Ceramic reinforced resin for 3D printing rugged ESK8 parts1 month, 2 weeks ago | 2 Replies
Faraday Motion brings together engineers, manufacturers and researchers from Denmark, Poland, Sweden and the United States who want to innovate on personal mobile devices. They are currently developing a modular personal electric car with an open platform that can control the movement of smartphone applications through movement. The prototype is based on a standard skateboard, but they’ve stripped most of the board completely, fitted it with a small motor and a whole new set of 3D-printed parts. A simple smar…
But, don’t get too excited, usually these products are just aesthetic improvements for remote control and other electronic parts housing, battery cases, fenders and wheel fenders, etc.
If you want to try it out, here’s the whole topic about 3D printing ESK8 parts:
In general, most 3D-printed ESK8 parts tend to be printed using FDM (Melt Deposition Modeling) printers, and these parts are non-structural, non-critical components. Use the most common filament The longest service life is ABS or nylon.Carbon fiber and glass fiber have special filaments that can be reinforced.
The obvious disadvantages and limitations inherent in FDM 3D-printed parts made from ordinary filaments (such as ABS) are that these 3D parts are not resistant to chemicals, cannot withstand high temperatures, and are not suitable for parts that require very strong or high tensile strength, such as motor mounts or motor pulleys. Or any object that must be reliably supported under the rider’s full load in combination with the torque of the motor.
Of course, there are some exceptions to this rule, and there are certainly some ESK8 manufacturers that have successfully 3D-printed pulleys using FDM 3D printers and ABS or nylon filamentsThe fact remains that you are at greater risk of injury if a 3D-printed part breaks too early and causes a malfunction, such as no brakes!So, for now, you won’t see 3D printed parts on any production board or high performance board.
LiqCreate, a Netherlands-based manufacturer of 3D printing materials, now offers a new type of superhard ceramic reinforced Composite resin called Composite-X.LiqCreate’s latest material is designed to be the strongest material in its engineering range and has an impressive bending modulus of over 9,000 MPa. After curing, the resin injected with the ceramic can become stronger, making it potentially useful in the production of heavier components