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What material best to use for press fit parts?

PLA and nylon deform over time under stress ("creep"), therefore they will get loose(r) and will snap less effectively together. See what happens to clips after one day of stretching (...
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What material best to use for press fit parts?

A flexible material, such as PETG or ABS, is probably the best. PLA is brittle, especially after absorbing moisture, and probably would crack under continued use. Nylon is good, but not easy to use. ...
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What material best to use for press fit parts?

If you're aiming for a Lego-like snap fit, look at Lego parts to see how they work. Using the right material is important, but using it the right way is at least as important. Lego bricks are made so ...
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Are Fusion 360 drawings sufficient to design and enforce tolerance in a hole of a solid?

Besides offsetting the clearances you want into models, you can and should also calibrate your printer to compensate for included holes - because often inner holes are solved to be smaller than ...
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What material best to use for press fit parts?

PETG, ABS and NYLON would work great for press-fit or snap-fit connections. If you really can't build a (cardboard) enclosure I would go for PETG as it has good repeatable mechanical properties and ...
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Are Fusion 360 drawings sufficient to design and enforce tolerance in a hole of a solid?

This seems like a tolerance press fit problem and similar to what you will find if you try the same using normal machining operations on a lathe or milling machine. I print 3 mm clearance fit holes on ...
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