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Old 01-10-2011, 04:24 PM
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Nice. How's the smashed finger doing?
It is coming along nicely. Other than the first night and whenever I bump it on something, it hasn't hurt too bad . . . but that may be because it is dead or something.

Do you want to see a picture of it ?
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Old 01-10-2011, 05:14 PM
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Maybe some Nakman nylon?
I don't know what these cost to buy or what you have into them, but that part looks pretty big and not very complex to make it attractive for direct print nylon. However you could injection mold that, RIM mold that, maybe even blow or roto mold that.. imagine a cafeteria tray, or a license plate frame. Do you have it designed in CAD? Would need to get shelled out with more universal wall thicknesses.. I could likely source tooling for you if you need it.. but figure at least a couple-few grand in a tool, then whatever the part price is... quantities kinda need to be up there to justify. Send me a PM if you want to go down that path..

For just a few, I kind of like the elegance of the wood!
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nakman, thanks for the thought but I don't see demand justifying it. An awful lot of guys just love their strap wrenches and that is fine. Between our hands and feet, we could count how many of these I've sold to date.

Is direct print nylon anything like stereo lithography (which I messed with in college for fast prototyping) ?
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OK, I need one of those. With the pour spout cut out. PM me the details please
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They are sweet. I almost want to buy some scepters just to have the tool
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They are sweet. I almost want to buy some scepters just to have the tool
That guy on MUD still has a few pair left. If he still has some tomorrow I might get a couple more.
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Yeah it's a lot like Stereolithography, conceptually they do the same thing. Sintering uses a fine powder instead of a liquid epoxy, and uses a laser's heat to selectively melt, while SLA uses the laser's light of selectively UV-cure. They both build in layers, etc.
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Do you want to see a picture of it ?
I'll trade you with a still jpeg from my MRI showing my partially torn PCL.
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I've revised the wrench and made the following changes:
1) Added 1/2" to the length
2) Produced using 1" HDPE plastic or laminated Baltic birch
3) Added two relief notches to prevent bending the cap retainer strap when pushed down in the cap
4) Added a hole at each end for hanging or whatever

Regardless whether these are made of wood or plastic, either one is way stronger than necessary to remove the most stubborn cap.

In addition, I may be interested in finding a couple of companies to sell them for me. Since there is no laminating of material, sanding or finishing I may be able to price them a bit lower than the wood versions. Please let me know what you think.

For anyone with a wood version, if you want a HDPE version send me a PM and I'll take care of you.



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