Mounting the mock-up esc enclosure on a very ‘special’ test sled. Bonus, I’ll test petg and abs printed hubs from @Tanuki. In reality, I’ve already skated nylon cf versions of these hubs and they are fine if printed well.
For ESC’s, I’ve installed a crescent wrench I found on the road and old pliers I permanently borrowed from someone. The point here is, the total ESC enclosure unit weighs in at a hair over 6 lbs, 2.75 kg.
@glyphiks besides throwing it off the roof at the end, I plan on putting a lead on it and dragging it all over the place. George is going to help. Got any suggestions? I might load the board with a 30lbs brake caliper.
This ‘testing’ has plenty of holes. It was substantial really only to me. I felt how hard it hit ledges, and I’m not about to pull out the accelerometer and raspberry pi off my klippered cr10 (which I did finally get input shaping working) and put it on the test sled.
The enclosure weight was 6 lbs. if your ESC enclosure weighs that much, WTF are you putting in it?
I wouldn’t trust someone else’s 3d printed claims of durability unless I could touch and use the part myself.
I am reassured by the following:
-AT boards have inherent dampening which improves printed parts resistance to shear forces
-the part did not break on layer lines, it shattered. I bet a good nylon like taulman would do better.
-this was not a high infill part, it was a draft.
-it survived the donut laps and stairs which is how I might actually ride. The roof fall is not how I ride.
This experiment satisfied my expectations for printed feasibility.
You should look into some of the metal rails used for PLCs and see if those will fit what you want. The PLC I’ve used was kind of heavy and yet it stayed on the rail without issue in a lab environment and they’re designed for heavy vibration environments too.
At the very least you can steal some design ideas from those existing systems to improve what you’re making.
That looks like the name used for them, so yes. I had troubles getting some parts on the damn things but also I have trash hands so that might have made them seem like a stronger mount.?
Although some of the hardware used could still be slid around side to side depending on what mechanism they used to hold onto the rail. It was usually the smaller parts that were less than an inch wide that would let you slide them side to side if needed. The heavy parts didn’t budge at all once on the rail.
Ok if you’re looking to make duper super strong print.
PC is brittle above it’s characteristics so I’m not surprised it just broke like that.
For a rigid solid print, SUNLU PLA+ then you can add UV proof varnish or epoxy resin. With a small nozzle you will keep good size and all.
Based on the design it will retain some minimal flex, not enough for functional deformation but enough against impacts.
As reference I skated a dummy part only made of PLA+ with metal bolts and wheels with Zealous bearings and metal spacers. It didn’t break with human weight and leg strength. I didn’t trust it enough to jump on it tho because it was not meant for jumps.
Still, was convincing enough to proof design before going to aluminum machining!
Sooo I found it to be more resilient than printed PC but that was only my experience.
Yeah that’s not been my experience at all. As soon as it gets above like 90 degrees PLA+ softens just enough and screws pull through. I have direct relevant experience with this and went through PLA+, PETG, and settled on PC after how garbage my roll of nylon was that I got.
As far as I know none of my testers have broken my PC part yet, but time will tell. I use PLA+ in other parts of the design, including the baseplate, and designed right, it’s an excellent material. It can deform in the summer though if spanning large horizontal spaces that are exposed to the sun.