Have you used PET filament? Does it work?

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MillionWavesProject
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Have you used PET filament? Does it work?

Postby MillionWavesProject » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:11 pm

Has anyone tried PET to make a hand? Curious if it works.

TIA!

airscapes
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Re: Have you used PET filament? Does it work?

Postby airscapes » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:48 pm

not sure anyone still reads this but yes, I used PETG for some of the parts of the and and the pins. Worked well but was a problem for the thumb adjuster pin. This was on the v2 hand. When messing with the hand (was an approval hand) I tired to pick up something very heavy and the fishing line CUT through the end of the adjuster like a knife. The PETG is soft in comparison to ABS and PLA but flexible. This makes is a great plastic for many mechanic part but that adjuster has a very small amount of plastic between the end of the pin and the hole.. I reprinted this adjuster in EPA nylon which I think I will use try out for all pins on my next approval hand.
Hope that helps someone!

Everything white is PETG, Black is ABS and red and gray PLA
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