Dynamic Friction Coefficient

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3D Printing - Functional Prototyping Solutions - Dynamic Friction Coefficient

Simulate the mechanical function of your end products by 3D printing parts using PolyJet photopolymers while considering precise dynamic friction coefficients. This can be done all in a single build.

Friction is the resistance that one surface or object encounters when moving over another. The friction coefficient of a prototype’s surface simulates the end product’s mechanical properties. A well–designed prototype that takes friction into consideration will have an improved grip for the end user, reduced part wear, simulated movement functionality and sliding abilities. These characteristics in a prototype give it a high competitive advantage.

How it Works?

How can we create a product taking into consideration the friction of the parts, especially if the product has different friction for different ares on the product? Since the technology used at Proto3000 enables the property to print several materials in one build, then the varying frictions can also be accomplished.

The Proto3000 Advantage 

Proto3000 can provide you with the constant advise and expertise at every step of design,testing and production of your product. Below you will find tips with regard to dynamic friction coefficient in prototypes. Not to mention that we also make the systems and tools available for you to use throughout your journey.

Contact the Proto3000 Services Team for further information on how we can help you with this solution. If you want to speak to a LIVE PERSON - CALL 1-888-88-PROTO (77686). 

The Connex printing systems now creates what was impossible or costly to prototype. Its ability to print several materials in one build process, allows Connex systems to produce prototypes with varying friction areas on one given part. Users determine the friction coefficients for different areas of a given part according to the load factor. Consequently, Connex systems save time and money by providing an easy solution for prototyping complex parts whose dynamic friction coefficients can be tested in a single build process.


Tips for Dynamic Friction Coefficient Prototying

  • Save your design in separate STL files according to the different parts. This is recommended for flexible areas, as well as for rigid parts. Later the parts can be printed in different color tones to visually separate areas of the model.

  • Label each part with its relevant shore value. Labeling will help you later easily determine which shore values received the highest score in your evaluation criteria tests.

  • Design you model in such a manner to enable the mounting of flexible parts on your full assembly of rigid and flexible parts. You can then use the Connex ability to print up to nine different materials in one build process and then assemble each part on the model for evaluation.

  • Coating: Use the Objet Studio software to coat parts with various thicknesses from 0.3-3mm with one mouse click. You may use any one of the different Digital Materials as the coating material.

  • To avoid disengagements, design the model so the rigid material extrudes as a thin core into the flexible one. This creates a connection that can withstand repeated flexing and bending.

 

The Technology Used for Creating 3D Printed Concept Models 

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology 

Using FDM technology allows affordability and durability by printing concept models with production-grade thermoplastics. 
FDM 3D Printers are office friendly and they produce small models in hours and large models in days. The FDM printed models can be drilled, sanded and painted according to your preference to create a perfect finishing of your prototype. 

     

PolyJet 3D Printing Technology

As a 3D printing process, this technology produces amazingly realistic models. The printing technology builds accurate models by incorporating multiple materials into one automated part to create prototypes that look and feel like finished products. With fine details, smooth surfaces, rigid housings, soft-touch buttons, lettering, rubberlike seals and even clear components, your models can look the part at a trade show, a presentation or even during a sales pitch. 


 

 

 

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