Material for a peg

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Material for a peg

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Hi all
I need to 3D print a peg, it will act like pliers, see image. It needs to flex so the tips can close.
What material that is easily obtainable should I use, I don't think PLA will be good enough as it needs to flex without cracking.
With an opening of 5mm.
With an opening of 5mm.
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Well it's not as rigid but have you checked out Cheetah?

https://ninjatek.com/cheetah/

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Thanks Paul.
I think this may be a bit soft for my requirements at 95A but I'll investigate it a bit more.

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I decided to print the part in PLA just to get a feel for the size etc.
I found it flexed a lot better than I thought it would. In fact it's perfect for the job I have in mind for it.
It can flex quite a bit without a problem.
Thanks for the advice on the filament. I'll keep it mind for the future.
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Sounds like success!
I know there are some PLA's of varying strength. The ColorFabb I use is a PLA/PHA combination, which might make it a bit stronger.

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I use Sunlu PLA +. I don't know what the + means. I did up the temp of the hot end 10°C just to be sure.

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