Originally Posted by ohiochris
Just how strong is the 3D printed stuff ?
Looking at the picture of the gray microphone stand ? or whatever it was , it strikes me that a handle for a straight shaft might not be all that different. Something that slides onto the shaft and is secured with a screw or something , turning any aluminum of fiber pole into a detector shaft. Then the control box can mount at the top. Just an idea that popped into my head while looking at this. I know nothing at all about 3D printing.
That was actually a rip of the XP Deus handle but swapped out to take normal size round shafts but still dock the deus remote. I thought it might be handy for someone with two coils trying to make a second detector, as the deus handle and shafts are crazy expensive.
It's as strong as you want it to be, in the CAD and slicer programs you determine the amount of infill. The stuff I printed in just PLA (plant based plastic) at 90 percent honeycomb infill I couldn't break in a vice hammering at it. For fun in the Middle East i printed an AR15 barrel, upper, and lower receiver and it held up 5 rounds before I got chicken.
But yeah, if you can think you can make it, only Ron into size problems.
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