driving the need to get into 3D printing at all.
It looks like the structure that would need to support this part while being made might be a challange? How would you orient it if the goal was to have the the “slot” as smooth as possible?
Thanks for your thoughts!
Lower Track Radius.stl (713 KB)