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Question Real Benefits from CNC over 3d Print parts for SFX 100 ?

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by Extremier, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. Extremier

    Extremier New Member

    Jul 18, 2018
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    My Motion Simulator:
    Motion platform
    Is there a real benefit from CNC parts over 3D printed parts for SFX 100 project build?
    Friend of mine could help me doing the usual 3d parts.. but CNC machined..
    Of course this will cost some extra money and time...
    Will this extra effort be real worth?
    Thanks a lot.
  2. Ads Master

    Ads Master

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  3. potatoes

    potatoes New Member

    Mar 30, 2020
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    My Motion Simulator:
    If you choose a tough yet strong filament (PETG, HIPS, Nylon, or similar), you can produce printed parts with mechanical properties similar to the ones of CNC-machined parts. This means most parts of your SFX 100 project can be easily built using a 3D printer. 3D printing is, indeed, quick and cost-effective. No wonder, that lots of users have been using it to produce a lot of components of their simulators (here are some examples https://top3dshop.com/find-3d-model/?q=motion platform simulator).
    Otherwise, for larger quantities CNC is likely to be more appropriate (and maybe convenient).