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Where to find information on 'fast' or 'professional' 3D printers?

3D printing may absolutely be a viable technology for what you are trying to achieve. The term you should search online is printing farm or 3D printing farm. A typical farm looks like this. The ...
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Where to find information on 'fast' or 'professional' 3D printers?

Since your company specializes in small objects, SLA printers seem to be a good choice, since it has better detail but small printing area. However, SLA printers tend to require lots of post ...
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3D printing for storage card shell?

Typically, for FDM, the resolution is different for height compared with the x-y plane. In x-y, you will be constrained by the nozzle diameter (0.4mm is common), which effectively quantises your wall ...
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3D printing for storage card shell?

With the experience I have with my 3d printer you can make (almost) everything you can draw with it. 0.6mm parts can be 3d printed but will not be very strong though. For joining the 2 halves when ...
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Convert model to "skeleton / prototype" model for quick real world "Proof of Concept"

There are techniques to remove material from an exiting model to create less dense models (like in a skeleton). One such a technique is applying Voronoi tessellation (also known as a Voronoi ...
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RetinaCreate Optimal Rotation

Optimal rotation can be considered from different perspectives. For example as little support as possible. This way app tries to orient object so as much surface as possible doesn't overhang and ...
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Ball valve to be prototyped

Hey why to make it soooo sophisticated and poor? Air valve cannot be designed with 2 stiff elements - it will never work. Make the air your friend but not the enemy. Use old good rubber (silicone) "...
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3D printing for storage card shell?

I print such parts by embedding the PCB directly in the print during the printing process: after the bottom part has been printed, there's a print pause gcode, the printer stops and beeps, I insert ...
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Ball valve to be prototyped

As mentioned above in the comments, this really isn't a good application of 3D Printing. At least, not with expectation that it functions. I'd suggest using 3D printing to verify other dimensions and ...
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Best way to make a new model for custom part printing?

Use a CAD software Whenever you need to make a part fit given dimensions, it is best to set those. There are tons of Computer Aided Design software packages around, starting at free and ending at ...
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Best way to make a new model for custom part printing?

Use software specifically designed for making parts with specific dimensions and then measure exactly what you need and design from the measurements. I use Freecad for this sort of thing but there are ...
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Material for printing electric device prototype

This highly depends on the design. With standoffs and some distance to any hot surface, pretty much all materials can work as an enclosure, as long as you make sure to have enough cooling capacity ...
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Material for printing electric device prototype

If you are using powered MCUs (like an ESP32) or more powerful processing (such as a Raspberry Pi), you should not allow the processor to get hot without some additional passive (heatsinks) or active (...
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