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Which common 3D printing materials/methods will suitably replicate (with durability) this injection molded Polypropylene item?
Item to replicate via 3D Printing:
Club Handle - 5/6 image album (a few images are attached below as well)
Physics, Mechanics & Forces in play on object:
Usage Intent is not to create an Impact or Hit but to Flow in Circular motion like this: YouTube - 10 Best Indian Club Exercises
- Item with PCO 28 PET Threading
- 20 cm Length - Avg. 28 mm Diameter
Instead of me trying to figure out materials, I seek advice from experienced experts here.
Please advise and suggest on materials:
- Ideal top 3 materials recommended/ most suitable for this item?
- Other top 3 materials that are easier to get through "Entities" on 3dHubs?
- Add Thought: Is "negative" printing is the way to go (Sculpting, lathe, threading, CNC types)?
Note: The immediate answer people gave was to use PP printing, however I am looking for alternatives because PP printing is not common or easy to find nearby and expensive.
So I looked through these material guides which show different attributes and ratings for various parameters:
For example, Polypropylene - Simplify3D - Polypropylene
Polypropylene is great for high-cycle, low strength applications due to its fatigue resistance, semi-flexible, and lightweight characteristics.
Entire Material Lists looked at:
- Simplify3D - Ultimate 3D Printing Materials Guide
- Tinkercad - 3D Printing Materials Guide
- All3DP - 2018 3D Printing Materials Guide
- 3DPrinting.com - 3D Printer Materials Guide
- Shapeways - Materials for every stage of any project