|BigE73 Wrote:Looks a lot like a model that was posted on Thingiverse:
As for using rare-earth magnets in the way you describe; I don't think it will work. maybe to make the whole model levitate; but it will take many test prints, and a lot of tweaking. more likely, the parts will all stick together in odd ways using magnets; they won't just float in place.
If I were designing this; I would integrate natural PLA or T-glase prints to fill in the negative space... that, or make sockets to use short lengths of natural PLA or clear T-glase filament to act as assembly pins. similar results... less hassle.
Just my two cents.
Yeah, I see the potential for the magnetic fields to interact with each other in strange ways. I've purchased a few packages of these magnets and played around with their proximity. In order for them to affect each other they need to be fairly close so this gives me hope that their placement is sound. *testing will hopefully prove this to be correct*
I like your idea for using clear or very small support binders. I think the Medicom Reco uses this method of binding all parts together in a clear intersecting wall.
The idea behind this project is to create a more accurate model that is based on some found blueprints and keep all pieces separate so you can assemble/disassemble it.
Once the parts are put into a sprue system then I'll pull the trigger and order one. This should be by friday.
Definitely appreciate your critique! let's keep the discussion rolling