1. For downloading SimTools plugins you need a Download Package. Get it with virtual coins that you receive for forum activity or Buy Download Package - We have a zero Spam tolerance so read our forum rules first.

    Buy Now a Download Plan!
  2. Do not try to cheat our system and do not post an unnecessary amount of useless posts only to earn credits here. We have a zero spam tolerance policy and this will cause a ban of your user account. Otherwise we wish you a pleasant stay here! Read the forum rules
  3. We have a few rules which you need to read and accept before posting anything here! Following these rules will keep the forum clean and your stay pleasant here. Do not following these rules will lead to permanent exclusion from this website: Read the forum rules.

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

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2018
    Messages:
    10
    Balance:
    193Coins
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0 / -0
    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

    Balance:
    Coins
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
  3. potatoes

    potatoes New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2020
    Messages:
    4
    Balance:
    41Coins
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0
    My Motion Simulator:
    Arduino
    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).